The Dark and Dirty History of Sleeping Beauty
It's time to wake up. Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen may have named their daughter Briar Rose as a nod to Disney's animated classic, but the story of Sleeping Beauty isn't the sweet fairy tale you might have thought it was. With its initial narrative as a disturbing Italian folktale and a history that includes an erotic novel series and Disney's most frightening villainess, happily ever after it isn't. Find out more about the intriguing and sometimes dark evolution of the Sleeping Beauty story over time.