20 Famous People Who Were the Inspiration behind Your Favorite Characters

11Jungle Book vultures-The Beatles

This could be the most interesting of all. In the 1967 adaptation of Disney’s Jungle Book, the four funny vultures were inspired by none other than British pop group “The Beatles’. Looking at the vultures closely, you will see the features of John, Paul, George, and Ringo.

Jungle Book vultures-The Beatles

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12Shrek- Maurice Tillet

We all loved the antics of the friendly green Ogre Shrek and his wacky companions like “donkey”. Well, Shrek was inspired from the looks of Maurice Tillet the French professional wrestler also known as “The French Angel”.

Shrek- Maurice Tillet

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13Dennis the Menace-Dennis Lloyd Ketcham

Dennis “the Menace’ Mitchell was fashioned after none other than creator Hank Ketcham’s own son Dennis Lloyd Ketcham. The boy was exactly like his cartoon counterpart and it was when Ketcham’s wife shouted “Your son’s a menace’, a comic star was born.

Dennis the Menace-Dennis Lloyd Ketcham

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14Popeye-Frank “Rocky” Fiegel

It’s clear to see who Popeye gets his looks from. All you have to do is look at this picture of Rocky and the resemblance is uncanny. Cartoonist Elzie Crisler drew the famous spinach-eating muscle man sailor from the likeness of Rocky who was also a sailor who loved fighting and smoking pipes.

Popeye-Frank “Rocky” Fiegel

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15Tinker bell-Margaret Kerry

Tinker Bell is the famous fairy character in J.M.Barrie’s classic Peter Pan created in 1904. When Disney adapted it for their 1953 animation movie, they modeled the character after actress Margaret Kerry. The news that Tinker Bell was modeled after Marilyn Monroe were just rumors.

Tinker bell-Margaret Kerry

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