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This article focuses on the Enchanted Forest character Briar Rose, the Sleeping Beauty.
For her daughter, see Aurora.
For the fairytale, see Sleeping Beauty (Fairytale).

Yes, it was about the same age you were when that Sleeping Beauty got the best of you, my dear Maleficent.
—The Evil Queen to Maleficent src

Queen Briar Rose, also known as Sleeping Beauty,[2] is a character on ABC's Once Upon a Time. She is first mentioned in the second episode of the first season.

Briar Rose is based on the titular character from the fairytale, "Sleeping Beauty". She also shares some aspects with Queen Leah from the Disney film, Sleeping Beauty.


Before First Curse

Briar Rose, having incurred Maleficent's wrath, is cursed by her into an eternal sleep before King Stefan awakens her with true love's kiss. While Maleficent falls into ruin, destroyed by her failed revenge, King Stefan and Briar Rose marry and have a daughter named Aurora. Years later, when their daughter is set to wed Prince Phillip, King Stefan seeks to get rid of Maleficent permanently to keep Aurora safe from her. Instead, Maleficent regains her lost ability to morph into a dragon and attacks the king, but the latter managed to survive. Later, the dragoness gains retribution against Briar Rose by cursing Aurora into an eternal sleep. ("Enter the Dragon")


Briar Rose
King Stefan
Prince Phillip


  • Solid lines denote blood relationships
  • Dashed lines denote marriage relationships that result in offspring



  1. In "Tallahassee", Aurora claims that she has "no loved ones" left, which may or may not indicate that Briar Rose is dead. Therefore, her current status is unknown.

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