Paige O'Hara

American actress

Donna Paige Helmintoller (later known as Paige O'Hara; born May 10, 1956) is an American actress, singer, voice actress and painter. She began her career as a Broadway actress in 1983. That year, she played Ellie May Chipley in the musical Show Boat. In 1991 she had her first movie act in Disney's Beauty and the Beast. She voiced the heroine Belle in the movie and its follow-ups.[1]

Paige O'Hara
O'Hara at GalaxyCon Minneapolis in 2019
Donna Paige Helmintoller

(1956-05-10) May 10, 1956 (age 68)
EducationNova High School
Alma materParkway Middle School of the Arts
  • Actress
  • voice actress
  • singer
  • painter
Years active1983–present
Michael Piontek (m. 1995)
AwardsDisney Legend (2011)

O'Hara was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


  1. "Paige O'Hara voice of Belle, Recalls Magic". Catholic Philly. Retrieved January 4, 2021.