10 fascinating facts about Cinderella

March 17, 2015 4:08 PM

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1. Shake it up, shake it up - No fairy godmother exists in the Brothers Grimm story. Two white pigeons come to Cinderella's aid, and she goes to the tree she planted on her mother's grave, shakes it and makes a wish. That's according to "The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm" translated and edited by Jack Zipes.

2. Ouch! - In the Grimm fairy tale, the stepmother hands one of her daughters a knife and suggests she cut off a piece of her foot so she can squeeze it into the golden slipper. She slices off part of her heel but her bloody shoe gives away the deception. The other sister cuts part of her toes but s...

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