Tiger Lily (Peter Pan)
|Peter Pan character|
1907 illustration of Tiger Lily by Oliver Herford
|First appearance||Peter and Wendy (1904)|
|Created by||J. M. Barrie|
|Portrayed by||Miriam Nesbitt (UK first stage 1904 production) |
Margaret Gordon (US first 1905 production)
Anna May Wong (1924 film)
Carsen Gray (2003 film)
Rooney Mara (Pan)
Sara Tomko (Once Upon a Time)
|Voiced by||Cree Summer (Peter Pan and the Pirates)|
|Family||Great Big Little Panther (father)|
Tiger Lily is the daughter of Great Big Little Panther, the chief of the Piccanniny tribe, the fictional tribe of Native Americans living in Neverland. Barrie describes her as "a princess in her own right. The most beautiful of dusky Dianas and the belle of the Piccaninnies, coquettish, cold and amorous by turns." She is apparently old enough to be married, but refuses any suitors because of her feelings towards Peter. She is jealous of Wendy and Tinker Bell. Tiger Lily is kidnapped by Captain Hook and his pirates but is rescued by Peter Pan.
In other mediaEdit
In the Disney animated film of the same name, Captain Hook kidnaps Tiger Lily which leads her father Big Chief to suspect that the Lost Boys were responsible. Hook leaves her to drown at Skull Rock, but she is saved by Peter, who brings her back to her tribe. While the Indians celebrate, Wendy becomes jealous of how Tiger Lily is flirting with Peter.
In Cheshire Crossing, an older Tiger Lily is responsible for saving Wendy's life after she is stabbed, both having previously been romantically involved.
Tiger Lily appears in Peter Pan & the Pirates voiced by Cree Summer. She and her brother Hard-to-Hit sometimes tag along with and aid their friends Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, the Darling children and the Lost Boys on their many adventures.
Tiger Lily appears in Once Upon a Time portrayed by Sara Tomko. In this version, she started out as a fairy that was the fairy godmother to a baby Rumplestiltskin and a friend of the Blue Fairy. At some point, Tiger Lily gave up her fairy wings and relocated to Neverland where she had a history with Captain Hook.
She is the protagonist of the book Tiger Lily written by Jodi Lynn Anderson (2012), told from the point of view of Tinker Bell.
Canadian actress Alyssa Wapanatahk will be portraying Tiger Lily in the upcoming film Peter Pan and Wendy.
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