Princess Audrey is the secondary antagonist and supporting character in the movie Descendants and later serves as the main antagonist of Descendants 3. She is the daughter of Aurora and Prince Phillip.
Naturally royal and extremely confident, she is the ex-girlfriend of Prince Ben and the cheerleading captain at Auradon Prep with a knack for fashion. She is also known to have been the most popular princess in school before Mal arrived. She is also best friends with Lonnie and Jane.
When the children of the villains come to Auradon Prep, she's the least accepting of the four, and especially suspicious of Mal due to Ben's attention to her. On a Tourney match, Audrey is completely dismayed to hear that Ben has dumped her for Mal and uses Chad Charming as rebound, but it doesn't work.
On Family Day, Audrey's grandmother, Queen Leah, finds out that Maleficent's daughter has arrived in Auradon and is especially dismayed due to the haunting memories, with Chad adding to the scorn. The tension turns violent until Evie sprays him with a sleeping potion. Audrey then taunts Mal with Jane, prompting the girl to undo the magic she had previously performed on Jane to make her hair long and beautiful, to scare away her bullies.
On Ben's coronation, Audrey stands on the sideline and witnesses Mal convinces her friends to choose the side of good instead of evil and the defeat of her mother, Maleficent. She and Mal then bow to each other out of respect, their parents' history seemingly behind their shoulders. She then participates in the after-party, singing "Set It Off" with her friends and dancing with Jay.
Audrey returns in the animated short series Descendants: Wicked World, voiced by Sarah Jeffery, who also portrayed her in the live-action film.
Unlike in the film series, she stays in Auradon following the events of Ben's coronation and is friends with Mal and Evie, even though their antics can sometimes get on her nerves. In addition, she is also jealous of how much attention the Villain Kids are getting.
Throughout the series, she has grown accustomed to being prone to magical mishaps, such as getting hit by exploding cupcakes or having her hair look awful by a failed magic makeover, and getting magically teleported to the Isle of the Lost. She also is shown to be rule-abiding to a fault, refusing to partake in thievery and vandalism when dared. Despite her initial hesitation about Freddie Facilier joining Auradon, she comes to work together with her and their other friends.
Audrey appears at the end of the first episode, covered in molten cupcakes. Later on, when Mal does a terrible portrait of her to work things out, somebody catches it on camera and posts it, leaving Ben and Mal shocked. In the third episode, Audrey gets a terrible makeover by Jane, who had first discovered that she could do magic. Later on, when various crimes had been happening around Auradon, Audrey along with the other AKs had been accusing Mal and the other VKs of plotting something, until CJ revealed herself to be the one who committed them.
Though she becomes mistrustful of Mal in the second season due to her jewel being cursed and a new VK named Zevon, who crashed the Jewel-bilee and stolen all of the VK's jewels while holding Jafar's Snake Staff, she eventually came to realize the context behind Mal's actions and openly apologizes to her, even revealing that she dedicated the Jewel-bilee and her musical number to the VKs.
Audrey does not appear in the sequel, but she is mentioned several times. According to Jane, it's revealed that Audrey went on a spa vacation with Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather. Later on, she calls Chad Charming to tell him that she got a flat tire at Sherwood Forest.
Wearing a brand new outfit and new look, Audrey attends an announcement Ben has to make alongside Chad and her grandmother. She witnesses Ben ask Mal to be his queen, much to her dismay. Audrey is then berated by Queen Leah, who reminds her she was supposed to be Ben's queen and that her mother Aurora was able to hold on to a prince in her sleep, which makes things even harder for Audrey.
That evening, Audrey is in tears as she writes in her diary and draws a picture of herself as queen and getting old memories of her and Ben before Mal came. Wanting to become queen of Auradon by force, she declares that she will no longer be good and steals the Queen's crown and gets beckoned by Maleficent's scepter, in addition to giving herself a more villainous look. She begins her evil deeds by confronting Mal and turning her into an old hag, and she also crashes Jane's birthday and puts everyone to sleep, recruiting Chad as her lackey. As Audrey's misdeeds end up on the news, she confronts Ben as well. He tries to appeal to her by telling her he'll forgive her if she hands over the scepter, but Audrey enraged that he doesn't realize he's the one who should be requiring forgiveness from her, transforms him into a beast.
As Mal, Evie, Jay, and Carlos are forced to team up with Uma, Harry Hook, and Gil, Audrey watches everything from her scepter and controls knight armor to attack them, but this fails, and so does an attempt to imprison them in Evie's cottage. Chad annoys Audrey by talking too much, resulting in her imprisoning him in a closet.
Audrey turns Ben, Evie, Jay, and Carlos into stone, which she had also done to Fairy Godmother, and captures Celia Facilier at the top of the school. She fights Mal, who has turned into her dragon form, with Maleficent's scepter, but Mal fights back with Hades' ember, which had been powered by Uma. Audrey struggles against Mal and is ultimately defeated, knocking her unconscious and waking everyone up and freeing those who had been turned into stone.
With the help of Hades, Mal's father, Audrey is awakened from her deep sleep. Freed from the corrupting influence Maleficent's scepter gave her, Audrey tearfully apologizes to Mal and Ben for everything, who apologizes to her back, while Leah apologizes to Mal. Having turned good once again, Audrey celebrates as Mal takes down the Isle's barrier and creates a bridge from it to Auradon, singing and dancing with Chad, and then Harry.
Audrey makes her first appearance in the eighteenth chapter. Unlike her film self, Audrey appears to be more of an airhead. She was raised a bit more isolated from the world, albeit in a different sense because her mother wanted nothing more than to give Audrey a perfect childhood free of anything evil and loveless. Ben goes to visit her after his failure at the Royal Council meeting. It's during this time that Ben starts to see they don't share much in common and that this was their first real conversation.
Audrey appears early on the Tourney field at the Auradon Knights' practice. She mostly remains a minor character as she stays in the background, completely unaware of what was transpiring around Auradon. Mal uses magic to make her hair resemble Audrey's as she is leaving for the Isle of the Lost with her friends after receiving an anonymous message from the island.
- Audrey is the complete opposite of her mother. While her mother is sweet and kind, Audrey is self-absorbed, which Belle points out.
- In the doll merchandises and animated shorts, Audrey has lighter brown hair and lighter skin tone.
- Audrey's main color is pink, associated with femininity and her princess motif.
- Audrey is the only princess in the entire main cast.
- Audrey's absence from Descendants 2 has been confirmed on Twitter.
- In Return to the Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel, it is revealed that she and Jay are the only AK and VK that did not end up together despite having shared a dance together at the end of the movie, as she is revealed to still be dating Chad.
- The book Freddie's Shadow Cards indicates that she is the lead alto in the Auradon Acapella group.
- Her name means "noble strength".
- Audrey's color scheme of blue and pink is a reference to Flora and Merryweather fighting over the color for her mother's birthday gown, though Audrey favors the color pink more.
- Audrey has her own short story before the threequel, called Audrey's Royal Return.
- Audrey is the only character from the original cast that did not return to the first sequel. Chad, Lonnie, and Jane, however, did return.