Well, if ever there was a woman as opposed to a girl, it’d be Ursula, but “girl” is such an all encompassing term for the wide age range of the Disney ladies, it gets to stay.
The Little Mermaid came out when I was maybe 12 or 13. In other words, long past the stage when animated sea monsters should have ceased being scary. And yet Ursula scared the CRAP out of me. She was so menacing, both physically and in her attitude – a real wears-the-pants kind of lady. Assuming, you know, she had legs.