But having two young children of her own means she's a lot more critical towards fairytales these days.
In an interview with Parents magazine, the 38-year-old revealed she reads to daughter Delta, 3½, and son Lincoln, 5½ every night before bed.
“It’s truly my favorite part of the day," she said.
The actress added that she uses this time as an opportunity to talk to her kids about certain issues.
“Every time we close Snow White I look at my girls and ask, ‘Don’t you think it’s weird that Snow White didn’t ask the old witch why she needed to eat the apple? Or where she got that apple?’ I say, ‘I would never take food from a stranger, would you?’ And my kids are like, ‘No!’ And I’m like, ‘Okay, I’m doing something right,’ ” Bell recalled.
She has also started an open discussion with her children about consent.
“Don’t you think that it’s weird that the prince kisses Snow White without her permission?" Bell says she told them. "Because you cannot kiss someone if they’re sleeping!”
The doting mum added that, “I look at my child’s brain like a hungry stomach — I have to feed it every day. Even if I’m rushed, I have to feed their brain just like I feed their belly.”
Bell isn't the only Hollywood mother to address the issue either.
Appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Keira Knightley revealed that she won't let her daughter Edie, 3, watch certain Disney movies because they portray the wrong message.
"Cinderella - banned," the mum said.
The 33-year-old added, "Because, you know, she waits around for a rich guy to rescue her. Don't. Rescue yourself."