The mention of Snow White in my first post called to mind an episode from my childhood. When I was about 7 or 8, certainly while I was still in Lower School the annual production was Snow White. I was asked by my teacher to play the lead! Due to the fact that I had 'the look'.
Being shy & humble I graciously declined in favour of a less high profile role with less lines.
I ended up being a tree.
I wonder what my career path would have been had I not been that tree but a Princess instead?