Arista loves the color red. She has a red-pink tail with a matching seashell bra and long, blonde hair tied in a sloppy ponytail. In extension media released from 1989 onwards, she is the third daughter of King Triton. She is given a distinct personality in the television series, where she has a wavy pollyanna and is shown as having a conflict of ideals with the adventurous Ariel. In the episode "Beached", Arista and Ariel have to work together despite their constant arguing to protect the castle. Arista confesses that she always secretly envied Ariel's adventurous lifestyle. In the episode "Trident True", when she tries to put on her lipstick, she gets upset by having too much of it. She is the only sister who appears in the episode "Against The Tide". In the series, Arista is voiced by the late Mary Kay Bergman. In the prequel film, where she is voiced by Grey DeLisle, she has light blue eyes, lighter and neater blonde hair than in the original film, and does not have such a difficult relationship with Ariel unlike the series but it is with Aquata instead, even being the first of her sisters to ask Ariel if she can come along to the Catfish Club. She quickly discovers a passion for playing music, and towards the end of the film joins the Catfish Club band. In the broadway musical, she is portrayed by Cathryn Basile with bright red hair with a big flower decorated on it, a teal tail and a red seashell bra. Her name is derived from the word "aristocrat".