Belle Gold (née French), briefly known as Lacey, is a fictional character in ABC's television series Once Upon a Time. She is portrayed by Emilie de Ravin, who became a series regular in the second season and onwards after making recurring appearances in the first season, and has become a fan favorite since her debut. She is both based on the character from Beauty and the Beast by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, and the Disney princess of the 1991 film of the same name. Emilie de Ravin remained a series regular until the show’s sixth season. De Ravin departed the main cast at the conclusion of the sixth season, returning as a guest star for the fourth episode of the seventh season to bring the character some closure, solidified during a final appearance in the show's series finale.