Olivia Flaversham
Background information
Feature films The Great Mouse Detective
Television programs A Poem Is...
Video games Basil, the Great Mouse Detective
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Animators Mark Henn
Voice Susanne Pollatschek (1986)
Noah Cyrus (speaking, 2004-2013)
Vivienne Jolie-Pitt (speaking, 2014-present)
Alyson Stoner (singing, 2004-present)
Performance model
Designer Walt Disney
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name Olivia Emily Flaversham
Other names Flaversham girlie, Liv, Livia, Livs, Livvy, Miss Flaversham, The Flaversham girl
Origin story
Personality Sweet, brave, caring, cute, stubborn, kind, rambunctious, innocent, curious, beautiful
Appearance Small and slender mouse, 5 years old, pale yellow or tan fur (which resembles a dirty blonde to light brown color), small white bucktooth, curvy pink ears, chocolate brown eyes, dark red heart-shaped nose, thin black eyebrows, round head, both little hands and feet
(in her former traditional form) red hair-bow, both white panties and socks, black Mary Jane shoes, white collar with a forest green or navy blue bow, light blue or light pink long-sleeved shirt, blue or pink miniskirt with a red plaid pattern
(in her current traditional form) red hair-bow, both white panties and socks, black Mary Jane shoes, both white blouse with short, puffy sleeves and frilly, knee-length bloomers, blue sleeveless dress
(in her outing form) blue or pink coat, blue or pink tam-o'-shanter with a red or fuchsia pom-pom and both black or purple ribbon and brim, baby blue scarf with a red plaid pattern
(as a member of the Rescue Aid Society) both red hat and scarf, barefoot
(as a guest of the Brisby family's house) either completely nude or blue miniskirt with a red plaid pattern, barefoot
(in her mermaid form) Baby blue tank top, blue mertail with clear baby blue fins
(in her Sunday form) both mint-turquoise frilly dress and garden-style hat, periwinkle-blue bloomers, shoes, and necklace
(in her swimming form) blue one-piece swimsuit with baby blue polka dots, plain blue hair-bow, barefoot
(in her bedtime form) both baby blue footy pajamas and hair-bow
(in her reunion form with Fievel) both light yellow glittering tank dress and hair-bow, barefoot
(in her party form) light blue party dress, shoes, bloomers, hair-bow, and beaded necklace; carries a light blue silk purse
(in her fall/winter form) baby blue long-sleeved shirt, blue sleeveless dress with a red plaid pattern, green leggings, white socks, black Mary Jane shoes, red hair-bow
(as a princess) royal light yellow ball gown, shoes, silk gloves, hair-bow, and bloomers, both gold tiara and necklace
Birthday June 19, 1892
Occupation Hiram Flaversham's daughter, Arden's adoptive younger sister, Timmy and Tina's younger cousin, Samantha's twin cousin, Gordon, Leesha, Miriam, Nathaniel, Charlotte, and Nathaniel's niece, Malcolm and Kayley's granddaughter, young detective, Fidget's boss, Fievel's second girlfriend
Affiliations Good
Goal To find her father
Home London, England
Relatives Hiram Flaversham (father)
Virginia Flaversham (mother, deceased)
Arden Flaversham (adoptive older sister)
Miriam Flaversham (aunt)
Billy Flaversham (uncle)
Timmy Flaversham (cousin)
Tina Flaversham (cousin)
Nathaniel Flaversham (uncle)
Charlotte Flaversham (aunt)
Samantha Flaversham (twin cousin)
Gordon Hayes (uncle)
Miss Leesha Hayes (aunt)
Doug Hayes (cousin)
Fran Hayes (cousin)
Russell Hayes (cousin)
Wendy Hayes (cousin)
Malcolm Flaversham (grandfather)
Kayley Flaversham (grandmother)
Pets Toby (dog)
Allies Minnie Mouse, Alice Liddell, Wendy Darling, Lilo Pelekai, Kairi, Amy Rose, Kilala Reno, Susan Test, Namine, Viper, Rapunzel, Danny Cat, Gideon, Peter Pan, Fievel Mousekewitz, Stitch, Ventus, Knuckles the Echidna, Rei, Gil Nexdor, Sora, Crane, Flynn Rider, Dumbo, Timothy Q. Mouse, Jim Crow, Preacher Crow, Straw Hat Crow, Fat Crow, Glasses Crow, Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Fluttershy, Applejack, Pinkie Pie, Sunset Shimmer, Spike, her father Hiram, her adoptive older sister Arden, Basil, Toby, Queen Mousetoria, Dr. David Q. Dawson, Mrs. Judson, Fidget, Norman Frierson, Kay Frierson, Franklin R. Frierson, Scotty Doneeta, three of Ratigan's former thugs (including Bill the Lizard, who are now working for the queen)
Minions Minnie Mouse, Alice Liddell, Wendy Darling, Lilo Pelekai, Kairi, Amy Rose, Kilala Reno, Susan Test, Namine, Viper, Rapunzel, Dumbo, Timothy Q. Mouse, Jim Crow, Preacher Crow, Straw Hat Crow, Fat Crow, Glasses Crow, Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Fluttershy, Applejack, Pinkie Pie, Sunset Shimmer, Spike, Fidget
Enemies Ratigan, Fidget (formerly), Felicia, Ratigan's thugs (formerly; well, three of them), József G. Rathoug, Bob, George, Rathoug's thugs
Likes Her father's handmade toys, Basil's heroics, her father and sister, going to sleepovers, Rainbow Toys, Dr. David Q. Dawson, Toby, Campbell Morton, her mega playroom, going on adventures, her friends, anything fun
Dislikes Basil getting her last name wrong, her father's absence, Ratigan, not being able to have fun, bigotry, racism, thieves, getting sick, sexism, rape, violence, scary things
Powers and abilities
Fate Leaves Basil and Dawson to take the train with her father after the other day the rescue of the Queen from the vain Ratigan (in The Great Mouse Detective)
Now visits Baker Street once in a while to solve her own mysteries with Fidget (in the comics)
Quote (first lines) "You know, Daddy, this is my very best birthday."
"Stop! Let me go, you ugly, old thing!"
"Basil's not afraid of a big, old, ugly, rat like you!"
"Hello, Toby." (giggles) "Silly doggy. Would you like a crumpet?"
"I...I'm lost. I'm trying to find Basil of Baker Street."
"I...I don't have a mother."
"I didn't lose him! He was taken, by a bat!"

Olivia Flaversham is a young heroine who appears in Disney's 1986 film The Great Mouse Detective as the tritagonist. She is Hiram Flaversham's daughter and was first voiced by 8-year-old Glaswegian actress Susanne Pollatschek, then by Ponyo's English voice actress Noah Cyrus, and currently by Brad and Angelina's daughter Vivienne Jolie-Pitt.


Olivia is generally an innocent, adorable, sweet, rambunctious, very brave and beautiful 5-year-old little girl. She cares for everyone, especially her father (who is her only remaining living relative, due to her mother being deceased). She is fond of fuzzy animals, particularly Toby. She becomes irritated when people say her last name wrong (as is evident when Basil gets it wrong on a multitude of occasions) and she typically tells them that her last name is Flaversham (on one occasion, with the help of Dr. Dawson).


The Great Mouse Detective

Her father was kidnapped by Fidget in the beginning of the movie. She went to look for Basil, but did not know where Baker Street was, and got lost on the way. She soon met a kind mouse named Dr. David Q. Dawson, who had just returned home after recent military service in Afghanistan when he stumbled upon Olivia. Feeling sorry for the girl, Dawson took her to the home of Detective Basil of Baker Street, where Olivia soon met the housekeeper, Mrs. Judson, who welcomed her in and treated her with great love and care, acting as somewhat of a mother towards her (which was, no doubt, a new experience for Olivia, since she never got to know her mother). Soon enough, Basil came back to his home, where he was, at first, uninterested in Olivia's case. However, upon her mentioning of her father having been taken by a bat, Basil saw the case as a chance to finally catch his archnemisis, Professor Ratigan.

After telling Basil the story of the kidnapping in exact detail, it was obvious to Basil that Ratigan had something big planned. As Basil began to ponder what Ratigan would need a toymaker for, Fidget appeared outside Basil's window, prompting Olivia to scream in terror. As Basil and Dr. Dawson rushed outside to investigate, Mrs. Judson comforted the frightened Olivia. The duo soon returned with plans to hunt down the kidnapper with help from Basil's friend, Toby. Olivia wanted to come with Basil and Dr. Dawson, but Basil wouldn't allow it, saying "this is certainly no place for children". Olivia, however, was allowed to come along (for reasons unknown). When Olivia found out that Toby was a dog, she was, at first, scared, but quickly became friends with the pooch after giving him one of Mrs. Judson's cheese crumpets. The group soon journeyed to a local toy store, where Fidget (who had left his hat when he fled from Basil's home) was collecting toy soldier uniforms for Ratigan's sinister plot. During the trip through the toy store, Olivia was ambushed by Fidget, who quickly spirited her away to Ratigan's lair. She then remains captured for a decent portion of the movie up to the point when Basil and Dr. Dawson come to free her. They succeed in doing so after they escape Ratigan's death machine.

Olivia, Basil and Dr. Dawson (after leaving a picture for Ratigan to remember them by) then rushed on to Buckingham Palace, where they saved the Queen from being eaten by Ratigan's pet cat Felicia, and then Mr. Flaversham from Ratigan's goons. Unfortunately, Fidget broke free of his bonds and Olivia soon found herself kidnapped again. She was thrown into Ratigan's blimp, which was soon pursued by a makeshift balloon that Basil, Dr. Dawson and Mr. Flaversham made out of some balloons and the Union Jack. The chase ended when Ratigan's blimp crashed into the Big Ben clocktower, where Ratigan threw Olivia into the gears of Big Ben, hoping to rid himself of her. Basil hurriedly returned Olivia to her father, but Basil wouldn't escape so quickly. A battle waged on the hands of Big Ben sent Ratigan plummeting to his doom. Olivia believed that Basil, too, had perished (Ratigan having tried to drop Basil several stories to his doom) until he was revealed to have survived by using a piece of the destroyed dirigible. Olivia, having been reunited with her father, left after saying her goodbyes to Basil and Dr. Dawson (which occurred near the end of the movie).


During a Disney Adventures comic that was set in the same year of 1897, but somewhat after the movie, she does mysteries, too, with a reformed Fidget. She states that every times she visits Basil, she knows that something is up. When she went inside, she heard about the Sideshow Sea Beast from Basil and Dawson. She keeps an open mind just like Dawson and called on Fidget and Toby to head on out to the carnival. On the way to see the beast, Fidget showed her how some tricks were done, including how the levitation works.


  • The dress and blouse Olivia currently wears is strikingly similar to Dorothy Gale's dress in The Wizard of Oz.
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