Sister Bear
Sister Bear
Basic Information
Gender Female
Family Papa Bear (father)
Mama Bear (mother)
Brother Bear (brother)
Honey Bear (sister)
Fred Bear (cousin)
Gran Bear
First appearance The Berenstain Bears’ New Baby
Voice(s) Gabriella Glatzer (1979)
Christina Lange (1985)
Tajja Isen (2003)
Ariel Winter (2016)

Sister Bear is one of the main characters of the Berenstain Bears series. She is Papa Bear and Mama Bear's second child and Brother Bear's younger sister (by two years); and as of The Berenstain Bears and Baby Makes Five, she is a middle child.[1] Sister Bear is 8 years old and in the third grade.

Character conception

Sister was first introduced in The Berenstain Bears’ New Baby in 1974.


Sister Bear is an excellent jump roper and despite her cuteness and beauty can sometimes be a bit of a sarcastic show off when she doesn't know it. Sister also constantly dislikes gym class and once even tried to get Mama Bear to let her NOT go to school, until Brother Bear explained exactly what exercise was.  Sister also tries to fit in at school and even goes so far to listening to fourth grade rap music.

Character design

Sister's usual outfit consists of a white long-sleeved blouse with pink polka dots, frilly pink overalls, white camisole, matching panties and a pink ribbon tied in a bow. The color pink is always used on her outfits, even when she is dressed in costume (e.g. her costume in The Berenstain Bears Get Stage Fright and her costume in The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat). In the animated series, the polka dots on her blouse are omitted, most likely because it helped simplify the animation process.



  1. "'Five going on six!' said Sister. Brother was eight and it annoyed her that however old she got, she never caught up with him." Jan and Stan Berenstain (1986). The Berenstain Bears and Too -Much Birthday. New York: Random House. ISBN 03948733327.