Sara Crewe is a fictional character of the 1905 Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel of the same name, she is a protagonist of the 1995 live-action Warner Bros. film adaptation. It's portrayed by Liesel Matthews.
Role in the film
When Sara and her father arrive in N.Y. instead of London, she finds a school that she sees girls and the conniving Miss Minchin. Sara proves her worth to the students in many ways. When Lottie throws a tantrum after losing her mom, Sara tells her she doesn't have a mother as well, which calms the tot down. She also cares for Becky, the school maid. When her father is presumed deceased, Minchin brings bad news on her, she takes away of Sara's property and works as a maid. Towards the end of the film, Sara's father is still alive and rescues his daughter when the wicked teacher prepares to take her away. Miss Minchin receives her comeuppance when she is hired as a chimney sweep and Sara is reunited with her father.