Molly is a supporting character in the musical and the simply-titled 1982 and 1999 films, and a major character in Annie: A Royal Adventure!. She is the best friend of Annie and youngest of the orphans (aged 6) and enjoys being comforted by Annie after every nightmare she has. She is also a victim of Pepper's bullying. In the 1995 sequel to the 1982 film, Molly is 8 (an unfortunate thing because Hannah says 9 is too old, and when one is too old, adoption is hard), as it takes place two years after the first. Molly has intentions of having a family, which Annie thinks should be a special one. Later, she is adopted by a British family in England.
Molly is played by Toni Ann Gisondi in the 1982 film, Camilla Belle in its sequel, and Sarah Hyland in the 1999 film.
Molly is also the namesake of one of Toni Ann Gisondi's daughters.