"Molly" redirects here. For the doll, see Molly McIntire (doll).

Molly McIntire is one of the first three Historical Characters of the American Girl Dolls, representing the World War II Era. Molly was released in 1986 along with Samantha Parkington and Kirsten Larson.

In June 2013 American Girl announced that they would archive Molly's entire collection; she, Emily Bennett, and their collections were later archived in December 2013. Molly's books and the movie remained available for purchase.

In summer 2017, booksellers released information indicating Molly's books would be re-released as part of the BeForever collection; in November 2017, the official website for American Girl Publishing indicated a new mini doll would be released also.

Personality and Facts

Molly comes from a Scottish American family. She comes up with various plans to draw attention to herself through the series; several times these plans and ideas are either wholly unrealistic or fall through.

To Molly, World War II is mostly a distant inconvenience in her daily life; it is only when she is introduced to Emily Bennett that she sees that the war is truly affecting other people.

She is not very good at math (especially multiplication), hates turnips, and is afraid to swim underwater. She struggles with her looks later in the series, as she wants to look different with curls. She often believes her hair to be like straight sticks compared to her teacher Miss Campbell. She becomes set on being a "New Molly." Molly and her friends greatly admire their teacher, Miss Campbell, and love to think about her love life.

Molly is a great tap dancer. In the book, she was the best dancer in her class, even over Alison. In the movie, she struggles and copies Alison and later becomes the best in her class.  She also enjoys camp songs.

Molly misses her father very much. Even though she loves her parents, she often finds it hard to get along with her siblings, often getting into disagreements. Molly also finds it hard to get along with Alison, and even Emily Bennett at one point in the story because of their differences. She can be mean, especially to Alison, and finds it hard to be nice to her. She always wants to be original, and is obsessed with glamour, especially from England. Molly finds it especially hard to be a follower, as was evident in Molly Saves the Day when she envied Dorinda for being the team captain.

Molly is a big schemer, often the ring leader when she and her friends make plans. Molly's mom calls her a "chatterbox," in comparison to Emily. She is prone to daydreaming and fanciful ideas.

American Girl characterizes her as "lively" and "loveable."  On the original personality quiz, she is described as "feisty." also characterizes her as "patriotic". American Girl e-cards describes her as "fun" and "cheerful."

Family and Friends


Friends and Other Minor Characters


See: List of Molly's Books

Other Media

Movie Books


Main article: Molly McIntire (doll)

The Molly doll.


See Molly's Collection


1986 Molly

Molly's original portrait

  • Molly is the first and so far the only doll to be marketed with glasses.
  • Molly's book illustrations were redone three years after their release. There hasn't been any extreme changes since.
  • Molly's address is listed as: 467 Oak Street, Jefferson, IL.

See also


  1. See talk page for details.
  2. Jill signs and dates Molly's scrapbook as August 1946.

Historical Characters



Felicity Merriman


Caroline Abbott *


Josefina Montoya


Cécile Rey *
and Marie-Grace Gardner *


Kirsten Larson *


Addy Walker


Samantha Parkington


Rebecca Rubin


Kit Kittredge


Nanea Mitchell **


Molly McIntire *


Maryellen Larkin **


Melody Ellison **


Julie Albright

* Archived / ** Exclusive to BeForever

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