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Marilla Cuthbert is the sister of Michael and Matthew Cuthbert, and the adoptive mother of Anne Shirley.



Marilla Cuthbert can be negative and sarcastic at times, firmly held to her beliefs. Although she initially sticks to her arguably old-fashioned ways, she does hint to having a sense of humour, allowing her to bond better with Anne in the future.

Physical appearanceEdit


Matthew CuthbertEdit

Anne ShirleyEdit

John BlytheEdit

Rachel LyndeEdit

Behind the scenesEdit


  • Geraldine James portrays Marilla in the Canadian TV series Anne with an E (2017–2019).
  • Cassidy Fox played young Marilla in the flashback scenes.


  • The CBC website describes Marilla as, A self-restrained woman with no patience for sentiment or frivolity, Marilla’s dormant maternal nature and wry sense of humour are rekindled in relationship to Anne.[1]
  • According to the Cuthbert family Bible, Marilla was born on December 29, 1836.


Anne of Green Gables Wiki has 232 images of Marilla Cuthbert (view gallery).


Season 1 (Anne with an E)

Season 2 (Anne with an E)


See alsoEdit

Major characters
Billy Andrews · Jane Andrews · Prissy Andrews · Diana Barry · Eliza Barry · Minnie May Barry · William Barry
Jerry Baynard · Gilbert Blythe · Tillie Boulter · Marilla Cuthbert · Matthew Cuthbert · Ruby Gillis · Rachel Lynde
Mr. Phillips · Josie Pye · Anne Shirley · Charlie Sloane · Moody Spurgeon
Minor characters
Mr. Andrews · Mrs. Andrews · Mr. Avery · Bank Manager · Josephine Barry · Mrs. Blewett · John Blythe · Doctor
Mr. Dunlop · Mr. Gillis · Mrs. Gillis · Mr. Hammond · Mrs. Hammond · Jeannie · Mary Joe · Mrs. Kincannon · Thomas Lynde
Matron · Minister · Nathaniel · Pawnbroker · Miss Rogerson · Mrs. Spencer · Stablemaster · Stationmaster

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