FLORENCE REMSEN - tall, imposing woman in her early 40's, Superintendent of the asylum.
MINNIE STEARN - unpleasant, intolerable in her viewpoint, inclined to be irritated by everything. 38, tall, and thin, typical old maid.
ANNE SHIRLEY - middle teens, frail build and slight stature, grave and solemn in manner, extremely earnest, carrot-red hair worn in two braids, freckled.
MRS. ALEXANDER SPENCER - short, stout woman in early fifties, kind heart and desire to help others.
MARILLA CUTHBERT - tall, well-built woman in her late forties. She has a rigid conscience. Her hair is streaked with grey and gathered in a small knot. Always neat and tidy. Spends her life trying to hide from the world.
MRS. MILDRED BARRY - fine-appearing woman in her late forties. Cultured and refined, possessed of a lovely smile and a frank and sincere nature.
MRS. RACHEL LYNDE - tall, thin, angular woman of uncertain years. The village busybody.
MATTHEW CUTHBERT - short man in his late fifties, bald, generous, charitable, benevolent, with a kind face, very shy.
JOSIE PYE - tall, gangly fifteen year-old, giggles constantly, tries to appear superior.
GILBERT BLYTHE - a manly and fine-looking boy of about sixteen, extremely attractive personality, enjoys playing pranks, sincere and refined manners, intelligent.
DIANA BARRY - pretty girl about the same age as Anne. Inclined to be plump, affectionate nature, earnest and sincere, but lack's Anne's imagination.
MOODY SPURGEON - tall, awkward boy of fifteen with a permanent expression of sadness.
MRS. ALLAN - gracious and charming woman in her early thirties, ready smile.
IRA MILLS - tall, powerfully built man in his early fifties, pompous and distinguished in appearance.