Aileen Quinn Played Annie More Than 35 Years Ago, And The Child Star Is Almost Unrecognizable Today

In 1982 nine-year-old Aileen Quinn became world-famous after her joyous portrayal of the orphan Annie Warbucks. And as a result of that iconic role, the child actor’s distinctive red locks, adorable smile and freckled cheeks became engraved on the minds of millions.

Image: via Franklin Theatre

Most of us first met Quinn in the 1982 film Annie, which in turn had been adapted from the Broadway musical version of the tale. But of course, that little girl is grown up now, and she understandably looks very different as a result. In fact, after decades of working on musicals, on movie sets and in classrooms, Quinn is hardly recognizable as the child star she once was.

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