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Amy Curtis Laurence
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Birth and Death

1850- Unknown

Also Known As

  • Mrs. Laurence
  • My lady (by Laurie)
  • Little Woman

Hair Color

Blonde

Eyes

Blue

"Fatal Flaw"

Vanity

Family Members

Parents and Siblings

Spouse and Child

Aunts

Uncles

  • Uncle March (mentioned only)

In-law Family

Nieces and Nephews

Affiliation

Acted by

Kirsten Dunst (as a child), Samantha Mathis (as an adult)

Amy Laurence (née March) was the youngest March sister.

Early life[]

Amy starts as a twelve-year-who is a little spoiled. She is with her sisters and is pretty much the only one who does not wholeheartedly agree to the sisters' choice to give their mother Marmee gifts to ensure their gratitude to her. She later overcomes that greediness and gives her a better gift. After a few chapters, she comes into as much mischief as Jo, like getting struck by her teacher for bringing pickled limes to school, burning all of Jo's beautiful stories for her father to read when he got back from the Civil War because of jealousy, and because of that, accidentally falls into a crack in the ice. When Beth gets Scarlet fever, Amy is forced to stay with Aunt March and is bribed by Laurie that she would be able to watch theatre whenever she likes. She is chosen by Aunt March to accompany her to Europe, much to Jo's dismay. 

Later life []

Amy is now a very dignified lady and is the only one who actually wants to marry a rich man so she won’t have a hard time in terms of finance but at the last-minute turns him Fred Vaughn down and marries Laurie instead. It is said she called him 'My Lord'. She is very happy and gives birth to Beth Laurence, named after her late sister and is absent during the later books due to doing some painting in France. 

Personality and traits[]

Amy starts as a young lady who is quite often a very much vain and spoiled due to being the youngest. Out of all the sisters, she is most probably the opposite of Jo. Though her morals improved throughout the books, she is still obviously spoiled. If you look closer, you will see that Amy is actually the most practical when it comes to romance in that time, for she understood marrying a rich man is very practical and will grant a life of stability, in contrast to Meg. She later decides that she will not be happy doing that and marries Laurie instead. Amy is rather artistic, creative, and is actually very intelligent if you look at her vocabulary. Even at the beginning, with her selfish demeanor, she reprimands herself for it and truly wants to change.  

Physical appearance[]

When Amy was first introduced as a twelve-year-old, she was described as being pale and slender, with blue eyes and curly blonde hair that fell to her shoulders.

Later on, at sixteen, she came to be considered as "the flower of the family", for she already had the air and bearing of a fully-matured woman whose hair, dress, and every movement embodied genuine grace. Her blonde hair was also "more golden and abundant than ever", and with her wide mouth and firm chin, she looked like a person of character. Even after she became a wife and mother, Amy seemed ageless - she was described as being stately and graceful, and always dressed in a simple yet elegant style that always gave others the impression that she was "the best-dressed lady in the room".

Trivia[]

  • Amy is based on the youngest Alcott sister, May, who ironically nicknamed herself after her mother's maiden name.