Madeline Fogg
NAOM Madeline 1
Madeline in The New Adventures of Madeline
Full name Madeline Fogg
Nickname(s) Thumbelina (by Leopold in the film)
Gender Female
Relatives Unnamed parents and two siblings, unknown Great-Grandfather
Friend(s) All the girls, Pepito, Miss Clavel, Genevieve, Lord Cucuface, Giselle
Status Alive
First appearance The Golden Basket (1936; cameo appearance)
Madeline (1939)
Last appearance Madeline and the Old House in Paris (2013)
Portrayed by Hatty Jones (1998 film)
Marsha Moreau (original specials)
Tracey Lee Smyth (Animated Series, Season 1)
Andrea Libman (season 2-3, Madeline: Lost in Paris)
Chantal Strand (My Fair Madeline, Madeline in Tahiti)
Madeline is the extremely cute main protagonist and title character of the Madeline series.



Madeline is the shortest in her class, standing several inches beneath the others. She has black eyes and fair skin, with short, red hair framing her face and cut above her shoulders. Like the others, she wears a blue dress with white accent and a yellow hair ribbon, or a yellow dress with white gloves, collar, and socks, worn with a yellow hat that has a black ribbon on it to match her shoes and frilly white panties.


Despite her small size, Madeline is the bravest among her classmates. This has been shown through several instances, such as standing before a tiger and simply saying "Pooh, Pooh!", or proudly showing her appendix scar to the others while recuperating at a hospital. In spite of her small stature and apparent innocence, Madeline has a penchant for mischief, often making Miss Clavel nervous of her and the other students' well-being, though this has considerably been toned down in the animated series, being portrayed as more proper and obedient. While initially indifferent if not outright hostile towards Pepito at first, the two did develop an amicable relationship afterwards. Madeline is well-liked by the other girls, due to her ability to take charge and sunny disposition.


  • In a 2014 interview, John Bemelmans-Marciano revealed that Madeline was originally going to be American, upon discovering several manuscripts and sketches for the then-unpublished book.
  • She is the inheritor of her Great-Grandfather's fortune.
  • The dollhouse is a gift from her dad, as stated in the book.
  • Originally, Madeline was not portrayed as an orphan. Madeline's portrayal as an orphan in the 1998 film and Lost In Paris may have led to this misconception. It should also be noted that many fans consider the 1998 live-action movie to be a standalone film--thus making it non-canon with the animated series. Also, Madeline was the only known orphan in the school.
  • She and Yvette seem to have an on-and-off rivalry. This was seen particularly in the episode "Madeline and the Show Off" during the second season of The New Adventures of Madeline.
  • Madeline's last two voice actresses, Andrea Libman and Chantal Strand, voiced two girl characters in the TV series Dragon Tales (as Emmy and Cassie, respectively).
  • Madeline has two favorite colors: yellow (as stated in Madeline's Birthday at the Zoo) and blue (as stated in Madeline and the Show-off).
  • She plays the violin in Madeline and the Old Violin and Madeline and the Ice Skates.
  • One of her dolls does not have eyebrows for some reason.