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Claire Trevor won the 1948 Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance as a drunken ex-singer, the moll of Edward G. Robinson's gangster kingpin.
Michelle Pfeiffer, meanwhile, is one of cinema’s most compelling molls.
Layer Cake, a 2004 crime drama co-starring Daniel Craig, should have been her breakout role, playing a gangster's moll who uses lingerie as a weapon.
The second is his twist on that genre: The molls and dicks of Brick were teens, and The Brothers Bloom got a heavy infusion of Italian auteur cinema.
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Origin and Etymology of moll
probably from Moll, nickname for Mary
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: a girlfriend of a criminal
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