Anne Malone was a Firman's Freezers assistant who developed a crush on her manager, Curly Watts. In 1996, while going out with Andy McDonald she made a pass at Curly. which he rejected. Furious, Anne set out to ruin his career but was sacked herself after a failed attempt to frame Samantha Failsworth for shoplifting.
In 1998, now Freshco area manager, Anne returned to Weatherfield with revenge in mind. One of her targets was Spider Nugent, who she tried to set up for criminal damage by spraying antifreeze in the lock-up freezer. Her plan backfired horribly when she was accidentally locked inside and froze to death.
The night before Curly was due to leave Weatherfield in December 1996, Anne came onto him. He turned her down and ended up staying in the area after all, provoking her wrath. She provoked Curly into grabbing her by the arm in front of boss Eric Firman, who sacked him. She then turned her ire on Samantha Failsworth, Curly’s flatmate, as Anne felt she had come between them. She fit her up for shoplifting by sneaking items in her trolley, but her deceit was exposed when assistant Sheila Dixon came forward to say what had really happened. Having finally seen Anne’s true colours, Eric sacked her and reinstated Curly. She left the area vowing revenge.
Anne returned unexpectedly in August 1998 as the area manager for the new Freshco’s. She assured Curly she had simply been going through a bad time when they last met - but it was still vengeance she was seeking. She set out a vendetta to destroy his life, involving putting WD-40 on fish fingers inside a deep freezer at Freshco's in October 1998. Her plans backfired horribly when a security guard locked her inside the freezer by accident. The next morning, she was found by the guard and Spider Nugent, having frozen to death.
First and last lines
"Pastry's in the next aisle." (First line, to Percy Sugden)
"Trevor!" (Final line)