• Nellie wasn't a real person! Instead, she was a composite character created from three girls Laura knew from childhood: Nellie Owens, Genevieve Masters, and Estella Gilbert. The Little House character of Nellie Oleson is one-dimensional: snobbish, selfish, and thoroughly unpleasant.


  • She was portrayed by Alison Arngrim in the NBC television show Little House on the Prairie (1974 to 1983), where her role is much expanded. Three different girls from Laura Ingalls Wilders childhood — Nellie Owens, Genevieve Masters and Stella Gilbert — were the basis for the fictional Nellie Oleson.

    Furthermore, where is Nellie Oleson buried? It turns out that Nellie Oleson — Wilders nemesis in the books and TV series — is buried in Forest View Cemetery in Forest Grove, along with her brother and father.

    In this manner, did Nellie Oleson wear a wig?

    Nellie Oleson wore a wig! Alison Arngrim began the show having her hair heat treated to get the proper curls. The process was so grueling, however, that they had to get a wig for Arngrim to wear.

    When did Nellie leave little house?

    1982

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