From 1974 to 1981, Alison Arngrim played the terrible Nellie Oleson on Little House on the Prairie. Decades later, she gave an interview while in Belgium…
We loved hating her! A huge pest, Nellie Oleson spent most of her time making life difficult for Laura Ingalls. Alison Arngrim, the actress who played young Nellie for a long time, is now 58 years old.
Nellie Oleson in Belgium
When the series ended, Alison had a hard time finding roles. In the eyes of all, she undoubtedly remained Nellie Oleson. This role followed her all her life and it was difficult for people to detach themselves from this image of her. Today, it is in Belgium that she has been showing off her talents after several years of absence. The actress was in Ittre for her own French language show entitled ‘Nellie Oleson’s Trunk of Treasures'.
I've been to Belgium seven or eight times before. I even discovered a coffee shop with my name on the Genappe side. I love the fries and waffles. And especially the Royal Theatre of Toone, in Brussels, where the shows are performed with puppets!
Even today, she is still making a living thanks to Nellie Oleson!