The Nellie doll.

The Nellie O'Malley doll, Best Friend of Samantha Parkington, was released in 2004. Nellie was archived with Samantha's collection by American Girl in May 2009, and sold out on December 4, 2008.

Nellie Doll

  • Face Mold: Josefina Mold
  • Skin: Light/pale, with freckles
  • Hair: Strawberry/honey blond, shoulder length, bangs, side part
  • Eyes: Dark blue

Meet Outfit


Nellie with Nellie's Promise.

Nellie's meet outfit is representative of the type of clothing she receives once she moves in with (and then is adopted by) Gardner and Cornelia Edwards.

Swiss Dot Dress

Blue and white knee length dress: White dotted swiss over blue cotton. Double gathered 3/4 length sleeves. White eyelet lace neck ruffle trim. Attached and gathered blue satin sash around the middle.

Hair Ribbon

Wide light blue satin hair ribbon to match the sash on her dress.


White tights; these are worn under her bloomers. Historically a girl would wear garters and stockings, but tights are easier to put on.


Black plastic Mary Jane style shoes. Her shoes are identical to Samantha's.


White cotton puffy "bloomer" underpants with elastic at waist and legs. Nellie's underpants are identical to Samantha's.

Meet Accessories


Nellie's Meet Accessories.

White Straw Hat

Partially meshwork white summer hat. Trimmed with purple pansies and a wide, blue satin ribbon like the one on her dress.

Drawstring Bag

Light blue drawstring bag. White, green, and purple pansy design; gold tassel on the bottom and gathered trim at top.

Celtic Cross Necklace

Silver Celtic cross pendant on a chain. It was given to her by her mother and representative of their Irish background.


White cotton embroidered handkerchief. White lace trim around the edges.


Replica Irish penny of George IV of 1822.


  • Nellie was the first explicitly non-Latina doll to use the Josefina Mold.
  • Nellie was the first Best Friend doll to be released.
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