Jennifer and Michele Steffin

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Jennifer & Michele Steffin
Born Jennifer Marie Steffin,
Michele Ann Steffin

(1981-03-23) March 23, 1981 (age 33)
West Covina, California, USA

Jennifer Marie Steffin and Michele [1] Ann Steffin (born on March 23, 1981 in West Covina, California) are former child actresses, whose most memorable role was the one of baby Rose Wilder on the Little House on the Prairie television series.


They are identical twins and from 1982 to 1983, shared the role of baby Rose Wilder on the well-known TV series Little House on the Prairie 's season 9 and the three follow-up movies (in season 8, baby Rose was portrayed by other infants). Scenes with the two actresses can be also seen in the documentary film Michael Landon: Memories with Laughter and Love, about the late actor Michael Landon.

After the show was canceled, Jennifer and Michele also appeared in the TV miniseries North and South, Book II, as Hope Hazard, daughter of George Hazard (one of the main characters). Soon after that role, they gave up acting.

In 1999, they graduated from Montclair High School in Montclair, California. Jennifer moved to Rancho Cucamonga, California and Michele to Ontario, California, and they both began professional careers, working as billers[clarification needed]. In 2006, Michele started studying Human Resources at the Chaffey Community College in Rancho Cucamonga.

Jennifer is married. Her last name is Cullens, and she has two children - Deserae (born c.2005) and Austyn (born c.2007).

Jennifer and Michele make appearances at Little House on the Prairie conventions and reunions.


Year Title Role Notes
1991 Michael Landon: Memories with Laughter and Love Rose Wilder (shared / archive footage) direct-to-video documentary
1986 North and South, Book II Hope Hazard (shared) television miniseries
1984 Little House: Bless All the Dear Children Rose Wilder (shared) television movie
1984 Little House: The Last Farewell Rose Wilder (shared) television movie
1983 Little House: Look Back to Yesterday Rose Wilder (shared) television movie
1982-1983 Little House on the Prairie Rose Wilder (shared) television series, 1974–1983

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  1. ^ Michele (NOT Michelle) is also referred to as Brenda or Brenda Jennifer because Dean Butler, who played Rose's father on the Little House on the Prairie, revealed their names in one of the interview but mixed with another set of twins from the series; Wendi and Brenda Turnbaugh.