Pippilota Dellicatessa Windowshade Mackrelmint Efraim's Daughter Longstocking (simply known as Pippi Longstocking) is the titular protagonist of a book series by the swedish author Astrid Lindgren and all TV and film adaptions. She was portrayed by Tami Erin in the American-made film adaption The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking, while she was voiced by Melissa Altro in the animated musical adaption and the TV series based off it. She is a freckle-faced, red-headed girl with pigtails and, of course, long stockings (that are odd-colored, of course). She is "the strongest girl in the world" (but it is not explained how). She has never had an education at school (she only went once to see what it was like there and to get Christmas holidays; however, after her first try, she never went there again, with or without those holidays). She owns a monkey named Mr. Nilsson and a horse with his animal type for a name: Horse (though named Alphonse in The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking). She spent most of her life at sea. She is, as her real name reveals, the daughter of Captain Efraim Longstocking and a deceased mother who is in heaven (but she doesn't believe she is dead).