London: Veteran actress Meryl Streep, who recently won an Oscar for her role in 'The Iron Lady', has been accused of being a nightmare neighbour.

The 62-year-old's neighbours in the small town of Salisbury, Connecticut, say Streep's nickname should be "The Nasty Lady", reported a magazine.

"We do call her the nasty lady because it fits. People see her on TV at the Academy Awards gushing about her latest Oscar, but she's two-faced when it comes to interacting with the locals here. She doesn't even want to know your name! I went to grammar school with Meryl's daughter Grace, and we all thought it was really cool that her mom was famous. One day, after school, Meryl came on the playground to pick her up, but she was just mean to people!," a neighbour claimed without revealing her name.

"At first she wouldn't talk to the other moms. Then, when she did, she snapped at them. You'll see her bike through town in a flowing dress and a straw hat. She even told the local postmaster that she would not accept any mail that was addressed to 'Meryl Streep' she would only accept mail addressed to Meryl Gummer, her married name," she said.

Streep, considered one of the most talented actors alive, is known for giving powerpacked performances in each of her films. Her most famous performances are in 'Kramer vs Kramer', 'Sophie's Choice', 'The Deer Hunter', 'Mamma Mia!' and 'Devil Wears Prada' among many others.