Real-Life Barbie Girls: Famous Women With Celebrity Dolls

May 19, 2014  |  

Since the 1840’s when famous ballerinas were featured as paper dolls, toy makers have loved immortalizing celebrity women in mimi-form. Many of today’s celebrities have been recreated as dolls that have been sold to the public and so here, from Nicki Minaj to Diana Ross, we count down famous women with celebrity dolls made in their likeness.

celebrity dolls

Nicki Minaj

The self-professed Barbie got her wish in 2011 when Mattel created a one-of-a-kind doll in her likeness that was auctioned for charity.

"Destiny's Child PF"

Destiny’s Child

Back when the super-group was at the top of its game, three mini-sized versions of Beyoncé, Kelly and Michelle were released with collectible charm bracelets to match their dresses.

"Halle Berry PF"

Halle Berry

Halle Berry has actually had three Barbie’s created in her likeness –a Halle Berry Barbie that never went into production, a Die Another Day Barbie and a Catwoman Barbie.

"Brandy PF"

Brandy

Brandy’s 20 years in the industry have spawned a slew of hits, a ton of awards and a handful of adorable Barbie dolls like this one.

"Janet Jackson PF"

Janet Jackson

In 2010 Janet Jackson and her absolutely fierce American Idol look got the doll treatment for a charity auction that benefited Project Angel Food, a service committed to feeding the less fortunate who are battling critical illness.

"TLC PF"

TLC

In 1999 TLC’s unforgettable hit “No Scrubs” (and those equally as unforgettable outfits) inspired these cute little dolls.

Lady Gaga

Mother monster got doll-ified in 2013 when this creepy life-size version of herself (that also sings tracks from her ArtPop album) was released.

"Venus and Serena PF"

Venus and Serena Williams

In 1999 Play Along marketed Venus and Serena Williams dolls because as Jay Foreman, founder of the toy company, put it:
“The Williams sisters are, without a doubt, the most popular and exciting female athletes in the world today.”

"Naomi Campbell PF"

Naomi Campbell

In the 80’s Hasbro released a Naomi Campbell doll that’s no longer in production but often still available as a collector’s item on auction sites.

"Kimora Lee Simmons PF"

Kimora Lee Simmons

The Kimora Lee Simmons Barbie doll is pure fabulosity with its leopard-lined fur coat and hot pink thigh high boots.

"Raven PF"

Raven Symone

The success of The Disney Channel series That’s So Raven prompted Mattel to recreate the title character in doll form, complete with a collectible poster, brush and ponytail holder.

"Jennifer Lopez PF"

Jennifer Lopez

Earlier this year Mattel released a Jennifer Lopez doll that was specially designed with “more enhanced curves” that critics were quick to point out weren’t quite “enhanced” enough.

"diana ross pf"

Diana Ross

The divalicious Diana Ross Barbie doll is already a collector’s item, selling for over $100 new.

"Gwen Stefani PF"

Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani’s line of limited edition fashion dolls captured her unique sense of style and included other collectibles like posters, pocket mirrors and trading cards.

"Heidi Klum PF"

Heidi Klum

Supermodel Heidi Klum inspired a fashionable Barbie doll in 2009 that looks to be even skinnier than she is!

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  • biglittlemason3

    My daughter has Destiny Childs Dolls as well as the Spice Girl Dolls which I’m surprised they didn’t feature. I love the Diana and Brandy dolls too, very true to their likeness.

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  • uniquefashionista

    I didn’t know all these women had dolls made of themselves. The Brandy doll and the Diana Ross dolls look the best to me. I’m surprised that Tyra Banks and Vanessa Williams don’t have one. Also, I’m shocked that Kim Kardashian and family don’t have one. I’m sure that its probably in the making.

    • Christan-Joy Demeritt

      let’s hope not…

      • uniquefashionista

        Lol! If Kanye has anything to do with it, she will. Little North West needs dolls to play with….

  • BlackBarbie2000

    Lil’ Kim should have gotten a barbie made after her, but it was rumored she turned it down. Being that she is Hip-Hop’s 1st / Original Barbie it would make sense

  • therealnumber1

    I had a Brandi doll!!!

  • Vonna Bailey

    the gaga doll is the only doll i care about totes buying it <3

  • CAliQueen

    My daughter still has her Brandy doll brand new still in the box.

  • Ms. Kameria

    I loved my Brandy doll when I got her for my birthday (so long ago), but I would’ve loved to have that Diana Ross doll.

  • T. T.

    Wow, I’d love to have the Destiny’s Child, Janet Jackson, TLC, Raven & Brandy dolls. That Brandy doll looks so much like her.

    • cryssi

      I still have my Brandy doll in great condition, my niece tried to take her but I was like NO!!!