27 Celebrities Who Have Their Own Barbie Dolls

Celia San Miguel | Oct 16, 2016 Celebrities
27 Celebrities Who Have Their Own Barbie Dolls

Did you ever play with Barbie dolls when you were a kid and wish they looked more like you? Wanting them to share your skin tone, hair color, or body shape? Did you ever think about dressing them in a way that mirrored your own budding sense of style? Now imagine that there was a Barbie doll out there that was your very own mini-me. That's been a reality for a series of celebrities who have been immortalized by Mattel as special edition Barbie dolls. 

Which famous celebrities have learned that life in plastic is fantastic? Find out who got to live in a Barbie World!


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  • Jennifer Lopez

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    Jennifer Lopez shut down the red carpet at the 2012 Oscars in a stunning Zuhair Murad dress with cleverly placed sheer panels. The following year, J.Lo's Oscar look was immortalized via a stunning Barbie doll designed by Robert Best. 

  • Katy Perry

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    Made by Mattel designer Amy Lee, the Katy Perry Barbie doll was inspired by the tiered cupcake dress and blue wig the "I Kissed a Girl" singer wore during her California Girls tour. A true collector's item, the one-of-a-kind doll featured hand-painted tattoos, fishnet stockings adorned with Swarovski crystals, a glittery candy cane microphone, and sparkling pink shoes. It was auctioned off for the charity Project Angel Food via CharityBuzz.com.

  • Misty Copeland

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    Released in May 2016, the Misty Copeland Barbie celebrates the accomplishments of the acclaimed ballerina, who made history as the first African-American woman to be appointed as a principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre. Designed by Linda Kyaw, the graceful doll was outfitted with a red bodysuit with a tail made of layers of red tulle, a matching tulle headpiece, and classic en pointe shoes — a nod to the costume Copeland wore in her Firebird role.

  • Faith Hill & Tim McGraw

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    Married for 20 years, country crooners Faith Hill and Tim McGraw are the epitome of #relationshipgoals. Not only are they partners in life, but they're frequent musical collaborators — which Mattel captured when designing these microphone-clutching Barbie and Ken dolls modeled after the couple. Released in August 2011, the Faith Hill doll featured the singer in a lacy floor-length gown, while the Tim McGraw doll donned a black suit topped off with a black cowboy hat.

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  • Jennifer Lawrence

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    When Mattel introduced its first Hunger Games–inspired Katniss doll in April 2012, it felt like a girl power triumph. Designed by Bill Greening, the doll was modeled after Jennifer Lawrence (who played Katniss in the film series) and outfitted with one of her most memorable looks from the film: a hooded zip-up black jacket, a black V-neck tee, army pants with cargo pockets, and boots. It also included her survival weapons of choice: a bow and arrows. 

  • Heidi Klum

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    In 2009, Mattel introduced a new addition to its Barbie Blonde Ambition Collection, which celebrated golden-haired women in fashion and film. The brand unveiled a doll modeled after German supermodel and Project Runway creator Heidi Klum. It was outfitted in a sequin-adorned mini dress much like those favored by the leggy model IRL.

  • Michelle Williams, Beyonce Knowles & Kelly Rowland

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    In August 2005, just months after Destiny's Child announced it was disbanding, Mattel reunited the Grammy-winning girl group via a set of Barbie dolls created in honor of members Michelle Williams, Beyonce Knowles, and Kelly Rowland. The dolls' outfits were created in collaboration with Tina Knowles, the group's wardrobe designer (and Bey's mom).

  • January Jones & Jon Hamm

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    In May 2010, Mattel unveiled four dolls that paid homage to Mad Men characters Don Draper (played by Jon Hamm), Betty Draper (January Jones), Joan Halloway (Christina Hendricks), and Roger Sterling (John Slattery). Designed by Robert Best, the Betty Draper doll was outfitted with a pretty floral dress, pearl necklace, and a glittery white clutch containing a powder compact, lipstick, and comb. The suited-up Don Draper doll, meanwhile, came with a briefcase, tan fedora, and tan overcoat.

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  • Trisha Yearwood

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    As part of Barbie's first "Shero" campaign in 2015, six real-life women were turned into Barbie dolls: actress Emmy Rossum, director Ava Duvernay, country singer Trisha Yearwood, former Lucky magazine editor Eva Chen, actress/singer Kristin Chenoweth, and 5-year-old fashion designer Sydney "Mayhem" Kaiser. Yearwood's Barbie was decked out in an off-the-shoulder, floor-length black gown with cap sleeves and a diamond necklace.

  • Nicki Minaj

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    The self-proclaimed Harajuku Barbie, Nicki Minaj, lived out her fantasies when Mattel created a plastic doll in her likeness. The one-of-a-kind Nicki Minaj Barbie doll — which depicted the rapper in the bright pink wig, tulle dress, and bubblegum pink platform booties she wore on her Pink Friday album cover — was auctioned off on CharityBuzz.com in December 2011, with the proceeds benefitting Project Angel Food.

  • Shailene Woodley & Theo James

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    The lead characters in the Divergent film trilogy, Tris (played by Shailene Woodley) and Four (played by Theo James), were first immortalized via Barbie dolls in February 2014, with subsequent versions released thereafter. The inaugural Tris and Four dolls showed the two members of the Dauntless faction dressed in all-black uniforms. The Tris doll even included the tattoo of three ravens on the character's chest, a symbol of the family members she left behind.

  • Prince William & Kate Middleton

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    In February 2012, just two months before the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge celebrated their one-year wedding anniversary, Mattel released these dolls commemorating the lavish royal wedding. The gift set featured a Kate Middleton Barbie in a dress resembling her real-life Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen bridal gown, and a Prince William Ken doll wearing the scarlet uniform jacket of the Colonel of the Irish Guards. 

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  • Cher

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    Designed by Bill Greening with the help of Cher's costume designer Bob Mackie, this Barbie doll, released in 2007, mirrored to the Native American–inspired ensemble Cher wore while performing her hit "Half Breed" in a 1973 episode of The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour. For the performance, the part-Cherokee singer famously donned a feather headdress, a bejeweled and embroidered halter crop top, and a matching maxi skirt with wide side slits designed to resemble a loin cloth.

  • Emmy Rossum

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    Shameless star Emmy Rossum was so excited about being turned into a Barbie doll that she took to Instagram, posting a photo in which she's holding her mini-me. The doll was outfitted in a dress that perfectly mirrored the floral Oscar de la Renta frock Rossum wore to the 2015 Independent Spirit Awards.

  • Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson

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    Those Twilight fans who shed tears of joy watching Edward Cullen and Bella Swan exchanging vows got to relive the moment over and over again when Mattel released its Twilight wedding doll set in February 2012. Created in the likeness of actors Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, the dolls were clothed in replicas of their characters' wedding ensembles, with Barbie wearing Bella's long-sleeved Carolina Herrera gown and the Ken doll outfitted in a dashing tuxedo with a white flower lapel pin.

  • Ava DuVernay

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    Created in the likeness of the Academy Award–nominated Selma director, the Ava DuVernay Barbie sold out within minutes of its release on December 7, 2015. The doll showcased the African-American film director in a black turtleneck and slacks, her long hair in her trademark dreadlocks. It even came with a director's chair bearing DuVernay's name. #LikeABoss

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  • Penelope Cruz

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    Ahoy mateys! To celebrate the release of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Mattel created this Barbie doll modeled after Penelope Cruz's pirate character, Angelica. Released in May 2011, the doll wore a white pirate shirt, paisley print vest, slim-fitting pants, knee-high boots, a necklace with a cross, and a black fedora. And, of course, it carried a sword and sheath so she could be prepared for any trouble on the high seas.

  • Zendaya

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    "The doll looks exactly like my look — literally down to my pinkie ring," Zendaya gushed about the Barbie doll created in her likeness, which replicated her red carpet look at the 2015 Oscars. Zendaya made headlines after Fashion Police commentator Giuliana Rancic made some offensive remarks about the star's dreadlocks, prompting the star of Disney's Shake It Up to post an open letter on Instagram calling out the racist nature of the remarks and touting locs as a symbol of strength and beauty. A Mattel spokesperson said the Barbie doll celebrated Zendaya as "a role model who is focused on standing up for yourself, your culture, and what you believe in." 

  • Lindsay Lohan

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    Remember when Lindsay Lohan was still a Hollywood darling? Back in 2005, after the success of Mean Girls, an 18-year-old Lohan was given the Barbie treatment. The actress was transformed into a My Scene Goes Hollywood doll, a line of Barbie dolls with a trendier look. Lohan's doll featured a long red mane, a freckled complexion, and wore a ruched dress and fur-trimmed coat. 

  • Fan Bingbing

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    Continuing its mission to create a more racially and culturally inclusive array of dolls, Mattel created this Barbie in honor of Chinese actress Fan Bingbing. Released in June 2014, the doll was clothed in a stunning one-shouldered gown modeled after the Laurence Hsu-designed "Dragon Robe" she wore at the Cannes Film Festival in 2010. The bright yellow dress featured leaping dragons along the bodice and crashing waves along the mermaid-style hemline.

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