Taking into account all the worries of mothers about what role models their kids have, the “Barbie” company introduced new 17 dolls inspired by famous women. 85% out of eight thousand mothers surveyed by the company were worried about what kind of models their girls are inspired by.
The dolls are created based on women of different types, professions, lifestyles, and interests including journalists, mathematicians, artists, models, filmmakers, soccer players, etc. This is a unique way to remind girls they can be anything they want and do whatever they’re good at and be forever inspired by the most successful and talented women around the world.
Even though girls are perfectly able to create characters for their barbie dolls themselves and make up a variety of professions for their dolls, the company believes it is also important to introduce children to the real-life famous and historical women who played a considerable role in shaping society and making a change in the world. The collection of dolls includes not only the historical but modern-day female figures that definitely serve as a role example for future generations.
Among them are: Frida Kahlo, Sara Gama, Martyna Wojciechowska, Amelia Earhart, Ashley Graham and others.
Scroll down to see the barbie dolls of your dreams.
#1. Anna Kikina
Born on August 27, 1984, in Novosibirsk, Anna Kikina is a Russian test astronaut and the only female-astronaut in the ‘Roscosmos’ since 2016.
#2. Liu Wen
With 15 years in the Fashion Industry, Liu Wen has achieved groundbreaking accolades as China’s most recognized model. Liu became the first-ever Asian model to appear on the front cover of American Vogue for its 125th Anniversary issue and recently ranked #66 in Forbes China Celebrity 100.
#3. Karen Walker
New Zealand fashion designer Karen Walker is recognized for her eponymous label and signature eccentric energy in womenswear, eyewear, jewelry, and fragrances. Karen’s designs cleverly play with juxtaposing luxe and street styles, masculine and feminine, creating pieces that are both directional and wearable
#4. ALEX MORGAN
Long before becoming co-captain of the U.S. women’s national soccer team, Alex Morgan demonstrated her winning attitude on and off the field. Throughout her career, Alex has commanded the sport with her graceful yet confident athleticism.
#5. Clara Amfo
Clara Amfo is one of the UK’s leading broadcasters, best known for hosting the 10am – 1pm BBC Radio 1 show, home of the world-famous Live Lounge. Her show has seen her interview some of the world’s most prolific artists.
#6. MADISON DE ROZARIO
After a series of stunning gold medal performances in 2018, Madison de Rozario continues to prove why she is one of the most promising young athletes in wheelchair racing.
#7. ADWOA ABOAH
British activist and supermodel Adwoa Aboah, is the founder of Gurls Talk, an online community where young women are free to discuss issues such as mental health, education, self-care, and relationships.
#8. KRISTINA VOGEL
Kristina Vogel was born in Leninskoje, Russia in 1990. As a Russian-German, she moved to Germany when she was six months old. She discovered her enthusiasm for cycling by chance. The E.T. movie poster inspired Kristina to do her first circuits on a road bike in 2000. In 2005, she switched to track cycling.
#9. CHEN MAN
Chen Man is a Chinese contemporary visual artist and entrepreneur who created a unique visual language that revolutionized fashion photography in China. She has been interviewed by CNN, Vogue, Vogue Italia, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Der Tagesspiegel, and the French newspaper Libération.
#10. ROSANNA MARZIALE
Rosanna Marziale was born in Caserta, in the Campania region north of Naples. Her father opened his first restaurant in the 1950s and it was where she grew up.
#11. ITA BUTTROSE, AO, OBE
Former Australian of the Year and legendary media trailblazer, Ita Buttrose created Cleo, the ground-breaking women’s magazine of the ‘70s, before becoming the youngest-ever editor of Australian Women’s Weekly, which per capita of the population, was the highest circulating magazine in the world at the time.
#12. IBTIHAJ MUHAMMAD
Ibtihaj Muhammad was born on December 4, 1985, in Maplewood, New Jersey. She is an American sabre fencer and a member of the United States fencing team.
#13. SARA GAMA
Sara Gama was born in Trieste, Italy, on March 27, 1989. She started playing soccer when she was seven years old. After playing on several teams including Tavagnacco, Chiasiellis, Pali Blues, Brescia, and Paris Saint-Germain, she became the captain of the new women’s team of Juventus in 2017.
#14. AMELIA EARHART
Amelia Earhart courageously challenged the conventions of the times by breaking and setting aviation records for women. She believed her accomplishments would prove men and women could be equal.
#15. FRIDA KAHLO
Artist, activist, and feminist icon, Frida Kahlo continues to be a symbol of strength, originality, and unwavering passion. Overcoming a number of obstacles to follow her dream of becoming a fine artist, Frida persevered and gained recognition for her unique style and perspective.
#16. MARTYNA WOJCIECHOWSKA
Martyna Wojciechowska is a journalist, explorer, traveler, writer, producer, movie director, and fighter for women’s empowerment around the world. From an early age, she dared to dream about things “not meant for girls” and pursued those dreams against all odds.
#17. ASHLEY GRAHAM
Ashley Graham is an American model who has become one of the most popular faces in the modeling industry. She is hailed for breaking stereotypes for being a curvy model (the term Ashley prefers over “plus-sized”).
#18. MISTY COPELAND
Misty Copeland is an acclaimed American ballet dancer and the first African-American to be appointed to principal dancer. She was considered a prodigy who rose to stardom despite not starting ballet until the age of 13.