Misty Copeland Barbie

Name: Misty Copeland Barbie

Made by and When: Mattel, 2015 (released in 2016)

Material: Articulated vinyl

Height: 11-1/2 inches

Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Brown rooted hair styled up in a bun/brown painted eyes/closed mouth with painted red lips

Clothes: Red bodysuit with sunburst orange tulle cutouts; layers of red and orange tulle create a red tail, tulle head piece, beige toe shoes.

Other: Designed by Linda Kyaw, uses the then-new ballet body and Misty head sculpt, fashioned after the first African American female principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre. Includes doll stand with rotational seat and certificate of authenticity.


“Start unknown, finish unforgettable.”

― Misty Copeland



Published by DeeBeeGee

Doll collector, historian, co-founder of the first e-zine devoted to collecting black dolls; author of black-doll reference books, doll blogs, and doll magazine articles.

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