All The Dolls Behind The Barbie Movie's Characters
2 June 2023, 14:14 | Updated: 10 June 2023, 13:09
All the Barbie characters are inspired by actual Matell dolls, here's the history behind President Barbie, Doctors Barbie, Midge, Allan and more...
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Barbie will undeniably be the movie of the summer, and we're already counting down the days until its release on July 21.
The Margot Robbie-led film has been making quite the splash, the posters and trailers have everyone wanting to know more about the endless string of Barbie and Ken dolls set to grace the screen.
A month ahead of the Greta Gerwig-directed flick's release, Mattel announced a new line of dolls paying homage to the star-studded cast; Issa Rae, Simu Liu, America Ferrera and more have all been immortalised in plastic – it's fantastic!
And of course, Margot's iconic portrayal of 'The Original Stereotypical Barbie' has made my way for several dolls donning some of her most iconic outfits from the film.
So, here are all the original dolls that inspired the roles in the movie, from doctors to politicians to mermaids and more!
Read on to see each original Matell doll and their silver screen counterparts as well as the new dolls made for the film – it's Barbie-inception!
Watch the official Barbie trailer
Margot Robbie's swimsuit look pays homage to the first-ever Barbie doll from 1959
And now Margot Robbie has her very own doll inspired by her movie looks
Mattel releases a Ken doll inspired by Simu Liu
Emerald Fennell plays Barbie's Midge, the controversial 'pregnant doll' from 1963
President Barbie was first sold in 1992 and now Issa Rae picks up the baton
Issa Rae now has her very own President Barbie doll by Matell
Hari Nef plays the doctor doll, Barbie first took up medicine in 1973
Ryan Gosling gets his very own Ken complete with a fit from the film
Dua Lipa makes a splash as Barbie Mermaid, the toy originally hit shelves in the 2010s
Michael Cera plays Ken's best buddy Allan, a doll that dates back to 1964
And finally, a Barbie we're all familiar with... one that's suffered an impromptu haircut
Which Barbie are you?