1971 Steffie® Head Mold
|This beautiful girl was the first of many with this
She had a slightly open, pouting mouth. The Steffie mold is the far most popular one that have ever been used. It can be used for any color of doll and so it has been.
Head is marked inside rim (or in the back of the neck):
© 1971 Mattel Inc "country"
This mold has been in use on and off since it first was
Walk Lively Steffie.
I just recently discovered (June 2005) that some dolls (Hawaiian, Parisisan and possibly others) has a marking of 1965 in the neck rim!
|P.J. got a totally new look in the
and was the first girl to use this mold besides Steffie.
Other girls that used it in the same era were the Miss America dolls.
|Cara was the first AA doll to have this facial
feature. She makes a gorgeous version with her dark skin.
came in four versions:
|Kelley only came in two versions:
Quick Curl in 1973 and
Yellowstone in 1974.
Both versions are gorgeous redheads with brown eyes. The Yellowstone had a tan - made on the Malibu body and was part of "the Sports set" (with Newport and Sun Valley Barbie).
Quick Curl Kelley
|Christie also has been made with the Steffie mold
- in four versions:
Sun Lovin' Malibu in 1979,
In Europe in 1980 we had yet another version:
|Another beautiful version of the Steffie face was
featured by the once seen Tracy that married her Todd in 1983.
Tracy is brunette with green eyes and otherwise soft colors.
|When Midge reentered the doll stage in 1988 she got
a whole new look with the Steffie mold. With her red hair and green eyes she is a great
candidate for winning a price of beautiful Steffie faced girls.
The girl to the left is California (Dream) Midge in a vintage dress that has the same colors as her eyes.
Two Midges was made with the Steffie face:
|Teresa inherited this mold from Midge in 1990.
The girl pictured here is a European special, Benetton Teresa from 1991. She had brown hair in two pigtails and brown eyes. This particular doll has had her pigtails removed.
|Whitney is a brunette friend that was seen for the
first time in 1987 as Jewel Secrets Whitney. She was called Princess Laura in Europe and
she looked Royal in her jeweled crown.
Whitney was sold in
four versions in USA:
This girl is a European special from 1992: Ultra Hair Whitney. In USA there were Totally Hair Barbies in different hair colors.
|This raven haired beauty is Western Stampin' Tara Lynn, a doll seen only once, in 1994. She has been very popular among doll artists for her black hair, red lips and big blue eyes.|
|High School Stacie was a friend of Jazzie's - Barbie's Teen cousin and a pretty AA version of this face.|
|In Europe Barbie was sold with the Steffie head on
a Standard body. These dolls were very cheap looking and made of a pink plastic with thin
This doll is #8388.
|Black Barbie© was a milestone in the
doll world. She was the first African American
Barbie ever released. That was such a big news she sold as Ebony Christie in Europe. I
guess the Europeans wasn't ready for an AA Barbie just yet - or if we ever were! I have
never seen one anyway.
This is one of my personal favorites. The rumor says Mattel will make a replica of this girl in 2000 as celebration of her 20th Anniversary. Who knows? (Did not happen!)
|Hispanic Barbie© was the first Barbie doll with Latin origin to be released with the Steffie face. She was a pretty black haired girl with red lips and a rose behind her ear.|
|The Steffie mold even makes beautiful Asian girls as in this version of a doll called Oshogatsu, which means Happy New Year in Japanese. The first version from 1996 had long black hair and was dressed in a red kimono and the Second Edition in 1997 had a short brown hairdo and a pink kimono. Both featured the Steffie face.|
|In the 1 Modern Circle group released in 2003 a new gal joined forces with Barbie. Simone is a fresh version of the Steffie mold in her dreadlocks in black/brown and green.|
|This doll is not part of the regular Barbie line of friends. She is the Heart Family Mom and the AA version was made with the Steffie mold as well as some of the caucasian versions.|
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