1965 Christie Head Mold

Christie was the first African American friend to the Barbie doll. Christie was a beautiful AA girl with a bubble cut hairdo mostly. This is Malibu Christie and she had a straight hairdo, sometimes with painted hair in front of the ears.

Her markings are found in the rim of the neck:

1965 Mattel Inc "country"



Julia was a TV-show character starred by the African American actress Diahann Carol.
The Mattel doll Nurse Julia was made with the same mold as Christie and the only real difference between them is the hairdo, as Julia has got straight hair in an oxidized red tone or a beautiful brown shade.

This is the second issue Twist'n Turn Julia in a onepiece nurse uniform.


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