London, Feb 4 (ANI): The world's largest toy maker Mattel has turned its Barbie dolls into role models by making them in the image of British author JK Rowling, tennis champion Kim Clijsters and Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria.
The three women join chat show host Oprah Winfrey and German Prime Minister Angela Merkel in having one-of-a-kind dolls made in their image.
"They are true role models for girls of all ages, embodying the essence and values of Barbie," Sky News quoted Rosa Zeegers, senior vice president of Barbie International, as saying.
"Whether you are four years old or 70 years old, we all need inspirational role models in our lives," she said.
Clijsters, 26, who returned to sport after the birth of her daughter and went on to win the US Open last year, said it was "incredible" to see herself recreated in 11.5-inch plastic.
"It's an honour to be looked at as a role model - but that doesn't mean I'm the perfect woman!" she said.
Her doll features a tennis outfit resembling the one she wore for the US Open final, a racquet, a replica of the trophy and even a miniature version of her daughter Jada.
The Rowling doll, meanwhile, is dressed in the black wool suit and hot pink top combination she wore at the 2009 Monsters and Critics Award Banquet.
The three one-of-a-kind Barbie dolls, which will not go on general sale, are being showcased in Mattel's showroom at the world's largest toy fair in Nuremberg, Germany. (ANI)