Since this doll's original outfit was missing, we cannot be positive that she was a ballerina until we find some documentation. However, her undeveloped bustline, which Valentine used on all their ballerina dolls, makes a convincing argument.
This doll is 18" tall with hard plastic torso and legs and vinyl head and arms. She is jointed at the neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, waist, hips, knees and ankles. The wrist and elbows are ball-jointed, and she has the typical Valentine plastic disks in her hip joints. She has unusual yellow sleep eyes with molded plastic lashes. Her rooted hair is dark brown, and her high painted eyebrows give her a perennially surprised expression.
Click here to see a closeup of her face.
Click here to see a comparison of her body with Uneeda's Dollikin.
Click here to see a comparison of the two dolls' arm joints.
She is marked "17VW" on the back of her neck with "20 HH" under each arm.
Thanks to Wendy Bailey for help with this page.
Copyright 2000 by Zendelle Bouchard.