Tina Turner Barbie Released
Tina Turner is the latest music star to have a Barbie doll made in her likeness. Mattel released the Tina Turner Barbie doll in the US this week as the latest edition to the brand’s Barbie Signature Music Series.
“I am honored to welcome my Barbie into the group of trailblazing women already represented and introduce more kids to my journey,” Turner said in a statement.
Priced at $55, the Tina Turner Barbie doll has been released in celebration of Tina’s smash hit “What’s Love Got to Do With It,” which is nearing its 40th anniversary.
The new Barbie recreates Tina Turner’s outfit from the music video, with a black mini dress, cropped denim jacket, fishnet stockings and black heels. The doll captures Turner’s signature, spiky blonde hair and other details, like the pearl drop earrings and silver necklace that she wears in the music video.
Released in 1984, “What’s Love Got to Do with It” gave Turner her first and only solo No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100. Turner was 44 years old at the time and was the oldest female solo artist to secure a No. 1 single.
The Tina Turner Barbie joins Gloria Estefan, David Bowie and Elvis Presley in the Barbie Signature Music Series.