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Stevie Nicks showcases her very own Barbie: "When I look at her, I see my 27 year old self"

02 October 2023, 14:52 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Fleetwood Mac star Stevie Nicks has worked alongside toy company Mattel to immortalise her Rumours-era as a Barbie doll.

Yesterday evening (1 October), whilst performing at Madison Square Garden in New York, she revealed that Mattel approached her with the idea a year ago, before the release of Greta Gerwig's Barbie movie, and she has been carrying the doll around with her for the past few months.

The dress that Stevie Barbie wears was inspired by the album cover of 1977’s Rumours. Nicks revealed that she sent the original dress and boots worn on the Rumours cover to Mattel so that they could recreate the look as perfectly as possible.

“When Mattel first sent her to me, I told them her eyebrows are a little too arched and my eye makeup, if you go back to the '70s, it was very Twiggy with lots of eyelashes and that doe-eyed look,” she said. “So I said you need to raise that dark eyeshadow above the fold in her eye and that will fix it. And I said we need to see a little bit of teeth," Nicks revealed to USA Today. "When I got her on 22 June, I opened her up and I went, ‘She’s just perfect.’ This little Barbie is so precious and they helped her have my soul. If nobody else in the world got her but me, I’d almost be OK with that.”

Announcing the doll on her social media account, she wrote: "Of course I questioned “would she look like me? Would she have my spirit? Would she have my heart…” When I look at her, I see my 27 year old self~ All the memories of walking out on a big stage in that black outfit and those gorgeous boots come rushing back~ and then I see myself now in her face. What we have been through since 1975~ the battles we have fought, the lessons we have learned~ together. I am her and she is me. She absolutely has my heart."

Nicks explained that having a Barbie doll in her likeness is especially significant because her mum used to collect them. "When I found out, I was really catapulted back to when the first Barbies came out in 1959 and my mom bought me a Barbie. She collected dolls forever and I came into Fleetwood Mac a doll collector," she says. "Honestly, I tend to think all the women in the world would love to have a Barbie made of them, but they know that isn’t going to happen."

The official description for the collectible reads: “Barbie honours the iconic ‘Queen of Rock and Roll’ Stevie Nicks, with a collectible doll that emulates her signature spellbinding style.”

Mattel's Music Series Stevie Nicks Doll is available now via

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