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In 1967 blonde short haired #1185 Twiggy was released. She was based on a real life top teen British fashion model.
She was the first doll Mattel released that was fashioned after a real person and was only available two years; 1967 and 1968. She had blonde hair only.

Twiggy #1185


Julia debuted in 1969. She came in two versions, #1127 Twist 'n turn Julia and #1128 Talking Julia.
Julia was based on Diahann Carroll's character from the TV show "Julia" who played a T.V. nurse and single (widowed) mother.
The show ran from September 1968 to March 1971.

1969 Julia #11271969 Julia Talking #1128

Truly Scrumptious

1969 was the year Truly Scrumptious, based on Sally Anne Howe’s' character from the movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang debuted.
There were two versions made of her: #1107 Talking with bendable legs and #1108 Straight Leg version (both 1969).

Buffy and Mrs. Beasley

Family Affair is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from September 12, 1966 to March 4, 1971. Due to the popularity of the series with girls,
Buffy's doll, "Mrs. Beasley" (which she often carried with her), was marketed as a Mattel talking toy in the United States.
Mattel went on to produce two additional dolls, as well, patterned after Buffy: the "Tutti"-sized Buffy
and larger "Small Talk Buffy" (talking doll), both of which featured accompanying miniature Mrs. Beasley dolls.