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1986 Annette Himstedt Ellen doll 26"

German artist and sculptor Annette Himstedt began making her hard vinyl swivel head dolls with a cloth lower torso, vinyl arms and legs, inset eyes, real eyelashes, feathered eyebrows, human hair wig and bare feet from 1986 until 2008.


The first dolls were the 1986 Barefoot Children doll series: Bastian, Ellen (shown left) Kathe, Paula, Fatou, Lisa, all 26" tall


Himstedt dolls are marked with their name, Annette Himstedt artist signature on back of neck and on lower back plate, each doll came with a wrist tag, clothing is labeled and a certificate of authenticity.

Annette Himstedt doll mark signature

Additional doll information: 

1987 American Heartland doll series: 19-20"  Timi and Toni 

1988 The World Children doll collection; 31"  Frederike, Kasimir, Makimura, Malin, Michiko 

1989 Reflections of Youth doll series: 26"  Adrienne, Ayoka, Janka, Kai

1990 Dolls:  Annchen.  Babies; Fiene, Taki 

1991 Dolls; Bibbi & Freeke.  Lilliane, Neblina, Tinka 

1993 Dolls; Kima, Lona, Tara, Jule, plus others.



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