1986 Annette Himstedt Ellen doll, 26" tall
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 Annette Himstedt the
artist signature on back of the neck and on lower back plate, each doll came
with a wrist tag, clothing is labeled and a certificate of authenticity.