Beatrice Alexander created the Madame Alexander dolls in 1923 and her first doll was based on the character Scarlett O’Hara from the book and movie Gone with the Wind. Many others followed and the brand is now famous for creating collectible dolls with exquisite features and lavish clothes. The company motto is Love is in the details and if you’ve ever seen a Madame Alexander doll, then you must have noticed how perfect they look and feel in your hands. If your doll gets damaged or worn out, the company even has a Doll Hospital where you can send your little gem to get better. Take a look at the countdown below to find out more about the most famous collections that Madame Alexander has launched over the years.
10. Little Women
The collection is inspired by the 1868 novel by Louisa May Alcott, Little Women. The novel details the lives of four sisters – Meg, Beth, Jo and Amy March and due to the rich detail given by the book, Madame Alexander managed to create some astounding outfits for the dolls – the collection was launched in 1933.
9. Moulin Rouge
This collection is absolutely gorgeous. The dolls’ hair, makeup and dresses were chosen in close partnership with the actual Moulin Rouge crew in Paris so that they would be as close to perfection as possible. A true collectible item, a doll from this group would make any person happy.
Ever since the 1930’s Madame Alexander has taken popular Disney characters and transposed them into beautiful crafted dolls. Cruella De Vil is picture perfect in her Dalmatian coat and Belle from Beauty and the Beast is superb in her pale yellow dress with soft brown curls.
Have a little Eloise in your house with the doll of the little girl who lives in the room on the tippy-top floor of the New York Plaza Hotel. The company even made her little dog, Weenie, into a doll and Skipperdee, her turtle.
6. Sonja Hartmann
Sonja Hartman created the Kids ‘N Cats doll collection for Madame Alexander. The dolls are highly realistic and have fully sculpted bodies with 11 joints, so you can place them in any pose you want. They each come with a cute cat that will keep them company.
5. American Ballet Theatre
One of the world’s leading ballet companies, the American Ballet Theatre is based in New York and has become the object of fascination for many little girls and boys alike. Get your child the perfect gift in the form of a Madame Alexander doll from the American Ballet Theatre collection.
4. Wizard of Oz
The dolls from this collection are absolutely precious! The Tin Man looks like a little silver gem and the details on the Scarecrow are absolutely amazing. Buy all the characters and you’ve got yourself a valuable collection that will enchant future generations.
3. Alice in Wonderland
Inspired by the Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, written by Lewis Carroll, this collection features almost all the wacky characters present in the story: the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts, the Frog Footman, the White Rabbit and of course, Alice herself.
2. Pan Am
The Pan American World Airways, also known as Pan Am, was the largest air carrier in the united Stated of America until 1991. In its heyday, the flight attendants were fashion icons and they ruled the sky. This collection features three wonderful dolls, complete with uniforms and Pan Am bags.
1. Gone with the Wind
The first doll to ever be created by the company was that of Scarlett O’Hara in 1923, before casting for the movie took place. Beatrice Alexander sent out the doll to the production company and it is thought that they were heavily influenced by it when they chose Vivien Leigh to play the fussy protagonist.