Steffie of the Day: Ballerina Cara

by Alison Rasmussen


Ballerina Cara by alington
Ballerina Cara, a photo by alington on Flickr.
Among my huge collection shift--a gorgeous and rather hard to find face is Cara. She is an African American version of the Steffie face, and here, she makes an appearance as Ballerina Cara (ca 1976, I believe).

These dolls were pink box playline dolls, and they have a special feature in their bodies that allows them to kick their leg forward when you swing their arm down. I think this caused some easy breakage, which may explain why these girls can be harder to find than some.

In any case--Cara is just a gorgeous doll--from her hair to her skin tone to her facial screening. She's just simply amazing. Add one to your collection if you can find one.

You can see a few additional photos on Flickr.