Asian American Hollywood icon, Anna May Wong has been honored with her own Barbie.
Mattel recently announced the release of their new Anna May Wong doll for Asain American and Pacific Islander Month and people were thrilled to see Asian representation.
— May-lee Chai 翟梅莉 (@mayleechai) May 2, 2023
GOT ONE🌺! Rarely do I collect figures but this one is special! Anna May Wong Barbie was definitely something I wanted! As my daughters get older, I talk about famous Black and Asian women who have pioneered many fields. It's important they know their cultural roots and power ❤️ pic.twitter.com/akPYnXoITC
— Ji-Ji MD🤍 사악한 황후 🇰🇷🌺🩺👾 (@KimonKurama) May 2, 2023
Wong’s niece and name-sake, Anna Wong, gave the approval and worked closely with the brand to recreate Anna’s signature look incorporating her sleek bangs, well- manicured nails, and bold red lip. The Doll is dressed in a red gown with a shiny golden dragon, inspired by her role in the 1934 film “Limehouse Blues.”
Wong’s doll is a part of the Barbie Inspiring Women series, which honors historical figures and highlights women who have been recognized as pioneers.