One of my favourite face molds is the one first used back around 1985 for Diva from Barbie and the Rockers. In succeeding years it was used most often for Barbie’s on again off again best friend Midge.
Here are some of my favourite Diva faced girls. Surprisingly, considering how much I like this sculpt, I don’t have many.
Dance Action Diva 1986 is the only one of my Barbie and the Rockers dolls who survived my last big cull. I did have the 1985 Diva but did not like her heavy make up so once I decided to let my musician collection go she went. The second version was a market find and had her hair cropped when I found her. I tidied it up and thought I might eventually get her a wig but really she is so pretty the short hair doesn’t detract at all. It also means she can wear hats.
Jewel Mermaid Barbie was another early find and as she was not in her original outfit I did not feel badly about giving her a haircut and a home perm. I also dislike ankle length hair on dolls, not realistic enough for me.
Naf Naf Midge is a foreign issue doll who was made for the European market. Naomi picked her up for me when she was on holidays in Singapore. I call her Roxanne. I lost her original earrings which were yellow but luckily found this pink pair for her.
I love my redheads but I think the Diva face looks great with blonde hair too. Becky is one of my absolute favourite Barbies. She is of course Black Basics Barbie-09.
A very good site for identifying Barbie head molds.