Today’s Friday Girl is one of Naomi’s Francie dolls. She has a short, blonde flip hairstyle and TNT body. Francie has big brown eyes and long lashes. She was originally sold in a pink swimsuit. There was also a brunette with this hairstyle with a yellow hairband.
Francie has been featured in a couple of photo shoots in the past where these photos were taken but surprisingly this is the first time she has been a Friday Girl.
Francie’s full name is Francie Fairchild and she is Barbie’s cousin. Francie first appeared in 1966 and was made until the early 1970s. She was and still is a very popular doll. She appeared to be a little younger than Barbie and her less well developed body was suited to the mod fashions that were starting to appear. Mattel has issued a couple of reproduction Francie dolls including a 50th Anniversary doll in 2016 and also a couple of silkstone versions. Fellow doll blogger Barbielistholland has a very good post about Francie’s timeline. I’ve included a link here.