In 2002, Mattel released the first in a celebrity line of Marilyn's. This doll is not a Barbie, she was made with Marilyn's features. However, I really was not impressed with her. I prefer the earlier series of dolls. This doll looks cheap to me. The dress is not an exact replica. The real Happy Birthday gown did not flair out at the bottom.
The second doll in this series is based on How To Marry A Millionaire and the doll comes with a second outfit. Unlike the first one in this series I was VERY impressed with this doll. The box itself is much nicer to display her in and the outfits are true to the originals...right done to the pair of glasses she has in her hands! I would highly recommend this doll.