• Barbie Inspiring Women Bessie Coleman Doll
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Barbie Inspiring Women Bessie Coleman Doll


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The Inspiring Women series pays tribute to courageous women who paved the way for generations of girls to dream bigger than ever before. Despite facing racial and gender discrimination, Bessie Coleman became the first Black and Native American female aviator. She also became the first Black person to earn an international pilot’s license. Sculpted to her likeness and wearing a traditional olive-green aviator suit, including a “BC”-initialed cap, this collectible Barbie doll honors a high-flying icon.

  • Release Date: 1/9/2023
  • Designer: Carlyle Nuera
  • Label: Black
  • Face Sculpt: Desiree/Adria
  • Body Type: Original Articulated

Doll cannot stand alone. Includes doll stand and Certificate of Authenticity. Colors and decorations may vary. Bessie Coleman used with permission by CMG Worldwide, Inc. / www.CMGWorldwide.com



Known for her daring adventures as a barnstorming stunt flyer, Bessie Coleman broke new ground in the field of aviation. She also inspired generations of Black, Native American, and female pilots.


“It was great to learn more about such a daring wonderful woman who was ahead of her time,” says packaging designer Priscila Bara. “I think it all came together nicely!”


Our Bessie Coleman doll wears a traditional olive-green aviator suit, tall lace-up boots, and a cap emblazoned with her initials, ready to soar off into the blue.