Our top picks of Mighty Girl role model dolls from Frida Kahlo to Rosie Revere, Engineer!
For many Mighty Girls, a beloved doll or action figure becomes a constant companion. With so many new dolls based on both real-life and fictional female role models, now is the perfect time to give her one to look up to! From scientists to artists to superheroes, these dolls represent many positive values including intelligence, courage, compassion, perseverance, curiosity, and more. Whether you're picking a person that your Mighty Girl already admires, or introducing her to a role model that you think she'll love, our blog post will help you find the perfect doll for encouraging her to dream big!
For more girl-empowering toys of all varieties, check out our 2019 Girl Empowerment Holiday Gift Guide.
My Hero: Real-Life Role Models
Why not celebrate one of history's great women artists with this beautiful plush? The 11" Frida Kahlo plush from The Unemployed Philosophers Guild presents Kahlo in traditional Mexican dress — complete with skirt, blouse, scarf, and earrings — and with flowers in her hair. Kahlo's admirers can also check out the Frida Kahlo Finger Puppet / Magnet and the Frida's Frocks and Smocks Magnetic Dress-Up Set.
Conduct some tiny experiments with this tiny Marie Curie! But remember to wear protective gear — that radium is pretty dangerous. Celebrate your admiration for this dedicated scientist with this combo figure: on your finger, she's a puppet; on your fridge, she's a magnet! Approximately 4" tall.
She can do it — especially when she has this plush Rosie the Riveter at her side! This 11" doll from the Unemployed Philosophers Guild reproduces the classic look of this WWII role model and modern feminist icon in high quality plush fabric. She comes with a detachable tag that features the classic Rosie the Riveter portrait and includes interesting facts about the history and ongoing impact of this inspiring character — the perfect choice to encourage anyone to reach for their dreams!
"I dissent!" declared this plush doll — if not with her voice, than with her distinctive dissenting jabot collar! This 11" plush from the Unemployed Philosophers Guild pays tribute to groundbreaking lawyer and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It comes with a detachable tag featuring a portrait of Ginsburg, interesting facts, and quotes. High-quality plush and embroidered details create a friend you'll delight to have keep you company on your desk, study carrel, or chambers.
Harriet Tubman not only had the courage to escape from slavery herself: she also returned over and over to conduct others to freedom along the Underground Railroad! Pay tribute to this American hero with this finger puppet / magnet from The Unemployed Philosophers Guild. At 4" tall, it's perfect for either the puppet theater or to add to your fridge or magnet board. Add this Sojourner Truth Finger Puppet / Magnet to recognize two of the great abolitionists of the 1800s. To teach kids and teens more about this courageous woman, visit our Harriet Tubman Collection.
Bring a new perspective to your fridge or toybox with this mini version of Georgia O'Keeffe from the Unemployed Philosophers Guild! This 4" doll is a finger puppet, but it also has a magnet on the back to use on your fridge or magnet board. You can also get similar puppet / magnet versions of inspiring women like Zora Neale Hurston, Hannah Arendt, and Betsy Ross. For more resources about O'Keeffe's visionary life and artwork, visit our Georgia O'Keeffe Collection.
Celebrate 100 years of women's suffrage in the US with this doll of activist Susan B. Anthony! This 12-inch doll from Barbie's Inspiring Women line pays tribute to her decades of tireless advocacy on behalf of women as one of the foremost leaders of the Women's Suffrage Movement in America. The doll is designed to match portraits of Anthony, complete with a floor-length black dress accented with lace at the sleeves and bodice, spectacles, and a cameo brooch. This doll comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and a doll stand, perfect for display to remember this pioneering suffragist.
Get a little inspiration to persist with this fun 6" action figure of Ruth Bader Ginsburg! This action figure depicts RBG in her judicial robes and distinctive jabot collar, and comes with a removable gavel in her hand. Her arms are articulated so that you can pose her out of the box, and her feet are designed so that she stands on any flat surface. Plus, collectors will love that she comes in a resealable box, so you can decide how you want to display this unique piece.
Florence Nightingale revolutionized the world of medicine when she founded modern nursing! She was famously known as "The Lady with the Lamp," a title she earned while carrying for wounded soldiers during the Crimean War. This 12-inch doll from the Inspiring Women line is sculpted to Nightingale's likeness and is fully poseable for lots of play or display possibilities. She comes wearing a 19th century nurse’s uniform featuring a gray dress with a lacey collar and sleeve trim, and comes with a lamp accessory like the one she carried in real life. This set includes the doll, a doll stand, and a Certificate of Authenticity.
Celebrate a love of soccer and the US Women's National Team with these Funko POP Vinyl USWNT figures! This figure depicts Megan Rapinoe in her iconic victory pose from the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. At 3 3/4" tall, it's just the right size for display on a desk or shelf, alone or in its collector's window box — and it's the perfect pick for any soccer fan or aspiring USWNT member! Complete the set with the POP Vinyl figures of Julie Ertz, Carli Lloyd, and Alex Morgan.
She was the "First Lady of Song," one of the most popular jazz singers in the world and a devoted philanthropist — and now Ella Fitzgerald joins the Inspiring Women doll line! This gorgeous 12" doll is sculpted in Fitzgerald's likeness and is fully poseable. She comes wearing an elegant gown that imitates the dresses Fitzgerald wore on stage, and has a microphone so she's ready for her performance! This set comes with the doll and accessories, a doll stand, and a Certificate of Authenticity.
Billie Jean King discovered a talent for tennis early and knew she wanted to be a champion! She built a legendary career, winning multiple championship titles — and off the court, she was a tireless advocate for women's equality in sports, famously winning the Battle of the Sexes tennis match against a male tennis player. Now, you can pay tribute to this pioneering athlete with this 12" doll from the Inspiring Women doll line! Sculpted to King's likeness and wearing a replica of the outfit she wore during her iconic match, this doll also comes with a doll stand and a Certificate of Authenticity.
Celebrate a love of soccer and the US Women's National Team with these Funko POP Vinyl USWNT figures! This figure of Alex Morgan celebrates the world-class soccer player (and best-selling children's author.) At 3 3/4" tall, it's just the right size for display on a desk or shelf, alone or in its collector's window box — and it's the perfect pick for any soccer fan or aspiring USWNT member!
Pay tribute to "the Mother of the Modern Civil Rights Movement" Rosa Parks with this doll from Barbie's Inspiring Women line! This articulated doll depicts Parks in period-accurate clothing and accessories that will remind you of pictures of this Civil Rights icon. The set comes with the doll, a doll stand, and a Certificate of Authenticity, perfect for display or as an empowering option for the toybox.
Generations of women have been inspired Rosie the Riveter, who has been an icon of women's empowerment for over fifty years! This 5 1/4" tall vinyl action figure is based off the famous "We Can Do It!" poster, which was inspired by a photo of Naomi Parker Fraley; it has articulated joints and comes in an illustrated window box. She's great for pretend play or for anyone who appreciates the role Rosie the Riveter has played in women's history.
She is an artist, an activist, and a feminist icon — it's no wonder so many girls (and women) look up to Frida Kahlo. Now, kids can celebrate her life with this 12" doll! This doll from Barbie's Inspiring Women line is modeled after images of Kahlo and is dressed in an outfit that combines bold colors with traditional Mexican elements. The package comes with a doll, a stand, and educational information about Kahlo's place in history, perfect for play or display.
Budding astronauts everywhere look up to Sally Ride, the first American woman in space — and now they can add this doll from the Inspiring Women line to their toy box or display shelf! This doll is modeled on Ride's appearance and includes authentic details on her iconic blue NASA spacesuit, as well as a helmet and a headset for communicating with Mission Control. The set includes a doll, a stand, and a Certificate of Authenticity.
My Favorite Character: Fictional role models
Nothing can stop Rosie Revere, Engineer! This 11" soft doll from MerryMakers is based on Andrea Beaty and David Roberts' best-selling picture book. Just like the character in the book, she has bright, curious eyes and swooping blonde hair that's tied up in a handkerchief so it won't get in the way as she works. This doll has a removable cotton dress, perfect for dress-up play. She's a terrific companion for any aspiring engineer! Rosie's friend Ada Twist, Scientist is also available as her own 11" Ada Twist Doll.
Inspire her curiosity with this doll version of Ada Twist, Scientist from MerryMakers! This soft Ada Twist doll is 11" tall and is dressed in a brightly colored and removable dress, knee-socks, and t-strap shoes, just like she wears in the book. With embroidered features and well-attached hair, she's also safe to keep even the littlest Mighty Girls company as they start asking "why" and exploring their world. Ada's friend, Rosie Revere, Engineer, is also available as her own 11" Rosie Revere Doll.
You can have Hermione Granger as your best friend with this outfit that's sized to fit most 18" dolls! This doll clothing set from ebuddy includes a school uniform — shirt, skirt, sweater, tie, socks, and shoes — and a Gryffindor-inspired cloak. It even comes with a perfect doll-sized wand! You'll be casting spells together in no time.
Fans of Jessie the Cowgirl from the Toy Story movies will love this Jessie doll from Disney's True Talkers line! This 9" doll is highly posable and features a characterful facial expression. Trigger her to talk and you'll hear over 15 authentic phrases like "Holy horse feathers!" and "OK, Cowboy, let's ride!" Plus, these toys are all in movie-inspired relative scale.
Don't let the dress fool you — Bo Peep from Toy Story 4 is an adventurous, daring, and bold hero! This 11" doll is highly posable and comes with costume pieces for multiple outfits, as well as a variety of accessories including her iconic staff. Her trusty friend Officer Giggle McDimples can even sit on her shoulder! Fans of the film will love imagining what other adventures Bo is having in the wide world outside the toyroom!
Optimistic and determined Anna is ready for a journey far from home! Fans of the loving sister from Frozen will love this 12" singing Anna doll in her traveling outfit. Press the button on her bodice to hear an excerpt from "The Next Right Thing" from Frozen II. Her dress even lights up! Kids will love playing out Anna's adventures with this doll.
If your Mighty Girl dreams of being a fossil hunter like groundbreaking paleontologist Mary Anning then she'll love the Fossil Hunter Lottie Doll! This 7.5" doll is based on the body of a real 9-year-old girl, and comes with a backpack, a trowel, a magnifying glass, a rock hammer, and even four scale-model ammonite fossils, as well as mini collectors cards to teach your Mighty Girl more about Anning. If your Mighty Girl would rather study the stars than fossils, make sure you check out the Stargazer Lottie Doll too!
Snuggle up with Anna from Frozen with this super soft Anna cuddle pillow! Part pillow, part doll, this Anna toy is made from high-quality microfiber plush that's perfect for snuggling, and has soft polyester fill that's still firm enough to lay your head on. With a dimensional ponytail, embroidered face detailing, and an attached satin dress, she looks ready to join you on all sorts of wintery adventures in your dreams!
The Incredibles are back! Violet Parr (also known as Violet of The Incredibles) may not be quite sure how she feels about being a superhero... but as she builds confidence, she's ready to show what she can do! This fully articulated Violet costumed action figure stands 11 inches tall and features a removable face mask and highly detailed fabric costume, making her ready to take on whatever super villain comes her way!
Whether she's designing a high-tech new supersuit or handing out parenting advice, Edna Mode is always ready! Fans of E's unique outlook that combines creative engineering with high fashion will love this 7.5" doll. The doll is articulated at the neck, arms, and hips for posing, and comes wearing a detailed fashion dress (no doubt one of E's own creations) and a pair of removable glasses. For more products featuring Edna and the Parr family, visit our Incredibles Collection.
With this dynamic, highly detailed deluxe Justice League figure of Wonder Woman, you can recreate all the movie action! This 12" action figure has 11 points of articulation so you can pose for play and display. Fans will love the metallic finish and the detail in Wonder Woman's armor, too!
"I am no man!" Viewers of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy couldn't help but cheer as Eowyn fulfilled the prophecy and destroyed the Witch-King. This 5" figure from Funko's Rock Candy line depicts Eowyn in her Rohan armor, sword in hand. With plenty of detail, she's perfect for display or for acting out all sorts of adventures! You can also get this Eowyn action figure in which she wears her Edoras court gown and carries a Gondorian sword.
T'Challa may be the Black Panther, but his genius engineer sister Shuri is the one who makes his suit tick — and of course she has a few awesome bits of gear of her own! This 6" Shuri figure from Hasbro is kitted out and ready to defend Wakanda with her Vibranium-powered combat gear. Seven points of articulation and two character-inspired accessories make this figure perfect for playing out Shuri's adventures. Fans of the film can also check out this Nakia Action Figure from Hasbro's Black Panther Legends series.
She's a rebel princess and a masterful commander, and on Endor, her work was key to the success of the Rebellion! This 11", highly poseable doll of Princess Leia from the Star Wars: Forces of Destiny line comes with two outfits from Leia's adventures on Endor, as well as a Wicket Ewok figure with a spear and bow and arrow. It's sure to be a hit with any Star Wars fan! The same toy series also includes this Leia and R2-D2 Adventure Set. For more products featuring the original rebel princess, visit our Leia Organa Collection.
Get ready to help the Resistance and defeat the First Order with this Rey and BB-8 Adventure Set from the Star Wars: Forces of Destiny toy line! These 11" dolls are made to move, with full articulation that allows all sorts of dynamic poses. You can squeeze the doll's legs together to add lightsaber strike action to your play! With BB-8 by her side, Rey is ready to take on the galaxy. For more of these exciting adventure dolls, check out our Star Wars: Forces of Destiny Collection.
Play out your own adventures starring this daring Asgardian swordswoman with this figure from the Titan Hero Series! This 12" scale figure is inspired by Valkyrie's appearance in Avengers: Endgame. Plus, when kids connect the Titan Hero Power FX launcher (not included) to this figure's arm port, they can activate character-specific sounds and phrases and launch projectiles!
Jyn Erso starts out hoping to save her father — and ends up providing a key piece of intelligence to the Rebellion! Now kids can play out Erso's adventures with this 11" poseable doll from the Star Wars Forces of Destiny line. This doll comes wearing a vest and scarf like she wears in the film, and carries a blaster and baton; squeeze her legs together to see her take a swing! Fans of this character will also want to check out the Funko POP! Vinyl Jyn Erso figure, which comes on a pedestal Star Wars base.
Rebel, artist, and warrior, Sabine Wren is loyal to her friends and dedicated to the fight against the empire! Now you can imagine epic adventures across the galaxy with this 11" Sabine Wren adventure doll from the Star Wars Forces of Destiny Collection. This doll is fully posable and comes with 6 armor pieces, a Mandalorian helmet, and two blasters. For more toys featuring Sabine and other Mighty Girl characters from the Star Wars universe, visit our Star Wars Collection.
Whether she's engaging in diplomacy as Naboo's Senator or going into battle when negotiations break down, Padme Amidala is ready for anything! This 11" poseable figure from the Star Wars Forces of Destiny Collection will allow you to play out all sorts of galactic adventures. Squeeze her legs to see her lift and aim her blaster. With rooted hair and a removable tunic, boots, belt, helmet, and jewelry, this doll perfectly matches Padme's appearance in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace and in the Forces of Destiny books and videos.
With her quantum suit on, Black Widow is ready to travel through time to claim the Infinity Stones and defeat Thanos! This 12" action figure from the Titan Hero line is modeled after Widow's appearance in Avengers: Endgame. Connect the Titan Hero Power FX Launcher (not included) to the action figure’s arm port to activate sounds and phrases, or to launch projectiles! She'll love imagining Endgame adventures or creating her own stand-alone Black Widow stories.
Hawkgirl is flying high with the DC Super Hero Girls! This 6" action figure is highly articulated for powerful posing during her exciting adventures. Iconic accessory details, like her Nth metal belt, hawk-inspired glasses, and, of course, her silvery wings, really stand out. You can add to her Super Hero Girl team with more 6" action figures in the DC Super Hero Girls Ultimate Action Figure Collection. Fans of the show can also check out the 12" scale dolls.
Artist and sword master, Katana is ready to unsheathe her blade in defense of her friends! In the DC Super Hero Girls, Katana has been reimagined as a high school student, with a superhero suit that blends the iconic look of her comic book character with modern trends. This 12", posable doll comes with silver body armor and, of course, Katana's precious sword. Don't forget to add some of her Super Hero High classmates for plenty of exciting action play!
Claire Dearing knows Jurassic World inside and out from her time as the park's Director of Operations; now, on behalf of the Dinosaur Protection Group, she's fighting to save the last dinosaurs left on Isla Nublar! This collectible doll is based on the character's appearance in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, complete with a jungle-ready jacket, top, pants, and knee-high boots. Since it's modeled after the actor and fully articulated, it's the perfect choice for playing out all sorts of dinosaur rescue adventures!
Anya Corazon is a Latina high schooler with a secret: she's Araña, also known as Spider-Girl! Fans of this comic book characters will love this Spider-Girl figure from the Titan Hero series. This 12" figure features ball joints at the hip and shoulder for posing and classic character styling that's sure to please. Plus, add the Power FX Pack to unleash character sounds and phrases for extra fun!
Loyal, tough, and a deadly fighter, it's no wonder the crew of the Serenity is so happy to have Zoe Washburne on their side! Now Firefly fans can have their favorite character watch over their desk or shelf with this Funko POP Vinyl. This 3 3/4 inch figure can be displayed alone or inside its collector window box. It's an awesome collectible for any fan of the Joss Whedon TV series!
When the universe is in need of a skilled and confident leader, there is no better hero to take command than Captain Marvel! Play out Carol Danvers' adventures with this 11-inch scale Captain Marvel doll. Fifteen points of articulation let kids move her however they imagine, while her uniform, jacket, and backpack provide lots of role play potential. Plus, with Goose the cat by her side, she's ready to take on anything — even a pair of warring alien races!
If you're going to make it at Hogwarts, you need a good professor! Professor McGonagall looks suitably imposing with this 12" doll wearing her professor's cloak, hat, and broach, just as she appears in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. And, of course, no wizard would be without her wand. Eleven points of articulation allow you to pose this doll in a variety of dynamic ways, perfect for hours of imaginative play in the Wizarding World! more dolls from this series, check out the Ginny Weasley doll, the Luna Lovegood doll, and the Hermione Granger doll
Sometimes, to solve big problems you need small allies! Fans of Doreen Green, AKA Squirrel Girl, will love this doll from the Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors series. This 11" adventure doll is fully articulated so you can pose her for all sorts of exciting superhero action. In Squirrel Girl's case, that also means that her tail, and ears are removable so she hide her squirrel powers! And for the finishing touch, she even comes with her squirrel buddy Tippy Toe.
Fans of A Wrinkle in Time's Mrs. Ws will be thrilled with this collector's doll of Mrs. Who as played by Mindy Kaling in the Disney film adaptation! The eccentric Mrs. Who and her diamond spectacles are critical to helping Meg see things that are otherwise hidden to the eye. This doll has a fully articulated body, perfect for posing, and comes with a doll stand and a Certificate of Authenticity. Fans of this doll will also love the Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Which dolls from the same line.
Supergirl flies onto your shelf as a Rock Candy figure from Funko! These 5" figures provide lots of detail in a stylized depiction of some of your favorite pop culture characters. Display it alone or inside its collectors window box; she's the perfect guardian and inspiration for your favorite space. Fans of the Funko POP! Vinyl format can also get this Funko POP! Supergirl figure. For more products featuring this popular DC superhero, visit our Supergirl Collection.
She's a top Quidditch player and tremendously talented with hexes... and now Ginny Weasley can join your playtime adventures with this 10" doll! Modeled after the character's appearance in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Ginny comes in her Hogwarts uniform of sweater, skirt, socks, shoes, and cloak, as well as her wand. With eleven points of articulation, you can pose her in dynamic ways for all sorts of adventures in the Wizarding World.
When Wonder Woman and Batman need backup for the Justice League, they call on Mera! The Princess of Xebel, one of the Seven Kingdoms of Atlantis, Mera is a ferocious warrior determined to protect our oceans with her hydrokinetic abilities. This Barbie Signature Mera doll is sculpted and costumed just like the movie characters, complete with "scaled" body suit and intricate armor, boots, and crown, perfect for fans of this undersea superhero.
When Lara Croft's adventurer father disappears, she decides to follow his last steps, leading her on the search for a tomb that supposedly lies on an island that most people think is a myth. You can play out all of her tomb raiding adventures with this 12" doll from the Barbie Signature line! The doll is modeled off actress Alicia Vikander's appearance in the 2018 Tomb Raider movie and comes with a map, axe, and journal, as well as a doll stand and Certificate of Authenticity. With multiple points of articulation, you can pose her in dynamic ways, whether she's part of a collection or getting added to the toybox.
Additional Recommended Resources
- For more fun, empowering, and diverse dolls, visit our Dolls / Action Figures Collection.
- If you're looking for resources about a particular person or character, A Mighty Girl's Character Collection is a useful place to begin! With sections for historical figures as well as book, TV, and movie characters, as well as popular superheroes, there are plenty of unique possibilities to discover.
- For books that celebrate the values that make role models so inspiring, from courage to compassion to initiative and leadership, visit our Values Collection.