So today I thought it would be fun to share a sweet vintage doll named Nancy Famosa. To my friends in America, she might be unfamiliar, but to my fellow doll enthusiasts in Spain she will be instantly recognizable. This wholesome girl had a fabulous wardrobe designed for all the adventures that could come her way. A boyfriend, Lucas, would later come on the scene as well as a plucky little sister named Lesly.
If you happen to read Spanish, or you just want to see some gorgeous photos of Nancy check out my friend Vanessa’s blog. You can get an idea of how precious Nancy is in another dolly culture! An American collector has a great blog with lots of Nancy information. Check out Allison’s blog for more on Nancy and other vintage goodness!
Nancy stands at 16 inches and has pretty odd proportions. Her arms are not to scale with the rest of her body, bringing to mind comparisons with tyrannosaurus rex. Her legs…..well. She has some pretty thick calves. Those sturdy legs are going to keep her little feet firmly on the ground.
Nancy has little block-like feet. They are short and wide. How cute. She can wear many shoes designed for MSD dolls. Also, her tiny waist makes it difficult for other dolls to fit into Nancy’s clothes.
Vintage Nancy dolls are difficult to find in the United States as they were never marketed or sold here. New, reproduction Nancy dolls are also available from Spain, if you can find a company willing to ship to overseas.
Nancy Famosa has been updated and redesigned for today’s children. You can see this new style Nancy here in the US at many Toys R Us stores.