The Susan Lucci celebrity vinyl doll was manufactured in 1998 by Mattel. The doll depicts Susan Lucci as Erica Kane on All My Children, the daytime drama on the ABC television network. Mattel created two dolls based on Erica Kane as part of the company’s Daytime Drama Collection.
â€œSome people dress for success. I dress to knock’em dead.â€ –Erica Kane
Husbands. Ex-husbands. Scandals and seductions. From supermodel, to author, to cosmetics company CEO. Since sexy, headstrong Erica Kane made her home on ABC’s award-winning daytime soap, All My Children, Pine Valley hasn’t been the same.
This glamorous, one-of-a-kind Erica Kane Collector Doll re-creates Erica’s look from the unforgettable Crystal Ball episode when she makes her first public appearance back into Pine Valley society.
Erica appears in an alluring ensemble that’s been re-created to the finest detail. Her silky blush satin gown is accented with a detachable train and a luxurious velvet & charmeuse satin wrap. Her look is finished with romantic upswept hair, sparkling clutch purse, shimmery earrings, necklace and bracelet just as Erica wore on the show.
Erica Kane, played by the beautiful and talented Susan Lucci, is a character many viewers aspire to be. â€œErica is probably the best part ever written for a woman,â€ Lucci says of her character.
Erica Kane is the First in a series of dolls from the Daytime Drama Collection(TM) featuring favorite daytime soap stars.
Certificate of Authenticity, reply card and doll stand included.
The dress is based on the outfit Erica Kane wore during the Crystal Ball, an annual event in All My Children’s story lines. Susan Lucci has been played the role of Erica Kane from January 16, 1970 until September 23, 2011 when it went off the air on ABC. Prospect Park tried to revive the series All My Children on the internet in 2013, but the character Erica Kane did not continue and production ceased after 7 months.
The light blush satin strapless gown is floor length with a large matching bow in the back with a long train. The train is lined with a shiny fine mesh material. The gown has a four snaps closure in the back and bow with attached train are removable with two snaps on the back at the waist. The plastic crystal necklace tacked to the front center of the gown which can be clipped to completely remove the gown. A white satin lined black faux fur stole comes wrapped around the shoulders. Underneath the dress are a pair of blush nylon pantyhose with white underwear attached. The plastic high heeled shoes are the same blush color. A matching glittery blush clutch with gold bead buttons is in the left hand and around the wrist is a crystal bangle bracelet. The right hand has a faux diamond ring and both hands have red nail polish.
The rooted brunette hair is styled in a french twist with long side wavy bangs. The eyes are painted hazel brown and the tooth bearing smiling lips are red to match the manicure. Silver earrings with dangling plastic crystals finish the outfit.
The doll comes with an Erica Kane Daytime Drama Collectionâ„¢ labeled white plastic doll stand and a certificate of authenticity booklet.
The dolls is articulated at the head (side to side only, shoulders (ball joint), right arm is stiff straight, the left arm is stiff bent at a right angle, the waist turns, the legs rotate front to back at the hip, and the knees bend about three clicks. Regular pointed straight ankle Barbie feet.
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After 19 nominations, Susan Lucci broke her losing streak and won the best actress Daytime Emmy in 1999. If you are a an Erica Kane fan, her acceptance speech is a must see. This is the youtube video: