6 Real Life Women Were Honored In Barbie’s First Ever 'Shero' Campaign

Boy, I wish I had these when I was growing up.

These days, Barbie is all about inspiring the imaginations of young girls, whether it's with superheroes, princesses, mermaids, or fairies.

But today, Barbie and Mattel are honoring six incredible real-life women at the Variety Power of Women Luncheon in New York City, each with a one-of-a-kind doll created in their likeness.



The dolls were made as part of Barbie's first ever "Shero" campaign, which celebrates women who "like Barbie, have broken boundaries, challenged gender norms and proven girls can be anything they want to be," according to the press statement.

The women being honored include:

Ava DuVernay, director of "Selma" and founder of the African American Film Festival Releasing Movement, an organization that helps black filmmakers get distribution for their movies.

Emmy Rossum, actress, singer, and spokesperson for Best Friends Animal Society, an animal welfare group that leads the no-kill movement.

Sydney "Mayhem" Keiser, a five-year-old fashion designer with work appearing in Vogue and J.Crew.

Eva Chen, the youngest appointed female editor-in-chief of Lucky Magazine.

Kristin Chenoweth, Tony and Emmy nominated actress and singer, and founder of the Kristin Chenoweth Art & Education Fund.

Trisha Yearwood, Country Music Award winning artist, best-selling cookbook author, and star of the Food Network show "Trisha's Southern Kitchen."

Here's a close-up of the amazing Ava DuVernay doll:



And another of the Emmy Rossum doll, brought to you by her living counterpart:

Unfortunately you won't see these Barbie dolls in stores -- they'll be auctioned off after the award ceremony today, with the proceeds going to the charity of each woman's choosing.

But you can get involved in the campaign on Monday, April 27th, which Barbie has declared National #Shero Day. Fans are invited to celebrate their own female heroes by using the hashtags #Shero and #BeSuper, or by tagging @Barbie on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

What do you think? Are these dolls a good likeness of their real life inspiration?