This Bild Lilli doll inspired Ruth Handler to create Barbie in 1959. The Bild Lilli doll is distinguished by her eyes always looking to the side. She is 11 ½ inches tall. Originally she came in a clear plastic tube and on a plastic stand which had her name but I do not have these two items.
Her shoes and earrings are molded on, she has a painted face with side glancing eyes with white irises, high v like narrow eyebrows, red lips and fingernails. She is all plastic with limbs attached inside by coated rubber bands. Her hair is a cut-out scalp that is attached by a hidden metal screw that was not meant to be played with and is in split curl bangs and a ponytail. The doll is in nearly perfect condition with the exception of the snap on her shorts (see picture) which is missing one side. Otherwise she is in nearly perfect condition.
Once again see picture closely for details. The doll is in her original outfit and has not had any alterations or replacements. Additional pictures available upon request. The item "Rare Bild Lilli Vintage Doll 1955 made in Germany sold in USA" is in sale since Saturday, July 23, 2016.This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Barbie Vintage (Pre-1973)\Vintage (Pre-1967)". The seller is "merlin15922" and is located in Clinton Township, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States.