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Quirky Quotes: 16 celebrities sound off about their doll connections
Written by Stephanie Finnegan   
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 20:39

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(Twiggy's doll, highlighting her eye-popping eyelashes. Courtesy of Twiggy Enterprises)

As January comes to a close, and a new year of doll discoveries awaits us, let's take a gander at what some well-known people have said about doll creations. With the Oscar nominations hitting this week, and presidential news conferences taking center-stage, it's fun to see which stars have chatted about being collectible, in both a dignified and charming manner, and in a bold and boisterous way.

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(Twiggy and her look-alike doll. Courtesy of Twiggy Enterprises)

"I used to do my own makeup. I used to have this doll that had those big eyelashes on the top and bottom, and I think I copied her when I was doing my eyes, putting false eyelashes on the bottom as well as the top. If there hadn't been a doll, there wouldn't be me."
— Twiggy, fashion model, singer, goddess to future designers

"I'm definitely a lash girl. I feel they are my best feature. I was drawn to Lancome Doll Lashes recently. Not only because of the name, but it smells like roses! Who wouldn't want to be a walking, talking, living 'flower doll.'"
— Chloe Sevigny, fahion model, actress, goddess to current designers

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(Bindi Irwin's talking adventure doll. Courtesy of Wild Republic)

"It's every little girl's dream to have an exact look-alike doll. It's amazing."
— Bindi Irwin, animal conservationist and ballroom-dancing superstar

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(Brandy Fashion Doll. Courtesy of Mattel)

"When I was growing up, Brandy was a TV star, reality star, a pop star, a Cover Girl, Grammy winner, had her own Brandy doll, and was the first African American to play Disney princess Cinderella."
— Niecy Nash, actress, producer, and TV host

"I used to put all my doll babies on my bed with their hands up and I would do full shows for them. I'd even do the screaming and clapping. I was bugging to be a singer."
— Missy Elliott, award-winning singer and songwriter

"I remember when I was six years old, we were having an event at school where different dolls were on display. I said that the tallest doll needed to be on the end, and my little friend said to me, 'Oh, you're just so bossy.' I remember thinking that wasn't a good thing. But I kept insisting that the doll had to be on the end, anyway."
— Condoleezza Rice, former National Security Advisor and Secretary of State

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(Karl Lagerfeld doll by KahriAnne Kerr, original watercolor painting illustration. Courtesy of Kahri)

"Nothing scares me more than people with some doll collection."
— Karl Lagerfeld, forward-thinking fashion designer with doll phobia

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(A young Emma Watson posing with a doll NOT made in her likeness. Courtesy of Warner Bros.)

"It's odd to think that people are handling a doll likeness of me. I don't want to imagine what they are doing with it or feeling about it. It can make me uncomfortable."
— Emma Watson, beloved actress who has been made into a doll multiple times

"The film that scarred me for life was 'Poltergeist.' It has one of the creepiest doll sequences with the clown, and ever since then, I've just been fascinated by dolls."
— James Wan, horror-movie director, creator of the "Saw" franchise

"If my kids were to make a doll of me as a mother, one of my recorded phrases would be 'I will throw that in the trash.' 'If you don't put that down right now, I will throw that in the trash.' It would be very funny, and scary, to hear myself saying certain things."
— Justine Bateman, actress, activist, sitcom legend

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(Edward and Bella from "Breaking Dawn" movie, around the time Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson broke up "for real." Courtesy of TMZ)

"Even while starting out I took things very seriously. I wasn't the sort of kid that would do a doll commercial or do a series for Nickelodeon. They asked me to do silly things, and I wasn't a silly kid."
— Kristen Stewart, actress who has been made into a doll more times than she'd like to admit

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(Channing Tatum is assaulted by porcelain dolls on the "Ellen" talk show, Courtesy of "Ellen" and People Magazine)

"It's embarrassing to tell you how much my friends do make fun of me. Seriously, when you have a doll made of your face, it is ridiculous how creative your friends can get . . . pictures, videos, little animated cartoons that they've made."
— Channing Tatum, actor made into a doll for "G.I. Joe" film (not "Magic Mike")

"I think, for a long time, people just didn't know what to do with me. I looked like a Barbie doll, and then I had this voice like I spend my life in a bar, and I said things that were alarming and had ideas that didn't make sense."
— Sharon Stone, actress who embodies "sexuality" throughout the 1980s

"In 'Summer and Smoke,' I was supposed to be a plain-Jane wallflower, and, instead, I had all these spectacular costumes. I looked like a Barbie doll."
— Geraldine Page, late actress often lauded as "greatest living actress in the world"

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(Kim Cattrall scored a hit playing a mannequin who springs to life. Courtesy of 20th Century Fox)

"I am not interested in being a Barbie doll and turning myself into a sausage for the next 20 years. I want to follow actresses like Helen Mirren and Judi Dench who have lines on their faces and aren't afraid of playing their age."
— Kim Cattrall, actress who embodied fashion, fierceness, and fearlessness

"Barbie — you and I are the same age, but I think you are aging much better than I am. Plus, you've had a hell of a lot more career opportunities. Way to go!"
— Patricia Heaton, TV actress who is frequently cast as middle-class, suburban mom

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