Elly Mae Clampett Barbie Doll – How did I miss this?

I’m a mom to a boy. I guess that explains it. How else could I have missed that there was an Elly Mae Clampett Barbie doll. Me. Barbie loving extraordinaire. I LOVED Barbie as a young girl. I even collected Barbie as an adult. My parents have a huge box of Barbies to attest to this.



Well, it seems that Donna Douglas, the critter lovin’ actress, Elly Mae Clampett wasn’t so happy about it. The doll was released in late 2010 without the actresses permission. Today a settlement was reached between CBS and Mattel, and Ms. Douglas.

I still like to watch “The Beverly Hillbillies”, it brings back fond memories, and still makes me laugh. I don’t think my son has ever watched it though. I will be rectifying that soon.

I still can’t believe I missed this Barbie doll, though.


  1. I wonder why she didn’t want her likeness on a Barbie. I would be flattered!

  2. Oh my gosh that is hysterical. I never realized barbie needed the actress who played the character’s permission. That’s interesting.

  3. Oh my gosh, that is so cute! A friend of mine collects Barbies–I had no idea how many special edition (and PRICEY!) Barbies there were out there before.

  4. That Barbie cracks me up!

  5. I’ve never seen the show but I’m surprised the actress sued over it. It’s not like it had HER name on it- just the character, which SHE didn’t create {I assume}… ah well. Either way I love special Barbies like that. If I had more room in my house I’d collect them. 🙂

  6. That is awesome! I have quite of a Barbie collection even though I no longer collect.

  7. That is adorable!! Wish I still played barbies… LOL

  8. That’s so interesting, because I guess I wouldn’t have thought she’d own rights to the character she played. I would have thought the show or production company would have.

  9. Her hair still looks the same after all of these years!

  10. That is too funny! There are some interesting Barbies!

  11. OMG…that’s CRAZY. I can’t believe you found that, and I love the picture of her now (you never think of Ellie May as aging).

  12. that doll is awesome. I wonder why she didn’t want to be a Barbie? :/

  13. too funny, wish I had a girl, I loved barbies as a kid.

  14. I always loved Barbies! Who knew, right?

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