The Cher celebrity doll portrays her as herself from the Sonny & Cher TV series. It was made by Mego in 1976 in the The Mackie Collection Dolls series. This doll is the first of three versions (Growing Hair and bathing suit/hollow body Cher) made from 1976-1978. A full line of Mackie clothes, home and stage playsets, and a Sonny doll (Sonny Bono) were also made during that time. The dolls are over 12 inches tall.
In 2007 Mattel made a series of Barbie Collector Series Cher dolls, some in extremely limited editions. See Cher (2007) doll for photos and more information about the doll. Cher is one of the exception dolls in the Celebrity Doll Museum with more than one doll representing a celebrity. Cher has an official website at www.cher.com and her forum under merchandising has some good posts where you can learn more about Cher dolls and other collectibles. This is a particularly good one on dolls.
The 1976 version comes wearing a 70’s style salmon pink armless evening gown and chunky plastic pink high heels. The hair is straight parted in the middle and hangs down to her knees. The stick out eyelashes, silver blue eyebrows, long unpolished fingernails, and very tan color are doll’s distinctive features. The knees click bend, head turns and tilts, wrists bend, arms are soft vinyl but do not hold a pose, and shoulders move forward and backwards. No other accessories came with the doll.