Susan Lucci
What a doll! Mattel Barbie-fies Erica Kane
Posted Sunday, June 13, 1999 - 9:11:30 PM
A toymaker has released a doll based on All My Children's Erica Kane, and -- surprise! -- she's getting married.

Most women get married once or twice, but she's walked down the aisle nine times. She is, after all, Erica Kane, portrayed by Emmy Award-winning soap opera superstar Susan Lucci. Just in time for all those June weddings is the Champagne Lace Wedding Erica Kane Doll, celebrating Erica's romantic 1993 Spring wedding to handsome, wealthy Dimitri Marick at Pine Valley's Wildwind Estate on ABC Daytime's Emmy Award-winning All My Children.

Every detail of this daytime legend's wedding ensemble has been authentically re-created just as she wore on her special day. Erica's mermaid-style gown of white lace with champagne satin lining and intricate beading is sleekly sophisticated, her flowing veil dramatic, her bouquet as lovely as the bride herself. She even wears a wedding ring inset with an authentic Swarovski crystal, symbolizing this romantic moment.

"Susan Lucci's overwhelming popularity and the phenomenon that has become Erica Kane exemplifies the glamour and beauty that makes up the Daytime Drama Collection," explains

Amy Miller, VP Marketing, Mattel. "The month of June is the perfect time for Susan to bring together the world's best-loved daytime drama actress with a fashion doll of the character she portrays every day on All My Children. Collectors and soap opera lovers will cherish the Champagne Lace Wedding Erica Kane Doll for years to come."

Susan Lucci is known throughout the world for her portrayal of "Erica Kane" on ABC Daytime's All My Children. Since the show's inception, Susan has taken her character from a spoiled teenager to fashion model to respected businesswoman, marrying more than a half dozen men along the way.

"The success of Mattel's first Erica Kane doll was overwhelming, and I am especially thrilled to let fans know that there will be a wedding doll to add to their collection," says Susan Lucci. "Erica Kane truly has an amazing history, with an equally amazing wardrobe! I am delighted to see another memorable moment of her life captured in this beautiful doll."

The Champagne Lace Wedding Erica Kane Doll has an approximate retail price of $65.00 and will be available nationwide in June. Champagne Lace Wedding Erica Kane is second in a series of dolls from the Daytime Drama Collection featuring favorite daytime soap stars.

Mattel, Inc. [NYSE: MAT] is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of children's toys. With headquarters in El Segundo, California, Mattel has offices and facilities in 36 countries and markets its products in more than 150 nations throughout the world.

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