With a successful history of high-quality hand-crafted dolls that spans over 80 years, Madame Alexander has become a household name in doll collecting.

Founder Madame Beatrice Alexander Behrman grew up surrounded by dolls. She lived above her father’s doll hospital, the first ever in the U.S., and started making her own cloth dolls during World War I to help his business. These cloth dolls are rare and highly collectible today.

Some of Madame Alexander’s first creations were dolls representing popular characters, such as Alice in Wonderland, Little Women, and the Three Little Pigs. She produced the first doll based on a licensed character (Scarlett O’Hara from Gone With the Wind), and she was the first doll manufacturer to make dolls based on living people (she created composition dolls representing the Dionne Quintuplets and a young Queen Elizabeth when she was still a Princess).

During World War II, she developed doll representations of the armed forces to boost morale, and by the late 1940s, she switched to using hard plastic for her dolls because it was harder to break.

In 1953, she released the Alexander-kins, eight-inch dolls made of plastic. Alexander-kins may be the most well-known Madame Alexander dolls today.

Madame Alexander also produced popular fashion dolls, First Lady dolls, international dolls, and baby dolls. Although she sold the company in 1988, dolls bearing the name "Madame Alexander" are still sold today.


Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

Dollreference.com

Dollreference.com

This densely packed index of antique and vintage dolls claims to offer over 10,000 images of dolls from the 1800s … [read review or visit site]

Vintage Dolls of the 50s

Vintage Dolls of the 50s

Rhonda Wilson's collection of 1950s dolls, organized by name (Ginny and friends, Littlest Angel and friends, etc.) … [read review or visit site]

Kaylees Korner of Collectible Dolls

Kaylees Korner of Collectible Dolls

Kaylee's extensive collection of vintage dolls from the 1930s to 90s. Click the balloons to browse. Though Kaylee s… [read review or visit site]

Museum of Childhood

Museum of Childhood

Embrace your inner child on this website from the Victoria and Albert Museum, filled with high-quality images and i… [read review or visit site]



Clubs & Associations

Discussion Forums

Other Great Reference Sites

Most watched eBay auctions    

Pink Karen Ballerina Composition Madame Alexander Doll Margaret Face Needs TlcGorgeous!! Vintage 1957 Madame Alexander Cissy Doll ~ Tagged All Original DressMalexander Early Cissy 1956-57, Full Lashed, Original Fashion Wig, No Cracks!!!1950s Madame Alexander 20" Blonde Cissy Doll W Original Tagged Blue DressMadame Alexander Alexander-kin Straight Leg Walker In Tagged Outfit SlwVintage 1950's Madame Alexander Cissy Pink Nylon Sweater & Felt Circle Skirt 1937-42 Madame Alexander 11" Composition Scarlett O'hara Doll In Tagged Dress A1950s Madame Alexander 18" Redhead Wendy Bride Walker Doll W Tagged Brides Gown1950s Madame Alexander 20" Blonde Cissy Doll W Tagged Pink & White Stripe DressLpt 3 1950s Madame Alexander 14" Little Women Marme Jo Amy Dolls TaggedVintage Madame Alexander Cissy Bride DollVintage 1950s, Madame Alexander-kins Doll Vintage Madame Alexander Cissy Face Doll Complete As Found Original 14" WalkerVintage 1950s, 11" Lissy Doll By Madame Alexander Madame Alexander Wendy Ann Composition Doll Vintage 14" BridesmaidMadame Alexander Doll Vintage Mme Walker 9" Cissette Toy With Big Clothing LotVintage 10" Cissette Margot #905 From 1961 All OriginalLtd Toy Stamp & 1950s Madame Alexander Alex Outfit Beautiful In The BoxAlexander-kins Wendy In Summer Dress, Special Hair Style, High Face Color-5 DayPristine Floor Length Brocade Gown For 10" Cissette With Gold Heels 1962Pretty Vintage 1950s Madame Alexander 20" Maggie Face Annabelle? In Orig. OutfitCharming Madame Alexander 8" Silk Victorian Collection Doll #26875 Box/tag/standVtg 1950 14" Peggy Bride Doll-clothes/accessories-margaret Face Madame Alexander1950s Madame Alexander 22" Blonde Vinyl Baby Doll W Cloth Body In BoxVtg 8" Madame Alexander Kins-wendy Doll Hat /clothes '50s Fit Ginny Vogue Muffie~ Nice ! 1950's Woven Cissy Hat W/flowers On Rim ~Jackie's Travel Collection 21" Ciissy Type Limited Ed W Extra Wardrobe Coa21" Madame Alexander 1950 Cinderella With Immaculate Hair And Crown! Vintage Madame Alexander Cissy Doll Hatbox 1950's 18" Doll Binnie WinnieVintage Madame Alexander Cissy White & Gold Hat Box With Silver High Heels Vintage 1950s, 8" Madame Alexander-kins Best Man Or Groom Doll Vintage 17" Madame Alexander Hard Plastic Doll Gainsborough Purse Locket Look!Vintage 1950s, 8" Madame Alexander-kins Queen Elizabeth Coronation Doll On StandMalexander 1950's Hard Plastic Margaret, Beautiful Facial Color, Black Hair!!19" Madame Alexander Composition/cloth Vintage Baby DollEarly 1950’s Straight Leg Walker Madame Alexander Wendy DollVintage Pristine Faux Leopard Coat For 10" Cissette From 1957Vintage 1950s, Cissette Doll 9" Doll Vintage Madame Alexander Cissette Doll With Red HairMadame Alexander Alexander-kins 1953 Tagged Dress Excellent Lot 2 Vintage Dolls: 21"madame Alexander James Purcell Cissy, Effanbee OliviaLtd Toy Stamp & 1950s Madame Alexancer Lissy Outfit Set In Original Box1930's Madame Alexander Chubby Dionne Quintuplet 11" Composition Doll~blue DressVintage 1956 Madame Alexander 8" Wendy Kin Bent Knee Walker #589 W BookletVintage Madame Alexander Lissy Doll- Circa 1950's, 11"- Original Clothes Vintage Heels For 10" Cissette With Flowers & RhinestonesVintage Alexander-kins Doll Pink Pinafore Dress 8" 1950's Great Condition Vintage Madame Alexander 8" Wendy Kin Bent Knee Walker 1956-65 Close To MintBelle Margie Doll 20 Inch Hard Plastic Vinyl Face Bent Knee Cissy Face ExtrasPretty Cissy DollMdm Alex Rose Splendor Red Velvet Ball Gown & Jewelry 16-18in Dolls Kitty CocoVintage Madame Alexander Little Genius Doll With BoxLot 2 Madame Alexander Dolls, Vintage 1950s Redressed, And Emily DickinsonVintage 1950s Unmarked Doll With Straw Hat And Chenille DogVintage Madame Alexander Wendy Ann Composition DollBeautiful Vintage 30's/40s Composition Madame Alexander Doll - CinderellaLtd Toy Stamp & 1950s Madame Alexander Lissy Outfit Set In Original BoxBeautiful White Straw Hat With Dotted Swiss Tulle For Cissy...10" Cissette's Pink Jersey Top From 19581955 Madame Alexander Alexander-kin "wendy Changes Outfits For Rainy Day"

Recent News: Madame Alexander Dolls

Source: Google News

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long-Running Hits - WICKED
Broadway World, July 28th

Ten original cast albums. Broadway: Guys & Dolls, Xanadu, Chicago, 42nd St. Marie Christine, On the Town,...Forum, Rink, Marilyn, Barnum. Opera: Anna Nicole/BAM. .... Alexander returns to Wicked having previously appeared as a swing both on Broadway...Read more

Trade Names: The Toy Center revamps under newest owner
Richmond Times-Dispatch, July 27th

“Historically this used to be known as a store to come to for collectible dolls,” she said. “It carried lots of Madame Alexander dolls as well as hobby/collectible Lionel and MTH trains.” Mollen took down the glass cases that had been filled with...Read more

Mattel one smart cookie, but Barbie Crusades fire up again
Greenwood Index Journal, July 26th

But where were these Barbie haters when the porcelain dolls of yore came along? Why not curse the Madame Alexander line of dolls that tout their own version of perfection? Or the dolls that have that eerie look of real-life 3-year-old pageant girls...Read more

It's the journey, not the destination
Delphos Herald, July 26th

Seems Connor, with all good intentions, sold his children's first baby shoes, outfits worn home from the hospital and his daughter's Madame Alexander doll collection. It went fast and at full asked for price! Connor offered to buy back the items at $3...Read more

The Good Eye: In Praise of Last-Resort Wear: It's official: You may wear caftans
Austin Chronicle, July 23rd

Gallehugh gained experience in embellishment-heavy corners of the fashion industry, briefly designing Madame Alexander doll clothes and "accessories-based" table-wares, including beaded and embroidered fabric meant to look almost like jewelry...Read more

Frankly, my dear
Cleburne Times-Review, July 21st

Now, thanks to the obsession of a local woman, the book and movie have more than another museum: It's a shrine. The brainchild of Vicky Rogers, the Gone With the Wind Remembered Museum & Gift Shop opened in Cleburne on Saturday. The event ...Read more

Beacon's Glow Collectibles Now Offers Lower Free Shipping Minimums
PR.com (press release), July 8th

Predominant doll manufacturers include: Heart and Soul Dolls; Madame Alexander Dolls; Hidegard Gunzel Dolls; Heidi Plusczok Dolls; Lorella Falconi Dolls; Helen Kish Dolls and Adora Dolls. They also carry the very popular Jim Shore Figurines, as well as ...Read more

Help! Get your doll back on its feet
Florida Today, July 1st

Dear Help!: I have a beautiful but old (never removed from the box) 16-inch Madame Alexander doll that I recently purchased from Goodwill. The doll is still attached in the box but is probably 25 years old and it unfortunately has come apart at the...Read more