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Transgender actress Laverne Cox gets her own Barbie doll

Transgender actress and activist Laverne Cox has broken new barriers by being recognised with her own Barbie doll.
 
The new doll goes on sale ahead of her 50th birthday.
 
Cox, who rose to fame in the Netflix prison comedy Orange is the New Black, said her hope is that the new doll will help people to dream big.
 
The doll is the latest release from toymaker Mattel, as the company works to redefine the stereotype of Barbie's thin blonde image.
 
The Emmy Award-winning actress's doll is part of Barbie's Tribute Collection, which launched last year and recently recognised the Queen of England in the year of her Platinum Jubilee.


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