Uneeda's line of Tinyteen dolls debuted in 1957 to compete with Ideal's Little Miss Revlon. Suzette was a less-expensive version of Tinyteen made exclusively for the W.T. Grant chain of stores. She had a boyfriend named Bob who also had extra outfits. Uneeda also used the Suzette name on other dolls, including Barbie-type fashion dolls in the early sixties.
Suzette is 10.5" tall, and has a rigid vinyl body, jointed at neck, shoulders and hips, and a soft vinyl head. She has gray or blue sleep eyes with molded lashes, and three painted lashes at the outer corner of each eye. Her rooted hair is generally styled in a wavy bob or a ponytail with bangs, and was available in various shades. She has no earring holes, and her finger and toenails are unpainted.
She is marked "UNEEDA" on the back of her neck.
Suzette was sold in a two-piece swimsuit, as pictured above, or in a bra and girdle as shown in the box illustration. She had other separate boxed outfits as well. Click here to go to Tinyteen and Suzette's Outfits page.
Suzette's box is pictured in the photo above.
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