Washington: Barbie dolls producer Mattel has decided to pay tribute to the late actress Farrah Fawcett by immortalising her iconic 1976 photo in a striking red swimsuit in the form of a Barbie with its proceeds being sent to charity.
The company has decided to issue a limited edition ‘Farrah Fawcett Barbie’ and the proceeds will go to the foundation that Fawcett had built to benefit cancer research.
“We’re all very excited about it, it’s a great tribute to her and part of the proceeds go to the foundation to benefit cancer research and help people,” Alana Stewart, President of the Farrah Fawcett Foundation and long-time friend of the actress, told Fox News.
“Farrah created the foundation two years before she died and her aim was really to help in cutting edge research and to help people that are actually struggling with cancer now, so that’s really the mission of the foundation.
“It’s really wonderful for her memory and for her legacy and for her fans,” she added.