Historical Characters: In every era, character counts

Isabel and Nicki, 1999

These sisters twinspire each other to find their girl power

Courtney, 1986

She discovers her inner hero and changes the game

Julie, 1974

She stands up for girls' rights and wants to be president

Melody, 1964

She finds the strength to lift her voice for justice and equality

Maryellen, 1954

Her big ideas get her into trouble—and sometimes save the day

Molly, 1944

She lends a hand on the home front during World War Two

Nanea, 1941

She joins the war effort when Hawai'i is attacked

Kit, 1934

She faces the Great Depression with grit and determination

Claudie, 1922

She's an imaginative girl determined
to save her home in Harlem

Rebecca, 1914

She's an aspiring actress who cherishes her family's Jewish traditions

Kaya, 1764

She loves horses and longs to be the leader of her Nez Perce people

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More inspirtational characters from America's past

Samantha, 1904

She's a generous girl who shares her good fortune with others in need

Addy, 1864

She's determined to be free in the midst of the Civil War

Josefina, 1824

She lives on a rancho in New Mexico at a time of great change

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Historical Characters

American Girl® is famous for our historical characters—including our newest additions, twins Isabel and Nicki Hoffman™ from 1999 and Claudie Wells™ from 1922! These 18-inch dolls explore important times in America’s past. Each of these dolls for ages 8 and up includes a world of imagination. From 1980s girl Courtney Moore™, featuring Courtney’s™ Bedroom Set, to 1970s girl Julie Albright™ and Julie’s™ Groovy Bathroom to 1960s girl Melody Ellison™ and Melody’s™ Recording Studio, the characters continue on down through the decades—including Nanea Mitchell™, Kit Kittredge™, Rebecca Rubin™, Kaya™, even Molly McIntire™ featuring Molly’s™ Birthday Bundle. Plus, as part of our 35th anniversary celebration, we brought back favorites like Josefina Montoya™, Addy Walker™, and Samantha Parkington™.