The 51-year-old superstar who played iconic Kahlo in her 2002 biopic added, "She celebrated her uniqueness".
Pablo Sangri, a lawyer for Ms de Anda Romeo, said his client is not seeking money but wants Mattel to talk about redesigning the doll.
She may not have approved of being cast as a variety of Barbie, the best-selling doll whose image Mattel has updated so as to address criticism that in body type and lifestyle it had perpetuated damaging stereotypes about women.
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Critics took to social media about the Kahlo doll, stating that it doesn't exactly reflect Kahlo in image either, expressing that her almost conjoined eyebrows are not accurately portrayed, her figure was not truthful and that the costume worn is not similar in respects to the Tehuana-style dresses the artist wore.
"We will talk to them about regularizing this situation, and by regularizing I mean talking about the appearance of the doll, its characteristics, the history the doll should have to match what the artist really was", Sangri said. "Mattel secured permission and worked in close partnership with the Frida Kahlo Corporation, the owner of all rights related to Frida Kahlo, to make this doll".
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The corporation said it got the rights through Kahlo's niece, Isolda Pinedo Kahlo, more than a decade ago.
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It was perhaps an unlikely choice for the maker of the famously buxom blonde doll, given that Kahlo was known for upending gender norms and traditional ideas about how women should look and act.
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They will span across icons from sports and art to journalism and mathematics, with each doll coming with educational materials pertaining to each inspiring lady in the list. Now, actor Salma Hayek, who portrayed Kahlo on silver screen too came out to slam the company.
As the latest addition to Barbie's Iconic Women series created to inspire young girls, she joins aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart and NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson as the latest BFFs in Barbie's phonebook.
Other notable figures include Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim, "Wonder Woman" director Patty Jenkins, bisexual British boxing champ Nicola Adams OBE, fencing champion Ibtihaj Muhammad, conservationist Bindi Irwin, Chinese volleyball player Hui Ruoqi, plus-size model Ashley Graham, ballerina Misty Copeland, French chef Hélène Darroze, soccer player Sara Grama, Polish journalist Martyna Wojciechowska, gymnastics champion Gabby Douglas, Chinese actress Guan Xiaotong, director Ava DuVernay, prima ballerina Yuan Yuan Tan and fashion designer Leyla Piedayesh.
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