21" (53 cm.) All composition with socket head, brown sleep eyes, slate-grey eyelids and eyeshadow, strong brows, real lashes, three painted side lashes at each eye, star-shaped beauty mark, closed mouth with rich red lips, brunette mohair wig with elaborately arranged braided coronet and attached flowers, jointing at shoulders and hips. She is wearing a zipper-back red satin gown with black lace inserts which is decorated with a lavish garland of rose petals and velvet streamers which cascade down the skirt, elaborate headdress of sequin paillettes, extravagant lace mantilla, petticoat, panties, red shoes with silk ties, earrings and bangle earrings. Excellent condition of both doll and costume. Madame Alexander, 1946, the doll was inspired by the 1875 opera "Carmen" which was an adaption of Prosper Merimee's novella of the same name. During the 1930s and 1940s, the opera was popularly revived in both European and American theatres.