Doll collectors know better than anyone: finding a model of a character or celebrity that is authentic and realistic is very complicated. But for the Mexican artist Gil Plazola, the subject is another level! Gil uses prefabricated dolls in their primary form, without anything special, until they are transformed into iconic actors and singers. "Since my childhood I like barbies, and the inspiration for making my art is Hollywood actresses," said the artist to Bored Panda.

With contouring techniques, including shading and highlighting to add depth to the features, Gil developed his own method to bring out great movie characters and Hollywood stars. In addition to redoing the painting, the artist also modifies the hair and puts on clothes identical to the originals of the artists. The similarity with its counterparts and the details are amazing, there is no doubt that it is a work of art.

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#1

Maleficent

Maleficent

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Renae Dougherty
Community Member
1 month ago

pretty spot on

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#2

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

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TheReader19
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1 month ago

Serious talent

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#3

Clark Gable

Clark Gable

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TheReader19
Community Member
1 month ago

Mad skills

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#4

Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo

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TheReader19
Community Member
1 month ago

On my gosh, just wow

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#5

Lucille Ball

Lucille Ball

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow! The second one is great!

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#6

Rihanna #2

Rihanna #2

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Red72
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1 month ago

Nailed her eyes!

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#7

Queen of Hearts

Queen of Hearts

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How Terribly Unfortunate
Community Member
1 month ago

The second one is creepily accurate.

#8

Repainted Ken Doll

Repainted Ken Doll

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Jill Pulcifer
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow! This is amazing work, if I didnt know better I would think he photo shopped a mans head to be tiny. I do realistic portraits, and they often take 150 hours plus. I cant even imagine attempting that kind of detail on something so tiny, Incredible talent!

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#9

Cher

Cher

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Emperor Kitten
Community Member
1 month ago

*insert lazy joke about you looking more realistic than real thing here*

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#10

Cruella De Vil

Cruella De Vil

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Red72
Community Member
1 month ago

Glenn Close never looked so good!

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#11

Winnie Harlow

Winnie Harlow

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Karen Da Manager
Community Member
1 month ago

Has she had vitiligo her whole life, or did she develop it? Is that why the original doesn’t have vitiligo, or is it not actually her? I think vitiligo is beautiful. You can develop vitiligo, right? Someone at my school has a mild form it. Not very noticeable. She got when she burst a blood vessel in her arm.

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#12

Free Style Doll

Free Style Doll

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

This girl is fierce!

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#13

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande

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Haniza Rahmat
Community Member
1 month ago

the actual doll doesnt resemble her at all

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#14

Commisioned Doll

Commisioned Doll

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Jane S.
Community Member
1 month ago

The repaint looks like a real face that's been photoshopped onto the picture. Mad skills.

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#15

Dr. Dana Scully

Dr. Dana Scully

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Daphne Williams
Community Member
1 month ago

I actually think the first one looks more like her. The lips are totally wrong on the second one.

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#16

Diana Ross

Diana Ross

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TheReader19
Community Member
1 month ago

Job well done, why the first dolls eyes are grey is anyone's guess

#17

Rihanna

Rihanna

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TheReader19
Community Member
1 month ago

No idea why the first dolls eyes are brown when everyone knows her eyes are green

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#18

Boo From Monsters Inc.

Boo From Monsters Inc.

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TheReader19
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1 month ago

Good job, original not to bad either

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#19

Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot

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How Terribly Unfortunate
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1 month ago

Yeah, the first one looks particularly malicious.

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#20

Desi Arnaz

Desi Arnaz

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Ms.GB
Community Member
1 month ago

Looks more like Paul Reiser

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#21

Marilyn Monroe Inspiration

Marilyn Monroe Inspiration

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SBW71
Community Member
1 month ago

Looks more like Charlize Theron

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#22

Custom Doll

Custom Doll

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N G
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1 month ago

Who is Custom ?

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#23

Claudette Barbie Doll

Claudette Barbie Doll

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Jane S.
Community Member
1 month ago

That repaint is coming for your man, and your soul.

#24

Beyonce

Beyonce

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Community Member
1 month ago

I don’t see much likeness to Beyoncé.

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#25

Britney Spears

Britney Spears

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Kristy P
Community Member
1 month ago

Sorry... I don't see it

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#26

Fashion Royalty Latina Doll

Fashion Royalty Latina Doll

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TheReader19
Community Member
1 month ago

I really like this

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#27

Barbie Mold Commission

Barbie Mold Commission

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How Terribly Unfortunate
Community Member
1 month ago

Okay, but why is the neck in the second one just... like that?

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#28

Marty McFly

Marty McFly

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Red72
Community Member
1 month ago

A million percent improvement! Wow!

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#29

Fox Mulder

Fox Mulder

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Red72
Community Member
1 month ago

I love how he is just wearing a tie!

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#30

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

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LoL.alpaca
Community Member
1 month ago

omg if you didnt tell me it was a doll on some of these i wouldnt even know

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#31

Vivien Leigh

Vivien Leigh

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TheReader19
Community Member
1 month ago

Good job, however; the first one wasn't to bad actually

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#32

Ayumi Hamasaki

Ayumi Hamasaki

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chillchillpill
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

She's a 90s Japanese singer. The original J-pop babe!

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#33

Barbie Repaint

Barbie Repaint

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LoL.alpaca
Community Member
1 month ago

looks like me lol

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#34

Commision Of Client's Grandmother

Commision Of Client's Grandmother

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Layla Corman
Community Member
3 weeks ago

This warms my heart!

#35

Personalized Doll

Personalized Doll

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Brionna Mowery
Community Member
1 month ago

*doesn't know who this is so don't blame me* why is there green in her hair in the first one? And wow

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#36

Marko Hietala From Nightwish

Marko Hietala From Nightwish

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Nora Ask
Community Member
1 month ago

So cool!!

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#37

Commisioned Work

Commisioned Work

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Brionna Mowery
Community Member
1 month ago

I love the marker on your finger tho >u<

#38

Commisioned Work

Commisioned Work

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#39

Commisioned Doll Repaint

Commisioned Doll Repaint

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Brionna Mowery
Community Member
1 month ago

Yeah, the mouth is setting me off but like the eyes-

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#40

Bom Park

Bom Park

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Nimrod Name
Community Member
3 weeks ago

She looks great, I wonder if the artist did the rest of 2ne1

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#41

Repaint Commission

Repaint Commission

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Brionna Mowery
Community Member
1 month ago

The eyes on the first one... and then the last one.... holly [insert some kind of word here]

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#42

Jasmine From Alladin

Jasmine From Alladin

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LoL.alpaca
Community Member
1 month ago

like the lego at the bottom

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#43

Free Style Doll

Free Style Doll

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Commisioned Work

Commisioned Work

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FurryManiac
Community Member
1 month ago

The first one tho....

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#45

Elise Jolie

Elise Jolie

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Brionna Mowery
Community Member
1 month ago

Hollllllyyyyy crap those cheek bones

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#46

Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly

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Red72
Community Member
1 month ago

The before picture isn't that bad considering how terrifying some of the "before" are on the others!

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#47

Selena Quintanilla Perez

Selena Quintanilla Perez

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Brionna Mowery
Community Member
1 month ago

Anyone else think that whoever made that doll was on something?

#48

Ken Doll

Ken Doll

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Renae Dougherty
Community Member
1 month ago

looks almost like adam lambert

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#49

Spice Girl Doll

Spice Girl Doll

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Charlee Gilbert
Community Member
1 month ago

great work but God i hate the teeth am i the only one this makes uncomfortable?!

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#50

Fashion Royalty Doll Candy Rayna Ahmadi

Fashion Royalty Doll Candy Rayna Ahmadi

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Red72
Community Member
1 month ago

Kinda looks like Angelina Jolie!

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#51

Commisioned Work

Commisioned Work

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FurryManiac
Community Member
1 month ago

It looks like he just bought a new doll....maybe it’s just the lighting

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#52

Jacob From Twilight

Jacob From Twilight

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Red72
Community Member
1 month ago

He was given nipples! Which is fair because he did spend a majority of the Twilight movies shirtless, therefore nipples would be part of his costume

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#53

Fashion Royalty Male Doll Commission

Fashion Royalty Male Doll Commission

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Brionna Mowery
Community Member
1 month ago

This dude looks so gay and I love It (I don't know how it is so like, don't blame me!)

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#54

Fashion Royalty Natalia Fatale Doll

Fashion Royalty Natalia Fatale Doll

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Jennifer Lienhart
Community Member
3 weeks ago

The boobs even look different!

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#55

Fashion Royalty Doll Candy Rayna Ahmadi

Fashion Royalty Doll Candy Rayna Ahmadi

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Brionna Mowery
Community Member
1 month ago

*takes professional pictures of a doll*

#56

Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison

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Shelby P
Community Member
1 month ago

needs more skin texture

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#57

Clark Kent

Clark Kent

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Daria B
Community Member
1 month ago

Left: Superman / right: Dracula ♡

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#58

Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel

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Firework
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1 month ago

Nope. Wrong face shape, wrong hair.

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#59

Bella Swan From Twilight

Bella Swan From Twilight

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Bean59
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1 month ago

maybe some clothes would be nice

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#60

Katy Perry

Katy Perry

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Shelby P
Community Member
1 month ago

i don't know if it's the doll face shape or the paint, but that's not Katy Perry

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