She’s a 58-year-old Barbie super-fan from Germany who owns over 17,000 dolls – officially the world’s largest Barbie collection, according to the Guinness World Records. Bettina Dorfman started the collection, which is said to be worth more than 200k, when she was just 10-years-old and was given a Barbie as a present during a stay in hospital. Since then the blonde housewife from Dsseldorf, Germany has amassed a whopping 17,000 Barbies and holds the Guinness World Record for the largest collection in the world.
Her precious hoard lives in the basement and living room but Bettina also has a room called ‘Barbie’s Kingdom’, for her most treasured dolls. But she’s not just a collector. Bettina is also a doll doctor and runs a Barbie hospital from her kitchen, repairing broken dolls sent to her from all over the world.
Among her collection are some really expensive, limited edition dolls – including replicas of Twiggy, Marilyn Monroe and Sandy from Grease.