American actress Angelina Jolie’s look-alike doll was snapped up by an anonymous bidder for 2,000 pounds during an eBay auction. The doll with the same bee-stung lips, perfectly arched eyebrows, and tiny mole on the forehead had been hand painted by artist Noel Cruz.
Jolie’s figurine had just been an ordinary doll before Cruz removed the factory paint, and then re-touched the face with acrylics, forming the actress’ features. To make the doll look more like the Tomb Raider star, he even fitted it with a long brown wig and added a glamorous dress. After the transformation was complete, the doll was put up on Internet auction site eBay, where the anonymous bidder bought it.
For Cruz, who specialises in painting dolls to look like celebrities, there was only one thing that was missing from the doll – Jolie’s tattoos. Despite the doll having been made in an almost exact replica of the real deal, it still came under the criticism of an online forum.