The DUCHESS OF YORK Sarah Ferguson has inspiRed a new line of rag dolls.

The ex-wife of Britain's PRINCE ANDREW helped to design a set of LITTLE RED dolls, based on a children's book she has written.

The red-haired doll, which looks like the duchess as a child, will hit stores in America next month (AUG03).

BOB SOLOMAN, boss of the company APPLAUSE INC which manufactures the dolls, is confident adult collectors will be as interested in the doll as children.

In fact, if the line is a hit, Soloman says he's even considering offering a BIG RED rag doll modelled after the grown-up duchess.

24/07/2003 21:29