HELLO KITTY Biography - Fictional, Iconical & Mythological characters


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Name: Hello Kitty                                                                   
Hello Kitty is the best-known of many fictional characters                         
produced by the Japanese company Sanrio. Hello Kitty is a very simply drawn         
character who was created in 1974 by the Sanrio Company in Tokyo, Japan.           
Registered in 1976, Hello Kitty is now a globally known trademark.                 
Hello Kitty was originally to be named "Whitey Kitty" (from one of the cats that   
Alice kept in the book Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll), due to         
British culture being popular among Japanese girls at the time of her inception.   
However, this name was not adopted.                                                 
When Hello Kitty's boyfriend "Dear Daniel" was created in 1999, designers took     
his name from the 1971 film Melody, which starred Mark Lester as a character       
called Daniel and features songs by the Bee Gees.                                   
Hello Kitty's fictional world includes a whole array of friends and family         
members. Hello Kitty is also friends with other famous Sanrio characters such as   
Kero Kero Keroppi, who has recently made its way back onto Sanrio shelves in       
late 2007. Since 2004 she has even had a pet cat of her own called Charmmy Kitty   
and a pet hamster called Sugar. Charmmy resembles Hello Kitty but has more cat-like 
features. Charmmy Kitty was given to Hello Kitty by her father, George White,       
and Sugar by Dear Daniel.                                                           
Hello Kitty has been marketed in the United States from the beginning and has       
held the position of U.S. children's ambassador for UNICEF since 1983. The brand   
rose to greater prominence during the late 1990s when several celebrities such     
as Mariah Carey adopted Hello Kitty as a fashion statement. New products           
featuring the character can be found in virtually any American department store     
and Hello Kitty was once featured in an advertising campaign of the retail chain   
Many American celebrities have contributed to the character's popularity: Ricky     
Martin[citation needed], Mariah Carey, Cameron Diaz, Heidi Klum, Steven Tyler,     
Christina Aguilera, Carmen Electra, Mandy Moore, Raven-SymonĂ©, Miley Cyrus,       
Varla Jean Merman, as well as Paris and Nicky Hilton have all been spotted with     
Hello Kitty and Bobby Jack goods. Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton was also           
spotted with a Hello Kitty handbag while doing a video blog with Ross Mathews.     
Perez Hilton was also seen wearing a Hello Kitty tie on Victoria Beckham's show     
'Coming to America'. Victoria commented on his 'fierce' tie. Singer Lisa Loeb,     
who is marketing the pink Hello Kitty guitar, has admitted to being a fan and       
has even dedicated a whole album in homage to Hello Kitty named Hello Lisa. 'Scene 
queens' like Jeffree Star and Audrey Kitching can often be seen donning Hello       
Kitty apparel. During a visti to Japan to promote her award winning album           
Confessions on a Dance Floor Madonna (entertainer) was given a life size Hello     
Kitty plush doll to give to her daughter.