Unreal Estate: Model Keeps 300 'Children' In 3-BR Apartment


She has 300 children in her three-bedroom apartment, and she cleans, dresses and feeds many of them on a daily basis. Performing those tasks isn't necessary though – the children aren't actually alive.

Marilyn Mansfield, a plus-size model who has appeared in Penthouse, has over the years amassed a brood of dolls--some of them extremely lifelike--that occupy more than a quarter of her Staten Island, N.Y., apartment. The children receive solicitous care from their mother, who says they "have to be treated as if they're real because they could break and stuff."