I can still remember my first Barbie doll! I was so happy when my mother gave her to me (17 years ago), she had long blond hair and she wore a beautiful pink, mini dress! This year, Barbie dolls became 53 years old! :D If you want to know Barbie’s story read below!
Barbie is a fashion doll manufactured by the American toy-company Mattel, Inc. and launched in March 1959. Her full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts. American businesswoman Ruth Handler is credited with the creation of the doll using a German doll called Bild Lilli as her inspiration.
Barbie is the figurehead of a brand of Mattel dolls and accessories, including other family members and collectible dolls. Barbie has been an important part of the toy fashion doll market for fifty years, and has been the subject of numerous controversies and lawsuits, often involving parody of the doll and her lifestyle.
Barbie's "mother" Ruth Marianna Handler
The first Barbie doll was introduced in both blonde and brunette
Diane von Furstenburg
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