Barbie's turning 61: Was her life in plastic always fantastic?

Mind-blowing facts about the doll you thought you knew

Stars Insider

09/03/20 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE Curiosity

The world's most famous doll was first introduced in 1959, by a southern California toy company called Mattel, Inc. Ruth Handler, who co-founded Mattel with her husband Elliot, spearheaded the introduction of the doll all those years ago, and just how Barbie looks so good in her sixties is simply another one of her fitness secrets we’ll never know.

As it turns out, there's a lot of things you probably don't know about the "ultimate American girl"—like her full name, or the worst piece of advice she ever gave girls. Click through to have your mind blown!

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