Barbie's world: Mind-blowing facts about the doll you thought you knew

March 9, 1959 marks when Barbie was introduced, and it's also her official birthday

Stars Insider

04/03/21 | StarsInsider


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.

Intrigued? Then click through for strange truths about this Barbie girl.


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