Happy Birthday! Barbie turns 54

Happy Birthday!  Barbie turns 54

Credit: Getty Images

386688 10: (FILE PHOTO) A 1977 Quick Curl Ken doll stands next to Barbie in this studio portrait. On March 13, 2001, Mattel toy company celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Ken doll which was originally introduced March 13, 1961 at the American International Toy Fair. Originating with his crew cut look and evolving through the funky disco styles of the ''70s and ''80s, to the trendy styles of the ''90s, Ken has been a worldwide pop culture favorite for every era and for several generations. (Photo courtesy of Mattel/Newsmakers)

Print
Email
|

by Getty Images

KING5.com

Posted on March 12, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 4 at 7:09 PM

Created by Ruth Handler, Barbie made her first appearance in March 1959. Since her debut, the doll has represented more than 40 nationalities, she has had more than 130 careers and has worked with 75 different fashion designers.

Print
Email
|