Barbie At 61 – Still The Queen And Undefeated Champ!
The Daily Edge shares some random facts you may not know about Barbie.
Barbie is a nickname. Barbie’s real name is Barbara Millicent Roberts, and she’s named after the daughter of Mattel’s co-founders, Ruth and Elliot Handler.
Barbie hails from the Midwest. She’s a Wisconsin girl; born and bred and buttered in the fictional town of Willows.
Barbie is from a pretty whopper-sized family. Her siblings names are Skipper, Stacie, Chelsea, Krissy, Kelly, Tutti, and Todd.
Barbie helped kickstart Mila Kunis career. The Ukranian-born actress started acting in Barbie commercials as a child.
Bettina Dorfmann is the world’s biggest Barbie fan. This German woman owns a staggering 15,000 dolls.
Barbie remains one of the world’s most popular toys. There are three Barbies sold every second around the world, and by her 50th birthday, one billion models had been sold.
Barbie made history in 1997. She became the first doll to be marketed with a wheelchair.
The most expensive Barbie ever sold was auctioned off in 2010. Created to raise money for cancer research, the diamond encrusted Barbie went for $302,500.
In 2003, Saudi Arabia banned Barbie for being a “symbol of decadence to the perverted West”. In 2009, Mattel released a range of Barbies wearing burkas and hijabs.
With over 200 careers explored by Barbie, this dynamic doll offers something for every girl!