In 1959, the Mattel toy company introduced the Barbie doll. Barbie remains the top "fashion doll" in the world, with one Barbie sold every three seconds, according to Mattel
On March 9, 1959, the Mattel toy company introduced the Barbie doll. Barbie’s official name is Barbara Millicent Roberts, and she was “born” in the fictional town of Willows, Wisconsin.
The first Barbie doll was a “teen fashion model.” Since then, she has been a doctor, teacher, firefighter, and even a football coach!
Barbie was invented by Ruth Handler. She named the doll after her daughter, Barbara. Barbie’s boyfriend, Ken, was named after Ruth’s son!