History of Barbie

First introduced in 1959, Barbie dolls have been entertaining kids for over 50 years. Over 1 billion Barbie dolls have been sold, since it was first launched and have undergone various transformations ever since. The idea of a teenage fashion doll originated in the mind of a great visionary, Ruth Handler, co-founder of Mattel Toys. Let's have a look at the history of Barbie dolls to understand Barbie's odyssey, since the mid 20th century.


Ruth Handler, the wife of Elliot; co-founder of Mattel toy company often observed her little girl playing with two dimensional paper dolls. Something that caught her attention was that her daughter often gave her dolls adult