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As Barbie Turns 60, Here Is A Look At Her Evolution Through Time

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| January 3 , 2019 , 18:21 IST

Barbie turns 60 this year and is still going strong. Blonde or brunette, slender or curvy, black or white, princess or president, Barbie is a forever favorite for young girls.

She had an hourglass figure, long blonde hair, sparkling blue eyes and perfectly done up make-up. The ideas of beauty fit perfectly into everything that came in beautiful boxes, with a change of dress too.

She made her first debut at a New York toy fair on March 9, 1959, and was an immediate success.

Barbie, whose name comes from a shortened version of Barbara, was designed to show young girls that they could dream big.

The doll was invented by Ruth Handler, the co-founder of Mattel, who was inspired by her own children to create the doll.

From the start, Barbie's pinup measurements didn't immediately seem all that feminist and would spark criticism over the years for body shape and skin tone.

When she was first created, Barbie had a much different appearance, which has evolved in looks with the changing times. What makes her different – is the acceptance of all shapes, sizes, colour, profession or vocations.

And despite fierce competition in the toy industry, 58 million Barbies are sold each year in more than 150 countries.

The latest Barbie collection features the Holiday collectibles and fashionistas around the world. Take a look at the best celeb Barbie dolls in these 60 years.

AISHWARYA RAI

KATRINA KAIF

ZENDEYA

TWIGGY

SHAKIRA

MARILYN MONROE

NICKI MINAJ

JENNIFER LOPEZ


 

GIGI HADID

HEIDI KLUM

KATY PERRY

PRINCE WILLIAM AND KATE MIDDLETON

JK ROWLING

FARAH FAWCETT

JENNIFER LOPEZ

EMMY ROSSUM


 

CYNDI LAUPER


BEYONCE