“We didn't know how to run a business, but we had dreams and talent.” - Ruth Handler, Inventor of Barbie
Mattel’s popular fashion doll Barbie has an official birthday, and today she turns 60! (We’d say she doesn’t look a day over 20…) After debuting at the American Toy Fair in 1959, Barbie has become an internationally-known pop cultural phenomenon, with one billion dolls sold in over 150 countries. The multi-talented toy has been an astronaut, an architect, a veterinarian, a doctor, a lifeguard — the plastic figure has held just about every job under the Sun! Even though she is turning 60, the dynamic doll is showing no signs of slowing down — she has a feature-film in the works with Hollywood starlet Margot Robbie.