The Evolution Of The Barbie Doll From The 1950's To Today


Even if you weren’t a huge Barbie fan growing up, there’s still a pretty good chance you've played with one or at least owned a couple. Though she wasn’t always on the right side of history, Barbie has come a long way from her 1959 roots. In this video, we are going to explore the evolution of the Barbie doll from the 1950s to today! We’ll show you which doll from Germany was the original inspiration for Barbie, as well as the Hollywood icons that served as muses to Ruth and Elliot Handler, the founders of Mattel. We will also show you some of Barbie’s careers throughout the years, as well as her controversies. The iconic doll and Mattel made huge strides in becoming all-inclusive. We'll show you what 2013 headline-making Barbie might have been the shove that Mattel needed to do so.