Have fun WONDERing! I love dolls. Barbie made her first debit on March 9, 1959. :), Mine is Teresa, thats my name except its Tereza. Thank you for sharing your story with us, Cheyenne. Created by Ruth Handler. How old is Barbie? Luckily, there are more than 1,600 other Wonders to explore. There are more than 1,600 Wonders to explore here at Wonderopolis! Today’s Wonder of the Day was inspired by Nicole. We're glad you learned something new about Barbie, Reagan!! i couldn't understand what the video was saying, i'm sad that everybody is being mean to barbies i love barbies and i'm 9 years old, this is so COOL!! The part I found the most interesting was that barbie was old. Answer Save. :), Absolutely, Wonder Friend! We're sure you will find one you like better. Its pretty interesting that Barbie has been around that long. We hope you liked this Wonder! The answer can be found by doing some subtraction. :), i still like barbie but when i tell people they laugh at me, Hi, mrs. thrower! We encourage you to check out some of the other videos! I am the Cheyenne and I know Barbie is 57years old because I am a real fairy and you do not know if I am real or not but if you think I am real then you are correct but if you think I am not a real fairy then you are not correct. After founding Mattel Creations with her husband Elliot, Handler made the Barbie doll the first mass-produced doll in the United States with adult features. Barbie was very popular when she was first created in 1959, and she still is! Barbie Woods, Actress: T-Girl Fantasies. Barbie would be about 58 :). Do you have a favorite? Thank you for commenting! History. VIEW . Thanks for joining the conversation! What are some of your other favorite toys? Ask question + 100. For many years, children have used dolls when they play pretend and dream about the future. Hi, imani! How old if Barbie? I think it is interesting that Barbie was made on March 9th 1959.That makes me think about how old my Barbie is at home.I also wonder when were princesses invented. We encourage you to keep exploring and researching about topics that interest you! You can find many more Wonders by clicking Explore Wonders at the top of the page! “We felt Barbie’s 60th birthday was a great opportunity to showcase this in a lighthearted way. Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts, and she hails from the fictional town of Willows, Wisconsin. :), We're THRILLED you enjoyed WONDERing with us about Barbie, Emma! can you do one on how chargers charge?!!!??? :), i agree with you even if i am 21 years old, Thanks for sharing your opinion about Barbie, Mikkael! Sometimes it helps us to read the Wonder again! :), Thanks for your comment, Bill. Moreover, many of them own small houses with furniture, plenty of clothes, cars, and even pets. I also love barbies and i never Knew that she was 57 yrs!!! Sometimes we regret the things we do as kids. We're sorry you didn't like this Wonder. The world's most famous doll turns 55 today and she's looking fab, without even the tiniest hint of plastic surgery! Have you ever played with a doll? Thanks for sharing! That's neat, ttb! He was created by Ruth Handler, and she named Ken after her son Kenneth Handler.1 1 Biography 2 History 2.1 Personality 3 Relationships 4 Products 5 Gallery 6 References Ken Carson is from Willows, Wisconsin.2 He was born on March 11, 1961. Favourite answer. We hope you'll do some subtraction with us to find the answer! Thanks for sharing your opinion. But how old is the popular doll and what is her full name? What I am wondering is Barbie the most popular doll on earth? Glad you liked this one, Babylover101! She doesn't have any parents. We're glad you learned a new and interesting fact today! What is your favorite toy? :). What do you think your future will be like? :), Thanks for stopping back by, Ayrya! VIEW . Thanks for correction, Smileyface7! :), Hi, gavin! Bratz dolls are more detailed that Barbie. Thanks for stopping by Wonderopolis! Barbies are super old. So the comments on YouTube are correct! :), Thanks for sharing your opinion, Yayuguy. Some even need to be connected to the Internet. that's so cool. Due to her early popularity, Mattel created other dolls to join her, including her boyfriend Ken (named after Handler's son), best friend Midge, and little sister Skipper. I've really never thought about how old Barbie is . I have a good question to ask you it is not that long but I just want to ask you something,who are you are you a witch,a human,a bad person or a good person because my villagers are afraid of big people that walks in our villages and I am not big I am small like my villagers are and I don't think we should go by big people if they are bad.let me tell you why we can't go by big people because they are very dangerous to get stepped on.let me tell you a story a long time ago,when we got to a new beautiful village and it was full of beautiful flowers beautiful homes beautiful gardens and we all lived happily ever after but when we went to bed we all heard a big stump by a big person and some of our friends died because they got stepped on and got eaten by a big person because they thought it was food and then all of the villagers died even my mom and dad died.when I was alone I went to a nicer home and when I was alone in the morning I was scared because I didn't have a mom or dad I was just alone.that is a real story and I am sad because I don't have a family anymore. Kerry Miles is another surgery-obsessed “Barbie” who has spent £100,000 on her quest to look like a human doll. eBay. When my brother had his friends come over they would throw them around I even dyed ones hair!! I never knew how old barbies were it's really interesting! The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. How old is Barbie? Thanks for 'math-ing' for us! Good to know! Today the doll has come to symbolize consumer capitalism and is as much a global brand as Coca-Cola, with key markets in Europe, Latin America, and Asia. We encourage you to submit them to the Wonder Bank! :), We're THRILLED you liked this Wonder, tina! barbie is just lame and ugly and boring just like wonderoplis i cant belive my teacher makes me do this lame thing, I think that Barbie is only for girls that are 6 years old. :), We love WONDERing with YOU, marli! To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. Barbie's full title is actually Barbara Millicent 'Barbie' Roberts. I loved Playing with Barbie as a kid. Thanks for joining the conversation! I love barbies, they are so fun! She is said to have used a German doll called Bild Lillias her inspiration. :), Great to hear, Sabaa! We know she doesn't have a husband. Rachel Evans has spent £20,000 on plastic surgery to become a real-life Barbie doll. We always appreciate hearing from our Wonder Friends! Today, the price of a mint condition Barbie from this era can run close to $25,000. We hope you'll check out some of our Wonders about trains! I also wonder how old is her boyfriend? Thanks for sharing, Allison! did you know that barbie is 57 years of age , Hey there, Cheyenne! For most of history, dolls were made to look like babies (thus the term "baby doll") that young children could pretend to take care of. Relevance. It's not just Barbie who was given a proper title and a family history - her boyfriend got in on the action too. artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers, any personal belief about how to live or how to deal with a situation, a man who is the companion of a girl or young woman, a contest with rules to determine a winner, the dry outer covering of some fruits or seeds, a humorous or satirical drawing or series of illustrations published in print or as an animation, purpose, planning, or intention that exists or is thought to exist behind an action, fact, or material object, made up; formed or conceived by the imagination, http://www.barbiemedia.com/about-barbie/history.html, http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/barbie-makes-her-debut. Dolls have been around since even before Barbie! So, 2016 - 1959 = 57 years old! She also has three younger siblings - a sister called Skipper and twins Tutti and Todd. We're sure you can find one you like better! prediction: I think tomorrows wonder will about dance. The reason your other comments did not get posted is because we found some of the content to be inappropriate. Your Story was really exiting. :), We're glad you liked this Wonder, too! The other side of the argument says Barbie encourages imagination and self confidence. You may want to poke around in your old Barbie bins just to be sure! Victoria from IN, Amara from OR, Rose from IN, Janae from MI, and TALON for contributing questions about today’s Wonder topic! , We're glad to hear you loved this Wonder, Bella! Thanks for your comment. Her 50th anniversary was also in 2009. Interested in sharing Wonderopolis® every day? Ken is a fashion doll manufactured by Mattel. he has spent over £373,000 on various procedures. like for example, Bratz doll cars have real lights and a WORKING RADIO! It's so WONDERful that you two are here at Wonderopolis! I never really knew the history of Barbies! 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