Most Barbie dolls have blonde hair and blue eyes. Barbara Millicent Roberts, Barbie, Clara (Barbie in a Nutcracker), Rapunzel (Barbie as Rapunzel), Odette (Barbie Swan Lake), Princess Anneliese (Barbie the Princess and the Pauper), Elina (Barbie Fairytopia Movies), Princess Annika (Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus), Princess Genevieve (Barbie and the 12 Dancing Princesses), Rosella (Barbie as the Island Princess), Mariposa (Barbie Mariposa), Liana (Barbie & the Diamond Castle), Eden Starling (Barbie in A Christmas Carol), Corinne (Barbie & the Three Musketeers), Merliah (Barbie in A Mermaid Tale), Blair Willows/Princess Sophia (Barbie Princess Charm School, Princess Tori ( Barbie: The Princess & the Popstar), Kristen (Barbie in The Pink Shoes), Lumina (Barbie: The Pearl Princess), Princess Kara (Barbie in Princess Power), Princess Courtney (Barbie in Rock'n Royals), Princess Barbie Her best friends are Teresa, Nikki, Midge, Christie, Summer. Be on the lookout for your Britannica newsletter to get trusted stories delivered right to your inbox. She is intelligent, sweet, kind, brave, caring and helpful. Since she appeared in all Barbie films and the Barbie Life in the Dreamhouse series, Barbie is described as kind, caring, intelligent, and helpful. She is voiced by America Young and her singing voice is provided by Elli Moore. Barbara Millicent Roberts is a fashion doll manufactured by the American toy-company Mattel, Inc. and launched in March 1959. ModelActressSingerPrincess (in films)TeacherChefRacecar DriverArtistCheerleaderOlympic GymnastPhotographerFashion Designer Her family and her moved into a larger cape cod, where she met her best friend Midge. This content is imported from Twitter. Originally designated as a fashion doll in an established line of toys character conquered and captivated a large female audience staying with her success until today. She is the main character in the "Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse" series. Ruth Handler, who cofounded Mattel with her husband, Elliot, spearheaded the introduction of the doll. View the profiles of people named Bárbara Millicent Roberts. A girl with long blonde hair and blue eyes, wears a lot of pink clothes, fashionable dresses and skirts. Mothers in a 1958 Mattel-sponsored market study before the doll’s release criticized Barbie for having “too much of a figure.” Mattel circumvented this problem, however, by advertising Barbie directly to children via television. She was introduced in 1990 and is formerly known as Tutti and Stacey, only spelled differently. In 1963 Mattel added Barbie’s best friend, Midge, and in 1964 her little sister, Skipper. Later, Barbie would gain a twin brother and sister named Tuttie (later to be named Stacey) and Todd, a younger sister named Kelly and a baby sister named Krissy. Barbie was created on March 9th, 1959 by Ruth Handler. ft. mansion in Malibu, California. She was born in the fictional town of Willows, Wisconsin, somewhere in the 1960's. According to the Random House books, the Barbie character's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts, and her parents' names are George and Margaret Roberts. 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. Barbie also known as Barbara Millicent Roberts is a fictional actress, created as a fashion doll by Ruth Handler, the co-founder of Mattel. Barbie's first family member was her sister Skipper. Birthday Wishes dolls wear a pink gown. She has gone through many changes throughout the years from her debut in 1959, to now she comes in all varieties. Barbie was created on March 9th, 1959 by Ruth Handler. Barbie is named after Ruth Handler's daughter Barbara. At the age of 5, not only did Barbie get a new baby sister Skipper! Ring in the new year with a Britannica Membership, Wisconsin Historical Society - Barbie Doll, History of Dolls - Original Barbie - Story Behind the Original Barbie Doll. Join to Connect Mattel, Inc. Harvard University. Mattel, in fact, upon sponsoring Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse Club program in 1955, became the first toy company to broadcast commercials to children. Barbara Millicent Roberts, often known simply as Barbie, is a blond hair, blue-eyed doll that has been around since 1959. Barbara Millicent Roberts, popularly known as Barbie, is a character created by the toy company Mattel in 1959. In fact, in 1994 researchers in Finland announced that if Barbie were a real woman, she would not have enough body fat to menstruate. View the profiles of people named Barbara Millicent Roberts. The first child, a blue eye, blonde haired beauty. Image: Ebay. Mattel registered Barbie as a work of art, but the doll has also inspired works of art, including a 1986 Andy Warhol portrait and photographs by William Wegman and David Levinthal. Barbie has appeared in many fashion shows and has her own movie series. Who would think that our favorite doll, the ever youthful-looking Barbie, (full name - Barbara Millicent Roberts), is turning 50, on Monday, March 9th. She wears high heels a lot. Omissions? ActressSingerPrincess (in films)TeacherChefRacecar DriverArtistCheerleaderOlympic GymnastPhotographerFashion Designer, George Roberts (Father)Skipper Roberts (Sister)Stacie Roberts (Sister)Chelsea Roberts (Sister)Millicent Rawlins (Aunt)Kristin Rawlins (Cousin)Francie Fairchild (Cousin)Lillian Fairchild (Aunt)Claude Fairchild (Uncle)Jazzie (Cousin)Marlene Roberts (Aunt)Max and Marie Roberts (Cousins)Unnamed Grandmother. A Britannica Premium subscription and gain access to exclusive content joined by six younger sisters and younger. 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