Head over to Wonder #579 to explore the differences between ponies and horses! :), Hi, Garrett! How old is Barbie? She has since spent tens of thousands of pounds on make-up, fake tan, hair extensions, teeth whitening, manicures, pedicures, fake eyelashes and expensive designer clothes. We're sure Nicole appreciates your comment! Good to know! Will you get married? That's cool, Whitneyjune! And now, over 55 years later, Barbie is a global icon inspiring girls everywhere to be anything. We know she doesn't have a husband. Barbie would be about 58 :). Luckily, there are more than 1,600 other Wonders to explore. Glad you discovered something new, ImACupCake! Meanwhile, Karla Homolka was a 17-year-old living in Châteauguay. 2019 Barbie Lights Empire State Building Pink SELECT. Ask as adult friend or family member to take you to a local store that sells Barbie dolls. 2019 Barbie Role Model Tessa Virtue SELECT. :), Hi, Bill! We also encourage you to embark on your own Wonder Journey to learn more about Barbie. Thanks for stopping by Wonderopolis! Bratz dolls are more detailed that Barbie. Barbie: 20 surprising facts about everybody's favourite doll! 0 0 ☆Serena☆ Lv 5. She is especially a fan of Barbie's "frozen" look, saying: “Every woman should be like Barbie and if they don’t they’re doing something wrong. Danish pop band Aqua. What I am wondering is Barbie the most popular doll on earth? :), Hi, Skylar! . That's okay. So the comments on YouTube are correct! Barbie's full title is actually Barbara Millicent 'Barbie' Roberts. What is your favorite toy? :), Hi, berenice! News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. eBay. They do sound pretty amazing, Brielle! Let us know your favorite! We're glad you learned something new! We encourage you to embark on your own Wonder Journey to learn more about Barbie. We encourage you to search for more Wonders about things that interest YOU! Throw on some Aqua — March 9 is National Barbie Day!In 1959, an 11-inch tall bombshell made her debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York. Through the 70s and 80s, Barbie's face grows rounder and friendlier - cracking a smile for the first time in 1976. We will be updating this Wonder! Sounds like you have quite the collection! There are more than 1,600 to explore. , We're so glad to hear you enjoyed this Wonder, ttb! We hope to hear from you again soon! 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. :), Hi, Gracie! Despite the proliferation of electronic gadgets, though, some of our favorite toys are still things like board games, balls, and dolls. What did you learn about Barbie from this Wonder? My Size Barbie, $220. Are you surprised by how many types of Barbie products there are? Always keep WONDERing! . Shop for the latest Barbie toys, dolls, playsets, accessories and more today! According to Handler, her "whole philosophy of Barbie was that through the doll, the little girl could be anything she wanted to be. Although Barbie turned 50 years old in 2009, by that time, sales of Barbie merchandise had passed $1 billion annually. Did it passed Barbies birthday yet because you guys are saying that she's 57 years old and she should be 58 or 59 years old by now. We hope you'll do some subtraction with us to find the answer! :), who created barbie and why is she so popular now, We're glad you're WONDERing, maddie! Many kids still love to unplug and play with these hands-on toys. We're glad you had fun exploring this Wonder! It's GREAT when we're learning and having fun! Rachel has spent £20,000 on plastic surgery - including a boob job (taking her from a 32AA to a 32D), nose job, lip fillers, jaw tightening, Botox, cheek augmentation and eye lift - to make her look like Barbie. How old would she be today? Thank you for sharing your story with us, Cheyenne. I can't belive Barbie is that old too!! Barbie turns 61 years old today. Barbie Roberts. VIEW . :), Thanks for sharing your questions, Esperanza! It's lots of fun! Many people think that Barbie is a one-name wonder, like Cher, or Madonna, but it turns out everyone's favourite, pink-wearing doll actually has a middle AND a last name. In addition to supplemental toys, such as cars, houses, and fashion outfits, various versions of Barbie herself have been produced, reflecting a wide variety of careers, including airline hostess, pilot, doctor, astronaut, Olympic athlete, and even U.S. presidential candidate. Her patented entrance into the ring is still engrained in wrestling fans’ minds today. Many critics say Barbie promotes gender stereotypes and unrealistic expectations about body image. :). Hi Barbie sorry your not 58 years old you are 57 year old We're sorry that you don't have family anymore. We're glad you're WONDERing with us, Pony Boy! We're glad you're WONDERing with us! The long-legged bombshell’s rivalry with Trish is still one of the greatest between any two WWE Divas. Is she older? First appearance March 9, 1959. She popularly goes by the name Human Barbie due to her resemblance with the doll. :), I'm sorry you feel like that i still like barbies, Thanks for being a supportive Wonder Friend, cheyenne! She also wouldn’t mind stealing her boyfriend, which seems to be her biggest motive. For other inquiries, Contact Us. We do know that Barbie is very popular, and has been for a long time! 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!! All of the new Wonder questions are submitted to the Wonder Bank by Wonder Friends. It’s been 58 years since Barbie first hit the shelves, and hasn't she aged well? I have 46 Bratz dolls and I am not a fan of barbies. Tomorrow in Wonderopolis we’ll explore the rhythm of life! We're glad you're learning so much! Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). That's right, Barbie's full title is actually Barbara Millicent 'Barbie' Roberts. You can find many more Wonders by clicking Explore Wonders at the top of the page! , Hey there, Cheyenne! :), Thanks for sharing your opinion, imani! I hope you keep this site going for ever!!!!! Thanks for sharing your opinion. We're sorry you're not having fun WONDERing. That's the day Barbie made her debut at the American Toy Fair in New York City. :), We love your enthusiasm about WONDERing and learning, Jocelyn! Wonders about volcanoes! :), We're glad you enjoyed this Wonder, Kia! The good news is every Wonder has a video that goes with it. We understand that not everyone is a Barbie fan. 1.8m Followers, 220 Following, 1,571 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Barbie (@barbie) You have answered 0 of 3 questions correctly and your score is: Subscribe to Wonderopolis and receive Also, I think it is over maybe 60 years old. We understand that not everyone likes the same toys. In spite of the debate, Barbie is still an enduring icon today. 2 Answers. We're glad you're having fun exploring Wonderopolis! Barbie is a common toy, so I think this question is very appropriate. Although she became popular pretty quickly, Woods only worked in the industry for 2 years, retiring in 2003 with about 30 titles under her belt. Get answers by asking now. Enjoy! Victoria from IN, Amara from OR, Rose from IN, Janae from MI, and TALON for contributing questions about today’s Wonder topic! :), Great to hear, Sabaa! Hi Mia! VIEW . Looking back at Barbie in the 60s, she looks fit to be the First Lady of the United States. We're sorry you didn't like this Wonder. We're glad to hear you are learning on Wonderopolis! Barbie is getting older, but not quite that old! We're sure you will find one you like better. We encourage you to check out some of the other videos! 2019 Barbie Role Model Yara Shahidi SELECT. Barbie is actually 57 years old because she made her debut on March 9, 1959. :), That's right, Wonder Friend! Maybe. 8 years ago. the Wonder of the Day® via email or SMS. :), Hi, yahaira! Dolls have been around since even before Barbie! If you have kept your Barbie dolls from when you were a child, or if you have acquired them another way, you may be wondering how much your doll is worth. Thanks for exploring Wonderopolis with us! I loved Playing with Barbie as a kid. 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. The beauty therapist, who was bullied for her flat chest at school, first started fashioning herself on plastic idol Barbie in 2010. We encourage you to add it to the Wonder Bank and keep researching at the library and online! Roughing it is not having a butler. :), Hi, Peyton! this was coll to learn because I had barbies and i'd play with them sometimes it was cool to read. That's a great idea--you should suggest it in the Wonder Bank! We hope this Wonder was helpful! :), We're glad you liked this Wonder, too! All that changed on March 9, 1959, though. We sent you SMS, for complete subscription please reply. :), barbie is a doll if you were wandring so sorry taypo, Thanks for helping your fellow Wonder Friend, taylor! The only thing to put a crack in her diamond sheen is Barbie. Her real name actually emerged back in the 1960s, when Random House published several books about her life. Discover the best selection of Barbie items at the official Barbie website. :), We're THRILLED you liked this Wonder, tina! There are many more Wonders we hope you explore here at Wonderopolis! Barbie isn't quite 100... try reading through this Wonder one more time to find out how old she is!! Thanks for joining the conversation! We chose Barbie since that doll line has been around for such a long time. When my brother had his friends come over they would throw them around I even dyed ones hair!! Its original design was based upon Lilli, a German doll that was based upon a cartoon character. We hope this Wonder was helpful and informational! Thanks for visiting! Would you want to be like a Barbie doll when you grow up? Help spread the wonder of families learning together. Thanks for joining the conversation, Reign. #i<3barbies! 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. Ask question + 100. Are you a Barbie fan? We're THRILLED you're WONDERing with us! But one thing you won't regret is doing more WONDERing with us! It seems like many of today's forms of entertainment have to be plugged in. I have a barbie doll and I never really knew about the BARBIES history but now I know and i'll take good care of my dolls!!! :), Hi, Andrew! We understand everyone likes different Wonders and that's okay! For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click this link: thesun.co.uk/editorial-complaints/, Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed, Barbie has a full name and a back story that not many people know about, Barbie looked prim and proper with pursed lips when she was first created, In 2016, Barbie's makers Matel released a more 'diverse' range - including their first curvy Barbie, Barbie and Ken's look has changed many times over the years, Barbie was launched in March 1959 by American businesswoman Ruth Handler, Rodrigo has become known as 'The Human Ken Doll', Kerry Miles has spent £100k to look like a human Barbie doll, Valeria uses cosmetics to help achieve her unusual look. We did some digging and found that, according to britannica.com, Ken was "born" in 1961! Mehr von Tech Insider auf Facebook anzeigen 8 years ago. She's got a little "sister," but we all know she's meant to act as a mom when she's got the baby. i think youtube is so bad when you're watching the wrong things but this is information so i approve! :), Hi, jimmy! Thanks for WONDERing with us! :), Great question, Emani! prediction: I think tomorrows wonder will about dance. :), Hi, lareina! Barbie is the producer of the movie and comes with her laptop, cell phone and briefcase. known for doing everything she could to look like a doll. I never really knew the history of Barbies! We're glad you had fun WONDERing! Wonder #371: Are All Collections Valuable? :), Hi, Carter! :), Absolutely, Wonder Friend! Want to add a little wonder to your website? Take care, Wonder Friend! Barbie is fun to play with isn't she,but I have a question how old is Barbie? While boys might prefer to call them "action figures," dolls have been popular toys with both boys and girls for hundreds of years. Have fun dreaming about your future. The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. In 2009 Mattel opened a six-floor flagship Barbie store in Shanghai, featuring a spa, a design studio, and a café in addition to a wide offering of Barbie-related products. The 90s and 00s becomes all about the pink lip. :), Hi, Wonder Friend! Thanks for asking, Zoey! Even though I don't like barbies these facts/video are pretty cool and i am so happy *Nicole* that you asked this question thank you so much!!!!!! I love dolls. :), We're sorry you didn't like it, Bailey. Wow! :). Thanks for sharing! ️㊙️㊗️ just kidding I like to joke ogdfvsuyigskdugavuydffsdugvi, Hi Barbie just checking on your age and I know you are 58 years old my name is romell . :), We're glad you learned something new, Meghana! :), We're glad you're having so much fun WONDERing, Alexa! Ken has had styles, careers, and friends over the years. Undoubtedly, many girls in the world, somewhere in life tried to look like them, most failed only few succeeded. Barbie was introduced in 1959 and our current year is 2016. We're all different! That's neat, ttb! :), Mine is Teresa, thats my name except its Tereza. We encourage you to keep exploring and researching about topics that interest you! :), Thanks for stopping back by, Ayrya! How old is Barbie today? All the new Wonders are submitted by users just like you to the Wonder Bank! like for example, Bratz doll cars have real lights and a WORKING RADIO! While Barbie's popularity over the years is undeniable, not everyone is a fan. Barbie never won the approval of authorities in the Thanks for sharing your opinion. granny lol i love this web site ........ Could you maybe do a Wonder about Volcanoes? At almost a foot tall with long, blond hair, the Barbie doll became a huge success, selling 300,000 dolls in its first year. You can buy remodeled Barbies. Thanks for sharing your connection to this Wonder! :), i agree with you even if i am 21 years old, Thanks for sharing your opinion about Barbie, Mikkael! Barbie always represented the fact that a woman has choices.". We understand that not all our Wonder Friends care for Barbie. There are more than 1,600 Wonders to explore here at Wonderopolis! Keep up the GREAT WONDERing! We like the Teresa doll! A good reminder about guidelines for commenting can be found in Wonder #670: Do You Have Good Netiquette? I have a whole collection Of Barbie's in my bedroom. Left to right: Rene Dif, Lene Nystrom, Soren Rasted and Claus Norreen (Photo by Michel Linssen/Redferns) You have been singing Aqua’s Barbie Girl for 19 years now. Since her debut, well over 800 million Barbie dolls have been sold around the world. The answer can be found by doing some subtraction. “We felt Barbie’s 60th birthday was a great opportunity to showcase this in a lighthearted way. Luckily, there is so much information in the text, too! Sorry for the confusion, Deanna. Thanks, Cameron! Sometimes it helps us to read the Wonder again! Barbie was born on March 9, 1959, and she turned 50 in 2009! at least I think because she made her first debut in 1959 to 2016. dude this thing is so amazing to me :), Thank you for sharing your connection to this Wonder, Jazzy! He doesn't have a middle name. You can also research at your library and online! It was a very popular question from our Wonder Friends. 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. :), We're THRILLED you liked today's Wonder, Sarah! Barbie was very popular when she was first created in 1959, and she still is! :), Hi, kyia! There is a whole team of us here at Wonderopolis who read and respond to comments, as well as research and write the Wonders! 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