Question: Was Barbie based on a real person?

What was Barbie based on?

Bild Lilli dolls Mattels Barbie doll, which appeared in March 1959, was based on Bild Lilli dolls that co-founder Ruth Handler had acquired in Hamburg.

Is Barbie Roberts a real person?

Barbie was born on March 9, 1959 making her 59-years-old today. 2. Barbies real name is Barbara Millicent Roberts, and shes named after the daughter of Mattels co-founders, Ruth and Elliot Handler.

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