Just a few words that describe the many incarnations of Barbie® over the past 50 years. Flip through our lookbook highlighting some key moments in the life of the world’s most famous model muse, Barbie Millicent Roberts. Can’t get enough of this fashion phenom? Visit
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The Original 1959
Barbie’s debut as the “teenage fashion model” conjured up the glamour and sophistication of the day’s leading starlets like Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, and Rita Hayworth.
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The Original 1959
Although she may be the best-known blonde in the universe, Barbie was also sold as a brunette.
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Go-Go Glam 1967
Twist N Turn™ — Barbie’s new moveable torso and body parts made it possible for her to pony, twist, and go-go with the best of them.
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Flower Power 1971
Inspired by the new youth movement of the late '60s and early '70s, “Flower Power” Barbie debuts shortly after the legendary Woodstock Festival.
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Wish They All Could Be California Girls 1971
Later that year, the very first Malibu Barbie® appears on the scene with her sparkling blue eyes, pearly white teeth, sun-kissed skin and beachy blond hair.
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The Rockers 1981
As the music industry is radically changed by MTV and the invention of music videos, Barbie and her fellow Rockers give meaning to the term “girl band” by selling out concerts and records all throughout cartoonland.
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Teased bangs and perms were all the rage in this era and made way for the best-selling Barbie of all time, Totally Hair™ Barbie®.
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Celebrity Shake Up 2004
After over 40 years together, Barbie ended her relationship with Ken. Although they remain good friends, Ken isn’t the only one hoping for reconciliation.
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Pretty Presidential 2004
Well before any of us heard of Barack Obama, African-American Barbie ran for president.
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A Gracious Giver — Timeless
Throughout the ages, Barbie has always been involved with philanthropy — from volunteering as a Candy Striper to serving as a UNICEF Ambassador.
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Her Boyfriend's Back
The happy couple is back together. February 14th, 2009 Barbie decided to give Ken another shot. Every girl needs some arm candy!
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