5 FUN FACTS ABOUT BARBIE YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW:
These fun facts show just how much of a cultural icon and inspiration Barbie is to generations of people around the world!
Her favorite colors are fuschia and pink.
Pink and fuschia! These bright, vibrant hues are often found in her everyday clothing choices. Whether in her elegant dresses, glamorous accessories or even matching shoes, pink and fuchsia are always present, perfectly reflecting Barbie's personal tastes.
Barbie is a nickname!
Believe it or not, Barbie has a full name - it's Barbara Millicent Roberts. Ruth Handler, who invented the doll, named Barbie after her daughter, and Ken is named after her son.
She's had lots of jobs
Barbie is a true working woman with over 200 jobs to her credit, including astronaut, pilot, firefighter, doctor and many more.
She's been to space
Speaking of Barbie the astronaut, the famous doll was sent into space in 1965. This was four years before man walked on the moon.
She breaks barriers
In 1973, Barbie became a surgeon at a time when very few women were present in operating theatres. In 1985, she became CEO, and has also pursued careers in fields such as computer engineering, robotics, science and more to inspire girls to pursue STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) studies.