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Barbie® doll’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts

She is from (fictional) Willows, Wisconsin where she attended High School

Barbie® doll’s official birthday is March 9, 1959 – the exact date she was unveiled to the toy industry during New York Toy Fair

Barbie® first appeared in the now-famous black-and-white striped swimsuit

Barbie® doll’s debut look was polished off with her signature ponytail – a hair style representative of the times (1959)

The first Barbie doll was sold for $3.00

Barbie® doll’s first pet was a horse named Dancer

Barbie® doll’s signature color is Barbie™ Pink (PMS 219)

Barbie® doll stands 11.5 inches tall

The best-selling Barbie® doll ever was 1992 Totally Hair™ doll, with hair from the top of her head to her toes

Barbie® doll has had 180+ inspirational careers

Every year since 2011, Barbie® doll has introduced a career that has been under represented by women – some of those careers include computer engineer, architect, entrepreneur and film director

Today, a mint condition “#1” (1959 Barbie doll) can fetch as much as $27,450 at auction, as was the case with an extremely rare #1 blonde doll in a May 2006 auction held by Sandi’s Doll Attic.

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