Barbie celebrates her 53rd birthday

Barbie is now middle-aged. The iconic doll turns 53 today. She was first introduced at the American International Toy Fair in New York on March 9, 1959.

The fashion doll is manufactured by Mattel Inc. She is the figurehead of the family. She has a range of companions, including her boyfriend, Ken, and friends, Theresa, Midge, and Christie.

Barbie has a variety of careers, including Doctor. This is meant to show young girls that women can do anything.

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