The first one appeared on the New York market for about $ 3. Erotic actress Bild Lili is believed to have become a prototype, whose photo was published in the German newspaper Bild Zeitung.
The doll was named after Harold's daughter, Barbara, who often played with paper dolls with friends. It inspired Harold to create dolls.
Over the years, Barbie has undergone a number of changes. At first she was a mature woman, but later she became a younger woman.
By the 1960's, Barbie had acquired the Dream House machine. In 1961, Barbie was released, Barbie Nurse, in 1965 as a Barbie astronaut, in 1966 as a Barbie Stewardess, and in 1991 as a presidential candidate Barbie.
By the way, in 2012, the sale of the Barbie doll was banned in Iran because it had a negative impact on Muslims. Because Iranian women should wear headscarves and closed clothing, which is not the case with Barbie.