Would you like to join me in wishing a Happy Birthday to Barbie?
C'mon! Fess up! You had a Barbie (or 10) when you were a kid, didn't you? Or your sister had one that you secretly stripped or decapitated or something, right?
Well, Barbie is turning 54 today. Speaking as a woman in that age group, I find it amazing that her, er, assets are still where they were when she was first introduced to the public in 1959! (A little "plastic" work, Barbie?)
As much as we may make fun of her, Barbie is an icon and changed the way girls play. Reading the history of Barbie (Barbara Millicent Roberts), the controversies about her physique and her different "career" choices, etc. is a hoot. I just got way too caught up in the Wikipedia article and want more details now!
What's your favorite Barbie memory?
Happy birthday, Barbie! Here's a picture of the original, available as blond or brunette: