Who Invented the Barbie Doll, How Did Barbie Get its Name, and What Are Her Measurements?

The Barbie Doll was designed by Ruth Handler and named after her daughter.

However, she didn’t realize that the original moulds came from an existing German doll named Lili, a popular cartoon prostitute of the time.

At first stores refused to stock the anatomically correct doll, until it was neutralized in 1959.

By the way, Barbie’s measurements if she were life-sized are 39-23-33, still pretty sexy, for a doll, of course.

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