Barbie Doll Timeline

  • Inspiration

    Ruth Handler was inspired by a German doll ' Billd Lillie'. She was a sexy doll for adults,described as a Blonde Bombshell. In 1956 Ruth went to Europe and bought 3 Billd Lillie's.
  • Launch of Barbie

    Launch of Barbie
    In 9 March,1959,the first Barbie Doll was created. Also was launched in the American International toy fair in NYC.
  • 1963

    An outfit that came with a book,' How to loose weight? '
  • BYE ! Billd Lillie

    BYE ! Billd Lillie
    In 1964, the production of Bild Lilli was stopped after they bought the rights to the doll.