Barbie's careers through the years

Barbie was created by Ruth Handler and was

Barbie was created by Ruth Handler and was introduced in 1959 at the annual Toy Fair in Manhattan. Above, Barbie is depicted as a teenage fashion model. (Credit: Mattel Inc.)

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It's been 56 years since Barbie debuted at the International American Toy Fair in New York. The iconic doll is arguably one of the most classic toys for kids. And boy has she been busy! Here we take a look at Barbie's careers from 1959 through today.

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