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Barbie ™

Interdisciplinary research guide starring Barbie (and Ken), Barbie girls, Barbie worlds, Nicki Minaj, and a cast of thousands

welcome to Barbie world

Nicki Minaj & Ice Spice – Barbie World (with Aqua) [Official Music Video] Nicki Minaj 2:09

foundation videos

Aqua - Barbie Girl (Official Music Video) Aqua 3:20

Nicki Minaj - Barbie Dreams Nicki Minaj 5:00

Nicki Minaj - Barbie Tingz Nicki Minaj 3:30

timeline & corporate

big screen barbie movie dolls


1959 Barbie is born

1961 Ken is born

1962 Barbie Dreamhouse

1964 Allan, Ken's friend

1965 Barbie Astronaut

1968 Christie, the first Black Barbie doll

1971 Malibu Barbie

1980 Diverse line of Barbie dolls

1985 “We Girls Can Do Anything” campaign is launched

1985 Day-to-Night Barbie breaks the glass ceiling as a CEO

1986 Barbie painted by Andy Warhol

1987 Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story

1992 Barbie's 1st run for president

1998 Barbie inducted to National Toy Hall of Fame

2011 Nicki Minaj Barbie doll

2012 Ella, friend of Barbie experiencing hair loss

2016 all-female Barbie presidential ticket

2016 New body types 

2016 Barbie Time magazine cover 'Now can we stop talking about my body?" 

2019 Barbie 60th birthday

2020 Basquiat art Barbie doll

2022 Barbie appears in a Super Bowl Commercial

2022 Dr. Jane Goodall CarbonNeutral® Barbie doll