This year, Barbie celebrates her 60th anniversary. Always a trailblazer, the classic doll has held over 200 careers since her 1959 debut, as Barbie co-founder Ruth Handler strove to inspire girls to pursue the jobs of their dreams.
From running for president to landing on the moon, here are 25 of Barbie's best jobs throughout the years.
Ruth Handler first got the idea for Barbie when she observed her daughter playing with paper dolls. She set out to create a 3D version, and in 1959, the first Barbie was created (and named after Handler's daughter, Barbara).
"My whole philosophy of Barbie was that, through the doll, the little girl could be anything she wanted to be. Barbie always represented the fact that a woman has choices," Handler said.
Per Barbie Media, "Recognising a gap in the market, which only offered baby dolls for girls to imagine themselves as caregivers, Ruth invented the fashion doll category with a three-dimensional doll that girls could use to imagine their future selves."
Barbie often came with accessories to match her various jobs. When she was a nurse, she came with her medical diploma, medicine, and a hot water bottle.
Ever the classy gal, Barbie's looks - especially the more formal ones in the '60s - featured accessories like hats and gloves.
Not only did Barbie venture to the new frontier way before Neil Armstrong did, but she did so before other women could: NASA didn't hire their first crop of female astronauts until 1978.
Barbie became a surgeon in the '70s, a time when few women were even applying to medical school, according to Barbie's website.
Barbie's job versatility presented many options for young girls, showing them that they had the freedom to chose between a surgeon and a fashion model, and everything in between.
We can totally hear her saying, "Five, six, seven, eight!"
Wonder what her hit song was ...
Just two years later, in 1993, Jeannie Leavitt became the United States Air Force's first female fighter pilot.
You know what they say: darling it's better, down where it's wetter.
Barbie loves her pets and animals.
Barbie's humanitarian instincts have really shone through in her various medical occupations throughout the years.
"A League of Their Own" came out just a few years prior, in 1992, and definitely could've given Barbie inspiration for her own career in baseball.
She always seems to be leading the pack, even on the race car tracks.
Cellphones were all the rage in the late '90s, and their popularity has only skyrocketed from there. Naturally, Barbie needed one for her business endeavors.
Barbie's first Presidential bid occurred in the '90s, per Barbie Media, which was "before any female candidate ever made it onto the presidential ballot".
Always keeping up with the latest in pop culture, Barbie took a shot at the iconic singing competition three years after it premiered.
With "only 24% of today's STEM careers held by women," Barbie has tackled gigs in computer engineering and video game developing.
There's power in numbers.
Barbie's science-related careers encourage girls to pursue STEM.
Barbie is expanding her career perspective to the world this year, travelling the globe and reporting for National Geographic. Go, girl.
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