Commemorative Prince William and Kate Middleton dolls were created in 2012.

Despite being nearly 60, Barbie never seems to age.

Barbie dolls have, however, adapted to changing times with expanded career options, broader representation across race, nationality, and body type, and of course, the latest styles.

Here's what Barbie dolls have looked like since they hit shelves in 1959.


1959

Barbie made her debut in 1959 with a striped swimsuit, blonde ponytail, and red lipstick.


1960

Barbie got a job! Fashion designer Barbie sported a matching jacket and skirt set with a blouse and sketchbook in 1960.


1961

Barbie and Ken hit the beach (or pool) together. Ken was introduced as Barbie's fictional counterpart in 1961.


1962

This "Red Flare" Barbie from 1962 features a voluminous red coat and matching hat, said to be inspired by '60s style icon Jackie Kennedy.


1963

"Midge" was introduced in 1963 as Barbie's best friend. She had freckles, a button nose, and dark curled hair.


1964

In 1964, Barbie's "swirl ponytail" hairstyle replaced what until then had been her trademark bangs.


1965

Barbie's bangs returned in 1965, along with a striped jumpsuit.


1966

"Color Magic Barbie" featured yellow hair and an equally vibrant outfit.


1967

"TwistNTurn Barbie" in 1967 featured bendable knees and a twistable waist.


1968

In 1968, "Talking Barbie" said things like "Let's go shopping!"


1969

"Christie" was the first African-American doll, and marketed as Barbie's friend. She debuted in 1968, but is pictured here in 1969.


1970

The Cher Barbie doll was peak '70s, wearing a miniature version of the outfit the singer herself wore in the music video for "Half Breed."


1971

"Malibu Barbie" epitomized the laid-back, West Coast vibe in 1971.


1972

The "Barbie Beauty Center" allowed aspiring hairdressers to practice on Barbie's blonde locks.


1973

"Malibu Christie" joined Barbie in California in 1973.


1974

Barbie's Town House in 1974 featured three stories and some retro decor.


1975

Barbie the Olympic skier was released in 1975, ahead of the 1976 Winter Olympics in Austria.


1976

Barbie stole the show as a ballerina in 1976.


1977

"Superstar" Barbie wore a glitzy pink gown with a sparkly boa.


1978

"Superstar" Barbie teamed up with a fabulously '70s Ken in 1978.


1979

Barbie and Ken matched in monogrammed swimsuits in 1979.


1980

Teresa, the first Hispanic doll in the line, added more representation to Barbie doll collections.


1981

Barbie took up roller skating in 1981, complete with '80s leg warmers.


1982

Barbie served burgers and fries at McDonald's in 1982.


1983

Barbie's townhouse in 1983 had a whole new look, and included a dining room, eat-in kitchen, living room, and bedroom.


1984

Barbie wore a sparkly dress resembling flower petals in 1984, with a dark-haired Ken by her side.


1985

"Day To Night Barbie" was ready for a day at work and a night on the town.


1986

Barbie landed on the moon as an astronaut in 1986.


1987

Doctor Barbie was on call in 1987 with a white jacket and miniature stethoscope.


1988

"Fashion Barbie" in 1988 rocked '80s styles from head to toe.


1989

"Evening Enchantment Barbie" wore a shiny dress to match the night sky.


1990

Barbie's Dreamhouse in 1990 was pink. Very, very pink.


1991

Barbie the Air Force pilot landed on toy store shelves in 1991.


1992

"Totally Hair Barbie" came with hair down to her ankles in 1992.


1993

"Native American Barbie" debuted in 1993.


1994

Barbie's "Dolls of the World" collection included "Kenyan Barbie" in 1994.


1998

Barbie's Deluxe Dream House in 1998 featured flowery wallpaper with pink and green accents.


1999

"Generation Girl" Barbie wore a blue dress and denim jacket paired with red heels in 1999.


2000

"Jewel Girl" Barbie in 2000 sported a crop top and pink skirt with a grey jacket.


2001

Following the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, Barbie released Olympic swimmers with gold medals in 2001.


2002

Barbie worked as an art teacher in 2002.


2003

"Dolls of the World" added a Japanese princess Barbie in 2003.


2004

"Presidential Candidate" Barbie debuted in an election year, 2004.


2005

Destiny's Child Barbies were all the rage in 2005.


2006

Barbie donned ballet shoes and a pink tutu as a ballerina in 2006.


2007

"Top Model Barbie" posed with her hands on her hips in 2007.


2008

Barbie hosted her own cooking show in 2008.


2009

Barbie sported a helmet and riding boots as an equestrian in 2009.


2010

Barbie learned to code and became a computer engineer in 2010.


2011

After occupying many different dream houses, Barbie the architect designed them herself in 2011.


2012

Commemorative Prince William and Kate Middleton dolls were created in 2012.

Barbie released commemorative Prince William and Kate Middleton dolls in 2012.


2013

"Raquelle" played Barbie's nemesis in the animated web series "Life in the Dreamhouse" in 2013.


2014

"Barbie Entrepreneur" had big plans in 2014 - and a miniature smartphone.


2015

"Made To Move" Barbie had flexible joints.


2016

Barbie introduced "Curvy" body types in 2016.


2017

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Barbie's first doll with a hijab was modeled after US Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad.


2018

Barbies of Mindy Kaling, Oprah Winfrey, and Reese Witherspoon were based on the characters they play in "A Wrinkle In Time."

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