Barbara Millicent Roberts, more commonly known as just Barbie, turns 61 on March 9. In her decades-spanning reign, one Barbie stands above the rest. Well, at least figuratively, they all stand 11.5 inches tall. Whether you're the parent to a baby born in the late 1980s or early ‘90s or a millennial yourself, you will undoubtedly remember this iconic toy.
The best-selling Barbie of all time, with over 10 million dolls sold, is Totally Hair Barbie.
Released in 1992, Totally Hair Barbie featured the longest hair ever on a Barbie doll, all crimped and tucked behind a chunky headband. “Totally hot and totally cool,” according to her 1992 commercial jingle, Totally Hair Barbie was sold in two hair shades: blonde and brunette.
In addition to the doll, Mattel provided young shoppers with all the tools necessary to style the doll’s toe-length locks. A comb, hair accessories and a miniature tube of Dep styling gel were all included in Totally Hair Barbie’s box.
To celebrate her 25th anniversary in 2017, Mattel launched a reproduction of Totally Hair Barbie complete with similar hair accessories and comb. Still, a lot has changed in our world and Barbie’s since 1992; here are Barbie’s biggest cultural milestones.