- Full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts - named after her creator's daughter.
- Attended Willows High School but graduated from Manhattan International High.
- Barbie has owned more than 40 pets including a lion cub, a zebra and a panda.
- The first Barbie cost $3. The most expensive Barbie to sell on ebay sold for $7,999.99 and a 1959 mint condition Barbie would sell for $27,450.
- Has more than 1 billion pairs of shoes. (Yeah!)
- There have been NASCAR Barbies, astronaut Barbies, Malibu Barbies Doctor Barbies and teacher Barbies (who were recalled for not wearing panties....hmmm.)
Lest you think I know this stuff because I'm a Barbie fan, let me set the record straight......I got all these useless facts from today's Free Press.....I was not allowed to play with Barbie when I was a kid - my mom thought they were unrealistic and trashy. But don't worry, all my friends had Barbies and I played with them at my friends houses!! And my girls all had Barbies - LOTS of them!