Barbie Diversity Evolution 1968

Christie, one of the first Black dolls was released.

Nurse Julia, one of the first Black celebrity dolls.

First articulated doll Live Action Christie.

Barbie Diversity Evolution 1980

First Black & Hispanic dolls named Barbie were released.


Barbie has strived to show girls they can be anything through a range of careers traditionally held by men.

Barbie introduces three new body types: curvy, tall and petite.

New Ken body types and a range of diverse features including a man bun, cornrows, and freckles.

Dolls reflecting permanent physical disabilities, including a doll with a wheelchair and prosthetic leg, are added.