Pop Culture

Over the past six decades, Barbie’s status as a reflection of the times has made her a cultural icon. No matter where you go, everyone has a Barbie story. Barbie is more than a doll. She is a part of pop culture.

Barbie has gone head-to-head with top celebrities in People magazine’s "Who Wore It Best?" section. She’s also been a "Project Runway" challenge, inspired a bake-off on Food Network's "Cupcake Wars," is consistently featured on Jeopardy and has been discussed on almost every major news outlet across the world.

A celebrity in her own right, Barbie is a popular birthday theme and Halloween costume, with celebrity fans like Kylie Jenner and Beyonc√© dressing in the doll’s likeness.  Barbie has inspired Hollywood, with several A-list celebrities receiving the highest brand honor by being immortalized in plastic. Supermodel Twiggy was the first celebrity to receive a Barbie doll in her likeness in 1967. Since then, the list has grown to include famous faces like Barbra Streisand, Zendaya, Jennifer Lopez (shown right) and "Selma" director Ava DuVernay (shown above) just to name a few!