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Top Toys - Barbie Dolls-Index to a Virtual Gallery of Museum Quality Dolls

Updated on April 27, 2015

Barbie dolls are a dream, they are more than a toy, they represent what every little girl can be when she grows up.

Dreams are what greatness is made of. Without dreams we would not accomplish the great edifices of architectural delight, fly to the moon, or imagine the power of the Internet in a palm size device. Life is richer with dreams.

Enjoying the creation of Ruth Handler is a joy. Here I have a chance to collect thousands upon thousand of photos of the best of the best of Barbie dolls. All without dusting!

Oh, you might see a fanatical middle age woman compiling these thousands of delights. I grew up in amazement with the beauty and the magic these dolls could offer.

Journey with me and share my virtual museum of Barbie Dolls. The collection is complete with the history of Ruth Handler which the K12 websites love for some reason to the Jill Barad and Roger Sweet information. For you see the history of the innovation and the power of the Mattel is something that we can all learn from.

The Iconic Barbie Doll Marilyn Monroe and Jackie Kennedy

The iconic Marilyn Monroe barbie doll in Gold-lamé
The iconic Marilyn Monroe barbie doll in Gold-lamé
Jackie Kennedy barbie doll
Jackie Kennedy barbie doll

Grace Kelly Barbie Doll

Grace Kelly Barbie Doll
Grace Kelly Barbie Doll

Iconic Barbie Doll Famous Celebrities - Famous Movies - Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn barbie doll in Houndstoothplaid
Audrey Hepburn barbie doll in Houndstoothplaid
Audrey Hepburn barbie doll from My Fair Lady
Audrey Hepburn barbie doll from My Fair Lady
Audrey Hepburn barbie doll from My Fair Lady
Audrey Hepburn barbie doll from My Fair Lady
Audrey Hepburn barbie doll from My Fair Lady
Audrey Hepburn barbie doll from My Fair Lady
Audrey Hepburn barbie doll from My Fair Lady
Audrey Hepburn barbie doll from My Fair Lady

Audrey Hepburn Barbie Doll

Audrey Hepburn Barbie Doll in classy black and white with white hat and white mink jacket and classic little black dress
Audrey Hepburn Barbie Doll in classy black and white with white hat and white mink jacket and classic little black dress


"They were using the dolls to project their dreams of their own futures as adult women."

Ruth Handler

Be All That You Can Be!

Ruth Handler's dream for Barbie was for little girls from around the world to dream and to dream large. Her goal was for young women to "be all that you can be!"

Barbie Doll Australian

Barbie Doll in Australian garments holding a Koala bear, wearing boots and a green jacket and tan skirt - very fashionable
Barbie Doll in Australian garments holding a Koala bear, wearing boots and a green jacket and tan skirt - very fashionable

Famous Ruth Handler Quotes

"I did not think this doll could ever be this huge."
Ruth Handler

"It's the degree of success and the length of time that is amazing."
Ruth Handler

"Through their play Barbara imagined their lives as adults. They used the dolls to reflect the adult world around them. They would sit and carry on conversations, making the dolls real people."
Ruth Handler

"Television speeded everything up."
Ruth Handler

Audrey Hepburn Barbie Doll

Audrey Hepburn Barbie Doll
Audrey Hepburn Barbie Doll
Audrey Hepburn Barbie Doll
Audrey Hepburn Barbie Doll
Audrey Hepburn Barbie Doll
Audrey Hepburn Barbie Doll

Elizabeth Taylor Barbie Doll from Bridal to Casual

Elizabeth Taylor Barbie Doll in lace ladden bridal gown
Elizabeth Taylor Barbie Doll in lace ladden bridal gown
Elizabeth Taylor Barbie Doll Casual white shirt neck scarf and tan pants
Elizabeth Taylor Barbie Doll Casual white shirt neck scarf and tan pants
Elizabeth Taylor Barbie Doll Cleopatra
Elizabeth Taylor Barbie Doll Cleopatra

Elizabeth Taylor Barbie Doll

Elizabeth Taylor Barbie Doll in sexy silver with exquisite neckline
Elizabeth Taylor Barbie Doll in sexy silver with exquisite neckline
Elizabeth Taylor Barbie Doll in bridal attire and beautiful bridal head piece and veil
Elizabeth Taylor Barbie Doll in bridal attire and beautiful bridal head piece and veil
Elizabeth Taylor Barbie doll with her remarkable violet eyes
Elizabeth Taylor Barbie doll with her remarkable violet eyes

Grace Kelly Barbie Doll

Grace Kelly Barbie Doll in beautiful flowered dress with black background and flowers in her hair
Grace Kelly Barbie Doll in beautiful flowered dress with black background and flowers in her hair

Favorite Celebrity Barbie Doll

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Share Your Favorite

Thank you for journeying with me throughout all the famous movies, famous celebrities celebrated in various barbie doll designs. Do you have a personal favorite? What is most memorable to you? Please share your memories and stories below with us.

Is your favorite the barbie doll perhaps the lady with the remarkable violet eyes? Elizabeth Taylor? Or perhaps you love the My Fair Lady series with Audrey Hepburn? I am drawn to the Grace Kelly barbie but when I was younger the Gold-lamé had me and the two dresses in gold - Marilyn Monroe's gold-lamé and the Elizabeth Taylor Cleopatra had me awestruck. But then there are the hats. The hats are glorious too! And no one could wear a hat consistently more beautifully than Audrey Hepburn. Oh, the dreamy days of glamor.

© 2013 Kelly Kline Burnett

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    • GmaGoldie profile imageAUTHOR

      Kelly Kline Burnett 

      5 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      Eiddwen,

      Wow you guys have invented little girls who changed the Barbie look! Love that energy! My dolls are simply roughed up. One doll has pink hair I believe from a misguided shampoo of sorts. Oh, the fun of being young!

    • GmaGoldie profile imageAUTHOR

      Kelly Kline Burnett 

      5 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      breakfastpop,

      Oh, how funny! Are they still hairdressers even to this day?! My Barbie's are packed away. I should really dig them out sometime.

      Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing a piece of family history.

    • Eiddwen profile image

      Eiddwen 

      5 years ago from Wales

      I'm afraid my girls also gave their Barbie's horrendous make overs too but that didn't stop me from enjoying this great read. Voted up.

      Eddy.

    • breakfastpop profile image

      breakfastpop 

      5 years ago

      I wish my girls had kept their Barbies's in better condition. They gave all the Barbie's haircuts!

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