Looks like there’s a bit of ugliness surrounding Barbie on her 50th Birthday. in the Idaho Statemen a man by the name of Anthony Bulone says he was the actual sculptor of the original Barbie doll and that it’s features are based one those of his late wife. According to Mattel’s version of the story Mattel maintains Barbie was invented by the late Ruth Handler.
Mattel executives say that, in some ways, this new strategy takes the brand back to its roots. Before Barbie, most dolls were baby dolls, designed to allow girls to practice nurturing. Barbie was invented by a mother named who wanted girls to have the option of acting out other grown-up activities.