A Barbie prototype relaxes by the beach. The iconic doll is 60 this year, and she is wearing well. Photo: AFP

60 years of the Barbie doll: the controversies, the triumphs and how a brand new doll is made

  • The grown-up doll with an impossible body has evolved to keep up with the times and has her own social media account
  • A billion Barbies have been sold since her 1959 debut and she still sells 58 million every year
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A Barbie prototype relaxes by the beach. The iconic doll is 60 this year, and she is wearing well. Photo: AFP
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