Barbie's Careers Through the Years
Barbie struts the sand as her teenage peers obsess over Frankie Avalon and Elvis Presley. An exciting, all-new kind of doll, shes shapely and grown-up — she almost breathes and stands alone. Girls of all ages are delighted by her miniature wardrobe: tiny zippers that really zip, coats with luxuriously tailored linings, jeweled earrings, necklaces, and color-coordinated sunglasses!
Barbie adds pink panache to the counterculture fashion revolution and takes her fashion experience off the runway into an executive role. With a red suit and portfolio in hand, she showcases true designer style wherever she goes.
Barbie brings the cat-eye glasses and peep-toe pump trends of the year to hospitals nationwide. She plays the classic nurse: crisp white uniform, cap, and shoes, navy cape, and eyeglasses, plus nursing accessories such as a medicine bottle, a spoon, and a hot-water bottle.
After Congress passes the first Equal Pay Act, Barbie can rest assured shell remain a top-earning executive. With a two-piece tweed suit and matching hat, red sleeveless pullover with long black gloves, and black shoes, Barbie makes a statement that she is ready for any project her busy job throws her way.
She may not be protesting on campus, but Barbie is progressive nonetheless. She sets the stage for women everywhere! In bouffant hair and a traditional cap and gown with white collar, tasseled mortarboard, and diploma, Barbie graduates with honors.
Barbie goes into space four years before astronauts set foot on the moon, and she's dressed in style, with a silver spacesuit, helmet, and boots. Barbie can even plant her American flag on the moon!
Decades before Greys Anatomy and ER, Barbie is booking surgeries and running the operating room in chic scrubs. Sanitized for surgery, shes ready and willing to save lives in style.
Barbie has a lot in common with Miss America 1974, Rebecca King, who balances beauty and brains as a lawyer and a philanthropist.
Barbie joins the ranks of the worlds top competitors, as women now have the opportunity to compete in basketball, handball, and rowing at the Olympics. As a proud gymnast, Barbie takes the gold for the red, white, and blue.
Barbie is bright, glittery, and groovy as she walks the runway. This year, Barbie has a glamorous new face and long, sun-streaked hair, plus chic touches like a "diamond" ring, necklace, earrings, a fabulous evening gown, and a silver-sparkle stole. For the first time, Barbies waist twists, and shes got top-model-pose ability!