54 years ago today our favorite Mattel doll was born… Barbie! Beautiful Barbie was created by Ruth Handler, an American business woman who used a German doll by the name of Bild Lilli as her inspiration. In celebration of Barbie’s 54th birthday, dolls of all ages can commemorate their own special day with the new Birthday Wishes® Barbie® Doll. The iconic doll looks pretty in pink and is the perfect gift for any Barbie fan. Barbie® celebrates on March 9, the same day the famous doll made her first appearance at the New York Toy Fair in 1959. The new Birthday Wishes doll is available now at BarbieCollector.com.