“She can never bloat. She has no children to betray her. Nor can she rot, wrinkle, overdose, or go out of style.”
Written by M.G. Lord, Forever Barbie: The Unauthorized Biography of a Real Doll.
Barbie is perfect. Who can compete with plastic? In 1959 Mattel introduced their version of Barbie—the fashion model—and she ended up in almost every home in America. Her anatomically impossible figure of: 36-18-33 measurements, long smooth legs, large pert breasts, cub-scout-sized-hips and minuscule feet have set an unattainable standard for generations of girls.