True story behind Barbie. Ruth Handler co-founded Mattel with her husband Elliot in 1945 and went on to serve as its first president for most of the next 30 years. It was in 1959, roughly halfway through her tenure that she had her crowning achievement: the invention of the doll that would go on to become one of the most popular children's toys ever made.

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