Iconic Barbie turned 50 yesterday. WOW. Cannot believe. Yes, she looks a bit like a hooker- but she is the most popular toy ever. Mattel set up a Malibu dream house in Malibu to celebrate the icon’s birthday. Jonathan Adler built a sculpture of Barbies and Christian Loubutin designed a signature shoe. Artists and designers from all over the world contributed to pay homage. All images courtesy of Mario Anzioni/Reuters. For all you toy collectors- Barbie was invented by Ruth Handler who named the doll after her daughter Barbara.