The Bus Stop Scene in ‘Barbie’: Who is the Mystery Woman?

Discover the identity of the elderly woman at the bus stop in 'Barbie' and learn about the illustrious career of Ann Roth, who portrays her.

In the recent release of “Barbie,” a poignant scene features the titular character, portrayed by Margot Robbie, encountering an elderly woman at a bus stop. This moment has sparked curiosity among viewers, leading to speculation about the identity of the woman.

In the scene, Barbie, disheartened after realizing her creation did not empower women in the real world as she had hoped, finds herself at a bus stop. She engages in a brief conversation with the elderly woman sitting next to her, complimenting her beauty. The woman, in turn, smiles and acknowledges her beauty, bringing a moment of levity to Barbie’s predicament.

Social media users speculated that the woman might be BΓ‘rbara Handler, the daughter of Ruth Handler, the creator of the Barbie doll. However, this is not the case. The woman is portrayed by the renowned costume designer Ann Roth, who makes a special appearance. Roth, 91, has worked on numerous film productions, including “Dennis the Menace,” “Signs,” “Closer,” “Mamma Mia!,” “The Post,” and “White Noise.” She has also won two Oscars for her work on “The English Patient” and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”

“Barbie” tells the story of Barbie (Margot Robbie) beginning to question her perfect world. To regain perfection, she decides to venture into the real world to discover the truth about the universe. Along with Ken (Ryan Gosling), she travels from Barbie Land to our world, ready to get to know humans more closely. However, the ruthless president of the company that manufactures Barbie dolls will not let her wander for long and will pursue her until she is safely back in her perfect world… which is no longer as perfect as it was when she returns.

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By Daniell Isaac Webdesigner on Viva City Digital Services
Daniell Isaac is a skilled web designer with a specialization in mobility and tracking technology. He has extensive experience in designing user-friendly interfaces for public transportation systems.
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