American socialite and debutante, often dubbed "Poor Little Rich Girl" because of her troubled life, Barbara Hutton was born November 14, 1912 in New York City, the only child of Edna Woolworth (1883–1917), a daughter of Frank W. Woolworth, the founder of the successful Woolworth five-and-dime stores. Barbara's father was Franklyn Laws Hutton (1877–1940), a wealthy co-founder of E. F. Hutton & Company (owned by Franklyn's brother Edward Francis Hutton), a respected New York investment banking and stock brokerage firm.

Barbara Hutton's Family Tree