Helena Rubinstein

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Birthday
25, 1870
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Apr 1, 1965 (94)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
25, 1870
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Apr 1, 1965 (94)

About

Polish-born entrepreneur who founded the international cosmetics enterprise Helena Rubinstein Inc.

Before Fame

She was one of eight daughters born to a Krakow shopkeeper, and she studied medicine for a time in Switzerland before moving to Australia and later, the United States.

Trivia

She commissioned the renowned artist Salvador Dali to paint a portrait of her and to design a makeup compact for her company.

Family Life

She was married twice: first to journalist Edward William Titus, with whom she had two children, and following her divorce, to Prince Artchil Gourielli-Tchkonia of Georgia.

Associated With

Her rivalry with fellow cosmetics entrepreneur Elizabeth Arden began in 1915, when Rubinstein opened a cosmetics boutique in New York City.