Poor Russian immigrant who gave all women a lift with the invention of the brassiere.
She devised the brassiere as an accessory to help women fit into their dresses more comfortably, but soon they started asking for it separately.
She opened a dress shop in New Jersey called Maiden Form.
She moved to the U.S. with her beau William Rosenthal when she was 18. They would later marry.
She and author J.K Rowling were two influential people who had a rags-to-riches success story.