Texas entrepreneur who founded Mary Kay Cosmetics Inc.
She was a door-to-door saleswoman of books and also worked for Stanley Home Products.
Her company started out as an idea for a guide for women in business. Instead of just writing a book, she decided to take her own advice and found a company.
She married at age 17 and divorced shortly after her husband returned from World War II.
She and Estee Lauder were both cosmetics pioneers.