Elizabeth Arden biography
Elizabeth Arden was born Florence Nightingale Graham on December 31, 1884. She opened the red doors of her first beauty salon in New York City in 1910. Emphasizing the science behind her products, she was instrumental in making cosmetics respectable. By 1915 she was selling her products internationally. There were 100 Elizabeth Arden spas and salons at the time of Arden's death in 1966.