Helena Rubinstein biography
Helena Rubinstein was a Polish entrepreneur and philanthropist born on December 25, 1870, in Krakow, Poland. In 1902, she started a business career in Australia distributing a beauty crème that her mother had used. She then founded a beauty salon and manufactured cosmetics. Rubinstein opened salons in London and Paris, and when World War I began she moved to America. Her beauty business grew into a worldwide cosmetics empire. Rubinstein created the Helena Rubinstein Foundation in 1953 to fund organizations for children's health. She died on April 1, 1965, in New York City.