Rubinstein, Helena

(1871–1965)
   Cosmetics entrepreneur. Helena Rubinstein combined a medical training, an inherited formula and a shrewd business sense to establish herself as one of the world’s greatest cosmetics tycoons.
   Born in Poland, she emigrated at the age of twenty to Australia, where she began her career by marketing a cold cream from a family recipe. After building up a successful business, she moved to London in 1894, where she operated her own beauty salon. It thrived, and she soon expanded to other European cities. In 1914 she went to the United States, which became her permanent business headquarters. Her innovations included a waterproof mascara, medicated face creams and the selling technique of home demonstration. She took a keen interest in Israel, established a factory near Nazareth, and donated the Helena Rubinstein pavilion to the Tel Aviv Art Museum.

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  • RUBINSTEIN, HELENA — (1871–1965), cosmetician. Born in Cracow, Poland, Rubinstein studied medicine for a short while and then immigrated to Australia. Observing that many Australian women suffered from dry, flaky skin because of the harsh, hot climate, she began… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Rubinstein, Helena — born , Dec. 25, 1870, Kraków, Pol., Austria Hungary died April 1, 1965, New York, N.Y., U.S. Polish U.S. cosmetician, business executive, and philanthropist. She went to Australia in 1902, where she opened a beauty salon in which she offered free …   Universalium

  • Rubinstein, Helena — (25 dic. 1870, Cracovia, Polonia, Austria Hungría–1 abr. 1965, Nueva York, N.Y., EE.UU.). Cosmetóloga, ejecutiva comercial y filántropa polaca estadounidense. Se trasladó a Australia en 1902 y abrió un salón de belleza donde podía ser consultada… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Rubinstein, Helena — (1871 1965)    American cosmetics manufacturer. Born in Poland, she went to Australia at the age of 20 and began marketing cold cream. Later she went to London where she opened her own beauty salon. In 1914 she went to the US. Her innovations… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Helena Rubinstein — est née dans cette maison de Cracovie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Helena Rubinstein — [Helena Rubinstein] (1871–1965) a US businesswoman, born in Poland, who created the famous ↑cosmetics company that carries her name. She began her business in 1902 in Australia and later opened ↑salons (= places for beauty treatments) in London,… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Rubinstein — Rubinstein, Anton Rubinstein, Arthur * * * (as used in expressions) Rubinstein, Antón (Grigórievich) Rubinstein, Artur Rubinstein, Helena …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Helena — /hel euh neuh/; for 3 also /heuh lee neuh/, n. 1. Saint, c247 c330, mother of Constantine I. 2. a city in and the capital of Montana, in the W part. 23,938. 3. a female given name, form of Helen. * * * I City (pop., 2000: 25,780), capital of… …   Universalium

  • Rubinstein — /rooh bin stuyn /; Russ. /rddooh byin shtyayn /; Pol. /rddooh been stuyn /, n. 1. Anton /an ton/; Russ. /un tawn /, 1829 94, Russian pianist and composer. 2. Arthur or Artur /ahr teu …   Universalium

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