Helena Rubinstein


Biography of Helena Rubinstein

Helena Rubinstein (born Chaya Rubinstein, December 25, 1870 – April 1, 1965), a Polish-born American business magnate. She was the founder and eponym of Helena Rubinstein, Incorporated, which made her one of the world's richest women.

Rubinstein was the eldest of eight children born to Augusta - Gitte (Gitel) Shaindel Rubinstein née Silberfeld and Horace - Naftoli Hertz Rubinstein; who was a shopkeeper in Kraków. For a short time, she studied medicine in Switzerland.

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