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 included a waterproof mascara, medicated face cream, and the selling technique of home demonstration.

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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 — (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… …   Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament

  • 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

  • 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

  • Helena — (de «Helena», figura mitológica) f. *Fuego de San Telmo cuando se presenta con una sola llama. * * * helena. (De Helena, figura mitológica). f. Fuego de Santelmo, cuando se presenta con una sola llama. * * * Helena puede referirse a: 1. En la… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • 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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