Summary: cosmetics industry entrepreneur who began mixing face creams in her kitchen and went on to build a company worth an estimated $10 billion convincing generations of women that her beauty creams were "jars of hope" in their quest for the eternal look of youth, and who was ranked on Time magazine's list of the 20 most influential business geniuses of the century.
Cause of Death: Cardiopulmonary arrest
Born: July 1, 1906
Died: April 24, 2004
Location: Manhattan, New York