Definition of Helena Rubinstein from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Helena Rubinstein

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(1871-1965) a US businesswoman, born in Poland, who created the famous cosmetics (= beauty products) company that carries her name. She began her business in 1902 in Australia and later opened salons (= places for beauty treatments) in London, Paris and New York. Her business became a large international company after World War I. She started the Helena Rubinstein Foundation which gives money for educational projects, especially for women and children in New York.