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Elizabeth Arden

(Florence Nightingale Graham)
beautician, business executive
Born: 1878
Birthplace: Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada

She opened her first beauty salon in New York in 1907, forming the cornerstone of an international empire of salons, beauty products, and chic image. Arden and her rival, Helena Rubinstein, made cosmetics acceptable to “respectable” American women. Under the name Elizabeth Graham, from the 1930s–early 1960s she ran the Maine Chance Stables in Kentucky where the 1947 Kentucky Derby winner was bred.

Died: 1966

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