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Famous Fashion and Beauty Business Executives

Fashion and beauty are fields where women have been able to succeed, even when other businesses were largely closed to women as business executives. Here are a few such women you might know by name.

"I have never worked a day in my life without selling. If I believe in something, I sell it, and I sell it hard." - Estee Lauder

Christina, Queen of Sweden (1626-1689), abdicated and adopted name Christina Alexandra. Christina was moody, intelligent, and interested in books and manuscripts, religion, alchemy, and science. Possibly intersexed. [says Wikipedia].

"The best way to make a contribution in fashion is to promote the idea that a fundamental interest in preserving the environment is itself fashionable " Giorgio Armani

Queen Margaret Navarre. was born on April 11th, 1492. Her brother was Francis I, King of France. In 1525 she married Henry, King of Navarre. To learn more on her go to:

Picture Gallery: The Dowager Empress Cixi

Empress Dowager Cixi, of the Manchu Yehenara clan, was a powerful and charismatic woman who unofficially but effectively controlled the Manchu Qing Dynasty in China for 47 years, from 1861 to her death in 1908.

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