Estée Lauder was an American businesswoman and the founder of the Estée Lauder Companies, one of the largest and most successful beauty companies in the world. Born in Queens, New York in 1908, Lauder began working in the beauty industry in the 1940s, selling skincare products developed by her uncle. She later launched her own line of skincare products and makeup, which quickly gained popularity with women across the United States. Estée Lauder is known for her innovative and high-quality products, as well as her savvy marketing techniques, which helped her to build a global beauty empire that includes brands such as Clinique, Mac, and Bobbi Brown. The Estée Lauder brand continues to produce a range of beauty products, including skincare, makeup, fragrances, and hair care, and remains a leader in the beauty industry today.