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Estée Lauder & Joseph Lauder
1930-1939 and 1942-1982: Estee Lauder was about 19 years old when she first met Joseph Lauder, but she wasn't destined to become a housewife. She launched a prestigious cosmetics company that helped to destigmatize makeup in the early 1900s, and became one of the first titans in the beauty industry.

But this international level of success eventually created a strain in their marriage, and they split in 1939. “I did not know how to be Mrs. Joseph Lauder and Estée Lauder at the same time," she said. They got back together in 1944 and stayed married until his death in 1982.