Celebrities Turned Businesswomen


Being a businessperson is about finding a way to make money. Celebrities have an advantage when starting their businesses: they use their fame as a clever marketing tool. And some of them are doing this really well. I have listed five celebrities with an ambition to be a businesswomen.

draperjames 2REESE WITHERSPOON – In May 2015, Reese Witherspool has launched her own Southern lifestyle brand and online shop ‘DraperJames’. Her business idea was inspired by her Southern roots. Customers can purchase gifts, accessories, jewellery & clothes for $14-400. In my opinion, website is still lacking some quality finishes, items are highly overpriced, and quality of the items is not that great.

GWYNETH PALTROW – Back in 2008, Gwyneth launched her lifestyle gwyngoopblog ‘GOOP’ to share lifestyle tips with her fans. Slowly, ‘GOOP’ has moved into e-commerce, and now website visitors can shop online. Her website has drawn a lot of critisizm over health statements and lifestyle advices, as well as prices of items for sale: ‘GOOP’ is not for bargain hunters.

imagesJESSICA ALBA – in 2011, an actress together with Brain Lee has launched ‘The Honest Company’ that sells non-toxic household products. Jessica said that an idea came to her after she became mother and she struggled to find eco-friendly diapers and other items for her baby. The company has been a huge success and last year it was announced that company was valued over 1 billion dollars.

VICTORIA BECKHAM – in 2008, Victoria has launched fashion brVictoria-Beckham-e1339807137133and with simple design, fitted dresses. Since then, she has expanded her brand into handbags, sunglasses and shoes. Victoria claims to oversee all production and design aspects herself and has successfully transformed her fame into a high quality fashion brand.


BLAKE LIVELY – famous actress has launched blog & e-shop PRESERVE in f64d4599-2937-466d-b706-b59a6e09bc36-620x3722014. Her website features people who produce handmade items which can also be purchased on the e-shop. Prices wavy from $50-1400. I must confess, I only found out about her business venture while doing my research for this blog post and I have to admire her idea to put spotlight for up-coming designers and artists that are creating handmade items.

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With Love, Gitana


Capucine – A Woman of ‘The Pink Panther’

Capucine was a French a high fashion  model and a successful actress.


Her beauty and effortless elegance was  unforgettable.


I know her from the first ever movie of ‘The Pink Panther’ – she played a wife of inspector Jacques Clouseau. My favourite scene from ‘The Pink Panther’ movie is where she is chased by police, runs into the lift and completely changes her appearance and once out of the lift, police did not recognise her.

This woman knew ‘fashion’.


I thought she was so entertaining and strikingly beautiful. She gave an image of hard working independent woman with healthy ambition.

Despite all her success, her life has ended in a tragedy.

Here are few facts about this truly fascinating woman:

• Real name – Germaine Hélène Irène Lefebvre, (6 January 1928 – 17 March 042-capucine-theredlist1990)
• Before become movie star, she worked as a model working for fashion houses like Givenchy and Christian Dior.
• She was the only actress to act in more than one of ‘The Pink Panther’ franchise movies. She starred in 3 ‘Pink Panther’ movies: The Pink Panther’ – 1963; ‘Trail of the Pink Panther’ – 1982; and ‘Curse of the Pink Panther’ – 1983.
• She played a wife of inspector Jacques Clouseau.
• She was a close friend with Audrey Hepburn.
• The only she married was to actor Pierre Trabaud. Their marriage lasted 8 months only. She has never remarried again.
• She lived in Switcherland for 28 years until her death in 1990.
• On 17 March 1990, at the age of 62, Capucine jumped to her death from her eighth-floor apartment. It was reported that she has suffered from illness and depression for some time.
• She appeared in 36 films and 17 television productions.

With Love, Gitana