By Mariela Rosario | 05/11/2011 - 08:00
Mirta de Perales, an icon in the beauty industry, particularly for us Latinas, passed away last week on May 3, 2011. One of the first Hispanic women to find huge success in the beauty industry in the U.S., de Perales was 88 years old when she died from Alzheimer's disease.
The Cuban mogul was successful early on in her native Cuba, but moved to the United States after the revolution with her children and little more than $5 in her pocket. Eventually, she returned to what she knew here in America, and founded Mirts de Perales Inc.