Well, to make a long story short, Estee Lauder was Jewish!
Since Estee Lauder's mother was Jewish, and in Judaism one's religion is based on one's mother's religion, then that makes her also Jewish. Her father was Jewish too.
Estee Lauder (whose full birth name was Josephine Esther Mentzer) was born on July 1, 1906 in Corona, Queens, New York City. Estee Lauder passed away on April 24, 2004 (aged 95).
Lauder co-founded the cosmetics company Estee Lauder with her husband, Joseph Lauter (later Lauder).
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