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Picture Perfect: After Finding Success, This Founder Shares Why She Splurged on an Iconic Photo of Faye Dunaway The founder of beauty brand Rodial explains why a famous picture of the actress inspired her on her entrepreneurial journey.

By Joe Keohane

This story appears in the July 2018 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Dylan Thomas

Like many entrepreneurs, Maria Hatzistefanis began her journey when she got fired from a good job she couldn't stand. The Greek-born Hatzistefanis had studied business at Columbia University and, after graduation, taken a job in banking. It went well until it didn't -- "My passion wasn't there," she says. She soon found herself out of work.

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"I was devastated, but it was actually the best thing that ever happened to me," Hatzi­stefanis says, "because it made me think harder about what I wanted to become."

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