20 Actresses Who Redefined Success as Entrepreneurs

In today’s celebrity culture, many stars are not just content with fame. They are also leveraging their influence to build business empires. Many high-profile women are the owners of multiple successful brands.

Let’s see a list of 20 such celebrities who are also successful entrepreneurs.

Selena Gomez

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Selena Gomez is a singer and actress who ventured into the beauty industry. She launched her own makeup brand, Rare Beauty, which promotes self-acceptance. The brand pledges to raise $100 million for mental health services over the next decade. Through Rare Beauty, Gomez is committing to compassion and inclusivity.

Kate Hudson

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Kate Hudson co-founded Fabletics, an activewear brand for everyone. The brand blends style, comfort, and performance. Since its inception in 2013, Fabletics championed inclusivity and sustainability. It offers a diverse range of sizes and eco-friendly options.

Kylie Jenner

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Kylie Jenner is the youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner clan. Thanks to her beauty brand, Kylie Cosmetics, she is the world’s youngest self-made billionaire. Well-known for its signature lip kits, Jenner’s brand has expanded to include a full range of cosmetics.

Kim Kardashian

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Kim Kardashian, like her sister Kylie, has successfully started several business ventures. One of the most notable brands is Skims, a shapewear, and loungewear brand. Skims offers products in a wide array of sizes and shades to suit every body type. The brand is popular among millions as it ensures inclusivity.

Kristen Bell

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Kristen Bell, along with her husband Dax Shepard, launched Hello Bello. The brand is a line of premium yet affordable baby products. The products use plant-based ingredients, emphasizing the need for sustainability. Hello Bello caters to parents seeking safe, eco-friendly options for their children.

Tracee Ellis Ross

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Tracee Ellis Ross founded Pattern Beauty, a brand that caters to curly hair needs. The brand focuses on nurturing natural hair textures, such as coily and tight-textured ones. It has filled a significant gap in the beauty market. Along with its success, the brand helps many people embrace their natural features.

Issa Rae

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Issa Rae co-owns Sienna Naturals, a haircare brand that is also for curly hair. Rae’s efforts towards this brand showcase her commitment to promoting natural beauty. The brand is popular among consumers seeking authentic, high-quality, sustainable products. Rae’s brand ensures clean and safe ingredients for textured hair.

Jennifer Aniston

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Jennifer Aniston co-founded LolaVie, the brand that launched the much-hyped detangler. Today, it has a wide range of haircare products, including shampoo and conditioners. The brand focuses on using natural ingredients to deliver stunning results. These high-performing products have become quite popular among consumers.

Shay Mitchell

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Shay Mitchell founded Béis, a travel lifestyle brand offering functional travel gear. Mitchell’s passion for travel and eye for design have made Béis a go-to for travelers. Her products are practical but don’t compromise on style. The brand filled a market gap by introducing chic and accessible travel essentials.

Katy Perry

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Katy Perry launched Katy Perry Collections, a pop-culture footwear brand. The brand offers a range of shoes that reflect Perry’s whimsical fashion sense. It aims to make high-fashion footwear accessible to a broader audience. Perry’s venture into fashion exemplifies her flair for creativity and design.

Blake Lively

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Blake Lively founded Betty Buzz, a line of non-alcoholic mixers. These mixers prioritize quality ingredients and sophisticated flavors. Lively’s brand addresses the growing demand for premium non-alcoholic options. It offers inclusivity for those who do not drink alcohol but want to enjoy crafted beverages.

Reese Witherspoon

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Reese Witherspoon founded Draper James, a clothing and accessories brand. Her products radiate charm and warmth, just like her personality. Witherspoon’s brand has become synonymous with Southern hospitality and style. It also gives her audience a chance to wear her style and aesthetics.

Jessica Simpson

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Jessica Simpson owns a vast retail empire named the Jessica Simpson Collection. It encompasses fashion, accessories, and even home decor. Simpson’s approachable style and the brand’s affordability make consumers love it. It is earning a significant profit and making space in the retail world.


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Rihanna has two ventures: Fenty Beauty and Savage X Fenty. Both brands have made to the  top in their respective industries. Rihanna’s brands offer a wide range of shades and collections that include everyone. The brands celebrate all skin colors and body types, showcasing Rihanna’s vision.

Dolly Parton

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Dolly Parton stands out among other women entrepreneurs. She owns Dollywood, a theme park in Tennessee that offers a variety of rides. This showcases Parton’s entrepreneurial spirit and love for entertainment. Dollywood is a major tourist attraction and a lasting legacy for Parton.

Sarah Jessica Parker

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SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker captures the essence of her iconic love for shoes. The brand gained acclaim for its craftsmanship and unique designs. It also showcases Parker’s deep involvement in the fashion industry. The shoes are popular among celebrities and laymen alike.

Gwyneth Paltrow

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Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop grew from a lifestyle newsletter into a lifestyle brand. It offers a range of products and advice that reflect Paltrow’s wellness philosophy. Despite facing criticism, Goop has tapped into the growing wellness trend and become a significant player in the industry.

Jennifer Lopez

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Jennifer Lopez expanded her business empire with JLo Beauty. This brand focuses on skincare products designed to offer that signature JLo glow. Lopez’s brand draws from her own skincare regimen and professional insights. It aims to establish her beauty secrets and make them accessible to a wider audience.

Eva Longoria

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Eva Longoria’s clothing line reflects her commitment to empowering women through fashion. The brand focuses on creating stylish, comfortable, and inclusive clothing options. It embodies Longoria’s personal philosophy of women empowerment.

Lady Gaga

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Lady Gaga’s Haus Laboratories is a skincare and makeup brand that promotes self-expression. Gaga believes her brand is more than just cosmetics. It is a way to embrace individuality and self-love.

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