Factor, Max

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Factor, Max Gender: M
Faktorowicz, Maksymillian
born on 15 September 1872 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )
Place Zdunska Wola, Poland, 51n36, 18e57
Timezone LMT m18e57 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: PTA
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 22°35' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 24°07 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 15°31'

Portrait of Max Factor 
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Max Factor


Polish-born American businessman. He was the founder of cosmetics giant Max Factor & Company, he largely developed the modern cosmetics industry and popularised the term make-up in noun form based on the verb.

With this major achievement to his credit, Max Factor became the authority on cosmetics for film making.

The Academy of Motion Picture, Arts, and Sciences presented Max Factor with an honorary Academy Award in 1929 for his contributions to the film industry. Additionally, Max Factor is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard). Max Factor is mentioned in the classic song, "Hooray For Hollywood."

He died 30 August 1938.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Starkman quotes PTA database which shows the birth record, information provided by Wojciech Suchomski.


  • Vocation : Business : Entrepreneur
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Other Entertain/Bus (cosmetics for film making)
  • Notable : Awards : Other Awards (honorary Academy Award)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (modern cosmetic)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (legendary make-up artist)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession