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Leona (Mindy) Helmsley - Early life, Business success and controversy, 1980s, Film adaptations

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Business executive, born in New York City, New York, USA. Herself a real-estate executive, she married real-estate tycoon Harry Helmsley (1972), who owned hotels, apartment buildings, and commercial properties. She became president of Helmsley Hotels (1980) and appeared as the ‘Queen’ in high-profile, high-ego advertising campaigns. She was convicted of tax evasion, received a four-year sentence (1989), was imprisoned (1992) and released two years later.

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