Sharrie Williams, author of The Maybelline Story, is an original descendant of the Maybelline family. Her Great uncle, Tom Lyle Williams, founded the Maybelline Co in 1915 and sold it in 1967. Sharrie shares her families photos, stories and vintage Maybelline ads.
death at 31 from a ruptured ulcer caused worldwide hysteria, several
suicides, and riots at his funeral. These same crowds of women haunted
the Villa Valentino in Whitley Heights for many years. Even after Tom Lyle bought the Villa Valentino, he had to keep grieving women at bay. Read more about the Villa Valentino in The Maybelline Story and the Spirited Family Dynasty Behind It.