Known as the founder of Beauty By Tova, Tova Borgnine is an American businesswoman and perfumer. She was born in Oslo, Norway, but moved to the United States when she was eight years old. She studied cosmetics in New York and then moved to Las Vegas. She later launched a cosmetics line based on cactus extracts, and by 2009 she had sold 10 million bottles of perfume. Since then, Tova Borgnine has been nominated for a FiFi Award, and she has been named the “First Lady of Beauty” by QVC.
Tova Borgnine was born on November 17, 1941, in Oslo, Norway. Her father was a graphic artist, and her mother was a translator for the United States Embassy. After her parents divorced in 1953, Tova Borgnine moved with her mother to the United States. She studied cosmetics in Manhattan and then moved to Las Vegas. By the time she graduated from college, she had a Bachelor’s degree in economics. She then became the first woman to sell beauty products on QVC.
Tova Borgnine and her late husband Ernest Borgnine were married for forty years. They met in 1972, and they were married until his death in 2012. Ernest Borgnine appeared in over 120 movies and TV shows, and his fame is what led to Tova’s fame. He died in 2012 at the age of 95. During his lifetime, he earned an Oscar. In the 1990s, Tova Borgnine launched a cactus-based cosmetics line called “Beauty By Tova.” She later expanded the line to include high-end cosmetics, and modern heirloom jewelry. The products were sold on QVC, and the company had over $2 million in revenue in 1981.
Tova Borgnine was also a twice-published author. In November 2012, Tova Borgnine suffered a bout with seasonal flu, and in the past she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. However, the cause of her death is unknown. She is survived by her former husband, her stepson Cristofer Borgnine, and two stepdaughters, Sharon and Nancee Borgnine. She has six grandchildren. Her son with her former husband is currently not in the public eye. But he may be involved in the business, and could inherit all of Tova’s money.
Tova Borgnine also has homes in Pennsylvania, California, and West Chester, Pennsylvania. She has also been known to have a social media presence. She is currently listed on the website for Beauty By Tova as a “breast cancer survivor.” Tova Borgnine has also appeared on QVC’s “The First Lady of Beauty” series. She has also been a model and actress. She has appeared on the television series “The Bold and the Beautiful.” She is also a member of the Fragrance Hall of Fame. In 2008, she was nominated for the FiFi Award, and in 2009. During her career, she also acted in several television shows. The Beauty By Tova brand has been featured on QVC since 1990. Currently, the company sells cosmetics, skincare products, and fine fragrances.