Marianne Boesky

The daughter of disgraced financier Ivan Boesky, Marianne represents a slew of emerging artists at the gallery that bears her name.

Boesky was exposed to fine art from a very early age: She was raised on a lavish 200-acre Bedford estate, where works by Monet, Degas, and Giacommetti hung on the walls. But her charmed life was shattered when she was a 19-year-old sophomore at Duke: Her financier father, Ivan Boesky, was sent to prison for insider trading and her parents divorced. After transferring to Middlebury, losing herself in Asia, and trying out law school, Boesky turned to art, opening her gallery in 1996. She's since used the venue to launch the careers of artists from Japanese pop artist Takashi Murakami to bad-girl painter Lisa Yuskavage. She has since moved from Soho to a Deborah Berke-designed building in Chelsea and in 2010 opened a second outpost on the Upper East Side and has repped Rachel Feinstein, Mary Ellen Mark, and filmmaker (and occasional artist) John Waters over the years. [Image via Getty, with Hayley Boesky]