Tamara Mellon

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Tamara Mellon is the face behind the Jimmy Choo shoe empire. It was Tamara's love for a high heel that inspired her to launch the elegant and pricey line of shoes, worn by legions of loyal celebrity clients.

When Tamara isn't running her multimillion-dollar company, she's spending time with her daughter, Minty. Tamara's already designed the smallest pair of Jimmy Choos for her biggest fan. "Being a mother is the greatest thing in the world," she says.

Tamara says her ex-husband, Matthew Mellon, struggled with drug addiction, and they separated in 2003. He's now sober and a wonderful father to Minty, but Tamara says she grew from the difficult experience. "I have a personal motto that I live by, which is feel the fear and do it anyway," says Tamara. "If you fail, you get up and you keep trying again. I'd love to be an inspiration for women to say they can do it."
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