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Common misspelling: Marta Stewart, Martha Stewert

Given Name

Date of Birth

Birth Place

Martha Helen Kostyra

August 3, 1941

Jersey City, New Jersey


  • Martha Stewart was born with the given name Martha Kostyra on August 3, 1941, in Jersey City, New Jersey to Martha and Edward Kostyra. When she was three, they moved to Nutley, New Jersey, where she was raised. She has four brothers and one sister. Since she grew up in a large close-knit family, food and housework was always at its heart and at an early age she learned how to cook, sew and do gardening from her mother. She even had neighbors who were bakers and also taught her as well.

  • She attended and graduated Barnard College (on a partial scholarship) in New York City. She majored in chemistry (then switched to European History and Architectural history). She did some modeling to help pay the bills. She also found love in college and married Andrew Stewart during her sophomore year.

  • Martha continued modeling until 1965, when her daughter, Alexis Gilbert Stewart, was born (9/27/65).  In 1967 she went to Wall Street and began working as a stockbroker with her father-in-law while her attorney husband went into the publishing business.  When the market slowed down in 1973, she left Wall Street and moved with her husband to Westport, Connecticut.

  • Feeling restless, she started her own catering business in 1976.  The business was a huge financial success, and she even opened up a specialty foods store in Westport.  With this success behind her, she began writing articles for the New York Times, and eventually became the editor for their house and home section called House Beautiful.  This then led to publishing illustrated books on home restoration, decorating, food and entertaining.  This eventually led to video tapes and appearances on television.

  • Martha and Andrew were divorced in 1990.

  • In 1990, she began to appear on the Today Show as a regular correspondent (and stayed on until 1997).  However, in 1991, she began to syndicate her own television show that made her famous, Martha Stewart’s Living.  Even during the success of that show she was also a correspondent for CBS This Morning from 1997-1999 and then The Early Show from 1999 through 2002.

  • She hosted Martha Stewart’s Living until 2004, and during the life of the show she was awarded the Daytime Emmy For Outstanding Service Show in 2001, 2003 and 2004 (and was nominated in 2002).  She also won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Service Host in 2003 and 2003 (and was nominated in 1999-2001 and 2004).

  • Besides the hit daytime television show, she was involved in all aspects of the business world from television and movies to publishing her own magazine and a line of retail products.  She created a multi-million dollar empire called Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.

  • While she was on top of the world, the unthinkable happened.  In 2003 the SEC accused her of insiter trading of stocks.  She was then indicted in early 2004 of this felony.  In March of 2004, a jury held her guilty of lying and obstructing the investigation (four felony charges).  She began serving her jail sentence in October, and is slated to be released in March of 2005. [Trivia: Her prison number is: 55170-054]

  • Even in prison, she has been working on her career and will host a new version of Donald Trump’s Apprentice.  She is a remarkable woman and will probably re-grow her empire to even greater heights.  The show was cancelled after its first season.

  • Martha is free! She is out of prison and already hard at work.

Biography by Ian Ripley, PopStarsPlus.com, Sr. Staff Writer


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J Martha’s New Digs (spoof)

J Martha Stewart Lives (spoof)

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JJ PerfectPeople.com

JJ Relationships with Martha Stewart

JJ Wikipedia.com

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J ½ TopSynergy.com

J ½ WomenCelebs.com

J ¼ AltoCelebs.com

J Achievement.org

J Who2.com

¾ EntertainGuide.com

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Martha Stewart Links Pages




Martha Stewart Related Websites

An Open Letter From Martha Stewart (Martha Stewart: MarthaTalks.com: 2004)

The Apprentice 3

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Stewarts Letter to Judge (SmokingGun.com)


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Today (TV) Martha Stewart Living (TV) CBS This Morning The Early Show What Women Want


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Big Trouble Men In Black II [Apprentice Spinoff]    


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Martha Stewart Videos

Martha, Inc.: The Story of Martha Stewart Biography - Martha Stewart Holiday Feast for Thanksgiving and Other . . . Formal Dinner Party Martha Stewart's Decorative Finishes Renovating With Style


Books written by Martha Stewart

Simple Home Solutions

The Best of Martha Stewart Living Weddings Martha Stewart's Hors D'Oeuvres Handbook Martha Stewart's New Old House Good Things for Organizing Weddings By Martha Stewart
The Foster's Market Cookbook Martha Stewart's Keepsake Wedding Planner Entertaining Good Things (Best of Martha Stewart) The Martha Stewart Living Cookbook Decorating Details
The Martha Stewart Cookbook Good Things for Easy Entertaining The Wedding Planner Handmade Christmas Martha Stewart's Gardening Martha Stewart Living Annual Recopies 2005
How to Decorate Great Parties The Martha Stewart Living Christmas Cookbook Arranging Flowers Good Things From Tag Sales and Flea Markets Halloween
Crafts and Keepsakes for the Holidays Martha Stewart's Healthy Quick Cook Holidays Favorite Comfort Food Gardening 101 Martha Stewart's Menus for Entertaining
Martha Stewart's Quick Cook Special Occasions Great American Wreaths Martha Stewart's Christmas What to Have for Dinner Martha Stewart's Pies and Tarts
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Books About Martha Stewart

Martha, Inc. Martha Stewart's Better Than You at Entertaining (A Parody) Martha Stewart: Just Desserts Martha Stewart: Successful Businesswoman Martha Stewart: America's Lifestyle Expert  





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