Born in Chicago, Nikki Haskell was raised in Beverly Hills and became an
accomplished horseback rider and a student at the Chicago Art Institute. She
continued her art studies at Choulnard, The Art Center. Her artwork has won
awards at various shows, including the Brussels Art Fair; she now has a line of
serigraphs published by Graphic Encounter.
Haskell studied business at the New York Institute of Finance and became one
of the first female stockbrokers on Wall Street. In 1968, Haskell was named
Stockbroker of the Year.
Haskell moved on to the entertainment industry to create "The Nikki
Haskell Show," which she also produced and hosted. The show was a
forerunner to "Entertainment Tonight" and "Lifestyles of the Rich
and Famous." During this time, Haskell also started a special events
company called New York Entertainment. She hosted many of the biggest parties
of the '80s for stars like Michael Jackson and Cher, at exclusive clubs like
Studio 54, The Underground, Xeon, and Le Club.
Haskell was hailed as the "Queen of New York Nitelife," appearing on
numerous TV shows, including "Late Night With David Letterman,"
"Geraldo," and "Donahue." Haskell’s name appears frequently in
such publications as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, and
Newsweek. She was written about in the books "Andy Warhol’s
Diaries" and "The 100 Most Important Women of the World."
Haskell also co-produced the feature film "Aces High," starring
Christopher Plummer and Sir John Gielgud. The film has the distinction of
having being screened at a royal command performance for Queen Elizabeth
Sparked by a strong interest in health and fitness, Haskell researched the
effectiveness of garlic and papaya as part of a weight loss program, eventually
developing STAR CAPS. The product has been enormously popular with celebrities
like supermodels Margaux Hemingway and Beverly Johnson and singer/actress Lorna