Supremely well-connected Rosenthal runs the movie production company Tribeca Productions, which she co-founded with Robert De Niro. She's also a co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival, and the wife of Craig Hatkoff.
Rosenthal grew up in Providence and first studied at Brown, moving to Manhattan in 1975 to finish up at NYU. Her career in entertainment started at CBS, where she spent nine years producing made-for-TV movies before decamping to Disney. Her stint at the Mouse House only lasted a year, but it did introduce her to Martin Scorsese, who put her in touch with Robert De Niro, who was scouting for someone to help him run his own production company at the time. In 1989 the pair went into business together with Tribeca Productions. Since then they've produced more than two dozen movies, most of them starring De Niro, including hits like Analyze This, About a Boy, and Meet the Parents. An odd coupling—Rosenthal is diplomatic and energetic, De Niro is fairly introverted—theirs has been one of the more enduring partnerships in the notoriously precarious business of film. The two have also partnered together on a series of other projects, most notably the Tribeca Film Festival, which De Niro and Rosenthal started up after Sept. 11th along with Rosenthal's husband, real estate investor Craig Hatkoff.
Rosenthal met her husband through De Niro: The actor reached out to Hatkoff in the late 1980s when the producing pair was seeking financing for their Tribeca Film Center. The couple has two children, Juliana and Isabella. [Image via Getty]