People Staff
December 27, 2004 12:00 PM

Start 2004 in the penthouse, end it in the big house. But phoenix-like, she will rise again: There’s a fall TV talk show (with hitmaker Mark Burnett), and MSO stock has jumped from a post-scandal low of $5.26 to $26.59 a share

COURTHOUSE MARTHA

The fur was faux, but the no-apologies-no-excuses look was real.

EVITA MARTHA?

“Don’t cry for me!” After sentencing, Martha, strong and defiant, avoided self-pity.

ROLLER MARTHA

Before entering prison, Martha bladed In the Hamptons.

MYSTERY MARTHA

At Pastis, she came up with a novel use for her napkin.

STYLIN’ MARTHA

The CEO brought her lawyers, determination and an Hermés bag.

MINIMUM-SECURITY MARTHA

In prison, she made crab-apple jelly, cleaned offices and dropped 10 lbs.

NIGHTLIFE MARTHA?

Post-conviction, pre-jail dressed in Ralph Rucci.

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