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List of Famous Makeup Artists

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List of famous makeup artists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top makeup artists in the world? This includes the most prominent makeup artists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable makeup artists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic makeup artists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned makeup artists.

Jay Manuel and Kevyn Aucoin are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

From reputable, prominent, and well known makeup artists to the lesser known makeup artists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the makeup artist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous makeup artists ever?" and "What are the names of famous makeup artists?" then you're in the right place. (1355 items)


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    Rick Baker

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    Richard Emerson "Dick" Smith was an American special make-up effects artist, known for his work on such films as Little Big Man, The Godfather, The Exorcist, Taxi Driver, and Scanners. He won a 1985 Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling for his work on Amadeus and received a 2012 Academy ...more

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    • Birthplace: Larchmont, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Makeup Artist
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    John Chambers

    John Chambers was an American make-up artist and veteran prosthetic makeup expert in both television and film. He was a recipient of an Academy Honorary Award by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1968. He is best known for creating the pointy ears of the character Spock on the ...more

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    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Makeup Artist
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    Michael Westmore
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    Michael George Westmore I is an American make-up artist best known for his work in various Star Trek productions, winning nine Emmy Awards, and is a member of the Westmore family. He won the Academy Award for Make-up in 1985 for his work on the film Mask. His career began at Universal Studios in 1961, ...more

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    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Screenwriter, Actor, Makeup Artist
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    Greg Cannom is a Hollywood special makeup effects artist. Cannom has been nominated for nine Academy Awards and has won three times. He has also been nominated for seven Saturn Awards and received one.more

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    • Profession: Special Makeup Effects Artist
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    William Tuttle
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    William J. Tuttle was an American make-up artist. Born in Jacksonville, Florida, at a young age he was forced to leave school to support his mother and younger brother. After a series of odd-jobs and a brief stint in his own band, Tuttle moved to Hollywood, California to work under makeup artist Jack ...more

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    • Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States of America
    • Profession: Makeup Artist
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    Jeffree Star
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    Jeffrey Lynn Steininger, better known by his stage name Jeffree Star, is an American model, fashion designer, makeup artist, DJ, and singer-songwriter residing in Beverly Hills, California. He started his music career on MySpace with over 25 million plays on his self-released music. He is known for his ...more

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    • Birthplace: California, United States of America
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Model, Actor, + more
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    Amanda Kimmel
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    Amanda Lee Kimmel is an actress, model, and former beauty queen who has competed in the Miss USA and Miss Earth pageants. Kimmel gained international notoriety as a runner-up contestant on both Survivor: China and Survivor: Micronesia, and later returned for Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains. Kimmel set ...more

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    • Birthplace: Billings, Montana, USA
    • Profession: Model, Actor
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    Jorge Luis Flores Sánchez, better known as Nina Flowers, is a Puerto Rican drag queen, DJ, activist, professional make-up artist, and reality television personality who has been performing since 1993.more

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    • Birthplace: Bayamón, Puerto Rico
    • Profession: Drag queen, Disc jockey, Makeup Artist
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    Cathy St. George
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    Cathy St. George is an actress.more

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    • Birthplace: USA, Virginia, Norfolk
    • Profession: Nude Glamour Model, Actor, Makeup Artist
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    Jay Manuel is a Canadian American make-up artist. He is most recognizable as the director of photo shoots on the popular reality television show America's Next Top Model. Manuel is also the host and lead judge of the second and third cycle of Canada's Next Top Model, a spin-off to the original.more

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    • Birthplace: Springfield, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Art Director, Model, Photographer, Makeup Artist
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    Katherine Elizabeth "Katie" McGrath is an Irish actress and model. She is best known for playing Morgana in the BBC One television series Merlin and also for portraying Jules Daly in "A Princess for Christmas". She most recently appeared as Lucy Westenra on the British-American horror drama TV series ...more

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    • Birthplace: Ashford, County Wicklow, Republic of Ireland
    • Profession: Journalist, Model, Actor, Makeup Artist
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    Michèle Burke is an Irish-born make-up artist. She emigrated to Canada with her brother Mark in 1973 and first worked as a model in Montreal before becoming a make-up artist. She currently holds both Canadian and U.S. citizenship, in addition to her original Irish nationality. She has won numerous ...more

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    • Birthplace: Kildare, Republic of Ireland
    • Profession: Make-Up Designer, Model, Makeup Artist
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    Natalie Wood was an American film and television actress best known for her screen roles in Miracle on 34th Street, Splendor in the Grass, Rebel Without a Cause, and West Side Story. After first working in films as a child, Wood became a successful Hollywood star as a young adult, receiving three ...more

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    • Birthplace: USA, California, San Francisco
    • Profession: Actor, Singer
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    Kevyn James Aucoin was an American make-up artist, photographer and author.more

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    • Birthplace: USA, Shreveport, Louisiana
    • Profession: Actor, Photographer, Makeup Artist
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    Devon Lee is an American pornographic actress. She began appearing in adult films in around 2005 while at the age of about 30, and she has since appeared in over 300 movies. She has also been a feature dancer since about 1998. She married porn actor Marcus London on January 14, 2007 in Las Vegas, after ...more

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    • Birthplace: USA, Indiana, Stockton Township, Linton
    • Profession: Pornographic actor, Stripper
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    Simon Monjack
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    Simon Mark Monjack was a British screenwriter, film director, film producer and make-up artist. He was the husband of American actress Brittany Murphy.more

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    • Birthplace: Hillingdon, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Director, Makeup Artist
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    Stan Winston
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    Stanley "Stan" Winston was an American television and film special make-up effects creator. He was best known for his work in The Thing, the Terminator series, the first three Jurassic Park films, Aliens, the first two Predator films, Iron Man, Edward Scissorhands, and Avatar. He won four Academy Awards ...more

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    • Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States of America
    • Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Director, Makeup Artist
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    Jessica Lee Rose is an American-New Zealand actress who first gained popularity after playing the role of lonelygirl15. In June 2006, Rose debuted as lonelygirl15, a fictional teenage homeschooled character named Bree who appeared in many video blogs on the popular video-sharing website YouTube. The ...more

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    • Birthplace: Salisbury, Maryland, USA
    • Profession: Actor, Makeup Artist
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    Atiqa Odho is a Pakistani television and film actress, television host, politician and brand. She debuted in Anwar Maqsood's TV series Sitara aur Mehrunissa and then appeared in successful dramas like Dasht, Nijaat, Zikar Hai Kai Saal Ka and most recently in Humsafar. She later starred in a string of ...more

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    • Birthplace: Karachi, Pakistan
    • Profession: Hairdresser, Politician, Barber, Model, Actor, + more
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