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TRENDING 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.

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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. 
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Rick Baker


Rick Baker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
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Dick Smith is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
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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 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
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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 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
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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 ...more

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Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Profession: Screenwriter, Actor, Makeup Artist

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Greg Cannom is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
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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 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
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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 ...more

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Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States of America

Profession: Makeup Artist

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Jeffree Star is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
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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 ...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 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
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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, United States of America

Profession: Model, Actor

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