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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
Rick Baker

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Dick Smith is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
Dec. at 92 (1922-2014) 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. ...more

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John Chambers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
John Chambers Dec. at 79 (1922-2001) 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 ...more

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Michael Westmore is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
age 80 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 ...more

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Greg Cannom is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
age 67 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 ...more

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William Tuttle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
Dec. at 95 (1912-2007) 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 ...more

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Jeffree Star is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
age 31 Jeffree Star (born Jeffrey Lynn Steininger; November 15, 1985) is an American singer-songwriter, make-up artist, fashion designer and model from Orange County, California. He started his music ...more

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Amanda Kimmel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
age 33 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 ...more

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Nina Flowers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
age 44 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

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Cathy St. George is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
age 63 Cathy St. George is an actress.

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Jay Manuel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
age 45 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 ...more

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Katie McGrath is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
age 34 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 ...more

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Michèle Burke is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
age 59 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 ...more

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Natalie Wood is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
Dec. at 43 (1938-1981) 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 ...more

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Kevyn Aucoin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
Dec. at 40 (1962-2002) Kevyn James Aucoin was an American make-up artist, photographer and author.

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Devon Lee is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
age 42 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 ...more

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Simon Monjack is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
Dec. at 40 (1970-2010) Simon Mark Monjack was a British screenwriter, film director, film producer and make-up artist. He was the husband of American actress Brittany Murphy.

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Stan Winston is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
Dec. at 62 (1946-2008) 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 ...more

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Jessica Lee Rose is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
age 28 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 ...more

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Atiqa Odho is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
age 50 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 ...more

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Xander Berkeley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
age 62 Alexander "Xander" Harper Berkeley is an American actor. He is best known for his television roles of George Mason on the political thriller series 24, Percy Rose on the action ...more

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Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
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Erinn Lobdell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
age 35 Erinn Lobdell is a contestant on Survivor: Tocantins, the eighteenth season of reality show Survivor.

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Gregory Nicotero is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
age 55 Gregory Nicotero is an American special make-up effects creator, and television producer and director. His first major job in special effects makeup was on the George A. Romero film Day of the ...more

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Charis Michelsen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
age 43 Charis Elisa Michelsen is an American actress, a former model and a make-up artist.

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Stephanie Scott is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
Stephanie Scott is a makeup artist.

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Heather Langenkamp is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
age 53 Heather Elizabeth Langenkamp is an American actress, singer, producer and director. She is best known for her role as Nancy Thompson from the A Nightmare on Elm Street films and she served as ...more

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Suzanne Diaz is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
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Marina Anderson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
age 65 Marina Anderson is an actress, voice actor, screenwriter, producer, makeup artist, acting coach, personal manager and a career consultant.

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Nancy Kwan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
age 78 Nancy "Ka Shen" Kwan is a Hong Kong-born, biracial American actress, who played a pivotal role in the acceptance of actors of Asian ancestry in major Hollywood film roles. Widely ...more

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Helen Gallagher is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
age 91 Helen Gallagher is an American actress, dancer, and singer.

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Gucci Westman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
Gucci Westman age 47 Inspired by the revelation of color, femininity and seduction, Ms. Westman's makeup hobby transformed into a career brimming with experiences as brilliant as her artistry. Her training began in ...more

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Ivana Primorac is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
Ivana Primorac is a make-up artist and hairstylist. She began her career working in television and was given a job working for the BBC. Primorac later moved onto working in feature films, ...more

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Raja is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
age 43 Sutan Amrull, also known as Raja and Raja Gemini, is an American make-up artist and drag performer. He is best known for his work on the reality television show America's Next Top Model, serving ...more

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Jack Pierce is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
Jack Pierce Dec. at 79 (1889-1968) Jack P. Pierce was a makeup artist.

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Gia Paloma is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
age 33 Gia Paloma is an actress.

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Bobbi Brown is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
age 60 Bobbi Brown is an American professional makeup artist and the founder and CCO of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. Brown has written eight books about makeup and beauty. She is the Contributing Beauty ...more

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Michelle Phan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
age 30 Michelle Phan (born 11 April 1987) is an American-Vietnamese make-up demonstrator and entrepreneur who became notable as a YouTube personality. Phan's YouTube channel has over 8 million ...more

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Mike Elizalde is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
age 58 Mike Elizalde is an actor.

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Richard Redlefsen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
Richard Redlefsen is a makeup artist.

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Kelly Nichols is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
age 61 Kelly Nichols is a former pornographic actress. She starred in over 50 adult features, and has been presented with several industry awards of merit: the Adult Film Association of America Best ...more

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Charlotte Chang is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
Charlotte Chang Charlotte Chang is a makeup artist.

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Ma Kalaadevi Ananda is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
Ma Kalaadevi Ananda Ma Kalaadevi Ananda is a Makeup Artist.

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Sibi Blazic is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
Sibi Blazic age 47 Sibi Blazic is an actress, model and make-up artist.

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Tom Savini is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
age 71 Thomas Vincent "Tom" Savini is an American actor, stuntman, director, and award-winning special make-up effects creator. He is known for his makeup and special effects work on many ...more

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Lori Anne Allison is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
age 60 Lori Anne Allison is a makeup artist and a businessperson.

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Tracy Lee is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
Dec. at 57 (1933-1990) Tracey Lee was an internationally acclaimed Australian cabaret artiste and female impersonator who was active from the 1950s to the 1980s.

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Ann-Maree Hurley is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
Ann-Maree Hurley is a Makeup Artist.

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Jami Hight is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
Jami Hight Jami Hight is a makeup artist.

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Jenna Busch is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
Jenna Busch age 44 Jenna Busch is a makeup artist.