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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 68
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 32
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 34
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 45
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 64
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 46
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 35
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 60
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 43
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 31
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 51
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 63
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
age 36
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Erinn Lobdell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
age 36
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 44
Charis Elisa Michelsen is an American actress, a former model and a make-up artist.