146.2k readers

List of Famous Makeup Artists

146.2k views1.3k items

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. 
  • 1

    Rick Baker

  • 2

    Dick Smith

    Dec. at 92 (1922-2014)

    BirthplaceLarchmont, New York

    Richard Emerson Smith (June 26, 1922 – July 30, 2014) was an American special make-up effects... more on Wikipedia
  • 3

    John Chambers

    Dec. at 79 (1922-2001)

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    John Chambers (September 12, 1922 – August 25, 2001) was an American make-up artist and... more on Wikipedia
  • 4

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Michael George Westmore I (born March 22, 1938) is an American make-up artist best known for... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Greg Cannom is a Hollywood special makeup effects artist. Cannom has been nominated for ten... more on Wikipedia
  • 6

    William Tuttle

    Dec. at 95 (1912-2007)

    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida, United States of America

    William Julian Tuttle (April 13, 1912 – July 27, 2007) was an American make-up artist. Born... more on Wikipedia
  • 7

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    Jeffree Star (born Jeffrey Lynn Steininger Jr.; November 15, 1985) is an American Internet... more on Wikipedia

    More Jeffree Star 

    Here's The REAL Reason Jeffree Star And Kat Von D Are No Longer Friends#12 of 1,020 The Worst Bands & Musicians of All Time

  • 8

    BirthplaceBillings, Montana, United States of America

    Amanda Lee Kimmel (born August 3, 1984) is an American actress, model, beauty queen, and... more on Wikipedia

    More Amanda Kimmel 

    The Most Days Played on Survivor#19 of 170 The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played

  • 9

    BirthplaceBayamón, Puerto Rico

    Jorge Luis Flores Sanchez (born February 22, 1974), better known as Nina Flowers, is a Puerto... more on Wikipedia
  • 10

    Jay Manuel

    Age: 48

    BirthplaceSpringfield, Illinois, United States of America

    Jay Manuel (born August 14, 1972) is an American-born Canadian TV host, Creative Director and... more on Wikipedia
  • 11

    BirthplaceRepublic of Ireland, Ashford, County Wicklow

    Katie McGrath () is an Irish actress. In television, she is best known for portraying Morgana... more on Wikipedia

    More Katie McGrath 

    #30 of 163 The Best Hallmark Channel Actresses#41 of 115 The Best Hallmark Channel Actors & Actresses Under 40

  • 12

    BirthplaceKildare, Republic of Ireland

    Michèle Burke (born 1959) is an Irish-born make-up artist. She emigrated to Canada with her... more on Wikipedia
  • 13

    Natalie Wood

    Dec. at 43 (1938-1981)

    BirthplaceUSA, California, San Francisco

    Natalie Wood (born Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko; July 20, 1938 – November 29, 1981) was an... more on Wikipedia

    More Natalie Wood 

    Weird Details In The Unsolved Death Of Natalie Wood That Make It Seem Suspicious#47 of 843 The Best Actresses in Film History

  • 14

    Kevyn Aucoin

    Dec. at 40 (1962-2002)

    BirthplaceUSA, Shreveport, Louisiana

    Kevyn James Aucoin (February 14, 1962 – May 7, 2002) was an American make-up artist,... more on Wikipedia
  • 15

    Simon Monjack

    Dec. at 40 (1970-2010)

    BirthplaceHillingdon, United Kingdom

    Simon Mark Monjack (9 March 1970 – 23 May 2010) was an English screenwriter, film director,... more on Wikipedia
  • 16

    Stan Winston

    Dec. at 62 (1946-2008)

    BirthplaceRichmond, Virginia, United States of America

    Stanley "Stan" Winston (April 7, 1946 – June 15, 2008) was an American television and film... more on Wikipedia
  • 17

    Jessica Lee Rose

    Age: 33

    BirthplaceSalisbury, Maryland, United States of America

    Jessica Lee Rose (born April 26, 1987) is an American-New Zealand actress who first gained... more on Wikipedia


    #38 of 50 The Most Beautiful Female YouTubers#12 of 49 25+ Celebrities Born On April 26

  • 18

    Atiqa Odho

    Age: 52

    BirthplaceKarachi, Pakistan

    Atiqa Odho (Urdu: عتیقہ اوڈھو‎; born 12 February 1965) is a beauty queen Pakistani television... more on Wikipedia
  • 19

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Alexander Harper Berkeley (born December 16, 1955) is an American actor. He is known for his... more on Wikipedia
  • 20

    Adam Jones

    Age: 38
  • 21
    Erinn Lobdell is a contestant on Survivor: Tocantins, the eighteenth season of reality show...
  • 22

    BirthplacePittsburgh, USA, Pennsylvania

    Gregory Nicotero (born March 15, 1963) is an American special make-up effects creator,... more on Wikipedia
  • 23

    BirthplaceBoring, Oregon, United States of America

    Charis Elisa Michelsen (born December 30, 1974) is an American actress, a former model and a... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Stephanie Scott is a makeup artist.
  • 25

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Heather Elizabeth Anderson (née Langenkamp; born July 17, 1964) is an American actress,... more on Wikipedia

    More Heather Langenkamp 

    #8 of 22 '90s Stars Who Quit Acting#10 of 12 Child Actors Who Continued Their Showbiz Careers Behind The Camera