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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. 
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    Rick Baker

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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Greg Cannom is a Hollywood special makeup effects artist. Cannom has been nominated for ten...  more
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    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
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    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

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    BirthplaceBillings, Montana, United States of America

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

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    BirthplaceBayamón, Puerto Rico

    Jorge Luis Flores Sanchez (born February 22, 1974), better known as Nina Flowers, is a Puerto...  more
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    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
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    BirthplaceRepublic of Ireland, Ashford, County Wicklow

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

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    BirthplaceKildare, Republic of Ireland

    Michèle Burke (born 1959) is an Irish-born make-up artist. She emigrated to Canada with her...  more
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    Natalie Wood

    Dec. at 43 (1938-1981)

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

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

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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Atiqa Odho

    Age: 52

    BirthplaceKarachi, Pakistan

    Atiqa Odho (Urdu: عتیقہ اوڈھو‎; born 12 February 1965) is a beauty queen Pakistani television...  more
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    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
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    Adam Jones

    Age: 38
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    BirthplacePittsburgh, USA, Pennsylvania

    Gregory Nicotero (born March 15, 1963) is an American special make-up effects creator,...  more
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    BirthplaceBoring, Oregon, United States of America

    Charis Elisa Michelsen (born December 30, 1974) is an American actress, a former model and a...  more
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    Stephanie Scott is a makeup artist....  more
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    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

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

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