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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)

Birthplace: Larchmont, New York

Richard Emerson Smith (June 26, 1922 – July 30, 2014) was an American special make-up effects artist, (nicknamed "The Godfather of Make-Up") known for his work on such films as Little ...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)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

John Chambers (September 12, 1922 – August 25, 2001) was an American make-up artist and prosthetic makeup expert in both television and film. He received an Academy Honorary Award from The ...more
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Michael Westmore is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
Age: 80

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Michael George Westmore I (born March 22, 1938) 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 ...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 ten Academy Awards and has won four times. He has also been nominated for seven Saturn Awards and received
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William Tuttle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
Dec. at 95 (1912-2007)

Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States of America

William Julian Tuttle (April 13, 1912 – July 27, 2007) was an American make-up artist. Born in Jacksonville, Florida, he was forced to leave school at a young age to support his mother and ...more
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Jeffree Star is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
Age: 32

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Jeffree Star (born Jeffrey Lynn Steininger Jr.; November 15, 1985) is an American Internet celebrity, beauty YouTuber, makeup artist, model, entrepreneur, and singer-songwriter. The founder and ...more

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Amanda Kimmel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
Age: 34

Birthplace: Billings, Montana, United States of America

Amanda Lee Kimmel (born August 3, 1984) is an American actress, model, beauty queen, and animal rights advocate who has competed in the Miss USA and Miss Earth pageants. Kimmel was the runner-up ...more

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Nina Flowers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
Age: 45

Birthplace: Bayamón, Puerto Rico

Jorge Luis Flores Sanchez (born February 22, 1974), better known as Nina Flowers, is a Puerto Rican drag queen, DJ, activist, professional make-up artist, and reality television personality who ...more

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Jay Manuel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
Age: 46

Birthplace: Springfield, USA, Illinois

Jay Manuel (born August 14, 1972) is an American-born Canadian TV host, Creative Director and Make-up Artist. He is most recognizable as the former Creative Director on the popular reality ...more
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Katie McGrath is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
Age: 35

Birthplace: Ashford, County Wicklow, Republic of Ireland

Katie McGrath () is an Irish actress. In television, she is best known for portraying Morgana on the BBC One series Merlin (2008–2012), Lucy Westenra on the British-American series Dracula ...more

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Michèle Burke is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
Age: 60

Birthplace: Kildare, Republic of Ireland

Michèle Burke (born 1959) 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. ...more
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Natalie Wood is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
Dec. at 43 (1938-1981)

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Natalie Wood (born Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko; July 20, 1938 – November 29, 1981) was an American actress who began her career in film as a child and became a Hollywood star as a young adult. ...more

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Kevyn Aucoin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
Dec. at 40 (1962-2002)

Birthplace: USA, Shreveport, Louisiana

Kevyn James Aucoin (February 14, 1962 – May 7, 2002) was an American make-up artist, photographer and author.
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Simon Monjack is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
Dec. at 40 (1970-2010)

Birthplace: Hillingdon, United Kingdom

Simon Mark Monjack (9 March 1970 – 23 May 2010) was an English 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) 16 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
Dec. at 62 (1946-2008)

Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States of America

Stanley "Stan" Winston (April 7, 1946 – June 15, 2008) was an American television and film special make-up effects creator. He was best known for his work in the Terminator series, the ...more
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Jessica Lee Rose is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
Jessica Lee Rose Age: 31

Birthplace: Salisbury, USA, Maryland

Jessica Lee Rose (born April 26, 1987) is an American-New Zealand actress who first gained popularity after playing the role of lonelygirl15, a fictional teenage homeschooled character named ...more
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Atiqa Odho is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
Age: 51

Birthplace: Karachi, Pakistan

Atiqa Odho (Urdu: عتیقہ اوڈھو‎; born 12 February 1965) is a beauty queen Pakistani television and film actress, television host, and the namesake of her own founded cosmetics brand Odho ...more
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Xander Berkeley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
Age: 63

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Alexander Harper Berkeley (born December 16, 1955) is an American actor. He is known for his television roles as Sheriff Thomas McAllister on the crime drama The Mentalist, George Mason on the ...more
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Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
Age: 36
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Erinn Lobdell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
Age: 36
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Gregory Nicotero is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
Age: 55

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, USA, Pennsylvania

Gregory Nicotero (born March 15, 1963) is an American special make-up effects creator, television producer, and director. His first major job in special effects makeup was on the George A. ...more
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Charis Michelsen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
Age: 44

Birthplace: Boring, Oregon, United States of America

Charis Elisa Michelsen (born December 30, 1974) is an American actress, a former model and a make-up artist. Michelsen worked as a model in New York City in her early adulthood before beginning ...more
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Stephanie Scott is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
Stephanie Scott is a makeup artist.
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Heather Langenkamp is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Makeup Artists
Age: 54

Birthplace: USA, Oklahoma, Tulsa

Heather Elizabeth Anderson (née Langenkamp; born July 17, 1964) is an American actress, producer, and prosthetic makeup coordinator. She began her career as an extra in the Francis Ford ...more

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