makeup/special effects artist

Rick Baker – makeup artist

Richard A. “Rick” Baker (born December 8, 1950 in Binghamton, New York) is an American special makeup effects artist known for his creature effects. As a teen, Baker began creating artificial body parts in his own kitchen. He also appeared briefly in the fan production “The… Read More ›

Mike Hill – artist/sculptor

Mike Hill is a Los Angeles-based sculptor, originally from Warrington, Cheshire in England, who specialises in ultra-realistic models of monsters from classic horror films. His work includes small figures for model kits to busts to life-size representations of monsters in… Read More ›

Stuart Freeborn (make-up artist)

Stuart Freeborn (5 September 1914 – 5 February 2013) was a veteran British motion picture make-up artist who died recently. He has been referred to as the “grandfather of modern make-up design” and is perhaps best known for his work on the original Star Wars trilogy, most notably… Read More ›

Jack P. Pierce – makeup artist

Jack P. Pierce (born Janus Piccoula; May 5, 1889 – July 19, 1968) was a Hollywood makeup artist most famous for creating the iconic makeup worn by Boris Karloff in Universal Studios’ 1931 adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, along with various other classic monster make-ups for Universal Studios. Born in Greece,… Read More ›