Women in Horror: Ve Neill

MV5BMTQwMjEyMDYyMF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMTcwMDIyOA@@__V1__SX424_SY600_If you need a star quality make up artist for your feature, there’s no one more talented and prolific than Ve Neill. She is so prolific, actually, that I had to trim her credits down for this post! She’s done so much! A 3x Oscar winner, 2x Emmy winner, 4x Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films award winner, and BAFTA winner, Ve is also one of the judges on the hit SyFy competition, “Face Off.” After you see her impressive list of credits, I believe you’ll have no doubts as to why she is simply one of the best.

Although she’s only ever worked with heavy duty special effects a few times – Tourist Trap (1979), Cocoon: The Return (1988), The Chronicles of Riddick (2004) – Ve has always been on board to help bring creations to live with her sharp and realistic make up skills. Make up is just as important as prosthetics and other departments because you can’t have a believable piece if it still looks like foam. You can’t have substanciVe work without Ve! It’s also due to her warm and nurturing disposition that she constantly finds work in an industry full of head-cases!

Her many make up credits and contributions to horror and science fiction include Kingdom of Spiders (1977), The Dark (1979), Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979), The Lost Boys (1987), Beetlejuice (1988), Flatliners (1990), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Batman Returns (1992), Batman Forever (1995), Mars Attacks! (1996), Batman & Robin (1997), Stigmata (1999), A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001), Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), Constantine (2005), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006), Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Priest (2011), The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), and X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014).

Outside of horror and science fiction, Ve Neill has worked on films like Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Ed Wood (1994), and the Hunger Games franchise.

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Written by Michael Therkelsen

(Senior Editor)

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