A Creator of Iconic Characters
Before becoming one of the most renowned makeup artists in the film industry, Ve Neill got her start as a rock 'n' roll stylist, where she began developing her skills in makeup artistry and design. Specializing in concept and execution, she entered the film industry and discovered a talent for extreme fantasy makeup. Since then, Ve has worked tirelessly creating innovative and iconic looks, while also setting a high standard of excellence in the makeup world.
She has won three Academy Awards, two Emmys, four Saturn Awards, a BAFTA, and a Local 706 Best Character Makeup Award. Additionally, Ve was the first artist awarded with a Hollywood Foreign Press 'Makeup Artist of the Year' Award, as well as the first Makeup Artist honored as 'Makeup Artist of the Year' by MAC Cosmetics. In February, she was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by The Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Local 706.
Ve has long been committed to mentoring and teaching aspiring professional makeup artists. From partnering with learning institutions such as Cinema Makeup School to judging up-and-coming special effects talent on SyFy TV series Face Off, Ve is proud to contribute to the makeup community not only as an artist, but as an educator.