Make-up artist Ve Neill and hair stylist Yolanda Toussieng, both Oscar and Emmy winners, will receive lifetime achievement awards at the annual Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards (IATSE, Local 706), Feb. 20 at Paramount Studios Theatre, Hollywood.
“The bodies of work of Ve Neill and Yolanda Toussieng are legendary, and we are proud to rank them among the best in the history of our profession,” said Susan Cabral-Ebert, president of IATSE Local 706.
Neill is the first female make-up artist to win an Oscar and is also the first female make-up artist to receive the lifetime achievement award by the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild. She has won a total of three Oscars for Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Ed Wood (1994) and Beetlejuice (1988). She has four Academy Award nominations, a Primetime and a Daytime Emmy win, 31 additional nominations including BAFTA, MUAHS Guild Awards and Saturn, and more than 100 film and television credits to her name. Best known for The Hunger Games (2012), The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), Pirates of the Caribbean and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), Neill has produced some of the most creative make-up looks in cinematic history.
Toussieng is the first hair stylist to win an Oscar, and she has won two for Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) and Ed Wood (1994). She is best known for her work on Edward Scissorhands (1990), Oz The Great and Powerful (2013), Hairspray (2007), Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) and Batman Returns (1992).
Toussieng won a Daytime Emmy in 1989 for Pee-Wee’s Playhouse and has over 60 film and television hair styling credits spanning three decades of work.