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1950s fallen starlet

1950s fallen starlet

During our college course we were given a list of characters to choose from to portray using sfx makeup and costume. One of the characters i chose to do was the 1950’s fallen starlet, the singer with a drug and alcohol addiction, currently having an affair with a married man whose cracks are beginning to show…..

I used some glycerine to show a clammy sweaty look as she struggles to look the part when the make up runs and hair and career falls apart!

THe story behind this 1950’s singer was that she had affairs with married men, tried to keep it together but then gave up trying to hide her drug and alcohol addiction, hence her messy hairstyle, running messed up makeup and less than perfect physique.

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