Ve Neill

by Abby Woodman

One of the most renowned Makeup Artists in the motion picture business, VE NEILL has set many standards of excellence in the makeup field. Over the course of her career Neill has won three Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, four Saturn Awards, a BAFTA Award, Local 706 Best Character Makeup Award and was the first Artist to be awarded Hollywood Foreign Press “Makeup Artist of the Year” Awards well as the first Makeup Artist to be honored as Makeup Artist of the Year by MAC Cosmetics. That is a total of 21 international nominations and wins for her creative and innovative makeups. From her early career as a rock 'n roll stylist, Neill began to develop her skills as a designer and makeup artist. Specializing in concept, design and execution, Neill entered the film industry and discovered a talent for extreme fantasy ma
The Ve Neill Legend Of Makeup Scholarship
Cinema Makeup School, Hollywood’s professional makeup school is once again partnering with three-time Oscar-winning makeup artist Ve Neill andFangoria magazine to award its $10,000 Legends of Makeup Scholarship. After a lengthy submission process and review by top makeup artists include Ve herself, we’re proud to announce that this year’s award goes to Angie Davis of Advance, NC.Angie wowed a scholarship panel that included Leonard Engelman, Governor of the Makeup and Hair Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; CMS Director of Admissions, Lee Joyner; CMS Chief Academic Officer, Michael Spatola; and esteemed representatives from the CMS faculty to become a finalist. Davis’s portfolio, which showcased her highly developed painting skills and showed potential for growth into other areas of makeup then caught Ve Neill’s discerning eye. Ve chose her entry from a strong pool of finalists, praising Angie’s painting and potential.“I chose Angie for her basic painting skills and I know she’ll excel at CMS,” said Ve.