Episode 22: We speak with Makeup Designer Heba Thorisdottir and Hair Designer Janine Rath-Thompson, these two talented women have teamed up on projects such as Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a time in Hollywood and the next Suicide Squad yet to hit our screens. We chat about their first job together on Bridesmaids, what its like working on a Tarantino film and What they feel their role is within the film industry as artists…
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Heba Thorisdottir, the Iceland-born, Los Angeles-based make-up artist has worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood over the course of her career. From the red carpet, to the big screen, to high-fashion editorials, to commercial advertising. Heba’s approach is visionary and versatile, and her execution skills make her an asset to any creative collaboration.
Heba began her career in music videos, working with REM, Bruce Springsteen, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Sting. She quickly nabbed a position as additional make-up artist on the T.V. series Twin Peaks, where she was director David Lynch‘ inspiration for the character of “Heba Thorsdottir” in the first season of the show. Heba has been a frequent collaborator of Quentin Tarantino and designed the make-up for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Django Unchained, Inglourious Basterds and Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2 as well as being a personal make-up artist to actresses Cate Blanchett, Scarlett Johansson, Brie Larson, Lucy Liu and Kristen Wiig.
Heba’s presence is also widely sought in the editorial and advertising realm. She has done make-up for the covers of L’Uomo Vogue, Mademoiselle, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, Vibe and Shape, as well as major marketing campaigns for Levi’s, Redken, J.Crew, Emporio Armani, Nike, The GAP and Ray-Ban. Heba has been married to E. Shepherd Stevenson since 2007 and she has two grown sons from a previous marriage: Adam Bjorn Fienberg and Thorir Fienberg.