Heba Thorisdottir Makeup Artist

    Heba Thorisdottir Makeup Artist

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    Heba Thorisdottir is a master of transformation. The Iceland-born, Los Angeles-based makeup artist has worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood over the course of her 20 year 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 supreme execution skills make her an asset to any creative collaboration. When she does makeup, it’s not just a simple act of beautification. Heba completes characters.

    20 years ago, Heba began her career in music videos, working with REM, Bruce Springsteen, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Sting. She quickly nabbed a position as assistant makeup artist on the seminal TV series Twin Peaks, where Director David Lynch was so taken with her creative finesse that she was his inspiration for the character of “Heba” in the first season of the show.

    For the last ten years, Heba has helped to create some of the most iconic moments in film. As a frequent collaborator of Quentin Tarantino, she headed the makeup departments for Django Unchained, Inglourious Basterds, Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2. She frequently partners with actors Cate Blanchett and Scarlett Johansson, and her talent is evident in Blanchett’s earthy beauty in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, and the iron gaze of Johansson in The Avengers.

    Heba’s presence is also widely sought in the editorial and advertising realm. She has done makeup 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.


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    Lucy Liu Cindy Crawford Sarah Silverman Kirsten Dunst Christian Slater
    Shaquille O’Neal Charlize Theron Jeff Bridges Jet Li Beverly D’Angelo
    Garcelle Beauvais Issac Hayes David Arquette Richard Pryor Cate Blanchett
    Jack Lemmon Mel Gibson Portia De Rossi Quentin Tarantino Seal
    Gretchen Mol Sidney Poitier Scarlett Johansson Daryl Hannah Rosanna Arquette
    Jamie Lynn-Sigler Lionel Richie Julie Delpy Johnny Depp Alison Eastwood
    Danny Devito Jeff Goldblum Jenna Elfman Jared Leto Billy Bob Thornton
    Balthazar Ghetty


    Jean-Baptiste Mondino Jeremy & Claire Weiss Robyn Von Swank Dewey Nicks Max Vadukul
    Dan Winters Anton Corbijn Manuela Pavesi Mark Seliger Piotr Sikora
    Annie Liebowitz Robert Erdman Greg Gorman Brian De Palma Tony Kay
    Kevin Lynch Sophia Coppola Michael O’Neill David Fincher Peter Care
    Robert Maxwell Ellen Von Unwerth David Lynch Melodie McDaniel Spike Jones
    Albert Watson Dante Ariola Dayton-Faris Andrew Douglas Quentin Tarantino
    David Cameron Chris Nolan Antoine Fuqua Andrew McPherson Bruce Wagner
    Jean Baptiste Mondino


    Nylon New York Times Magazine Page Six L’Uomo Vogue-Cover Mademoiselle-Cover
    Entertainment Weekly-Cover Allure British FHM-Cover Rolling Stone-Cover Cin`e Live-Cover
    Amica-Cover French FHM-Cover British Vogue Vibe-Cover Vanity Fair
    Vogue US &German Movieline Shape-Cover Maxim Harpers Bazaar
    Los Angeles Magazine DUNE-Cover ID


    Sting Macy Gray Bryan Adams Pras Will Smith
    Tom Petty Dru Hill Rod Stewart Bruce Springsteen REM
    Savage Garden George Michael Eve Red Hot Chili Peppers Usher
    Snoop Dogg


    Jack Daniels Buick Powerade Hanes M.C.I.
    Diet Coke Levi’s Pepsi Motorola Sprite
    Oldsmobile Redken Bank of America Rayban Nintendo
    The GAP Cadillac Taco Bell J. Crew Nautica
    Gilbey’s Gin Adidas GAP-Kids iMac Emporio Armani
    Coors Light Pontiac Nike