character: fake cosmetic surgery

Character makeups: Fake cosmetic surgery

This section features makeups portraying the effects (not always beneficial) of plastic & cosmetic surgery on female characters from movies and TV shows. These include not only facelifts but also more radical transformations for characters supposedly in Witness Protection Programmes. Nip/Tuck has featured everything from nose jobs to complete facial reconstruction.

There is almost a convention with these makeups that the actress first appears in makeup and then returns to her own looks to portray the character after surgery (eg Anne Heche in Nip/Tuck, Elizabeth Taylor in Ash Wednesday) – and it has to be said that there are usually sound production & budgetary reasons for this particularly with recurring characters in TV shows. But sometimes (eg Tamzin Outhwaite in Frances Tuesday) the transformation is reversed.