disfigured: facial scars in recent movies

Various facial scars in recent movies

The characters depicted here have each suffered a violent and traumatic facial injury: gunshot; knife slash; car accident; or animal attack. Burn scars, including the results of acid attacks, are treated separately.

These roles have a lot of cinematic history behind them are: the disfigured victim; the scarred and vengeful villainess; and the heroine who is almost miraculously transformed into a beauty (often with disturbing side-effects).

The movies

Arrêtez-moi (2013): Out of the blue a woman (Sophie Marceau) walks into a police station and confesses that she killed her abusive husband ten years previously. Alexis Kinebanyan (KFX Studio) was the special makeup effects artist responsible for the scar on her chin.

And Once Again (2010): A traumatised man who lost his wife and son in a violent attack visits Sikkim where he encounters a female monk (Antara Mali) who bears an uncanny resemblance to his wife. I have no information on the makeup credits for this unreleased movie.

The Killer Inside Me (2010): An apparently charming and mild-mannered sheriff’s deputy in an Oklahoma oil town in the late 1940s is in fact a vicous pyschopath. His true nature his revealed through his brutal relationship with prostitute Joyce Lakeland (Jessica Alba) who he almost beats to death. Frieda Valenzuela was the key makeup artist; Tony Gardner (Alterian) was the prosthetics designer; Richard Redlefsen was Jessica Alba’s prosthetic makeup artist.

Confessions Of An Ugly Stepsister (2002): Trudie Styler was the scarred fortune teller. Anne Moralis was key hair and makeup artist.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1997): In the episode ‘The Wish’ a harder scarred Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar) turns up in an alternative reality caused by Cordelia’s wish. Harlow FX created the makeup effects with Todd McIntosh as makeup supervisor.

Der Preis Der Schönheit (2000): Frauke Nimrath (Claudine Wilde) got scarred. Peter Bourand Ulla Röling were the makeup artists.