racechanging disguises: Hustle

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In Hustle Stacie Monroe (Jaime Murray), the female member of the gang in the first four seasons, usually played the role of bait or was there to divert the mark’s attention. But she was still required to demonstrate her proficiency for disguise from time to time.

In ‘A Bollywood Dream’ (season 3) the gang targeted Samar, a greedy sweatshop owner and ardent fan of Bollywood films, using a classic movie-investor con. Stacie became a Bollywood actress – complete with nose and belly-button jewellery – and Samar taken to see her hamming it up for a ‘typical’ Bollywood musical scene which was supposedly being filmed.

In another episode (season 4) she briefly appeared as a Japanese waitress in a sushi restaurant.

The makeup

Jan Sewell (season 3) and Fran Needham (season 4) were the hair & makeup designers.