elves & fairies: Arwen Undómiel

Arwen Undómiel

Arwen Undómiel, the Evenstar, (Liv Tyler) was the Half-elven granddaughter of Galadriel. She first met Aragon in Rivendell, where he lived under Elrond's protection. Arwen; years later they were reunited in Lórien and, on the mound of Cerin Amroth, they committed themselves to marry one another.

Being Half-elven Arwen had to choose to which race she belonged. Although Elves and Men are able to crossmate and produce fertile offspring, their final fates are separate: Elves are immortal, whereas Men are mortal.

After the War of the Ring, Aragorn became king of Arnor and Gondor. Arwen arrived at Minas Tirith, and they were married. One year after Aragorn’s death, at the age of 2901 she gave up her life at Cerin Amroth.

The makeup

Peter King and Peter Owen were the hair and makeup designers for Lord of the Rings, and Peter King is again the makeup designer for The Hobbit. Richard Taylors Weta Workshop is responsible for many of the special effects including prosthetic makeup.