horror: American Horror Story – Desiree

American Horror Story ‘Freak Show’: Desiree Dupree

Desiree Dupree (Angela Bassett) was a woman with three breasts who was a performer in Fräulein Elsa’s Cabinet of Curiosities in ‘Freak Show’, the fourth season of American Horror Story, set in early 1950s Florida. 

Desiree narrowly escaped being murdered but was one of the few members of the performing troupe of atypical individuals to survive; sometime after she married and had two kids.

Angela Bassett was nominated for the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie Emmy Award for her performance.

The makeup

Eryn Krueger Mekash was the department head makeup artist; Kim Ayers was the key makeup artist.

David LeRoy Anderson & Justin Raleigh were the prosthetic designers; Michael Mekash was the key special makeup effects artist; Christopher Allen Nelson, Kim Ayers, Luis García, & James MacKinnon were the special makeup effects artists.

The ‘Freak Show’ season of American Horror Story won three Emmy Awards for makep and hairstyling: Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Limited Series, Movie or a Special (Eryn Krueger Mekash, Michael Mekash, David LeRoy Anderson, Justin Raleigh, Christopher Allen Nelson, Kim Ayers, Luis García, & James MacKinnon); Outstanding Makeup for a Limited Series or a Movie (Non-Prosthetic) (Eryn Krueger Mekash, Kim Ayers, Lucy O’Reilly, Michael Mekash, Christopher Allen Nelson, Jillian Erickson); Outstanding Hairstyling for a Limited Series or a Movie (Monte Haught, Michelle Ceglia, Daina Daigle, Amy Wood, Sherri B Hamilton).