In American Horror Story ‘Freak Show’ Penny (Grace Gummer) was a candy striper at the local hospital who got involved with Fräulein Elsa’s Cabinet of Curiosities. When her father discovered that she w s in a relationship with Paul The Illustrated Seal he hired a man to mutilate her face: tattooing her with scales, giving her a forked tongue, and shaving half her hair off while she is unconscious. She was accepted by the freak show and took the name The Astounding Lizard Girl. Later she and the women of the freak show kidnapped her father and tarred and feathered him for what he did
She was shot and killed during Dandy’s massacre.
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).