Legends -- a day in the life of an MUA...

The dictionary says that a legend is: an extremely famous person in a particular field.

Recently, I had the privilege to be on the set of The Love Guru starring Mike Myers and Jessica Alba, more importantly I was in the presence of Ve Neill, Tricia Sawyer and Robert Ramos. These three individuals are legends in the film industry and have worked on a combined total of over 100 films.

Ve has been the special effects department head on some of the most talked about films of our time, including Bettlejuice, Austin Powers and the Pirates of the Carribean trilogy. She has won 3 Oscars and has 20 more nominations in the special effects industry. Tricia has done 23 films with Sharon Stone and has been the make-up artist for such celebrity icons as Geena Davis, Scarlett Johansson, Kate Beckingsale, Brittany Murphy, Lindsay Lohan and Jessica Alba. Robert Ramos is a master of hair and has been nominated for numerous Emmy Awards. His clients include Bette Midler, Stevie Nicks, Sharon Stone and Jessica Alba to name just a few.

I have admired all three of them for so long and Tricia and I went to the same make-up school back in the 80's. Being on set with these three incredible talents was like a dream come true for me and I learned techniques and tricks directly from these masters. Hey, and when you are a major player in the film industry, you get perks like a really cool make-up trailor (check out the photo of Ve's digs).