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Elaine Alexander was born on December 23, 1952 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Elaine Melba Parkyn. She is known for her work on An American Werewolf in London (1981), The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981) and Howling V: The Rebirth (1989). She was previously married to Rick Baker. See full bio »
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Known For

An American Werewolf in London
An American Werewolf in London Makeup Department
The Incredible Shrinking Woman
The Incredible Shrinking Woman Makeup Department
Howling V: The Rebirth
Howling V: The Rebirth Makeup Department
Dunston Checks In
Dunston Checks In Visual Effects


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 1993 Return of the Living Dead III (prosthetic effects crew: Max Effects)
 1989 The Cellar (creature creator) / (creature designer)
 1989 Monsters (TV Series) (monster effects - 1 episode)
- All in a Day's Work (1989) ... (monster effects)
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 1989 Howling V: The Rebirth (special makeup effects)
 1981 An American Werewolf in London (special makeup effects crew - as Elaine Baker)
 1981 The Incredible Shrinking Woman (assistant: Rick Baker - as Elaine Baker)
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 1996 Dunston Checks In (creature effects)
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 2017 Maynard (Documentary)

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Elaine Baker

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Was mistakenly credited with playing the Emperor in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. In fact she was only used for makeup tests, as she was married to makeup artist Rick Baker. The actress who actually played the role was veteran actress Marjorie Eaton, who was later replaced by Ian McDiarmid for the 2004 special edition and subsequent releases.

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