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Overview (3)

Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
Died in Middletown, New York, USA  (pituitary brain tumor)
Height 6' 4" (1.93 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Kevyn Aucoin was born on February 14, 1962 in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA. He is known for his work on Zoolander (2001), The Night We Never Met (1993) and Liza Minnelli: The Day After That (1993). He died on May 7, 2002 in Middletown, New York, USA.

Trivia (10)

He moved to New York in January 1983 and spent his time making up models for free.
Recipient of the first-ever Council of Fashion Designers of America Award for makeup artistry.
Mother, Thelma; Father, Isidore; brother, Keith; sisters, Carla and Kim; partner, Jeremy Antunes. Kevyn and his siblings were adopted.
Favorite makeup artist of both Cher and Janet Jackson; has done multiple video shoots and album covers for both.
Make-up artist to the stars, his clients include Janet Jackson, Madonna, Whitney Houston, Kate Moss & Tina Turner
He did his first magazine cover in 1986, working with Richard Avedon.
He was also an activist, remembered as an opinionated person with strong political views and who was outspoken about gay rights.
His big break came in September 1983, when Vogue magazine booked him to work on a photo shoot of Meg Tilly.
Met his birth parents, Nelda Mae Williams and Jerry Burch, in 1992.
Kevyn also had 2 half-sisters, Jeanna and Christy, from his birth father's family.

Personal Quotes (2)

It's our hearts and brains that we should exercise more often. You can put on all the makeup you want but it won't make your soul pretty.
[to The Associated Press in November 2001 about not dictating how people should use cosmetics] I don't use "always do this", "never say that" and I never give advice because I'm not the end-all, be-all authority.

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