H.R. Giger (1940–2014)


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H.R. Giger was born on February 5, 1940 in Chur, Switzerland as Hans Rudolf Giger. He is known for his work on Alien (1979), Alien vs. Predator (2004) and Aliens (1986). He was married to Carmen Maria Scheifele and Mia Bonzanigo. He died on May 12, 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland. See full bio »

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(age 74) in Zurich, Switzerland

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Known For

Alien Art Department
(1979)
Alien vs. Predator Additional Crew
(2004)
Aliens Additional Crew
(1986)
Species Additional Crew
(1995)

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 2019 Alien: Ore (Short) (original alien creatures designer)
 2019 Alien: Specimen (Short) (original alien creatures designer)
 2019 Alien: Alone (Short) (original alien creatures designer)
 2019 Alien: Containment (Short) (original alien creatures designer)
 2019 Alien: Harvest (Short) (original alien creatures designer)
 2019 Alien: Night Shift (Short) (original alien creatures designer)
 2007 Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (original alien creatures designer)
 2004 Alien vs. Predator (original alien creatures designer)
 1999 The Alien Legacy (Video documentary) (archival material)
 1998 Species II (original "Species" designer)
 1997 Alien: Resurrection (original alien designer)
 1996 Killer Condom (creative consultant)
 1995 Dark Seed II (Video Game) (dark world art library)
 1995 Species (train designer) / (train fabrication: Switzerland)
 1992 Dark Seed (Video Game) (dark world art library)
 1992 Alien 3 (creature designer: Alien³) / (original creature designer)
 1986 Aliens (original alien designer)
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Other Works:

Designed the record sleeves for Emerson Lake and Palmer's hit album 'Brain Salad Surgery (1973)' and 'Debbie Harry''s solo album Koo Koo (1981). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 2 Interviews | 2 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »


Alternate Names:

Hans Rudi Giger | Hansruedi "HR" Giger | Hansruedi Giger

Height:

5' 7¾" (1.72 m)

Spouse:

Carmen Maria Scheifele  (his death) | See more »
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Designed the highly controversial and surreal cover art for Emerson, Lake and Palmer's landmark progressive rock album "Brain Salad Surgery". The cover art was originally deemed too sexually explicit to be shown on store shelves, but was edited before release. Giger's design for that ELP album stands out as one of the best examples of 1970s record cover art to this day. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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