Ve Neill and me

This is me and one sexy, smart, talented lady. Ve Neill. This was about 1978 and we just got through working together on “Laser Blast”, “Star Trek the Motion Picture” and a slew of other films that helped launch here fantastic career.

This was a test makeup I designed and on this day we tested the makeup on me. The movie was called, “Battle Beyond the Stars.”

Even after Ve and I parted we worked together. She was always there wanting to apply the make-ups for the tests and if she could on the set of shows I was contracted to do the creatures and prosthetic makeups for.

A lot of you don’t realize that she can illustrate and sculpt but she never had an interest to do the lab work. Any lab jockey can make a good prosthetic, but not everyone has the talent to to apply it to an actors face so well you’d believe it was real.

Ve could take a shitty piece with bad blender edges and completely save it. And if an edge dared to show she’d blend it away with here incredible ability to highlight, shadow, and color it away so the camera never saw it.

As Rick Baker would say (and did in my presents), “God, she could blend a dime.”

I am so blessed to have her as a friend to this day.


Ve and me

3 Responses to “Ve Neill and me”

  1. August 13, 2017 at 3:41 am

    Steve, that was you on the Malmori ship?

  2. August 14, 2017 at 3:39 am

    Haha, thought so 🙂

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