Pamela Anderson never stops giving

By:  Teresa Vest (Makeup Artist)

Hi Essie….

Not sure if this one counts or not but years ago I worked on V.I.P. with Pam Anderson… First off Pam was always kind and generous to her entire cast and crew always doing things for the crew sometimes the usual coffee truck but other times silly things Continue reading

Sammy Davis Jr.

By: Deborah Holmes Dobson (Hair Stylist)

While I was working on ‘General Hospital’, Sammy Davis Jr. came on as a guest star. He was a true professional and wonderful to work with. After he wrapped his special appearance, he threw a big appreciative party for cast and crew. He rented a hall, catered the food, and hired a fabulous band. Best yet, Continue reading

Natasha Henstridge

By: Deborah Holmes Dobson (Hair Stylist)

On the show ‘Eli Stone’, I had a chance to work with Natasha Henstridge. I quickly discovered what an extremely generous and giving actress she is. She gave me sparkling jewelry. Not cheap bling either!  And she conducted herself with such humbleness, socializing with crew members from vanities to grips. She was a true gem to work with!

Nina Dobrev, the Sweetheart

By: Essie Cha (Makeup Artist)

The Vampire Diaries is the most difficult show I have ever worked on. It’s so physically demanding with a tremendous amount of running, hustling, schlepping, setting up and breaking down, and moving heavy crates containing the actors’ bags, backup supplies and so on. I would get so exhausted that I would need the entire weekend to recuperate. Nina always knew exactly what I needed. Continue reading

Ian the Grateful and Gracious

By: Essie Cha (Makeup Artist)

Ian Somerhalder is one of the hottest properties in acting right now. With multiple Teen Choice Awards, a Screen Actors’ Guild Award, and countless other accolades, you would think he would not need to take time to schmooze with the little people. I know personally that such is not the case. He stands up for us little guys, is very generous, always helping others, and generous with gifts. Most importantly, he finds joy in Continue reading

With Sarah Carter, dreams do come true…

By: Rene Dashiell (Makeup Artist)

I had just taken over as Dept Head on the TV series “Shark” starring James Woods and Jeri Ryan. It was the show’s first season and there had been many shakeups in the Makeup Dept. One of the show’s lead actresses was Sarah Carter. She had gone through several makeup artists and had a rough go of it. On our first day together, Sarah’s Mom was in attendance (she had traveled all the way from Canada and was there for Continue reading