Who is Shu Uemura ?
Shu Uemura was born on June 19, 1928 and died on December 29, 2007. He was a Japanese make-up artist and founder of the cosmetics line which bears his name.
A native of Tokyo, Shu Uemura reportedly first became interested in hairstyling and make up as a teenager while recovering from a severe illness which left him bedridden.
He enrolled at the Tokyo Beauty Academy, becoming the only male student in a class of 130 pupils.
His first experience in film make-up occurred during the filming of 1957’s Joe Butterfly, which was partially shot in Japan.
Uemura left Japan in the late 1950s to try to break into the film and television make-up business.
Uemura’s big break came on the set of the 1962 film, My Geisha. The film’s regular make up artist fell ill and Uemura, who was working as a Hollywood beautician at the time, was called in to fill in for the sick artist.
Uemura gained critical acclaim for transforming actress Shirley MacLaine, a Caucasian, into a Japanese woman.
He received praise from both My Geisha’s filmmakers and its cast, including MacLaine. He soon became one of Hollywood’s favorite artists.
He began working with well-known Hollywood personalities, usually as a make-up artist apprentice, including Edward G. Robinson, Frank Sinatra, and Lucille Ball.
Among his notable early work was on Frank Sinatra’s 1965 film, None but the Brave.
Who is Shu Uemura Dating ?
Shu Uemura is possibly single.
We don’t have any information about his past affairs & dating.
What is Shu Uemura Net Worth ?
He has an estimated net worth of $250,000.
- Born: June 19, 1928
- Birth Name: Shu Uemura
- Famous As: Shu Uemura
- Birth Place: Tokyo, Japan
- Died: December 29, 2007, Tokyo, Japan
- Nationality: Japanese
- Children: Hiroshi Uemura
- Organization founded: Shu Uemura Art of Hair
Profession: Japanese make-up artist
- Net Worth: $250,000