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Netflix’s highly-anticipated Blonde documents the life of one of the most famous faces to ever grace the silver screen, but the real beauty of this film is the work behind the scenes. Hair Designer and Hair Department Head Jaime Leigh McIntosh and Makeup Artist, Makeup Department Head and Personal Makeup Artist to Ana de Armas, Tina Roesler Kerwin give us a look behind Marilyn’s most iconic looks, filming in her orphanage and home, and how intentional, subtle changes to Ana’s look could make or break the illusion of Marilyn. We also dive into the challenges on set, a possible Marilyn haunting, and coordinating hair and makeup with the costume team for the most authentic looks possible. Plus, stay tuned until the end to get Tina’s best-kept Hollywood makeup and skincare secret!
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12:30 — Gentleman Prefer Brunettes: How Ana’s dark hair led to creative prosthetic placements
27:30 — Some Like it Haute: Balancing Marilyn’s glamour with Norma Jean’s rawness
44:35 — Whitey is a Girl’s Best Friend: Marilyn’s rare comfort with her personal makeup artist
49:45 — The Silver Screen Itch: Buzz around the upcoming award season
2:07 — Clip: Blonde
4:40 — Meet Jaime & Tina
5:50 — Controversies and Surprises on Set
11:45 — Bald Caps, Prosthetics, and Haunted Sets
27:30 — Separating Norma Jean and Marilyn
44:35 — Marilyn & Her Makeup Artist
49:45 — Award Season Buzz
Hair Department Head
Jaime Leigh McIntosh was born in Cambridge, New Zealand. From an early age already knew that she wanted to be a hairstylist. This was confirmed years later after watching Sarah Kelly's behind the scenes documentary Full Tilt Boogie, about the making of the 1998s film From Dusk to Dawn. Jaime Leigh instantly fell in love with the colorful world of filmmaking.
Her first steps were to gain the necessary skills. After 4 years of a hair salon apprenticeship she enrolled in the Design and Arts College in Christchurch, New Zealand, to study Makeup Design & Production as the New Zealand film industry requires stylists to be skilled in both Hair & Makeup.
After college was completed, Jaime Leigh was offered her first job on a TV series called Insider's Guide to Happiness. From this small production she was hired as a Hair and Makeup Artist for background actors on the feature film King Kong (Director: Peter Jackson) where she received invaluable wig training under the guide of Peter Swords King. Jaime Leigh was a fast and inquisitive learner, and she enjoyed the huge variety of work, the constant challenges, deadlines and demands of the job. Jaime Leigh rose to each occasion.
The next decade was filled with dedication to the craft, and Jaime Leigh's skill set grew. Projects of note included The Hobbit Trilogy (Director: Peter Jackson) and Avatar (Director: James Cameron), both under the guidance and teaching of Hair & Makeup Supervisor/Designer Rick Findlater.
In 2013 Jaime Leigh emigrated to Los Angeles, USA, and shortly after worked on The Light Between Oceans as assistant Department Head (Director: Derek Cianfrance), Underworld: Blood Wars as Personal Hairstylist to Kate Beckinsale (Director: Anna Foerster), Ad Astra/Department Head (Director: James Gray), Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile/Department Head (Director Joe Berlinger) Captain Marvel/Co Department Head (Directors: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck) US/Co Department Head (Director: Jordan Peele) Bombshell/Assistant Department Head (Director: Jay Roach).
In addition to the above Jaime Leigh has a busy year ahead with the following motion pictures out for release: Blonde/Department Head, Starring Ana de Armas (Director: Andrew Dominik) Release date September 2022, Don't Worry Darling, starring Florence Pugh, Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde (Director: Olivia Wilde) Release date September 2022, Babylon/Department Head, starring Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and Diego Calva (Director: Damien Chazelle) Release date 2022, Next Goal Wins/Department Head Starring Michael Fassbender and Elizabeth Moss (Director: Taika Waititi) Release 2023, and Oppenheimer/Department Head starring Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt and Robert Downey Jr (Director: Christopher Nolan) Release date 2023.
Next up for Jaime Leigh is Ballerina/Personal Hair Stylist to Ana de Armas (Director: Len Wiseman) which will be shooting in Prague. Release date TBD.
August 2022 For further information, please contact Daniella Milton at The Milton Agency.
Coming from a creative family, Texas born Tina Roesler Kerwin has been a painter her entire life. While in college, a part time job at a department store's cosmetics area gave Tina a new, exciting way to use her painting skills, doing Make-up. She was hooked. Next she enrolled at schools such as Joe Blasco and Ben Nye and joined a Make-Up Agency in Dallas, Texas. Print, fashion and commercial work became her full time job. Tina worked with models, actors, sport stars, including the Texas Rangers, and even members of the political arena. Tina pursued incoming film productions including LEAP OF FAITH (Director: Richard Pearce; Steve Martin)
Before long, it was time for a new challenge. Tina relocated to California in 1994, worked her way up the ladder and was eventually offered the Department Head position of the iconic BOOGIE NIGHTS (Director: Paul Thomas Anderson; Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Heather Graham, John C. Reilly, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Burt Reynolds, William H. Macy, Phillip Baker Hall). That successful collaboration lead Thomas Anderson to invite Tina to Department Head his next movie MAGNOLIA (Starring: Tom Cruise, William H. Macy, John C. Reilly, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Jason Robards). The third joint effort with Paul Thomas Anderson was PUNCH DRUNK LOVE (Cast: Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Luis Guzman).
Since then Tina has been the Department Head on such films as MRS HARRIS (Director: Phyllis Nagy; Cast: Ellen Burstyn, Frances Fisher, Mary McDonnell, Philip Baker Hall, Cloris Leachman) which earned her an Emmy nomination. BEGINNERS (Director: Mike Mills; Cast: Ewan MacGregor, Christopher Plummer, Melanie Laurent), TO THE WONDER (Director: Terrence Malick; Cast: Rachel McAdams, Jessica Chastain, Rachel Weisz, Ben Affleck, Michael Sheen, Javier Bardem), END OF WATCH (Director: David Ayer; Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena, Anna Kenrick, America Ferrera), LOVELACE (Directors: Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Freidman; Cast: Amanda Seyfried, James Franco, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sharon Stone, Wes Bentley, Peter Sarsgaard), GRINGO (Director: Nash Edgerton; Cast: Joel Edgerton, Amanda Seyfried, Thandie Newton, David Oyelowo), THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER (Director: Yorgos Lanthimos; Cast: Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell), BUMBLE BEE (Director: Travis Knight; Cast: Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena), SEBERG (Director: Benedict Andrews; Cast:Kristen Stewart, Anthony Mackie, Vince Vaughn, Margaret Qualley, Zazie Beetz), BLOCKERS (Director Kay Cannon; Cast: Leslie Mann, John Cena Ike Barinholtz, Kathryn Newton) UNTOUCHABLE (Director: Neil Burger; Personal to Nicole Kidman), SONIC THE HEDGEHOG (Director: Jeff Fouler; Personal to: Jim Carrey) and TOP GUN 2: MAVERICK (Director: Joseph Kosinski; Cast: Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Monica Barbaro, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman)
Most recently Tina was Department Head/Personal Make-Up to Ana de Armas on DEEP WATER (Director: Adrian Lyne; Starring Ben Affleck, Ana de Armas) THE GRAY MAN Personal to Ana de Armas (Directors: Anthony and Joe Russo; Starring Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Ana de Arnas) and BLONDE Department Head (Director: Andrew Dominik; Starring Ana de Armas, Adrien Brody, Bobby Cannavale, Julianne Nicholson)
Next up Tina will start work on BALLERINA Personal Make-Up to Ana de Armas (Director: Len Wiseman) shooting in Prague and Switzerland. Release date TBD September 2022
Representation- Daniella Milton @themiltonagency