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Walter Avant "Van" Smith, Jr. (August 17, 1945 - December 5, 2006]) was an American costume designer and make-up artist. He worked primarily in the films of John Waters, designing the costumes and make-up for every John Waters film from 1972 to 2004. Because of his work with Waters, he is considered one of the Dreamlanders, Waters' ensemble of regular cast and crew members.The first John Waters film Smith worked on was Pink Flamingos (1972), for which he designed the costumes and make-up for the film's star, female-impersonating actor Divine, as well as the rest of the cast. In this film Smith, along with Waters, created the famous look for Divine which included a white clown face base and a shaved-back hairline with the eyebrows drawn on the upper forehead. Waters said he wanted Divine's make-up to look like a cross between Jayne Mansfield and Clarabell the Clown.This was followed by Smith's work on Female Trouble (1974), which featured a cast of flamboyant criminals and hairdressers whose costumes are overtly tacky and whose make-up is extreme. For Divine's wedding scene in the film, Smith designed a see-through wedding dress for the 300 lb. bride.Smith went on to create the look for the grotesque citizens of Mortville in Desperate Living (1977). In Waters' next seven films, Smith demonstrated the ability to create interesting looks for characters with big personalities but more conventional appearances as Waters' movies became more mainstream.Smith died of a heart attack in Marianna, Florida on December 5, 2006.
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IMDB Wikipedia

Date Of BirthAugust 17, 1945
Died2006-12-05
Place Of BirthMarianna, Florida, USA
ProfessionCostume Designer, Make Up Department, Actor
Star SignLeo
#Fact
1Was a student at the Maryland Institute College of Art in the mid-1960s.
2Best known for designing Divine's clothing and makeup for many of his films.

Costume Designer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Dirty Shame2004
Cecil B. DeMented2000
Pecker1998costumes
Serial Mom1994
Homicide: Life on the Street1993TV Series 7 episodes
Cry-Baby1990
Hairspray1988
Polyester1981
Desperate Living1977
Female Trouble1974

Make Up Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cry-Baby1990makeup designer
Hairspray1988key makeup artist
Polyester1981makeup artist
Desperate Living1977makeup artist
Love Letter to Edie1975Short documentary makeup artist
Female Trouble1974makeup artist
Pink Flamingos1972makeup artist: Divine

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pink Flamingos1972Guest at party in drag

Costume Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pink Flamingos1972costumes: Divine

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
All the Dirt on 'A Dirty Shame'2005Video documentary thank you

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
It Came from... Baltimore!!2005Video documentary shortHimself
All the Dirt on 'A Dirty Shame'2005Video documentaryHimself
Divine Trash1998DocumentaryHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Am Divine2013DocumentaryHimself

Known for movies


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