C. Jene Fielder-Harris
Photo courtesy of Local 706

C. Jene Fielder-Harris, a journeyman make-up artist known for her body make-up work, died of brain cancer on March 18, 2015.

Fielder-Harris was among the specialized group of body make-up artists who were a part of Local 706—the West Coast union of make-up artists and hairstylists—from its inception. She spent time working at Universal Studios, 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros. and Paramount Studios. Her credits include Ghostbusters, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, The Scorpion King, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Harry and the Hendersons, Striptease, Batman Returns, And The Beat Goes On: The Sonny and Cher Story and dozens of television episodic productions. She was also the personal body make-up artist for Michelle Pfeiffer on numerous films.

A Midsummer Night's Dream
Kevin Kline (LEFT) and Michelle Pfeiffer in A Midsummer Night’s Dream

She became a journeyman make-up artist in the early 2000s and received her Gold Card in 2004. According to Local 706, she withdrew from active membership in 2007 and turned her focus toward her family, her pets and her garden; she remained great friends with fellow 706 artists.

Her sister, Sherry Caudle (also a body make-up artist) preceded her in death in 2005; a niece, Ashley Nicole McCarty, survives her. Information on memorial arrangements was not available at press time.

Jane English, left, and C. Jene Fielder-Harris on Planet of the Apes
Jane English (LEFT) and C. Jene Fielder-Harris working on Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes