character: a new face for a new identity

The Promise
The Girl Most Likely to…
Stolen Face
Strange Impersonation

Character makeups: A new face for a new identity through cosmetic surgery

Cosmetic surgery as the ultimate disguise giving characters trying to escape their past: a new face, a new identity and the chance of a new life.

Usually the effect is either achieved by swapping actresses (especially where an impersonation is involved eg Stolen Face) or by making up the actress for the ‘before’ look and then reverting to her natural appearance for her character’s post-surgery look for the rest of the movie (eg The Promise). It is unusal to use prosthetic makeup for the ‘after’ look as in Frances Tuesday.