Michael Westmore is a member of a makeup dynasty that dates back to Hollywood's golden age. Since 1917, almost every major studio had 'a Westmore' supervising their makeup departments. Michael's career has not been without its rewards as he has been the recipient of a record 42 Emmy Nominations and gifted with 9 statuettes. The Motion Picture Academy has honored him with four nominations and the Oscar in 1986 for his artistry on the film Mask. His artistry has also been recognized around the world. While supervising the last 18 years of Star Trek, he turned his attention to writing articles and books on cosmetics and their application. He has spent the last 2 1/2 years department heading and designing the largest makeup project ever to be filmed in India. Michael is now penning his biography, which includes an acount the wonderful years he spent with the faces of Elizabeth Taylor, Robert DeNiro, Bette Davis and Sylvester Stallone.
The Westmores' outstanding contributions to the film industry were recognized on October 3, 2008 when Michael and his family were honoured with a STAR ceremony on Hollywood Boulevard's famous Walk of Fame.