Canadian-born Christina Smith began her career in make-up after assisting the renowned fashion photographer Bud Fraker. Christina started by advising Fraker on innovative make-up trends, and soon found herself one of the most sought after make-up artists in the United States. With a growing reputation, Christina opened a small
make-up boutique at the front of Fraker’s studio. After a short time, Christina caught the eye of Liza Minnelli and Minnelli asked Christina to work with her on the film CABARET. At this point, Christina was one of the first female make-up artists to hold a union card in California.
Christina’s career has since flourished. She has worked on such films as SCHINDLER’S LIST (Steven Spielberg), which earned Christina two Academy Award nominations and a BAFTA, and HOOK (Steven Spielberg). Her recent films include THE THREE MUSKETEERS, FACES IN THE CROWD, BRINGING UP BOBBY and RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE, for which she received a Genie Award nomination. Additionally, Christina has worked on HOW DO YOU KNOW, LAW ABIDING CITIZEN, THE FOURTH KIND, A PERFECT GETAWAY and AMERICAN HISTORY X.
In addition to her Academy Award and BAFTA nominations, Christina is also the recipient of an Emmy for her work on “King”. She has been honored twice by the Canadian Film Council for her outstanding contribution to film. In 1994 Christina was the recipient of the Crystal award presented by the prestigious Women In Film organization, as well as being honored by The Girl Scouts of America as an Outstanding Female Achiever. 2003 brought a nomination from the IATSE Local Union 706 Make-Up Guild for her work on LIFE AS A HOUSE. In 2004 Maria Shriver listed her as an outstanding female achiever in California.
Running alongside her film career, Christina has created a couture eyelash atelier that provides lashes to some of the biggest female celebrities in the world. Her clients include Kate Hudson, Lindsay Lohan, Julia Roberts, Rachel McAdams, Milla Jovovich, Monica Bellucci, Amber Valletta, Catherine Zeta Jones, Liza Minnelli, Cher, Dolly Parton and Shirley MacLaine, to name a few. This success is due to her amazing beauty work and the fact that Christina makes the only handmade eyelashes on the market.
Christina is a spokesperson for Smart Cover Cosmetics and has previously partnered with M•A•C Cosmetics to develop a line of lashes. She has also been featured in numerous editorials for magazines such as Vogue and has appeared on QVC and HSN.
Most recent film credits are Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (Paul W.S. Anderson) starring Milla Jovovich , and The Last Days In The Dessert ( Rodrigo Garćia) starring Ewan McGregor.
Christina is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and currently resides in Los Angeles.