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Cristina Patterson Ceret (born 10 July 1968; age 56) is a makeup artist, hair stylist and contact lens designer and painter who worked on several Star Trek series and Star Trek films between 1998 and 2012.

Born in Madrid, Spain, Patterson Ceret moved with her family to California in 1969 and attended the Topanga Elementary School in Topanga, California. Her mother, Raffaelle Butler, worked as a makeup artist for Paramount Pictures on film projects such as To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) and Doctor Zhivago (1965) as well as several sitcoms and took Patterson Ceret with her to the film sets. At an early age, she started to work in front of the camera as background actress. Some of her later acting work includes featured parts in the television series Casualty (1986), the television comedy Under Wraps (1997, with Clara Bryant, Ed Lauter, and Tom Virtue), and the horror comedy Decampitated (1998).

Patterson Ceret followed in her mother's footsteps and started to work in the makeup department including Transylvania Twist (1989, with Jay Robinson and Clement von Franckenstein and makeup by Dean Gates and Dean Jones), Sorority House Massacre III: Hard to Die (1990), Brainsmasher... A Love Story (1993, with Teri Hatcher, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, Charles Rocket, and Nicholas Guest), Kickboxer 4 (1994, working with Brian Sipe and Scott Wheeler), Hong Kong '97 (1994), the action film Spitfire (1995), and the science fiction film Heatseeker (1995). [1]

In 1995, Patterson Ceret joined the company Professional VisionCare Associates, a company specialized in designing and applying contact lenses for film and television productions. She started as a contact lens technician until she was promoted to special effects coordinator in 2002. Besides her work on several Star Trek projects, she designed and supervised contact lenses for television productions such as Dark Skies (1996), Charmed (1999-2005), Special Unit 2 (2000 and 2002), The District (2002), JAG (2002), The Jamie Kennedy Experiment (2002), Carnivàle (2002 and 2004), The Division (2003), Deadwood (2003-2004), Days of Our Lives (2003), CSI: Miami (2003 and 2005), Cold Case (2003-2005, 2007-2009), J.J. Abrams' Alias (2003-2005), Without a Trace (2004), Six Feet Under (2004-2005), Nip/Tuck (2004-2005), House (2004, 2006-2007), General Hospital (2004), Grey's Anatomy (2004), Boston Legal (2004), Supernatural (2005), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2005, 2007-2008), Passions (2006), Medium (2006), Moonlight (2007), Dexter (2007-2008), Legend of the Seeker (2008-2009), My Name Is Earl (2008), J.J. Abrams' and Damon Lindelof's Lost (2008-2009), Fringe (2008), CSI: NY (2008), 24 (2008), Brannon Braga's FlashForward (2009-2010), Castle (2009), Bones (2009), The Walking Dead (2010-2013), Spartacus: Blood & Sand (2010), Glee (2010), Teen Wolf (2011), Grimm (2011), American Horror Story (2011-2013), Beauty and the Beast (2012-2013), Game of Thrones (2012), Sleepy Hollow (2013), Longmire (2013), Hannibal (2013), True Detective (2014), and Da Vinci's Demons (2013-2014).

Among her over one hundred feature film credits are Little Witches (1996), Spawn (1997), Blade (1997), Wishmaster (1997), Planet of the Apes (2001), A Beautiful Mind (2001), Blade II (2002), Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), Underworld (2003), King Kong(2005), Bryan Singer's Superman Returns (2006), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007), Twilight (2008), Drag Me to Hell (2009), District 9 (2009), Surrogates (2009), Alice in Wonderland (2010), A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010), Tron: Legacy (201o), I Am Number Four (2011), Thor (2011), X-Men: First Class (2011), Green Lantern (2011), J. Edgar (2011), The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013), The Lone Ranger (2013), and Pacific Rim (2013).

More recent film credits include 300: Rise of an Empire (2014), The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), the drama Child 44 (2014), The Hobbit: There and Back Again (2014), and Mad Max: Fury Road (2015, starring Tom Hardy).

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