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Vivian McAteer is a hair stylist and hair designer who worked as hair designer on the third season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. In 1990 she received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling for a Series for her work on the episode "Hollow Pursuits" which she shared with Barbara Lampson and Rita Bellissimo.

McAteer previously received two Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling: In 1979 for the television mini-series Backstairs at the White House and in 1985 for the television drama Love Lives On. In 2000, she won a Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Award for Best Period Hair Styling – Feature for her work on the drama Tea with Mussolini.

McAteer started her career as a hair stylist in the 1970s with credits such as the television series Bronk (1976) and the drama Hardcore (1979). Further credits include the comedy Fatso (1980), the drama Heart Beat (1980, with makeup artist Edouard F. Henriques), Mel Brooks' comedy History of the World: Part 1 (1981), the crime drama True Confessions (1981, with makeup designer Michael Westmore), the sport drama Rocky III (1982, again with Michael Westmore), the science fiction film 2010 (1984, with Michael Westmore), the horror sequel Psycho III (1986, with Michael Westmore), the television series Matlock (1986-1987) and MacGyver (1991-1992), the action film Point of No Return (1993, with Toni-Ann Walker and makeup artist R. Christopher Biggs), and the comedy sequel Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994, with Carol A. O'Connell and Elaina P. Schulman).

She worked as hair stylist for Dustin Hoffman on the thriller Outbreak (1995, with Diane Pepper) and for Cher on the drama Tea with Mussolini (1999). Further credits include the crime thriller Absolute Power (1997, with Carol A. O'Connell), the science fiction film Contact (1997, with Janice Alexander, Audrey L. Anzures, and Carolyn Elias), the thriller Switchback (1997), the drama Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997, with Carol A. O'Connell), the action adventure The Perfect Storm (2000, with Diane Pepper), and as makeup department head on the drama Pay It Forward (2000, with Carol A. O'Connell).

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