Camille Della Santina

Camille Della Santina has received two Emmys, one for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine in 1995 and the other for The Stand in 1994.  She has also received nine additional Emmy nominations.  Santina has since become an entrepreneur—with the expertise she garnered using silicone prosthetics, she created an anti-aging treatment called SilcSkin which is distributed in 30 countries.  Working with actors, Santina has this advice, “When you’re doing effects, you’re taking away some or all of the actors’ senses.  A lot of times they can’t hear, can’t see, and they still have to act.  They’re not just a piece of meat you’re going to glue stuff onto.  It’s all about their persona; they have to feel their character.  It’s got to be about the actor and her feeling at ease and helping you with the design.  They know themselves and they know the character, so they can help.”

Camille Della Santina has received two Emmys, one for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine in 1995 and the other for The Stand in 1994.  She has also received nine additional Emmy nominations.  Santina has since become an entrepreneur—with the expertise she garnered using silicone prosthetics, she created an anti-aging treatment called SilcSkin which is distributed in 30 countries.  Working with actors, Santina has this advice, “When you’re doing effects, you’re taking away some or all of the actors’ senses.  A lot of times they can’t hear, can’t see, and they still have to act.  They’re not just a piece of meat you’re going to glue stuff onto.  It’s all about their persona; they have to feel their character.  It’s got to be about the actor and her feeling at ease and helping you with the design.  They know themselves and they know the character, so they can help.”