Australian True Crime
The make-up artist that helped put Rolf Harris in prison
The word most commonly used to describe Rolf Harris at the conclusion of his trial and his spectacular fall from grace was remorseless.
He still seemed utterly shameless as revelation after revelation rolled out in front of the world and his real character was exposed. We all got an inkling of the sheer entitlement felt by the man and of his expectation that he should be allowed to go on separating his private and public personas with the complete complicity of everyone around him because he was just so famous.
Our guest today got more than an inkling, unfortunately. For decades, she was one of the many, many women who knew and who thought he'd get away with it forever. But then miraculously, a group of those women from all over the world, who didn't know each other, decided to stand together.
Suzi Dent is a makeup artist. Makeup artists are the heart and soul of any film or television production.
They're the ones who hear the secrets, the snickers and the moans. They see the tears and the eye rolls, and they're always ready with a reassuring pat on the arm. They're very special, and you'll understand what I mean by that as you get to know Suzi, and you'll also understand why it's so offensive that she was treated this way in her workplace.
You can learn more about Suzi's beauty work here: https://www.goldcoastmakeupartist.com/
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Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram
Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here and listen to her podcast Killer Content here.
Guests: Suzi Dent
Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard
Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks
Recorded at a Hub Australia Media Studio. Find the workspace that's right for you at https://www.hubaustralia.com/
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