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Star at Warped Tour in Mansfield, Massachusetts, in 2009
|Born||Jeffrey Lynn Steininger
November 15, 1985
Orange County, California, U.S.
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Jeffree Star (born Jeffrey Lynn Steininger; November 15, 1985) is an American singer-songwriter, make-up artist, fashion designer and model from Orange County, California. He started his music career on MySpace with over 25 million plays on his self-released music. After releasing two extended plays, Star released his debut album, Beauty Killer (2009), under Popsicle Records. Star is also known for his fashion line, Beauty Forever, and his transgressive, gender-bending appearance and persona.
Jeffree Star was born in Orange County, California. His father died when Star was 6 years old and he subsequently was raised solely by his mother, a model who frequently went on assignments. As a child, Star began regularly experimenting with his mother's makeup and convinced her to let him wear it to school when he was in junior high. He moved to Los Angeles following his graduation from high school, supporting himself with various makeup, modeling, and music jobs. He later recalled spending his time on weekends "using a fake ID to attend Hollywood clubs dressed in mini dresses and nine inch high heels, where celebrities would contract [Star] for makeup work at their homes". Star reports that his weekend socializing at clubs and the makeup advice he offered eventually led to his modeling career.
Star used popular social networking website MySpace to further both his music as well as fashion design career. He also used MySpace for blogging about his life, while making social commentary on "self-image and confidence", fame, beauty, and life. Star had built up a fan base on several websites but convinced many to join him on MySpace, giving his profile a large number of followers from the beginning. His MySpace photoshoots would frequently get over 50,000 comments when posted. Star also gained fame as one of the most popular unsigned artists, with the daily rankings placing him in the top tier on MySpace.
Star's music career as an electronica and pop vocalist began when he befriended Peaches' drummer Samantha Maloney, who encouraged him to make music. During the summer of 2007, Star was advertised as a part of the True Colors Tour 2007, which traveled through 15 cities in the United States and Canada. The tour, sponsored by the LGBT Logo channel, began on June 8, 2007 to coincide with Pride month. Star released his first and only studio album Beauty Killer in 2009, and appeared in the second version of Kesha's music video "Take It Off" in 2010. Star has worked with several other musical performers, including Blood on the Dance Floor, Deuce,Millionaires, and Larry Tee.
|2007-2011||LA Ink||Himself||"Kat's in Love" (Season 1, episode 10)
"Tats for Japan" (Season 4, episode 16)
|2007||Spread Entertainment||Himself||Season 1, episode 11|
|2007-2008||Video on Trial||Himself||"Totally '80s Video on Trial" (Season 2, episode 20)
Archive; "Video on Trial: 100!" (Season 4, Episode 4)
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|2015||Jeffree Star Cosmetics||Commercial for Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick which features the song "Catwalk".|||