Pothmolita Dou, better known as Apple, is an international makeup artist and the first Cambodian special effects makeup artist to work in the Hollywood film industry. Apple was a recipient of the prestigious Ve Neill Makeup Artist Scholarship in 2016. With this scholarship, she attended Cinema Makeup School in Los Angeles, California, where she earned a diploma of Beauty & Special Effects Makeup.
She took training from established Hollywood artists such as Ken Diaz, Leonard Engelman, Don Lanning, and Michael Spatola, and she has worked on movies, commercials, music videos and photoshoots throughout Asia and the United States. Her feature projects include First They Killed My Father, Hex, Before the Fall, The Forest Whispers, Lisa and Liza.
Apple hopes to inspire and empower future generations of Cambodian makeup artists to pursue the same career path and take it to higher levels.