Karen Reuter

Karen Reuter - Updated Mar 2023

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Updated On March 26, 2023

Karen Reuter is a make-up artist and an actress from America. She worked as one on “Orange Is The New Black” a Netflix show. Not only it, but the award-winning makeup artist has also worked as a make-up department head in different American movies like, Step Up 3D, 28 Days, etc.

Early Life

Karen Reuter was born in the year January 22, 1957, in Little Falls, New Jersey, United States of America. She was born to her father Robert Richard Reuter and mother Rose Mary Reuter. Unfortunately, there is no information regarding the professions of her mother and father. Her parents had another daughter; her sibling was named Sue Reuter. She had an American nationality and belonged to the Caucasian ethnicity. Moreover, she had Aquarius as her zodiac sign and followed Christianity.

Giving an eye on her academic state, she completed her education at Passaic Valley Regional High School in Little Falls, New Jersey, in the year 1975.


The high-profile makeup artist in the industry passed on January 24, 2019, in her house. She was 62 years old at that time. Many stars from the show and her close paid tribute. According to the statement of her family members, her death was not due to natural causes, and she was fighting cancer.

Karen Reuter – Net Worth 2023

The ambitious and industrious woman tasted success in her life in her field. She was a top-notched makeup artist and earned enough amount of her money. By which she lived a comfortable and rich life. She had a net worth of $380k US Dollars at the time of her death.

Professional Life

Karen Reuter had the make-up and aesthetics running in her gene. She was a talented and gifted makeup artist which will be rarely found in the coming time. In her starting days, she commenced her career as a make-up artist in Hollywood and also worked as the co-key make-up artist on the kid’s show,” Pee-wee’s Playhouse”, where she worked from 1986 to 1990. In this journey, she worked on the projects like The Sopranos, Project Runway, Step Up 3D, 28 Days, etc.

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Caption: Karen Reuter in a Netflix show OITNB (Source: Heavy)

Other than it, she is also a co-author of the book, “Read My Lips: A Cultural History of Lip-stick”. She is also a member of the Make-Up & Hair Local 798 in New York. Karen acted in the Netflix show Orange Is The New Black (OITNB), for three seasons and later also, uptook the opportunity of being a make-up department head on the show


Her work was without a doubt prime level. She was also nominated by the Artists and Hairstylists Guild for a Best Contemporary Makeup Award for her work in OITNB.

Personal Life

Karen was a very focused and goal-aimed woman. She did not marry for most of her life. But she married Steven Kozlowski on September 2, 2017. They were in a relationship for 5 years at that time. The event was not large within the close circle of friends and relatives.

She had four children from her previous affair, 3 sons including Eden who works as a hairstylist, Anton and Damon Fabbo, and a daughter named Simone Faboo. However, her previous dating history is kept secret. There is no information about it.

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Caption: Karen Reuter with her husband Steven Kozlowski (Source: Dresher)

Body Measurements

The woman as an actress plus make-up artist combo was beautiful and talented in her work. She had a height of 5 feet and 3 inches and weighed around 67kg at the time of her death. The total body measurement is 35-27-36 inches. Moreover, the color of her hair is dark brown and she had blue eyes.

Karen Reuter – Social Media

Karen was also present on social media. She has an Instagram account under the name karenreutermakeup711. But there is no remarkable following on the page. Except for it, she was not much into this stuff in her lifetime.