Who invented eyelash extensions?
The invention and use of eyelash extension began in 1916 by the famous filmmaker D.W. Griffith. During the production of his film INTOLERANCE of 1916, he felt that something was missing by studying the costume of actress Seena Owen. He wanted the actress to have eyelashes so that her eyes shine.
The first false eyelashes were made of human hair woven through fine gauzes by a local manufacturer of wigs. They were then attached to Owen’s eyes.
He ordered his wigmaker to glue a pair of Owen eyelashes using spirit gum. While he was able to reach the goal (DOLL EYES / BABY DOLL) that he wanted, Owen suffered from severe eye problems during the following days. Fortunately for Griffith, his scenes were already done.