A native of Southern California Corinna grew up in Chino and Arcadia. After graduating from Arcadia High she went to Cal Poly University Pomona on a volleyball scholarship and in 1990 graduated with a B.S. in Business Management.
In 1993 she went back to school and received an accredited certificate in Learning Tree University’s Makeup Artistry program. During the following few years she added to those foundation skills taking classes in sculpting, airbrushing and appliance application while working as a Department Head on a wide array of non-union projects. In 1997 she was asked to teach the beauty and beard-work classes at Learning Tree University following in the footsteps of her mentors. She instructed makeup for 2 years while continuing to build credits as a Department Head.
In 2000 Corinna was accepted into the Makeup Artist Union Local 706 (60/60/60) joining the ranks of the worlds most respected Makeup Artists. Within two years she achieved Journeyman status and has been working consistently in Dept Head, Key, 3rd and Special Makeup units on high profile union projects such as Lionsgate Pictures “Hunger Games”, Columbia Pictures “The Amazing Spiderman”, WB’s “Hart of Dixie”, TNT’s “Major Crimes”, Disneys “Pirates of the Caribbean II & III, ABC’s "Back in the Game" & “Dancing with the Stars”, AMC’s “Madmen”, CBS’s “C.S.I.”, and WB’s hit series “The Mentalist”.
In 2012 she went back to school to get her Skin Therapists license. She uses this new information to prevent talent skin fare ups and keep her casts skin healthy. Some of the talent she has worked with are : James Caan, Dennis Leary, Sigourney Weaver, Martin Sheen, Steve Carell, Lily Collins, Josh Duhammel, Will Ferrell, Nick Offerman, Christopher Walken, Robert Wagner, Zoe Saldana, Carmen Electra, Kid Rock, Drew Carrey, Scott Porter, David Guintolli, Cheryl Ladd, Amanda Righetti, Michaela Conlin, Madchen Amick, Yvette Nicole Brown, Markie Post, Cress Williams, Russel Hornsby, William H Macy, Eric Winters. The show "Grimm" took her to Portland OR 6 years ago. After the show ended in 2017, she decided to stay and has been a staple in Makeup Departments since working on Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists, Shrill, Trinkets First Cow, Here and Now, and currently Chad. She has active memberships in both Locals 488 & 706 and can work in Los Angeles or Portland as a local.
Corinna is one of the first Makeup Artists in Portland to be asked back to work amidst Covid, effectively implementing protocols established by Warner Media and IATSE Local 706.