The Purse of an Actress

Purse isn’t really the right word. Arsenal is more like it.

When you are a working actor, you have to have everything you could need with you at any given time. This post comes just after I learned this lesson (again). I was going from a job to an audition thinking I would have plenty of time to stop back at home first to do my makeup. But of course things can’t be that easy. We ran late and then there was traffic, so I had to stop at a grocery store and get new makeup. All of which could have been avoided if I had just packed my bag and been prepared. So this is what I have with me:


Left to right:

1. My Armani makeup travel bag

2. The contents of the makeup bag: lotion, mascara, red lipstick (you never know when it will come in handy), chapstick, lipgloss, mints, eye shadow, eye drops, hand mirror, and concealer

3. Headshot and resume

4. Script of the moment

5. Wallet

6. Ear buds

7. Day planner and journal

8. Business cards

9. Iphone charger

10. Sunglasses

11. Hand sanitizer

12. Pens and pencils

13. Froyo gift certificate (I’m hooked)

14. Checkbook.

This is why I need a big purse! Being without any one of these things can really mess up your day. So be prepared and bring it with you.

What is one thing you always have with you?




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    1. Verhanika Wood

      Love the Yozen card. I always have my planner with me! I went out on routine errands yesterday and got a call from a friend trying to schedule something with me and regretted having left it at home.


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