Ralph Cirella

Birth Day April 20th, 1965
Birth Place New Jersey
Age 59 Years Old

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Ralph Cirella is an American makeup artist, actor, and fashion designer. Widely recognized as Howard Stern's stylist and consultant, Cirella's notable contributions encompassed projects such as She's Back, Alien Space Avenger, Welcome to the Max, and Private Parts, marking his breakthrough into Hollywood in the late 1980s. His multifaceted career is reflected in his IMDb profile, which details his involvement in various film, television, and radio productions, showcasing his expertise in makeup, costume, and wardrobe departments. Serving as the special makeup effects artist in the 1989 film She's Back and as the assistant makeup artist in Alien Space Avenger, Cirella demonstrated his versatility and skill. Tragically, Ralph Cirella passed away on December 6, 2023, at the age of 58 from a rare form of lymphoma. 

Early Life

Ralph Cirella, born on April 20, 1965, hails from New Jersey, USA. He lastly celebrated his 58th birthday in 2023. Aries was his zodiac sign. He held American nationality and identified with an American-White ethnic background. He maintained privacy regarding his parents' names. A follower of the Christian faith, Cirella pursued his high school education at a private institution. Despite his public profile, certain personal details, such as his family background, remain undisclosed, emphasizing his commitment to maintaining a level of privacy in the media.


  • Initially a radio host, Ralph Cirella transitioned into the cosmetics, costume, and garment industries before establishing himself as a key figure in the costume department. 
  • Notably, in 1986, Cirella created the Speaking Penis, a venture that, although falling short of its intended New Year broadcast debut on Forum Felt, led to a pivotal opportunity with Howard Television. 
  • He joined as Howard Stern's personal stylist, marking his feature picture debut in 1990. 
  • Over the years, Cirella expanded his role to oversee makeup, special effects, and costumes for Howard Stern's WWOR-TV show. 
  • His career included hosting The Friday Show on Howard 100 and Howard 101 radio stations in 2006, and he later took on the role of the Greek host for the Howard 101 Time Show, showcasing the multifaceted nature of his contributions to the entertainment industry. 
  • Transitioning to the costume, cosmetics, and apparel sectors, Ralph contributed to various TV projects, including She’s Back (1989), Alien Space Avenger (1989), The Howard Stern Show (1990), Welcome to the Max (1993), Howard Stern (2005), and Howard Stern on Demand (2007).

American Makeup Artist, Ralph Cirella

Net Worth

Ralph Cirella, a talented makeup artist, had established a notable financial standing with an estimated net worth of $1 million as of 2023. Over the course of his career, he had successfully accumulated a cool fortune, earning a substantial annual salary from his professional endeavors. Additionally, he made money from brand endorsements and sponsorships. This financial success afforded him a cool and comfortable lifestyle. 

Personal Life

Ralph Cirella is presently unattached and not romantically involved in a relationship. Originally associated with both males and females, Ralph openly identified as gay. His romantic journey had seen significant milestones, with a notable relationship commencing in 1975 with James T. Hanley and another in 2005 with Sam Simon. Further, in 2009, Ralph experienced romantic connections with Sandra Bernhard and Sara Switzer. 

Death Cause

Ralph Cirella, a fashion designer, actor, and stylist, died on December 6, 2023, at the age of 58. His death cause was  due to a rare form of lymphoma. His passing was announced by his longtime friend and collaborator, Howard Stern, during a segment on The Howard Stern Show on SiriusXM radio. Stern revealed that Cirella's heart gave out while undergoing a medical procedure. In his tribute, Stern remembered Cirella as a trustworthy and dear friend who never failed to bring laughter into his life. Cirella, known for his significant roles in the realms of design, styling, and acting, left an enduring legacy with projects like She's Back (1989), Alien Space Avenger (1989), Welcome to the Max (1993), and Private Parts (1997). His departure marks a profound loss in the world of entertainment and fashion, leaving behind memories of a talented and beloved figure.

Body Measurements

Ralph Cirella was a handsome man with a standing height of around 5 feet 7 inches. He maintained a body weight of approximately 70 kilograms. His distinctive features included curly dark brown hair that complemented his light brown eyes, creating a striking appearance. He had a slim body build with attractive personality. 

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