Mary-Lou Green Benvenuti, 80, of Toronto, passed away January 21st, 2024.

She leaves behind her beloved husband Henry, granddaughter Brittany (Nick) and sister Faith.

She is preceded by her mother & father Margaret & Albert, Her siblings David, Kathy & James. As well as her daughter Tami.

Mary-Lou was a international Art director for Vidal Sassoon. She then moved her career into TV/Movies as a hair stylist with IATSE, working with many legends over her long and wonderful career.

Mary-Lou was a mentor and inspiration to many, and her legacy will continue to live on through the others she left such a big impression on. She was referred to by many of her peers as ahead of her time & one of a kind.

She was once quoted: "I can't just cut hair. I have to do it in bigger-than-life situations, and I take all the risks to find something new." -People magazine Sept. 1980

This sentence stood true through everything she did in life.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the kidney foundation of Canada would be appreciated.




Evergreen Crematorium

Private Cremation


March 10, 2024
Frank Staltari
So sad to hear that Mary Lou passed away. I worked with her at Vidal Sassoon's. She was a wonderful person and an inspiration. Tried so hard to connect but could never find her. Heartfelt condolences to the family . Frank Staltari
January 26, 2024
Elizabeth McGill
Sorry for your loss! I loved her as many others did as a teacher, mentor and as a human being. She inspired us to be better! Sending love and hugs :
January 25, 2024
Vince and Diane Donato
We are thinking about you in this difficult time. We are sorry for your loss.
January 25, 2024
Helen Chudoba
Sorry for your loss. Mary Lou was one of a kind. She will be missed. Much love to the family. Helen Chudoba.