Catherine Martin is an Australian costume designer, production designer and set designer. She has received numerous accolades throughout her career spanning over four decades, including four Academy Awards, six BAFTA Awards, and a Tony Award. Martin is best known for frequent collaborations with her husband, filmmaker Baz Luhrmann, including Strictly Ballroom (1992), Romeo + Juliet (1996), Moulin Rouge! (2001), Australia (2008), The Great Gatsby (2013), and Elvis (2022).
Martin gained international recognition when she entered the film industry alongside Luhrmann on his directorial debut, Strictly Ballroom, which later became the first part of the "Red Curtain Trilogy". For her exceptional work on the film's aesthetic, she earned two BAFTAs for Best Costume Design and Best Production Design, among other accolades.
Martin received her first Oscar nomination for art direction in the second part of the trilogy, Romeo + Juliet. She then collected both the Academy Award for Best Costume Design and the Academy Award for Best Production Design for creating the visuals in Curtain's final installment, Moulin Rouge! Martin is the second woman to win multiple Oscars in a single year and the first to accomplish this feat more than once after winning the same categories for The Great Gatsby. Having won four awards out of nine nominations, she holds the record for the most Oscar wins of any Australian.