Suzanne M. Benson is a visual effects producer born in 1958. She studied visual effects at the University of Arizona. She is best known for her work in Creature, Aliens, Spy Hard, and Street Fighter. In 1987 she became the first woman to win an Oscar for special effects work in recognition of her work on the 1986 film Aliens. The film also won a BAFTA for special effects and a Saturn Award.