Madam Tussaud's Waxworks

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Madam Tussaud's Waxworks

Madam Tussaud's WaxworksThe models of this famous waxworks museum have come a long way. Here lifelike effigies of the famous and infamous may be viewed. This is the place’’ where the people meet the people’’: the members of the royal family, film stars, politicians, rock- and pop-music stars. In the Chamber of Horrors you may view the wax figures of notorious criminals and their executioners. The founder of the museum, Marie Grosholtz, was a good hand at making wax figures. On a commission from the leaders of the French Revolution she made wax models from the severed heads she had collected at each end of the guillotining day during the Paris Terror of 1793. Having married to the civic engineer Francois Tussaud she moved London. By 1850, when she died at the age of 89, her works had been already known. In 1884, her grandson John Randal Tussaud put the wax figures into museum not far from Baker Street where they still remain for more than a century now.



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