madame tussaud


During the Reign of Terror, she made wax masks of severed heads; 4 decades later, she opened her own wax museum

Trivia about madame tussaud

  • During France's Reign of Terror, this wax modeler was forced to make death masks of guillotine victims
  • She was the subject of a 1979 biography subtitled "Waxmaker Extraordinary"
  • You can "wax" nostalgic at the historical figures in this museum next to the London Planetarium
  • She learned the art of wax modeling from her uncle & served as art tutor at Versailles before moving to London

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