10 Facts about Madame Tussauds London You Probably Didn’t Know
Madame Tussauds London Facts
1. Every wax statue in Madame Tussauds London undergoes 6 months of work before being revealed to the world. Around 300 photographs of the subject are taken into consideration for size, weight, height, and other nuances.
2. Grooming of every statue is done with regular hair washes and makeup touch-ups.
3. Marvel’s gigantic superhero, Hulk is the largest statue in the Museum, standing tall at 4.5 Metres. Disney’s Tinkerbell is the smallest wax figurine.
4. Madame Du Barry is the oldest waxwork in the Museum molded by Curtius in 1765. Curtius was Marie Tussaud’s mother’s employer who left his creations for Marie.
5. Celebrities have to model for the sculptors to get the right measurements. Many celebrities had to model several times including Queen Elizabeth.
6. The wax figurine of Indian megastar Shah Rukh Khan was the first one to get proposed in Madame Tussauds London.
7. Red silk thread is used to recreate the veins inside the eyeballs and knotted ropes are used as veins all over the body.
8. The clothes adorned by the wax statues are sometimes selected by the celebrities themselves. Some clothing items have come directly from the wardrobes of the stars.
9. Keeping in mind the nature of wax, all statues are made 2% larger than the actual person to factor in the wax that melts during the making.
10. In 1940, Madame Tussauds was hit by German bombs and over 350 head molds had to be re-created.