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Madame Tussaud’s Wax – Portrait Facts
Frankenstein wax figure being scuplted at Madame Tussaud’s
- Each strand of hair is inserted individually, taking approximately five weeks to complete each head.
- Two maintenance teams inspect and primp each figure daily before the attraction opens.
- To add authenticity to the portraits at Madame Tussaud’s New York, many artifacts have been donated from the celebrity or purchased from auctions.
- All portraits have their hair washed and make-up retouched regularly.
- From the first private sitting with a celebrity to completion, it takes approximately six months to create a figure.
- More than 250 precise measurements and photographs of a subject are taken to accurately create a wax portrait.
- All celebrities’ vital statistics are kept confidential, despite repeated requests from the public and media.
- Because wax shrinks, was figures are made two percent larger than the real life subjects they portray.
- More than 500 million people worldwide have visited a Madame Tussaud’s, that’s more than the population of North America and Australia combined.
- Dating back to the early 1900, members of the British Royal Family have routinely participated in sittings for portraits by Madame Tussaud’s. This tradition continues today, including a sitting with Diana, Princess of Wales just months before she died.