Madame Tussauds wax figure at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong

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Madame Tussaud

Marie Tussaud (born Marie Grosholtz), was instructed in the art of wax portraiture by her adopted uncle Dr Philippe Curtius. On his death she inherited his exhibition of wax figures in Paris. In 1802, after surviving the French Revolution where she made death masks of executed nobles, she brought her exhibition to England and spent the next 33 years touring the British Isles before finally establishing a permanent exhibition in London in 1835.

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