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Marie Tussaud

May we introduce? The wax figure of Marie Tussaud, the mother of all the figures, at Madame Tussauds Berlin.

  • Madame Tussauds Berlin, Remarkable Women
2021 06 28 Madame Tussauds4533 250 years later she herself stands as a wax figure at Madame Tussauds Berlin.

  • Marie Tussauds (born Marie Grosholtz, 1761) was a French wax sculptor and founded the museum “Madame Tussauds” in London.

  • King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were the first wax figures crafted by Marie Grosholtz after the French Revolution.

  • Marie learnt the craft of sculpturing with wax from the physician Dr. Philippe Curtius. He crafted wax-replications of human body parts to visualize human anatomy.

  • Marie Tussauds holds Benjamin Franklin’s clay head in her hand. The second figure she ever made herself.