LEGENDARY singer, Dame Shirley Bassey, has been given a special “diamond” makeover to mark her milestone 80th birthday.
Madame Tussauds Blackpool looked for a fitting tribute for the Welsh siren’s birthday on the 8th January. With traditional gifts for an 80th anniversary being oak, pearls and diamonds, the latter seemed the obvious choice.
After all, Bassey memorably sang, ‘they are all I need to please me’ in the iconic James Bond title track, Diamonds Are Forever.
Shirley’s wax figure, which captures the signer in her heyday, will be adorned with tens of thousands of pounds worth of diamonds and jewels.
The precious jewellery, on loan from A. & B. Christie, includes a stunning necklace of platinum, diamonds and pearls, made in 1961, and a string of diamonds bracelet, which even came with their own security.