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Madame Marie Tussaud

Madame Marie Tussaud

Meet the lady who started it all, Madame Marie Tussaud.

Famous Facts

  • Growing up in the 18th Century France, Madame Tussaud had sittings with Napoleon Bonaparte and Benjamin Franklin
  • After the revolution Madame Tussaud brought her wax figures to England and founded one of the world's most famous attractions, Madame Tussauds.
  • The process Madame Tussaud used in her sittings and figure-making have been passed down through generations spanning 250 years.

"... I hope to be quiet here and am just making som eportraits of famous people in the town for my Salon which is drawing big crowds."

Madame Marie Tussaud