Madam Tussauds Wax Museum is famous for its life-size replicas, of historic icons and celebrities in themed galleries. Situated in London, is this marvelous wax museum by the name of Madame Tussauds. A museum found by an unmatchable wax sculptor, Marie Tussauds. Furthermore, the museum may represent the legacy of Marie Tussaud’s name, however, there’s so much more to her than just a name.
Anna Maria ‘Marie’ Tussauds
As a matter of fact, Anna Maria ‘Marie’ was born in Strasbourg, France in 1761 to a German soldier Joseph Grosholtz. Although, Joseph was killed two months before Marie was born. For this reason, she spent her early life in Switzerland, and then in France. It’s in Paris, France where she discovered the passion for the art of wax modelling. In other words, Marie was taken to Bern in Switzerland by her mother Anne-Marie Walder at the age of 6. Dr. Philippe Curtius, a physician appointed Marie as a housekeeper. As fate may have it, Dr Curtius was not only a physician but also a wax modeller and an artist.
Important to realise, that Marie learned the art of wax modelling from Dr. Philippe Curtius. She created her first wax figure of Jean Jacques Rousseau in 1778. Thereafter, Marie Grosholtz adapted to the art of the death masks in wax. Preceding her reputation, she was appointed as the art tutor to king Louis XVI’s sister’s in 1780. As a result, Marie was invited to live at the magnificent palace of versailles. How wonderful for a next door girl, who unknowingly set an example of inspiration for many in line. In a word, Curtius died in 1794, and left his entire collection of wax to Marie.
Things you should know before you visit!
Book your tickets online in advance, and benefit from some great deals. Each wax statue is a reflection of the artist’s vision, and to be honest it’s magical because it is a vibrant celebrity zone. A little bit of Hollywood, Bollywood, and Politics!
Which reminds me, that they even have Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statue at the Wax Museum. You may struggle a bit with pictures, as hundreds of tourists are in a constant attempt to snap themselves with celebrities. Beware of theft, as many pick pocketer’s come to this venue, only to steal. With that I mean, ladies must be careful with their handbags at all time. We nearly spent 3-4 hours here, walking through the internal alleyways adoring each one of the statue.