A spectacular and unique museum with an unending gallery of statues of people with fame, Madame Tussauds is a wax museum in London; it has smaller museums in a number of other major cities. It was founded by wax sculptor Marie Tussaud. It used to be spelled as "Madame Tussaud's"; the apostrophe is no longer used.Madame Tussauds has been leaving visitors excited and star struck with the wide array of A-list celebrities featured in the wax museum.
French founder Marie Tussaud started her trade in France and achieved notoriety by making death masks from the victims of the guillotine. In 1802 Tussaud arrived in England with 35 life-size wax models and displayed these in a traveling show that toured this country for more than 30 years. After Madame Tussaud's death, the Madame Tussaud exhibition moved from nearby Baker Street to its present site on Marylebone Road in 1884.
Within Madame Tussauds you can see waxworks of popstars, actors, Bollywood stars, world leaders, sports personalities, film characters and members of the royal family. The creation of each figure requires a sitting in which 200 measurements are taken after which it will take 20 skilled artists four months to create the waxwork. They even use real human hair.