Madame Tussaud has become a household name throughout the world for the long tradition of life like wax works which she began in 1777 when she created a wax figure of the popular writer Voltaire which fostered a fascination with wax works that has spread world wide.
Madame Tussaud, then Anna Maria Grosholtz, learned her skill of wax modelling when she was young, from the physician for whom her mother worked, and began modelling people such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Benjamin Franklin. The French Revolution prompted her to begin creating death masks of prominent victims which were actually paraded through
Madame Tussauds has been famous since those days for the inclusion of some slightly gruesome scenes, with her Chamber of Horrors which featured not only her death masks but also figures of murderers and criminals of the day. Today the characters you can see at Madame Tussauds tend more towards famous faces of pop stars,
A visit to Madame Tussauds makes a great addition to any trip to