“Yay, it’s me. It is crazy!” Kylie Jenner exclaimed at the July 18th unveiling of her Madame Tussauds wax statue in Hollywood. “This is really freaky,” the 19-year-old added, and rightly so, as the figure was as real-life as a wax replica can be.
With the original opening in London in 1835, and twenty-four locations across four continents, Madame Tussauds is by far the most famous wax museum in the world today, not least because of its superb portrayal of pop culture with which it appeals to young people. Here are fifteen examples of celebrity wax statues as done by this legendary institution.
1. Kylie Jenner
Kylie was reportedly overwhelmed when she saw herself converted into a wax statue at Madame Tussauds, also pranking her entire family by going live from the museum and wrote “Fooled everyone” as an Instagram caption.
2. Miley Cyrus
The Las Vegas museum unveiled this incredible realistic Miley Cyrus statue in March 2015.
3. Peter Dinklage
Two time Emmy Awards winner, Peter Dinklage unveiled his wax figure at Madame Tussauds on the 19th April 2016. It was revealed sculptors and artists took more than 250 measurements before creating Dinklage’s statue.
4. Cody Simpson
The Australian singer-songwriter and teen sensation, Cody Simpson met himself in March of 2016 at the location in Orlando, Florida.
The black dress-clad wax figure of the Tottenham singer was modeled according to her iconic Grammy performance.
6. Anne Hathaway
Hathaway has won more than 30 awards for her portrayal of Fantine in Les Miserables, but how many awards would have been given to the creator of this statue if someone could give awards to Madame Tussauds?
7. Jon Hamm
When Don Draper is talking a selfie, you know the thing is worthy of anyone’s attention.
8. Benedict Cumberbatch
Tailor Spencer Hart donated Benedict’s suit for the unveiling and the modern-day Sherlock Holmes was keenly involved in the creation process of his figure.
9. One Direction
The wax figures of pop sensation One Direction look immaculately similar to the real band, not least because the costumes have been donated by One Direction members.
Be honest, you cannot spot which one is the real-life Rihanna, can you?
11. Ed Sheeran
“Met my wax work at Madame Tussaud, he didn’t say much, but he’s got a bulge, so it’s all good,” the ‘Shape Of You’ singer wrote on Instagram upon meeting his wax counterpart.
12. Neil Patrick Harris
13. Jennifer Lawrence
“Meet ‘The Hunger Games’ heroine Katniss Everdeen in wax inside the Action Heroes Room,” it says on the Madame Tussauds website.
14. Katy Perry
Christian folk singer turned pop star Katy Perry’s statue was unveiled in January 2013 in Las Vegas with the singer present.
15. Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling’s London wax figure unveiled in 2014 is dressed in a blue tuxedo and red socks, the same outfit the actor wore at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival for the premiere of his hit ‘Drive’.