Marie Tussaud Biography

Artist (1761–1850)
Marie Tussaud is best known for her Madame Tussaud's Museum of Wax, showing famous individuals as wax figurines.


Marie Tussaud was born December 1, 1761 in Strasbourg, France. Tussaud was the art tutor to Louis XIV's sister, but the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution led her to create death masks of the severed heads from the guillotine. In 1802 she moved to Britain to start her first museum of famous wax figures.

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