Madame Tussauds is a wax museum in London with branches in a number of major cities. It is a major tourist attraction in London, displaying waxworks of historical and royal figures, film stars, sports stars and famous murderers. The museum in Amsterdam
Marie Tussaud, was born Anna Maria Grosholtz (1761–1850) in Strasbourg, France. Her mother worked as a housekeeper for Dr. Philippe Curtius in Bern, Switzerland, who was a physician skilled in wax modelling. Curtius taught Tussaud the art of wax modelling.
Maria Tussaud created her first wax figure, of VoltaiOther famous people she modelled at that time include Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Benjamin Franklin. During the French Revolution she modelled many prominent victims.re, in 1777.
In 1802, she moved to London .By 1835 Marie had settled down in Baker Street, London, and opened a museum.
One of the main attractions of her museum was the Chamber of Horrors. This part of the exhibition included victims of the French Revolution and newly created figures of murderers and other criminals.
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