Madame Tussaud: Ahead of Her Time

Please enjoy this great blog by my friend Margo.

The Curious Rambler

When you think of Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, you probably think of movie stars, political figures, and other famous people. You can mingle among these wax effigies, and even have your photo taken while snuggling up to your favorite celeb. Amid all this glamour, you might not realize the amazing story of the real-life Madame Tussaud and how she survived the French Revolution.

Madame Marie TussaudMadame Marie Tussaud age 42 – about the time she took her waxworks to the UK

But let’s start at the beginning…
Madame Tussaud was born Marie Grosholtz in Strasbourg, France in 1761. Her father died before she was born and her mother moved to Switzerland to be near family. Then, when Marie was six, she and her mother went to Paris to live with Dr. Curtius, her mother’s brother. Dr. Curtius had started modelling wax for medical studies in Switzerland and ended up in Paris making wax…

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3 responses

  1. Thanks for sharing. Interesting stuff.

    1. You are most welcome! 😃

  2. Interesting lady –

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