Many people like going to wax museums to see the life-like recreations of famous people and celebrities, both alive and dead. But did you ever stop to wonder how wax museums became so popular in the first place? Most people already know about the most famous chain of wax museums in the world which is Madame Tussauds. But did you know that she was a real person and that the way she got started creating wax figures was anything but fun? The Early Life Of Madame Tussaud She was born December 1st, 1761 in Strasbourg, France. Her real name was Marie Grosholtz. Her father was a soldier who died in combat. Later on, her mother (Anne-Marie Walder) moved to Switzerland and worked for doctor Curtius. Marie was about six years old at the time and she grew very close to doctor Curtius. He taught her a lot about anatomy and creating wax figures. When he died he left his entire wax collection to her. The Early Career Of Madame Tussaud In 1777 she made her first wax figure which was a recreation of…
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