See the stars who have had the Madame Tussauds treatment...
Celebrity waxworks are one of the oddest phenomenons in popular culture. If you’re famous you can make millions of movies, belt out billions of chart-topping songs and grace the cover of every major magazine in the world but if the clever artists at Madame Tussauds haven’t immortalised you into a waxwork, you still have one big box to tick (until you realise there’s an empty star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame just crying out for your name on it and a piece of wet cement waiting for your handprints at TCL Chinese Theatre).
Since the real life Marie Tussaud began sculpting the first famous faces into beeswax, stars have queued up to have precise measurements of their features taken so that they can be fashioned into starry statues displayed in room after room of uncanny likenesses in one of London’s top tourist attractions.
On one hand, it’s fun for us mere mortals to take snaps beside our favourite idols. It would take a lifetime to try and collect snaps of the real stars. The wax figurines are often so painstakingly lifelike it’s difficult not to do a double-take – especially when the real life celeb’s posed right next to them!
On the other hand… it can be creepy. Like, why is Shakira staring at us? Erm, did Elton John‘s hand just brush our hair? And is that Colin Firth‘s finger on the floor???
But then again, who cares when you can kiss Benedict Cumberbatch on the cheek, slap Leonardo DiCaprio on his beautiful behind and take a selfie with Kim Kardashian all in the same place?
Click through our gallery to find out if you can spot the real deal beside their dashing doppelgangers and which waxy well-knowns are the worst offenders (don’t worry Snoop Dogg, we’re not talking about you!).
Snoop Dogg poses with his wax model at Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas. It was unveiled on 20 April 2009.