How the Real Madame Tussaud Built a Business Out of Beheadings


We are familiar with Madame Tussaud’s famous, almost-200-year-old wax museum, but who was she, and how did she become a renowned “exhibitionist?” Hard work and talent, for sure, but Marie Grosholtz was also in the right place at the right time to capitalize on the public’s fascination with celebrities -beginning with a morbid fascination for dead celebrities. Born in Strasbourg, France, in 1761, Grosholtz’s mother worked for an anatomist who sculpted in wax. Young Marie learned his art at the time the French Revolution provided plenty of celebrity…

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