20 Celebrities Posing With Their Weird And Wonderful Wax Doppelgängers

First founded in the 1800s by wax sculptor Marie Tussaud, everyone’s favorite celebrity doppelgänger museum, Madame Tussauds, has created thousands of uncannily familiar wax caricatures. From Marilyn Monroe to Donald Trump, Madame Tussauds has been at the cutting edge of lifelike portrayals of celebrities for years. However, it’s good fun to evaluate just how well – or not – the museum does with celebrity waxworks. So join us as we step into the weird and wonderful world of Madame Tussauds and check out these 20 pictures of celebs posing with their waxy clones.

20. Taylor Swift

Arguably the biggest pop star of modern times, Taylor Swift has been immortalized by Madame Tussauds more than once. However, we think her 2010 recreation leaves a bit to be desired. Indeed, we can’t “shake off” the slightly plain appearance of her waxwork. Which could explain the museum’s decision to produce her doppelgänger on multiple occasions.

19. Stephen Curry

Commonly hailed as the greatest shooter in NBA history, Golden State Warriors’ point guard Stephen Curry has made his presence felt in sport. However, he’s also made an impact on pop culture. So it’s little surprise that he was given the Madame Tussauds treatment. No, that’s not a reflection – his waxwork really is that good.

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18. Jason Derulo

Auto-tune extraordinaire Jason Derulo has been churning out hip-hop hits in recent times, but he’s also had the good fortune of seeing his very own wax sculpture brought to life. Unveiled in 2016, the lifelike figure is very realistic, featuring precise sculpting of the musician’s hair, tattoos, and even the lighting on his skin. It certainly is stellar stuff.

17. Kim Kardashian

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For better or for worse, few of today’s stars are as instantly recognizable as Kim Kardashian. The eye-catching beauty shot to reality fame with Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and in 2010, Madame Tussauds acknowledged her place in pop culture. Her waxwork, meanwhile, is just like the real thing – curvy, bold, and attention-grabbing.

16. Pitbull

Whatever you think about hip-hop artist Pitbull’s music, there’s no denying his star status. Madame Tussauds certainly noticed it in 2015, unveiling his figure in Orlando, Florida. And honestly, you’ll need to look twice to work out just which one is fake and which one is the real thing. The sculptors who worked on this one deserve a raise for capturing the cocky performer’s cheeky look.

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15. Zoe Saldana

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Since making a big breakthrough in 2009 with major roles in Star Trek and Avatar, few actresses have been as sought after as Zoe Saldana. So when her very own waxwork was unveiled just this year, many were excited to see how it would look. We’re giving this one a thumbs up considering that the waxwork is almost as striking as the Guardians of the Galaxy stunner.

14. Jimmy Fallon

Linchpin of The Tonight Show and all-round funnyman Jimmy Fallon has endeared himself to American audiences since he rose to prominence. So Madame Tussauds made sure to celebrate his success with a very realistic depiction of the media personality. Nothing funny about this creation – it’s eerily similar to the popular talk-show host.

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13. Kylie Minogue

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Australian-born singer and actress Kylie Minogue has enjoyed a successful run in both entertainment fields for almost three decades, so it was only right when her wax double was put on display in 2015. Presented in the museum’s original home in London, England, the festive unveiling pleased Minogue so much that she couldn’t help but shower it with snow.

12. Jon Hamm

Best known for his time on the popular TV show Mad Men, Jon Hamm has become a household name. His suave demeanor and distinctive appearance proved to be a winning combination for the sculptors at Madame Tussauds, who put together an uncanny wax version of the popular performer. A tighter shave there, Mr. Hamm, and you would’ve had us completely baffled.

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11. Pelé

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Widely thought to be the greatest soccer player of all time, Brazilian icon Pelé couldn’t have been more deserving of having his own unique wax double – and he got just that in 2015. Unveiled in New York, the emulation of the footy legend chronicles his time playing for New York’s own Cosmos soccer team during the 1970s and 80s.

10. Pharrell Williams

Acclaimed rapper and producer Pharrell Williams has become one of the most popular music personas in recent years, but even Madame Tussauds could be forgiven for not completely nailing his likeness. Amazingly, though the artists got it spot on, so much so that you’ll be second-guessing yourself about exactly which Pharrell is the real one. If you’re still struggling, it’s the one on the left.

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9. Sofia Vergara

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Best known for her role in the hilarious series Modern Family, Sofia Vergara certainly has the acting chops, lovable personality, and looks of a star. However, her Madame Tussauds waxwork isn’t the most flattering. There’s nothing inherently wrong with it, but this one seems a little lifeless next to its bubbly real-life counterpart.

8. Demi Lovato

“Cool for the Summer” performer Demi Lovato has come on leaps and bounds since her initial musical dabbling, and in 2015 she was honored for her hard work with a stunningly lifelike wax sculpture. Madame Tussauds wanted to give her the best birthday present ever – and we think it did just that with this amazing creation.

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7. Dwayne Johnson

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Actor, wrestler, producer, and all-round superhuman Dwayne Johnson has been proving naysayers wrong at every turn since his career began. The Rock makes jumping between different fields look easy, and appears in the 2017 summer blockbuster Baywatch. As far as his Madame Tussauds waxwork goes, we can certainly smell what the museum is cooking.

6. Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren is a bona fide national treasure in Britain thanks to her glittering acting career. In fact, for her enduring performances, Mirren has received gongs galore, including an Academy Award, a Tony Award, several BAFTA Awards and a plethora of Emmy Awards. She can also add her wax double to that list, with an unveiling of the very lifelike figure conducted in her birthplace of London in 2010.

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5. Kendall Jenner

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Social-media star Kendall Jenner has shot to fame in the last few years and an ever-astute Madame Tussauds didn’t miss the opportunity to grace her with its wax version of the model/reality TV star. Unfortunately, though, it’s not really that good. The museum somehow managed to make a gorgeous model look fairly generic with the sculpture’s blank features.

4. Ed Sheeran

There’s good and then there’s freaky good. Popular singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran got to see the latter for himself when his very accurate waxwork was unveiled. It’s surely up there with the museum’s best recent works, spookily depicting the musician’s trademark messy hair, grizzly beard, and piercing blue eyes with uncanny accuracy.

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3. Céline Dion

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Few singers can belt out vocals quite like supreme Canadian performer Céline Dion. Her 1990s run is the stuff of music folklore, with the popular singer hitting the number-one spot on several occasions, as well as providing the soundtrack to James Cameron’s Titanic with “My Heart Will Go On.” Her wax portrayal may not have her talent, but it sure does have her appearance down to a T.

2. Katy Perry

Pop sensation Katy Perry certainly has it all – looks, talent, and a treasure trove of hit songs. Her hourglass figure was perfectly recreated in 2013 by Madame Tussauds, with the wax sculpture depicting her appearance in the video for “California Gurls.” There’s no two ways about it – this fine piece of work is the product of pros at the top of their game.

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1. The Dalai Lama

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Typically, when Madame Tussauds creates a figure of historical relevance, the subject will have either already passed away or not be the type to do photoshoots with their doppelgänger. However, the Dalai Lama is the exception. Indeed, the spiritual guru was only happy to attend his sculpture’s unveiling – a sculpture that possesses a stunning resemblance to the Tibetan leader.

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