A Unique c.1960s Madame Tussauds Female Waxwork Head


Origin: British
Period: Mid Twentieth Century
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1960-70
Height: 13 inches (at maximum)
Circumference: 21 inches (at temple)

The waxwork head and neck realistically modelled with well defined features including blue green glass eyes, turquoise effect mascara, realistically rendered eyelashes, free flowing wavy short to medium length graying brown hair, a half smile with full red lips, the subject obviously of fine temperament.

Condition wise the head is in perfectly original order with no cracks or chips. She could be cleaned if so desired.

Madame Tussauds has roots dating back to the Paris of 1770 and it was here that Madame Tussaud learnt to model wax likenesses under the tutelage of her mentor, Dr Philippe Curtius. At the age of 17, she became art tutor to King Louis XVI’s sister at the Palace Of Versailles and then, during the French Revolution, was hastily forced to prove her allegiance to the feudalistic nobles by making the death masks of executed aristocrats. Madame Tussaud came to Britain in the early 19th century alongside a traveling exhibition of revolutionary relics and effigies of public heroes and rogues.

Who the bloody hell is this once famous woman? We’ve been calling her Ruth. No idea why.