Sarah Hedgecock · 02/11/14 05:15PM

[Fans touch wax figures of One Direction members Louis Tomlinson, center, and Liam Payne, second from right, during an unveiling ceremony at Madame Tussauds in Tokyo on Tuesday. Image via Koji Sasahara/AP.]

The Best and Worst Celebrity Wax Figures

Leah Beckmann · 10/09/11 11:21AM

As far as gimmicky tourist attractions go, none tops the great Madame Tussaud and her house of clones. Not to wax poetic here, but there is something equal parts satisfying and unnerving about a dead-eyed Susan Boyle. The resemblance is uncanny! And even if it isn't and the wax statue looks nothing like its real-life counterpart, well, even that is something to see.

Anderson Cooper's Lustful On-Air Plea for 'Sweet, Pasty Flesh'

Matt Cherette · 09/14/11 09:41PM

On tonight's AC360, Anderson Cooper punished himself for being too into himself by putting himself on his own Ridiculist and then claiming his vanity explosion was the result of his obsession with his brand new Madame Tussauds wax figure. Said Cooper: "This is about nothing more than my love for sweet, pasty imitation flesh—and yes, I look forward to that line being taken out of context." Oh Andy, it was my pleasure!

Waxing Artistic

Brian Moylan · 12/09/10 07:47PM

[A rather bland Lady Gaga wax figure was unveiled today at Madame Tussauds in Manhattan. Sadly it doesn't have a new outfit on every time you see it. Image via AP]

Mirren Image

Max Read · 05/11/10 11:21PM

[Flesh-based actress Helen Mirren cozies up to waxen Helen Mirren at Madame Tussaud's in London. Photo via Getty.]