Madame Tussaud’s is meant to be a wonderland of celebrity sightings, even if those sightings are actually wax figures and not the real thing. Even so, it makes for a fun trip and now you can find Madame Tussaud’s wax museums all over the world: America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. This is where many people go to see a star-studded population all in one place. Sure, the celebs are not actually real, but hey, it is a nice rush of excitement for a little while.
Even so, there are a number of wax figures at Madame Tussaud’s that are just…lacking. Don’t get us wrong; many of the figurines are quite compelling and would fool us at a glance. That is the overall appeal of visiting the museum. Yet when there are some figures that just look downright disturbing, it can ruin the appeal of the place. So here is our list of 20 of the Worst Wax Figures at Madame Tussaud’s. Either remember to just bypass these celebs figures, or prepare yourself for a creepy experience.
From lopsided facial features to strange expressions and wardrobe choices that are somewhat questionable, these are 20 figures at Madame Tussaud’s that should really be recrafted.
20. Rowan Atkinson
Okay, this wax figure is just an insult to Rowan Atkinson. Sure, the actor is not exactly the most photogenic, nor attractive, but that does not mean that his wax figure at Madame Tussaud’s needs to be downright scary. Because this replica is creepy. First of all, the facial expression is just unbelievable fake and would never even be made by a natural human being. Secondly, the proportions are totally exaggerated. After all, even Rowan Atkinson has a pretty symmetrical face and it is nothing like his replica at the wax museum. Whoever made this figure messed up big time.
19. Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson was an extremely talented human being. Even if sometimes he did not speak like he was. But nevertheless, he definitely deserves a wax figure that resembles him more closely. However, at Madame Tussaud’s he looks like some scary alien mascot. His skin is all pasty-white, and yes, we know he had the whole skin thing going on, but this is just plain weird. And while the outfit is okay, the hair is freakish and looks like a dead animal that got pasted to the wax figure’s head. Yeah, the person who crafted this figure should definitely be fired.
18. Angelina Jolie
Is it possible to mess up the absolutely gorgeous Angelina Jolie? The answer would be yes! You just need to pay a visit to Madame Tussaud’s wax museum, and there you can see a jacked-up Angelina. The actress looks downright unrecognizable in this replica, and we feel sorry for Angelina if she ever happens to go and see this thing. She is actually paired with an almost equally scary Brad Pitt. Perhaps the same person who crafted Angelina did his wax figure as well. All we know is that the figures do absolutely no justice to the good looks of these two actors.
17. Mel Gibson
The wax figure for Mel Gibson at Madame Tussaud’s looks like a Ken doll on crack. Really, the proportions are slightly off, and his eyes are totally lifeless. I mean, I know that this is supposed to be a wax figure and not the real thing, but at least put some sparkle in those eyeballs! This looks more like a zombie than a person. And while Mel Gibson is not going to win the award for Sexiest Man Alive, at least his wax figure could play up his good side. Maybe when this wax figure was being created, the crafter was looking at a photograph of Mel Gibson suffering from a cold or something. Because he looks downright ill in this replica.
16. Nicolas Cage
The wax figure that depicts actor Nicolas Cage looks pissed off. Yet we are pretty sure that the real and living Nicolas Cage would be even more pissed off to meet this wax replica. The Madame Tussaud’s wax museum must have received some complaints about this one, because Nicolas Cage’s wax figure looks spooked and angry at the same time. Is he supposed to be reliving a scene from a movie, or what? Because we have never seen the real Nicolas Cage pose like this. Ever. The eyebrows are ruffled, the hair looks plastered on, and his stance is ready for a fight.
15. Prince William
It is a good thing that Prince William is busy with two little ones now, because if he ever has the time to go to Madame Tussaud’s he is going to be royally ticked. His wax figure is absolutely horrendous. It looks nothing like him! The face looks bloated and puffy and we know that Prince William has a rather large head in real life, but it does not look like a hot air balloon! Yes, this wax figure is something to behold. Even the grin on its face is lopsided and awkward. This is a royal catastrophe, if we do say so ourselves.
14. President Obama
We do not mean to offend President Barack Obama, but his wax figure at Madame Tussaud’s looks more like a monkey than a human. Really, if a normal person went up to this wax figure, posed next to it, took a photograph, and then showed the picture to their friends, they would by no means be able to pull it off. They would immediately be called out for taking a photograph with a sham! You can also take a photograph with a fake Michelle Obama, but her wax figure looks fake as anything too. Hopefully Sasha and Malia are not at Madame Tussaud’s either.
13. Betty White
You may think that you could just put a wad of cotton balls on the wax figure replica of Betty White, but that just will not cut it. Even so, that is what the people at Madame Tussaud’s tried to do. And while Betty White lovingly accepted her wax figure, she probably had the same reaction that we did: ew, gross. The wrinkles and the smile and the nose; everything is all wrong in this wax figure. Plus, it is wearing a hot pink shirt that makes her look like a giant raspberry. That is the reward Betty White gets for living forever?!
12. John Travolta
Here is a wax figure that matches the creepiness of its real-life celebrity. John Travolta’s wax figure at Madame Tussaud’s is so scary that we would not even want to be in a well-lit room alone with it! There is a grimace on its face and it is wearing a crooked bowtie and its head is more like a Charlie Brown block head than an actual person’s noggin. The cheeks are overly rosy and the eyebrows are slanted in a downward slope. It is so freakish. The only thing that would be scarier is if the real John Travolta stood next to the wax John Travolta.
11. Leonardo DiCaprio
Oh, Leo DiCaprio. He is – er, was quite handsome, back in the day. So it is a shame that his wax figure at Madame Tussaud’s does not do justice to the good old days when Leonardo DiCaprio was a total babe. Now, this wax figure replica is definitely fake-looking, and the wax is almost oozing out of its ears. The expression on it is emotionless and the hair looks like it had a rendezvous with a giant bottle of gel. The best thing about this wax figure is the clothes that it is wearing. We wish we could say something better, but that is not the case.
10. Michelle Obama
This is such an insult to the First Lady! The Michelle Obama wax figure at Madame Tussaud’s looks like an evil ventriloquist dummy! And that is us being nice about it. Really, Michelle Obama deserves better than this. The smile is janked up and the hair looks like a helmet and the cheekbones are wide and exaggerated. Then there is the smile. That awkwardly painful smile. It hurts just to look at it. Super bright and stretched out, it is the epitome of creepy. Pair this wax figure with the President Obama one, and you have a match made in …. not heaven.
9. Jack Nicholson
What do you get when you take a pile of melting wax and place some red-lensed glasses on them? You get the Jack Nicholson wax figure at Madame Tussaud’s. Really, that is what is basically is. Sure, Jack Nicholson is an ageing actor, but hey, he has had a good run and he does not deserve some jacked-up wax figure. Oh well, it is the case. If anything, it makes things fun and slightly creepy for those who visit the Jack Nicholson wax figure at Madame Tussaud’s. Take a selfie with this thing and people will think you visited an insane asylum.
8. Celine Dion
Celine Dion is an accomplished singer and she is still a fine-looking lady, if we do say so ourselves. Yet we have to wonder, what kind of photograph was the creator of her wax figure at Madame Tussaud’s thinking when they crafted the Celine Dion replica? Because it sure as heck does not look like this successful celebrity. Still, it would be cool to pose with this fake Celine Dion and sing karaoke with her. We would flaunt our scary-cool Celine Dion wax figure with us everywhere, and then hit up Las Vegas to see the real thing up on stage! Oh, what a pipedream.
7. Julia Roberts
Ready to see something frightening? Then hit up Madame Tussaud’s wax museum and check out the replica of Julia Roberts. Her smile here is no Mona Lisa smile, but it sure is big! Now, we all know that Julia Roberts is a successful actress and a pretty woman (haha, did you see what we did there?) but she is not as smiley and hyper as she looks in this wax figure. Something has got to give. We definitely think a recrafting is in order. Stat! Perhaps give her an updated hairstyle and then do something with that smile, and make sure that the eyes are natural-looking, too.
6. Kim Kardashian
We will be honest here. We thought that the only thing we were gonna see when we looked at the Kim Kardashian wax figure was her behind. But at Madame Tussaud’s you can see the entire figure of Kim Kardashian, although it is not very visually appealing. This replica looks more like a morphed-clone version of all the Kardashian sisters put together. It is just too much female figure for one person. The boobs are hanging out and the dress is also just all wrong. The color is not even that flattering for Kim (even though she actually wore that hue in real life.)
5. Selena Gomez
The Selena Gomez wax figure Madame Tussaud’s looks more like a puppet that got burned in the face. No offense, but Selena is a very pretty girl and we see none of that with her wax figure replica. I mean, come on, where is the Latina flavor in this wax figure? It is dull and boring and does no justice to the real Selena Gomez. We would be ticked off if we were her. But she is probably too busy doing what Selena Gomez does nowadays: radiate body positivity and wiggle around on the floor singing “I just want to look good for you, good for you, uh huh.”
First of all, the skin tone on this Beyonce wax figure is totally off. The people at Madame Tussaud’s wax museum must have gotten loads of complaints about the Beyonce replica because it looks nothing like the diva. This is a musical mogul and hero we are talking about. Where are Bey’s killer thighs, beautiful booty, and gorgeous facial features? We would definitely have a few words for whoever created this wax figure. It is such a slap in the face to Queen B’s beauty that we feel sorry for her. It is a good thing that she is a strong fierce woman, because Sasha Fierce would tear this figure up!
3. Denzel Washington
Are you looking for a confused wax figure? Then go to Madame Tussaud’s wax museum and take a peek at the Denzel Washington replica. Not only does this wax figure look depressed, but it seems to embody a whole slew of negative emotions. It also appears to be sad, downtrodden, and slightly pissed off, too. We are not sure what the creator of this Denzel Washington wax figure was trying to say, but it certainly is not good! Why does the accomplished actor look so mad? Probably because it realizes that it will forever be standing in Madame Tussaud’s museum.
2. Chris Hemsworth
How do you mess up the hotness of actor Chris Hemsworth? You invite someone to create a wax figure of him for Madame Tussaud’s. That is the unfortunate fate that happened to the real Chris Hemsworth. While he is out and about looking absolutely beautiful, there is a wax figure sitting at Madame Tussaud’s museum and it is such a disgrace to Chris’s gorgeous face. It is actually a replica of Chris Hemsworth as Thor, but there is nothing superhero-like about this wax figure! The hair is probably the scariest part. It looks like a horse’s behind is sitting on top of Thor’s head.
1. Oprah Winfrey
Prepared to be freaked out! Oprah Winfrey is such an awesome lady; giving free cars out to people and making little girls’ dreams come true in Africa. So why in the world would someone make an Oprah Winfrey wax figure that looks more like a joke than a compliment? Is it supposed to be bad to have a wax figure replica at Madame Tussaud’s? Because we are beginning to think that that’s the case. Poor Oprah here, she looks like a hyper-Botoxed woman with a five-head. And even the pose is awkward. Oprah is a dominating woman that exudes confidence. She would not pose with one arm hanging limply like a question mark.