Dreams do come true! The icon herself, Angela Bassett, revealed her new wax figure featured at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, capping off an incredible week of other celebrity figure reveals featuring powerhouse female artists Jennifer Hudson and Tiffany Haddish. Bassett is honored to showcase her very first figure to the public at the world’s greatest wax museum.
Bassett worked closely with Madame Tussauds’ art which features a fabulous sequin jumpsuit by Greta Constantine with shoes by Casadei styled by Jennifer Austin. The entire outfit was a donation styled by Kat Tunwell and represents Bassett’s exemplary and fabulously admired persona that she has upheld in Hollywood.
“It’s like looking in a mirror! Dreams really do come true and I am blown away by the detail and execution by the Madame Tussauds artists. My figure is truly remarkable, and I am extremely honored to be perfectly featured at Madame Tussauds Los Angeles,” said Bassett.
The creative team modeled Bassett’s face and hands first in clay before then moulding in wax. Each strand of her fabulously famous hair was individually inserted by hand and it took approximately five weeks to complete the full head of hair. Colorists also applied multiple layers of oil paint to create her lifelike skin tone.
“We are very excited to reveal Angela’s first Madame Tussauds wax figure in Los Angeles,” said Madame Tussauds Los Angeles Marketing Manager Helen Larimore. “She is an inspiration of our time and we are thrilled to have her accurately personified in our interactive museum.”
Madame Tussauds offers visitors the opportunity to see their favorite people up close and personal unlike any other experience. The figures are a snapshot in time that is forever immaculate while representing their iconic footprint in history. For more than 200 years, Madame Tussauds has brought to life thousands of celebrities, stars and heroes – in mind-blowing accurate detail.
Known for her portrayals of strong African-American female leads, including Tina Turner and Queen Ramonda in “Black Panther,” Bassett is also a recipient of numerous accolades, including: a SAG Award, a Golden Globe Award, three Black Reel Awards, several NAACP Image Awards, and the Black Girls Rock! Icon Award, in addition to nominations for an Academy Award and seven Primetime Emmy Awards.
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