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Imagine having the chance to make the stars of stage and screen look perfect, and come face to face with the Royal family, every day. Watch and share Rebecca’s London story as the colouring artist at Madame Tussauds London shares some of the behind the scenes secrets of her role, the traditional techniques used to create the ever-changing wax figures on show and the places she loves in London when she’s not rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous.
I'm a coloring artist at Madame Tussauds London I basically come in to work and make sure that all the figures are looking amazing I paint the figures I do some touch-ups in the morning and actually look great my definite favorite thing about Madame Tussauds London is the history and in fact Madame Tussaud herself she came over from France during the French Revolution and she set up a her original site on Baker Street and we moved here just after she died and we've been there here ever since we've survived a fire in 1920s bombing during World War two and we're still here I think it's absolutely amazing the three things I would say about Madame Tussauds London are the hairs of the figures are inserted one by one individually the entire head we still using some of the same techniques that Madame Tussaud herself used all those years ago it's very historical its interactive although people don't realize that you can go and get up close and personal you can touch them you can hug them you can do all these things with the figures one of our most recent and most popular attractions ever I would say is the new One Direction boys people actually get emotional when they see them they're like it's an amazing response the Queen is another really amazing figure in attraction um over the last her reign last six years we've had 23 figures of her made and always we've worked very closely with the palace we have a great relationship there my favorite part of them and most inspiring part for me is Portobello Road I absolutely love it I think it's so creative it's all sorts of musicians and artists and characters you get a lot of the good old London characters in that area the one thing I can see in London time and time again is still be absolutely amazed by is the view of London from the bridges over the Thames I just think it's absolutely especially it like sunset or sunrise every time it always is like wow I live here