Second David Bowie figurine unveiled at Madame Tussauds


A wax figure of David Bowie as his alter ego Ziggy Stardust has been unveiled at Madame Tussauds in London.

The figure is the second to be made of the music icon and was created in partnership with Bowie’s estate and using information from his 1983 seance.

Bowie, who died in 2016, met with museum artists in June 1983 to provide hundreds of precise measurements and hair and skin color references, Madame Tussauds previously revealed.

Figure features Starman’s signature red hairstyle, cosmic jumpsuit and celestial makeup made famous in the 1970s.

It marks the launch of the Baker Street attraction’s new music festival area, where visitors can get up close and personal with the big names in music past and present.

Madame Tussauds London Managing Director Tim Waters said: “David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust transcends generations and musical genres, making him the ultimate headliner to launch our new music festival area.

“We were honored to work with his estate in what would have been his 75th year and to play our small part in preserving his inimitable legacy for generations to come.

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Figures of Bowie and Stormzy on stage at the Hammersmith Apollo in London (Madame Tussauds/PA)

Figures of Bowie and Stormzy on stage at the Hammersmith Apollo in London (Madame Tussauds/PA)

“We know visitors love meeting their musical heroes here at the attraction. With our new music festival experience, we’ve captured the magic of live music, with legends you literally couldn’t see performing together anywhere else, in a way only Madame Tussauds London could.

“There’s also the added benefit of not having muddy pitches or main stage clashes to contend with.”

The new area of ​​the attraction also gives visitors the chance to see figures from Amy Winehouse, Beyonce, Ed Sheeran and Jimmy Hendrix.

To celebrate the launch, Madame Tussauds took figurines to some of London’s most iconic music venues.

Bowie’s latest action figure has made the trip to the Hammersmith Apollo, nearly 50 years after the Space Oddity singer’s last performance as Ziggy Stardust.

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Bowie's new figure joins a variety of famous faces in the music industry including Amy Winehouse, Ed Sheeran and Freddie Mercury (Madame Tussauds/PA)


Bowie’s new figure joins a variety of famous faces in the music industry, including Amy Winehouse, Ed Sheeran and Freddie Mercury (Madame Tussauds/PA)

Bowie’s new figure joins a variety of famous faces in the music industry, including Amy Winehouse, Ed Sheeran and Freddie Mercury (Madame Tussauds/PA)

The new figure of Bowie was joined on stage by the figure of rapper Stormzy.

Studio One at Abbey Road Studios has hosted the likes of Ed Sheeran, Amy Winehouse and Freddie Mercury, all of whom have recorded at the studio.

The figure of Jimmy Hendrix graced the stage of Ronnie Scott’s famous Jazz Club, the same stage where his real-life counterpart held his last performance in 1970.

The Madame Tussauds London Music Festival Experience is open to the public from April 1.

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