This documentary features dramatic reconstructions to tell the life of the real Madame Tussaud, beginning with her humble beginnings to the worldwide waxworks empire.
A life spanning from the French revolution to the Industrial revolution in which the entrepreneur, and single mother, travelled across the channel to England where she managed to create an enduring brand.
Through her memoirs, letters and papers we learn the determination of the woman behind the waxworks. We see a unique insight into the creation of the extraordinary works that have made her name endure long after her life.
Madame Tussaud: A Legend in Wax – Monday at 9pm on BBC Four