Her wax museums attract millions, but few know the story of the fiercely determined woman who lived through one of history's most violent times. After learning the trade of wax sculpture as a girl, she taught art at Versailles. During the French Revolution, she was ordered to search through piles of heads severed by the guillotine and make death masks. Reaching to the present day, we travel to the Tussaud studios in London to see how the famed wax figures are made.
Check out BIO’s original video series, American Freedom Stories, about the historic events of the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama, and the leaders and everyday heroes who fought to make racial equality a reality. Watch videos.
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