David Bowie to get new Madame Tussauds figure to mark his 75th birthday

11 January 2022, 15:52

By Mayer Nissim

David Bowie first sat for Madame Tussauds in 1983, when he had just released his Let's Dance album.

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David Bowie's current waxwork at Madame Tussaud's in London captures a snapshot of the man as he was then.

With his slight tan and bleach blonde hair, Bowie had just catapulted back into the mainstream with the Nile Rodgers-produced Let's Dance, which featured the singles 'Modern Love' and 'China Girl'.

So a new waxwork is long overdue, and Madame Tussauds London has finally announced that a second figure is currently being created and will be unveiled later this year to mark the 75th anniversary of Bowie's birth.

"David Bowie is one of music's greats," said general manager at Madame Tussauds London Tim Waters.

David Bowie being measured up
David Bowie being measured up. Picture: Madame Tussauds

"On what would have been his 75th birthday the most fitting tribute for Madame Tussauds London to give to our old friend is the creation of a new figure.

"His music inspired the masses and, for so many, changed the way they viewed themselves, and we hope remembering him here will ensure that it continues to do so for centuries to come.

"We felt privileged to work with him back in the '80s and are just as honoured to work with his estate now to continue the legacy of this truly outstanding music career."

David Bowie at Madame Tussauds in 1983
David Bowie at Madame Tussauds in 1983. Picture: Madame Tussauds

The new model will be part of the London attraction's new music zone in March 2022

Ahead of then Madame Tussaud's has shared some previously-unseen photos of Bowie sitting for his original waxwork creation.

In the images, you can see the artists taking precise measurements of Bowie's face, as well as making sure they perfectly match the colouring of his hair, skin and eyes.