Wax Museums

Mainland actress Li Bingbing to be honoured by Madame Tussauds

Li Bingbing with hair colour samples.

Li Bingbing will be bestowed the honour of being the first mainland actress to be immortalised by Madame Tussauds Hong Kong, the wax-figure museum says.

Wednesday, 29 August, 2012, 3:14am

Six degrees

Keanu Reeves (below) was in town last week for the Hong Kong International Film Festival and attended the premiere of documentary Side by Side. The actor was a bit of a rebel in his youth and was expelled from school for being, in his own words, 'just a little too rambunctious'.

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Bride waxes lyrical after walking down the aisle in dream 'wedding' with model husband

Female vampire fans need only take a trip up The Peak for a chance to 'marry' their favourite Hollywood star. Madame Tussauds unveiled its wax likeness of Twilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson on Tuesday, in a romantic, interactive wedding-themed area called 'Marry Me', where fans can 'tie the knot' with the tuxedo-clad actor.

7 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Going Gaga

Some said she looked like mutton dressed as lamb, others that she was hamming it up. Critics didn't mince their words about Lady Gaga's meat dress but it had fashionistas drooling for more. Now, the flamboyant pop star, who is as well known for her outrageous outfits as for her hits, is joining the line-up of A-list celebrities at waxworks museum Madame Tussauds.

14 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

'National hero' Jet Li appears in the flesh at Madame Tussauds

A mainland tourist wandered into a cordoned-off exhibition room at Madame Tussauds and was astonished to see actor Jet Li - in the flesh. 'Hey, that one's moving,' she said to her companion. 'Eh? He's the real one!'

Li was attending the unveiling of his wax likeness at the attraction on The Peak.

30 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Good thing their clones can take the heat of co-stars' hot embrace

Screaming fans with LED signs spelling his name greeted actor Andy Lau Tak-wah when he took to the stage at the Madame Tussauds wax museum in the Peak Tower on Wednesday to introduce his coming movie, Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame.

The thriller about a Tang dynasty sleuth is Lau's first collaboration with renowned action film director Tsui Hark.

3 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Janice Vidal credits prayer for helping her stay focused

Entry into Hong Kong's hall of fame can be giddyingly swift, if the story of Janice Vidal is anything to go by.

18 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Yen gets a kick out of his wax likeness

Action star and martial artist Donnie Yen Ji-dan is the latest of the city's big names to be immortalised in wax. Yen, who can also be seen wielding his fists as Master Ip in his latest movie Ip Man 2, joined his wax counterpart for the unveiling at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong.

3 May 2010 - 12:00am

Big S satisfied wax Barbie has X factor

The latest regional star to be immortalised in wax is 'the Big S'. That's Barbie Hsu Hsi-yuan's nickname among locals to differentiate her from younger TV presenter sister Dee Hsu Hsi-di (they were in a band together called SOS).

2 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Jackie's legacy in wax figure, musical

Jackie Chan has given fans a double delight. The 55-year-old star unveiled a wax figure of himself at Madame Tussauds in West Hollywood in the US this week (below) and revealed plans to turn his life into a musical.

'I keep wondering what happened to the old wax [figure],' Chan said during the unveiling ceremony. 'It probably ... melted.'

16 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Life-size Barbie doll too true to life for Asia's busiest starlet

Who was Asia's busiest actress in 2009? It might come as a surprise to learn that the distinction goes to Barbie Hsu Hsi-yuan.

6 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Get into the groove to welcome material girl to The Peak

Who's that girl at Madame Tussauds? None other than Madge herself. Madonna became the newest attraction at The Peak yesterday when the venue unveiled its wax figure of the music superstar. Bypassing all her vintage looks, the museum opted for the curly tress and hippie glam of her Sweet & Sticky tour this year.

18 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Portraits in wax

Madame Tussauds is famous for preserving historical figures in wax - down to the tiniest detail - and the Young Post recently visited the Hong Kong branch to see how the life-like figures are made.

19 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Working with celebrities

Kitty Tang Ka-ying explains how she keeps Brad and Angelina looking good ; Kitty Tang Ka-ying, Studio supervisor, Madame Tussauds

As she touches up the waxworks of Brangelina, Hollywood's golden couple, at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong, Kitty Tang Ka-ying's concentration and attention to detail reveal her passion for

28 May 2008 - 12:00am

Ailsa Easton

'I get up just before 6am to start my 'horror' day. I'm an insomniac, so I often wake in the middle of the night as a result of some scary dream, which inevitably also results in me lying awake for hours and thinking of ways I can incorporate elements of my dream into my work.

11 May 2008 - 12:00am