Depending on your perspective, waxwork museums are either a fun opportunity for limitless selfies with celebs, or the stuff of scream-inducing nightmares. (Remember the time Paris Hilton made a horror movie based entirely on how frightening wax museums are? Total classic.)
Though some are better than others, waxwork museums have been committing crimes against celebrity faces since they started all the way back in the 1800s. And even though they are a worldwide, multi-million dollar industry, making famous humans out of wax and paint is, inherently, a bit of a hit-and-miss art form.
For example, here's a perfectly reasonable Angelina Jolie waxwork, standing with... some random sk8er boi she found on the subway?
Then there's this positively lifelike rendition of the Duchess of Cambridge, standing next to what appears to be Prince William in the kind of make-up TV shows put actors in, when a character has to age 30 years in 30 seconds:
Sometimes, waxworks are almost there, but end up looking more like drag versions of celebrities than the actual celebrities. Like this Madonna:
And sometimes, they miss the mark to a degree that is positively gasp-inducing. Let us marvel at the sheer professionalism of Queen Beyoncé here:
Colin Farrell was less adept at hiding his feelings when he met his waxwork...
Some waxwork museums even openly dabble with evil. I mean, who wants to stand with this monstrosity?
It can be difficult to identify which celebrities some waxworks are even based on -- which is where this handy quiz comes in!
Name That Waxwork Celebrity starts now!
Be thankful you're not a famous person.