LONDON (CBS) – British actress Kate Winslet has become the latest star to be immortalized in wax at Madame Tussaud’s in London.
Liz Edwards, the Public Relations manager from Madam Tussaud’s explained it was the public who voted Winslet into the attraction.
“Kate Winslet has been one of the most requested figures here at Madame Tussaud’s London. We actually asked our guests who they would like to see in a poll and she actually came top of a list in the poll so that’s why she’s here today,” said Edwards.
Edwards added that Winslet took her place at the attraction alongside some of the top British acting talent alive today.
“Kate Winslet obviously is one of the best British actresses we have currently and she stands alongside Dame Helen Mirren and Dame Judi Dench and as a best actress Oscar winner, we’re delighted to have her here at Madame Tussauds and she’s also somebody the guests wanted to see,” she said.
Colin Jackman, Principle Sculptor At Madame Tussauds, said women are generally harder to create wax figures off due to their varied features.
“With Kate, especially with women, it’s usually a bit trickier because everything’s so subtle on the face. It’s not like generally sometimes with men, the features are harder and you get a bit harder to find. It’s just that everything was softer about Kate so it’s the main thing we wanted to keep,” he said.
The actress, who has already won an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award, won an Emmy earlier this year as a struggling middle-class mother during the Great Depression in the television mini-series “Mildred Pierce”.
Winslet currently stars in thriller “Contagion” alongside Matt Damon and Gwyneth Paltrow and is set to star in “Movie 43″, a comedy featuring Emma Stone, Hugh Jackman, Gerard Butler, Chloe Grace Moretz, Richard Gere and Uma Thurman.