From the good, to the bad to the very ugly...

13:52 16th May 2008

From Elvis to Beyonce Knowles, we look at waxworks of famous faces in the world of music from the Madame Tussauds collection. While some are an exact likeness, others are just terrible…

  • Rihanna's waxwork goes on show in London.

  • Justin Bieber at the launch of his new waxwork in London

  • A simple looking Ringo Starr originally used on the sleeve to Sergeant Pepper

  • An equally bad John Lennon head taken from the same shoot

  • Apparently, since it was on display a few years ago, this Britney Spears waxwork has gone into meltdown too

  • Biggie Smalls' mother Voletta Wallace with a waxwork of her son in NYC

  • A pretty abysmal waxwork of Michael Jackson in Las Vegas

  • The legend that is Johnny Cash, immortalised in wax. Shame it doesn’t really look like him.

  • Nope, it’s not Leona Lewis, but Beyonce Knowles.

  • The delightful Kylie Minogue even looks delightful in wax – if that’s your kind of thing…

  • Rumour has it that egomaniacal Bono paid Madame Tussauds to shave ten years off his age with this waxwork. We wouldn’t put it past him.

  • Justin Hawkins from 2004 when The Darkness were still vaguely popular.

  • The King himself, Elvis Presley, posing with fans

  • The Beatles - the not very Fab Four

  • The London unveiling of the Christina Aguilera waxwork in January 2007.

  • Jimi Hendrix on display in New York. It’s a shame they couldn’t do one of him playing his guitar with his teeth

  • Stevie Wonder looking dapper as usual

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