Real or Wax? Celebrities and Their Doubles

Celebs know they've hit it big once they're immortalized in wax. Can you tell the difference?

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A view of a new wax figure of Katy Perry unveiled at Madame Tussauds on September 24, 2013 in New York City.
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Can you tell the difference? Madame Tussauds created a stunning wax model of Katy Perry in one of her notable wigs. Click to see more celebrities and their waxy doubles.
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The new wax figure of film star, Emma Watson, best known for her role in Harry Potter is photographed at Madame Tussauds in central London.
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Whitney Houston was immortalized as a wax figure at Madame Tussaud's In New York on February 7, 2013.
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Triple dose of Rihanna: Madame Tussauds unveiled new wax figures at both the Hollywood and Las Vegas museums on Nov. 13, 2012. The real Rihanna is pictured left, with Hollywood center and Las Vegas on the right.
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As the real POTUS and the First Lady celebrated Obama's reelection, Madame Tussaud's revealed wax figures of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. Did they do a good job replicating the couple?
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At the unveiling of her first wax figure, Betty White joked, “the only thing that irks me is they waited until I was 90.” But it looks like they also missed the mark on the Golden Girl's cheeks, eyebrows and hair. At least they got the hot pink jumpsuit right!
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In celebration of her Diamond Jubilee, a new waxwork statue of Queen Elizabeth was unveiled at Madame Tussauds in Blackpool, England.
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It's a summer of superheros, and Madame Tussauds' taking advantage of the timeless battle of good versus evil. Along with Spiderman and Captain America, they unveiled a wax figure of Thor, played by actor Chris Hemsworth.
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Just a few weeks before the royal couple celebrate their first anniversary, Madame Tussaud's in London unveiled their versions of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The statues recreate the pair's engagement announcement, when Kate Middleton wore a royal blue dress to match the sapphire and diamond ring previously worn by Princess Diana.
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Looks like they missed the mark on just about every facial (and body) feature for Kim Kardashian's wax figure which was unveiled by the reality starlet herself at Madame Tussauds in New York. At least they got her dress right.
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Justin Bieber is the latest star to be immortalized in wax. At Madame Tussauds in Berlin, Germany, the pop star was posed wearing his Michael Jackson-esque red military jacket. How did they do?
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This wax figure is supposed to be supermodel Heidi Klum, but if we didn't see the model embracing her wax counterpart, Klum would have been about our 5th or 6th guess.
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They really got Kate Winslet down pat, right up to the red Elie Saab dress the actress wore at the 2011 Emmys. So which one really played "Mildred Pierce?" Look at the backgrounds for a hint.
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Madam Tussaud's reviled a matrimonial yet waxy version of reality mogul Kim Kardashian, though they left out the sparkly headband.
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Newly single J-Lo (or at least her wax figure) got a full-fledged single ladies make-over. Looks like it's working.
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It's funny how bad the hair is on Bradley Cooper's waxy double. Otherwise, they mostly nailed it.
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Songbird Alicia Keys poses next to her wax figure, which is flying a peace sign high. While the resemblance is there, there's always room for improvement.
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Look at that smirk! Why does Robert Pattinson always look like he's only been awake for a few minutes?
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Canadian crooner Justin Bieber gets chummy with his wax self at Madame Tussauds in London. Too bad they didn't update the Bieb's new, cropped haircut.
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Cleopatra. What a babe. Here's the late Elizabeth Taylor and her cat-eyed look-alike.
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Think Susan Boyle ever dreamed a dream that she'd be cast in wax? Here's the Scottish singer with the figure unveiled at Madame Tussauds in Blackpool, England on April 19, 2011.
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This version of Pattinson, in Berlin, was revealed on April 18. Do you think vampires like the taste of wax?
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Lady Gaga was recently immortalized as a wax figure, unveiled by celebrity blogger Perez Hilton.
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This lacy Lady Gaga, one of the eight different looks on display, is suitably extravagant and over the top. Can you tell which Gaga is which?
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Larry King, meet Larry King. The eight-times-married 77-year-old stands by his double in Hollywood. The real Larry's the smaller one.
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President Obama was in England not too long ago to meet the Queen. But is this the real deal, or a waxy replica?
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Turns out, they got Obama down pat. Her Royal Highness (the wax one) resembles Helen Mirren as the Queen more than the Queen herself.
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Call us mean, but Prince William's wax figure would be more true-to-life if it too were balding.
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The wax Prince William is getting all spiffed up for the royal wedding, too. A wax Kate Middleton can't be far off.
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They nailed Prince Harry of Wales's hair. The smirk -- not so much.
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Television host Kelly Ripa strikes a pose next to her wax look-alike at Madame Tussauds in New York.
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The eight Gaga look alikes live in Hollywood, London, Hong-Kong, Berlin, Las Vegas, New-York, Shangai and Amsterdam.
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This one is good! Bruce Willis and his replica are barely distinguishable. It must be pretty easy to build a bald head though.
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Just like in her music video "You Belong With Me," we're seeing double of Taylor Swift. The country music superstar unveiled her wax doppelganger at Madame Tussauds. The artist nailed Swift's eye signature cat-eye make-up.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Desperate Housewives" actress Eva Longoria Parker strikes a pose with her wax self at nightclub, Eve, in Las Vegas. Let's face it, the more Eva the better! Thanks Madame Tussauds!
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Cherly Chole shows off her almost-perfect wax figure at Madame Tussauds in London. The one with the sizzling red hair is the real Cherly.
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Russell Brand's wax double was unveiled at Madame Tussauds in London on October 11. Brands double is pretty spot on, except for the bloating and the chest hair.
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'Glee' actress Jane Lynch unveils her wax figure at Madame Tussauds. Lynch should sing for joy that her wax figure actually looks like her!
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Highest paid footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo's wax figure came out just in time for the World Cup. The Real Madrid player will be leading his home country Portugal in the World Cup.
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Well, at least they got Christina Aguilera's hair color right, because they missed out on pretty much everything else.
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Kate Moss' replica is a bit more bright-eyed than its supermodel muse.
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Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan, a proud owner of a rippling six-pack, is now the proud owner of a buff wax twin. Though we see the resemblance, we can't help but think the wax figure looks like an overgrown Ken doll.
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Dame Helen Mirren was very involved in the creation process of her wax figure and even donated the dress which her wax figure wears. We'll give you a hint and tell you that the real Mirren is a lot more colorful than her double.
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Jessica Simpson was much cuter in real life than her wax counterpart... before she started singing country and playing only at chili cook-offs.
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Seriously? When has Jennifer Aniston's forehead ever been that big?
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On the other hand, Nicole Kidman's forehead continues to grow every year. Her double could have used a bit more space between the eyebrows and hairline.
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LiLo's wax copy appears to have aged about 20 years.
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Madge's double is pretty good, except it's missing the mustache. (Oh, it's there... look closely).
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Um, Michelle Obama's double looks more like a Cabbage Patch kid than a wax replica.
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Why so sad, James Bond? Daniel Craig's double isn't bad, except it's a bit forlorn.
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Tyra Banks' wax figure is pretty fierce, but its hair could use a little help.
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C'mon. Beyonce is way hotter than that.
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Funnyman Jim Carrey's wax figure is ready to crack a joke, but we've always preferred him as a dramatic actor.
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Clint Eastwood's wax figure is definitely "The Ugly."
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Hmm. We already thought Posh was made of wax.
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Complete with oversized shades, Bono's replica is fairly accurate.
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Who squished the Commander in Chief's face?
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Al Roker's wax double is eerily accurate... even down to his smile.
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Halle Berry is much hotter than her wax replica.
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We're impressed by Drew Barrymore's faultless figure. Hint: the fake's on the left.
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Derek Jeter's wax figure is a ringer for the Yankees' all-time hit leader.
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Accio wax! Daniel Radcliffe's wax double's face is a bit squished, but other than that, it's pretty close.
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Britney is forever immortalized in one of her better moments... imagine if they'd chosen to make her wax figure bald!
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Bruce Willis' wax double is fairly accurate, even down to the scratches on John McClane's face.
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We don't know who this is supposed to be, but it definitely can't be Cameron Diaz.
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Could they have made the Boss' nose any bigger?
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Before the meltdowns, drugs and divorce, someone made a wax figure of Amy Winehouse. An attempt to conserve the memory of the good ol' days?
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We think the artist should have focused more on Frank Sinatra's "ol' blue eyes" than his nose. What happened there?
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Capturing his "ER" days, George Clooney's double is on the money.
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Are the arms of seven-time NBA all-star Yao Ming really that long?
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It's Miley! It's creepy!
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Tennis player Serena Williams is much cuter than her wax double, but at least the fake can't abuse line judges.
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Justin may have brought sexy back, but his double is sinister.
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Who's perkier: Rachael Ray or her wax twin?
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There's something not quite right about Jamie Foxx's wax figure.
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He's the king of the wax world!
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Is it just us, or is the wax figure of Pope Benedict XVI a little scarier than it needs to be?
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Shaggy hair, blue eyes, sweet smile... yet there's still something off between Zac Efron and his replica.
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We're actually more scared of Simon Cowell's wax double than we are of the man himself - now that's a feat!
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Ryan Seacrest's wax double must have gone on a liquid diet.
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MJ's wax figure is a pretty close replica - we're impressed.
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Lance Armstrong, ready for the red carpet and another shot at the Tour de France.
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Jenny from the block... of wax.
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Is that seriously supposed to be Penelope Cruz?
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Is it just us, or are Colin Farrell's eyes following us?
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Paris Hilton's role in "Hose of Wax" was immortalized by Madam Tussauds, though we're not sure her performance was worth remembering. Check out whose been recreated well, and whose double misses the mark.
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The fierceness of Wolverine got lost in translation in Hugh Jackman's figure.
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