February 9, 2016 Las Vegas
With a resounding gasp and overwhelming enthusiasm, Donny Osmond and Marie Osmond came face-to-face with their Madame Tussauds wax figures for the first time. The unveiling took place on stage inside The Donny & Marie Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas during their first performance of the new year.
For Marie, her figure looked so real she said, “It’s amazing how real they look… I’ve always wondered what it would be like to have sister.”
To that Donny replied, “I have one sister and one is enough!”
The figures are now permanently on display inside Madame Tussauds Las Vegas located at The Venetian.
Donny Osmond and Marie Osmond’s figures are the attraction’s first new figures for 2016. The figures were created in late 2015. That was when Madame Tussauds’ studio team first measured the brother-sister duo. This step of the process involved collecting hand impressions and nearly 300 precise body and facial measurements per person, as well as comparing hair samples and eyecolor. For measuring, calipers were utilized to ensure accuracy. The figures were then sculpted and perfected in clay by hand. Once this step was completed, the clay was covered by a plaster cast, subsequently the clay was removed from the cast, the wax was poured in and allowed to cool, leaving the shape of the figures. The final weeks of 2015 were spent meticulously inserting each hair by hand then fitted with acrylic eyes and teeth. The final step included countless layers of tinted paint being applied to build up skin tones and replicate their faces.
The figures are dressed in costumes from their show. Marie donated her deep aqua sequined knee-length dress, along with earrings and black and blue platform shoes. Donny gave his figure his black suit and shoes. Both of their wedding bands and rings were replicated for the figures as well.