|Paris, July 27 :
A wax sculpture of Spanish
actress Penelope Cruz
will be placed in a premier spot in a Paris
museum, joining similar statues of Brad Pitt and George Clooney
Grevin Wax Museum decided to include the actress in its list of stars
to "pay tribute to this essential actress who has asserted herself on
the world level as well as on the Spanish one", the museum's
communications director, Veronique Berecz
, told EFE.
the sculpture has taken six months, during which sculptor Eric de Saint
, lacking the real model to work from, has had to create the wax
image by "improvising and imagining" her look from images taken from
the Internet and clips of her films.
The work has been "arduous"
and the pressure "constant", since the Spanish film icon "is part of a
group of superstars, beautiful women with great charm, and those
attributes had to be given expression in the (wax) figure", said
The result is a spectacularly lifelike image of
- with her long, dark hair gathered into a bun and wearing
an elegant evening gown made of lace, velvet and blue gemstones - who
seems to be looking at the camera out of the corner of her eye with an
enigmatic half-smile. © IANS