Human beings have long chosen to immortalize the greatest of people – including scientists, celebrities, politicians, and super heroes – in statue form. Some would argue that a statue of a celebrity isn’t quite as special as someone who helped change the world of medicine or science, but others would certainly disagree, as they want to see their most favorite actor or actress immortalized in stone form forever. Humanity, however, has varying degrees of skill, so some statues come out quite weird. Here are ten completely weird and unusual famous celebrity statues.
Freddie Mercury is often regarded as the greatest rock singer of all time. After his death, a 10-foot statue was built overlooking Lake Geneva, Switzerland. Fans take a pilgrimage here each year.
Kim Il-sung & Kim Jong-il
Kim Il-sung & Kim Jong-il, two totally despised dictators, are not known for being subtle individuals. However, they have a 72-foot tall statue of the former leaders in Pyongyang.
Amy Winehouse passed away due to alcohol poisoning in 2011, but she lives on in statue form. The statue was constructed in Camden Town, which is close to where she died.
In 2009, the Chinese government constructed a statue of Chairman Mao. Standing 105-feet tall, the statue depicts a younger version of the People’s Republic of China founder.
One of the weirdest statues of a celebrity comes in the form of Michael Jackson holding Bubbles on his lap. The statue is reclining on a bed of flowers.
A statue of Albert Einstein makes sense, but the man was honored in both stone and metal in a very odd fashion. The statue, located at the Albert Einstein Memorial in Washington D.C.’s National Mall, stands 12-feet tall.
The statue of Graham Kennedy, a renowned performer, radio, theater, and film star, stands tall at the Melbourne Docklands in Australia. It is a cheeky statue topped with a crown.
Paddington Bear, the popular character from a children’s book, can be found immortalized as a statue in London’s Paddington Station.
Ken Dodd, the comedian, has a statue in the biggest railway station in Liverpool. The British comedian is holding his famous red, white, and blue “tickling stick.”
The St. Bartholomew is incredibly creepy. Basically, this stone statue features the man wearing nothing but a robe after having been skinned.