20 Photos Of Death Masks Of Famous People

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Who knew it was so common for dead people to get plaster molds of their face on their deathbeds?
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Female 635
that was weird
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Male 8,302
@RobSwindol

Yeah I see it now. They both have 2 eyes, a nose and a mouth. The resemblance is uncanny!
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Male 7,378
lol @ Fatninja01
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Male 5,194
Napoleon was better looking than he is usually depicted.
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Male 25,416
6. Isaac Newton, looks allot like robin williams

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Male 2,514
Dang. Isaac Newton looked a hell of a lot like Robin Williams
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Male 953
WHAT? No jesus on toast? This is a sham I tell you.
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Male 1,452
hitchcock`s face always makes me laugh
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Male 877
holydonut
Male, 13-17, Western US
69 Posts Friday, May 21, 2010 11:46:32 PM
"Actually, Napoleon was about 5`6.5" tall. I hardly think that`s short."

Which was also a pretty normal height at the time.


yeah, its commonly known that this was british propaganda at the time...
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Male 91
"Actually, Napoleon was about 5`6.5" tall. I hardly think that`s short."

Which was also a pretty normal height at the time.
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Female 97
"2) Napoleon was short. The face that they say is NApoleons was according to scientists a face of a man well close to 6 feet tall. Napoleon was about five foot tall"

Actually, Napoleon was about 5`6.5" tall. I hardly think that`s short.
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Male 294
yes lionheart way too soon, considering he`s not even dead yet.
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Male 774
Nicola Tesla looks awesome. He has the kind of face you`d see who lives in the castle on top of the hill where lightning flashes whenever you say the castle`s/person`s name.
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Male 8,302


Too soon?
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Male 11,740
Newton`s reminds me a little of Robin Williams....
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Female 688
Actually I watched this on the tele, and the one with Napoleon is doubtful for several factors.

1) Napoleon had false teeth
2) Napoleon was short. The face that they say is NApoleons was according to scientists a face of a man well close to 6 feet tall. Napoleon was about five foot tall
3) Napoleon`s face with all of the pictures are shorter and rounder,

This face, according to the show, and expercts was probably of Napoleon`s brother, not Napoleon himself.

I highly doubt that this is the actual death mask of Napoleon.
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Male 701
"Did anyone see the history channel special on death masks?"

Heck yes! That was pretty awesome.
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Female 536
I totally want a death mask done of me when I die.
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Male 2,690
These were awesome
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Male 1,610
Never in a million years would I have guessed that was Napoleon Bonaparte. Looked a bit like Christopher Reeves.
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Female 602
Whoa... no Chopin? That`s actually pretty surprising.

...Chopin was good-looking.


Ha, it just got kind of awkward...
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Female 4,225
Very interesting

Did anyone see the history channel special on death masks?
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Male 978
@megavidiot

yes i thought that immediately!
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Female 2,352
Tesla looks like Nosferatu.
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Male 14,330
WOW Heinrich Himmler looks evil even in death........ fitting.
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Female 42
"Portrait artists might have romanticized their subjects fairly often, but death masks can`t lie."
That`s a really good point.
They look peaceful, except for Himmler who has a grimace - perhaps rightly so...
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Male 321
I thought Newton looked more like Igor, but I can see Robin Williams too.
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Female 612
Wow. This is really interesting. Portrait artists might have romanticized their subjects fairly often, but death masks can`t lie. Odd how happy some of them look, though.
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Male 901
I never even realized this was something that was done!

Anybody think Newton looks like Robin Williams?
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Male 5,314
what the hell was that.
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Male 2,034
Creepy as drat.
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Male 7,585
thats rather creepy
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Male 15,510
They captured Abraham Lincoln beard to the perfection
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Female 934
They all look like Mr. Potato Heads.
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Male 7,378
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