Can You Identify This Famous Person From Their Statue?

By: J.P. Naomi

Michael Jackson was born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana. He was the eighth child of the Jackson family. He died on June 25, 2009 from cardiac arrest.

The statue of Amy Winehouse was created by artist Scott Eaton in 2014. It is located in the Stables Market in Camden Town, north London.

Located along the Ave of Stars in Hong Kong, the Bruce Lee statue is made of bronze. It was completed on November 27, 2005 and dedicated to Lee, who died at the age of 32 in 1973.

The Dolly Parton statue is located in Sevierville, Tennessee. It is made of bronze and was created by sculptor Jim Gray in 1987.

Eva Perón was the First Lady of Argentina from 1946 - 1952. She is often referred to as Evita and was a major advocate and champion of women's suffrage in Argentina.

The Freddie Mercury Statue is located beside Lake Geneva on Quai de la Rouvenaz, in Montreux, Switzerland. It was created by Czechoslovakian sculptor Irena Sedlecká in honor of Mercury, who lost his life in 1991.

The Albert Einstein Memorial is a bronze statue located in central Washington, D.C. on the grounds of the National Academy of Sciences. It was created by sculptor Robert Berks and unveiled on April 22, 1979.

Sir Ken Dodd was born on November 8, 1927 in Liverpool, England. His is known for, as his statue depicts, his unruly hair, protruding teeth, and "tickling stick".

Andy Warhol was an American artist, director and producer and is remembered for the visual art movement known as pop art. He died at the age of 58 in 1987 in New York, where a chrome statue of him stands today in Union Square.

The giant statue of Marilyn Monroe was designed by Seward Johnson in 2011 and is known as "Forever Marilyn". It is 26 feet tall and made of painted steel and aluminum.

"Sphinx" is a sculpture of fashion model Kate Moss in a very difficult yoga position. It was created by the controversial British sculptor Marc Quinn in 2006.

The statue of Andy Murray has often made the list of 'worst statues'! It is located in Shanghai, China.

Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese professional footballer. A bronze statue of him, designed by artist Ricardo Madeira Veloso, was unveiled in Funchal in 2014, and has been the subject of much mockery over the years.

A 26″ life-sized Yoda bronze statue guards the entrance to Lucasfilms Headquarters in Presidio, California. If you want to see Darth Vader though, head into the lobby!

The John Lennon statue can be found in John Lennon Park, located in the Vedado district of Havana, Cuba. It was unveiled on December 8, 2000, the 20th anniversary of Lennon's murder.

The "Partners" statue was created by Blaine Gibson in 1993. Standing 6'5" tall, the statue depicts founder Walt Disney holding the hand of Mickey Mouse.

James Dean was an American actor most remembered for his film Rebel Without a Cause in 1955. His life was cut short at the age of 24 from a car accident in Cholame, California.

Travel to mountains of Serbia where you will find this life-size Johnny Depp statue. Depp is best known for his roles in The Pirates of the Caribbean film series.

The statue of Sylvester Stallone is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is a fictional depiction of his character Rocky Balboa following the success of the original Rocky film in 1979.

Born in Tupelo, Mississippi on January 8, 1935, Elvis Presley is remembered as the King of Rock and Roll. A statue of him, originally located on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee, now resides indoors at the Memphis Tennessee Welcome Center.

The Michael Jordan statue is known as The Spirit. It is a bronze sculpture by Omri Amrany and Julie Rotblatt-Amrany which resides outside the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.

The famous statue of Oscar Wilde is located in Dublin, Ireland. It was created by Danny Osborne in 1997 and is one of a few statues using color.

Bob Marley was born Robert Nesta Marley on February 6, 1945 in Nine Mile, Jamaica. Well remembered for his influence on reggae music, he died from melanoma at the young age of 36 in 1981.

The seated figure of Abraham Lincoln was sculpted by Daniel Chester French and carved by the Piccirilli Brothers in 1920. It is made of Georgia marble and is located inside the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.

David Robert Joseph Beckham was born in 1975 in Leytonstone, England. He is former professional footballer and now businessman, model and spokesperson who is married to Victoria Beckham, former member of the Spice Girls.

Located in Lubbock, Texas, the Buddy Holly statue was created in 1980 by sculptor Grant Speed. The statue depicts him playing his Fender Stratocaster guitar.

Anton Yelchin was a Russian-American actor best known as Pavel Chekov in three Star Trek films. He died at the young age of 27 following a freak accident in which he was pinned between his Jeep and his brick pillar home in Studio City, California.

Queen Elizabeth II has reigned as Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand since February 6, 1952. Her full name is Elizabeth Alexandra Mary of the House of Windsor.

The Kobe Bryant statue is in ... China! It is located outside the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts' Sculpture Museum. It has often been criticized for not exactly depicting him too truly.

The giant bronze statue of John Wayne is located in front of the building at 8484 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills, California. There is another statue of him located at the main terminal of the John Wayne Airport in Irvine, California.

Lady Gaga was born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta on March 28, 1986 in Manhattan, New York. A wax statue of her was created in Lima, Peru in 2017 which earned many complaints by her fans.

Located outside the House of Commons of the United Kingdom in Westminster, London. Oliver Cromwell served as Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland between 1653 and 1658. His statue was unveiled in 1899.

The Mary Tyler Moore statue is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is made of bronze and depicts her character Mary Richards tossing her hat skyward in a "jubilant expression of independent career-woman optimism".

The Ray Charles Memorial is located in Greenville, Florida. Greenville was the childhood home, despite the fact that Georgia was "always on his mind".

This 12' sculpture of Colin Firth is intended to pay tribute to the BBC's "Pride and Prejudice" adaptation, in which the actor takes an impromptu swim in his shirt as Mr. Darcy. It is located in the Serpentine, a lake in Hyde Park, London.

The Christ the Redeemer statue is located on the Corcovado mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Made of soapstone, it was completed and dedicated in 1931.

Located in Boston, Massachusetts, the Edgar Allan Poe statue is a life-size bronze figure. He is depicted rushing down Boylston Street at the intersection of Charles Street South - an area which is now dubbed, "Edgar Allan Poe Square".

The Arthur Ashe statue is located in Richmond, Virginia. It is a bronze statue depicting the African-American tennis player and humanitarian surrounded by children while holding a set of books in one hand and a racket in the other.

In 2009, a statue of Johnson was installed inside the center field gate of Nationals Park located on South Capitol Street SE in Washington, D.C. Walter Johnson was nicknamed "Barney" and "The Big Train" during his 21-year baseball career with the Washington Senators.

Visit Brussels to see the famous Jean-Claude Van Damme statue. It was inaugurated on October 21, 2012 and is located in front of the Westland Shopping Center.

This statue of Lucille Ball is located in Celoron, New York. It has often been known as one of the more inaccurate statues, earning the name "Scary Lucy". In 2016, a new statue of Ball replaced the "scary" one.

This statue of Woody Allen is located in his favorite Spanish city of Oviedo. He fell in love with the city while he was there filming his 2008 film Vicky Cristina Barcelona.

The Steve Jobs statue was unveiled on what would have been his 59th birthday. It was designed by Serbian sculptor Dragan Radenovic and is located in Belgrade, Serbia.

Franz Kafka was a German-speaking Jewish novelist and short story writer who is widely regarded as one of the major figures of 20th-century literature. His statue is located in Prague.

Kurt Cobain died in 1994 following a battle with a heroin addiction, chronic stomach problems and depression. He is honored in his hometown of Aberdeen, Washington with this statue.

Located in Columbus, Ohio is this 8-foot bronze sculpture of Arnold Schwarzenegger. It commemorates his 1970 Mr. World title.

The Babe's Dream is a bronze statue of Babe Ruth as created by Susan Luery. It is located at West Camden Street and South Eutaw Street, at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore.

Though replicas exist, this statue of Amelia Earhart is steps away from the North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional Library located in Los Angeles, California. It stands 8-feet tall and is made of bronze.

This famous film critic's statue is located outside of the Virginia Theatre in Champaign, Illinois. It was unveiled at Ebertfest on April 24, 2014.

Located just outside the Emirates Stadium in Holloway, London, this statue of Henry actually brought him to tears at the unveiling in 2011! Henry is the Arsenal's record goalscorer with 226 goals.

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Let's ROCK this quiz! If we travel around the world, we'd find many rock and stone statues that have been created for some of the biggest figures in history. From Abraham Lincoln to Jesus Christ, could you recognize the famous person from their statue?

When one thinks of the monuments and landmarks of most countries, statues probably account for over half of them. There's something about carving someone into stone that has tourists flocking all over the world! A quick trip around the world would leave you with statues of both religious and political figures. Can you recognize them?

The United States has statues dedicated to many of its presidents, the most popular statue being a large one sitting in Washington, D.C. for Abraham Lincoln. You'd also find large statues for figures like Martin Luther King, Jr.

While the United States has statues for political leaders, all around the rest of the world, you'd find them for religious leaders. One would find a large, 100-foot-tall statue in Rio de Janeiro of Jesus Christ, the pillar of the Christian faith. In India, one would find the Great Buddha statue, created for Gautama Buddha, whose teaching founded Buddhism.

All around the world, these statues might be well known, but when given an image, could you match them to the proper person? There's only one way to find out!

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