‘Orange is the New Black’ actress Laverne Cox has been announced as the first transgender person to be immortalised with a Madame Tussauds’ wax figure. Cox’s figure will be displayed in Tussauds’ San Francisco museum and will be unveiled later this month to coincide with the city’s Pride Festival.

Laverne CoxLaverne Cox will soon be a part of Madam Tussauds.

“I am so deeply honoured to have been asked to be part of the Madame Tussauds legacy,” Cox said in a statement. “When I think about being who I am, a black trans woman from a working class background raised in Mobile, Alabama, this honour feels even more improbable and extraordinary.”

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“I hope that this will be a source of inspiration for everyone who encounters it to believe that their dreams matter and are possible.” The actress’ figure will join that of stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Aniston, Jerry Garcia and Janis Joplin who are also immortalised in the San Fransisco museum.

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But by now Cox must be pretty used to making history with her achievements. In 2014 she made history as the first openly transgender person to be nominated for an acting Emmy. Then in June she broke new ground again when she graced the cover of Time magazine, becoming the first openly transgender person to do so. Earlier this year Cox also posed nude for Allure’s annual ‘Nudes’ issue and was the first transgender actress to be featured.