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Soap Star Conley a Wax in Museum

January 11, 1998 GMT

NEW YORK (AP) _ Darlene Conley of ``The Bold and the Beautiful″ is proud to be the first American soap opera star immortalized in wax at Madame Tussaud’s famed museum in London.

``Over here, they know a real woman when they see one,″ Conley says in the Jan. 17-23 TV Guide. She plays fashion mogul Sally Spectra on the serial drama, which draws large viewing audiences in Europe.

``The museum called and said they couldn’t think of anybody more instantly recognizable than me, and who was I to argue?″ Conley said.

Her daylong sitting for the wax sculpture, ``was grueling but hysterical.″

``I had this beautiful young man under my skirt for hours. They measure and photograph every single inch of you from every single angle. It’s terribly intimate,″ Conley said. ``At this point, the sculptor knows me better than my ex-husband.″