Five weird celebrity statues around the world

Can you guess who they're meant to be? Photos / Getty, Flickr
Can you guess who they're meant to be? Photos / Getty, Flickr

A recently unveiled statue of football star Cristiano Ronaldo has the world talking for all the wrong reasons.



The bronze bust at Madeira Airport - now named Cristiano Ronaldo Airport - doesn't really look much like the Real Madrid striker at all.

However, he's not the first star to have an ill-advised landmark constructed in his honour - here are five other weird celebrity statues around the world.

Andy Murray - China

Andy Murray as a terra cotta warrior in China. Photo / Getty Images
Andy Murray as a terra cotta warrior in China. Photo / Getty Images

British tennis star Andy Murray didn't look all the impressed with his "likeness" as a terra cotta warrior when it was unveiled during the Shanghai Rolex Masters in 2011.

Johnny Depp - Serbia

Johnny Depp and his statue in Serbia. Photo / Getty Images
Johnny Depp and his statue in Serbia. Photo / Getty Images

This statue of Johnny Depp was unveiled during the Kustendorf film festival in Belgrade, Serbia, in 2010. Depp's facial expression really says it all.

Kate Moss - England

A golden statue of Kate Moss doing yoga really exists. Photo / Getty Images
A golden statue of Kate Moss doing yoga really exists. Photo / Getty Images

Who knew the world needed a life sized gold statue of Kate Moss doing yoga? This garish tribute was created by sculptor Marc Quinn from 50kg of gold. Displayed at the British Museum in 2008, it cost a whopping 1 million pounds to make.

Colin Firth - England

A giant Colin Firth is unsettling rather than romantic. Photo / Flickr, James West
A giant Colin Firth is unsettling rather than romantic. Photo / Flickr, James West

Perhaps the creators of this huge fibreglass Mr Darcy thought he would get hearts fluttering as he emerged from the Serpentine in Hyde Park - but the terrifying statue has been compared to an evil sea monster.

Richie McCaw - Kurow

The artist behind this proposed Richie McCaw statue says it wasn't meant to be a n exact likeness. Photo /
The artist behind this proposed Richie McCaw statue says it wasn't meant to be a n exact likeness. Photo /

Our own Richie McCaw could also join the unfortunate statues club if a proposed sculpture goes ahead. A small marquette of the former All Blacks captain was revealed last year to much derision. However, the artist behind the work says it was only meant to show posture, rather than an exact likeness.

- NZ Herald

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