Death mask of Mary Queen of Scots. She was very beautiful and it is said that Queen Elizabeth was jealous of her beauty. I've read a book about the Queen of scots- er, rather her fool. It was a historical fiction, though, called The Queen's Own Fool
Helen Keller and Alexander Graham Bell. This is a famous, intensely evocative photo, taken in of Alexander Graham Bell, Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller (seated). Bell introduced Keller to her famous teacher when Helen was a child.
Marie Tussaud was arrested and taken to the Bastille for being a royalist supporter. Her head was shaven, before being taken to the guillotine, but was pardoned. She was forced to make death masks - Including Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.
L’Inconnue de la Seine, death mask of 16 year old girl pulled from the Seine. apparently a suicide, as her body showed no marks of violence, but her beauty and her enigmatic smile led a Paris pathologist to order a plaster death mask of her face.