Little Mermaid 100
CLICK for a BBC video. Carl Jacobsen - son of the founder of brewery Carlsberg - commissioned sculptor Edward Eriksen to create the statue in 1909. Ballerina Ellen Price agreed to model for the head, but refused to pose in the nude. So Eriksen's wife Eline posed for the body. How much of Ellen Price is left is anyone's guess, because the statue has been decapitated a number of times (CLICK).