Believe or not, it's a Brazilian novel (Soap Opera) by Rede Globo. I don't know the number of the episodes.
An old corrupt mayor of a small town wants to get rid of his beautiful secret lover, Virginia. He convinces her to visit a wax museum, and sets a trap along with the curator of the museum to toss her into a cauldron of hot wax and transform her into a statue of Cleopatra forever.
After two episodes, a small earthquake breaks the mold and frees Virginia.