10 Most Extreme Female Bodies
1. The World’s Most Tattooed Woman
Julia Gnuse, commonly known by the nickname ‘The Illustrated Lady’ born 1959, has 95% of her body (including her face) covered in tattoos and holds the Guinness Record for being the most tattooed woman in the world. Gnuse was born with porphyria, a condition in which sunlight results in blistering of the skin. As the blisters often result in scarring, she began getting tattoos as a way to cover up the scars. However, the tattoos do not prevent the skin from blistering as they are purely aesthetic.
2. Modified Madam La Negra with horns, tattoos, scarification, piercings and a split tongue
La Negra is a poster girl for modified madams. She has horns, tattoos, scarification, piercings and a split tongue. But, despite her appearance, the Argentinian mother-of-one meets with little disapproval from parents at the school gates and says she ‘couldn’t care less’ what others think of her freaky fetish.
3. The world’s longest hair
The world’s longest documented hair belongs to Xie Qiuping from China at 5.627 m (18 ft 5.54 in) when measured on May 8, 2004. She has been growing her hair since 1973 from the age of 13 and has no plans to book into Vidal Sassoon for this season’s pixie cut any time soon.
4. The world’s smallest waist
Cathie Jung’s waist is about the same size as a regular jar of mayonnaise (less than 15in). The Connecticut housewife says she’s been wearing a corset every day for the past 12 years and she now wears one 24 hours a day. “I probably have around 100 of them,” she says. Eat your heart out Miss Von Teese.
5. The world’s longest nails
Lee Redmond from the US, has not cut her nails since 1979, growing and carefully manicuring them to reach a total length of 8.65 m (28 ft 4.5 in) as measured on the set of Lo Show Dei Record in Spain on 23 February 2008. And, most bizarrely of all? She’s a hairdresser!
6. The world’s most pierced
By August 9, 2001, Elaine Davidson from Edinburgh, had a record-breaking total of 720 piercings. She first broke the record in May 2000, when a Guinness World Records official examined her and found 462 piercings on various parts of her body, including 192 on her facial area alone.
7. The world’s most eye-popping
Kim Goodman from the US, can pop her eyeballs to a protrusion of 12 mm (0.47 in) beyond her eye sockets. Her eyes were measured in Istanbul, on November 2, 2007 and by far out distanced any of the male contenders.
8. The world’s oldest living conjoined twins
Abigail and Brittany Hensel, who have just celebrated their 18th birthday, are the oldest conjoined twins in the world. Despite sharing a body, they play volleyball and basketball, go swimming… even drive a car. It’s not only amazing the girls can do so much but that they are here at all.
9. The world’s strongest woman
South Korean weightlifting champion Jang Mi-ran battled with her size as a teenager but is now the world’s strongest woman. Weighing in at 275lb, Jang won weightlifting gold at the Beijing Olympics in the super-heavyweight class with a series of record-setting lifts.
10. The world’s smallest woman
This is believed to be the world’s smallest woman measuring just 79cms tall at the age of 19. Zhu Haizhen, from China, has landed a place in the Guinness World Records as the tiniest living adult female, weighs just 10kg (22lbs).