Sussex

Anastasia IV pulls four-tonne car with hair at Eastbourne

Anastasia IV pulling vehicle with her hair
Image caption Anastasia IV undertook the feat at Eastbourne seafront earlier

A circus performer who holds a Guinness World Record for lifting the greatest weight with her hair has used her locks to pull a four-tonne vehicle.

Anastasia IV had a hook plaited into her hair to haul the 4x4 along the seafront in Eastbourne, East Sussex.

The Circus of Horrors performer, from Poland, came to London to study biochemistry.

She said she went to see the Circus of Horrors, and immediately fell in love with the show.

Image caption Anastasia had a hook plaited into her hair to haul the 4x4

"From then on I knew I didn't want to be a biochemist and wanted to run away with the circus," she said.

"I applied for a job and told them of my superhuman hair. They gave me an audition and away I went."

A spokesman for the Circus of Horrors said Anastasia IV's Guinness World Record was achieved after she was lifted upside down while holding another person weighing 117lb 11oz (53.4 kg) with her hair in Milan, Italy.