In the name of love: a woman tightened her waist to 33 cm at the whim of her husband
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Ethel Granger from Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, UK, became known around the world as the owner of the thinnest waist of the XX century - only 33 cm! She was brought to such a state by the fantasies and fetishes of her husband, who was obsessed with wasp waists.
To please her husband, Ethel did not take off her corset throughout her life.
Ethel Granger's youth came in the 1920s, when shapeless hoodie dresses were in fashion, and women with short haircuts looked a little like boys. Ethel was a completely ordinary girl until she married astronomer William Arnold Granger in 1928.
Once, hugging his wife, William expressed a wish to feel her waist in a corset. After a while, Ethel still began to eat less and pulled herself tightly into a corset. The husband was so delighted that he offered her not to take off her corset 24 hours a day. After much persuasion, Ethel agreed to sleep in it. A few years later, Ethel Granger's waist decreased from 58 to 33 cm, and the woman was entered into the Guinness Book of Records.
When Ethel yielded to her husband's persuasions and began to wear a corset, William had new fantasies. The wife had to add insanely high heels to her look and pierce her ears in several places to put on several pairs of earrings.
Ethel Granger with a piercing.
And at the end of the "beautiful" image, the husband pierced Ethel's nose. During this procedure, he blindfolded his wife and pierced the septum between her nostrils with a silver needle. The same thing was done with the nostrils. It should be noted that all this happened long before the popularity of piercing among young people.
Ethel Granger's photo shoot for Vogue magazine.
Despite the unnatural manipulation of her body, Ethel Granger has lived quite a long life. She died in 1982 at the age of 77.
In 2011, Vogue Italia magazine published a photo shoot "in the style of Ethel Granger". Grotesque pictures with an unnatural waist caused an ambiguous reaction among modern inhabitants.
Photo shoot "in the style of Ethel Granger" in 2011.