QUEEN OF ELASTIC – snake-woman

Documentary film, 1987 – 30 minutes, 16 mm, colour

Original version: German with French subtitles (without English subtitles)

Sale : JURA-FILMS “Contact

Protagonist Lorna Chester
Director Lucienne Lanaz
Scriptwriters Greti Kläy, Marc Champod
Camera Hans-Toni Aschwanden, Uli Meier
Sound Marc Champod, Klaus Gottschall
Editing Greti Kläy, Marc Champod
GDR Team Manfred Gronau, Brunhilde Jeske, Herbert Kempe
Best-man Willy Schild


Lorna Chester “Queen of Elastic” has been for thirty years a variety artist with a worldwide reputation. She is a contortionist, a “snake-woman”. Coming from a modest background, she grew up in the country near Berlin in the GDR. At eighteen she came to West Ger¬many to learn the art of contortion with her future partner, Leslie Chester. Together they became famous around the world. After twenty-two years of collaboration Leslie Chester died.
Alone in her life as well as in her work, Lorna Chester sought a new path. In addition she had a serious car accident. But in spite of all that, with a will of iron, she has developed a new career, as a soloist in show-business.