Lee Redmond (USA) set a new world record on TV show Lo Show dei Record in Madrid, Spain, on 23 February 2008. After nearly 30 years of growth, her nails measure a total of 8.65 m (28 ft 4.5 in); the longest nail is that on her right thumb, which alone is 90 cm (2 ft 11 in).
"I started to grow my nails in 1979...it was kind of a challenge to myself to see how far they would go before they started twisting out of shape."
Sadly, Redmond lost her nails in a road accident the following year; however, she still retains the record for longest female fingernails ever.