Rewind·Posted on Nov 5, 201422 Amazing, Hair-Raising Vintage Photos Of StuntsFeast your eyes on these daring feats! Fire-eating, death-defying leaps, high-wire acts, and more.by Macey J ForondaBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Keystone / Getty Images Yasmin Trevanna gives a preview of her fire-eating act at the Magic Circle headquarters in London on Oct. 9, 1961. Evening Standard / Getty Images Eddie Kidd, English stunt motorcyclist, leaps an 80-foot broken span of a railway bridge for the film Heavy Metal in Essex, England, 1979. Keystone / Hulton Archive / Getty Images Waterskiing at Cypress Gardens in Florida, circa 1955. Wesley / Keystone / Getty Images Stunt driver Keith "T-Bone" Bowen jumps 13 parked cars and breaks the world record at Thruxton Racecourse in England on Nov. 14, 1975. Express Newspapers / Getty Images Gene Mendez, a high-wire performer, walks across a cable suspended over a bear pen, circa 1972. FPG / Hulton Archive / Getty Images Circus strongman Stefan demonstrates his strength by towing a motorcar with his teeth in Berlin, circa 1925. Peter Purdy / BIPs / Getty Images A fakir performs the bed of nails trick, circa 1955. Keystone / Getty Images Sergeant Major Tom Gledhill leaps over 20 members of the Royal Artillery Motor Bike display team at 45 mph, 1966. Fox Photos / Getty Images Joe Smith, a blacksmith strongman from Gloucester, balances a roadworks notice with his teeth on March 28, 1936. John F Stephenson / Getty Images Acrobatic dancers rehearse one of their stunts on the roof of a building near Trafalgar Square, 1938. Martin / Fox Photos / Getty Images Soldiers from the Scots Greys practice trick riding at Redford Barracks, Edinburgh, on May 18, 1935. General Photographic Agency / Getty Images Aerial acrobat Schindler practicing one of his tricks from a Klemp plane piloted by Richard Perlia, circa 1927. General Photographic Agency / Getty Images A Cossack man performing a daring trick as he rides a horse, December 1925. Frederic Lewis / Getty Images A rider on horseback performs a stunt high-dive into a swimming pool, circa 1940. Three Lions / Getty Images Magician and teacher Lee Roy Neal plunges a burning torch into his mouth when the wind currents are just right, circa 1948. FPG / Hulton Archive / Getty Images A stuntman balancing on a handrail at the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, circa 1935. Peter Keegan / Keystone / Getty Images Escapologist Timothy Dill-Russell, in a straitjacket as he hangs upside down over the Thames River before his attempt at escape on Dec. 18, 1966. Getty Images Archive Photos Unicyclists performing, circa 1950. Lawrence Thornton / Getty Images German juggler Dieter Tasso balances seven cups with saucers on his head while walking on a tightrope at the Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus, circa 1953. Fox Photos / Getty Images An acrobat rehearses with a flying leap over a child in a stroller in England on March 13, 1950. Hulton Archive / Getty Images French daredevil Jean Francois Gravelot, aka "The Great Blondin," tightrope-walks across the Niagara River Gorge carrying his manager, Harry Colcord, on his back on Aug. 19, 1859. Reg Speller / Fox Photos / Getty Images Stunt motorcyclist Bill Deegan drives his motorcycle through a wall of blazing straw at Paddock Wood fete in Kent, England, on July 27, 1964.