The ladies of Hollywood have ruled over the big screen as well as the small screen. They have a lot of talent and with every brilliant performance, they break various records and that’s what makes them attractive! While cameras can do wonders to the way a person in front of it looks, the talent is impervious to those lights, flashes, and huge lenses. However, there is one thing that the camera tends to hide and it’s the height of these popular faces from the big and small screens, the music industry, the modeling world, and the sports field. One could have never guessed that these amazing women from all around are this tall! These are the gorgeous ladies between the height range of 5’8½” to 6’5″ and the camera concealed those extra inches with its magic but we know now!
Jennifer Lawrence – 5’9″
This Academy Award winner has always impressed her audience with every performance on screen. Her choice of movies has brought her to this incredible fame and she is unstoppable. She has taken over the world of cinema with some powerful roles and won the Oscar Award for “Best Actress” for her amazing work in the movie “Silver Linings Playbook”.
She is five feet and nine inches tall but we could not have known that if she would not have confirmed it on her website but turns out, she could not make up her mind on the exact number with an inch up or down. So, it’s better to settle at 5’9″. “When I’m in high heels I feel like an ogre, I can’t walk and my foot is uncomfortable,” she expressed while talking about her height and the heels that probably kill her foot.
Padma Lakshmi – 5’9″
This multitalented star has made her way into this world with immense talent. Padma Lakshmi has hosted an Emmy-award winning cooking competition and went on to write a couple of cookbooks. This 5 foot and 9 inches tall model and television host has been open about her struggles and paving her way into this new world that she knew nothing about when she first arrived in the States.
When talking about her height and some unexpected instances she found herself in including the one with the renowned singer, Prince, she said, “I didn’t know how small or how much shorter he was than me when I first was talking to him like this. That was a shock. He was 5’2”. And barefoot, I’m 5’9.”
Charlize Theron – 5′ 9½”
Charlize Theron has established herself in Hollywood with great hard work and the stupefying talent she has. She has been presented with some greatest awards including the Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Golden Globe Award. Her first step towards fame happened during the 1990s with her roles in movies including “The Devil’s Advocate”, “Mighty Joe Young” and “The Italian Job”.
She continued to grab some incredible movie roles for the coming years. Her on-screen presence never revealed her true height until she admitted it during an interview saying that she is somewhere between 5-10 and 5-9.
Liv Tyler – 5’10”
Liv Taylor has accomplished a lot since she first stepped into this world of modeling and acting. She started modeling at the young age of 14. “For me, I didn’t get much of a childhood in my teen years because I’ve been working since I was 14. But that also kept me out of trouble,” she shared.
This gorgeous star is loved for her role as Arwen Undómiel in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. Her role in the movie “Armageddon” was another significant step on the ladder leading to her success. This beautiful, tall actress has a lot to say about her height. “I’m 5ft 10, wear size 8, have size 10 foot and big bones, but that doesn’t make me a big girl,” she expressed. “I always try to remind myself of who I am, and stay true to that, to not compare myself to others.”
Mandy Moore – 5’10”
Many Moore left the audience in awe of her with her beautiful performance in “A Walk To Remember”. She is an amazing singer and songwriter too. Her debut single “Candy” was appreciated and it helped her build a successful career for herself in this field.
She has always been a confident woman and empowered all around her with her inspiring words and work. She talked about her height and explained that she loves being the way she is and everyone deserves to feel the same. “I’m 5 foot 10 now, and I love being a tall woman. I was pretty average until I was 14, and then I went through a spurt where I grew 4 inches in one summer,” the amazing actress revealed. “At first, I felt a little gangly, but now I’m proud.”
Blake Lively – 5’10”
After portraying Serena van der Woodsen in the hit TV series “Gossip Girl”, she has only grown! Her success story includes some of the most popular movies like “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”, “The Age of Adaline”, “A Simple Favor” and many more.
It’s hard to tell her actual height when we see her in the character playing those roles due to all the camera angles and effects but it is known now. She is five foot and 10 inches tall that’s just a few inches less than her husband, Ryan Reynolds who stands at 6’2″. “I love really high heels, so it becomes a problem sometimes. I just feel like huge … you don’t want to feel like the man,” Blake shared her feelings about her height and love for heels.
Jordin Sparks – 5’10”
This talented star broke a record by becoming the youngest winner of the “American Idol”. She was just 17 when she held that trophy and impressed the world with her spectacular voice. Her albums were loved and listened by all around the globe and she won many accolades for her remarkable work as an artist in this industry. Soon, she made her way into the acting world and won over that too!
There were many rumors about her height and finally, she decided to set the record straight. “Just to be clear, I’m 5’10” NOT 6ft,” she wrote on her Facebook profile. “Although, my high heels, that I love so much, definitely make me over 5’10”. (Also, I posted this because I like facts put up, about me, to be true. lol I don’t have a problem with my height & I LOVE being tall!).”
Khloe Kardashian – 5’10”
Khloe Kardashian towers over her elder sisters, Kim and Kourtney Kardashian. This model and TV star is 5 foot and 10 inches tall and her younger half-sister, Kylie Jenner is the same height as her.
When asked about the height differences between the sisters, she said, “They are 5 foot and 5 foot 2, so I look massive next to them. Everyone expects me to be 9 foot tall and weigh 200 pounds (when they meet me).” “I don’t like when I can’t wear high heels in shoots because my sisters are short LOL I’m tall, I love high heels and I embrace it,” she admitted confidently.
Jenna Elfman – 5’10”
She is well known as “Dharma” from the sitcom “Dharma and Greg” for which she even received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy. Jenna Elfman has played some remarkable roles in various shows and movies. The 5-year-old Elfman started her training in ballet and continued it with sheer dedication until she had to stop due to an injury.
She once talked about her height and said, “Oh goodness, I grew five inches in one year and there’s a lot of phenomena that goes along with that! Trying to be a ballerina when your muscles are stretching, like, an inch a day?” “I’m 5-foot-10 and I always re-measure myself, thinking I must have grown.”
Natasha Henstridge – 5’10”
This Canadian actress and model had her first magazine cover feature when she was just 15. She did various TV commercials and her modeling career was taking her towards acting in TV shows and movies. She appeared in the film “Species and that was her breakthrough. She landed roles in many other movies after giving an impressive performance in this movie that was a hit at the box office.
She has always embraced her features and that includes her height. People had thrown some remarks at her for being “too tall” but that never broke her. She always takes pride in her stunning height. “I’ve had a lot of hearing, ‘She’s too tall.’ I’m 5 foot 9 1/2, which is like 6 foot 5 in acting height. But what am I going to do? I can’t shrink,” she shared.
Queen Latifah – 5’10”
From music to acting, this woman has done it all! You might know her from the daytime talk show “The Queen Latifah Show” but this 5 foot 10 has an abundance of talent that she has unveiled throughout these years. Dana Elaine Owens rose to fame as Queen Latifah, her stage name and that’s how people know her now!
It was never easy for her to make her way to these heights, but she managed to accomplish all of it by only considering the positive. “I think I got to that place by not being happy with the other side — hating your body and criticizing yourself all the time,” she admitted. “When I was around 18, I looked in the mirror and said, ‘You’re either going to love yourself or hate yourself. And I decided to love myself. That changed a lot of things.”
Laura Prepon – 5’10”
This talented actress found her breakthrough with her portrayal of Donna Pinciotti in the popular sitcom “That ‘70s Show”. She gained a lot of fame for her role in the series “Orange Is The New Black”.
She appeared in a few other TV series and sitcoms including “How I Met Your Mother” and “House M.D”. She was nominated for many awards and even won quite a few of them. Speaking of her height, she is 5 feet and 10 inches tall and she confirmed it by saying that she measures this without heels!
Doutzen Kroes – 5′ 10½”
The bewitching beauty, Doutzen Kroes conquered the modeling industry with her confidence and passion to become a successful model. Of course, her amazing height was a contributing factor too. She accomplished all that and how! From being the Victoria’s Secret Angel to becoming the brand ambassador for L’Oréal Paris, this woman has done it all.
She wants the world to know that there’s always more than what meets the eye. “Though I love my job, I’m not changing the world. I’d love for her to study and to have different aspirations. We need to teach girls they can become presidents, and it’s not about beauty all the time,” she shared her thoughts on raising her daughter in this world.
Uma Thurman – 5’11”
Uma Thurman has starred in various films, series, and miniseries. She has played diverse roles throughout her career that are still on the rise! In a few interviews, she admitted that she was not always the confident girl in the crowd as she was always the tall one during the school days that might have led to low self-esteem. But she grew up to be this brilliant star who is walking up the stairs of success with poise.
“I was not particularly bright, I wasn’t very athletic, I was a little too tall, odd, funny looking, I was just really weird as a kid,” she stated. “I had a size 8 shoe when other kids had a 4. I think that probably added to my sense of separation, my lack of coordination because my foot was too big, hands too big, head too big, the whole thing.”
Karolina Kurkova – 5’11”
This beautiful model who is 5 feet and 11 inches tall had her first runway experience at the age of 15. This was just the start, she went on to become one of the most sought-after models for elite brands. While recalling her childhood days, she revealed, “Growing up, I was very different. People always used to look at me and point at me because I was very tall and very long. I was different, so I wasn’t very comfortable with the way I looked.”
But that same girl who was pointed at for being “different” featured on more than 25 Vogue magazine covers on an international level. “So definitely through modeling and being in front of the camera and people, I got my confidence.”
Nicole Kidman – 5’11”
This talented star’s acting career began in Australia with a few movies and soon, Nicole Kidman entered Hollywood and has only climbed the ladder of success since her first film. She received the Academy Award for Best Actress for the movie “The Hours” for her role as a writer, Virginia Woolf.
Kidman towers over her husband, Keith Urban whenever they are clicked on the red carpet. She might only be an inch taller than him but we all know the magic of the heels! “Most tall women stoop to look smaller. I learned early on to be totally self-assured about my height… When I see a guy going out with a taller girl, I immediately liked him,” Kidman revealed.
Taylor Swift – 5’11”
The singing star, Taylor Swift has achieved an incredible amount of success and with every album she releases, there’s a frenzy among the fans. Her songs are loved for the way she lets a story flow through them! When she steps on the red carpet of various big events, she appears to be much taller than she seems to be in her music videos. “I’m 5’11’’, so when I wear heels, it’s definitely a really good view that I have,” she admitted during an interview. “I’m like 6’2’’ when I wear heels, so I tend to wear cowboy boots a lot.”
She revealed that she is 5 foot 10 in 2013 when talking about her height but she shared another surprising detail in 2015 and said, “I grew an inch (in the past year) which means I’m the latest developing human in the world.”
Gisele Bündchen – 5’11”
One of the highest-paid models, Gisele Bündchen has made her way to the top of the modeling industry and has made a spot for herself there! Her list of achievements is long and includes various elite magazine features and fashion campaigns for some exclusive brands. Before she became a proud 5 foot 11 supermodel, she had a tough childhood as her peers taunted her for her height.
“Growing up, I was teased a lot because of my height. I was taller than all the boys and girls in my class, and some of the words my classmates said to me were hurtful and embarrassing,” she shared. Eventually, she learned that they were not the ones to judge her! “It took me many years to realize that my peers and the words they said did not have the power to define me unless I let them.”
Tyra Banks – 5’11”
Tyra Banks is an inspiration to all those women who are struggling to follow their passion and to build what they have dreamed of. This model, actress, and businesswoman made her way on the ramp when she was 15. She owned every ramp she walked on with poise and elegance! Her 5 foot 11 stature adds to that confident personality. She has earned great fame and respect throughout her career and continues to gain.
Banks had a lot to say about the changing world of modeling.“Social media changed [modeling]…Now power is with the people,” she shared. “And the people were tired of being dictated to and said, ‘This is what we look like, this is who we are, this is how we think, and we’re going to be very vocal about that.’… Things are being done and they’ve changed.”
Rebecca Romijn – 5’11”
The Mystique from the X-Men film trilogy struts her 5’11” frame with pure elegance. Rebecca Romijn modeled for various brands and appeared on the covers of certain high-toned magazines.
From modeling, she moved towards acting and her role in the first X-Men movie received a lot of appreciation and she returned in the sequels. Speaking about embracing her tall stature, she once shared, “sometimes I get self-conscious about wearing 4-inch heels. But (my husband) loves me in them, so who am I to say no?”
Stacy Keibler – 5’11”
Stacy Keibler is a retired professional wrestler who grabbed every opportunity that came her way and came out victorious. She is even a dancer, a model, and an actress.
Her height was always a thing that stunned everyone mainly because of her unusually long legs. She was given the titles of “The Legs of WCW” and “The Legs of WWE” because of that astonishing feature! “I do like tall guys. I’m 5’11”, so I want to be able to wear the shoes and the heels I like,” she spoke about her preferences revolving around her height.
Behati Prinsloo – 5’11”
The beautiful model who has walked on the ramp for various big designers and brands had a tough time dealing with her peers while they teased her for being taller than all her classmates. Behati Prinsloo has been strutting her 5’11” frame on the catwalk for a long time now and looks ravishing as she walks on the ramp.
“I love my legs because when I was in high school especially, I got teased for being taller than all the boys and all the girls. I use to slouch, you know, when we’d get into the assembly,” the supermodel shared. She is confident and proud of her stature and would never change a thing about the way she looks. “I was just really kind of awkward, you know. I just grew really quickly before all the boys, but, whatever, it got me here. It made me stronger and here I am, sitting and talking about them.”
Aisha Tyler – 6’0″
Aisha Tyler, a multitalented woman stands tall at 6 feet and rose to fame with her acting skills. Her appearance in the first season of “Ghost Whisperer” and her portrayal of Dr. Tara Lewis in “Criminal Minds” grabbed a lot of attention and gained appreciation.
The dedication towards her work is reflected through the characters she plays on the screen. She talked about her childhood and interests during an interview. “I wasn’t one of those kids who collected comedy albums and dreamed of being a comic. I was a very bookish kid and very nerdy and a social pariah for a fair part of my childhood,” she shared. “For one thing, I was extraordinarily tall. In third grade, I was almost twice as tall as some of the other kids.”
Brooke Shields – 6’0″
Brooke Shields was just 11 months old when she had her first modeling opportunity. She was destined to enter this industry and become a successful model and actress. The child model grew up to be an actress who has worked in various movies and shows.
Her height has never stopped her from wearing high heels and when asked about her obsession she instantly said, “shoes! And the higher the better, even though I’m six feet tall. I don’t care how tall I am, or the concussion I probably will get when I walk through the door.”
Elle Macpherson – 6’0″
This model, television host and actress carries herself gracefully at 6 feet. With her five cover appearances on Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Elle Macpherson made a record. This record is what led to her name “The Body”. She believes that beauty is not all about the way one looks. There is more to a person than just their height and appearance.
“From a physical perspective, height and stature are important, but I prefer not to have a checklist – ‘She has long legs – check. She’s tall – check. She has a small head – check. She has an English accent – check’. There’s more to it than that,” she expressed. “When someone grabs my attention it’s their whole aura, their presence, the way they put themselves together, the way their hair moves, the way they walk, the way they laugh – I’m looking for classic beauty.”
Macy Gray – 6’0″
Macy Gray has mesmerized the world with her melodious voice and that’s what makes her one of the most amazing R&B singer-songwriters. She has even won a Grammy Award for her brilliant work as a musical artist. Apart from singing, she has made a few appearances in movies including “Spider-Man”, “Scary Movie 3”, “The Paperboy” and some more.
This talented star of the music industry is 6 feet tall and her inspiring words are even taller. She said during an interview, “You can plan to death, but life does what it wants. You don’t know what’s going to go right, what’s going to go wrong. You just deal with it.” She believes in never giving up and doing your thing. “You just keep going until you see what’s going to happen. Just don’t stop. Because if you stop, you’ve got nothing.”
Jane Lynch – 6’0″
Jane Lynch, the recipient of five primetime Emmy awards, Golden Globe Award, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards has starred in many famous TV shows and series including “Glee”, “Two and a Half Men and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”.
Her 6 feet stature makes her tower over many of her co-stars. She has always accepted her height and never slouched to look shorter. “My mother was very good about our height. She’s 5’8″, and that was tall when she was growing up. She taught us to carry ourselves. I didn’t suffer too much over it,” she revealed.
Allison Janney – 6’0″
The winner of seven Primetime Emmy Awards and one Academy Award, Allison Janney has come a long way since her first TV appearance. Her career was led towards success after her role in the NBC political drama “The West Wing”. Her portrayal of a recovering addict in the sitcom “Mom” received acclaim and she even won awards for her role.
In an interview, she admitted being 6 feet tall and said, “I say I’m 5 feet 12 inches. I’m definitely 6 feet. In my heels, I’m 6 feet 3 inches. … [As a kid], I was always sort of a late bloomer in a lot of things. I always felt that way. I felt like my career started late and I think it was because of my height — and maybe some of my confidence issues.”
Venus Williams – 6’1″
The star of the tennis field, Venus Williams was ranked world No. 1 by the Women’s Tennis Association thrice for 11 weeks in total. Serena Williams, an equally amazing tennis player is 5 foot 9 as compared to her 6’1″ tall sister. They both have given a new perspective to the game and stood confidently reflecting the power they hold.
Venus never pondered much about her height when she was growing up or the judgments that might come her way when she entered the sports arena. “I had such a lackadaisical attitude toward being tall. I never really used to care; it just always helped me with my game. Sometimes women who are taller aren’t comfortable with it, but I love being tall,” she shared.
Karlie Kloss – 6’1″
Karlie Kloss has been strutting her 6’1″ stature for a long time now. She first posed for a cover and editorial shoot for a magazine when she was just 14.
The way she walks on the ramp is truly amazing and is considered very unique! She had walked 64 runway shows till she turned 16. “I think I would look like a crazy woman walking around N.Y.C. in heels since I’m 6’1″ and 6’4″ in heels. Plus, I take the subway, so I’d stand out even more,” she revealed.
Brigitte Nielsen – 6’1″
Brigitte Nielsen is an action movie star and her roles in “Red Sonja” and “Rocky IV” led her to reach great heights in Hollywood. She stood out because of her height and her amazing stature was one of the reasons for her to land some remarkable modeling projects. She began acting in 1985 and one of her breakthrough roles was in the Italian TV fantasy film Fantaghirò 2.
During the promotions of her movie, Beverly Hills Cop II alongside Eddie Murphy, she said, “Eddie says that he’s 5’10” and he says that I’m 6’2″. I think that the real thing is that I’m 6 feet tall and Eddie’s maybe 5’9″ and a half.”
Maria Sharapova – 6’2″
Maria Sharapova is a brilliant tennis player who has won quite a lot of championships throughout her shining career. She was ranked world No. 1 in singles by the Women’s Tennis Association five times for a total of 21 weeks.
Her height has added to her confidence and she is proud to stand as tall as 6 foot 2. Being in sports, her height is always supportive. “I think it’s so cool to be tall. Even when I’m not wearing heels, people tell me I’m tall and I always take it as a compliment. The good thing is I can always see everybody in the room,” she expressed.
Gwendoline Christie – 6’3″
The “Game of Thrones” star, Gwendoline Christie has earned all this fame and success with her talent that’s as tall as her. She even starred in two of the Star Wars movies – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) and Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) portraying Captain Phasma, the First Order Stormtrooper.
The 6’3″ tall star grew up to love her stature and it only added to her confidence whenever she walks the red carpet or poses during a photoshoot. During an interview, she said, “My parents treated my height as a wonderful thing to be celebrated, but also normal. I love being tall, as you literally look at life from a different perspective: it’s easier to breeze through life’s turmoils.”
Gabrielle Reece – 6′ 3″
Gabrielle Reece indulged in sports in her eleventh grade and she found her happy place there. She received a Volleyball scholarship from Florida State University and went on to set school volleyball records. Her 6′ 3″ stature was definitely helpful for her game and she continued to play for quite a few years. She was named the League blocks leader in 1993 and the Offensive Player of the Year in 1994-95.
Reece also had a desire to play golf professionally and took training for four years to fulfill her dream to be selected in the LPGA but unfortunately, she did not make it. She expressed her emotions about this during an interview, “… with young children, I simply didn’t have the time for such a demanding game.”
Judy Gold – 6′ 3″
The television comedian, writer, and actress, Judy Gold has always stood up to what she feels and never regrets any of the instances where she spoke her mind. “I have no edit button, I’ve never had an edit button. I have to call things out or I feel really uncomfortable,” she shared.
Talking about her being one of the tallest women in a room, she said, “I reached this height when I was 13 years old. It was tough.” She was teased at school for her “unusual” height but her mother told her to ignore those remarks as they are jealous of her. Now, she performs various shows confidently and embraces her build!
Lisa Leslie – 6′ 5″
When we talk about basketball players, there is always their height that stands out. Their build is impressive and helps them earn those points in the game. Lisa Leslie, a 6 foot 5 former basketball player has achieved a lot in the field she chose for herself. She played in the Women’s National Basketball Association and holds four Olympic gold medals. This star player was also named the Most Valuable Player of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) three times.
She talked about her height and the struggles related to it while growing up. She said, “I was very focused when it came down to getting better and improving. It didn’t hurt that I was growing, so I kept getting closer to the rim. And now, you know, I was 6-5 in the 11th grade, and thank God I started praying, like Lord, okay, stop.”