The Tallest Female Celebrities

Taylor Swift 5’10”

While we were all thinking Taylor just had a thing for cowboy boots, in fact, she wore them mainly as an alternative to high heels which left her towering over her ex-boyfriend. Surprisingly for such a seemingly confident person, Taylor was pretty self-conscious about her height about the beginning of her career. In fact, it even features in one of her earlier recordings, Begin Again. These days you’ll see her sporting the highest of high heels, so she’s obviously got over her issues.

Taylor Swift 5’10”

Uma Thurman 6’0”

This gazelle-like superstar isn’t someone you’d automatically associate with feeling awkward but, according to Uma, the long legs and big feet took some time to grow into. As a tall teenager, Uma battled with self-doubt and says, “It took me until about 35 to walk without being self-conscious.” Later in her career, those long legs certainly helped her deliver some killer kicks in Tarantino’s Kill Bill movies. That means there’s still hope for all those other gangly teenagers out there!

Uma Thurman 6’0”

Irina Shayk 5’10”

They say the best things come in small packages but when God created this Victoria’s Secret, he clearly decided you couldn’t get too much of a good thing. This Russian model stands just a couple of inches shorter than the father of her child and Hollywood giant, Bradley Cooper. Their daughter, Lea de Seine, isn’t yet a year old but if she’s not in the upper echelons when it comes to height, we can expect paternity rumors to start to spread.

Irina Shayk 5’10”

Nicole Kidman 5’11”

Obviously, they used some fairly smart camera angles when Nicole co-starred opposite her diminutive ex-husband, Tom Cruise because her height comes as something as a surprise. Like the previous two ladies on the list, Nicole was self-conscious and lacking in confidence as a result of being bullied at school. It was only later in life that she became more comfortable with her lankiness – so much so, she’s felt confident enough to marry consecutive husbands who are both rather on the small side.

Nicole Kidman 5’11”

Brooke Shields 5’10”

As a child star, Brooke Shields towered over her peers both in celebrity status and in height. At 5’10” Brooke is the same height as her famous ex-husband, Andre Agassi. Despite that failed marriage, Brooke hasn’t been put off tall men, with her current husband, Chris Henchy, topping Agassi by five centimeters. Famous for her role in the steamy romance, Blue Lagoon, Shields has been acting since she was a child and continues to walk tall even in the most celebrity-ridden company. Much like our next superwoman.

Brooke Shields 5’10”

Laura Dern 5’10”

Even if she’d been 4’10”, Laura would still have won hearts with her captivating presence. But the extra foot definitely helps. As well as being tall, Laura’s career continues to scale new heights with last year ending on a high note when she was nominated for a Golden Globe award for her role in Big Little Lies. While not your classic beauty, Laura’s striking appearance has won her many roles and hearts during the course of her 27-year-long career.

Laura Dern 5’10”

Charlize Theron 5’10”

This South African-born beauty believes her height has worked against her during her career, preventing her from nailing some challenging roles. According to Charlize, “Jobs… go to people that are physically right for them…”. Poor Charlize has even been slammed for some of the roles she did get. Britt Ekland of The Man with the Golden Gun fame, complained when she found Theron was playing her in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, saying she was too tall for the part.

Charlize Theron 5’10”

Michelle Obama 5’10”

Standing next to her husband, Barack, Michelle looks rather diminutive but then he is 6’2”. According to Michelle, her height makes it harder for her to duck under the spotlight and any attempts to go out and about incognito are generally thwarted, “… people [are] just kind of looking at me just because I’m so tall. And then it’s like, ‘Oh, it’s you!’”. The Obama’s two daughters, Malia and Sasha, have both been blessed with their parents’ tall genes but neither are as tall as our next celebrity.

Michelle Obama 5’10”

Aisha Tyler 6’0″

This female comedian/actress certainly dominates both screen and stage, while her book, Self-Inflicted Wounds: Heart-warming Tales of Epic Humiliation, is full of honesty and humor. Of her childhood, she says, “My parents were vegetarians. I’d show up at school, this giant black kid… with a tofu sandwich and celery sticks.”. None of it was easy but it’s shaped her into an impressive role-model with a unique voice. Standing exactly six feet tall, Aisha would look down on our next celebrity… physically at least.

Aisha Tyler 6’0″

Khloe Kardashian 5’10”

Looks can be deceiving and, surrounded by her diminutive siblings, Khloe doesn’t actually seem particularly out of place even though she’s got an additional six or seven inches on her famous sister, Kim. When filming Keeping up with the Kardashians, Khloe tends to stick with flat shoes, although she loves her heels, and they certainly make the most of those incredibly shapely legs of hers! When off-screen, she embraces the elevation, saying, “I’m tall, I love high heels and I embrace it!” Stay with us – we’re going up!

Khloe Kardashian 5’10”

Kristen Johnson 6’1”

Standing tall even amongst the other ladies on this list, Kristen is famous for towering over her male co-stars. Kristen shot towards the stars faster than she shot to fame and was already 6’ at the tender age of 11. Whether because of her height or her good looks, Kristen has proved popular with the gay community, and forged many close friendships with gay men. In her own words, Kristen puts this down to “feeling like a freak”. She won’t be coming out anytime soon, though.

Kristen Johnson 6’1”

Jane Lynch 6’0″

Another unlikely member of the six-foot club, Jane doesn’t strike you as being particularly tall at first glance. As she says, “I don’t have real long arms or legs. It’s not until I stand up that people go, ‘Oh, my God. You’re tall!’”. The opposite of lanky, Jane describes herself as being the opposite of “creepy tall” although, after her performance in Glee, there are many who would disagree. So, what does constitute creepy tall? Read on to find out.

Jane Lynch 6’0″

Tilda Swinton 6’0”

With her strangely androgynous look and eerily pale complexion, Tilda is the number one contender for “creepy tall” status. While some find her irresistibly attractive, she certainly isn’t your typical woman and says she often gets mistaken for a man. “I’m very often referred to as ‘Sir’ in elevators and such. I think it has to do with being this tall and not wearing much lipstick. I think people just can’t imagine I’d be a woman if I look like this.”

Tilda Swinton 6’0”

Kate Middleton 5’11”

With the protection of the royal family, I doubt Kate has to deal with much bullying these days, but it wasn’t always plain sailing for her. An old classmate of Kate’s said she had a tough time at school and was harassed by bullies who teased her about her height. Once out of the ugly duckling phase, however, Kate turned into quite the looker and managed to ensnare the world’s most eligible bachelor with her long legs and curvaceous body.

Kate Middleton 5’11”

Geena Davis 6’0”

Tall at birth, Geena spent many of younger years wishing she could shrink and only really came to terms with her gangly appearance at the age of 18. She says her most frequent childhood fantasy was “to take up less space in the world” and her favorite book was about a 12-inch tall princess. It seems she’s not the only to have battled with their height. Stay with us to find out who else had insecurity issues because of their stature.

Geena Davis 6’0”

Blake Lively 5’11”

Blake doesn’t always come across as a tall person, especially when photographed next to her 6’2” husband, Ryan Reynolds. Despite her good looks and svelte physique, Blake sometimes finds wearing high heels make her feel huge,””…you don’t want to feel like the man,” she said. With a husband as tall as Ryan, I don’t think there’s much chance of that! Still, being compared to a giraffe is no fun for anyone, as the next on our list found out at an early age.

Blake Lively 5’11”

Gwyneth Paltrow 5’9”

Comparatively small compared to many on this list, Gwyneth Paltrow is grateful to have a fiancée taller than herself. Recently engaged to Brad Falchuk, Gwyneth admits, “I am kind of a gangly girl…” but she’s got used to her size and feels comfortable in her own body. In fact, an article on her website, Goop, even suggests ways to elongate your legs; maybe Gwyneth prefers only wearing capri pants, after all, if she gets much taller, that might be all that’s available.

Gwyneth Paltrow 5’9”

Gisele Bundchen 5’11”

There are plenty of women out there who wished they looked like Gisele, but apparently it hasn’t always been fun being such a tall, slender creature. Gisele was picked on at school because of her appearance and says, “Even before I got into the business, I was used to being bullied because I was always tall and skinny and stuck out.” On the bright side, it gave her the thick skin she would need to succeed in the highly critical world of modeling.

Gisele Bundchen 5’11”

Maria Sharapova 6’2”

Beleaguered tennis star, Sharapova, will be hoping her height gives her 2018 comeback a head start. Returning to the courts after testing positive for banned substances last April, Sharapova is struggling to regain her previous form and recently pulled out of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. Not only is she one of the tallest, she’s also one of the loudest women in tennis history, with her trademark shriek reaching 1109 decibels. I wonder if our next celeb has anything to shout about?

Maria Sharapova 6’2”

Allison Janney 6’0”

Although she believes her height was partly responsible for her career’s late start, Allison also credits it with making her a better character actress, especially when it comes to comic timing. With a big personality to go with her towering frame, Allison certainly seems pretty comfortable in her skin these days. In the past, however, she says, “I felt like my career started late and I think it was because of my height — and maybe some of my confidence issues,”.

Allison Janney 6’0”

Elle MacPherson 6’0”

At the peak of her career, Elle’s physique was considered so perfect, she was nicknamed “the body”. Now a mature woman, Elle looks back at her teenage insecurities with regret, saying, “I was 6ft tall at 18 and now think of the times I wasted wishing I was smaller…. I never looked at myself and thought that I was a swan. All I could see was an ugly duckling.”. If Elle’s a duckling, then our next celeb must be a newly hatched chick!

Elle MacPherson 6’0”

Jordin Sparks 6’0”

After soaring to fame on the back of her victory in the 2007 American Idol competition, Jordin’s career has gone from strength to strength. Not only is she one of the best-selling Idols ever, she has also taken Hollywood and Broadway by storm. Her height probably didn’t come as a big surprise to her parents, given that her father played for the aptly named New York Giants. He was probably a bit shocked when she kept growing beyond his 5’11”, though.

Jordin Sparks 6’0”

Jenna Elfman 5’10”

Jenna has no chance of living up to her name – she’s no elf and she’s definitely not a man! Jenna hit the small screen in a big way nearly 20 years ago with her role in the TV comedy series, Dharma & Greg. Unfortunately, her career hasn’t seen the meteoric rise many might have expected, and she’s been thwarted with bad reviews and poor casting. Her husband, Bodhi, still looks up to her… but then, he has no choice, especially if she’s wearing heels.

Jenna Elfman 5’10”

Laura Prepon 5’10”

Famed for her role in the popular comedy drama series, Orange is the New Black, Laura Prepon strikes a willowy figure on the small screen, looming over most of her co-stars. Laura avoids high heels on the set, so she doesn’t over-shadow her onscreen love interest, Jason Biggs. In her private life, Laura is engaged to Ben Foster who, at 5’7”, also prefers his fiancée in flat shoes. Mind you, our next celebrity would make her look small even in the tallest of stiletto heels.

Laura Prepon 5’10”

Venus Williams 6’2”

Currently ranking number 8 in the world, Venus doesn’t quite top the charts as the tallest tennis player either, with Maria Sharapova and Lindsay Davenport both pipping her to the top spot. Nevertheless, Venus has proven that height can help, especially when you want to slam a big serve or retrieve a high lob from the back of the court. Standing a couple of inches taller than her equally talented sister, Serena, Venus is one of the all-time stars of the female tennis circuit.

Venus Williams 6’2”

Karolina Kurkova 5’11”

It can’t be easy for Karolina to stretch out in a luxurious bath, expect in an Olympic-sized swimming pool, maybe. Standing 5’11”, Karolina inherited her basketball-playing father’s genes, Kurkova suffered some serious teasing at school and says she had a lot of insecurities about her big teeth and long legs. “Everybody used to always look at me and point at me and laugh at me, so I never really showed my legs or my arms.” Children can be cruel… especially when there’s jealousy involved.

Karolina Kurkova 5’11”

Natasha Henstridge 5’9”

Unfortunately for Natasha, her anxieties about her appearance lead to her take some pretty drastic measures to maintain the physique she became famous for in the series, Species. While genetics certainly gave Natasha a head start in the looks department, she says she also took some unwise decisions in order to stay thin. At 5’9”, Natasha is smaller than some of her fellow actresses but says, “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.”.

Natasha Henstridge 5’9”

Sigourney Weaver 6’0”

It’s hard to believe, but tall people can find small people just as intimidating as diminutive people find those who tower above them. It sometimes takes courage and resolve to be yourself, especially when you’re as tall as Sigourney. “Being tall has a major impact in general,” the actress says. “It takes some courage to be as big as you are – to live up to it and not be intimidated by the graceful tiny people.” In our opinion, this is one lady who certainly lives up to her height.

Sigourney Weaver 6’0”

Brigitte Nielson 6’1”

A Dutch model, Brigitte burst onto the Hollywood scene in the Eighties with appearances in Red Sonja and The Cobra, when her height gained her the nickname Amazon. In more recent years, Brigitte has become a reality TV star and appeared on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, publicly airing her battle with alcohol addiction. Brigitte is well-known for her marriage to Sylvester Stallone and has, in fact, been married no less than five times and had a number of well-publicized romantic trysts, including with actor turned politician Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Brigitte Nielson 6’1”

Tyra Banks 5’11”

While being tall appears to be an advantage for those entering the cut-throat world of modeling but being as curvaceous as Tyra isn’t and she’s often lost out on the catwalk, with jobs going to her rail-thin colleagues instead. But, after over 20 years in the business, Tyra is pretty philosophical about the whole deal. “Perfect is boring,” she says, “My mission…. is expanding the definition of beauty.” And her beauty is unmistakable, just like the next in our line-up.

Tyra Banks 5’11”

Adriana Lima 5’10”

As with many women caught in the public eye, Adriana’s relationship with her own body hasn’t always been straightforward. At the end of last year, the Brazilian Victoria Secret model said she is in the process of re-evaluating her career and has made a momentous decision, “Something… changed in me… that’s not physically and mentally healthy, so… I will not take off my clothes anymore for an empty cause….”. I’m sure our next famous female would agree with the sentiment.

Adriana Lima 5’10”

Liv Tyler 5’10”

With two tall parents, it’s no surprise that Liv ended up strutting her stuff on the catwalk at the age of 14. She soon swapped the catwalk for the silver screen and… well, the rest is history. Liv says she was always tall, and claims, “I was a beast pretty much my whole life.” While some might find it strange that she plays the part of an elf in Lord of the Rings, Liv says people have it all wrong. “…elves in Tolkien’s world were incredibly tall and slender…”.

Liv Tyler 5’10”

Lucy Lawless 5’11”

There’s no doubt about it; Lucy Lawless is quite possibly the coolest person in the world. While this Kiwi actress may not be a huge name anymore, we will always remember her for being the epic Xena: Warrior Princess (AKA the best person ever). When she was younger, Lucy often struggled to get to grips with the fact that she was taller than most other people in her class, but her 5’11” worked out perfectly for her role in the awesome ‘90s show.

Lucy Lawless is most known for her role on Xena: Warrior Princess and her 5’11” height
Lucy Lawless 5’11”

Jennifer Coolidge 5’10”

If you’ve ever watched any American comedy movie, like, ever, there’s a high chance you probably fell in love with Jennifer Coolidge’s comedy. After appearing in the likes of American Pie, Legally Blonde and 2 Broke Girls, this actress and comedian has used her unique look, her unique voice and her strong height to her advantage. While she may look down on other people in a literal sense, she uses her comedy to lift us all up and bring us up to her level.

Jennifer Coolidge is an actress and comedian who stands at 5’10 tall
Jennifer Coolidge 5’10”

Elizabeth Debicki 6’2”

Elizabeth Debicki is a huge name in the world of Hollywood and has worked on comedy movies, action movies, historical dramas and more. She can really turn her hand to anything! While she is not too fussed about her 6’2” height, Elizabeth likes to know that her height has a positive advantage on those she works with. Amazingly, costume designers on movie sets all push past each other to work with her and create the perfect look for her imposing frame.

Elizabeth Debicki stands at 6’2” and loves to know that costume designers like to work with her
Elizabeth Debicki 6’2”

Anjelica Huston 5’10”

If you’re going to be a part of the Addams Family, there just has to be a few quirks about you – and Anjelica Huston’s is that she stands just a bit taller than her cast mates (oh, and she looks like the spitting image of Cher). Throughout her career, Anjelica has struggled with her own insecurities surrounding her 5’10” height, but we’d say that her Academy Awards, her epic movie credits, and her Hollywood reputation might make her feel a little bit better. Just a hunch.

Anjelica Huston is known for starring as Morticia Addams in the Addams Family and stands at 5’10”
Anjelica Huston 5’10”

Adrianne Palicki 5’11”

If you’ve recently been watching The Orville on Fox, you’ve probably been just as blown away as we have with the incredible acting abilities of Adrianne Palicki. While she may be a lot taller than some of the more petite actresses in the world of Hollywood, it’s fair to say that Adrianne just does not care! In fact, she has a running theme of dating tall stunt-men, so it seems she wants to stay on that level. We don’t blame her, to be honest.

Adrianne Palicki is an actress on the Fox show, The Orville, and stands at 5’11”
Adrianne Palicki 5’11”

Famke Janssen 6’0”

Wanna know something pretty darn ironic? This Dutch beauty’s name actually translates to ‘little girl’ – but it’s safe to say that Famke Janssen’s six-foot frame is definitely not little. However, the world of Hollywood loves Famke for her size and stature and wouldn’t have it any other way. After all, how would she have played the epic Jean Grey/Phoenix mutant within the X-Men universe if she didn’t stand out? Yep, her height is what makes her different, and we love different.

Famke Janssen is a Dutch actress whose name means ‘little girl,’ but she is six-foot tall
Famke Janssen 6’0”

Macy Gray – 6’0”

Macy Gray is one of the leading ladies in the world of singing – and is known for being an all-around soul diva, with her distinctive look and her distinctive voice. Standing at 6’0” exactly, we love the fact that Macy can use her height to look even more fabulous than ever, but this singing sensation has noted that she was previously bullied for her height. Well, luckily her numerous Grammy Awards won’t make fun of her!

Macy Gray stands at six-foot exactly and was bullied for her height as a child
Macy Gray – 6’0”

Ireland Baldwin 6’2”

Everyone knew that the lovechild of Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin was going to be something special – but nobody quite expected the perfection of Ireland Baldwin to come out of their relationship. As a famous model, it’s kinda Ireland’s job to be tall and elongated, but while most models have to stretch themselves out, Ireland’s body does the job for her. Nope, Baldwin can’t really ask for much more than her 6’2” frame and her impressive beauty. That would be greedy.

Ireland Baldwin is the model daughter of Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin and stands at 6’2” tall
Ireland Baldwin 6’2”

Kimora Lee Simmons 6’0”

The world of modeling is no easy business. You have to be just the right height, you have to be the right size, and you have to have the right physique- and often women over 5’11” are looked down (or up) upon. Thankfully, the modeling world has accepted Kimora Lee Simmons and her 6-foot frame with open arms. In fact, Kimora became a model at the age of just 14 years old, and has since gone on to become a hugely successful reality star.

Kimora Lee Simmons is a reality star and model who stands at six-foot exactly
Kimora Lee Simmons 6’0”

Saffron Burrows 6’0”

Since 2014, Saffron Burrows has wowed us all with her appearance on the popular Amazon show, Mozart in the Jungle. Her character, Cynthia Taylor, is hugely successful and talented cellist with the New York Symphony – and Saffron plays her character perfectly. Many people believe this is because of her long arms and legs that make the cellist look even more elegant. This look isn’t too hard for Saffron to play, considering she is 6’0” tall! It’s just too easy.

Saffron Burrows is six-foot tall and plays a cellist in the Amazon show, Mozart in the Jungle
Saffron Burrows 6’0”

Yolanda Adams 6’1”

Even if you don’t like gospel music (although we have a hard time believing that) there’s a high chance that you’ve heard of Yolanda Adams. After all, she has been named by Billboard as the top gospel artists of the last decade! No biggie. While we all know her for her angelic voice and her talent, we also know her for her impressive height. Standing at a whopping 6’1” tall, Yolanda uses her height to project her voice even further.

Yolanda Adams is one of the greatest gospel singers in the world and stands at 6’1”
Yolanda Adams 6’1”

Dot-Marie Jones 6’3”

Before she made waves on the set of Glee, Dot-Marie Jones made waves in the world of sport – as she used her 6’3” height and her strength to compete in arm wrestling and shot put competitions. How cool is that?! Since then, she also used her height to her advantage to score acting gigs that have since made her into a Hollywood mega-star. In fact, she’s been nominated for a whopping three Emmy Awards since making the transition!

Dot-Marie Jones competed in the sports world before becoming a 6’3” Emmy-nominated actress
Dot-Marie Jones 6’3”

Karlie Kloss 6’1”

Considering she’s a former Victoria’s Secret Angel and is one of the greatest supermodels on the planet (you know it’s true) it should come as no surprise to learn that Karlie Kloss has some long legs on her. In fact, she stands at an incredible 6’1” and is often taller than most other models on the runway. While many have teased her for her height, Karlie has always been confident with her pins and says that ‘you should own it.’

Karlie Kloss is a former Victoria’s Secret Angel and is 6’1”, and she thinks you should always ‘own’ your height
Karlie Kloss 6’1”

Janet McTeer 6’1”

With Tony Awards, Golden Globes and Olivier Awards to her name, it’s no secret that Janet McTeer is kind of a big deal in the world of Hollywood. Amazingly, Janet has not allowed haters to bring her down about her height. In fact, Janet uses her height to her advantage in the acting world. She can play tall characters, she can be an elegant 1930s beauty, she can stoop if she needs to, and she can be ‘much more malleable’ with her roles.

Janet McTeer is an award-winning actress who uses her 6’1” height to her advantage in the acting world
Janet McTeer 6’1”

Judy Gold 6’3”

As a stand-up comic, an actress, a producer, a television writer and a Daytime Emmy Award winner, it’s fair to say that there is really nothing that Judy Gold can’t do. However, has struggled with her towering frame in the past. When she was younger, she was often bullied for her height – but found a silver lining when she discovered humor and the world of comedy. She now uses her height and her experiences within her own shows. Every cloud, ey?

Judy Gold is a 6’3” comedian who uses her height, and her experiences to her advantage within her shows
Judy Gold 6’3”

Rebecca Romijn 5’11”

With a height at 5’11”, gorgeous blonde locks, legs for days and a smolder to make you cry – is it any surprise to learn that Rebecca Romijn used to be a model? Nowadays, she can be found acting in front of the camera rather than posing for it, but she still looks as striking as ever. Over the course of her acting career, Rebecca has taken on roles in the likes of Ugly Betty and X-Men and used her height to portray strong and independent characters.

Rebecca Romijn is a former model and now actress who stands at 5’11” tall
Rebecca Romijn 5’11”

Lisa Leslie 6’5”

In the world of basketball, you kinda need to be pretty darn tall – which is why Lisa Leslie was so successful! With a whopping four gold medals under her belt, as well as an induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, it’s safe to say that Lisa Leslie has used her height to her advantage in the world of pro basketball. Although she retired in 2009 and waved goodbye to the ball one last time, her 6’5” height still impresses her fans today!

Lisa Leslie is a former professional basketball player who stands at a whopping 6’5” tall
Lisa Leslie 6’5”

Kendall Jenner 5’10”


Kendall is by far the tallest member of the Kardashian/Jenner household, and although it might help her out when reaching for things on higher shelves, it certainly doesn’t do her any favors when taking a group selfie with her sisters. Standing tall above them, she usually resorts to wearing flats them to solve her #tallgirlissues. In saying that though, she has walked the catwalk for many a famous designer thanks to her Amazonian height. Work it, K!

Kendall Jenner 5’10”

Sydney Tamiia Poitier 5’11”

Sydney is aware of her height and says that she was very insecure about it when she was little, but since growing up she has grown into being tall. Today when she goes out, she does not hesitate to slip on a pair of heels because they give her more of a confident stature. With her dark, curly hair and height, Sydney feels like Rapunzel sometimes and to be honest we don’t blame her! Keep reading for more fabulous tall women.

Sydney Tamiia Poitier 5’11”

Kristianna Loken 5’11”

This lovely lady stands tall at a whopping 5’11” which has allowed her to work in both the modeling and acting world. The Terminator 3 actress has also had stints in movies like Lime Salted Love, Fighting for Freedom and Mercenaries. She has continued acting throughout the years and clearly does not pay much thought to her height. In 2015 she reportedly dated politician Antonio Villaraignosa over whom she loomed in her heels. Power to you Kristianna!

Kristianna Loken 5’11”

Anna Nicole Smith 5’10”

Born Vickie Lynn Hogan, Anna Nicole Smith was a model, television personality and actress. In 1993, she won Playboy’s Playmate of the Year award and that is how she gained her popularity, but she also worked for various fashion companies such as Heatherette, Lane Bryant, H&M, and Guess. Replacing the famous Claudia Schiffer in a Guess Jeans campaign, with the help of her height, her future looked promising, but due to a drug overdose, she lost her life in 2007.

Anna Nicole Smith 5’10”

Phoebe Tonkin 5’10”

Phoebe is a successful actress and model who is originally from Australia. She first made herself known to us by playing the character Cleo Sertori in H2O: Just Add Water, but has had roles in The Secret Circle, Tomorrow When the War Began, The Vampire Diaries and The Originals. She is often snapped on the streets looking chic, yet carefree, in various casual outfits and this translates to her laidback and chilled attitude. We give her props to not bowing to the pressures of Hollywood.

Phoebe Tonkin 5’10”

Lindsay Kay Hayward 6’8”

Well here you have it, ladies and gents, the tallest woman on this list! Amazingly, Lisa Kay Hayward holds the record for being ‘the tallest actress in a leading role’ and is more commonly known for her time in the ring as a professional wrestler. Often called the Aloisia or Isis the Amazon, Lindsay has actually been taller! She used to stand at 6’9” before she slipped a disc and lost ¾ inches in height. Well, that has blown our minds.

Lindsay Kay Hayward is known as the ‘tallest actress in a leading role’ and stands at 6’8”
Lindsay Kay Hayward 6’8”

Stacy Keibler 5’11”

This wrestler and actress has legs that literally go on forever, earning her the nickname ‘The Legs of WCW’. When she appeared on Dancing with the Stars, one of the judges referred to her as ‘The Weapon of Mass Seduction’ because of her long limbs. Certainly, she’s wooed a few men during her time, including the super-dishy George Clooney who she made look rather diminutive when she accompanied on the red carpet, despite the fact that he’s actually the same height. The high heels probably gave Keibler the advantage there.

Stacy Keibler 5’11”

Ivanka Trump 6’0”

Rarely out of the headlines, Trump first made it into the limelight by following in her mother’s footsteps as a model. She has since established herself as a successful businesswoman and is currently serving in her father’s administration. Despite being an ardent supporter of the President, Trump didn’t vote for him in the New York primaries as she was too late in changing her registration to Republication. As an advisor to the President, Trump has come under fire for claiming her father to be an advocate for women’s rights.

Ivanka Trump 6’0”

Padma Lakshmi 5’10”

Although quite small compared to some of the willowy figures in this article, Lakshmi is surprisingly tall for a woman of Asian origin, topping 5’10”. The model, writer, and actress won an award for her first book, Easy Exotic, at the 1999 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. Lakshmi has since served as a host, judge, and producer on the successful TV series, Top Chef, and was nominated for an Emmy Award for her hosting abilities in 2009. Unlike Ivanka’s father, Lakshmi is internationally recognized as a campaigner for women’s rights.

Padma Lakshmi 5’10”

Mira Sorvino 5’10”

Sorvino’s first big movie role was as the carefree prostitute in Woody Allen’s Mighty Aphrodite. Not only did this bring her worldwide fame, it also secured her a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Alongside fellow actress, Ashley Judd, Sorvino was one of the first to go public over charges of sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein. The outspoken celebrity is also recognized for her continued work with human rights charity, Amnesty International. Sorvino’s last movie, 6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain, was released last year.

Mira Sorvino 5’10”

Gwendolyn Christie 6’3”

Ok, we’re reaching the headiest of heights in the world of female celebrities now. Gwendolyn tops the list in terms of height, peaking at an impressive 6’3” which makes most men look pretty tiny in comparison. Well-remembered for her role in Game of Thrones, Gwendolyn says her height has a few advantages, “I … have a selfie-stick arm.” she declared in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, “To get the same angle as I get with my selfie arm, you’d need a crane.”.

Gwendolyn Christie 6’3”

Mandy Moore 5’10”

Not a woman to ever get in over her head, Mandy only gets tougher and more realistic as she gets older. This fabulous all-rounder took longer to get to grips with her height than she did the heady heights of being a celebrity. From microphone to silver screen, Mandy has dominated over many of her peers, something that used to make her uncomfortable until her mom offered her some pearls of wisdom. Mandy now stands proud and tall, but her head certainly isn’t in the clouds.

Mandy Moore 5’10”

 

Queen Latifah 5’10”

There’s really nothing small about Dana Elaine Owens, better known as Queen Latifah. She’s got a big voice and a big presence and is certainly no wallflower. Singer, songwriter and actress, Latifah towers over many of the male rap stars, including Kanye West. As a promising high school basketball player, Queen Latifah has innumerable talents and careers she could have pursued but the limelight beckoned. I wonder if the Sparks would fly if she had to share a stage with the next big girl on the list.

Queen Latifah 5’10”

Brigitte Nielsen 6′ 1″

We all remember Brigitte Nielsen from in the days. The Danish actress. model and singer began her career modeling for Greg Gorman and Helmut Newton. Several years later she landed acting roles the 1985 films Red Sonja and Rocky IV. She was married to Sylvester Stallone, to which she also well-known for. The actress/model/s singer has always been much taller than her colleagues, and is amongst our top tallest celeb women list!

Brigitte Nielsen 6′ 1″

Julia Roberts 5’9″

This is one Pretty Woman who can look most of her male co-stars directly in the eye. Standing 5’9” in flat shoes, Julia’s first big role in Mystic Pizza saw more journalists asking about her height than her talents as an actress. While she feels her height makes her “too tall to be a girl”, she says she feels pretty average height wise. Nevertheless, rather than feeling feminine, she says she falls somewhere “between a chick and broad”. A few hundred others might disagree.

Julia Roberts 5’9″

Ekaterina Lisina 6’8”

Ekaterina probably belongs on this list more than anyone else here. The Russian national basketball player stands at a whopping 6 ft 8.77 inches tall. She currently holds the world records of the woman with the longest legs, tallest professional model, and she even has the biggest feet of any woman in Russia. It’s no surprise that she chose basketball as a career path, she probably doesn’t even need to jump to reach the net!

Ekaterina Lisina 6’8”