Read on to discover the women that tower over their Hollywood peers, and make them look like simple beings walking among goddesses.
Julia Roberts - 5'9 (175 cm)
Julia Roberts became Hollywood's sweetheart after headlining in the cult-classic rom-com "Pretty Woman" in 1990.
This 5'9'' Hollywood veteran has won three (!) Golden Globe Awards and an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in "Erin Brockovich."
Kate Grigorieva - 5'11" (182 cm)
Yekaterina Sergeyevna Grigoryeva (kind of a mouth full), more famously known as Kate Grigorieva, is a Russian model that made it big in the U.S. as one of the beloved Victoria's Secret Angels between 2015 and 2016.
The blue-eyed beauty is 5'11'' tall, and she participated in many beauty pageants at the beginning of her career. Fun fact: she won second place in the Russian adaptation of Tyra Banks' "America's Next Top Model."
Kristen Johnston - 6'1'' (185 cm)
Kristen Johnston rose to fame when she played Sally on the sitcom, "3rd Rock from the Sun," for which she won not one, but two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
Despite her accomplishments, her life wasn't easy growing up, and she struggled with low self-esteem issues. And believe it or not, her height played a factor. She has been quoted saying how in high school, she often felt "enormous, a monstrosity, a freak."
Liv Tyler - 5'10" (178 cm)
Liv Tyler not only inherited her rock star dad's, Steven Tyler's, good looks, but she is exactly the same height as him as well! They both stand 5'10'' tall.
The actress started her modeling career at the early age of 14 but quickly transitioned into acting, where she has found even greater success and satisfaction. One of our favorite roles is when she portrayed Arwen Undómiel in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.
Famke Janssen - 6'0'' (183 cm)
Dutch actress Famke Janssen not only has incredible height, but apparently, she also has incredibly large feet! The star has to get special custom-made shoes for size 11 feet.
Famke's most memorable performances include hit films and TV shows like the "Taken" trilogy, "Hemlock Grove," "How to Get Away with Murder," and "The Blacklist: Redemption."
Mandy Moore - 5'10" (178 cm)
Singer-songwriter and actress Mandy Moore is another lady on our list who wasn't always confident about her tall stature but is now a proud member of the tall women's club.
In 2005, Moore launched a fashion line called Mblem, which aimed to create clothes for tall girls and women. She also starred in the hugely successful NBC drama, "This Is Us," and was even nominated for both a Golden Globe and an Emmy.
Rebecca Romijn - 5'11" (180 cm)
Actress and model Rebecca Romijn apparently suffered her share of health issues when she was younger due to her height. She suffered from scoliosis, which would often cause her intense pains after a growth spurt.
But luckily, today, she is way past her growth spurt. With her height, looks, and work ethic, Romijn has built a very successful career!
Tyra Banks - 5'10" (178 cm)
Tyra Banks began her career as a 5’10'' 15-year-old! After she was booked for her 24th show at her very first Paris Fashion week, it was pretty clear that she was on her way to stardom.
After a very successful modeling career, Tyra went on to create and host the wildly successful reality show "America's Next Top Model." Later she hosted her own talk show, "The Tyra Banks Show."
Elle Macpherson - 6'0'' (183 cm)
Australian supermodel, Elle Macpherson, is known for her record number of cover appearances on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues since the beginning of the 1980s.
While millions of people drooled over her figure, she wasn't such a fan and said that she hated that she was 6 feet and would lie, saying she was 5-foot-12.
Katie Holmes - 5'9 (175 cm)
Katie Holmes was 5 inches taller than her ex-hubby Tom Cruise, whom she was married to from 2006 to 2012.
Her most notable role was in the television series "Dawson's Creek." Later, Holmes made a transition to film, where she has achieved success.
Nicole Kidman - 5'11 (180 cm)
The Australian veteran actress has become one of the most recognizable faces in the entertainment industry. You probably have noticed how she towers over her husband, Keith Urban — that's because she's a tall lady!
She wears her height proudly and can often be seen on the red carpet wearing heels.
Karolina Kurkova - 5'11" (180 cm)
The beautiful Czech model, Karolina Kurkova, is 5'11'' and said that she was bullied for being the tallest among her classmates.
But her height is what landed her a modeling contract at 15! This former Victoria's Secret Angel has been on the covers of major fashion publications like Vogue.
Irina Shayk - 5'10" (178 cm)
Russian supermodel Irina Shayk, 5’10, made her way to American publications after appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated back in 2011.
In fact, Shayk was the first Russian model to grace the cover of the popular magazine.
Kate Middleton - 5'10" (178 cm)
UK's sweetheart, Princess Kate Middleton, was destined to one day become a royal from her modest-yet-impressive style to her powerful stature. At 5’10'', she is still five inches shorter than her husband, Prince William.
Besides her philanthropic work, the Princess is also an influential fashion icon. In fact, her impact on trends is called the "Kate Middleton effect."
Dot-Marie Jones - 6'3" (190 cm)
6'3" Dot-Marie Jones is a former athlete turned actress, widely known for her role as Coach Beiste on the musical TV show "Glee."
Before hitting the big screen, Jones, an accomplished athlete, was a track runner, weight lifter, and shot putter, and is a 15-time world arm-wrestling champion!
Gal Gadot - 5'10 (178 cm)
The Israeli model and actress Gal Gadot rose to fame in the U.S. after playing the DC Comics superhero, Wonder Woman.
Before that, Gadot's first international film role was when she portrayed Gisele Yashar in "Fast & Furious," a performance that got her reprised in two additional films in the franchise.
Natasha Henstridge - 5'10" (178 cm)
Canadian actress Natasha Henstridgeis best known for her roles in "The Whole Nine Yards," "Species," and "Ghosts of Mars."
She once said in an interview how there are more short male actors in the industry than we realize. Many times, they had to try to camouflage the height difference between her and shorter actors.
Behati Prinsloo - 5’10" (178 cm)
Behati Prinsloo, another Victoria's Secret Angel on our list, is 5'10'' tall. She also happens to be married to pop star Adam Levin.
Even after giving birth to two children, she shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, Prinsloo is at the height of her modeling career, with quite a following.
Maggie Gyllenhaal - 5'9" (175 cm)
For some odd reason, Maggie Gyllenhaal comes across as one of the petite Hollywood actresses, but the award-winning actress — and older sister to Jake Gyllenhaal (FYI) — is actually 5'9''.
She has appeared in several critically acclaimed productions, including "Donnie Darko," Mona Lisa Smile," and "Dark Knight." She also won a Golden Globe for her lead performance in the BBC series "The Honourable Woman."
Anjelica Huston - 5'10 (178 cm)
Anjelica Huston is an Academy Award-winning actress who stands 5'10'' tall and proud.
Here is a fun story about this talent: Huston became the third-generation Oscar winner of her family when she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in "Prizzi's Honor" (1985). She joined her father, the late John Huston (director), and her grandfather, the late Walter Huston (actor).
Martha Hunt - 5’11 (180 cm)
Martha Hunt can often be seen beside her bestie of similar stature, Taylor Swift. She also happens to be one of the most successful models today, working with brands like Louis Vuitton, Versace, and Prada.
Hunt suffered from Scoliosis when she was younger, a problem common among tall people, which has left her with multiple surgical scars, but luckily it wasn't enough to stop her from becoming a top model. Good for her!
Karlie Kloss - 6'1'' (185 cm)
Karlie Klos is 6'1'', which is probably why you'd be hard-pressed to find her in high heels when she's not on the runway.
She once told People, "I think I would look like a crazy woman walking around NYC in heels since I’m 6’1 and 6’4 in heels. Plus, I take the subway, so I’d stand out even more!" Would you be hesitant to wear heels if you were her height?
Elizabeth Debicki - 6'2" (188 cm)
Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki who is 6'2'', told The Daily Mail in 2016 that it's nothing out of the norm in her family...
"My younger sister is also very tall and my little brother, who is just 17, is 6ft 6in, so we're the Amazonian Family. As a teenager, I wasn't comfortable with being taller than other people, and I'm sure I stooped a lot."
Jenna Elfman - 5'10" (178 cm)
The glamorously quirky actress, Jenna Elfman, is best known for starring in the beloved sitcom "Dharma & Greg."
The casting crew made a clever decision when they cast Thomas Gibson, who is 6’2'', as her on-screen husband.
Serena Williams - 5'9 (175 cm)
Serena Williams, with a total of 23 Grand Slam singles titles under her belt, is considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time. In fact, she set the record for the most Grand Slam tournament wins.
This 5'9'' pro athlete has taken the prestigious title 'Laureus Sportswoman of the Year' award four times to date. At 5'9'', she's used to being larger than life.
Kristanna Loken - 5'11" (180 cm)
Did you know that actress Kristanna Loken, who starred in "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines," was only 3 inches shorter than her co-star, the legendary Arnold Schwarzenegger?
Her initial aspiration was to become a model because of her height and slim figure. But once she tried acting, she became passionate about it and turned to focus on that.
Sigourney Weaver - 5'11" (180 cm)
Some people are late bloomers; some are early. In Sigourney Weaver's case, who hit 5’10 ½" by the time she was a young teenager, you can just guess which one she was!
She is often nicknamed "The Queen of Sci-Fi" because Weaver has practically pioneered the portrayal of female sci-fi action heroines. You've seen her in "Ghostbusters," "Galaxy Quest," "WALL-E," and "Avatar" just to name a few.
Jane Lynch - 6'0'' (183 cm)
You're probably familiar with Jane Lynch from the hit TV show "Glee," where she plays a stern but hilarious gym teacher, Sue Sylvester. Naturally, she towered over many of her female costars.
Thanks to her height, Lynch had a promising basketball career all throughout high school and even considered going pro. This is fitting, considering the role she played in "Glee."
Venus Williams - 6'1'' (185 cm)
Venus Williams, along with her younger sister Serena Wiliams will forever be remembered as one of the greatest female tennis players in history. When it comes to height, Venus stands at 6’1'' tall, much taller than her sister.
Williams loves her height! She once Tweeted, "you've got to remember I am six feet one inch, very tall (I love it!)." We're here for her confidence.
Nicole Steinwedell - 5'11" (182 cm)
Nicole Steinwedell is a 5'11" actress Bridget Sullivan in the television show "The Unit." Steinwedell once said about her cast member, Joshua Jackson, with whom she works closely, that she was grateful for his height so that she didn't feel the need to crouch around him.
Steinwedell just missed the cut for 6'0'' but is still impressive enough to make our list.
Stacy Keibler - 5'11" (180 cm)
Stacy Kiebler is an actress, dancer, and model, but you probably remember her from her wrestling days at WWE and WCW. She also came in third on season two of "Dancing with the Stars."
She's 5'11'' tall and has exceptionally long legs, so it's no surprise her nicknames have been "The Legs of WCW," "The Legs of WWE," and "The Weapon of Mass Seduction."
Adrianne Palicki - 5'11" (180 cm)
Actress Adrianne Lee Palicki is probably best known for her role as Tyra Collette on the series "Friday Night Lights." Standing 5'11'' tall, she was the tallest female cast member.
You may also remember her as Barbara "Bobbi" Morse on "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." or as Kelly Grayson in a sci-fi comedy-drama series, "The Orville."
Gwyneth Paltrow - 5'9 (175 cm)
Gwyneth Paltrow is a decorated actress, having won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Actress for her performance in "Shakespeare in Love."
The 5'9'' blonde later launched her own lifestyle company, Goop, which is very successful today.
Lais Ribeiro - 6'1" (185 cm)
The vivacious 6'1'' Brazilian model Lais Ribeiro has quite the social media following. This Victoria's Secret Angel has walked the catwalk for the top brands, including Versace, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and Marc Jacobs.
Surprisingly, Ribeiro's career really took off a year after giving birth to her adorable son Alexandre.
Geena Davis - 6'0" (183 cm)
Geena Davis, a 6’0" goddess, is famous for her performances in films like "Thelma & Louise," "The Long Kiss Goodnight," and "Beetlejuice."
In past interviews, Davis confessed that she had lied about her height at modeling auditions because, believe it or not, you can be considered "too tall." So instead, she'd say that she's 5-foot-10.
Mira Sorvino - 5'10" (178 cm)
Another award-winning actress on our list is Mira Sorvino. The 5'10'' leading lady is known for her Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning performance in Woody Allen's "Mighty Aphrodite."
On "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion," it may not have seemed as though there was a big height difference between Sorvino and her co-star Lisa Kudrow, but Sorvino is actually two inches taller.
Laura Dern - 5’10 (178 cm)
The actress, known for her performances in "Blue Velvet" and "Jurassic Park," said in an interview with USA Today that she remembers growing very tall at an early age. Can you believe that she tried to cover it up!?
When posing for photos, she would try to stick out one of her hips and move her shoulders down, trying to appear 7 inches shorter than she was.
Claudia Schiffer - 5'11" (182 cm)
The stunning German model and actress Claudia Schiffer — often considered Brigitte Bardot's doppelganger — stands 5'11 tall.
She rose to fame during the early 90s, and she still holds the Guinness Book of World Records record for the supermodel who appeared on the largest number of magazine covers.
Brooke Shields - 6'0" (183 cm)
Brooke Shields first rose to fame when she was only 12 when she played the controversial lead role in the film "Pretty Baby." Since then, she has enjoyed a long, glamorous career as an actress and model.
Today, you can still find her on social media, proudly flaunting her six-foot-tall figure and unbelievable abs. How is that even fair?
Kimora Lee Simmons - 6'0'' (183 cm)
Fashion model turned businesswoman Kimora Lee Simmons actually reached 5'10'' when she was only ten years old.
At age 14, Simmons already booked her first Chanel gig that kicked off her successful modeling career. With her staggering height and good looks, the fashion industry was basically a no-brainer.
Aisha Tyler - 6'0'' (183 cm)
Aisha Tyler is an actress and Daytime-Emmy-winning talk show host who not only stands out for her accomplishments but also for her outstanding stature.
In her book, Tyler mentioned how her height made her feel self-conscious at school among her peers. Well, those long legs have gotten her this far, and she shows no signs of stopping.
Saffron Burrows - 6'0" (183 cm)
Saffron Burrows, who is 6'0'', loves being tall. In fact, she credits some of her success to it. Burrows thinks that her tall stature gave her somewhat of an advantage when she got the role of Cynthia Taylor in "Mozart in the Jungle," since her character plays the cello, a pretty large instrument.
Before her acting career took off, Burrows had a successful modeling career going for her but then decided that she wanted to become a performer.
Charlize Theron - 5'10 (177 cm)
Coming to us straight from South Africa, Charlize Theron is Academy Award and Golden-Globe-winning actress and is also a film producer.
Not only is she drop-dead gorgeous, but at 5'10'', it just sticks out like a (beautifully) sore thumb. Some of her notable performances include "The Devil's Advocate," "Prometheus, "Atomic Blonde," "Monster," and "Bombshell."
Padma Lakshmi - 5'9" (178 cm)
The gorgeous Padma Lakshmi is a successful model, author, and Emmy-nominated television host.
She told the story of a funny encounter she had with the late musician Prince, who is known for being short — "I didn't know how small or how much shorter he [Prince] 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".
Naomi Campbell - 5'10 (178 cm)
Naomi Campbell stepped out of the UK into the USA and quickly established herself as one of the most recognizable and requested models of the late 1980s and early 1990s.
She has even been ranked 6th in the top supermodels of the fashion industry. But she didn't stop there. She has done so much throughout the span of her career. She has released an R&B album and has made several TV appearances.
Taylor Swift - 5'11" (180 cm)
The country-pop singer Taylor Swift is 5'11'' tall. But that surely doesn't stop this star from wearing high heels whenever she gets the chance.
In fact, in 2015, when Swift was 25 years old, she was happy about the extra height that she got at a relatively late age "I grew an inch [in the past year], which means I'm the latest developing human in the world."
Uma Thurman - 5'11" (180 cm)
Actress Uma Thurman, AKA Quentin Tarantino's muse, is just over 5'11'', making her a full inch taller than actor Ethan Hawke, her ex-husband.
Thurman has garnered numerous awards for her exceptional performances in films such as "Pulp Fiction" and "Kill Bill."
Laura Prepon - 5'10" (178 cm)
Laura Prepon began her career on the loved TV show "That 70's Show," and when we thought her career couldn't go any further, she rose to new heights with her performance in the critically acclaimed series "Orange Is The New Black."
Speaking of rising to new heights (pun intended), Prepon is 5'10'', which means that she was one of the tallest actresses in the cast.
Ivanka Trump - 5'11" (180 cm)
Ivanka Trump, daughter of former President Donald Trump, is almost 5’11’’, and with those looks, it's should come as no surprise that she used to model.
Today, Ivanka is in politics, serving as her father's advisor. But she's also a politically-minded businesswoman with a passion for fashion design.
Khloe Kardashian - 5'10" (178 cm)
Khloe Kardashian towers over the rest of the Kardashian clan, with the exception of her sister, Kendall, 5'10" who is the same height as her.
In fact, it was probably her height that sparked the rumors that she was actually the love child of her mom's alleged affair with OJ Simpson.
Sydney Tamiia Poitier - 5'11 (180 cm)
Actress, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, is the daughter of the legendary actor Sir Sidney Poitier and Canadian actress Joanna Shimkus.
At 5'11'', it's hard to miss her in her several television and film appearances.
Tricia Helfer - 5'10" (178 cm)
Canadian actress and model Tricia Helfer is best known for her role as a Cyclon on "Battlestar Galactica." She was discovered at 17 while standing in line at a local movie theatre, thanks to her tall 5'10'' figure.
According to the actress, after undergoing corrective back surgery, she gained nearly an inch of height, making her 5'11''.
Gwendoline Christie - 6'3'' (190 cm)
At 6'3'', the fierce Gwendoline Christie is one of the tallest cast members of the hit series, "Game of Thrones." But did you know that at the beginning of her career, her height was actually a big issue for her?
She was even told that she would probably never work because of her tall physique. Luckily she proved them wrong because, like beauty, talent comes in all shapes and sizes.
Macy Gray - 6'0'' (183 cm)
You probably couldn't tell, with her shy personality, but the Grammy-winning singer — with one of the most recognizable voices in the industry — Macy Gray is 6'0'' tall!
In an interview with Vulture, Gray said that she feels like some of her peers are "tiny, like toothpicks." Well, unfortunately, not all of us were blessed with such gracious length, Macy.
Kendall Jenner - 5'10" (178 cm)
The reality star turned supermodel Kendall Jenner is 5'10'' — the same as her older sister Khloe.
She has the slimmest figure of the Kardashian clan, making her fashion model material. Kendall began her modeling career in 2014, and by 2017 she was already the World's Highest-Paid Model according to the Forbes top-earning models list.
Doutzen Kroes - 5’10" (178 cm)
Doutzen Kroes is a Dutch supermodel turned actress/activist. Her elegant height, good looks, and work ethic have allowed her to enjoy a very successful career in modeling and entertainment.
In fact, she is one of the highest-paid models of all time, with an estimated annual income of more than five million dollars per year.
Ireland Baldwin - 6'2'' (188 cm)
The beautiful Ireland Baldwin is the daughter of Hollywood royalty Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger. At 6'2'' tall, she is taller than both of her parents.
Baldwin is known for celebrating body positivity and self-empowerment with tasteful nudes that spark up lots of discussions. Go, Ireland!
Maria Sharapova - 6'2'' (188 cm)
The Russian professional tennis player Maria Sharapova is an impressive 6'2''. This Olympian and Grand Slam winner has had her fair share of gold and silver medals.
Sharapova's height not only makes her stand out but is probably an asset for her sport. And when she's not on the tennis court, you can find her modeling for the biggest fashion houses and helping other women entrepreneurs.
Adriana Lima - 5'10" (178 cm)
Another Victoria's Secret Angel who made our list is the stunningly tall and slender Adriana Lima.
This 5'10'' goddess was crowned "Supermodel of Brazil" at the age of 15! She has been called "the most valuable Victoria's Secret Angel."
Queen Latifah - 5'10" (178 cm)
Another powerful woman whose height came to her advantage is the hip-hop goddess, Queen Latifa.
She started off as an athlete, a power forward on her high school basketball team, to be exact. She then went on to become a hip-hop pioneer, a singer and songwriter, and later — an actress.
Michelle Obama - 5'11" (180 cm)
At 5'11'', former first lady, Michelle Obama, is tied with the beloved Eleanor Roosevelt for the title of the tallest first lady in history.
During an interview on Jimmy Kimmel's show, she said that when trying to be inconspicuous, "It's a little hard because I'm so tall, so you see people just kind of looking at me just because I'm so tall." We think that they're probably just looking at her because she is MICHELLE OBAMA!
Tara Moss - 6'1'' (185 cm)
Tara Moss is a Canadian-Australian former model turned author and human rights activist. She's the UNICEF national ambassador for child survival.
At 6’1'', she began her modeling career at 14 but quickly realized that it wasn't the path for her and went on to pursue her other endeavors.
Shalom Harlow - 6'0 (183 cm)
The Canadian model and actress Shalom Harlow first got the public's attention in the 1990s, after appearing on six American Vogue covers from 1993-97.
This anti-supermodel also hosted MTV's "House of Style" in the 90s and has appeared in films like "In & Out" and "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days."
Moon Bloodgood - 5'10" (178 cm)
Actress Moon Bloodgood, 5'10'', not only has a very cool name but also very cool movie roles! You may remember her as Lt. Blair Williams in "Terminator Salvation," or perhaps from the TNT television series "Falling Skies."
Bloodgood began her career as a ''Laker Girl'' when she was 17 and later was listed as one of Maxim's Hot 100 list in 2005.
Brigitte Nielsen - 6'1" (185 cm)
The Danish singer, actress, and TV personality Brigitte Nielsen was actually 3 inches taller than her ex-husband, Sylvester Stallone (5'10").
Nielsen was one of the most talked-about stars back in the 1980s, often referred to as an "Amazon" because of her tall stature.
Adele - 5'9 (175 cm)
this British singer and songwriter won over the hearts of us Americans from her first single.
To date, the 5'9'' singer has won numerous prestigious awards, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and 15 (!) Grammys, with many more to come, we're sure.
Gigi Hadid - 5'10" (178 cm)
Definitely one of the IT girls right now, the 5'10'' model Gigi Hadid is taking over the fashion industry. The young diva has already graced the covers of the most popular magazines.
Hadid has over 60 million followers on Instagram, making her account one of the most popular figures on the platform. She regularly shares stunning snaps with her fans from her daily life and recent photoshoots.
Jennifer Lawrence - 5'9" (175 cm)
The beloved actress Jennifer Lawrence should probably stay off the high heels for good, considering she has tripped over in them on more than one occasion.
And when you consider that she is 5'9'' tall... she doesn't really even need them!
Jordin Sparks - 5'10" (178 cm)
Jordin Sparks is one of the few American Idols that managed to have a successful career after the show, with several singles and albums ranked at the top of the Billboard Charts.
Some media sources have been cited saying that Jordin Sparks is 6’0'', but she is quick to correct them, saying that she is, in fact, 5'10''.
Tilda Swinton - 6'0" (183 cm)
Tilda Swinton is a British actress known for her many arthouse film performances. She is also known for her tall stature and unique style. At 6’0", you can imagine that she is usually the tallest woman in the room.
She's an Academy Award winner for her performance in the film "Michael Clayton." She even has a part in the Marvel Comic Universe as The Ancient One from "Doctor Strange."
Blake Lively - 5'10 (178 cm)
Blake Lively and her hubby Ryan Reynolds are one of Hollywood’s cutest couples, often cited as #relationshipgoals. At 5’10", she is only 4 inches shy of her husband!
We can’t just wait to see how tall their daughters will grow up to be. From her early appearances on "Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants" and "Gossip Girl" till today, Lively has certainly come a long way. We just can't get enough of her.
Gisele Bundchen - 5'11" (180 cm)
Although the Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen may have towered above most of her ex-boyfriends, in the end, she managed to find a husband who is taller than her - even though the pair called it quits in 2022.
She even managed to look petite next to her famous quarterback ex-husband, Tom Brady, who is 6’4''.
Allison Janney - 6'0" (183 cm)
Actress Allison Janney said that her height gave her some confidence issues growing up, which she doesn't believe was very helpful for her career.
Although she got her breakthrough role relatively late, in a short time, Janney, was able to make a name for herself as an accomplished actress. She has an Academy Award and seven Primetime Emmy Awards under her belt!
Jameela Jamil - 5'8" (178 cm)
You might recognize Jameela Jamil as Tahani Al-Jamil, the fundraising socialite from the TV show "The Good Place." The actress is also a feminist and a vocal supporter of women's rights.
Married to the even taller James Blake (6'5"), Jamil later went on to star in other TV shows (mostly as a voice actress) such as "DuckTales" and "Mira, Royal Detective."
Cameron Diaz - 5'9" (174 cm)
Sure, we haven't seen much of Cameron Diaz lately, but she has been in enough major Hollywood productions to make it to our list. This fun-loving actress has been in hit films such as "There's Something About Mary" and "Charlie's Angels."
All 5'9'' of her has taken a break from acting. She now has more time to focus on things such as her family and her much shorter husband, Benji Madden (5'5'').
Ava Michelle - 6'1" (187 cm)
As the star of the Netflix film "Tall Girl," we couldn't leave Ava Michelle out of our list, could we? Standing at 6'1'', she towers over pretty much anyone in any room.
Michelle had her first encounter with the spotlight as one of the dancers in the reality TV show "Dance Moms," and has since moved on to acting and modeling.
Judy Gold - 6'2" (190 cm)
Standing at 6'2'' tall, Judy Gold is the woman behind some real American comedy staples. Her 20+ year-long career in the industry includes "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" (as a writer and producer), which won her two Emmy Awards.
You might also know her from "The Judy Gold Show: My Life as a Sitcom," her celebrated one-woman show.
Leslie Jones - 6' (183 cm)
Leslie Jones is no stranger to "SNL" fans. This talented diva is as tall as she is funny.
Jones has flexed her comedic chops outside of "Saturday Night Live" as well. One example of that is her memorable role as Patty Tolan in the "Ghostbusters" 2016 remake.
Missi Pyle - 5'11" (180 cm)
If you've been around a movie theater in the past three decades, you've seen Missi Pyle. Her 5'11'' frame has been on the screen in films such as "Big Fish," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," and "The Artist."
When Pyle isn't busy acting, she has her hands in music. In fact, she has even released an album as part of the musical duo Smith & Pyle.
Kathryn Bigelow - 5'11" (182 cm)
Unlike most people on this list, Kathryn Bigelow is a behind-the-scenes kind of girl. Her celebrated Hollywood career includes directing and producing some memorable films such as "Near Dark" and "Point Break."
Standing at 5'11'' tall, Bigelow directed the film "Zero Dark Thirty." It won her an Oscar and made her the first female director to snag the award.
Lucy Lawless - 5'10" (177 cm)
Before the "Wonder Woman" frenzy and other representations of powerful, badass women, Xena the warrior princess was the real deal. She was strong, unapologetic, and knew how to take down the bad guys like no one's business.
She was also super tall, but that's just Lucy Lawless being her fabulous, 5'10'' self. This kiwi actress went on to star in other fun productions such as "Parks and Recreation" and "My Life Is Murder," but she will always be Xena in our hearts.
Lisa Leslie - 6'5" (195 cm)
We know, including a pro-basketball player in a list of tall women is not super original. But we're going to do it anyway. WNBA player Lisa Leslie is practically the league incarnate.
All 6'5'' of her are not only fabulous on the court but also had cameos in films like "Inconceivable" and "What Men Want." Her Olympic gold is just the icing on that tall, tall cake.
Lizzo - 5'10" (177 cm)
Pop sensation, musician, flutist, and overall diva, Lizzo is 5'10'' tall. It's just one of the million things she loves about her body, and we are here for it!
We have a feeling that her stage presence would be hard to ignore even if she was only 5' tall, but we'll take however many inches we can get.
Zendaya - 5'10" (178 cm)
"Euphoria" star Zendaya stands tall compared to her costars at 5'10". Since her days on Disney's "Shake It Up" alongside Bella Thorne, Zendaya has gone on to star in some of Hollywood's biggest hits. Zendaya has even won two Primetime Emmy awards for her performance on "Euphoria," making her the youngest recipient of the award in her category.
She's also gained notoriety from her on-screen-turned-off-screen romance with Tom Holland. Because of the height differences between him and his girlfriend, some stunts in the Spiderman movies had to use a little bit of movie magic to make it look like he was taller than him. It seems everything is looking up for this tall drink of water!
Iggy Azalea - 5'9" (175 cm)
She took the charts by storm in 2014 with her hit single, "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX, but Iggy Azalea soon lost steam. The Australian rapper is an impressive 5'9" tall, and her confident demeanor is definitely the kind that makes her stand out in a crowd.
After a few years in and out of the spotlight, Azalea released her third studio album in 2021 and has since hinted that that might mark the start of her official retirement from the music industry. That being said, her 2023 album, "Hotter Than Hell," seems to be sending us a different message. Only time will tell!
Megan Thee Stallion - 5'9" (175 cm)
2020 was the year of the female rap artist, and no one proved this more than Megan Thee Stallion, who struts her stuff at 5'9". Exactly 150 years after women got the right to vote, rap divas command authority while asserting their femininity.
She got to collaborate with other A-list female rappers such as Cardi B (in their single "WAP") and Saweetie ("Best Friend"). Both of them, by the way, are unsurprisingly shorter than Megan. Her chart-topping album "Good News" has been great news for Thee Stallion producing three singles. Apple named her “Breakthrough Artist of the Year,” and this tall rapper is reaching new heights every day.
Whitney Cummings - 5'11" (182 cm)
Whitney Cummings is a comedian, actress, writer, director, producer, and podcaster — and she comes in at a notable 5'11! Cummings attended The University of Pittsburgh in the pursuit of becoming a journalist. However, after graduating with her degree in journalism, she decided to pursue something else, moved to LA, and worked on MTV's “Punk’d.”
Since then, she has performed four comedy specials, created two shows, “2 Broke Girls” and “Whitney," and launched her podcast “Good for You” with her friend, comedian Benton Ray. She continues to push the boundaries of comedy and adds her own flair, which is unique and thought-provoking.
Vanessa Redgrave - 5'11" (182 cm)
Vanessa Redgrave has spent the past six decades in the spotlight. Thanks to her natural talent and hard work, the 5'11" British actress is one of the few people who have achieved the Triple Crown of Acting — where a performer has won a Tony Award, Emmy Award, and Academy Award in the acting categories.
Born in 1937, it's impressive that Redgrave is still active in Hollywood, but she is! You might remember seeing her in films like "Howards End," "Letters to Juliet," and "Atonement." Not only that, but Redgrave has dedicated much of her life to political activism — the fire of which likely keeps her young.
Jerry Hall - 6' (183 cm)
Perhaps better known for her romantic partners than her personal accolades, Jerry Hall has nevertheless made a name for herself. She is known for being the former partner of Mick Jagger, with whom she had four children. Apparently, the 5′ 10″ Jagger didn't mind her towering over him.
She also married media magnate Rupert Murdoch in 2016, ultimately splitting from him in 2022. Amazingly, Murdoch is exactly the same height as Jagger! Looks like Hall has a type. Hall did have her own career, though. She was an accomplished model for many years — no doubt partly due to her 6' stature.
Brenda Strong - 6' (183 cm)
Brenda Strong is an actress best known for her roles in "Seinfeld" and "Twin Peaks." Although, perhaps her most recognizable role is one in which she was hardly seen. Strong played Mary Alice Young in the iconic series "Desperate Housewives."
If that character's name doesn't ring a bell, don't worry about it — while not recognized as a member of the main cast, she is the narrator of the series heard in every episode. Strong stands at an impressive 6' — a feature that undoubtedly factored into her being crowned Miss Arizona back in 1980.
Kim Wayans - 6' (183 cm)
The Wayans brothers have been Hollywood staples since the 90s. However, did you know there is also a famous Wayans sister? It's true! The family glory is not a testosterone-only thing. Kim Wayans is one of the ten Wayans siblings of showbiz royalty, and an accomplished actress in her own right.
Don't think Kim gets lost among the crowd just because she comes from a big family; she's 6' tall and full of talent. Wayans is best known for her role in "In Living Color" (a project written and produced by her brothers), and she was a writer on "My Wife and Kids."
Elle Fanning - 5'9" (175 cm)
Elle Fanning may be the younger sister of Dakota Fanning, but she trumps her big sis in height, standing proud at 5'9". Elle has really made a name for herself, with leading roles in "Maleficent" and "Super 8." Her height has also opened another set of doors — modeling.
Fanning has had coveted brand deals with names like Miu Miu and Marc Jacobs. Since 2022, she's been the face of the luxury perfume brand Paco Rabanne. Adding a few more centimeters to her height are the crown and period wigs she wears in her Hulu show, "The Great," where she plays Catherine the Great (who, by the way, stood at a much shorter 5′ 2″.)
Laila Ali - 5'10" (178 cm)
Most people don't know that the legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, widely known as the best boxer of all time, had a beautiful daughter named Laila Ali. What even fewer people know is that by the young age of 18, she had already debuted as a talented and tough boxer.
Just like her father, Ali has shown great skills in the ring and has been undefeated for her entire eight years of boxing. With those specs, it's unsurprising to learn that Ali is a towering 5'10" tall. Although she has already retired from the sport, many consider her to be one of (if not) the best female boxers in history.
Christine Baranski - 5'10" (178 cm)
Similar to many actors and actresses alike, Christine studied at the respected Juilliard School. She has influenced the acting world with her formal and respectable appearance and voice. And dynamite doesn't always come in small packages — this leading lady is 5'10" tall!
Christine Baranski is a very talented actress and has used her talents both on stage and on screen. The two-time Tony winner has starred in the hit series "The Good Fight," and also appeared in the movie adaptation of "Mamma Mia," where she flaunted her triple-threat status as an actress, singer, and dancer! The beautiful Baranski is constantly working on new projects.
Catherine Bell - 5'10" (178 cm)
Following her eight-year-long stint with "JAG," Catherine Bell continued to appear in hit shows like "Law & Order" and "King and Maxwell" and became widely known for starring in films like "The Good Witch." This highly-acclaimed actress is hard to miss in a crowd, standing at 5'10" tall. In 2006, she received a Saturn Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress on Television for her performance in "The Triangle."
Her height must be an advantage when the actress engages in some of her favorite physical activities, like kickboxing and motorcycling. Bell, who is of British-Iranian descent, was married to producer and writer Adam Beason from 1994 to 2011 and began dating photographer Brooke Daniels in 2012.
Jennifer Coolidge - 5'10" (178 cm)
Jennifer Coolidge is a familiar face in Hollywood - partly thanks to her being 5'10! Coolidge has starred in "American Pie," "2 Broke Girls," and "A Cinderella Story" alongside Hilary Duff. Coolidge is best known for comedic roles, but she actually always dreamed of taking on more serious and dramatic roles while at college. She got to fulfill this dream when she was cast as Tanya in "The White Lotus" — a role which ultimately won her an Emmy and a Golden Globe!
Fun fact: Coolidge spent some time waitressing in New York (as is a right of passage in Hollywood), and worked alongside fellow soon-to-be-famous actress Sandra Bullock.
Minnie Driver - 5'10" (178 cm)
Minnie Driver is a beloved British actress who has starred in hits like "The Phantom of the Opera" and "Good Will Hunting." Driver even received an Academy Award nomination for her role in "Good Will Hunting" in 1997. Despite her name, there's nothing "mini" about her. This British bombshell has been making heads turn for years, no doubt helped by the fact she is 5'10" tall and knows how to command attention.
Following the release of "Good Will Hunting," there was plenty of hype that surrounded the actress. She wasn’t able to live up to it, though, and has never really established herself as a household name.
Lauren Graham - 5'9" (175 cm)
Lauren Graham played the (very) young mom, Lorelai, on the hit show "Gilmore Girls" but that's far from being the only thing she's done. Her film creds include "Sweet November," "Bad Santa," "The Pacifier," "Because I Said So," and "Evan Almighty." Her television roles have had the same major influence on her career, like her major role in the show "Parenthood."
Lauren also reprised her role as Lorelai in the "Gilmore Girls" revival season, "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life." Graham is one of Hollywood's taller actresses at 5'9" — something you could see clearly enough when Graham stands next to her castmates.
Camila Alves - 5'9" (175 cm)
She's best known for being the wife of Hollywood heartthrob Matthew McConaughey, but Camila Alves had already made a name for herself before her marriage in 2012. Alves is a Brazillian model, which makes sense given that she's 5'9" tall.
She was a brand ambassador for Macy's, but largely featured in editorials. Alves is also an entrepreneur, having started her own lifestyle website and co-owning an organic food company. Another impressive project of hers is the children's book she has co-authored with Adam Mansbach. Titled "Just Try One Bite", it was published in 2022 and became a New York Times bestseller.