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20 of the Tallest Women in Hollywood

Charlize Theron - 5’10”

Charlize Theron is known for her roles in films such as The Devil’s Advocate, The Legend of Bagger Vance, Cider House Rules, and Monster—the role that won her an Oscar for Best Actress. Even though she’s had a successful and fulfilling career, the actress blames her height for missing out on some great roles early on. In a 2016 interview with GQ, Charlize said, “How many roles are out there for a gorgeous, f——g, gown wearing eight-foot model?

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Julia Roberts – 5’9”

Oscar and two-time Golden Globe winner Julia Roberts is known for her roles in films like Steel Magnolias, Mystic Pizza, Erin Brockovich, Pretty Woman, Runaway Bride, and so many more than we can name here. About her height, she’s been known to say, “I’m too tall to be a girl. I never had enough dresses to be a lady, I wouldn’t call myself a woman. I’d say I’m somewhere between a chick and a broad.”

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Jennifer Lawrence – 5’9”

Jennifer Lawrence, known for her roles in The Hunger Games franchise, mother!, American Hustle, and Silver Linings Playbook is also a statuesque actress standing at five foot nine inches tall. She has been quoted as saying, “When I’m in high heels I feel like an ogre, I can’t walk and my feet are uncomfortable,” about her height.

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Liv Tyler – 5’10”

Liv Tyler made her mark on the world in her father’s Aerosmith music videos, but she made a name for herself by starring in films like Armageddon, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and Jersey Girl. Of her height, the star has said, “I’m 5 foot 10, wear a size 8, have size 10 feet and big bones, but that doesn’t make me a big girl.”

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Kendall Jenner 5’10”

Reality superstar of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and supermodel, Kendall Jenner stands much taller than her sisters Kim and Kourtney and pretty much has since she hit her growth spurt at the age of 13. She now stands as one of the tallest in the room at 5 foot 10 inches tall. Of her size, the model said that she felt like she didn’t fit in with her sisters growing up, saying “Growing up being this little twiggy girl, I saw my sisters and always thought, ‘Oh no am I supposed to be more sexy like them?’”

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Mandy Moore – 5’10”

Actress and singer Mandy Moore is perhaps best known for her current role as Rebecca Pearson in the NBC drama This is Us. She’s also starred in films such as The Princess Diaries and A Walk to Remember, and she had a lucrative music career in the early 2000s. When asked about her exceptional height in 2004, she said, “I’m 5 foot 10 now, and I love being a tall woman…At first, I felt a little gangly, but now I’m proud.”

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Adele – 5’9”

Songstress Adele has a voice almost as tall as she is at 5 feet 9 inches tall. However, Adele has never been one to be too concerned about her looks, whether she is asked about her weight or her height. About her size, she has said, “I’m a big personality. I walk into a room, big and tall and loud,” and “I’ve never wanted to look like the models on the cover of magazines. I represent the majority of women and I’m very proud of that.”

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Tyra Banks – 5’10”

Creator and presenter of the reality television series America’s Next Top Model, and actress, Tyra Banks stands tall at 5 foot 10. Although she admits to being a kind of mean girl in middle school, she also admits that when she hit her growth spurt, she wound up on the other end of the popularity spectrum and her classmates gave her nicknames such as “giraffe” and “Lightbulb Head.”

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Katie Holmes – 5’9”

Katie Holmes, known mostly for her role as Joey Potter on the ‘90s hit teen drama, Dawson’s Creek and her short but very public marriage to Tom Cruise, is a svelte 5 foot 9 inches tall. After her split from the shorter Cruise in 2012, she admitted to maybe being shallow in wanting to date someone who is taller than she is. She told the Sun online, “I like being tall, but going on dates with someone who is shorter…I just want to be with someone who is taller than me.”

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Nicole Kidman – 5’11”

Superstar Nicole Kidman towers over most women and many men, including her country music star husband, Keith Urban, at 5 foot 11 inches tall. She said once about her height, “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 like him.”

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Blake Lively - 5’10”

Blake Lively is known mostly for her role in the teen hit, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and her role where she met her taller husband, Ryan Reynolds, The Green Lantern. When asked about how she feels about being tall, the actress said, “I love really high heels, so it becomes a problem sometimes… you don’t want to feel like the man,” she told Access Hollywood in 2012.

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Gwyneth Paltrow – 5’9”

The actress Gwyneth Paltrow is known for her role in the Marvel Comic Universe’s Iron Man and Avengers franchises, as well as for her more than 10-year marriage to singer Chris Martin of Coldplay. Although Gwyneth isn’t shy about wearing heels most of the time, on the set of her films playing opposite Robert Downey Jr., the production team insisted that Downey wear wedged-heel shoes and Paltrow go barefoot in the scenes of them together to make Downey appear to be the same height as her.

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Gal Gadot – 5’10”

Gal Gadot was known for her role as Gisele in the Fast and Furious film franchise, but now she’s known worldwide for her role as the statuesque Wonder Woman in the DC Comics film franchise. Of her height, the actress, model and former Miss Israel has said, thanks to her 5 feet, 10-inch height, she was successful at basketball throughout high school.

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Allison Janney – 6’0”

Allison Janney has always been one of the tallest people in the room, standing at 6 feet even normally, and at 6 feet 3 inches in heels. She’s known for her roles in The West Wing, The Help, American Beauty, and Tallulah. On her height, she has said that it has helped her in some roles, “It’s definitely made me more of a character actress in terms of my love of doing comedy. I get cast as the smartest woman in the room or the drunkest woman in the room, and a lot of stuff in between,” the actress told NPR in 2014.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal – 5’9”

Maggie Gyllenhaal, the older sister of Jake Gyllenhaal, is an actress known for roles in films like Mona Lisa Smile, The Dark Knight, Sherrybaby, and Nanny McPhee. She is a svelte 5 foot 9 inches and has thought that her height has played a role in whether or not she has been cast in different films. Of her height she said, “Recently there was a part I wanted to do that maybe I didn’t get because I was tall. I think that’s possible. Or maybe that’s just my way of making myself feel better.”

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Anjelica Huston – 5’10”

Anjelica Huston is Hollywood royalty, starring in films since 1969 such as The Postman Always Rings Twice, Prizzi’s Honor, The Addams Family, Ever After, and John Wick 3. At 5 foot 10 inches tall, Anjelica is taller than most women who become household names in Hollywood, but that’s never detracted from the roles she’s received, although The Guardian contributes her height to the roles she’s received to play witches as in The Addams Family and The Witches.

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Jenna Elfman – 5’10”

Jenna Elfman, best known for her roles on the classic, Dharma & Greg sitcom and her current role on AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead, said that it wasn’t easy growing up when she was asked about her height. “Oh goodness, I grew five inches in one year and there’s a lot of phenomena that goes along with that!”

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Laura Prepon – 5’10”

Laura Prepon is known primarily for her roles in That ‘70s Show as Donna Pinciotti and Alex Vause in Orange is the New Black. She was commonly the tallest actor on set for both shows. At 5 foot 10, on the set of That ‘70s Show, the directors had to shoot the scenes with Donna and Jackie at different angles because Kunis only stands at 5 foot 4.

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Khloe Kardashian – 5’10”

The Kardashian sisters, for the most part, are about 5 feet tall, but Khloe—like their sister Kendall Jenner—has far surpassed her siblings at 5 foot 10. In the past, Khloe has said (about meeting people in person after they’ve seen her in photos with her sisters), “They are 5 foot and 5 foot 2, so I look massive next to them. Everyone expects me to be 9 feet tall and weigh 200 pounds.”

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Taylor Swift – 5’11”

T-Swift has been in the Hollywood spotlight since she was 16 years old, first as a country star who seamlessly transitioned to pop princess, belting out tunes like “I Knew You Were Trouble,” “Our Song,” “Bad Blood,” and “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” However, many don’t realize that she is a tall 5 foot 11 inches until they see her photographs with others. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the singer said, “I’m like 6’2” when I wear heels, so I tend to wear cowboy boots a lot.”

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