Contact Us

10 Surprisingly Tall Celebrity Women

The Duchess of Cambridge, Jordin Sparks and Taylor Swift are surprisingly tall celebrity women.
WPA Pool/Ilya S. Savenok/Jason Merritt, Getty Images

We’re constantly barraged with photos of female celebrities, and we have to listen to tabloids and TV show hosts babble on about how much they weigh — or don’t weigh — but photos alone rarely tell us much about their height.

Of course, we knew these celebrity women were probably taller than mere mortals — but we really had no idea what we were in for when we started investigating. (Note that since we haven’t yet had occasion to actually stand next to the ladies with a yard stick, what we list here are their widely-reported heights.)


Chris Jackson, Getty Images
Chris Jackson, Getty Images

Kate Middleton

5 Feet 10 Inches
 
 

We’ll admit that if you marry a very tall prince, it’s helpful to be a gracefully tall woman. We just didn’t realize the Duchess of Cambridge was that tall -- but since she isn't dwarfed by her 6'3" husband in photos, that probably should've been a clue. The most interesting thing about Kate Middleton’s willowy stature, though, is that it’s just one more thing she has in common with her late mother-in-law, Diana -- the People’s Princess was also 5'10".

 
Frederick M Brown, Getty Images
Frederick M Brown, Getty Images

Mandy Moore

5 Feet 10 Inches
 
 

Yes, we’ve seen her in movies and on the red carpet, but we were surprised to find out that Mandy Moore checks in at an impressive 5'10" tall. You can’t really see it in ‘Tangled’ (because she’s just a cartoon, after all), but this girl is more than just a pretty face with some pipes and acting chops -- she’s a walking sapling with enviably long legs.

 
Brad Barket, Getty Images
Brad Barket, Getty Images

Ivanka Trump

5 Feet 11 Inches
 
 

We know she’s a model and we’ve seen her stand next to her infamous father on countless seasons of ‘The Apprentice’ and its offshoots, but we had no idea Ivanka Trump was pushing 6 feet tall. She is, herself, a Trump tower. But jokes aside, the most unbelievable thing about Ivanka Trump is how someone so lovely shares DNA with The Donald.

 
Ethan Miller, Getty Images
Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Taylor Swift

5 Feet 11 Inches
 
 

It’s possible that at 5'11", this dramazon goes through boyfriends like tissues because they get tired of looking like hobbits next to her. We knew she had the lanky thing down, but we had no idea Taylor Swift was one final growth spurt shy of 6 feet. But this would explain why she carries off so many of her red carpet outfits like a model -- and why she seems so fond of her signature flat Oxfords.

 
Jason Merritt, Getty Images
Jason Merritt, Getty Images

Nicole Kidman

5 Feet 11 Inches
 
 

Despite his attempts to hide it, we all know that Tom Cruise is a shorty. Even Katie Holmes (who's reportedly 5'9") seemed to dwarf him, so judging by old photos, poor Nicole Kidman must have spent the decade she was married to wee Tommy stooped over like a fairy tale hag. The good news is these days, she's allowed to stand up straight next to current hubby Keith Urban -- who, at 5'10", doesn’t seem to mind that he’s just a tad shorter than she is.

 
Lennart Preiss, Getty Images
Lennart Preiss, Getty Images

Uma Thurman

6 Feet
 
 

It’s hard to imagine someone dwarfing Darryl Hannah, but Uma Thurman's 6-foot height has that glamazon beat by two inches -- so no wonder she kicked her butt in ‘Kill Bill.’ Clearly, in some language, Uma Thurman means “very tall lady.”

 
Andreas Rentz, Getty Images
Andreas Rentz, Getty Images

Sigourney Weaver

6 Feet
 
 

Apparently there’s a reason Sigourney Weaver is so good at fighting angry alien mamas: Holy milk crates, Batman, she’s tall. It helps that her onscreen presence matches her 6-foot off-screen stature, which means she can hold her own opposite leading men of all sizes (and alien races) -- making her the epitome of the female action movie hero.

 
David Livingston, Getty Images
David Livingston, Getty Images

Jordin Sparks

6 Feet
 
 

They must have done some amazing camera work while she was on ‘American Idol’ -- because even while standing next to the demurely 5'8" Ryan Seacrest, Jordin Sparks (who won the sixth season of the competition) never seemed that statuesque. The good news is current boyfriend Jason Derulo is as tall as she is, and he doesn't even seem to mind when she wears heels.

 
Vittorio Zunino Celotto, Getty Images
Vittorio Zunino Celotto, Getty Images

Ireland Baldwin

6 Feet 2 Inches
 
 

Alec Baldwin better watch out who he calls a “thoughtless little pig” these days, because daughter Ireland is now two inches taller than he is. We’re not saying she could lift him over her head and body-slam him on the ground WWF-style or anything, but this newly-minted model is no shrinking violet. (In case you're wondering, her mom Kim Basinger is 5'7" -- hardly short, but positively petite in comparison.)

 
Thomas Niedermueller, Getty Images
Thomas Niedermueller, Getty Images

Maria Sharapova

6 Feet 2 Inches
 
 

You have to be quick on your feet, have incomparable hand/eye coordination and the stamina of a superhero to dominate professional tennis, but apparently it also helps if you're a giant. Just ask 6'2" Maria Sharapova, who's currently ranked No. 3 in the world by the Women’s Tennis Association and so tall she's even got known glamazon Venus Williams beat by an inch.

 

More From Hot 107.9

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://1079ishot.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on HOT 107.9 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on HOT 107.9 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!