Though our society has come a long way, many people still face stigma for having unique physical features. Tall women know this feeling all too well. There are still men who shy away from tall ladies because of their overpowering stature (though it could be argued that missing out on the presence of such men isn’t much of a loss). There’s even a Netflix movie called Tall Girl that takes viewers through the struggles these women face in their everyday lives.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. Why? Because everyone should be proud of who they are, regardless of height, weight, skin color, or race. Everyone should own their narrative, and if you need a blueprint on how to do that, then read on to see these famous celebrities who are unbelievably tall and rockin’ their height for all it’s worth!
The Victoria’s Secret Angel: Irina Shayk
With the face of an angel and the height of a goddess, Irina Shayk is one of the most recognizable names on the VS model roster. She stands 5’10 and is married to a fellow giant who is just a few inches taller than her (the famous Bradley Cooper).
Their love gave them a beautiful daughter named Lea de Seine, who is still very young. Everyone expects her to be another giant in the Hollywood scene, and who knows, maybe another famous model just like her mom? We are keeping our eyes peeled.
Keeping Up With Kendall Jenner
A reality show superstar and supermodel, Kendall Jenner has the face of a goddess and the height of a titan. She stands 5’10 tall and is the tallest Kardashian/Jenner sister so far. While it’s true that her height helped her reach success in her chosen career path, it gives her a hard time whenever she is taking a selfie with her sisters.
Fans of the Kardashians know that Kendall often chooses to wear flats so she doesn’t tower over her siblings. But of course, she relishes the power of her height whenever she gets booked to walk the runways for famous designers.
Look What You Made Her Do: Taylor Swift
Did you know Taylor Swift’s famous cowboy boots are more than just a nod to her country music roots? She actually uses them because they’re the easiest way to make a fashion statement without looking too tall! Taylor is 5’10 and doesn’t always feel comfortable towering over her backup dancers.
Taylor Swift might appear confident, but she was very self-conscious regarding her height, especially when she was just starting her career. Fortunately, the mega-famous singer got over her issues and has been seen dominating red carpets in the highest heels, without a care in the world.
The Inimitable Adriana Lima
The stunningly beautiful Adriana Lima is a legend in the modeling scene. Her beautiful face, body, and walk has helped her create a powerful platform for herself. Despite her age, she continues to blaze through today’s catwalks and advertisements.
This Brazilian bombshell recently spoke about the massive changes she’s going through, explaining that she is in the process of re-evaluating her career and fans can expect a momentous decision to be revealed in the near future. She added that she would not take her clothes off anymore for an empty cause, and everyone applauded her for that!
The Voluptuous Khloe Kardashian
Khloe Kardashian is the tallest of the Kardashian siblings. The rest are of a similar height, which is why she so effortlessly stands out from them. But she does like to tone it down a bit when they are filming Keeping up with the Kardashians by wearing flat shoes. That’s very considerate of her!
Off cam, Khloe claims that she loves wearing high heels. She lets everyone know that standing out in a crowd doesn’t bother her at all. In fact, she enjoys being the center of attention from time to time.
The Victoria’s Secret OG Angel: Tyra Banks
The host of America’s Next Top Model and an OG VS angel, Tyra Banks, stands 5’11 tall. Match this towering height with an unbelievably beautiful face, and you have a supermodel capable of defining an era of fashion. Despite the skin-and-bones dominated the catwalks during her time, Banks did not give up without a fight. And she managed to keep her curves and change the face of the fashion industry in the process.
Tyra used her platform to advocate inclusivity when it comes to fashion models, kickstarting the popularity of the phrase “perfect is boring.” Her show helped mold society’s view of what’s beautiful today. No-one can say that she isn’t beautiful, with or without makeup, and the same can be said about the next woman on this list.
Stunning Aussie Actress Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman is a force to be reckoned with in the Hollywood scene. Having starred in numerous movies that earned millions, if not billions of dollars, she isn’t only known for her talent in acting, but also for her vibrant beauty and towering height.
Nicole’s ex-husband, Tom Cruise, was a lot shorter than her, so when they worked together, the director and camera crew had to pull out all their tricks to make them look like they were the same height. Though she’s comfortable now, Kidman wasn’t always confident about her height. In fact, as a kid, she got bullied for her lanky physique.
The Classic Beauty Of Brooke Shields
Brooke Shields started her career young, but one of her biggest dilemmas was that she always towered over actors who were of the same age as her. This child star would eventually grow to 5’10” in height, eventually marrying Chris Henchy, who’s five centimeters shorter than her.
Brooke Shields became famous for her role in a steamy romance movie entitled Blue Lagoon. She has been acting and modeling ever since, effortlessly standing out from the crowd because of her height. The same goes for the next woman on this list.
The True Modern Supermodel: Karlie Kloss
Considered one of the greatest supermodels of her era, Karlie Kloss stands 6’1″ and would almost always outshine her fellow models on the runway. It’s no wonder she was once one of the favorite angles in the VS fashion show.
Growing up, Karlie Kloss was teased for being too tall, but she took the bullying as a way to become stronger, eventually turning it to her advantage by becoming one of the world’s most famous models. We bet her childhood bullies aren’t laughing at her now!
The Expensive Model: Gisele Bundchen
Known as the world’s most expensive model, Gisele’s work ethic and ability to connect with people make her stand out even more than her height. Gisele might seem to have it all: a great career, wonderful kids, and a loving husband, but she experienced a few hardships before earning her fame and fortune.
She would always get picked on at school because she stood out from the rest for all the wrong reasons. It seems that the tall and skinny kids always end up getting picked on! Fortunately, Gisele used the endless taunts as a means to develop a thick skin. And this is a trait that every model needs to survive in the fashion industry.
The Beautiful Mind And Height Of Michelle Obama
You’d be forgiven for thinking that Michelle Obama is rather small since we most often see her standing shorter than her husband, Barack Obama. But what people don’t realize is that Barack is 6’2,” and Michelle is 5’10. In other words, they’re both giants!
Michelle Obama jokes about her height making it hard for her to go incognito in public. People take one look at her towering self and recognize that she’s the ex-president’s wife. Sasha and Malia, their daughters, also share the family’s height advantage.
The Iconic Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton, 6’0, is one of the world’s most loved androgynous icons. Her appearance, fashion style, and acting prowess have made her the queen of flexibility and androgyny, and no-one can take that away from her.
Because of Tilda’s fluid looks, she often gets addressed as ‘sir,’ a mistake she puts down to the fact that she doesn’t wear lipstick and is exceedingly tall. Though some women might be horrified to be mistaken for a man, Tilda doesn’t mind because she gets to play roles that are unconventional and interesting. She’s enjoying every minute of it, and we would too if we were in her shoes!
The Queen: Uma Thurman
Though she has appeared in many brilliant films and TV series, Uma Thurman’s most iconic role was as The Bride in the Kill Bill movies. The towering actress appears so sure of herself that people didn’t realize she had insecurities about her long legs and big feet.
As a teenager, Thurman confesses to battling so much self-doubt that it took her many years before she felt comfortable in her own skin. In fact, Thurman says it wasn’t until she reached her mid-thirties that she could walk around without feeling self-conscious.
The Youthful Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron is a South African beauty who never liked the idea of being 5’11” tall. She believes that her height has worked against her in her acting career. When you’re taller than most men, it’s hard to land roles because of the extra work the crew has to do to make the scenes work.
There were even circumstances where she got slammed for playing a role because her height didn’t suit the character. It must have been a bit of a blow when Britt Ekland told her she was too tall to play her part in The Life And Death Of Peter Sellers. However, the pain couldn’t have lasted too long as Charlize won the role anyway!
The Gangly Gwyneth Paltrow
At 5’9″, Gwyneth Paltrow is kind of small if you compare her with the other women in this list, but her aspirations and achievements are monumental. Also, compared to the societal average, she’s still taller than most women!
Gwyneth is now happy with how she looks. So much so that there’s even an article on her website, Goop, about how women can elongate their legs. Is that really possible though?
Elizabeth Debicki And Her Sharp Features
Elizabeth Debicki is one of the biggest stars around. She has worked on action movies, comedies, historical dramas, and more. And she doesn’t let her 6’2″ height bother her at all.
Debicki sees her towering physique as one of the reasons why she has achieved so many milestones in life – a perfect example of owning your narrative and loving the skin you’re in. Tall or short people alike, everyone should take a cue from this confident woman.
Daughter Of A Legend: Liv Tyler
Liv Tyler is the daughter of two tall parents. Her father is none other than the legendary vocalist, Steven Tyler. She was so tall and beautiful that by the age of 14, she was already walking the runways and appearing on the silver screen.
Liv claims that she felt like a beast pretty much her whole life, and that’s probably why she loves playing ethereal roles and mythical characters. If you don’t know by now, Liv was an elf in Lord of The Rings.
Not Really An Elf: Jenna Elfman
Jenna’s last name might be Elfman, but her physical appearance is in no way diminutive. Jenna got her first big break by appearing in a TV comedy series entitled, Dharma & Greg. This show was a massive success and is now fondly remembered as an emblem of ‘90s comedy.
Although talented and strikingly beautiful, Elfman still has not sent her career skyrocketing to the stars yet. Most people believe it’s because of poor casting and bad reviews. But she remains steadfast and keeps auditioning for roles.
Orange Is The New Black: Laura Prepon
Many of you will surely recognize Laura Prepon for her portrayal of the main love interest in the hit comedy-drama series entitled, Orange is the New Black. Her black hair strikes a stunning contrast to her white skin. Combined with her tall stature, she looks like a fairytale queen when she stands beside her co-stars.
When shooting scenes, she never wears heeled shoes as she’d dwarf her co-starts if she did. Beyond the camera, Laura doesn’t let height differences bother her. At 5’10”, she is married to a 5’7″ man named Ben Foster. Though Laura is tall, the next celebrity makes her appear diminutive. Read on to see who it is!
The Dominating Force That Is Venus Williams
Venus Williams is a female tennis player with an impressive height of 6’2″. Surprisingly enough, she only ranks 8th tallest out of all the female tennis players in the world. Imagine how tall Lindsay Davenport and Maria Sharapova must be, given that they are higher up on the list!
Venus and her sister Serena are two of the biggest names in the tennis scene. In fact, people are looking for tall, talented women who can play tennis because of the Williams sisters and how they proved that height really helps in retrieving high lobs and slamming big serves.
The Perfectly Poised Karolina Kurkova
Karolina Kurkova belongs to the list of the most respected models in the world. Standing at 5’11”, her impressive stature is a trait she inherited from her basketball playing father. Like many of the women she shares this list with, Karolina wasn’t always celebrated for her height.
When she was a child, Kurkova claims to have been heavily bullied. In fact, the cruelty of other children resulted in her having deep insecurities about her long legs and big teeth. She recalls being laughed at so much that she got in the habit of covering her long limbs.
The Angel-Faced Laura Dern
Laura Dern had the right blend of personality, beauty, and talent to become one of Hollywood’s most lovable actresses, regardless of height. But you know what they say – when it rains it pours – and Dern got personality, talent, beauty, and height!
Every year, Laura Dern takes her career higher and higher. It seems like nothing can get in her way. Though her height isn’t that of a conventional woman, it has allowed her to get many of the roles that she has enjoyed within her 27-year-long acting career.
The Human Tower: Natasha Henstridge
Despite her good looks and impressive talent in acting, Natasha Henstridge was never at peace with her natural height. The actress is still riddled with anxiety about her physical appearance, which leads her to do some pretty drastic things to look a certain way.
As a 5’9.5” actress, Henstridge had to do everything in her power to maintain the slim but curvaceous physique she became famous for. The actress confesses to making very unwise decisions so she could lose weight to make up for her towering height.
The Addam’s Family Matriarch: Anjelica Huston
Everyone loves The Addam’s Family, and the quirky storylines and characters are a big part of its popularity. As it turns out, the actors who played the roles have almost as many eccentricities as their characters. The beautiful and talented Anjelica Huston is no exception.
If you still haven’t noticed yet, Anjelica’s quirk is that she is the tallest amongst all the cast members. Huston struggled with insecurities about her height all her life. Still, these didn’t stop her from receiving Academy Awards, a sterling Hollywood reputation, and epic movie credits.
Adrianne Palicki, The Goddess
Adrianne Palicki might be one of the best television actresses around. Her face is so beautiful, her height is towering, and her acting skills? Divine. It’s hard to say that her 5’11 height gets in the way of her career because she seems not to care about it at all.
Adrianne ignores issues about her height because she believes being tall is a gift and no-one’s opinion of her body matters except hers. In fact, Adrianne Palicki has been known to date only the tallest men and she doesn’t care if people think she’s elitist for it!
The Phoenix: Famke Janssen
Famke Janssen is one of the world’s most iconic actresses. But before we head on to why everyone looks up to her, let’s talk about her name first. Famke is Dutch for ‘little girl,’ which is ironic since she actually stands 6’0″ tall! Not so little, are we, Ms. Janssen?
Okay, back to why she’s so iconic. Well, if you still don’t know yet, Famke portrayed the role of Jean Grey or the Phoenix mutant in the X-Men universe. Her commanding height and sharp features made her the perfect candidate to portray such a powerful role.
Everybody Loves Macy Gray
Ahh, Macy Gray. Everyone loves this wonderful artist not just because of her easy-going music and refreshingly unique voice, but also because of her winning personality. Though she peaked in the ‘90s, she remains one of the leading ladies in the music industry.
Macy Gray is an all-around soul diva who sports an irresistibly distinctive look. Gray stands 6’0” tall, and she knows how to flaunt her impressive stature to rise above a sea of people. Surprisingly, she wasn’t always so bold and confident. Macy was bullied as a kid for being “too tall.” Well, that’s okay because she now has her Grammy Awards to comfort her every night.
Everybody Loves To Hate Jane Lynch
Not everyone realizes Jane Lynch is so tall at first, but when you see her stand next to her friends, family, or fellow stars, you can instantly see that this woman is a giant at 6’0 tall.
Her acting skills, combined with her height, make her the best villain around. Remember her role in Glee? She was everyone’s favorite villain. Sue Sylvester could ruin and make your day in the span of 30 minutes!
Geena Davis Didn’t Always Like Being Tall
During her younger years, actress Geena Davis hated the fact that she was so tall. She spent her childhood wishing she could shrink instead of continuing to grow. Indeed, she didn’t come to terms with her physical appearance until she hit the age of 18.
Davis wanted to be small, just like the 12-inch tall princess from her favorite book, Thumbelina. Sadly, almost every tall woman experienced such insecurities in their younger years. Indeed, the next woman on this list knows exactly how Geena felt.
Another Giantess, Kristen Johnson
With a stature of 6’1″, Kristen Johnson towers over most of the other tall females on this list. She also does the same to her fellow actors/co-stars. Can you believe that she got her first break at age 11? She was already 6′ at the time!
The fame that she is experiencing now could either be because of her stunning looks, height, talent, or all combined. One interesting fact about Kristen is that she is particularly loved by the gay community. Well, what’s not to love, right?
The Funny Giantess: Aisha Tyler
Aisha Tyler is a successful comedian and actress who has proven her skill onstage and onscreen. She is also an esteemed author of the book entitled Self-inflicted Wounds: Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation. Her work has received many praises because of its honest content mixed with the right amount of humor.
She was bullied during her younger years, but not for the reasons you might assume. You see, she was the daughter of vegetarian parents, so Aisha would show up at school with tofu and celery sticks. It seems her odd diet led to more teasing than her height!
Tall Girl, Sigourney Weaver
Talking to Sigourney Weaver was like getting a glimpse of how tall women see the world. It turns out these towering ladies are also intimidated by individuals who are far smaller than them.
Sigourney Weaver, 6’0″ believes that it takes courage to own the fact that you’re tall. Living up to a very tall height can be hard, and sometimes you feel intimidated by the effortless grace of tiny people.
Forever Young Brigitte Nielson
Brigitte Nielson still looks like a supermodel, despite her age. You can tell she once lived a fabulous life by the way she poses, talks, and moves. The Dutch model first made her appearance in the Hollywood scene in The Cobra and Red Sonja during the eighties. Her towering height of 6’1″ scored her the ‘Amazon’ nickname.
Today, she is making waves as a reality TV star, as seen on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. Here, she publicly aired her battle with alcohol addiction and has been gaining a lot of supporters who want her to succeed in her journey to recovery.
Her Royal Highness, Kate Middleton
Kate Middleton is now one of the most respected women in the world. But it wasn’t always this way for the 5’11” beauty who was once harassed and teased about her height. Now that the royal family protects her, we’d be interested to see if any of her former bullies would be brave enough to criticize her face to face!
As Kate Middleton grew into her awkward frame, the bullying gradually died down. She became a statuesque beauty and eventually, as we all know, a part of the British royal family.
One (Giant) Step At A Time, Jordin Sparks
You might know Jordin Sparks as the 2007 champion of the American Idol competition. Ever since then, her career was flown from one milestone of success to the next. She became one of the few idol stars to enjoy a long-lasting career in the spotlight.
It’s true that she’s got a big voice, but her physique is also quite towering. Though many fans are shocked when they meet her in person, Jordin’s height never came as a surprise to her parents because her father was so tall that he played for the New York Giants.
The Fierce Lucy Lawless
Lucy Lawless is an actress from New Zealand who was once very famous for her role in Xena: Warrior Princess. She loved every minute of her time playing the powerful fighting princess.
As a teenager, Lucy hated the fact that she was the tallest in her class, but little did she know that this height would allow her to take on one of the most iconic roles of the 90s. Now, she is considered a legend by all those who loved the show.
Allison Janney Hated Being 6 Flat
Allison Janney believes that her height is the reason why she got her career break much later in life. However, she also knows that if it weren’t for her height, she wouldn’t have been able to develop her talents as a character actress. She believes that her height helped her master the art of comic timing.
These days, Allison matches her towering height with an even bigger personality, and everybody loves her for it. This is a complete 180 from how she felt about herself when she was younger – like many of the other women on this list, she thought she was a little too tall at 6’0.
The All-American Beauty: Blake Lively
Not everyone would think that Blake Lively is a giantess because her husband, Ryan Reynolds, towers above her at 6’2”. People imagine she’s no taller than 5’8, but the truth is, the Gossip Girl actress is actually a stunning 5’11”.
Despite her fame, beauty, and svelte physique, Blake still has some fashion reservations because of her height. She claims that wearing heels makes her feel huge, so she reserves them for special occasions.
Tennis Superstar: Maria Sharapova
A beleaguered tennis star, Maria Sharapova, showed the world that height is might by becoming one of the most iconic players in history. Her 6’2″ stance helped her achieve that, and she couldn’t be more proud of the success she’s earned.
Sharapova is currently the tallest female pro tennis player and the most reputed woman in the history of the sport. She also has a signature shriek that has been recorded at 1109 decibels.
The Funny Woman: Jennifer Coolidge
Anyone acquainted with pop culture knows Jennifer Coolidge very well. If you don’t recognize her, then you’re missing out as it means you have not yet watched some of the funniest comedy movies around.
Jen has appeared in many iconic films and TV series, including American Pie, 2 Broke Girls, Legally Blonde, and even Ariana Grande’s ‘Thank you, Next’ music video. While here 5’10” height means she’s always looking down on short people, her comedic prowess lifts the mood of everyone watching her.
The Body: Elle MacPherson
Elle MacPherson, during her prime, was thought to be so perfect that she was nicknamed ‘the body’ by many. But her appearance wasn’t celebrated with such enthusiasm when she was young.
Elle remembers with regret how insecure she felt about her height when she was a teenager. Much like Geena Davis, Elle wished every day that she could be smaller, just like everyone else. She never thought things would get better, but they did! Can you guess who the next artist on this list is?
An Icon’s Daughter: Ireland Baldwin
When Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin had a baby girl, everyone knew she was going to be drop-dead gorgeous, and they were so right on that one! Ireland Baldwin grew up to be a wonderful lady who now towers over her dad at 6’2″.
Ireland Baldwin is a respected model who doesn’t need to do much to stand out from the crowd. All she has to do is be herself, and she can steal the show anytime and anywhere.
From The Supermodel Era: Kimora Lee Simmons
Kimora Lee Simmons belongs to the list of legendary models from back in the day. She joined the ranks of Tyra Banks, Naomi Campbell, and other esteemed models who dominated the runways and print ads of the 90s.
The world of modeling can be unforgiving at times. You have to maintain a certain weight if you want to book jobs that are sustainable enough to make a living. But Kimora Lee Simmons broke that mold and became a supermodel with her statuesque height of 6’0”.
The Tall And Proud Saffron Burrows
Saffron Burrows was amazing in the role of Cynthia Taylor in the famed Mozart in the Jungle. Her character is a talented and successful cellist working for the New York Symphony.
Critics and fans agreed that she portrayed the role perfectly. One of the reasons she was so adored was that her naturally long arms and legs were able to move with elegance and grace around the cello.
Gospel-Loving Yolanda Adams
Yolanda Adams is famous for her gospel music; so much so that even if you’ve never bought a gospel album, you probably recognize her. According to Billboard, she is the top gospel artist of the last decade. Considering how massively popular the genre is, that’s quite an achievement.
The singer doesn’t only have an angelic voice, but also a heavenly physique. She stands 6’1″ tall, which means she can create a strong presence merely by standing up.
Glee’s Dot-Marie Jones
Dot-Marie Jones is recognizable now because of her amazing performance in Glee. But even before that, she’d gathered plenty of accolades and recognition in the sports world.
One of the tallest on this list at 6’3″, Jones used her height and strength to compete in arm wrestling and shot put competitions. Of course, she’s not one to turn down golden opportunities, and that’s why she was so open to trying her hand at acting.
Multi-Award Winner Janet McTeer
Janet McTeer belongs to the roster of famous Hollywood artists who have received multiple awards for their work. Nestled on her shelves you will find a bunch of Golden Globes, Tony Awards, and Olivier Awards. McTeer certainly is a big name in the entertainment industry.
When she was starting out, Janet McTeer had haters and critics who were always commenting about her height being an issue. She never let them bring her down, and this faith she had in herself blossomed into a super successful career.
The Golden Judy Gold
Judy Gold is a respected producer, actress, television writer, as well as a Daytime Emmy Award winner. With that, it’s safe to say that she is a woman who can do anything she puts her mind to.
But of course, to every success story, there’s always a struggle, and one of her biggest demons was the fact that she is 6’3″. People would bully her because of her height, but the sense of humor she developed to get through the constant criticism eventually blossomed into a fruitful career in comedy.
Another All-American Beauty: Rebecca Romijn
Rebecca Romijn is the typical bombshell with gorgeous blonde locks, smoldering eyes, legs for days, and a height of 5’11”. During the early years of her career, she used to walk the runways and grace print ads, but lately, she’s been focused on acting.
She has a talent for playing strong and independent women. Her roles in the X-Men franchise and Ugly Betty have made her a respected artist in the industry.
Basketball Girl, Lisa Leslie
In the basketball world, being tall is a great advantage. It’s probably why four-time gold medalists, Lisa Leslie, was so successful in the sport. Her achievements have seen her join the ranks of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
It’s not every day you get to see a 6’5″ tall woman playing basketball. Heir towering height still surprises fans, even though she has since retired from playing the game.
The Sweet But Self-Conscious Sydney Tamiia Poitier
Standing at 5’11” tall, Sydney Tamiia Poitier developed deep insecurities about her height as a kid. It all started when she was little, as people always felt the need to comment on how she looked.
Fortunately, she eventually learned to be confident about her height, and this gave her newfound self-love that everyone deserves to experience.
The Bombshell: Kristianna Loken
This gorgeous 5’11” woman has had no trouble booking jobs in the acting and modeling worlds. Loken has worked with many famous brands and enjoyed stints in movies like Terminator 3, Mercenaries, Fighting For Freedom, and Lime Salted Love.
As the years passed by, her interest in acting has compelled her to focus on the art, allowing modeling to fall into the background. It’s inspiring to see that she’s not letting her height knock her confidence in any way.
The Jaw-Dropping Anna Nicole Smith
Anna Nicole Smith was born Vickie Lynn Hogan. She started out in the entertainment industry as a model, then moving into television, and eventually becoming an actress. When she won Playboy magazine’s Playmate of the Year in 1993, Anna Nicole Smith became one of the most famous celebrities of her time.
That win opened up so many doors for her as she was hired to do campaigns for brands like Lane Bryant, Heatherette, Guess, and H&M. She even took the honor of replacing Claudia Schiffer in the Guess Jeans campaign. Sadly, this beautiful woman lost her life because of a drug overdose.
The Australian Beauty Phoebe Tonkin
Originally from Australia, Phoebe Tonkin is a celebrated model and actress who is a towering 5’10” tall. Her first big break came when she took the role of Cleo Sertori in H2O: Just Add Water.
Since then, she has starred in films like Tomorrow When the War Began, The Secret Circle, The Originals, and The Vampire Diaries. She loves her body and is proud of her height – and the world loves her for it!
The Tallest Woman On This List
If you’ve been keeping a running tally in your head, you can stop now because we have our winner! At 6’8″, Lisa Kay Hayward holds the record for “the tallest actress in a leading role.”
Hayward is also known, quite popularly, as a professional wrestler where she was referred to as the Aloisia or Isis the Amazon. Can you believe that she used to be 6’9? She got smaller after experiencing a slipped disc.
The Wrestling Beauty: Stacy Keibler
Famous actress and wrestler Stacy Keibler is 5’11”. With legs for days, Keibler is referred to as ‘The Legs of WCW.’ Her stint on Dancing with the Stars then earned her a second nickname: ‘The Weapon of Mass Seduction.’
Her beautiful face has captivated so many men, including the uber-famous George Clooney. They went as a couple to a red carpet event, and she made him look so small.
The One And Only Ivanka Trump
Ivanka Trump was in the limelight long before her dad became president. She followed in her mother’s footsteps, going into modeling, and became quite successful in the field. Today, she has established herself as a businesswoman and political adviser to her father.
Being the daughter of a controversial person like Trump would be hard. Ivanka is very conscious of what the public thinks about her father and her family. But with her 6’0″ height, she unapologetically stands tall and proud.
The Asian Giantess: Padma Lakshmi
Genetically speaking, Asian women are usually petite in stature, so at 5’10”, Padma Lakshmi stands out. Lakshmi isn’t just a model but is also a writer and an actress. She won an award for Easy Exotic at the 1999 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.
Padma Lakshmi also judged, hosted, and produced the successful TV series, Top Chef, which earned her an Emmy Award nomination in 2009.
The Blonde Babe: Mira Sorvino
Mira Sorvino stands 5’10” tall. Her first big movie break was when she took the role of a carefree prostitute in the movie Mighty Aphrodite, as directed by Woody Allen. Her brilliant performance instantly skyrocketed her to fame. It was so good that she received a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Sorvino was one of the first stars who went forward to report sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein along with fellow actress Ashley Judd.
GOT Fan Fave Gwendolyn Christie
Gwendolyn Christie is an impressive female actress who stands 6’3″. Along with her striking stature, her talent for acting is sublime. Christie has taken many great roles in her career, but her performance in the HBO series Game of Throne has truly won over the world.
Gwendolyn says that she loves being tall because there are so many things you can do with the height advantage. She claims that having long arms is great for taking selfies, especially when you’re in a group. We bet she has to create some interesting angles though to get all her friends in the shot!
90s Pop Star Mandy Moore
Mandy Moore rose up alongside the likes of Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. However, she became known as an artist who never let fame get the better of her. As time passed by, her fans bore witness to just how tough Mandy became. She has great acting and singing skills, but that did not make it easier for her as being 5’10” wasn’t considered ideal at the time.
Whether she was singing on stage or acting in front of the cameras, Mandy always felt insecure about how she towered over her peers. Thankfully, that insecurity was just a phase, and Mandy now carries herself with supreme confidence.
Queen Latifah: The Multi-Talented
Dana Elaine Owens, better known as Queen Latifah, is a woman of big proportions: big personality, big voice, and big height! She is not just an actress but also a singer and songwriter. With a height of 5’10”, she towers over her rapper friends, and yes, that includes Kanye West.
Back in her high school days, Queen Latifah was pursuing basketball. She was good at it too, but then the stage called her name, and she knew right away that it was the place she needed to be. This list is nearing its end, find out who’s our final two tall and proud females are!
Julia Roberts, The Pretty Woman
While Julia Roberts doesn’t tower over the other women on this list when it comes to her height, she can most certainly shine alongside them all with her beauty and charm. Julia’s first big role was in the movie Mystic Pizza.
There was a point where she felt that she was ‘too tall for a girl,’ but now she believes that she’s average height-wise. Well, if you compare her to the women on this list, then that’s not hard to understand!
Whoops, It’s A Tie
It looks like it’s a tie between Ekaterina Lissina and Lisa Kay Howard when it comes to the number one spot on this list. They both stand at 6’8″ tall. Ekaterina Lissina is a basketball player who hails from Russia.
As of now, she holds the world record of the woman with the longest legs, the biggest female feet in Russia, as well as the tallest professional model. It’s a great thing that she chose basketball for a career as height plays a big part in how well you’ll be able to perform. Can you imagine seeing her in person? It would be hard to resist bugging her for a photo!