This article was originally published on our site: beautyvsfashion.com
While being tall is a must for most models, there is no requirement for actresses to tower above everyone else. Yet it turns out most of our favourite female stars are incredibly tall! Yes, we’re talking supermodel kind of tall, and more.
We are so used to seeing them on screen that we don’t even realize that movies paint a different picture. In real life, the likes of Charlize Theron, Taylor Swift, and Jennifer Lawrence look like Amazons compared to their more petite colleagues.
So, who’s the tallest beauty in Hollywood? You’ll be definitely surprised by the answer.
35. Charlize Theron
The star of Mad Max: Fury Road and Atomic Blonde is a truly spectacular woman. She’s smart, she has amazing looks, she fights like a pro, and she’s also incredibly tall.
Charlize Theron is 5’10"(177 cm), so it doesn’t come as a surprise that she had a successful career as a model long before she started acting.
The actress confessed she never had a passion for modelling, she was just going along with it, and that’s why she chose a different path. Still, she appears in fashion campaigns from time to time, looking as gorgeous as ever.
34. Taylor Swift
If you’re one of Taylor Swift’s devoted fans, you’ve probably spotted that more often than not she towers over her friends and co-stars whenever she appears on the Red Carpet or some social event.
Looking at her on stage we don’t even realize how tall she is! Taylor Swift is 5’11” (178 cm) and you can often see her in heels, which makes her look like a tall Amazon warrior compared to other female celebrities.
When Taylor was 25, she confessed she was still growing! Can you imagine? Usually, girls stop growing at around 15, but obviously Taylor Swift is an exception to that rule.
33. Gigi Hadid
Gigi Hadid is one of the most popular supermodels of the last decade, which means her height isn’t really a secret to anyone.
Still, just looking at the photos it’s hard to tell that the model is a whopping 5’10”(179 cm). Tall models look stunning on the runway, so when Gigi dons high heels she turns into a real fashion goddess over 6 feet tall!
Maybe that’s the secret to her success? That, and her staggering beauty, of course.
32. Karlie Kloss
With a staggering height of 6’1” (188 cm) Karlie Kloss becomes a real show-stopper no matter where she goes. It’s good to catch everyone’s eye on the runway, but in the real world, it can become a real nuisance.
Still, Karlie Kloss is grateful for her height and overall physique as it was her passing ticket into the fashion world. Soon enough she became one of the most successful fashion models the world has ever seen. She’s graced the cover of Vogue more than 40 times!
Not to mention hundreds of runway shows on numerous Fashion Weeks. Still, you will not see Karlie Kloss wearing high heels when not on the runway because then she becomes 6’4” high. Being a gorgeous woman, she would draw too much attention walking around New York like that.
31. Claudia Schiffer
Many compared Claudia Schiffer to Brigitte Bardot when she first got into modelling, but she proved that her beauty was unique enough to build a successful career of her own.
A star of the ‘90s, Claudia Schiffer posed for so many magazine covers that she even broke a Guinness World Record!
Claudia Schiffer is 5’11’’ (180 cm), which is quite a spectacular height for a supermodel. Right now she’s more into fashion design, showing off her beauty mostly on red carpets.
30. Jennifer Lawrence
Do you remember all those times when gorgeous Jennifer Lawrence had accidents with high heels and long dresses during various ceremonies? It turns out there’s a reason for that!
Jennifer Lawrence is a tall girl who is 5’9” (175 cm) without wearing any heels. That’s pretty tall if you want our opinion!
The actress confessed that with her height wearing heels is a real torture for her. She feels awkward and huge like an ogre. Naturally, it’s hard to be all gracious and floating in the air when you feel like that deep inside! We hope she can ditch wearing heels and just be happy as she is.
29. Kendall Jenner
It’s hard to tell that Kendall Jenner is part of the Kardashian clan because she’s so much taller than everyone else! Naturally, her height helped her in creating a career of a supermodel, which has certain height requirements.
Still, Kendall Jenner is a phenomenal model because she rose to fame in just three years! She started her career in 2014 and some three years later she was already earning more than all other models in the fashion business!
She turned into the World’s Highest-Paid Model in a blink of an eye! We believe it didn’t hurt that she’s 5’10’’ (179 cm) and has angelic features.
28. Blake Lively
Blake Lively and her handsome hubby Ryan Reynolds are one of Hollywood’s most favourite couples. They are so good for each other!
Looking at the couple it’s hard to tell that Blake Lively is actually as high as an Amazon Warrior Princess. With a height of 5’10’’ (178 cm), it must have been pretty hard to find a matching man, but fate brought her and Rayan Reynolds together, and we’re all grateful for it.
True, Ryan Reynolds is just a few inches higher than her, but they look great together nonetheless.
27. Tyra Banks
You may know Tyra Banks as the host and creator of the largely famous America’s Next Top Model show, but she’s a gorgeous model herself and a successful business lady to top it all.
Tyra Banks became a world-known supermodel at the age of 15 when she landed a whopping number of 24 shows with various designers at the Paris Fashion Week. Everyone understood that she was the biggest rising star in the fashion world!
Her height is 5’10’’ (178 cm) without heels, which makes her stand out from most models and TV stars.
26. Sigourney Weaver
Sigourney Weaver has one of the most impressive careers in Hollywood, but not many fans know that she’s also incredibly tall! In fact, the actress reached her full height (5’11” or 182 cm) when she was just a teen.
Her height greatly crippled her self-esteem and the actress didn’t even think of acting, until she fell in love with it so much that she didn’t care anymore.
Sigourney Weaver is a real pioneer of the sci-fi movie genre. She’s among the first-ever female action figures and her role as Ripley in the Alien movie series opened up the path for many other actresses to try their luck in the genre.
25. Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova has built a successful tennis career that lasted for over 28 years. She’s accomplished the Grand Slam numerous times and received the title of the world’s number one tennis player.
The former tennis player is a stunning 6’2’’ (188 cm), which makes her one of the tallest celebrity women in the world.
She may be out of sports, but she’s still in the spotlight. Thanks to her height and beautiful looks, Maria Sharapova has built a successful career as a model. She’s also turned into quite a business lady opening her very own production of sweets.
24. Khloe Kardashian
Did you ever notice just how tall Khloe Kardashian is? In all the family photos she towers over the rest of the Kardashians like a real supermodel.
With a height of 5’10” (177 cm), Khloe Kardashian turns heads wherever she goes, especially when wearing high heels.
She’s experienced some unwanted attention to her body when her stepmom started the rumour that Khloe was, in fact, not her husband’s daughter. Well, Khloe doesn’t let any weird rumours rain on her parade and just continues living a happy life in her beautiful body.
23. Brooke Shields
Brooke Shields is definitely one of the taller celebrity women out there. Her stunning height and beautiful looks sky-rocketed her career and she got famous at 12, landing her first big role in Pretty Lady.
We don’t know if her height had anything to do with it, but Brooke Shields went on building a successful career both as an actress and a supermodel.
The actress confessed that her actual height is 6’0” (183 cm) and she used to be a bit shy about it because, apparently, there’s such a thing as being too tall for Hollywood. Go figure!
22. Nicole Kidman
If you’ve ever seen photos of Nicole Kidman with her former hubby Tom Cruise, then you’ve probably noticed that she towered over him like an Amazon Queen.
Tom Cruise may not be the tallest man in the world, but Nicole Kidman is definitely a tall woman!
She’s as tall as a supermodel with the height of 5’11” (180 cm) without wearing heels. Can you imagine how gorgeously tall she becomes when she puts on pumps? It’s hard to tell she’s so tall when watching movies. Her current husband is 5’10’’ and we believe they are an amazing match for each other.
21. Tilda Swinton
With her elegant style and androgynous looks, Tilda Swinton is one of Hollywood’s most unusual stars.
Height is definitely not the first thing that strikes everyone in Tilda Swinton, but in case you didn’t know, she is incredibly tall! Tilda Swinton is 6’0” (179 cm), which makes her the tallest women at most events.
Does it bother her? Not at all! For Tilda Swinton, a kind heart is much more important than good looks. And who decides what’s beautiful and what’s not, anyway? But you certainly are, Tilda Swinton!
20. Gwendoline Christie
We believe Hollywood turned into a much better place when Gwendoline Christie became part of the whole celebrity game. She is gorgeous, truthful, and incredibly kind-hearted.
But she is also very tall! We realized Gwendoline Christie was quite tall while watching Game of Thrones, but we had no idea she was an actual Amazon warrior in disguise!
Without wearing heels, Gwendoline Christie is 6’3” (191 cm) tall, and this is taller than most men and women in Hollywood. She is definitely a one-of-a-kind human being.
19. Ireland Baldwin
Ireland Baldwin is the child of two celebrity parents – Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger. Naturally, she inherited the talent and beauty of both her parents, but there’s one thing that even they don’t have.
That’s right, it’s her height! Ireland Baldwin is a staggering 6’2” (185 cm), which makes her a perfect candidate for becoming a world-famous model.
Ireland Baldwin is leading an artsy life, taking part in movies and modelling in her free time. Maybe one day she’ll become even more famous than her parents!
18. Lindsay Kay Hayward
What does it feel like to be one of the tallest women on Earth? Because Lindsay Kay Hayward is exactly that!
She’s a pro wrestler and has started her acting career recently, appearing on TV shows here and there. Her physique is so unique that it is impossible to ignore her wherever she appears!
“Isis of the Amazon” is 6’9” (204 cm) and even received the title of the tallest leading lady that has ever appeared on screen.
17. Gisele Bundchen
With a stunning height of 5’11” (180 cm), Gisele Bundchen has built a super successful modelling career, showing up on numerous magazine covers during the last decade.
In fact, she became so successful that she got into the top 20 richest women in the entertainment biz! Life wasn’t always that kind to Gisele, though, as at the very beginning of her career she was told she’d never become a face of a magazine with a face like that.
Luckily for Gisele Bundchen, she didn’t listen to anyone and continued pursuing her dreams. She even found a man that was much taller than her! Tom Brady is 6’4”, making his supermodel wife look exceptionally petite when he’s around.
16. Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts is one of the most popular actresses of the ‘90s and a real sweetheart. Her career is packed with romcoms and a few stellar performances like the one in Erin Brockovich that earned her an Oscar award for the Best Actress.
Not many fans realize just how tall Julia Roberts is. With a height of 5’9” (175 cm), she’s towering over most of her co-stars and other female celebrities.
Still, the magic of the movies turns Julia Roberts into an average-sized woman on screen, so it’s hard to tell what her actual height is.
15. Rachel Maddow
Rachel Maddow isn’t your typical newscaster as you may have already noticed. With her hipster glasses and a bold short haircut, she’s always attracted viewers with both her cool looks and a hip style of delivering all kinds of news.
But not many people realize just how tall she is! Well, it’s really hard to tell because we mostly see her behind the desk.
With a height of 5’11” (180 cm), Rachel Maddow is probably one of the tallest people in the news biz!
14. Liv Tyler
Did you ever think Liv Tyler was a tall woman? It turns out, she is! Looking at her roles in Armageddon and The Lord of the Rings, we could never tell what her actual height was, but one real-life photo is enough to make everyone stare in disbelief.
Just look at her towering over her co-star Elliot Page! Liv Tyler could easily become a supermodel if she wanted to. But, of course, we are happy she chose acting as a career, otherwise, we wouldn’t have enjoyed seeing her as Arwen in the LOTR movies.
The height of the actress is 5’10” (178 cm), which means she must be taller than most of her male co-stars in the movies she played.
13. Uma Thurman
What does it feel like to be the tallest woman in the room? Uma Thurman can definitely tell you all about it. Looking at her movie roles we could always tell she was a tall and statuesque woman, but we had no idea that she was taller than all of her co-stars.
In moments like this, we’re always wondering just how much CGI directors actually use in their movies. Making a tall woman look normal is no easy task!
Well, in real life Uma Thurman doesn’t seem to have any problems with being the tallest person in the room. Her height is 5’11” (180 cm) and she looks even more stunning when she wears heels.
12. Brigitte Nielsen
When we speak about models, we often imagine them to be tall and slender. While beauty standards are rapidly changing these days, height is still a big requirement in the industry.
Well, Brigitte Nielsen is definitely one of the tallest supermodels the world has ever seen. Everyone was talking about her in the ‘80s and there was not a single soul on Earth who hasn’t discussed her marriage with Sylvester Stallone.
Her exceptional height and beautiful looks helped her land many roles. You might remember her playing alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Red Sonia film. Brigitte Nielsen’s height is 6’1” (185 cm) and she is still one of the most stunning women alive.
11. Gal Gadot
Most of the fans know Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman – the actress has landed the role back in 2016, appearing in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and has been starring in Wonder Woman movies ever since.
We can all agree that Gal Gadot is a perfect match for the role – not only is she beautiful and strong, but she also possesses the height to pass for an actual Amazon warrior.
With a height of 5’10” (178 cm), Gal Gadot leads a sporty lifestyle and has a martial arts background. She’s like a real-life Wonder Woman herself!
10. Venus Williams
Even if you aren’t into sports, you’ve probably heard the names of Serena and Venus Williams. They have rocked the tennis world and became the most recognized female tennis players of all time.
Well, there’s one more thing that makes Venus Williams stand out from the crowd – it’s her incredible height. There’s no requirement for tennis players to be tall, but Venus Williams has a height of 6’1” (185 cm).
But does she like it? While some women feel insecure being taller than most men in the room, Venus Williams enjoys it greatly. She’s happy to be tall and loves everything about it!
9. Jane Lynch
It may be a bit weird for some of you to see Jane Lynch not wearing the usual tracksuit that she put on for every episode of Glee, but in real life, her style is far from sporty.
Jane Lynch enjoys wearing all kinds of suits and occasionally dons a stunning dress, but the sporty gym style is definitely a work of fiction. Still, the tall actress has her very own history with sports.
The height of the actress (6’0” or 183 cm) made her a perfect basketball player and she was even considering going pro when she was in high school. Lucky for us, she decided to follow her other passion and became an actress instead.
8. Lisa Leslie
When you’re into sports it’s always good to have some height to help you out, especially when you’re a professional basketball player like Lisa Leslie. In basketball, we believe, height can be the decisive factor.
After all, when you are tall, you don’t have to jump as high! Well, you also have to be agile and good at teamwork, so height alone doesn’t make a person a great basketball player.
Well, it seems that Lisa Leslie has it all – the good looks, the amazing height (she’s 6’5” or 196 cm), and the successful career as a pro basketball player.
7. Ivanka Trump
Ivanka Trump, the daughter of Donald Trump, is an incredibly stunning woman. Her height (5’11” or 180 cm) allowed her to try out some modelling when she was younger, but that passion passed really quick.
Ivanka Trump confessed that her biggest desire was to become a businesswoman and work with real estate. Well, we all know that didn’t quite work out for her as she became her father’s Advisor while he occupied the seat of the President of the United States.
Right now Ivanka Trump is leading a more peaceful life, dedicating most of her free time to her husband and family. Maybe that real estate gig will still happen in the nearest future!
6. Katie Holmes
Katie Holmes is an amazing actress who has appeared in numerous movies and TV shows, but most people still know her as the ex-wife of Tom Cruise.
The couple has been married for 6 years, starting from 2006, and attracted lots of attention with each public appearance. Why, you might ask?
Well, Tom Cruise is a very famous actor, but it wasn’t his fame or Katie Holmes’ beauty that made everyone stare at them – it was their height difference! Katie Holmes was towering over her husband in a way that couldn’t be ignored. Her height is 5’9” (175 cm), while Tom Cruise is 5’7” (170cm).
5. Kaia Gerber
Kaia Gerber has taken the fashion industry by storm and no wonder – being the daughter of Cindy Crawford must have its perks. But it’s not only the family name that makes her stand out from the rest of the young models – she’s a stunning woman herself!
Her dad has also done some modelling back in the day, so it definitely runs in the family. With a height of 5’9” (176 cm), Kaia Gerber isn’t taller than most models, but she’s quite tall nonetheless by our non-model human standards.
Kaia Gerber confessed that her mom, Cindy Crawford, has taught her a lot about being a fashion model. And it’s not only about striking a perfect pose or knowing your best angles – she shared all the secrets of the industry with Kaia Gerber!
4. Lais Ribeiro
Looking at Lais Ribeiro it’s easy to understand why she started modelling – the woman is a perfect fit for the fashion industry! With a height of 6’1” (185 cm) she has the looks and the build that allows her to rock any style.
And that’s exactly what most designers want – a versatile model that can look great no matter what. So, it’s no wonder that Lais Ribeiro quickly became one of Victoria’s Secret Angels and started building a career for herself.
The model has worked with such huge names as Gucci, Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Versace, and Lois Vuitton. You’ll be surprised to find out that her career skyrocketed after Lais Ribeiro gave birth to her son!
3. Kimora Lee Simmons
Kimora Lee Simmons is a stunning woman with a spectacular height of 6’0” (183 cm). Can you imagine what it was like for her to grow up being so tall?
Well, it turns out Kimora didn’t have a quiet childhood as she was often bullied at school. The girl was growing tall and was 5’ 10” at the age of 10! Her mother decided it would be good for her daughter’s self-esteem to go to a modelling school.
That’s how Kimora Lee Simmons became a supermodel! She got her first fashion gig with Chanel when she was just 14 years old. What a career start!
2. Karolina Kurkova
Karolina Kurkova is a world-known model that is popular both for her exquisite style and beautiful looks. No wonder she was one of Victoria’s Secret Angels!
Being 5’11” (180 cm) tall, Karolina Kurkova had a tough time growing up as she was the tallest kid in her class. While that wasn’t easy for her as she stood out too much, in the end, it all paid off when she started modelling.
Karolina Kurkova landed her first fashion gig at the tender age of 15 and went on building a career in the fashion industry. Not only she’s a former Victoria’s Secret Angel, but she’s also been on the cover of Vogue numerous times.
1. Serena Williams
Serena Williams is one of the biggest names in the world of tennis. With 23 Grand Slam single titles under her belt, Serena Williams has become a true tennis legend that will be remembered for decades.
If you’re wondering how tall the star of tennis is, well, she’s on this list for a reason – her height is 5’9” (175 cm).
Lately, she’s spending more time wearing heels than chasing balls on the court, so you can add a few inches more to her impressive height!