30 Unexpectedly Short Celebrities

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While on screen our favourite celebrities may seem larger than life height-wise, off-screen they’re often the exact opposite.

Whether through movie magic, stiletto heels or some good old-fashioned perspective play (i.e. placing them next to unusually small props), some of Hollywood’s biggest names often manage to fill the screen—a feat that belies their diminutive real-life stature.

Of course, the reverse can also be true and stars can appear taller in person (ahem, Zendaya), but more often than not, actor and actresses are on the smaller side.

What Is The Average Height For A Woman? 

While there’s no right or wrong height to be, the average height of an Australian woman is 161.8 cm or 5 ft 3+1⁄2 inches. 

This means that anyone below that might be considered short by societal expectation. 

Of course, it’s good to keep in mind that average height varies by country. 

Celebrities Who Are Unexpectedly Short

To illustrate just how much perspective can change things, we’ve rounded up 29 celebrities who are surprisingly small in stature (but big on talent). (And if you’re curious, you can head here to find Hollywood’s favourite short male actors.)

NB: All heights listed are reported measurements only.

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Sabrina Carpenter is just 1.51 m or 4″9 tall.

zoe kravitz height

Zoë Kravtiz (left) is 157cm, or 5″2′, tall.

kim kardashian height

Kim Kardashian (right) is 157cm, or 5″2′, tall.

vanessa hudgens height

Vanessa Hudgens (left) is 155cm, or 5″1′, tall.

Kristen bell height
anna kendrick height
natalie portman height

Natalie Portman (right) is 160cm, or 5″3′, tall.

rashida jones height
nicole richie height

Nicole Richie (right) is 155cm, or 5″1′, tall.

olsen twins height

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (far left and far right) are 152cm, or 5″0′, tall.

eva longoria height

Eva Longoria (right) is 152cm, or 5″0′, tall.

lady gaga height

Lady Gaga (left) is 155cm, or 5″1′, tall.

kylie minogue height
hilary duff height

Hilary Duff (right) is 157cm, or 5″2′, tall.

america ferrera height

America Ferrera (left) is 155cm, or 5″1′, tall.

nick jonas height

Nick Jonas is 167 cm, or 5″6′, tall.

reese witherspoon height

Reese Witherspoon (centre) is 156 cm, or 5″1′, tall.

isla fisher height
victoria beckham height
salma hayek height
jessica chastain height

Jessica Chastain (second from right) is 163 cm, or 5″4′, tall and James McAvoy (right) is 170 cm, or 5″7′, tall.

kit harrington height

Kit Harington (left) is 173 cm, or 5″8′, tall.

kourtney kardashian height

Kourtney Kardashian (right) is 155 cm, or 5″1′, tall.

megan fox height

Megan Fox is 163 cm, or 5″4′, tall.

jada pinkett smith height

Jada Pinkett Smith is 152 cm, 5″0′, tall.

amanda seyfreid height

Amanda Seyfried (left) is 159 cm, or 5″3′, tall.

emilia clarke height
elliot-page height

Elliot Page (left) is 155 cm, or 5″1′, tall.

ariana grande height

Ariana Grande (right) is believed to be just over 152cm, or 5″0′, tall.

jenna ortega height

Jenna Ortega (middle) is around 155cm, or just slightly under 5″1′, tall.

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