Celebrities are just like regular people — they can come in all shapes and sizes. But there are some female celebrities that are way taller than we originally thought. Height can be very deceiving on TV and movies, so it can be hard to tell when a celebrity is tall to begin with. Camera crews always have tricky ways of hiding height from the viewer, trust us, they are sneaky. They’ve even managed to hide pregnancies from time to time.
Women like Nicole Kidman are not able to fool us as easily since her last two husbands have been a lot shorter than she is. So, we can see the difference on the red carpet. You might also be surprised to hear that Taylor Swift is almost 6-feet tall — that girl certainly has the body of a dancer.
Some women thought that their acting careers would be harmed by their height. After all, if you were to be a supermodel, height means everything. But it comes down to the fact that they have to act alongside men and if they tower over them, then maybe that can be an issue. But sometimes, it works out for some celebrity women. After all, Gwendoline Christine from Game of Thrones needed her height in order to land the role. It turned out to be the role of a lifetime, so her height worked to her benefit. Aside from it affecting their career, it can also affect their wardrobe. While Big and Tall might be for men, we're sure these women wished there was a fashionable store dedicated solely to long-legged ladies. Shopping must be a real pain for these ladies — imagine trying to find a pair of jeans that reach their ankles when you're over 6-feet tall! Think of all that extra fabric! So without further ado, here are 15 leading ladies with legs so long, they need to shop at Big and Tall.
15 Taylor Swift Could Be A Giant
It's hard to believe that the girl with the svelte body is as tall as she is. She certainly is a slender girl, but we never really think about her height, that is unless you’ve seen her in concert. She typically dates tall guys, so we haven’t really noticed then either. It’s sometimes hard to see a celebrity’s height unless you are with them in person. That is until you see her standing next to people in photos, then she looks like an Amazon. It’s hard to pin down her exact height since she's described herself as many different heights throughout the years, but she stands roughly around 5’11.” Just check out her standing beside Bruno Mars as he accepts an award at the MTV Video Music Awards.
14 Charlize Theron Is Much Taller Than Her Man
Charlize Theron is another female celebrity whose height surprised us. Judging by her movies, we just never got the impression that this was a tall girl. When she was dating Sean Penn, it became pretty obvious that she was tall. The two are no longer dating now, so she doesn’t have to worry about his height any longer, but if you look at her red carpet photos, she often towers over her co-stars as well. Sean Penn is 5’8” while Charlize Theron stands at 5’10”. Theron doesn’t seem to be dating anyone else at the moment. She was last linked to Halle Berry’s ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry, but it doesn’t seem like much happened between them. That was last summer and she doesn’t seem to be committed to anyone in particular right now.
13 Katie Holmes Likes Short Men
Well, maybe that’s a little harsh. Sorry, Tom Cruise. But she has dated many short guys over the years; maybe she should have stayed with her Dawson’s Creek costar Joshua Jackson. This girl is definitely tall; she used to joke around about it when it came to her character as Joey Potter on Dawson’s Creek. She stands at 5’9” and she used to tower over Tom Cruise when they were dating. Even her new beau, Jamie Foxx, isn’t that much taller than Tom. As we can see on the red carpet, Holmes is a vision in white. Her escort on the red carpet is much shorter than she is and the height difference really shows in this photo. Regardless of her height, she’s a beauty and an underrated talent in Hollywood these days.
12 Nicole Kidman Is A Tall Australian Beauty
We’ve sort of known over the years that Kidman is a tall gal. She hits the red carpet pretty frequently and when she’s seen with her co-stars, it’s pretty obvious how tall she is. She also dates many short men — well they seem short next to her because she's so tall. She is almost 5’11” and if you want to think about the height difference, then remember that Tom Cruise is 5’7”. When the two divorced, she seemed super excited about the fact that she didn’t have to wear flats any longer. She said, "I can wear heels again!” Though considering her most recent husband, Keith Urban, she may be back to wearing flats again.
11 Blake Lively Is A Tall Blonde Bombshell
Blake Lively stands at 5’10” and most of the guys she dated, like Penn Bagley, were much shorter than her. So, it’s a good thing that she married a tall man for once. Ryan Reynold is a whopping 6’2” so she’s certainly not towering over him. She finally looks like the shorter one for once. They are of course one of our favorite #relationshipgoals couples. She has been posting recently on Instagram about her struggles with losing the baby weight she gained with her second child. It’s not always as easy for some celebrities. She stated that it took her ten months to gain 61 pounds, but it took her 14 months to lose it.
10 Gwendoline Christie’s Height Is Intimidating
For Gwendoline Christie, her height benefitted her because it helped her get the role of Brienne of Tarth in Game of Thrones. When it came to her warrior character, it was supposed to be a woman that could be intimidating. She certainly can pull that off considering she is a whopping 6’3.” There aren’t even that many men who are that tall, so she certainly got someone’s good genes. The casting director really won out with Gwendoline because he wanted to be true to her character who was imposing in the books. The character is meant to be tall, imposing, and confident. She is a knight and considered to be one of the noblest and most powerful. Not only did she have to be tall, but it also helps that Christie is fit.
9 Laura Prepon Has Always Played The Tall Girl
We don’t really notice her height all that much when it comes to her jailbird role on Orange is the New Black, but when she was in That 70’s Show, it was pretty obvious that she was really tall. She stood alongside Ashton Kutcher who was also tall. It was always obvious how short Mila Kunis was because all the men seemed to tower over her, but it was the same way for Laura Prepon. She's 5’10.” She doesn’t consider herself to be a s*x symbol, though many others would disagree. “I never think of myself as any kind of s*x symbol, but I get letters from all over, all sorts. It's really cool. I get a lot from inmates, which is kind of scary. But the best was the guy who wanted to send me a plane ticket to fly me to his prom.”
8 Michelle Obama Wants To Be Inconspicuous
For Michelle Obama, the former First Lady, she was almost as tall as her husband and he stands at 6-feet tall. She is 5’11,” but in most pictures, you really can’t tell that they are an inch apart. She’s certainly an opposing woman, especially with her muscular arms. When she was on Jimmy Kimmel one time for an interview, she told him that she found her imposing height difficult because she could never be inconspicuous. She’s definitely a bright woman who offered a lot of value being the first lady. “We learned about gratitude and humility — that so many people had a hand in our success, from the teachers who inspired us to the janitors who kept our school clean — and we were taught to value everyone's contribution and treat everyone with respect.”
7 Kate Middleton Could Be A Giant
We never really noticed before that Kate Middleton was so tall — that might be because her husband Prince William is tall as well. She actually is pretty tall, though, and stands at 5’10.” She often towers over the people that she meets when she is out. When it comes to her role as a royal, she certainly is a lot like Princess Diana in the respect that she believes kindness goes a long way. It’s also something she believes in strongly. “My parents taught me about the importance of qualities like kindness, respect, and honesty, and I realize how central values like these have been to me throughout my life.” It looks like Prince William found someone who was very much like his mother whom he was very close to.
6 Sigourney Weaver Broke Hearts
Remember Weaver in Aliens? Those aliens were dangerous creatures and she was a warrior against them throughout the whole franchise. She stands at 5’11” tall and she has said in the past that some of her auditions didn’t go well because of her height. She found out that she lost out on a lot of roles because of her height. That may be why she did better in action movies because the aliens don’t care how tall you are. The height certainly did help with her badass image in the Alien franchise, but unfortunately, it was harder for her to branch out. “Being tall has a major impact in general. It takes some courage to be as big as you are — to live up to it and not be intimidated by the graceful tiny people.”
5 Mandy Moore Gets Everyone's Attention
Mandy Moore is another singer that we had no idea had some height to her. Especially when she was working on her singing career, we always had the impression that she was a shorter pop star. She stands at 5’10” tall. These days, she is working as an actress, something that she has focused more on over the years, though some of her roles do require her to sing. Her most recent role in the very popular hit TV show This Is Us has her singing or moonlighting in bars. The show seems to be growing in popularity as the seasons go on and it looks like Moore, despite her size, doesn’t seem to have a problem getting roles. “I've always had bad posture, and Pilates makes me feel taller and reminds me to keep my shoulders back. And hiking isn't just about doing cardio; it's also when I can get my 'me time' to be alone with my thoughts. After Pilates, I should do some cardio, and after hiking, I need to do some resistance training.”
4 Brooke Shields Towers Over Most Men
Now, this is a very telling picture. Shields is almost double the height of her escort. It's actually shocking that Brooke Shields is 6-feet tall, it really doesn’t seem that way until you see pictures like this one. She used to model as well and it was probably a more comfortable world to live in because most models, especially supermodels, are very tall. “Modelling is the world that I feel most welcome in.” She, of course, wasn’t walking runways like Gisele, she was more into catalog modelling. “My younger years of modelling were really just filled with fun trips. I was doing catalogs for Alexander's and Bloomingdale's.” This was certainly before she started acting, which she also started doing at a very young age.
3 Famke Janssen Was The Perfect Mutant
When she is playing a mutant in X-Men, it’s a lot easier to believe that Janssen is 6-feet tall. Otherwise, it’s really hard to tell. We certainly didn’t know that judging by her other movies. Maybe it’s her Dutch genes that give her the imposing height. Maybe she should have been the one tracking down her kidnapped daughter in Taken. Not only does she make a badass mutant, but she has a strong opinion on female superheroes. “We've always been ready for female superheroes. Because women want to be them and men want to do them.” Well, she certainly has a point there. In a world where there are mutants, it would be unrealistic if only men became mutants. There is room for us all in the superhero world.
2 Uma Thurman Played Badass Characters
How could we not have loved Uma Thurman in the Kill Bill franchise? Those movies put her on a whole new level of superstardom. She was such a badass character and considering the things that she did in the film, we can totally believe that she stands at 6-feet tall. She’s had a strong career in Hollywood and those movies certainly didn’t hurt her career. Thurman is a stunning woman, but it took her a long time to get used to her unusual beauty and to accept herself. “I had to go to a mirror and look at it. I couldn't picture myself in my own head. I had no image beyond a stick figure. I wasn't a mean person as a kid, or dumb, and something has to be said to justify excluding you.”
1 Gisele Bündchen Is Supermodel Tall
Gisele Bündchen was blessed for her height at 5’11” because it’s the perfect height to be a supermodel. It’s virtually impossible to be a supermodel without having some serious height. She has a tall statuesque figure and there are lots of reasons to be jealous of this girl’s life. It’s hard to tell that she is so tall because usually, when she’s in pictures, she is with her quarterback husband, Tom Brady, who is an astounding 6’4.” She’s a very inspirational woman and she believes strongly in taking chances in life because after all, we only live once. “I believe in taking chances and living your life. Sometimes, doors open and others close and you have to figure out which one you're going to take. I'm always for the one that's challenging.”