There are many physical qualities that a woman can possess in Hollywood to help her make a positive impression. But one element that doesn't seem to matter when it comes to standing out, is their ability to stand up tall.
Perhaps it's because they are often seen in heels, but you may be shocked to see that some of the most talked-about celebrities in Hollywood would be easy to lose in a crowd!
With women ranging from 5'0 to one Marvel actress who says she's 5'4 on a good day, the 15 women on our list are all used to standing on some tippy toes or receiving some artificial help to give them a needed boost.
Included in some instances are also the extreme height differentials in relationships, such as Hayden Panettiere's 5'1 frame versus her 6'6 professional boxer of a boyfriend. Though she isn't alone, as both Kim Kardashian and Jessica Simpson know what it's like to look up to their athletic partner!
15 Ariel Winter - 5'1
There are many women in Hollywood who have seemingly grown up under the spotlight. And while Ariel Winter may have gotten her start in Hollywood at a young age on Modern Family, by the time the show wraps up, she'll be poised to become one of the biggest actresses in Hollywood.
Biggest, however, not being a literal term when you consider Winter is only standing up at 5'1. It's a good thing she looks so amazing in heels! Even if she chooses to not pursue a film or television career following the finale of the series, which is something Winter has discussed in the past, her 4+ million fans on Instagram are still sure to want to know all about her life.
14 Hayden Panettiere - 5'1
When talking about the matter on Ellen, Panettiere admitted people come up to her and ask her that on a regular basis,
"And they're very conservative people most of the time. They just have to know. Like have to know, 'I just have to ask you this question!'"
Panettiere did admit during her interview that "Where there's a will, there's a way!" Kudos to those two for managing to find a way to make it work, especially because they also logically got to come away with much stronger communication in the bedroom.
13 Anna Kendrick - 5'0
Anna Kendrick definitely knows how to draw all eyes to her in a positive way whenever she enters a room or pops up on the screen. Her popularity has allowed her to do several interviews about her personal life, including one with Esquire.
When discussing her height with the publication, Kendrick stated,
"I was angsty about my height when I was younger, but I love it now. Why wouldn't you want to be a little compact being? I used to think that guys preferred tall women, but plenty of them like short girls...Tall girls, short girls… just any girls, you know?”
12 Hilary Duff - 5'1
There are many things in Hilary Duff's life that she would gladly say she is passionate about. When asked about her thoughts on fashion, Duff gushed,
"I love clothes. I can't control myself. I have a huge fetish for shoes and clothes and make-up. I'm the kind of person who doesn't like to wear things over and over again."
And given that Hilary Duff remains a huge star, in part due to her role on the series Younger, it's understandable that she has the bankroll to support her passion for clothes. It's also hard to blame her for not wanting to wear the same outfit multiple times when you consider the paparazzi would surely have a field day if they caught her wearing "old" clothes.
11 Natalie Portman - 5'2
Natalie Portman has admitted in the past that she gets approached on a daily basis, at least in Los Angeles, by fans who want to say hi. And perhaps it's her 5'2 frame that leads to some people expressing their affection for her in a way that she would surely shut down,
"When a guy tells me I'm cute, it's not something desirable. Cute is more like what you want your pet to be," said Portman.
Let's hope her husband, Benjamin Millepied, is taking notes. Otherwise, he may find himself trying to rev up Portman's engine, only to slip up, drop her dreaded "C" word and find himself with a night that probably involved a lot less hugging than he had hoped.
10 Mila Kunis - 5'3
Mila Kunis has made a career for herself by appearing in some hilarious comedies. If you love television, perhaps you grew up watching her on That '70s Show. The height difference between her character, Jackie Burkhart, and Ashton Kutcher's character, Michael Kelso, caused for some funny gags in the show.
The on-screen chemistry may have seemed strong between the two, but that's nothing compared to their attraction to one another off the screen. They got married in 2012 and have 2 children together.
Outside of That '70s Show, Kunis has had several successful films including Ted and Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
9 Danica Patrick - 5'2
Whether a lot of the women on our list will choose to admit or not, there have definitely been limitations in their life that have occurred because of their height. When discussing her 5'2 frame, famed race car driver Danica Patrick, admitted one of the biggest knocks on her body structure,
"I'm not tall enough to be a model, but I wish I was 6-foot, because I love it. It's kind of artsy, and I'm artsy. And I love clothes," said Patrick.
She may feel that way but we're sure there are still some companies who would love to give her a shot.
8 Kim K - 5'2
Kim Kardashian is known for posing for the cameras whenever she leaves the house. Hell, she's known for posing for photos when she is inside the house too. But you can imagine it was a lot harder for the paparazzi to get her and her short-term husband, Kris Humphries in the same shot together.
While Kim is only 5'2, Kris' career in the NBA may give away the fact that he was 6'9. It is reported that her current husband, Kanye West, is 5'8 which we're sure is much more manageable for photographers. As shown with this list, however, Kim is not the shortest Kardashian in the family!
7 Kristen Bell - 5'1
Dax Shepard definitely isn't the largest man in Hollywood, at 6'2, but you can imagine he must often feel like a pretty tall person around the house. Especially considering the person he hangs out with the most are his young children, and his wife, Kristen Bell who tops off at 5'1.
When talking about their relationship, Shepard was open with his praise for Bell,
“She is really, really, a kind, thoughtful, generous person. And she, like everyone else, has all kinds of character defects, but at her core, her intentions are generally pretty solid."
As if there was any doubt that Bell was beautiful inside and out!
6 Jennifer Love Hewitt - 5'2
Hewitt may only be 5'2, but perhaps her ability to rock some heels was one of the things she was inferring to when she once said,
"The fun part of being a girl is that there are little beauty things you can do to make yourself feel special."
If we were being completely upfront, the highlights from the acing career of Jennifer Love Hewitt's career came a long time ago. But that doesn't mean that fans of her growing up don't still think back fondly on the times when she was on your television screen (or the big screen) on a regular basis.
5 Reese Witherspoon - 5'1
Reese Witherspoon has surely had many people that she has looked to for inspiration throughout her career. But one of the biggest women that Witherspoon used to help her chase her dream would actually be a woman that she has the edge over when it comes to the height department.
"Well, I always wanted to be Dolly Parton when I was a little girl. I was obsessed with her," said Witherspoon.
While Witherspoon's 5'1 stature is going to make it hard for her to standout, Parton was only 4'11! Witherspoon has been in a relationship with significantly taller, Jim Toth who stands at 6'1.
4 Kourtney Kardashian - 5'1
When discussing what some of her goals for clothing are, Kourtney revealed,
"I'm five feet tall - I'm very petite - so for me, if I'm wearing a skirt or dress, it needs to be short, or else it makes me look frumpy. I need to wear either something really short or a maxi dress; anything in between just looks weird."
At only 5'1 tall, Kourtney Kardashian is the shortest member of the Kardashian/Jenner clan. Thankfully, for Kourtney, she just happens to have the financial backing (and support system) to make sure she is always dressing to best fit her height.
3 Jessica Simpson - 5'2
Some people may be under the impression that Jessica Simpson is a dumb blonde. The reality, however, could not be further from the truth. Simpson has found success in the acting and music industry, as well as helped create a fashion line that is worth hundreds of millions. Which also includes several great pairs of shoes!
But if you ask her 6'3 former NFL husband, Eric Johnson, what her best quality is, it may be her ability to get up on her tippy toes. No stranger to dating former athletes, including Tony Romo, perhaps Simpson is used to rocking some heels to add to her 5'2 frame.
2 Ariana Grande - 5'1
Ariana Grande can rarely be seen without wearing a pair of heels on. And while she does admit that at times she wears runners, Grande has also talked about her love of adding some height to her step,
“I think there’s something wrong with me, for sure. If you wanted me to I could, like, run. I mean, I can get to A to B fast,"
There are many women out there who don't feel comfortable even walking in heels, much less all of the impressive bouts of cardio that Grande performs while rocking heels. Which also means that if Grande takes a tumble during a performance, that you probably won't be able to blame on the heels!
1 Scarlett Johansson - 5'4 (On a Good Day!)
Scarlett Johansson is arguably the biggest woman in Hollywood when you look at the film career she's put together. I mean sure, it's largely helped by the fact that she's an Avenger, but that's still damn impressive.
Johansson also has features on her body that many women may look at and find themselves wishing they could also possess. But if Johansson could change one thing about her body, it may be her 5'3 frame.
"I’d like to be taller. I’m 5-foot-4 on a good day, and a couple extra inches would be nice," said Johansson to Style magazine. Johansson ironically enough does have a twin brother who is reportedly 6'3.