TOP 20: Tallest Actresses in Hollywood

TOP 20: Tallest Actresses in Hollywood

Hollywood is filled with all kinds of people – actors, musicians, directors, and anyone else in the entertainment industry. However,...

Hollywood is filled with all kinds of people – actors, musicians, directors, and anyone else in the entertainment industry. However,...

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Hollywood is filled with all kinds of people – actors, musicians, directors, and anyone else in the entertainment industry. However, the focus seemed to have changed, as it mostly represents anyone in the U.S. film industry.

People have landed roles for movies because of certain characteristics they possess – one of which is their height. There are sometimes specifications on the stats filmmakers would like to see during auditions because it suits the role. They could either need someone taller or shorter or average – depending on the role description.

Many people have landed huge roles because of their height – especially women. Today, there are tall actresses in the industry – some of which you may not know about.

Sometimes, you may not realize that these actresses are tall in real life until you see them on the red carpet and be like – oh, she’s huge! Whether they are standing alone or next with co-stars, leading actors, or partners.

That is also to tell you that: a movie set doesn’t always do enough justice to an actor or actress’ physical looks. Nevertheless, let’s take a look at the 20 tallest actresses in Hollywood and see if your favorite(s) made it to the list.

1. Lindsay Kay Hayward

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Lindsay Kay Hayward, fondly known as Isis the Amazon or Aloisia, is one of the tallest actresses in Hollywood. The Guinness World Records recognized her in 2013 as the tallest actress in a lead role (with a height of 6ft 9in.). However, she lost 0.75 in. later, as she had a slipped disc.

The Hollywood star has acted in movies such as R100, The Internship Games, Grey’s Anatomy, Cassie, and You Have a Nice Flight. Lindsay, born July 28th, 1987, is also a retired professional wrestler. A little into her personal life, she is in a relationship and has a 4-year-old son, Liam.

2. Gwendoline Christie

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Known for her known in the HBO TV series Brienne of Tarth, Gwendoline Christie is another tall actress in Hollywood. Her height was one of the distinctive features she had in the movie that gained her today’s recognition. Standing at 6ft 3in., she has also landed roles in Star Wars, The Hunger Games, and Wizards vs Aliens.

Born October 28th, 1978, Gwendoline has been nominated for different acting categories, including the Primetime Emmy Award for outstanding supporting actress. The English actress was bullied when growing up because of her height and androgynous looks but soon became her most unique and best-selling feature years later.

3. Judy Gold

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Judy Gold is everything about entertainment. She is an actress, comedian, writer, and producer. She is also one of Hollywood’s female actresses over 6 feet tall (standing at 6ft 2in.). She has played different roles, with her most recognized one in the TV series All-American Girl.

The 58-year-old actress currently has a show – The Judy Show: My Life as a Sitcom and a Kill Me Now Podcast. She has won two Daytime Emmy Awards as the best Television Writer and Producer on The Rosie O’Donnell Show. Two of her latest movies are Better Things and Murphy Brown, where she played Judy and I.C.E. Agent Lynch, respectively.

4. Elizabeth Debicki

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Another one of the famous actresses over 6 feet tall is Elizabeth Debicki. The Australian actress is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts. While in college, she made her film debut titled: A Few Best Men. In 2013, she received the A.A.C.T.A. Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her role in The Great Gatsby.

She was also a recipient of the Richard Pratt Bursary for Outstanding Acting Students. Born August 24th, 1990, Elizabeth Debicki took an interest in dancing (ballet) and then theatre years later. Her unique height (6ft 3in.) has earned many recognitions over the world.

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5. Brooke Shields

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Brooke Shields is a Hollywood star who has been on the screen for as long as 4 decades. She landed her first role on the screen at 12, with a lead role in Louis Malle’s 1978 film: Pretty Baby. From there, she played other incredible roles in dramas such as Endless Love, The Blue Lagoon, and the N.B.C. series: Suddenly Susan.

The 56-year-old actress also found a passion for modeling, with her 6ft height being a major push to her career. She acclaims herself as a comedian queen. Recently, Brooke added fashion designing to her long list of talents.

6. Gal Gadot

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Gal Gadot-Varsano, popularly known as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince in D.C. Extended Universe. She is one tall actress, standing at 5ft 10in., who has won the hearts of many with her beauty and talents. She won Miss Israel in 2004 at age 18.

The Israeli actress previously served two years as a soldier in the Israel Defense Forces and attended college after. Gal Gadot, born April 30th, 1985, started her movie career in 2009 when she played the role of Gisele Yashere in Fast & Furious. With other movies in her portfolio, she has been recognized as one of the highest-paid actresses in the world.

7. Blake Lively

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Born August 25th, 1987, Blake Lively is one of Hollywood’s bests. The American actress is the daughter of the popular actor Ernie Lively, making her a legacy in the industry. She had her first debut film in 1998 in the movie Sandman, at age 10. Since then, she has been featured in several other films like The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, New York I Love You, Green Lantern, and many others.

The tall blonde actress standing at 5 feet 10 inches was found by her elder brother, who believed she had a great talent. Blake is married to Ryan Reynolds, and together, they have three lovely daughters.

8. Julia Roberts

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Julia Fiona Roberts is one of the many legends of Hollywood who has won several awards, including the Golden Globe Award. She has also received different accolades for her talent. There are other nominations for her performance in the 2000’s film: Erin Brokovich.

Julia Roberts, born October 28th, 1967, is one of the richest female actresses because many of her movies are successful, with over $3Billion in Box Office. Some of her best movies include Wonder, Ocean’s Eleven, Notting Hill, My Best Friend’s Wedding, Ocean’s Twelve. She sometimes attributes her success to her height – 5ft 9in., even though she believes she is too tall to be a girl.

9. Brigitte Nielsen

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Fondly known for her action movies, Brigitte Nielsen is one of the tallest actresses in Hollywood. Her first debut film was with Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1985, with the film: Red Sonja. She took other roles in 90’s films like Beverly Hills Cops, Cobra, Galaxis, Snowboard Academy, and many other B-list movies.

However, her star role in the 2014 action film “Mercenaries” made her even more popular. The 58-year-old Danish actress is 6 ft 1in. tall. She is also a model after being discovered by Greg Gorman and Helmut Newton. Amongst other things, Brigette Nielsen is a reality tv personality and singer.

10. Cameron Diaz

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Cameron Michelle Diaz is another tall blonde actress who has played different roles in popular movies like There’s Something About Mary and The Sweetest Thing over the last decades. Even though she is now a retired actress, she has box office films worth over $3B. She also has several awards to her name, including 4 Golden Globe Awards, 3 Screen Actors Guild Awards, and many others.

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Cameron Diaz has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, making her one of the most powerful and one of the world’s highest-paid actresses. The 5-foot-9-inch retired actress, born August 30th, 1972, is also an entrepreneur, author, producer, and model.

11. Kristen Johnston

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Kristen Angel Johnston, born September 20th, 1967, is also one of the tallest women in Hollywood. She is 6ft tall. She is especially recognized for her work in sitcoms, making her one of the notable names in the industry.

Kristen has won two Primetime Emmy Awards for a comedy series – 3rd Rock from the Sun, where she played Sally Solomon. She has also played roles in films like Ice Age, The Exes, Bride Wars, Mom, and many others.

The Hollywood Veteran didn’t always like her height and got bullied when she was younger. She always thought of herself to be a freak until she embraced it. 

12. Ilfenesh Hadera

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Ilfenesh Hadera is that tall fine woman that co-starred in the 2017 film Baywatch with Zac Efron. She played the role of Stephanie Holden.

Hadera graduated from The Harlem School of the Arts and the King’s College London, where she bagged a degree in Performance Studies. She had her debut film in 2010 in the movie 1/20.

Ever since she has appeared in movies and T.V. series like Blacklist, Billions, Show Me a Hero, The Punisher, Chicago Fire, and a few others. She works with Spike Lee. The 35-year-old actress is 5ft 11in. tall. She is also a model.

13. Aisha Tyler

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Aisha Tyler is one of the many recognized names on the screen. She is an actress, comedian, talk show host, and director. She has played many roles in her career – like Andrea Marino in Season 1 of Ghost Whisperer, which is quite the popular one. Other films by the 50-year-old actress include Crime Scene Investigation, Friends, and Talk Soup.

Aisha has also been a voice-over actress. She is known for her role in Archer as Lana Kane and in video games like Watch Dogs and Gears of War 3. The 6ft tall actress has won different awards, including the Daytime Emmy Award for the Best Entertainment Talk Show Host.

14. Ireland Baldwin

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Ireland Eliesse Baldwin is one of the youngest and the tallest female actresses in Hollywood. The actress, who is 6ft 1in. tall, has achieved so much at 25.

Ireland Baldwin was formerly a model before she turned actress. Her modeling career, all thanks to her height, gave her many opportunities. She has worked with several agencies in Milan, London, Hamburg, and Los Angeles.

In 2013, she started acting. She had her first debut film in Grudge Match. The actress is a graduate of the New York Film Academy. Recently, Baldwin decided to start a professional D.J. Career. She is also an advocate for animal rights.

15. Tricia Helfer

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With a past history in modeling, Tricia Helfer is one of the sexiest women alive. The Canadian model, now turned actress, has played many roles in her lifetime. Some of her best works are in Battlestar Galactica as Cylon model Number Six and Charlotte Richards or goddess of creation in the Lucifer series.

Tricia is also a voice-over actress. She did the voicing of Sarah Kerrigan in Starcraft II for nearly 5 years. There are also other video games where she did the voicing, such as Spider-Man: Web of Shadows. The 47-year-old, who is 5ft 11in. tall is still pursuing full-time acting.

16. Geena Davis

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Virginia Elizabeth Davis, also known as Geena Davis, is a veteran actress in Hollywood. Because of her on-screen performance, she’s received awards such as the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award and has also been nominated for others like the Primetime Emmy Award.

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Born January 21st, 1956, Geena Davis is also an activist, producer, and model. She got her college degree from Boston University in Drama. Her debut film was Tootsie, with other movies such as Grey’s Anatomy, Majorie Prime, and Accidents Happen.  Geena Davis is 6ft tall, which was an advantage to getting her signed with Zoli Modeling Agency in New York.

17. Leslie Jones

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Leslie Jones is one of the tall black actresses and comedians in Hollywood. She is 6ft tall. At a young age, she started playing basketball because of her height, and suggested by her father. She even went to a university on a basketball scholarship. However, she took a different career path by studying communication.

The 54-year-old star has been nominated for several award categories, including the Primetime Emmy Award for comedy series. In 2010, she had her own comedy special titled Problem Child. She was also a cast member and writer for Saturday Night Live for 5 years. Some of Leslie Jone’s best works are Ghostbusters and Coming 2 America II.

18. Mandy Moore

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Born April 10th, 1984, Mandy Moore is another beautiful tall actress recognized in the industry. She is also a singer and songwriter, as she came to the limelight with her debut single – Candy. She had a debut studio album after that received a Platinum certification.

Mandy Moore still sings but devotes most of her time to acting these days. Her first film was in 2001, a voice actor for a comedy film, Dr. Dolittle 2.  Since then, the 5ft 10in. The actress has played roles in different movies like The Princess Diaries, Love, Wedding, Marriage, Midway, Darkest Minds, and many others.

19. Jennifer Garner

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Beginning her acting career as an understudy, Jennifer Garner is one incredible personality on the screen. She is remarkably known because of her tall height, standing at 5 feet 9 inches, and of course, the incredible roles in movies.

Jennifer was only recently recognized as an inductee of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The American actress is also a producer, having studied at Denison University. Her first T.V. appearance was in Zoya – a novel adapted into a film by Danielle Steel.

The 49-year-old American star is interested in making action movies since her height is such a huge plus. Her best works are Peppermint, Camping, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.

20. Saffron Burrows

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Saffron Burrows has been on the screen for over two decades. Apart from her fantastic thing, her height is another remarkable thing about her. The 6 feet tall actress has appeared in numerous small and large screen films like Boston Legal and Marvel’s Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., respectively.

Saffron was raised by an architect father and a teacher mother. She had an interest in acting at a young age, in which she landed her debut film in 1993. Years later, she was featured in many other movies. The British actress is also a model who campaigns for equality and disabled rights.

Conclusion

Being tall has never been a limitation. If, for anything, people have been able to accomplish great things because of their heights. Basketballers are making a huge deal out of their heights and many other great people.

Hollywood is filled with all kinds of people – as well as tall actresses and musicians. Some of the big names have been listed above, and there are others. These female actresses have scored numerous roles, won different awards, and shown how versatile they can be.

Heights are no longer insecurities since some Hollywood idols now embrace it and attribute it to their successes.

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