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70 Short Celebrity Women Who Are 5 Feet, 2 Inches Tall or Under

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Shorties, unite! Being on the not-so-tall side may preclude you from going on a few rides at Disney or from reaching that oddly placed kitchen cabinet — you know, the little one above your fridge — but there is nothing wrong with being short, and these short celebrity women would probably agree. While the world of modeling may be overrun with women measuring in at 6 feet or taller, a surprising number of our favorite celebs are decidedly, verifiably short (which, for the purposes of this article, we’re clocking as 5 feet, 2 inches or shorter).

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Curious who makes the list? Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke is one such badass chick. The Mother of Dragons slays both onscreen and off, and she does so while standing at exactly 5 feet, 2 inches tall. In short, she’s a pint-size powerhouse. And Clarke is far from alone: Awkwafina, Lady Gaga, Kristen Bell, and the Olsen twins all command attention in spite of their small size. Wildlife warrior Bindi Irwin is just 4 feet, 11 inches. Also on the list: Mother-daughter duo, the late Carrie Fisher and Billie Lourd, and (not surprisingly): gymnasts Simone Biles and Shawn Johnson East.

Since we typically see these ladies on screen or in our social media feeds and not in real life, we’re often surprised to find out just how petite some of these women are — and on the flip side, super-tall celebs often take us by surprise too (like when we found out Taylor Swift is actually 5 feet, 10 inches tall).

So, who else makes up the list of short female celebrities? These ladies may be small in stature, but they’re definitely not short on personality and talent — read on to see all the female celebs under 5 feet, 2 inches tall.

A version of this article was originally published in December 2014.

Lil’ Kim

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 11: Lil' Kim attends US Weekly's 2019 Most Stylish New Yorkers red carpet on September 11, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ferdman/Getty Images)

Lil’ Kim may be a legend, but she’s surprisingly only 4′ 11.

Judi Dench

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 09: Judi Dench attends the 'Allelujah' European Premiere during the 66th BFI London Film Festival at Southbank Centre on October 09, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)

Living legend Judi Dench is surprisingly only5’1.

Jenna Ortega

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 10: Jenna Ortega attends the 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton on January 10, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/WireImage)

All of the edge in a small package. Wednesday star Jenna Ortega is surprisingly only 5’1!

Linda Phan

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TV Personality Linda Phan is actually 5’2!

Keiko Agena

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 09: Keiko Agena attends the 2022 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Awards and Live Read at Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on November 09, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)

You know and love her as Lane on Gilmore Girls. What you might not know about Keiko? She’s actually 5’1, making her perhaps one of the shortest residents of Stars Hollow.

Brenda Song

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 21: Brenda Song attends The Paley Honors: A Special Tribute To Television's Comedy Legends at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on November 21, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

Brenda Song has made a name for herself in Dollface, Station 19 and, of course, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. Fun fact? She’s 5’2!

Angela Kinsey

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Everybody’s favorite sassy Office accountant clocks in at 5’1.

Jennette McCurdy

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You may be surprised to hear that memoirist Jennette McCurdy is only 5’2!

Camila Mendes

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Riverdale star Camila Mendes may have a big personality, but she’s actually on the shorter side IRL at 5’2.

Quinta Brunson

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This may come as a surprise but Emmy-winning writer Quinta Brunson is 4′ 11. And dripping head-to-toe with talent to boot!

Amanda Seyfried

Oscar® nominee Amanda Seyfried on the red carpet of The 93rd Oscars® at Union Station in Los Angeles, CA on Sunday, April 25, 2021.

It may be surprising to learn that that Oscar nominee is only 5 feet, 2 inches, considering the big roles she tackled onscreen. She even played the much taller Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes in The Dropout — she’s 5 feet, 7 inches .

Vice President Kamala Harris

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Constance Wu

attends the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California.

There’s a lot of debate on the internet as to how tall (or short) Constance Wu is, but the Hustlers star said it herself at the 2019 Golden Globes red carpet to Access Hollywood — she’s 5 feet, 2 inches tall.

Beanie Feldstein

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There was a lot of drama surrounding her Broadway role in Funny Girl, but this Fanny Brice proudly stands at 5 feet, 1 inch, no matter what the critics say.

Debbie Allen

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She’s a dancer, a singer, an actress, a Grey’s Anatomy executive producer, a director, a business owner, a wife, and a mom — that’s how much talent Debbie Allen packs into all of her five feet, two inches.

Sarah Hyland

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The former Modern Family star, and bride-to-be, stands at 5 feet, 2 inches tall — 10 inches shorter than her fiancé, Wells Adams.

Camila Cabello

Camila Cabello at The 2022 Met Gala celebrating In America: An Anthology of Fashion held at the The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2022 in New York City.

Camila Cabello makes our list easily! The singer stands at just 5 feet, 2 inches tall.

Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne arrives at iHeartRadio ALTer EGO on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Avril Lavigne also falls into the category of small but mighty! The “Sk8er Boi” songstress is 5 feet 2 inches tall.

Lisa Bonet

FILE - Lisa Bonet arrives at the Oscars on Feb. 24, 2019, in Los Angeles. Bonet turns 53 on Nov. 16. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Lisa Bonet’s height isn’t much different from daughter Zoë Kravitz, who will get to later on in this list. The actress stands at just 5 feet, 2 inches tall.

Jenna Dewan

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As a dancer, Jenna Dewan’s compact and fit frame has definitely been an asset. She has no shame in being 5 feet, 2 inches tall.

Christina Milian

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She’s conquered film and music and Christina Milian has proven she’s a force to be reckoned with! She totally gives new meaning to the old Shakespeare quote, “Though she be but little, she is fierce!” Milian is just 5 feet, 2 inches tall.

Jennifer Love Hewitt

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Longtime actress Jennifer Love Hewitt grew up in front of audiences’ eyes! Although she blossomed into the talented leading lady she is today, her height comes in at just 5 feet, 2 inches tall.

Bindi Irwin

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Bindi Irwin has done an impressive job of carrying on her late father Steve Irwin’s animal-loving legacy — not to mention creating her own. The 4-foot, 11-inch conservationist is about to become a mom.

Melissa Rauch

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At 4 feet, 11 inches, being short was a huge part of Melissa Rauch’s storyline as Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz on The Big Bang Theory.

Candace Cameron Bure

Candace Cameron-Bure attends the 10th Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Will Rogers State Historic Park on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, in Los Angeles, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)

You probably know that Candace Cameron Bure has had a big career on the small screen, from her role as D.J. Tanner on Full House to the Fuller House reboot to those Hallmark movies. She’s also mom to three grown kids, and isn’t afraid to get a little handsy with her husband, Valeri. What you may not know? The star stands at a petite 5 feet, 2 inches tall.

Simone Biles

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It’s no surprise that Olympic gold medalist and all-around gymnastics badass Simone Biles is short — standing (and flipping and twisting) just ≈≈tall — after all, it’s practically a requirement in her sport.

Giada De Laurentiis

Giada De Laurentiis13th Annual Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appetit, Las Vegas, USA - 10 May 2019

She’s a giant in the world of celebrity chefs, but Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis stands just 5 feet, 2 inches tall.

Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy 'The Kitchen' Film Premiere, Arrivals, TCL Chinese Theatre, Los Angeles, USA - 05 Aug 2019 Wearing Marchesa, Custom

Funny lady Melissa McCarthy is 5 feet, 2 inches tall.

Maren Morris

Maren Morris 53rd Annual CMA Awards, Arrivals, Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, USA - 13 Nov 2019 Wearing Honayda

Country star and new mama Maren Morris has made it big in the music world — she’s nabbed a slew of awards, including a Grammy Award for Best Country Solo Performance in 2017 — but on stage she’s just 5 feet, 1 inch tall.

Jada Pinkett Smith

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At only 4 feet, 11-1/2 inches tall, Jada Pinkett Smith tends to round her height up to 5 feet even. Another petite powerhouse with a thing for tall men, Pinkett Smith is famously towered over by her 6-foot-2-inch husband, Will Smith.

Alyssa Milano

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Charmed actress Alyssa Milano recently posted a sweet photo to Instagram of herself holding her 9-year-old son Milo. We don’t know how big her boy is, but at 5 feet, 2 inches tall, we’re guessing that it may not be too long before Milano is matched in height by her kiddo.

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While Awkwafina can seem like she’s towering over her scene partners, she’s only 5 feet, 1 inch tall.

Zoë Kravitz

Zoë Kravitz

Big Little Lies is filled with big little stars: Zoë Kravitz is one inch taller than co-star Reese Witherspoon at 5 feet, 2 inches tall.

Kate Mara

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Actress Kata Mara, currently starring in the Hulu miniseries A Teacher, is 5 feet, 2 inches tall.

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj 25th MTV Europe Music Awards, Press Room, Bilboa, Spain - 04 Nov 2018

It feels like Nicki Minaj towers over her peers — but in reality, the rapper is only five feet, two inches tall.

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande62nd Annual Grammy Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 26 Jan 2020

Not so grande after all? Ariana Grande is only five feet tall — and yet her legs go on for days.

Paula Abdul

arrives at the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

At 5 feet tall, singer, dancer, choreographer and television personality Paula Abdul is a pint-size powerhouse.

Reese Witherspoon

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Reese Witherspoon is a little over 5 feet tall, an entire foot shorter than her husband, Jim Toth, who’s 6 feet 1, inch tall.

Lucy Hale

Lucy Hale'Fantasy Island' film premiere, Arrivals, AMC Century Center 15, Los Angeles, USA - 11 Feb 2020

Pretty Little Lies star Lucy Hale is five feet, two inches tall, proving good things come in small packages.

Salma Hayek

Salma HayekLACMA Art and Film Gala, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 02 Nov 2019

Salma Hayek is five feet, two inches tall, and laughs at how she tries to overcome her height in her acting career: “I act tall!…But look how short I am…I can’t even act to be tall. I’m five-two. I can’t even create the illusion that I am tall!”

Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae brings the petite power at 5 feet tall.

Cynthia Erivo

Cynthia Erivo

Harriet star Cynthia Erivo joins the short ladies’ club in Hollywood at 5 feet, 1 inch tall.

Shawn Johnson East

Shawn Johnson East

Need more proof that short women can do anything? Olympic Gold medalist Shawn Johnson East is 4 feet, 11 inches tall.

Kristen Bell

attends the 2017 NBCUniversal Upfront at Radio City Music Hall on May 15, 2017 in New York City.

Bad Moms star Kristen Bell is 5 feet, 1 inch tall — a full 14 inches shorter than hubby Dax Shepard.

Nicole Richie

attends HOH X REVOLVE on June 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

Nicole Richie may be small, but she knows how to stand out in a crowd. The designer told People that at 5 feet, 1 inch, she has to be strategic about her wardrobe. “I’m 5 feet, 1 inch, so I can’t just go and wear some miniskirt,” Richie said. “That would look a lot better on someone 5 feet, 9 inches. I have to work with my body… my go-to look is loose pants and a tank top. I’m really into bodysuits. If I am at home, it’s sweats. I like to be super-cozy.”

Chandra Wilson

Actress arrives at Disney ABC Television Group Hosts TCA Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 4, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.

Can you believe larger-than-life TV personality Chandra Wilson is just 5 feet tall? We can’t!

Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi

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Actress and mom Emma Roberts is related to Hollywood Royalty — that’d be Aunt Julia Roberts — and talent clearly runs in the family. But at 5 feet, 2 inches tall, Emma is definitely shorter than her Pretty Woman relative, who’s 5 feet, 9 inches tall.

Emilia Clarke

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Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke is a fierce badass and just 5 feet, 2 inches tall.

Anna Chlumsky

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Veep star Anna Chlumsky is 5 feet, 2 inches tall.

Hilary Duff

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Your favorite Younger star, Hilary Duff, measures in at 5 feet, 2 inches tall.

Anna Kendrick

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Pitch Perfect star Anna Kendrick comes in at 5 feet, 2 inches tall, packing a ton of talent into such a small frame.

Amy Poehler

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Comedian and former SNL star Amy Poehler is 5 feet, 2 inches tall.

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Kourtney & Kim Kardashian

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Just because she’s the oldest, that doesn’t mean she’s the tallest. In fact, Kourtney — the eldest Kardashian sister — measures in at only 5 feet tall, while Kim comes in at 5 feet, 2 inches and Khloé at an impressive 5 feet, 10 inches tall.

Hayden Panettiere

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Hayden Panettiere has stated her height as 5 feet, 2 inches tall in the past, but experts speculate the Nashville actress is more likely an even 5 feet.

Lady Gaga

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Lady Gaga’s stage presence totally overshadows the fact she’s just 5 feet, 1 inch tall.

Vanessa Hudgens

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She may have a commanding voice that would stop anyone in their tracks, but Vanessa Hudgens is a mere 5 feet, 1 inch tall.

America Ferrera

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Superstore star America Ferrera is 5 feet, 1 inch tall.

Kylie Minogue

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Australian singer and sometime actress Kylie Minogue used to claim in interviews that she was over 5 feet tall — until, that is, her sister Danni outed her, saying, “She lies about her height! Kylie always says she’s 5-foot-1, but she is so not. She is actually 5 feet.”

Dolly Parton

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She may be short in stature, but she’s tall in stage presence! At only 5 feet tall, country legend Dolly Parton relies on the clever use of big hair, big shoes and a big personality to add inches to her tiny (in most ways, ahem) frame.

Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen

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Although Mary-Kate and twin sister Ashley told Oprah Winfrey they both measure in at around 5 feet tall, Mary-Kate is widely estimated to fall shy of that mark. For reference, Mary-Kate’s little sister Elizabeth, pictured with the twins here, is 5 feet, 7 inches. As Michelle Tanner would say, “Whoa, baby!”

Mae Whitman

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She may not look it, but Good Girls star Mae Whitman is just 5 feet tall.

Eva Longoria

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Eva Longoria’s personality takes up so much room on the small screen, it’s hard to believe she’s 5 feet even!

Christina Ricci

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Christina Ricci — who earned our eternal fandom for her beloved roles in the cult classics Casper, Mermaids and The Addams Family — likes to joke, “I’m 5 foot 1 first thing in the morning,” adding an inch to her height of 5 feet even.


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Shakira may be short, but she sure knows how to work all 4 feet, 11 inches. The Colombian star said, “My classmates also used to call me Enana, which means ‘dwarf,’ because I was always the tiniest one in my class.”

Kristin Chenoweth

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Could Kristin Chenoweth be any more adorable? Always one to look on the bright side, the perennially peppy star embraces her short stature, saying, “I used to want to be tall, and then I thought, ‘If I were tall, then people would say I was pretty, and not cute.’ And then I realized there are worse things than being called cute.” She’s just 4 feet, 11 inches tall!

Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Press Room, Barclays Center, Brooklyn, USA - 29 Mar 2019

Mega-star… icon… legend… inspiration… there are a lot of words we can think of to describe Stevie Nicks, but tall isn’t one of them. The singer, pictured here at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, is just 5 feet, 1 inch.

Carrie Fisher and Billie Lourd

Carrie Fisher and daughter Billie Lourd'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie' world film premiere, London, UK - 29 Jun 2016

Like mother, like daughter — at least when it comes to Carrie Fisher and daughter Billie Lourd’s 5 feet, 1 inch height!

Susan Lucci

Susan Lucci The American Heart Association's Go Red for Women annual Red Dress Collection, New York, USA - 05 Feb 2020

No one — and we mean no one — is bigger in the world of soap operas than Susan Lucci. But outside of Pine Valley, the daytime diva stands at a petite 5 feet, 1 inch tall.

Meghan McCain

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As a co-host of The View, Meghan McCain has a big platform — and big opinions. But in person, the conservative host and new mom (to daughter Liberty) is a petite 5 feet, 1 inch tall.