Shortest Hollywood Actresses
Updated: May 23
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, actors and actresses are on the smaller side.
Not all actresses, models, and celebrities stand as tall as we imagine. In fact, some of Hollywood’s finest celebrities are of just average height. Though it may not seem like it on screen, celebs are human too, and they can be short too. Here’s a list of some of Hollywood’s most gorgeous and talented short female celebrities who are 5’5″ and under, with personalities that are larger than life.
Celebrities Who Are Unexpectedly Short To illustrate just how much perspective can change things, we've rounded up 27 celebrities who are surprisingly small in stature (but big on talent). NB: All heights listed are reported measurements only. Zoë Kravtiz 157cm, or 5"2', tall. Celebrity Zoë Kravitz Nude
Kim Kardashian 157cm, or 5"2', tall. Kim Kardashian Sex Tape Kim K rose to fame as a socialite, entrepreneur, and star of the reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians. This was only after a 2003 sex tape with her former boyfriend Ray J was leaked in 2007. In recent years, Kim Kardashian has grown to be an influential online and social media presence, with over 100 million followers on Instagram. As of 2018, her net worth has accumulated to a whopping $175 million. She’s currently married to American rapper Kanye West.
Vanessa Hudgens 155cm, or 5"1', tall. Vanessa Hudgens Naked and Nude The doll-faced Vanessa Hudgens made her debut in the film Thirteen in 2003, but she rose to prominence through her role as Gabriella Montez in the hit Disney movie High School Musical. Her beauty is one of diversity as her mother is Filipino, Chinese, and Latina while her father is a mix of American, Indian, and Irish. Wow! That’s some variety. Her net worth as of today happens to be $10 million!
Anna Kendrick 157cm, or 5"2', tall. This talented beauty began her career as a child actor in theater productions. With a supporting role in Twilight, she became a part of the international sensation surrounding the big-screen adaptation of the teen vampire novels. She was also nominated for an Oscar at 24. Her song “Cups (When I’m Gone)” from “Pitch Perfect” became a hit and rose to No. 2 on Billboard’s Adult Pop Song chart.
Natalie Portman 160cm, or 5"3', tall. Natalie Portman Nude The Golden Globe Award-winning actress has given us some phenomenal performances in films like V for Vendetta, Black Swan, Star Wars, Jackie, and more. She’s incredibly talented and beautiful. Her net worth is estimated at $54 million!
Rashida Jones 163cm, or 5"4', tall.
Hayden Panettiere Height 5’0” Hayden Naked
Remember the television show ‘Heroes’? Hayden Panettiere gained fame for her role as the cheerleader on the show. She started her career before she was even a year old, with parts in television commercials. She was also a country singer on ‘Nashville’. Apart from being involved in the world of acting, the stunning actress is also an animal rights activist.
Nicole Richie 155cm, or 5"1', tall. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen 152cm, or 5"0', tall. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, the fraternal twins, made their acting debut as babies playing Michelle Tanner on the TV Series ‘Full House’. Through their fashion and entertainment company ‘Dualstar’, the twins joined the ranks of the wealthiest women in the entertainment industry at a really young age.
Scarlett Johansson Height5’3” Scarlett Naked
ScarJo is one of the most talked-about women in Hollywood. She was among the world’s highest-paid actresses from 2014 to 2016. She has also made multiple appearances in the Forbes Celebrity 100 and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Johansson is the first woman to be named “Sexiest Woman Alive” by Esquire Magazine. She has been nominated for four Golden Globe Awards and also won the British Academy Film Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her phenomenal performance in the film ‘Lost in Translation.
Eva Longoria 152cm, or 5"0', tall. The gorgeous Eva Longoria stands at 5 feet 2 inches. She was first recognized for her role in the CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless and Desperate Housewives. She has received Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for her performances.
Lady Gaga 155cm, or 5"1', tall. Lady Gaga Nude The eccentric pop singer is known for her unconventional and provocative work. She is one of the most popular pop stars in the world – and fun fact: she learned to play the piano by the age of 4. Her first album won several awards and was nominated for six Grammy Awards, including the Album of the Year. As of today, her net worth is $275 million!
Kylie Minogue 152cm, or 5"0', tall. Despite her 5’0” stature, the original pop princess has a big voice! Kylie Minogue has dominated the international pop and dance charts with hits like “Slow” and “Can’t Get You Out of My Head.” She has had 7 UK Number 1 Singles. She is the winner of a Grammy Award, three Brit Awards, and 17 ARIA Music Awards.
Hilary Duff 157cm, or 5"2', tall. America Ferrera 155cm, or 5"1', tall.
Mila Kunis Height 5’4” Mila Kunis nude
Mila Kunis has been one of the most sought-after actresses in Hollywood. She is best known for her portrayal as Jackie Burkhart on the hit series That ‘70s Show and for voicing Meg Griffin on Family Guy. She has gained critical acclaim and accolades for her performance in the psychological thriller Black Swan. Kunis was nominated for the SAG Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress. Reese Witherspoon 156 cm, or 5"1', tall.
Isla Fisher 160 cm, or 5"3', tall. Isla Fisher Nude The British-Australian actress has been a part of many television shows and movies including Wedding Crashers, Confessions of a Shopaholic, The Great Gatsby, and Definitely, Maybe.
Lucy Hale Height 5’2”
This beauty is best known for her role as Aria Montgomery on the Freeform series Pretty Little Liars. She is also an established country music singer, and she released her first studio album, Road Between, in 2014. Besides being nominated for a whole bunch of awards, she won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Cable TV Actress in 2014.
Victoria Beckham 163 cm, or 5"4', tall.
Salma Hayek 157 cm, or 5"2', tall. Salma Hayek Naked and Nude The Mexican beauty is best known for her breakthrough role in the 2002 film Frida as the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. She’s been nominated for an Academy Awards, BAFTA Award, and a Golden Globe Award. She once said regarding her height that “I act tall!… But look how short I am…I can’t even act to be tall.”
Jessica Chastain 163 cm, or 5"4', tall
Kristen Bell Height 5’1” Kristen Bell Naked and nude
This gorgeous actress made her acting debut on Broadway but has built her diverse career in comedic films and television shows. She’s known for her roles on the show Veronica Mars and films like Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Couples Retreat. She also voiced the character of Anna in the popular Disney movie Frozen. She was also the voice of the mysterious Gossip Girl on the CW series. If you’ve seen her performances, you will agree that Bell is smart, funny, and just the whole package.
Kit Harington 173 cm, or 5"8', tall.
Lily-Rose Depp Height 5’3”
Lily-Rose Depp is the ambassador of Chanel despite her average height. She’s very popular on Instagram with over 3.2 million followers. Her fashion career is taking off big time, and she seems very promising as a young model. Also, at this point designers and brands seem to be embracing shorter models as they want to attract people who want more realistic images of women.
Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have the “ideal” supermodel height (unless you want to be a model and for that, they do have some strict height requirements). However, what truly matters is believing in yourself, your talent, having a strong passion for what you love, and being content with what you’ve got. How else do you think these celebrities made it so big? That was our list of 25 of the most talented and charismatic short female celebrities who are 5’5” tall and under.
Kourtney Kardashian 155 cm, or 5"1', tall.
Megan Fox 163 cm, or 5"4', tall. Megan Fox Naked and Nude For someone who has a tall person’s stature, Megan Fox is quite on the short side. With several minor TV and film roles, she made her movie debut with a role in the Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen. She happens to be one of the most gorgeous actresses in Hollywood!
Jada Pinkett Smith 152 cm, 5"0', tall.
Dakota Fanning Height 5’4”
Dakota Fanning rose to fame with her stellar performance as Lucy Dawson in the film I Am Sam. She received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination at the age of 8, making her the youngest nominee in SAG history!
Amanda Seyfried 159 cm, or 5"3', tall. AMANDA SEYFRIED Naked and Nude
Emilia Clarke 157cm, or 5"2', tall. Emilia Clarke Naked and Nude
The Mother of Dragons aka Khaleesi aka Emilia Clarke has conquered our hearts with her formidable performance in HBO’s Game of Thrones with her charm and elegance. The talented actress also happens to be skilled at singing, playing the piano, guitar, and flute. In 2017, she became one of the highest-paid actors on television, earning £2 million per episode of GOT! Besides receiving a whole bunch of awards and nominations, she has been nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards and six Screen Actor Guild Awards. This badass actress proves that height is only a number.
Ellen Page 155 cm, or 5"1', tall.
Ariana Grande Height 5’1” Ariana Naked and Nude
You must have seen Ariana Grande with her massive heels on stage and at events – she slays! The critics have compared her wide vocal range to that of Mariah Carey! Ariana Grande is one of the most popular celebrities in the world today with her music videos viewed a total of more than nine billion times online! YES, nine billion! Her accolades include three MTV Europe Music Awards, three AMAs, and an MTV Video Music Award. In 2016, Time Magazine named her as one of the 100 most influential people in the world on their annual list.
Nicki Minaj Height 5’2” Nicki Naked and Nude
The Hip-Hop artist, Nicki Minaj gained popularity after releasing three mixtapes between 2007 and ‘09. Her first and second studio albums both peaked at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 and helped produce her hit singles “Super Bass” and “Starships.” Besides having a rough childhood with an abusive, drug-addict father, it was her upbringing by her grandmother that made her “seek out and practice self-discipline.” Among her other wins, she has been nominated for a total of ten Grammy Awards.
Shakira Height 5’2” Shakira naked
The “Hips Don’t Lie” best-selling singer doesn’t seem to mind her 5’2” stature. She always chooses the right outfits. Best known for her brilliant belly dance moves, she is one of the most successful Colombian pop artists who has sold over 70 million albums worldwide!
Christina Aguilera Height 5’2” Christina Naked and Nude
Singer, songwriter, actress, TV personality
Christina Aguilera’s voice is deceiving. You’d never think that it came out of one of the smallest ladies in pop music! The little girl with the big voice is one of America’s top singers with songs like “Genie in a Bottle” and “What a Girl Wants.” She’s won several Grammy Awards during her time as an artist among her other achievements.