Many celebrities are so famous that they can almost seem larger than life itself to their fans. So some fans are usually a little bit surprised when they find out that their favorite famous people are not as tall as they thought they would be.
According to thedelite.com, there are actually quite a few guys in Hollywood that are a bit on the short side. For example, actor and comedian Aziz Ansari stands at only 5’6” tall. Actor Al Pacino looks fairly tall on the silver screen, but in reality, he is no more than 5’7,” and he almost was not cast in the film The Godfather because someone thought he was too short.
There are also lots of petite women in Hollywood as well. Here are 20 of the shortest women who are currently in the entertainment industry.
20 Lucy Liu – 5’3”
Actress Lucy Liu has had a rather impressive career in film. She has portrayed many characters that are very tough, but that does not mean that she is not tiny. According to livingly.com, the movie star only stands at 5’3” tall. However, she is hardly as short as some of the other women in Hollywood.
19 Ariana Grande – 5’3”
According to livingly.com, singer and actress Ariana Grande is only 5’3” tall. But that is a bit surprising since she often appears to be much shorter sometimes. It’s hard to believe that this pint-sized star is actually taller than many other female celebrities, but in reality, many of them are shorter than Grande.
18 Lucy Hale – 5’2”
Actress Lucy Hale is only 5’2” inches tall. Despite her height, the actress does not wear high heels very often. According to celebheights.com, the star claimed that she usually walks around in flat shoes. But, she does wear some high heels when she goes out at night or on the weekends.
17 Hilary Duff – 5’2”
According to skinnyvscurvy.com, actress and singer Hilary Duff confirmed that she is very short. To be more specific, the star only stands at 5’2” tall. Duff has two children, and she claimed that the extra pounds she put on during pregnancy were very obvious because of her height. That’s unfortunate, but it just makes her even more relatable to moms everywhere.
16 Shakira – 5’2”
There are lots of short women who are married to extremely tall men, and singer Shakira is one of them. According to livingly.com, the star is actually 14 inches shorter than her husband, athlete Gerard Piqué. The petite singer is actually only 5’2” tall, and Piqué stands at 6’4” tall.
15 Eva Longoria – 5’2”
A couple of years ago, actress Eva Longoria posed with a bunch of models for pictures on the red carpet. She looked stunning, but it was pretty obvious that she is not nearly as tall as any of them are. According to footwearnews.com, the star is 5’2” tall. She wore high heels in the picture, but that didn’t stop the models from towering over her.
14 Christina Aguilera 5’2”
Singer Christina Aguilera has a big voice, but she is not that tall. According to people.com, the singer is only 5’2” tall. The star’s physical appearance has been a topic of discussion for her fans for a long time, but apparently she doesn’t pay any attention to that. Aguilera is content with how she looks, and that is awesome.
13 Salma Hayek – 5’2”
Actress Salma Hayek has a lot of confidence in herself these days, but things were a bit different before she was famous. According to thecreativemind.net, the star used to be teased for her height, since she is 5’2.” But she has accomplished a lot since then, so that does not seem to bother her much at all anymore.
12 Anna Kendrick – 5’2”
Actress Anna Kendrick loves her height these days, but it used to bother her. According to extratv.com, the tiny star is only 5’2,” but her personality is big enough to make up for it. The actress claimed that she once believed guys were more interested in taller women, but she discovered that height doesn’t matter to them as much as she used to think it did.
11 Rachel Bilson – 5’2”
Actress Rachel Bilson is 5’2.” Bilson starred on the television show The O.C. for a few years in the early 2000’s. After that, she also made a few appearances on other shows, such as How I Met Your Mother, Gossip Girl, Nashville, The Hart Of Dixie, and That 70’s Show, according to worldation.com.
10 Zoe Kravitz – 5’2”
Actress Zoe Kravitz isn’t very tall since she is only 5’2,” but that is not very surprising since neither of her parents are tall either. According to livingly.com, her father, who is singer Lenny Kravitz, is only 5’7.” Her mother, actress Lisa Bonet, is 5’2.” Zoe is married to actor Karl Glusman, who is 6’2.”
9 Mary-Kate Olsen – 5’2”
Actress Mary-Kate Olsen is very petite since she is only 5’2.” However, like lots of other women in Hollywood, she is married to someone who is much taller than she is. The actress’s husband is banker Olivier Sarkozy, who is 6’3” tall, according to science-a2z.com. She is pretty short, but she is still taller than her sister.
8 Nicole Richie – 5’1”
In the early 2000’s, television personality and fashion designer Nicole Richie’s physical appearance was a very popular topic. The star has always been incredibly petite. According to entitymag.com, Richie is only 5’1” tall.
But Richie makes up for it with her big personality. The star has even been known to make jokes about her height.
7 Ashley Olsen – 5’1”
Mary-Kate Olsen is not very tall, but her sister is actually one inch shorter than she is. While Mary-Kate stands at 5’2,” Ashley is only 5’1,” according to imdb.com. The Olsen twins also have another sister, actress Elizabeth Olsen. Elizabeth is much taller than the twins since she is 5’6.”
6 Reese Witherspoon – 5’1”
Actress Reese Witherspoon is very tiny, but she has never allowed that to stop her from having an amazing career. Witherspoon is quite an accomplished actress. According to imdb.com, Witherspoon is 5’1.” While this has not stopped her from being successful, some parts of her career have been affected by it. For example, her height has been referenced on the television show Big Little Lies.
5 Vanessa Hudgens – 5’1”
According to livingly.com, High School Musical actress Vanessa Hudgens is dating someone that is nearly an entire foot taller than she is The talented actress has been dating actor and singer Austin Butler, who is six feet tall. The actress herself is a pretty small woman since she is only 5’1.”
4 Kristen Bell – 5’1”
Actress Kristen Bell is pretty short, but that doesn’t stop her from having a sharp sense of fashion. In fact, the movie star seems to know exactly what to wear to make herself appear to be taller, according to pinterest.com. Bell is one of many actresses that are married to people who are much taller than they are, since her husband is actor Dax Shepard.
3 Kourtney Kardashian – 5’
Television personality Kourtney Kardashian is one of the shortest women in Hollywood. According to refinery29.com, she used her Instagram account to reveal the fact that she is only five feet tall.
One of her sisters, Kim, is only a couple of inches taller. Another one of Kourtney’s sisters, Kylie 5’6.”
2 Hayden Panettiere – 5’
Actress Hayden Panettiere already looks very short, since she is only five feet tall. But she looks even smaller than that when she stands next to her 6’6” tall boyfriend, who is former boxer Wladimir Klitschko, according to ranker.com. However, her height has not been an issue, since she is a very successful actress.
1 Kristin Chenoweth – 4’11”
Actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth has a very big voice, but she is actually really tiny. According to businessinsider.com, Chenoweth is much shorter than most of the other women in Hollywood. The pint-sized star is only 4’11,” so most of the people she stands next to seem much taller than her, even when she wears high heels.
References: The Delite, Livingly, Celebheights.com, Skinny Versus Curvy, FN, People, The Creative Mind, Extra, Worldation, Science A2Z, Entity, IMDb, Ranker, Business Insider