26 Most Famous Short Female Celebrities

They are the ones to reach and redefine the heights of success, fame, and popularity.

Written by , MA (Mass Communication & Media Studies) Esha Saxena MA (Mass Communication & Media Studies) linkedin_icon Experience: 3 years
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Not all celebrities, actresses, and superstars are as tall as we think they are. In truth, some of Hollywood’s most prominent celebrities are quite short. In fact, there are many short female celebrities who you thought were taller. Below is a list of some of Hollywood’s most beautiful and accomplished short female actors and singers, all of whom are 5’5″ or shorter and have significantly bigger personalities. Check them out!

Top 26 Most Famous Short Female Celebrities

1. Emilia Clarke

Short female celebrity Emilia Clarke
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Date of Birth

23 October 1986

Place of Birth

London, United Kingdom

Height

5’2”

Profession

Actress

Despite her diminutive figure, the Mother of Dragons aka Khaleesi aka Emilia Clarke has conquered our hearts with her formidable yet elegant performance in HBO’s Game of Thrones. 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 a petite height is only a number.

2. Scarlett Johansson

Short female celebrity Scarlett Johansson
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Date of Birth

22 November 1984

Place of Birth

New York City, New York, U.S.

Height

5’3”

Profession

Actress, Singer

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. With an elegant and sophisticated sense of style, 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’.

3. Ariana Grande

Short female celebrity Ariana Grande
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Date of Birth

26 June 1993

Place of Birth

Boca Raton, Florida, United States

Height

5’1”

Profession

Singer, actress

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! Despite her tiny frame, this fashionable star is no delicate darling. Her accolades include three MTV Europe Music Awards, three AMAs, and an MTV Video Music Award. In 2016, Time Magazine named this chic star as one of the 100 most influential people in the world on their annual list.

4. Kim Kardashian

Short female celebrity Kim Kardashian
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Date of Birth

21 October 1980

Place of Birth

Los Angeles, California, United States

Height

5’2”

Profession

Television personality

Kim K rose to fame as a socialite, entrepreneur, and the 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 the recent years, Kim Kardashian has grown to be an influential online and social media presence, with over a 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.

5. Mila Kunis

Short female celebrity Mila Kunis
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Date of Birth

14 August 1983

Place of Birth

Chernivtsi, Ukraine

Height

5’4”

Profession

Actress

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.

6. Lucy Hale

Short female celebrity Lucy Hale
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Date of Birth

14 June 1989

Place of Birth

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Height

5’2”

Profession

Actress

Another stunning short female celebrity, 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, this absolutely adorable star won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Cable TV Actress in 2014.

7. Kylie Minogue

Short female celebrity Kylie Minogue
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Date of Birth

28 May 1968

Place of Birth

Melbourne, Australia

Height

5’0”

Profession

Singer, songwriter

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.

8. Anna Kendrick

Short female celebrity Anna Kendrick
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Date of Birth

9 August 1985

Place of Birth

Portland, Maine, United States

Height

5’2”

Profession

Actress, singer

This talented beauty with her slim waist and toned trim figure 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.

9. Isla Fisher

Short female celebrity Isla Fisher
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Date of Birth

3 February 1976

Place of Birth

Muscat, Oman

Height

5’3”

Profession

Actress

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.
She is married to British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen.

10. Lady Gaga

Short female celebrity Lady Gaga
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Date of Birth

28 March 1986

Place of Birth

New York City, New York, United States

Height

5’1”

Profession

Singer, songwriter

The glamorous, eccentric pop singer is known for her unconventional and provocative work. She is one of the most popular pop stars who is idolized across the globe – 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!

11. Kristen Bell

Short female celebrity Kristen Bell
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Date of Birth

18 July 1980

Place of Birth

Huntington Woods, Michigan, United States

Height

5’1”

Profession

Actress

This gorgeous actress made her acting debut on Broadway, but has built her diverse career in comedic films and television shows. She’s adored for her roles on the show Veronica Mars and films like Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Couples Retreat. She is also renowned for voicing 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.

12. Hayden Panettiere

Short female celebrity Hayden Panettiere
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Date of Birth

21 August 1989

Place of Birth

Palisades, New York, United States

Height

5’0”

Profession

Actress, singer, model

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 celebrated as a country singer on ‘Nashville’. Apart from being involved in the world of acting, the stunning actress is also an animal rights activist.

13. Nicki Minaj

Short female celebrity Nicki Minaj
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Date of Birth

8 December 1982

Place of Birth

Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago, Port of Spain

Height

5’2”

Profession

Rapper, singer, songwriter

The stylish rapper 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, this beloved star has been nominated for a total of ten Grammy Awards.

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Nicki Minaj became the first rapper to grace the cover and front page of the popular magazine Marie Claire.

14. Lena Dunham

Short female celebrity Lena Dunham
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Date of Birth

13 May 1986

Place of Birth

New York City, New York, United States

Height

5’3”

Profession

Actress, writer, producer, director

The multi-talented Lena Dunham is best known as the creator, writer, and star of the HBO series Girls. If you haven’t watched this show yet, I recommend you go watch it right away as this is a pure gem of a show. Dunham received numerous Emmy Award nominations and two Golden Globe Awards. She also directed a bunch of episodes of the show, becoming the first woman to win the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Comedy Series. She was also included in the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world in 2013.

15. Vanessa Hudgens

Short female celebrity Vanessa Hudgens
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Date of Birth

14 December 1988

Place of Birth

Salinas, California, United States

Height

5’1”

Profession

Actress, singer

The doll-faced, graceful 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 slight figure and charming 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!

16. Mary-Kate Olsen

Short female celebrity Mary-Kate Olsen
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Date of Birth

13 June 1986

Place of Birth

Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Height

5’2”

Profession

Entrepreneur, fashion designer, a former actress

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.

17. Natalie Portman

Short female celebrity Natalie Portman
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Date of Birth

9 June 1981

Place of Birth

Jerusalem, Israel

Height

5’3”

Profession

Actress, director, and producer

The Golden Globe Award-winning actress with a cute smile has given us some phenomenal performances in films like V for Vendetta, Black Swan, Star Wars, Jackie, and more. She’s incredibly talented and attractive. Her net worth is estimated $54 million!

18. Salma Hayek

Short female celebrity Salma Hayek
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Date of Birth

2 September 1966

Place of Birth

Coatzacoalcos, Mexico

Height

5’2”

Profession

Actress, producer, and former model

The Mexican beauty is best known for her breakthrough role in the 2002 film Frida as the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. She is one of the most popular short celebrities to have been nominated for an Academy Award, 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.”

19. Amy Poehler

Short female celebrity Amy Poehler
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Date of Birth

16 September 1971

Place of Birth

Newton, Massachusetts, United States

Height

5’2”

Profession

Actress, comedian, director, producer, writer, voice artist

Amy Poehler is best known for her role in the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation, and she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Musical or Comedy Series for her performance. She has never been shy when it comes to her height!

20. Megan Fox

Short female celebrity Megan Fox
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Date of Birth

16 May 1986

Place of Birth

Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S

Height

5’4”

Profession

Actress, model

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. With her compact, slender figure she happens to be one of the most gorgeous actresses in Hollywood!

21. Dakota Fanning

Short female celebrity Dakota Fanning
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Date of Birth

23 February 1994

Place of Birth

Conyers, Georgia, United States

Height

5’4”

Profession

Actress

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!

22. Eva Longoria

Short female celebrity Eva Longoria
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Date of Birth

15 March 1975

Place of Birth

Corpus Christi, Texas, United States

Height

5’2”

Profession

Actress, producer, director, businesswoman, activist

The gorgeous and trendy 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 a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for her performances.

23. Shakira

Short female celebrity Shakira
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Date of Birth

2 February 1977

Place of Birth

Barranquilla, Colombia

Height

5’2”

Profession

Singer, songwriter

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 artist who has sold over 70 million albums worldwide!

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Shakira has been the Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF since 2003 and passionately advocates for global children’s education.

24. Christina Aguilera

Short female celebrity Christina Aguilera
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Date of Birth

18 December 1980

Place of Birth

Staten Island, New York, U.S.

Height

5’2”

Profession

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.

25. Lily-Rose Depp

Short female celebrity Lily-Rose Depp
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Date of Birth

27 May 1999

Place of Birth

Paris, France

Height

5’3”

Profession

Actress, model

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.

26. Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon
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Date of Birth

March 22, 1976

Place of Birth

New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

Height

5’3”

Profession

Actress, Producer

Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon ventured into the entertainment industry at the tender age of 7, also marking her debut in the modeling world. The actress sprung into the limelight with her movie Legally Blonde, where she played the character of Elle Woods. The two-time Oscar-winning actress has starred in several romantic-comedies and drama films since then . To add more feathers to her hat, the global star has also been awarded Academy Award, Golden Globe Awards, and Primetime Emmy Award. She also recently started producing movies and shows and has her own production house. She is also well-known in the fashion world and owns a clothing brand ‘Walk the Line’.

Infographic: 10 Short Female Celebs Who Rule The World

While all of these celebrities have a short stature, they have made it big and have become cultural icons. Check out the infographic for a round-up of these short celebs who are so famous everyone has heard of them!

10 short female celebs who rule the world (infographic)

Illustration: StyleCraze Design Team

Take inspiration from these short female celebrities and live the life how you want to! These lovely ladies didn’t let their short stature affect their social status and never failed to rise above their challenges. As prominently evidenced by these global stars, your height isn’t imperative to succeeding in life. Confidence, talent, and hard work are all that you need. These powerful women didn’t let anything come their way and strongly believed in themselves and their passion. We should all learn from them and strive to achieve our personal goals and dreams like they did.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the shortest female celebrity?

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi from Jersey Shore is the shortest female celebrity. She is 4 feet, 8 inches.

Who are the shortest actresses in Hollywood?

Scarlett Johansson (5 feet 3 inches), America Ferrera (5 feet 1 inch), and Zoë Kravitz (5 feet 2 inches) are some of the shortest actresses in Hollywood.

What is the average female height?

The average height of American women (age 20 and above) is 5 feet 4 inches (1). However, the average height of women varies from country to country. The genetic makeup or DNA determines a person’s height. Nutrition, hormones, and medical conditions are other factors that may influence a person’s height.

Key Takeaways

  • Despite their short height (5’5″ or shorter), there are many female celebrities who have achieved remarkable success and fame in Hollywood and beyond.
  • These female celebrities have showcased their unique talent in various fields like singing, dancing and others, despite their short height.
  • These celebrities have left their mark in their chosen fields and have inspired many others with their talent and hard work.
Short Female Celebrities

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Discover the shortest yet most talented celebrities in the video below and explore the remarkable journeys of these incredible women.

References

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  1. Mean Body Weight Height Waist Circumference and Body Mass Index Among Adults: United States1999–2000 Through 2015–2016
    https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr122-508.pdf
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Esha Saxena is a writer and journalist with over 3 years of experience. She holds a master’s degree in media and mass communication from St. Francis College for Women, Hyderabad, and firmly believes that makeup is nothing less than art. Combining her love for writing with her passion for makeup, she brings to you reviews, techniques, and her ever-growing knowledge...read full bio