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Human Height – A Short List of Famous People’s Heights

Height is a measurement of vertical length (upright position) of someone or something from head to foot or from the ground to top. It expresses:

  • how tall someone or something is
  • how high an object’s position is (extent of elevation).
  • the highest point or maximum degree of something.
  • the distance between the lowest and highest point of something, someone

human height

Human height is also called stature, and it describes a person’s natural distance from the base of the feet to the top of the head in a human body, standing upright. Height is usually measured in centimeters with the metric system and feet and inches with the Imperial and Us customary systems.

Studies have shown mixed results related to the correlation between height and longevity, but still, most of them indicate that smaller stature is linked to a longer life expectancy.

Average height is shared in populations with common genetic background and environmental factors and the exceptional height variations (around 20 % deviation from the mean) within a population is considered abnormal and due to medical conditions such as gigantism or dwarfism.

The multi-disciplinary study of all aspects of human physical growth and height is called auxology. It includes a combination of medicine, nutrition, biology, genetics, anthropology, economics, history, sociology, and psychology.

Differences in human stature are 60–80% hereditary, but the exact relationship between genetics and environment is complex and uncertain.

Here is a list of the heights of some celebrities, scientists, musicians, and other famous people. Have in mind that the height expressed below is an approximation as the conversion from feet and inches into centimeters is not always exact (the values are in some cases rounded up). For more, accurate and exact data and reference, you can check out the cheat sheet height conversion tables available on our site.


Height Person
132 cm or 4’4″ Peter Dinklage
152 cm or 4’9″ Kylie Minogue
153 cm or 5’0″ Danny DeVito, Ariana Grande
155 cm or 5’1″ Genghis Khan, Lady Gaga
157 cm or 5’2″ Yuri Gagarin, Emilia Clarke, Eva Longoria, Kim Kardashian, Reese Witherspoon, Kevin Hart
163 cm or 5’3″ Ludvig van Beethoven, Martin Scorcese, Victoria Beckham, Miley Cyrus
165 cm or 5’5″ Selena Gomez, Woody Allen
168 cm or 5’6″ Josh Hutcherson, Emma Watson, Beyonce Knowles, Isaac Newton
170 cm or 5’7″ Salvador Dali, Lionel Messi, Steven Spielberg, Tom Cruise, Kate Moss
172 cm or 5’8″ Kanye West, Simon Cowell, Giorgio Armani, Kit Harrington, Rihanna
175 cm or 5’9″ Justin Bieber, Adele, Katie Holmes, Naomi Campbell, Kate Middleton
180 cm or 5’11” Brad Pitt, Michelle Obama, John Lennon, Nicole Kidman, Taylor Swift
185 cm or 6’1″ Barack Obama, Roger Federer
188 cm or 6’2″ Arnold Schwarzenegger, Novak Djokovic
190 cm or 6’3″ Chris Hemsworth, Barry White, Andy Murray, Prince William
196 cm or 6’5″ Dwayne Johnson


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