Celebrities come in all shapes and sizes but some female a-listers are way taller than most people imagine. It’s probably not super shocking that Nicole Kidman is nearly six feet tall but that's because she stood next to much shorter ex-husband Tom Cruise for years. Comparatively, it's pretty astounding to learn that Taylor Swift is also almost a cool six feet.
A few these tall women believed that their careers would be hurt because of their height; casting directors may have to look past an actress if she is significantly taller than the male lead. Other actresses, like Gwendoline Christie from Game of Thrones, needed every inch of their respective heights to land the roles of a lifetime.
Read about these stars who are taller than you thought.
The West Wing actress is an also six feet but she jokingly refers to herself as 5'12''.
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Sigourney Weaver's 5' 11'' frame allowed her to be a totally rad female protagonist in Alien. However, the actress claims that she "lost a lot of roles because of [her] height."
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The We Need to Talk About Kevin actress revealed on her resume that she is 5' 11''.
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Christie used her height as an advantage to snag the role of Brienne of Tarth, a noble warrior on Game of Thrones who can kick anyone's butt in Westeros. The British actress stands at 6' 3''.