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Madonna's Height is 5ft 3.5in (161 cm)

American singer and actress. In an interview with Carrie Fisher she says she is "Five four and a half", but said in 1984 star hits magazine: "I always wanted to be taller. I feel like a shrimp, but that's the way it goes. I'm 5'4" - that's actually average. Everything about me is average."

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Comment on the Height of Madonna

Rojina said on 19/Nov/15
@T.N.T you must be MAD! Have you seen Madonna side by side against 6 FT Geena Davis in A League Of Their Own? In running plimsoles (which are no more than an inch in length) she came up above Davis' shoulder-so she MUST be over 5 ft 3! Her arms, legs & torso are too long for her to be 5 feet considering how athletically muscly she is!
mande2013 said on 19/Aug/15
@A6'1Guy One thing I find baffling but also amusing is that females more often have a tendency to underguess than to overguess a man's height. My mother has a tendency to think most men are 2-3 cms shorter than they are.
A6'1Guy said on 11/Jun/15
@T.N.T I believe it was proven or said to be so that the general female has a hard time estimating and comparing size, now there could be many factors that could play into it though.
T.N.T. said on 3/Jun/15
Another bogus height estimation, unless of-course super-platform heels are taken into account. No way was Madonna ever above the 5 foot range. 4 foot 11 women claiming that they're 5 foot 4; 5 foot 4 women claiming that they're 5 foot 8; and 5 foot 8 women claiming that they're over 6 feet.. It appears that the only men and women who are honest about their heights are the true barefoot 6-footers. Just put all these myth-lovers next to the true amazons-Gwendoline Christie, Elizabeth Debicki, and Karlie Kloss-and their myth will surely be busted. Oh yes, the other one that Gaga is 5 foot 1 is also for laughs.. (5 foot 1 with her hands up in the air, yes, that is feasible).
Rhonda said on 16/Mar/15
158cm on Johanthan Ross. Looks about 5ft2 with four inches heels on to make her still look small next Ross.
James Edward Crowley said on 14/Mar/15
She is 5ft 3.5in which is pretty much average height for a woman she is never looked taller than that even when she was younger she hasn't lost anything she is very fit for her age she was prettier than she was when she was younger.
VegasBitch said on 9/Feb/15
I stood next to her: I am 5'3" and she was shorter than me, which doesn't happen very often.
Ian C said on 16/Nov/14
And she has an I.Q. of 140, which is higher than the mean for the Nobel winners in Economics. If she uses the same special, personalized scale for measuring her height that she uses for measuring her intelligence she can easily claim to be six foot three.
MJB said on 28/Oct/14
Madonna is actually 5'4 and 1/2 tall but on her bio it says she's 5'5". on tour she's 110 lbs and when not on tour she's around roughly 120 lbs. But she does workout a lot too to get herself fit before going on tour. so this should answer all of you guys question.
ThePlankton5165 said on 22/Jul/14
Madonna has to be 5'5".
Phoebe said on 13/Jul/14
Madonna is 5ft6 1.71m weight: 65kg (133lbs) she is taller than avril lavigne who is 5ft45 1.63m tall
Brad said on 14/Feb/14
That makes Madonna 5'. Excuse me while I laugh.
Ellie said on 13/Feb/14
My sis who is about 5'5" said several years ago in Malibu she stood NEXT to Ms. Madonna, who came up to the middle of her nose. Actually my sister is closer to 5'4".
Jo said on 22/Dec/13
Besides Katy Perry, actor Benjamin Bratt remarked on one of the things which surprised him when he met her was how Madonna was "quite petite" (at 5:36) Click Here
Cliff said on 30/Nov/13
Katy Perry (5'7") mentioned she was surprised how small Madonna was when she met her the first time and how she towered over her:

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westhollygym said on 29/Nov/13
If she is even 5'4" it's a stretch. In the gym in flat shoes in 1984 she was about 5'2" tall when she was still a little puffy and not in shape. Getting thinner didn't make her taller it just gave her the illusion of height. She isn't average She is tiny.
Fynlandia said on 15/Nov/13
Is 5'4 like 165 cm or 163 or what? :0
[Editor Rob: 163]
marla singer said on 16/Sep/13
Rob, how tall is her daughter according to you? Will you ever add her?
[Editor Rob: I doubt I'd ever add her, she looks similar range to her mum]
marla singer said on 16/Sep/13
Rob, how tall is her daughter according to you? Will you ever add her?
CatLover said on 11/Sep/13
One of my nieces sat next to her at a concert once. She reported that Madona seemed very small. Only about 5ft.
wi$dom said on 9/Jul/13
she is 165cm tall.
not 161cm.
Cliff said on 28/Dec/12
anonangel: I can most certainly assure you that Madonna is nowhere near 5'8 - accept maybe in platform wedges. She herself only claims five four and a half.
anonangel said on 22/Dec/12
This is definiately not what I have heard about Madonna. I heard she is tall: 5'8. Is everyone sure about this? I mean, she looks pretty tall to me!
Copnovelist195 said on 9/Nov/12
I held a door open to a lady in tweeds and her friend whilst entering a bar at the Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge around 2003/4 and was puzzled how she made her way past the rest of us to the front of the queue and was seated and served immediately by the bar staff. After, she handed over her tweed hat and jacket I could see why - it was none other than Madonna. She was in her mid 40s and looked about 28 with good skin. It's about the only time in my life when I have been truly star-struck. Taking into account her footwear, I would put her at 5ft4.
CLC said on 13/Feb/12
Madonna's father & My great grandmother were cousins. I've seen Madonna in concert a few years ago & she looked about 5'3" not counting the huge heels she had on. She was probably 5'4 no more, back in the 80s.
SIlent d said on 1/Feb/12
I heard she is short but not kylie minogue short. I remember on the graham norton show she was about his height in 5 inch heels. He's about 174cm. 161cm is about right. I think she is taller than lady gaga because gaga always wears platform heels.
Anon_V said on 21/Sep/07
Hmmm? Madonna is nearly 50, is it possible she has shrunk like the rest of us mere mortals? 5'3 is generous.
Latisha 'B.B.M. (Big Boobs Momma) Jackson said on 4/Sep/07
Madonna, I remember, used to be about 5ft 5 when she was 'workin' the clubs in NYC. Howeva, she would dance so frantically to her songs--when the DJs played her stuff; that over the years, she shrunk a couple of inches due to severe "dancefloor burn", as well as a hidden addiction to foreign, frozen microwaveable snacks. The material girl is so adorable though, that even if she was a little poodle barking obnoxiously loud; all the die-hard fans would applaud among tears and hysterical screams of desperation to be within feet of her madge-esty. Afterall, her new line of clothing 'M' was sold out in stores the first day, because of the frenzied hordes of madge-wannabe's, desperate to over-indulge on her new rags.
What makes her that much more interesting though, is that at 5'3.5" she's able to screetch such hurricane of emotions out of young girls, ageing drugged-out tranvestites, yuppies and right down freEaks alike; that few other people much more volumptuos than herself, would ever dream of achieving. She's a definite fighter-woman, that truly deserves her popularity and respect. You GO girl! you're frozen....when the snack's not open....
glenn said on 31/Aug/07
i be set for life.
Franco said on 29/Aug/07
hey Glenn, were you getting married with Madonna in that picture?
you looked as if you staring @ the priest LOL both of you :D

Madonna has been to Italy countless times, she's 160cm flat.
BigT said on 2/Aug/07
my friend saw her at a video shoot in North London and said he was tiny maybe 5'2"
TJ said on 16/May/07
But at 5'3, Madonna isn't tiny or very small. She's about an inch below average. You would think the Canadian person was describing a person of 4'11 or 5'0.
Editor Rob said on 16/May/07
Canadian person in Malawi was saying in paper on meeting madonna:
" The stand-out for Williams was how tiny Madonna is in stature....'She's small, very small. I'm 5'3" and I was surprised she wasn't any taller.' "
pamela said on 19/Apr/07
To me she seems she is 53 or 53.5 When she stood next to Britney in the 2003 VMAs she clearly was at least an inch shorter than Britney. If Britney is 54 Im guessing that Madonna is 53 cuz she is clearly shorter than Britney.
Kathryn said on 14/Apr/07
yes, she is this height definately. but maybe shes an half inch taller. because sometimes, when standing next to Britney Spears, shes almost her height (5'4.5'') and so i would rather say, Madonna is 5'4'' or a half inch taller like she said in the interview with Carrie Fisher.
Melle said on 28/Feb/07
My sister is 5-5. She said she stood next to Madonna at a Malibu restaurant (mid 90's) and Madonna had come up to her at nose level, and my sister carries herself more like five-six.
ttujtyjgjgh said on 27/Feb/07
5'3!? Wow, talk about projecting larger... I would've guessed five foot eight! A woman of such accomplishment! Well, she's very proportionate. No stubby legs or anything.
Pete said on 20/Feb/07
leg extension? thats ridiculous!
glenn said on 19/Feb/07
since when?
Arthur Wrightus said on 18/Feb/07
Rumours abound that she has had a leg extension op.
Anonymous said on 29/Jan/07
pamela, the mother in that document says exactly, "she's so tiny and cute!" i'm assuming "tiny" is under 5'4, considering 5'4 is pretty average.
Glitter1 said on 15/Jan/07
anonymous said on 30/Dec/06
she is right around the 5'3 mark-met her numerous times.
Derek said on 27/Dec/06
I heard he was her brother. Regardless, I'm sure he was nothing special because nobody has heard of him.
J. said on 26/Dec/06
I don't think Enrico Ciconne is her brother.
Glenn said on 25/Dec/06
Brad got the boot.disrespected me too much.people here want to take the easy way out and say I boot people due to disagreeing with me.not about that.
Derek said on 24/Dec/06
Brad- Funny thing is that her brother Enrico is 6'4", assuming NHL measurements are accurate.
Brad said on 2/Dec/06
She didn't wear heels early on. She wore dancer shoes with no heel. Everybody around her did and thus she always looked 3-4 inches shorter than other people her height. She didn't care about anything.This is girl who didn't get driver's license til she was 27.Her brother Christopher is really short. Donna is the same height as Ciccone.
Alex said on 2/Dec/06
I saw her leaving her hotel in Prague, Czech Republic last September (where she was on tour), from the very short distance, and I could say she is indeed around 5,4. She is tiny, but she's def not a midget! I also met and took a photo wit Donna de Lory, her long-time back up singer who is about the same height as Madonna, and I she is also about 5,4. So....
Alex said on 2/Dec/06
I saw her leaving her hotel in Prague, Czech Republic last September (where she was on tour), from the very short distance, and I could say she is indeed around 5,4. She is tiny, but she's def not a midget! I also met and took a photo wit Donna de Lory, her long-time back up singer who is about the same height as Madonna, and I she is also about 5,4. So....
sleuth said on 1/Dec/06
On the famous American Bandstand clip from '83, Madonna is the shortest person in the studio.
Scott said on 1/Dec/06
Madonna is approx 5'1 maybe 5'2 - but noticebly shorter than my wife 5'3.5
Met her whilst they were over on the island.
Brad said on 1/Dec/06
She's 5' 4". She isn't tiny. She does hire small dancers to look taller.
Sofia said on 27/Oct/06
..this summer Madonna went in Rome..i sow her she was very close to i can say that she's as tall as me..i'm 1.54 cm..!i even sow britney spears..she's..very short!!i mean her hands..her legs..a bull-dog face..however they look like two artificial persons.
Anonymous said on 26/Oct/06
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..yes, the "my children are 5 and 9....and I'm 5-9" comment she made on TRL definitely establishes her shortness. She's definitely no more than 5'4"...5'3.75 sounds pretty accurate to me...
Jean said on 19/Oct/06
She's 5ft1 because she's 5ft3 or max 5ft4 with high heeled shoes on. Britney is the same height as well and probably was wearing platforms when she was in the picture with Madonna.
Brad said on 17/Oct/06
Probably true. Her record company, when she owned it, was full of Ingrid's & Liz's. Some of her staff would make Liberace blush.
J. said on 11/Oct/06
I remember Casares. I think she was a little more than Madonna's shadow ...if you know what I mean.
Brad said on 11/Oct/06
The girl in the background is Ingrid Casares. Madonna's shadow for a number of years.
Kia said on 9/Oct/06
She is around 162 cm.. I know because I was standing next to her and we are the same hight.. :D
Lena said on 3/Oct/06
Oh, she is so cool,when she doesn`t have loose hair,she looks like a 15-year old girl and it`s noticable that she`s no more than 1.57 cm,but it`s very strange when madonna has flowing hair she looks taller,maybe because of big hands.But I also think that madonna has smth in her shoes,that adds her odd 2 cm
Doc said on 29/Sep/06
Now lets get a closer look I saw know danger, so I slowly move right hand toward her slowly, like a snake slithering for food. She was watching every move I make as she tries to avoid my hand. My hand starts opening up on the left side of her outstanding looking frame. I touch her lower backside of her physique body with my palm. She said in anger What are you doing How Dare you touch me as my Pinky wraps around her legs leaving her lower legs free. With my two middle fingers curling around her hips and waist, then my forefinger going under her arms leaving her hands free and my thumb circling under her breasts. The Warm and Sensual Madonna was now enclosed in the palm of my hand.
leonari said on 16/Sep/06
sina: you are right:not much! only 4 inches...
Glenn said on 7/Sep/06
It was taken as I walked outside a party with her.I didnt plan it.I was 18.she never poses.she can be amongst the worst.this night she was ok.
J. said on 6/Sep/06
Glenn, was it a fight to get this photo with her? What was she like?
Brad said on 5/Sep/06
Madonna uses a lot of bright flat lighting in her shows. A lot of older actresses used it decades ago to make themselves younger being washed out from all sides by the lit heavy stage. She doesn't need it. Like Sophia Loren, that Italian blood means nice skin. She knows how to use motion picture make-up to flare out the lines.
naya said on 18/Aug/06
what size does Madonna use in shoes????
Lena said on 18/Aug/06
I also saw a pic where madonna stands with stella mccartney,they both were in heels and had a visible difference in i`d say 6-7cm but i saw stella with scarlet johanson(who is 1.63 cm)and they had the same height,so when she says "five four and a half" it`s ridiculous she`s no more than 1.58 cm
Lena said on 18/Aug/06
I also saw a pic where madonna stands with stella mccartney,they both were in heels and had a visible difference in i`d say 6-7cm but i saw stella with scarlet johanson(who is 1.63 cm)and they had the same height,so when she says "five four and a half" it`s ridiculous she`s no more than 1.58 cm
Lena said on 18/Aug/06
I saw her on the concert and can say she is very tiny, it`s very cool that she in her years looks like a child
Lena said on 18/Aug/06
she is definitely no more than 1.57 because in comparison with gwyneth paltrow she looks like a chid,i`m 1.57 myself and my friend has the same height as paltrow and when we go together it looks the same as madonna with gwyneth
Brad said on 8/Aug/06
She's big time into heels. Her stage footwear pushes her 4"+.
L said on 31/Jul/06
I saw a pic where Madonna goes with Gwyneth Paltrow and I`ve a friend who is 1.75 and when she wears heels and I`m in flats we have the same difference as Madonna and Gwyneth but I think the difference between my and Madonna height in 2 inches so I think she`s probably between 1.58-1.59
Brad said on 31/Jul/06
I met her in 1982 and she's 5'4". I met her again in '00 and she was wearing at least 4" heels and was looking very tall by then, less beads & crosses and a deeper voice with the baby fat gone.
LLdiva said on 22/Jul/06
Madonna is 5'2" tops... maybe less. I was chatting with her in 1985 and she was wearing big shoes and she was very very short. I am 5' 5" and am very good appraising heights.
D. Ray Morton said on 14/Apr/06
I'm with Glenn - 5'3"- based on what I've seen in pictures (including this one).

I did spot her pretty up-close in '87, and do remember that she was very small, but that's it. I'd always thought she'd be a statuesque goddess, and here was this tiny young woman. The experience sticks out in mind my because I was way into "True Blue" and "Who's That Girl" at the time and was incredibly jazzed over actually seeing her in person. The last thing on my mind was height calculation. ;)

[Editor Rob: out of interest, what is it you do, in terms of work?]
Morgan said on 24/Mar/06
I agree she looks 5ft 3 to me especially in the pics with Britney who is about 5'5"! Madonna is clearly not a midget!!!!!
ice said on 23/Mar/06
I'll believe what Glenn estimated, 5'3
cindy said on 21/Mar/06
no Cady Madonna is not 5'3 or 5'3.5, she is 5'4, Next to britney she is a little shorter and britney is a little taller than 5'4 also madonna hair is slicked back white britney's is not.
mcfan said on 19/Mar/06
She only looks 5'3-5'3.5, not 5'4.
Cady said on 19/Mar/06
How can Madonna be 5'4.5" if you look at the photos with Britney who actually is that height you can see Madonna is at least an inch shorter
Ana Jewell said on 18/Mar/06
I believe in Madonna she looks tall, she is really Five four and a half!!
Cady said on 10/Mar/06
Madonna's heels on Ellen are about 3-4 inches I think she is 5'3" exactly anything under doesn't make sense but she is definately not 5'4.5"
heightfan said on 9/Mar/06
That was me who posted about the Ellen encounter and after seeing your link, I still see those heels as being at least 3 inchers.
Cliff said on 5/Mar/06
Having met Madonna nearly 20 years ago, I can say that my recollection of her was of being in the 5ft3 or 4 range. She was "small" but not by any means under 5ft3 barefoot imho. As others have pointed out, she does appear in photos to be taller than Shakira, Kylie, Geri Halliwell, and other women known to be no taller than 5ft1.
Anonymous said on 3/Mar/06
some of you people are on crack, some of you said she's 4'11 and 5'1, wow, if so, she is the tallest 4'11in person i have ever seen, she is much taller standing next to kylie minogue and shakira who is also 4'11 or 5feet.
We need a revamp of her height said on 2/Mar/06
She can't be over 5'1. She's probably 4'11.
lisa said on 2/Mar/06
madonna is definately 5'4, in her reinvention concert, hung up video and sorry video, she is always in 3 or 3 1/2in heels in her performances and comes up very close when standing next to daniel cloud campos(her freestlye dancer) who is 5'9in tall.
Serene said on 16/Feb/06
Good idea rose, we should as glen what is her actual or estimated height..
rose said on 12/Feb/06
Why don't we go with what glen says considering he has actually met her and there is proof! I think she is 5'3"
heightfan said on 10/Feb/06
She was on Ellen today, with 3 1/2 inch heels, and Ellen in sneaks, they were same height. I was suprised about this encounter, and now agree that Madonna is 5' 4".
Hmmm said on 8/Feb/06
Isn't she the same height as Prince, who's about 5'1? Or shorter? I don't even think she's 5'1. She's a shrimp, like Kylie Minogue, who's 4'11
Serene said on 5/Feb/06
ice..gotta agree with you.. my mum is getting smaller and smaller..

Madonna should be listed as 5'3"
ice said on 2/Feb/06
yeah, i think 5'3 too. maybe even 5'2.5
Serene said on 2/Feb/06
My mum is 5'3", but now she is really shrinking.. to 5'2".. when I was 12+ both of us are 159cm tall but now I am 160.5cm tall and she is about 157.5cm. I can't share her shoes and her shoes and believe me, her shoe size has also shrinked..from UK size 5 to 4.
Glenn said on 31/Jan/06
id say this shot she had heels.
CelebHeights Editor said on 29/Jan/06
Glenn, what did you make of madonna height when you saw her?
Lena said on 9/Jan/06
I heard that she is 1.54cm is it truth, so why does she says the opposite?
theheightguru said on 19/Dec/05
Good work Anonymous,
If Madonna was ANYWHERE NEAR 5'4, she wouldn't be so much shorter than Britney. From the looks of that pic, if Christina Aguilera was standing straighter, SHE'D be taller than Madonna. Time for a downgrade.
Morgan said on 18/Dec/05
she looks more than an inch shorter- that hat is giving her extra height!!!
jonny5 said on 16/Dec/05
raidio 1 dj said she was incredibly tiny some 1 who is 5ft4 is not incredibly tiny she is 5ft1 5ft2 at a push
gyllenhaalic823 said on 9/Dec/05
lol responding to height fan, on TRL I seriously thought to myself . . . "OMG madonna you are NOT five 9 you are shorter than 5'6" vanessa!" and then it hit me like when u blurt out something stupid "whoops she was just kidding . . ."
lol yeah she looks pretty tiny
Penny said on 5/Dec/05
Did anyone see I'm Going To Tell you a Secret last week (UK) and notice how teeny she was compared to everyone?! There was a bit where she was wearing trainers and didn't even come up to Guy Richie's shoulder now maybe he is 6'5" but I don't think that's likely!!!
Morgan said on 22/Nov/05
Didn't Golria Estifan (5"1.5) say she was the same height as Madonna?
Lindsay said on 19/Nov/05
In the UK magazine weekly Grazia it described Madonna as "the 5"3 singer" and they are usually correct with their information. Also in the pic on the Jlo listing with Britney and Kelly Rippa, Britney looks shorter than 5"5 and Madonna is a good bit shorter than Britney- this MUST mean Madonna is smaller than she says!
ii said on 16/Nov/05
Go to and look at a pic of the guy sho runs the site with Madonna at the TRL (purple dress/huge sprkle shoes).
I emailed him and asked his height, 5'9". She is clearly 5'1", which he confirmed.
heightfan said on 29/Oct/05
I saw Madonna on MTV's TRL a couple of weeks ago and she looked very short even with very high heels. She seemed very uncomfortable standing next to the tall young hostess.(Vanessa Minnillo 5'9"). When asked the ages of her children she said 5 and 9, just like me, and looked up at Minnillo, trying to make light of the situation. Another funny thing was Madonna got to pick a winner in a dance contest and she picked a girl that couldn't have been 5'.

[Editor Rob: minnillo 5ft 9? I ain't sure about that, I peg her in the 171-2cm range...but Madonna's 5ft 4.5 claim...]
Liv said on 26/Oct/05
My aunt met Madonna in London last year and Madonna was wearing trainers and my aunt said she was incredibly tiny!! My aunt is 5"5 so I don't think Madonna can be 5"4 at all!
nikki said on 30/Sep/05
madonna is 5"4.5, she is five feet and 4 inches in a half, she is almost 5'5, believe it or not.
mcfan said on 3/Sep/05
She looks at the most 5'3.
CelebHeights Editor said on 23/Aug/05
From gossip newsgroup: "The one that shocked me was Madonna, I met her in 1993, and oh my God is that women tiny, no tini tiny. Shes only about 5'-2""
CelebHeights Editor said on 22/Aug/05
In a 1984 Star Hits interview, "I always wanted to be taller. I feel like a shrimp, but that's the way it goes. I'm 5'4" - that's actually average. Everything about me is average.
J. said on 2/May/05
The chart that the previous poster posted was very revealing. Hmm ... I can believe that Madonna is 5'1". Her husband who is listed as 5'11" has some significant height on her, even when she has heels on. A 1992 interview in Vanity Fair by Maureen Orth described her as being "barely over five feet" so maybe ...
absent said on 1/Mar/05
Here in Europe in magazines there is always stated that Madonna is 155 cm or 157 cm; but maybe it`s a problem with translation. And the articles always refer to how short she is. But with those pictures Madonna/Britney and Christina kissing, u could easily compare. But the again those were teens when they started an the heights on the net are probably not true anmore due growth spurts?

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