Billy Idol's Height
5ft 9in (175 cm)
UK Rocker. In 90's he has been described as 5ft 11 before!
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Average Guess (3 Votes)
5ft 9.17in (175.7cm)
Sandy Cowell said on 4/Jan/17
There was a girl in my school class who used to bunk off lessons, so that she could hang around in the same bar as Billy Idol! She was 5ft5-6 and reckoned he was quite tall.
'New Wave' music was in its infancy then (78 - 79), and the girl in question wore a punk hairstyle in jet black. When she dyed it 3 different colours and refused to dye it back, she was expelled!
We were all disgruntled because she was a fun and interesting individual!
I think Billy must have been 5ft11 way back in the late 70's, though no way will he be that height now, so I'll lop off 1.5 inches!
Danimal176 said on 3/Mar/16
Yeah, 5'9" seems about right for Billy. Could have lost height though now that he's 60.
Sarah said on 19/Nov/15
He is quite a small guy, not tall at all and he used to be so thin back when he was younger, making him look even more petite. Most of the times he wore shoes with a significant heel, yet still didn't look over 5'8. In some videos he looks about 5'9 but if you look at his boots they were quite a bit raised. He is probably only 168-169 cm without shoes on, and But who cares? He was a very attractive man when he was young.
Andy said on 13/Nov/15
He wears boots a lot, he is most likely 5 foot 7 without shoes.
jimbo said on 6/Sep/15
I saw Billy on the Whiplash smile tour 86 or 87; the video for 'Mony Mony was made at that show. I couldn't have been more than 20' away from him. I'm 5'11"; he looked about 5'7".
George said on 8/Nov/14
Are you sure about it? I thought this guy was tall like 6' judging by various 80s video-clips of him.
Michelle said on 9/Sep/12
Met him in Daytona Beach 1983....maybe it was the boots adding height, but he seemed TALL to me.....like over 6 foot
Anon said on 5/Dec/10
I think he is closer to 5'8, except the dress shoes/boots he wears gives him at least 1.5-2" extra height.
Also, he is slim so it makes him appear taller.
He may have been 5'9 in his prime though.
sweet 16 said on 5/Oct/06
people, see the picture inside the booklet of his cd "charmed life" and you'll say he's about 168cm maximum.
MHouillon said on 19/Jul/06
Just returned from his concert here in Hamburg July 19th 2006. Great performer. Hey, this man works hard on stage! Today was one of the hottest days in this city, so when he sang "Hot in the City", that was no lie. He wore heavy Biker Boots, but seems 174cm-175cm though. (His gitarrist -one hell of a player- was damn short! About 165cm-166cm maximum ! His Baseguitar-player was very wide,long-hair-beared-muscled-armed-Biker-Style and though being a descent height (178-180), he had a mighty appearance!
honey said on 30/Jun/06
I always thought this guy was way taller. But then I met him and I was like: WTF, he's the same size as me?! But then, how tall (actually how short) was Steve Stevens, cos he was so much shorter than Billy? Obviously 5'5" or even less
Glenn said on 12/May/06
Why I say,hard to say,is that Ive seen him look near 6ft,in crazy boots.
MD said on 11/May/06
5'9" looks just a little bit too tall, and this is not just judging from his pic with Glenn. I'd say more around 5'8".
Glenn said on 11/May/06
Hard to say.5-8 min.5-9 max.
Becky said on 27/Feb/06
i think i agree with a lot of people that billy idol is 5'9"!
Glenn said on 4/Feb/06
I saw him look 5-11 once! but agree,he is 5-8.5-9.
Lmeister said on 3/Feb/06
I think Billy Idol is bit shorter than 5'9''. He is always wearing boots with high heels like New Rock boots...
Anonymous said on 31/Jan/06
5'9" looks just right taking into account the slight lean.
Glenn said on 31/Jan/06
he always wears big boots.
elio said on 30/Jan/06
Even so, I think 5'9" is a good bet.
Danimal said on 29/Jan/06
It's obvious that Billy is leaning into Glenn in this pic.