How tall is Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher's Height

5ft 1in (155 cm)

American actress, best remembered for her iconic role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars films. In an interview with Madonna in 1991 she talked about her height: "At my height, I'd like to boss a group of men around. I'm five one and a half, and it's incredibly important to me. Except that I stoop, which is attractive. I have one of those dowager's bumps; it's from reading when I was a kid". Earlier than that she also said: "I'm 5'1" and my legs end almost right after they start. People think I'm taller. I meet people and they say, 'You're soooo short' as if I didn't know this fact". This photo was taken at a London Film Con in 2014, she had about 0.5in more footwear than me thatday.
Oh, [Carrie] says she's 5-foot-1, but she's not.
- Debbie Reynolds
My personality is normally large, but I make life look pretty small - because I'm only 5-foot 1.

How tall is Carrie Fisher
5ft 8 Rob and Carrie (1956 - 2016)

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Average Guess (22 Votes)
5ft 0.8in (154.4cm)
Nik said on 20/May/17
R.I.P. Carrie Fisher.
Scarlett Rose said on 18/May/17
I have dug out my old Star Wars scrapbooks. In one, there are the profiles of six of the major stars of the Star Wars saga at the time they were published in a British magazine (1982). They were Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, David Prowse (Darth Vader), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO) and Kenny Baker (R2-D2). This is what it said about Carrie Fisher...

Birthdate: 21 October, 1956
Birthplace: Beverly Hills, California
Birthsign: Libra
Height: 1.57m (5 ft 2 in)
Weight: 43kg (95 pounds)
Hair: Dark
Eyes: Brown
Education: Dropped out of High School at fifteen. Studied acting in London at the Central School of Speech and Drama
Home: An apartment in New York
Family details: Mother and father are film and singing stars Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds
Hobbies: Reading history, art and philosophy. Also travelling, art collecting
Married: No
Boyfriend: Singer Paul Simon
Fav. food: Likes most food
Fav. drink: Fruit juice, doesn't drink alcohol because it makes her ill
Previous jobs: Always been in showbusiness
Previous films: Shampoo
Likes: Travelling around unrecognised (hard to do nowadays)
Dislikes: Hated being called 'cute' when younger
Ambition: To get married, have kids, bake bread and move to Vermont

If you want to read about the other five stars of Star Wars, seek the pages dedicated to them. 😊
Sandy Cowell said on 15/May/17
@ Scarlett Rose - Nice comment!
Scarlett Rose said on 12/May/17
I followed Carrie's career as a teenager, when she was my favourite actress. In most interviews, she claimed to be 5 feet, 1 inch tall like her mother, Debbie Reynolds, but in one interview, she said she was "barely five feet tall". I was compared to Carrie as a teenager and in my twenties. I had long hair like Princess Leia, we were both born in October, Zodiac sign Libra and both about the same height and weight. God bless, Carrie and rest in peace.
Richardspain said on 25/Apr/17
She was a small woman but very pretty and fine. 155cm I think is ok for her.

Her death was a surprise. We'll never forget carrie. I hope the force is with her forever.

And Rob thanks for share that picture.
Diane said on 27/Feb/17
I'm 5ft 3 ". I always thought Carrie was 5ft 2". I remember Carrie saying in an interview that she weighed around 118 at the start of her 3rd Star Wars movie & to fit in the Jabba the Hut barge slave outfit, they told her she had to lose 10lbs in like 2 weeks. She said she weighed a "whooping" 108 lbs when she swung across Jabba's barge deck. I don't mind being called "short" what I hate is when I tell people what I weigh & my desired weight of 120 lbs and everyone acts like omg that's too skinny. Then when I get down there, same people say, you look great, don't get too skinny like you said before. Huh?? Doesn't help that I come from a very tall family. I have great Aunts & Grandmother taller than me. My great grandfather was 6'5". Everyone is always patting me on my head grrr. Alot of people don't realize average heights are 5'4" women & 5'91/2" men. My sons are all over 6'. As a person ages they always lose height, just one if those things. Ok my guess 5'2" but later yrs probably 5'1" I have noticed movie stars are the only ones that seem to grow taller? Hmm....Julia Roberts for one gesh whatever...who cares?
Logan Hedlund said on 20/Feb/17
Great photo Rob, thank you very much for sharing it.
Princess Leia said on 13/Feb/17
Editor Rob - how much height would Carrie have lost from her peak at her age?
Editor Rob: Princess, I think maybe half inch at least, but maybe not a full inch, she still seemed like she wouldn't be that far off 5ft 1 that day...
John said on 19/Jan/17
4'11.5" max.
Sandy Cowell said on 10/Jan/17
Today on Ellen DeGeneres' show, clips and a lovely tribute were paid to Carrie by Ellen.
If anyone does a heartfelt tribute, it is Ellen! I thought she would and she certainly didn't fail to do her justice.
Arch Stanton said on 6/Jan/17
Ian C. said on 30/Dec/16
Was married to Paul Simon, who is very short. So an interesting point: was her size an important consideration to Simon when he married her?

I think so yes, and vice versa perhaps, she looks painfully small and unwell in some photographs, wouldn't surprise me if she had a major complex about it and would be too intimidated with a tall husband.
littlesue said on 5/Jan/17
Reading about her half sister Joely Fisher who is also an actress. She reached the heady heights of 5ft 7 even though her dad Eddie was just 5ft 4 and her Mom Connie Stevens was 5ft 2.
Editor Rob: she certainly beat the height predictors which wouldn't have had her more than 5ft 4.
Ian C. said on 30/Dec/16
Was married to Paul Simon, who is very short. So an interesting point: was her size an important consideration to Simon when he married her? I'd be interested in the marital parings of short rich guys. That is, how many marry shorter women, even though their money and social status would leave them the option of choosing taller women?

Or an interesting obverse: How many tall men marry very short women? I myself am a foot taller than my wife, but I never really thought about her height when we were courting. An interesting point: when you're a tall guy, tall women will give you a quick look as a potential boyfriend no matter how otherwise unacceptable you are. I suspect that if you're short you'd better have some other advantage if you're going to try for a tall girl. Although Michael J. Fox was known to do quite well when he was young.
MC said on 30/Dec/16
I am extremely saddened of her death. Rest in peace, Carrie. You will be greatly missed.:(
Realist said on 30/Dec/16
Rip
littlesue said on 30/Dec/16
I would say about 5ft 0.25 as she always looked slightly shorter than her Mom who was about 5ft 1.
Jake Stein said on 29/Dec/16
Honestly, I would guess she is about 4'11"
Editor Rob: Jake, she did seem taller than that, I do think 5ft 1 is quite fair for her.
Around 5'9 said on 28/Dec/16
Rest in peace princess Lea
Csimpson 6ft said on 28/Dec/16
My mum just told me today that Carrie died, does this mean leia wont be in star episode 9 now? :( R.I.P
Tom said on 28/Dec/16
RIP
Arch Stanton said on 28/Dec/16
Matthew said on 27/Dec/16
RIP, you're lucky you met her Rob! She will be deeply missed and I'll be very heartbroken to see her on screen for the last time for episode VIII!
Editor Rob: yes Matthew, 2016 has been a terrible year for celebrity deaths.

And most of them were drug/alcohol induced. Perhaps it says more about the year it was in general which led people to over medicate. RIP Carrie.
Aza said on 27/Dec/16
RIP Carrie Fisher...very upsetting.
Johnny said on 27/Dec/16
RIP
Sarah said on 27/Dec/16
RIP
Matthew said on 27/Dec/16
RIP, you're lucky you met her Rob! She will be deeply missed and I'll be very heartbroken to see her on screen for the last time for episode VIII!
Editor Rob: yes Matthew, 2016 has been a terrible year for celebrity deaths.
Jordan87 said on 27/Dec/16
R.I.P.-Alot of Energy in that 5'0 body of hers. Really Energetic up to her final stages in life. Seemed really down to earth person as well.
Rent said on 27/Dec/16
2016 is definitely a sad year, for the world, for artists...
Rest in peace, princess...
Sandy Cowell said on 27/Dec/16
I have just found out that Carrie has died and it is an awful shock. Just a few weeks ago I was writing about her and thinking how funny she was in interviews.
RIP Carrie. You will be sadly missed. 😩
JustSaying said on 4/Dec/16
Wasn't it well known she was five foot exactly? I heard that many years ago. Also, if the Star Wars website says 150cm that is only 4'11". Maybe 153cm is the tallest she'd be. A common problem is people sometimes think 5ft is 150cm due to calculation errors.
Sandy Cowell said on 15/Nov/16
I had no idea that Carrie Fisher is only 5ft1 but I do know that the lady is full of personality and fun! I have enjoyed her interviews enormously and I like the fact that she dotes on her canine friends!
It is always great to see Carrie making an appearance in horror adventure films like 'Sorority Row'. I know there are more, but I cannot think of their titles off the top of my equally-close-to-the-ground head!
I don't know either if she is still married to Paul Simon, but as he is a fine musician with a fine mind, I think it speaks volumes for Carrie as a person that they got together to make for a very interesting showbiz couple! Not to mention that he will have been the envy of countless Princess Leah fans who would have loved to trade places with him...
It would be great to see more of Carrie in future films!
lisa said on 25/Sep/16
editor Rob: are you sure that quote implies she's shorter and not taller than 5'1? it may be different for short women than for tall men
Editor Rob: it's just how I took it...sometimes if you hear someone speaking the line, it could be interpreted more one way than the other.
MJKoP said on 21/Jul/16
Is that quote from Debbie Reynolds(her mother) implying that she thinks Carrie is taller or shorter than 5'1"? I can't quite decided...
Editor Rob: usually it would imply they were under 5ft 1, that's how I'd read it...a bit like how Kevin Sorbo said 'Arnie says he's six two...but he's not'
James B said on 25/Apr/16
She looks old with rob. She was beautiful though in the star war movies
yoopphuttbole said on 14/Mar/16
5'0 at the most
James Rutland said on 20/Oct/15
Withou shoes she doesn't reach 5.0.
Brad said on 15/Jan/15
Loved standing by her ex Paul Simon.
lizzy said on 31/Dec/14
she may be 5'1 now, peak was probably 5'1.5, she has said it a few times and a few sources I've seen have said it also.
yenz said on 10/Dec/14
@Hunchback Isometric exercises. Such as:

press your tongue against the roof of your mouth, and while doing that, press the back of your neck into a wall. Hold this tension for a minute. (Yes, your tongue is connected to your frontal neck muscles).

You'll be standing straighter in no time.
Hunchback said on 9/Dec/14
@ yenz: What sort of exercises?
184.3cm said on 8/Dec/14
Had such a crush on her as a youngster after seeing Star Wars at the cinema. Didnt realise she was this tiny. Good things small packages right?.
drammensveien1 said on 8/Dec/14
I think Star Wars is the movie with the greatest height differences between the main actors, it was over a meter difference between the highest actor Peter Mayhew / Chewbacca, and the lowest actor Kenny Baker / R2-D2.

Click Here

I really loved princess leia's gold bikini, but I hope she skips the bikini in Star Wars 7, something tells me that would not be the same ;-)
Brad said on 6/Dec/14
Her father was a shrimp and Debbie below average.
Connor183 said on 5/Dec/14
Rob did Carrie say to you that she is definitely going to be in Star Wars Episode 7? the old cast are back aswell right?
[Editor Rob: I never had time to really speak to her, but of course she is in it, since she was based in England for a while filming with others like mark/harrison. How much they are in it is a big question...]
Byron T. said on 4/Dec/14
As a Star Wars fan, I'm so jealous of you, Rob! :) 5'1'' is a reasonable listing for Carrie Fisher.
Mike said on 4/Dec/14
Could be 5ft 0.5 now.
jewel said on 4/Dec/14
is she related to isla fisher?
the shredder said on 3/Dec/14
standing up I see 5'1.5 , so 0.5 footwear over Rob makes her 5'1.
Arch Stanton said on 3/Dec/14
I only found out recently she's Debbie Reynold's daughter LOL.
yenz said on 2/Dec/14
You know that a dowager's hump exists because of muscular imbalance. She could do isometric exercises for the neck, and start standing straight within a week.

I see so many people standing shorter than they could, all because of that hump. Its muscular imbalance, I tell you.
Danimal said on 2/Dec/14
Connor183 says on 2/Dec/14
Nice Rob glad you finally have Carrie listed on the site, how old is she Rob? i heard shes somewhere in her mid 50s or something and could she be more 5ft 0.5 today?

This is 2014. You can search her name online and find out her age without Rob having to do it for you buddy.
Connor183 said on 2/Dec/14
What kind of dog was it Rob?
[Editor Rob: like a french bulldog]
Connor183 said on 2/Dec/14
Rob yeah i thought she was in her 50's and yeah she does look older though like 60 something, since shes not far off from her 60's do you think its possible she might be a fraction under 5ft 1 now?

What was Carrie like in person Rob?
[Editor Rob: yes it's possible but harder to tell as I think she generally - as she said in the quote above - holds any great posture. She had a dog in this photoshoot, which was very well behaved, it was checking each person out, making sure they weren't from the bad side of the force.

I never got her auto so really couldn't say much, but she was nice with people from what I heard.]
Hypado said on 2/Dec/14
Great shot , at an opportune time with the arrival of the new movie.

155cm.
Connor183 said on 2/Dec/14
Rob you didn't answer my question.
[Editor Rob: late 50's now, I think she is somebody who can look a bit older and walk a bit more 'frail' than her age suggests]
Connor183 said on 2/Dec/14
Nice Rob glad you finally have Carrie listed on the site, how old is she Rob? i heard shes somewhere in her mid 50s or something and could she be more 5ft 0.5 today?
James B said on 6/Aug/14
She has a photo with you rob?
[Editor Rob: yes and fortunately no dog - in the afternoon at that event she sat down and had her dog on the stool and whilst I love dogs myself, there were a few people who didn't like the idea and it's understandable. You want a photo with carrie fisher, not carrie and her dog. Unless the dog was dressed as Yoda, THEN I'd have got it!]
SaveUsY2J said on 28/Jul/14
Might have spoken to someone who resembled me at a past event- that's the first time I've seen you or her in person. Only just started attending these kinds of events this year- and being currently in uni I have to curtail the budget, so only two or so every year as it stands. You may see me at 2015's LFCC though (as long as it's not as congested at this year's was...)

I'd just assumed from what you said on Natalie Dormer's page about her dog being in the photoshoot that you met her on the Sunday (people mentioned something about that on the forum) I didn't see it anywhere in the Saturday shoot I went to, although you may have attended a later one (I went to the one at 12am, with about 7 other photo ops and multiple VQ's it was a chaotic schedule- and I still didn't manage to meet Milo Ventimiglia or Juliet Landau in the end...)

On the subject of her height, though, do you believe she may have lost a little at age 57? In person she looked considerably shorter than my mother, who is 5'3", even with a slight footwear advantage over me. Jenna Coleman gave off a noticeably taller impression to me that day as well... Maybe 5'0.5 in 2014?
[Editor Rob: maybe Jenny did confuse you with someone else, I think I've spoken to several who have visited this site at recent cons.

yes Carrie probably lost half an inch by now, she looked a bit older than I thought, I mean in terms of her walk/posture etc. I was pretty near the front after gold passes I think...the dog was still there when I got mine, maybe it got fed up and had a wander at some point ;)

the capacity of that hall is like 11,000 - at times there were 20,000+ inside, it was way too busy to be as enjoyable as I hoped. But then it's been as packed before, they used to only hire half of the hall a few years back! If you are a newbie though, that Saturday of lfcc would have been overwhelming and put you off the things...
]
SaveUsY2J said on 23/Jul/14
@Rob, so am I to assume you only managed to get a photo on the Sunday, when she sat down for her shoot? I know you don't host third-party photos anymore, but I got a photo with her on Saturday, when she stood, if it's any help to you: (hope the link works)

Click Here

I'm 6'0" by the way. I was wearing boots, I can't provide a photo of the exact pair I had on, but they were a similar style to this: Click Here
I'd estimate they'd give about 1.5 inches? Anyway, Carrie had on small Cuban-style heels, something like this: Click Here
If I had to guess I'd say she probably had at least 1/2 inch more footwear than me? What do you think, anyway?
[Editor Rob: glad you managed to get her, I don't think your boots would give that much more than an inch...although Jenny said to me after I got Michael that she thought we'd spoken to you briefly at another event as you looked familiar...and I certainly haven't spoken to any 6ft guys who visit the site for a while ;) I will keep an eye out in the future for you!

anyway, I did in fact see her the same day!]
SaveUsY2J said on 26/Jun/14
Ah. Yeah, you could see whether she's standing for photos on Saturday and then look into getting a ticket for Sunday if she does?
[Editor Rob: yes I have done that for a couple of people in the past as for me it is a waste of money, I have little interest in spending money on a photo with a celebrity sitting down :)

to be fair I once saw Gates mcFadden sitting on a Saturday and then standing on the Sunday...so it is never a guarantee and I've seen James Marsters standing then he got annoyed with some women groping him a little and said no more 'gimme a stool' to the photographer!

We'll see on the day...
]
SaveUsY2J said on 24/Jun/14
Will you be willing to pay the £65 for a photo, Rob?
[Editor Rob: I know she has stood at some and sat at others, but it is a lot of money for a 50/50 risk.]
Lola said on 9/May/13
Funny people tell me the same thing...You're so short! I typically answer ... Oh my God!!! I am? Oh crap...this whole time I thought I was freakishly tall. Seriously... a fact I didnt already know. I am also what I call bittersweet. It must be a short thing. haha I am nice when someone is being nice to me, but I always have my guard up ready to strike when need be.
Liver said on 30/Jan/13
im exactly 5' 1" too! and i love to boss people around! everyone thinks im going to be all sweet and nice and cute, Ha! i hope when im older i can be taken seriously like you are though but i can only hope. I wish i could meet Carrie Fisher, i would do anything!
gregory lehmann said on 9/May/11
When 5'high school sweetheart Beth Gerak took me in 1977 to see "Star Wars,"it was fun to see this 5'1" dynamo. Cute,too,and fun to watch!
George H. said on 16/Feb/11
Did you compare their footwear? Fisher is short at around 5'1", but Oprah is known to wear mega heels. Also, when heavy people like her sit next to slimmer folks, they appear much bigger, too. But yeah, Reynolds and Fisher are short, but not 4 ft.
Jan said on 15/Feb/11
I just saw Carrie Fisher on Oprah and Oprah looked like an amazon woman. She never looked that way to me before with any of her guests so I thought Debbie Reynolds and Carrie both must be 4 feet tall or something.
Chip said on 21/Aug/07
She did look leggy in ROTJ, but that was probably because of the bikini, =). Despite how short she is, she was VERY hot in the Star Wars films. Sure, Natalie Portman is hot, but her voice, attitude, and spunk have nothing on Carrie. Not to mention her acting skills (in Star Wars, at least).
Aix said on 20/Aug/07
BTW the Leia Organa-Solo page on the Starwars.com databank states only 4'11". Pretty short, but she looks taller.
vandal said on 16/May/07
I thought her frame looked taller in each successive star wars film. In ROTJ she almost looked leggy. But in comparison to the other actors she never looked as tall as 5-1.
WacoJacko said on 9/Mar/07
I know this...she was most definitely hot as hell when she filmed StarWars.

But, I've seen her and she is definitely only 5 feet.
anonymous said on 17/Feb/07
She said "five one and a half" and this looks right so I'm believing her.
anonymous said on 24/Oct/06
I think maybe her "standing up straight" height is about five one and a half and her "stooping" height is about five foot and a half.
Anonymous said on 20/Oct/06
I think she is 5ft look at this quote "She stood on a box for many of her scenes with Harrison Ford in the Star Wars trilogy, owing to the fact that she was roughly a foot shorter than him and didn't fit into the frame."
anonymous said on 30/Sep/06
I can see why she looks five foot now because she is older and has a dowager's bump but she said five one and a half in 1991 and that was probably her true height at the time.
anonymous said on 29/Sep/06
I can see how she might look 5ft now because she is older and has a dowager's bump but she said five one and a half in 1991 and that was probably her true height at that time.
L.V. said on 20/Sep/06
I don't think Carrie Fisher would lie about her height, at least not her "peak" height.
Lisa said on 16/Sep/06
How can you change her height to five foot and a half when she says she's five one and a half?

[Editor Rob: because I saw her, she appeared to look near 5ft than 5ft 1.5 and her mother even says the same ;-)]
Editor Rob said on 8/Sep/06
I thought she was 5ft in July 2006,
saw this quote by her Mother in 1987: "Oh, she says she's 5-foot-1, but she's not"
Brad said on 7/Aug/06
She made Paul Simon look tall, now that's short.
Lisa said on 2/Aug/06
I always thought Carrie Fisher looked taller than 5'1". I would say she is 5ft 1.5 at the very shortest.
Lisa said on 2/Aug/06
I always thought Carrie Fisher looked taller than 5'1". I'd say she is 5'1.5" minimum.
Lisa said on 1/Aug/06
I think Carrie Fisher is 5ft.1.5. She looks no shorter than that.
Editor Rob said on 7/Jul/06
You know that quote above about dowagers hump, its right she looked 5ft at best in person when I saw her, heck she walked by Maggie Grace at one point and maggie looked nearly the same height...but she was sitting down!
Steve said on 21/Sep/05
I don't know about 5'1, in starwars carrie looks about 4'11-5'0 when she is standing next harrison Ford, also on the starwars website it has her height at 150cm.

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