Cate Blanchett's Height
5ft 8.25in (173 cm)
Australian Actress from The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Elizabeth, Charlotte Gray and Lord of the Rings. She said in Sun Newspapers 1998 on being asked how tall she is, "About 5-8, I think"
Photo by PR Photos
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Average Guess (11 Votes)
5ft 8.61in (174.3cm)
Sandy Cowell said on 17/Dec/16
This evening I ended up getting caught up in 'The Fellowship of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit', even though I hadn't planned to watch them!
Cate was in both films and I had a thoroughly good look at her stature! Comparing her to others, I would certainly agree with the 5ft8 she claims to be.
She's a brilliant actress and that speech she makes after she's admitted to Frodo that she sees what he does, is spine-chilling, as is the imagery!
Cate can do authoritative parts incredibly well and she gave my favourite performance of all the actresses that have ever portrayed the part of Elizabeth I. (That's made me wonder how tall that Tudor Queen really was!)
I've also enjoyed seeing Cate in many other films, 'the Gift' springing immediately to mind.
Next time I see it, I'll try to compare her height to that of Katie Holmes, who I've read is 5ft9. Until then, I shall plump for 5ft8.25!
truth said on 20/Jun/16
173 cm, no more than that.
Tee said on 23/Apr/16
I'm sure, she's 1.74 m or 1.75 m. Period.
By the way...... What a WOMAN she is......
Sam said on 28/Nov/15
She is underrated I think in terms of looks, she's a fairly beautiful woman who doesn't care at all about looking glamorous or sexy in her roles unless it calls for it. Remarkable performance by her I'm Not There. Funny to think she could be a solid two inches taller than Bob Dylan ever was.
MaryAnne said on 18/Jun/15
Rob Just is right; she is as tall as Toni 5'6.5
MaryAnneHer said on 18/Jun/15
Her link number 666 :O
maryanne said on 17/Jun/15
A 6ft3 gal can make look 5ft8 gal look like a dwarf.It's Ok.She is true 5'8
atr3 said on 6/Jun/15
Next to the 1,90m Elizabeth Debicki, Blanchett is a hobbit. No way is she 1,74m. Blanchett could pull off a 1,74m only with super platform heels. Just another bogus height.. It's ironic, nonetheless, how the truly tall women and men manage to confirm these folks dead wrong merely by standing right next to them..:)
Just said on 14/Apr/15
After I saw her while much shorter than Katie Holmes in "The Gift' I knew she couldn't be 5'8"5.
@az Now I see her very close in height with Toni, it's possible Cate is Toni's height: 5'7.
said on 23/Mar/15
She is the exact same height as Toni Collette. 5'6.5".
jtm said on 3/Mar/15
she wasn't more than 1.5 taller than emmy rossum and she even looked 5'7 in paradise road. 5'8 is the most i would give her and that is more proof kate winslet isn't 5'6 and rosamund pike is not even 5'8.
Chris said on 1/Mar/15
Is her head over 9 inches?
Just said on 23/Apr/14
In "The Gift" she looked shorter than Katie Holmes. So I think 5'8 flat.
Realist said on 20/Mar/14
5'8 flat. How tall do you think Andrew Upton her husband is ?
Arch Stanton said on 12/Jan/14
Really does look 5'9" to me. Definitely a tall woman. Looks it in Blue Jasmine.
cole said on 6/Aug/13
I think a good 5'8 flat is a better fit. If I am to read anything into her "about 5'8 I think" comment, I wouldn't peg her over 5'8.
Mr. R said on 25/Jul/13
I saw Cate tonight at the premiere of Woody Allen's film. She was sitting across the aisle from me. Sadly, she left as the screening started, so I did not get to get close enough to estimate height. She is much more attractive in person than onscreen.
Just said on 2/Nov/11
In "The Gift" she looked a lot shorter than Katie Holmes.
Silent d said on 26/Oct/11
I watched at the movies and she's about the same height as geoffrey rush with heels. He looks about 178cm. 173cm is about right. She is tall and talanted.
merk said on 7/Aug/11
5'8.5-5'9 seems to be correct -- she just looks a very tiny bit smaller than Gwyneth Paltrow.
Sam said on 5/Jul/11
I think an even 5'8" is probably more accurate, possibly a bit less
T.A.R. said on 28/Jun/11
Ms. Blanchett is about 5'9" and is well proportioned. She is not a 'thin' as commented upon with a appropriate 'hour-glass' figure with extremely good looking legs. Unlike Julia Robert, Ms. Blanchett will NEVER have to have her legs doubled by a extra! In addition she dresses with taste and seldom for rather obvious effects.
John said on 20/May/11
I've just seen Robin Hood, if Russell Crowe is 5'10.5, she 5'7.5 at the most.
gregory said on 10/May/11
so 5'9.5 at least.
Bon_ said on 3/Feb/11
I watched 'The Gift' and I thought she looked exactly 5'6.
Martha said on 12/Oct/07
Cate is towering over a 6'2" Clive Owen during the "Golden Age" promotional tours and at the 2007 Academy Awards...Does she wear platform shoes to gain this height?
glenn said on 30/Sep/07
i was kidding.at a major event she would rock big heels,which she did.
Anon said on 30/Sep/07
Glenn, were you kidding about the slippers and the gold dress? I've seen other pictures, and she's obvious wearing heels. Big Balenciaga heels for sure to match her gold Balenciaga dress. Thus she would be under 5-8, no?
Sam said on 29/May/07
Yes. I can't use my brain LIKE YOU anonysmus!
Alex said on 23/May/07
She looks at least 5'10 with Glenn.
Anonymous said on 23/May/07
"after i saw this picture Glenn with Kate, I can only say , if Glenn is really 5 8'', Kate would be 6' or 6 1'' "
O_o seems like you can't use your brain either... unbelievable...
FX said on 22/May/07
Interesting theory, Rob. But look at pictures of women and men next to each other. For some reason, men have more inches from their eyes to the top of their heads. I would never say women have smaller brains, maybe just wider.
AirSky said on 22/May/07
What must be considered along with this picture is the pavement advantage mentioned and the fact that she's wearing heels, I mean honest to God, do you think a woman would sport that dress and no heels?...If she's not wearing at least 3" heels I'll eat a goat
Astrid said on 22/May/07
She looks 5'10" here, was she in heels? Also looking a bit too slim.
Sam said on 22/May/07
after i saw this picture Glenn with Kate, I can only say , if Glenn is really 5 8'', Kate would be 6' or 6 1''
Andre said on 22/May/07
Here is one celeb I have a photo of. She is 5ft 6in and stunning.
said on 22/May/07
One thing I've noticed when men and women stand next to each other is that a man can still be taller even though a woman's eyes appear to be higher than the man's. I don't know why that is. For example, in this picture, Kate's eyes nose and mouth appear about three inches higher than Glenn's. But the top of their heads are not that far apart if you don't include Kate's high hair. I myself have taken pictures with women I thought were taller than me because their eyes were higher, but in the pictures I'm the taller one. Can anyone explain this?
[Editor Rob: are you daring to imply women have significantly smaller brains and therefore smaller craniums!
nah, Glenn does look closer than cate to the cameraman/girl, by a few inches. This has a little effect, not as much as I'm about to explain, but still is worth noting...
Look at this photo: Enlargement
I'm shooting 3 feet away, the tape is only 3 inches behind the ruler. Imagine the 24cm length on that brown ruler as a face. Visually a face 3 inches further back but measuring 26.7cm would look virtually identical to the 24cm face just a few inches further forward. In effect the closer face is going to look, what, like a solid 10% longer than the slightly further face if they were actually identical in size in reality.
Of course the effect diminishes the further the camera is from the subjects, but the principles will always exist when the camera person is not taller than the person closest to the camera.]
msn87 said on 21/May/07
"Kate looks to be close to 6ft in that pic compared to Glen..."
use your brain, do you think the top of her head stops right under that hair?(!)
: the top of her head stops only a little over Glenn.
glenn said on 21/May/07
heels? no.why would she wear heels in a dress like that? slippers for sure.
LittleBadass said on 20/May/07
Either Kate is in heels,or else Glen really isn't 5'8...Kate looks to be close to 6ft in that pic compared to Glen...
glenn said on 20/May/07
she seemed 5-5 slippers and holding a 5 year old kid in her arms. a strange illusion i guess.
glenn said on 20/May/07
she is on a slight hill,but was indeed 5-8.plus had huge heels.i hated the way she looked here.the next night she looked so hot with her hair down,but turned me down for the photo.
dmeyer said on 24/Apr/07
they are looking for a stand in for her they said 5'9 so i guess she is close
said on 2/Mar/07
Two potentially revealing photos...
If Jessica Alba (5-6.25) and Brittany Murphy (5-2.5) can look this tall compared to Clive, then Cate can be less than (5-8.5).
With "5-7" Keira Knightly:
Please note all women in these photos are not wearing platforms, so I again concur with everyone who thinks Cate is around 5-6 or 5-6.5. Also, Clive a bit, doesn't he?
glenn said on 1/Mar/07
ed-unless owen wears lifts, which i doubt,no way is he 6ft.i actually,strangely,despise veiwing awards.
Ed said on 28/Feb/07
Glenn, any chance Owen was more like 6ft, I still think he's taller but you met him? BTW, did you see the Oscars, w/ Blanchett and Owen presenting together?
timber said on 27/Feb/07
there have been some 5-11, 6ft Owen sightings. that together with glenn's sighting makes me think Cate really could be about 5-6.
glenn said on 27/Feb/07
i dont know why my posts arent coming up.cate gave me a 5-5 impression, hunched,carrying a kid.
Ed said on 27/Feb/07
So if her shoes had 4 inch heels, she was still an inch or a bit more under Owen, and if he's 6ft2 like he appears to be, he'd be 6ft3 in his dress shoes putting her at 6ft1.5 in her heels. This would make her 5ft9.5 barefoot, something is off here. She can't be 5ft7 or shorter unless Owen is shorter. Even if she was wearing 5 inch heels she'd be 5ft8.5 barefoot, unless Owen is more like 6ft0.5, which I don't really think he is, I'd say 6ft1 at least if not taller.
glenn said on 27/Feb/07
she didnt seem tall to me.gave me the strange illusion of 5-5.
said on 27/Feb/07
Again, how can she be 5-8.5, when she is only about 4 inches taller than Natalie Portman (5-3), whose height is often disputed to be lower.
Cate and Portman (in similar shoes):
said on 26/Feb/07
Cate was also wearing platform high heels at the Oscars. It's a common trend now, which reminds me that Helen Mirren claims to wear "hooker shoes" (e.g. platform high heels) whenever she dons long evening gowns. I can only assume all the other females actresses are doing the same under their long gowns. But here is a peek of Cate's oscar shoes (you can see the front platform):
Anon said on 26/Feb/07
Ed, three-inches is considered low for a high heel. Cate, like most actresses usually wear 4 and up (Cate's usually in 5-inch heels). What happened to all the links on this page? They show the height of Cate's shoewear.
[Editor Rob: every direct link to images from this site is now gone]
Ed said on 26/Feb/07
Rob, I need your insight here, I agree w/anonymous that Blanchett looked maybe an inch less than Clive Owen at the Oscars last night. If she's 5ft8.5 w/I'm assuming 3inch heels which I think are the max most women wear comfortably for long periods of time, she'd be 5ft11.5, making Owen only 6ft0.5-6ft1 in his dress shoes. Something seems off cause this is the same she looked next to another listed 6ft2 actor Marton Csokas. If she's only 5ft8.5 that would put Owen at like 5ft11.5 barefoot, and that's obviously not the case w/the Glenn photo where he looks a good 6ft1 if not 6ft2. Another thing in relation to Ryan Seacrest who was interviewing all these celebs as they came in Blanchett,Diaz,Kidman,Jennifer Hudson, and Queen Latifah all looked pretty evenly matched, and the same diff. in height as John Travolta to Seacrest. I'm confused, any thoughts?
[Editor Rob: it could have been more, the angle may reduced the difference, I've not seen it, but if he was standing tall he should have had 3 inches on this girl. Without doubt there's a lot of pics where Owen can look 6ft -6ft 1 range.]
said on 26/Feb/07
I still don't think she is 5-8.5. According to the backdrop, she seems about 2.5 inches taller than 5-4 Helen Mirren:
Helen Mirren (5-4)
anonymous said on 25/Feb/07
She looked nearly as tall as Clive Owen at the Oscars. obviously wearing heels.
Anon said on 9/Jan/07
Well, to address Rob's skepticism, it seems fairly obvious in the Cate photos (with Dench and Kylie) that Cate's not 5-8.5. I'm not saying she's 5-5, but I do believe she needs at least an inch downgrade. At her listed height, she'd be taller than Cameron Diaz? Come one, she doesn't have the shins for it!
bombay rocker said on 9/Jan/07
But remember even his manager has said he is around 170 NORMALLY. now that word normally i think means his barefoot height and when he wears shoes he can look taller because of lifts. Cmon his manager stays with him and he must be sure bout it and besides he has said that on his official site and am sure manager will not understate his height but i still think he is 5 feet 8 - 5 feet 8.5, no more than that.
Glenn said on 9/Jan/07
Oh,BTW,all this time it never occured to me I did have a lost photo with Mark from 1991.as I remember now,he was taller than me by an inch or so.except then I was 5-7.
Glenn said on 9/Jan/07
Yes,Leung.looks like Im wrong.unless he had lifts.in a picture I saw from this same event,he was 2.5 inches taller than 5-7(5-8 prime) Robin Williams! as for Cate,she was in flat skippies carrying a 3 year old,so that mightve added to the illusion.she was hunched.but didnt anyone notice how short Mark looked in the Departed? I thought Damon was taller?
Leung said on 8/Jan/07
Ah yes Glenn you are now starting to see the truth about Marky Mark. All along I have said that he is not as short as 5’7”. I do believe that he is 5’8.5”.
When you encountered Marky Mark 7 years ago he was still heavily into lifting weights, doing exercises such as heavy squats can temporally compress the spine, chances are that you met him on a gym day. These days it looks like he still works out but he has a lot less muscles than his early days.
Glenn said on 8/Jan/07
Hard for me to believe,but could be true.I feel like an ass cause everyone on the Mark page was adament on 5-7,5-8,and I was fueling the fire.and one guy was ridiculed for thinking 5-9.Rob,what do you make of this? it seemed both Mark and Damon were 5-9,5-9.25.isnt that odd?
[Editor Rob: I'm still trying to figure how you saw a short blanchett, nevermind a tall wahlberg!!! I doubt over 5ft 8, but if this is at his house, I wouldn't think this would represent an occasion for lifts...]
J. said on 8/Jan/07
Good thing you brought up Marky Mark's height. In the 1996 film, 'Fear', there's a brief glimpse of Wahlberg's character's mugshot. He clocks in at 70 inches. I'm assuming, he has shoes on in it, so that's 69 inches. 5'9", he could be close to.
Glenn said on 8/Jan/07
Mention Leo and Ill shall see.saw him several hours after that comment.6ft.or maybe a hair under.my 6-1 friend was surprised at how tall Leo was.so maybe he was 6ft.and I saw him with Matt Damon and Mark Whalberg,who were both,5-9ish!!! and got Mark a few hours after this event at his house,where he wasnt in dress shoes,but in casuals,and he still seemed 5-9.though pavement was slightly in his favor in the photo.bizzare.is Mark really closer to the 5-10 he claims,or they have superiour dress shoe lifts out there? or am I crazy that I saw him at 5-7,7 years ago?.I really think he is 5-8 minimum now.no way 5-7.even though I thought he was 5-7 in the Departed.great guy.I feel bad reporting.Matt was very cool,as I always heard.he apoligized to me since he was in a hurry to catch a plane and security prevented me from getting him.he said next time.
[Editor Rob: very cool, shame on Damon, hold him to his word next time ;)]
Glenn said on 7/Jan/07
I havnt seen Leo in 10 years,so I dont know.Rob-June 6th 66?
[Editor Rob: I meant the id in this database '666']
Glenn said on 7/Jan/07
Yes,she looked nothing near my height.5-5ish.
[Editor Rob: I just realised...blanchett has the id here of the 'mark of the beast'!]
Anon said on 6/Jan/07
Sorry, I meant to ask Editor Rob to consider a possible downgrade. Glenn, I'm also confused by your entry--are you saying you agree that Cate is shorter than 5'8.5"?
Glenn said on 5/Jan/07
Wow.I saw her 2 weeks ago.I really cant judge womens heigh huh? I thought she was average to short.5-6 max.giving a shorter impression.flats.
anonymous2 said on 5/Dec/06
she does look as though she could be 5'7, looking at the pic that Drew posted
Drew said on 24/Sep/06
Blanchett next to Alejandro Innaritu (5'10"). She has like 4 inch heels yet she's shorter than him. What's going on?
D. Ray Morton said on 30/Apr/06
"you mean you're an Aussie?"
Haha...well, I'm slightly less of one than Queen Latifah. Would that still qualify?
No, "we" as in hyooman beens.
D. Ray Morton said on 29/Apr/06
Yeah, I'd have guessed 5'8.5" - 5'9". She's always looked about that. And she's about four inches taller than Swank in all those Oscar photos from last year. Tall and definitely one of the best we have.
[Editor Rob: you mean you're an Aussie?]
Shelly said on 28/Apr/06
I was at the opening of her husband's latest play. I'm 5'3" (161cm) and she is much taller than me! But my fiance is 6'2" (187cm?) and he was considerably taller than Cate. She is incredibly beautiful in person though and seems just lovely.
Mooch said on 3/Feb/06
I believe she might be a bit taller than 5’8”.
Here are 2 pics of her standing next to Hilary Swank, wherein she seems to be at least 3 inches taller than Hilary, who is supposed to be around 5’6”.
jinos13 said on 30/Oct/05
i think she is taller then 173 cm.i would give her 175 cm
Anonymous said on 5/Oct/05
173. cm. She seems to be 5.6.5 or 5'7". I would not put her under 5'6" or over 5'8".
Z2 said on 11/Jul/05
In the movie,"The Gift," I thought she looked taller, like 178cm.
CelebHeights Editor said on 21/Feb/05
There was a funny article by the writer Will Self that appeared in The Independent UK. He was to interview Cate, but was more interested in finding out whether she was short or tall. Here is the part where he sees her: "Admitted to [Cate Blanchett's] dressing room, I introduced her to the wife and I could only just forbear from urging them to stand back to back. Still, there was no need for fine comparisons; clearly I'd been wrong. Blanchett wasn't small. She was a svelte-yet-strapping 173 centimetres thereabouts."