Dolly Parton's Height
5ft 0in (152 cm)
American actress and singer known for roles in Steel Magnolias, Nine to Five, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Straight Talk and Rhinestone and for songs such as "Here You Come Again", "9 to 5", "Jolene", "Islands in the Stream", "I will Always Love You", "The Seeker", and "Heartbreak Express". She once commented on Larry King "I'm only like 5-1, 5-2 if I'm standing up straight on a good day. But I wear my five-inch heels, and I'm a tiny little person with tiny little bones and these big old boobs hanging on there."
, although in 1984 Lexington Herald Leader said "I'm only 5 foot tall. I'm very small. A lot of people think I'm much bigger"
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4ft 11.79in (151.9cm)
mister_lennon said on 8/Aug/16
Yeah. I remember Shirley Mclaine's coments in her biography about the steel magnolias shooting and about dolly parton was always around with her massive heels and her big wigs . I guess that in her scenes with Daryl Hanna and Julia Roberts she wore extra massive heels to even look 5'4-5'5.
And yeah, Sally was clearly taller thand dolly, about almost good three inches on her. She towered dolly easily. Thats is because sally was a strong 5'2 , close to 5'3 in a good day and dolly , without her massive heels, could only look 5 at her best.
Arch Stanton said on 7/Aug/16
Sally Field did look almost three inches taller in Steel Magnolias. Oddly though Dolly pulled off looking nearer 5 ft 5 with Daryl Hannah though!! Must have worn massive heels in their scenes together.
Arch Stanton said on 5/Jan/15
Rob can you add a photo of younger years and films The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Straight Talk and Rhinestone and songs like ""Here You Come Again", "9 to 5", "Coat of Many Colors", "Jolene", "Islands in the Stream", "I will Always Love You", "The Seeker", "Two Doors Down" and "Heartbreak Express".
mister_lennon said on 14/May/14
she is about 4'11 or 5. in the steel magnolias movie sally field was taller. i think that Sally is about 5'1 or 5'2 at her best. well, in the steel magnolias premiere, field was wearing normal heels and parton was wearing extra big high heels, and field was still slithgly taller. with similar shoes or similar heels, field would dwarfed her. so, i think that 5'2 sally field was much taller than her, she could be not more than 4'11 or 5. even 4'10 is possible for her.
Michelle said on 28/Sep/13
I am only 5ft tall to, knowing that you are to makes me feel better.
Eric79 said on 17/May/11
I've met Parton and she's tiny. I worked in a hotel and she came down in the middle of the night, wearing an old bathrobe, that looked like she bought it in a thrift store, or else she had it for 30 years. Her hair was all flat and she was SO TINY. I'm 6 feet. It took me awhile to realize who she was. I knew she was staying with us, but I expected a larger than life person, with big breasts and such. But really with flat hair and a robe, she didn't even look all that busty. But I'd say no more than 5 feet max.
gregory lehmann said on 16/May/11
Friend Liz's idol. Spotty at best liking her. Just looks bigger,but really cut more like Cathy Rigby or Patty Duke. But not a bad singer. 5' is correct height.
Anonymous said on 4/Jan/11
i am only 4.9 feet when i stand completly straight and i stopped growing in third grade i know about the big boobs and small body i am out growing a size d in nith grade
Mike Thompson said on 6/Dec/10
Best 5 feet God ever made!
tania tich said on 24/Aug/07
I'm 4.11" but I think Dolly is small and terryfic, you don't get half as much of her southern songs over here and we should she a great singer, and just a bit taller than me but still amazing!
Brad said on 24/Apr/07
Made Sly look 6' 2".
TR said on 13/Apr/07
Seatmate with Dolly on LA flight, American Airlines. Super lady and no more than 5ft even,
Editor Rob said on 8/Sep/06
In 1984, quoted in Lexington Herald Leader:
"I'm only 5 foot tall. I'm very small. A lot of people think I'm much bigger"
Brad said on 15/Aug/06
5' 0" at the University Hills Mall Denver signing her book. I told her I loved the tale of her packing some Tennessee iron (gun) in '64 visiting NYC. She laughed her wig off.
Squa said on 27/Mar/05
Actually Dolly Parton is only 5 ft tall.. I have once heard, what even Danny DeVito is slighty taller than her, and he is about 5 feet tall.