How tall is Elizabeth Taylor ?

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Elizabeth Taylor's height is 5ft 3in (160 cm)

British actress best known for roles in films Cleopatra, National Velvet, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Giant, Courage of Lassie, The Last Time I Saw Paris, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The VIPs, and BUtterfield 8. In 1951 her vital stats were being publicised as Bra Size 36 inches, Waist 21 inches, Hips 36 inches and her weight as 108 pounds on a 5 foot 4 frame.


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littlesue said on 23/Jul/15
I would say smack on 6ft for Wilding Arcg
Arch Stanton said on 13/Jul/15
Rob can you add Michael Wilding? He was in films like In Which We Serve, Stage Fright, Under Capricorn, The Egyptian, The Glass Slipper, and Undercover, worth adding, about 6 ft I think but might be wrong.
littlesue said on 9/Jul/15
Typical 60's backcombed style Arch!! lol, I agree 5ft 2.5 in her youth, maybe 5ft 2 after 40 and in her old age about 4ft 11.
Arch Stanton said on 7/Jul/15
Not so nice in The Comedians, awful Liza Minelli type haircut!
Arch Stanton said on 27/Jun/15
I always see her at 5'2.5 now, having seen most of her 40s, 50s and 60s films.
littlesue said on 3/Jun/15
Yes Arch thought she looked good in that, preferred her more rounded look although it did make her look shorter, when she was very slender in her 50's she could look more average height.
Arch Stanton said on 1/Jun/15
The hottest I think I've seen her look was in The Sandpiper. 1965 she was at her peak in looks and hotness IMO. Maturer, and carrying more weight with larger breasts than when younger and straighter hair.
Arch Stanton said on 22/Feb/15
Liz and Monty did have very similar traits, even biographers have commented on it. But he really looks the spit of Monty to me. More than just the same colouring. The shy expression and the way the mouth is set in the EXACTLY photo I sent, to me it's one of the strongest resemblances I've seen to anybody. It's one of the things you notice most about Clift in his films, that exact same shy expression! Always looked like a lost sheep LOL.
littlesue said on 22/Feb/15
Sorrry can't see it at all besides the colouring. Her son looks like liz's dad and Micheal Wilding. I'm sure someone would have brought this out over the years. The lad was born within the year of her marriage when she was loved up, if it was so she would have found someway to marry Monty as she would have been horrified at the thought of being an unmarried mother. She got pregnant with Mike Todd before her divorce from Wilding so she got Todd to pay Wilding off to get a quick divorce and used the excuse the daughter was about 3 months prem. Think Mia's son is just like Mia, she still bitter about Woody bunking off with the daughter so will do anything to descredit him.
littlesue said on 21/Feb/15
No, the colouring but he got that off Liz, he has Wildings long face, especially looked like him as a child also
Arch Stanton said on 20/Feb/15
The resemblance is so close that in that photo of him with the long hair that street outside with his face reminds me exactly of Monty Clift as the priest walking down the street in I Confess!
Arch Stanton said on 20/Feb/15
Rob can you see what I mean about the resemblance of her son to Monty Clift?
I mean ever with long hair back in the 70s Click Here the facial resemblance is unmistakable. Michael Wilding his apparent father Click Here Click Here Monty Clift. Hmmm, not convinced Sue! Almost as convinced as I am with Woody Allen being Ronan Farrow's father!
[Editor Rob: yes I can see that.]
Arch Stanton said on 20/Feb/15
C'mon he looks just like Clift!
littlesue said on 17/Feb/15
Lol, nothing like Monty!! can see Micheal/Liz all the way!!
Arch Stanton said on 16/Feb/15
Click Here He looks EXACTLY like you'd expect the son of Liz Taylor and Monty Clift to look like LOL.
Arch Stanton said on 16/Feb/15
I think Liz once claimed that Monty only had eyes for the guys and wasn't interested in her but c'mon look at the guy, it's Monty's son without a doubt,nothing like Michael Wilding, the spit of Monty. It's like that Mia Farrow's son and Woody Allen vs Frank Sinatra... Obvious to me...
Arch Stanton said on 16/Feb/15
@Sue, do you think it's obvious the real father of one of her sons is Monty Clift rather than Michael Wilding? Click Here He's the spit of Clift!!
Arch Stanton said on 3/Feb/15
Some of the top ones off my head would be something like 1. Virginia Woolf 2. Butterfield 8 3. A Place in the Sun 4. Father of the Bride 5. Giant 6. National Velvet etc.
littlesue said on 2/Feb/15
Top 10 films would be National Velvet, A Place in the Sun, Giant, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Virginia Woolf, loved Liz in the overdramatic films too like X Y and Zee, Nightwatch also a good 'whodoneit'. The best book I read is 'Forbidden Love' based on the life of Burton and Taylor x
Arch Stanton said on 1/Feb/15
Also, what biographies would you really recommend?
Arch Stanton said on 1/Feb/15
Sue, what's your Top 10 Liz Taylor films?
littlesue said on 16/Jan/15
Lol, Arch!! 5ft 2 supposedly, 'Squat Olympic weightlifters'!! remind me never to bump into you, someone once told me I had the build of a Russian shot putter, lol
Arch Stanton said on 16/Jan/15
Little Sue, some input on Debra Paget required. I thought she looked noticeably shorter than 5'3". She reminded me of one of those squat Olympic weightlifters!
littlesue said on 13/Jan/15
Arch the pic was lower down this page, I have the Edith Head book, she designed many things for Liz, she quotes in this book Liz was 5ft 2 and this was back in the 50's. I think maybe an early morning height of 5ft 2.5 for Liz in her youth. She looked about an inch shorter than Joan Fontaine in Ivanhoe. She claimed 5ft 4.5 in her weight loss biog so if doing the Hollywood '2 inch rule' that would be about right.
Arch Stanton said on 12/Jan/15
Edith head does say " She has aged gracefully," so presumably she measured her at 5'2" flat in older years. I still think 5'2.5" might be spot on for peak.
Arch Stanton said on 12/Jan/15
Rob, a stylist here claims she was 5 ft 2 Click Here She'd have measured her up for things. Perhaps it was her as an older women who'd lost a bit but I do think 5'2.5 might be on the money. With her figure and heels she could seem 5'4" at times, but I have seen her barefoot or in low heels in a few films and thought she was more 5'2" range. @Sue where was that photo with Eddie Fisher on the seafront again? She was also noticeably shorter than Joan Fontaine in Ivanhoe wasn't she Sue?
Arch Stanton said on 10/Dec/14
@ Sue and Sam. Any idea on Jeanne Crain? Please provide input on Crain page. She doesn't look 5 ft 4 and a half in Pinky. Petite frame.
Arch Stanton said on 6/Nov/14
Sue, your two cents is required on the Sissy Spacek and Janet Gaynor pages.
Arch Stanton said on 26/Aug/14
Yeah Sue, she always looked 5 ft 4-5 to me too.
littlesue said on 22/Aug/14
Claire looks similar height as Maggie Smith and Ursuala Andress in Clash of the Titans
Arch Stanton said on 18/Aug/14
Sam and Sue, any idea on Claire Bloom? I thought she looked 5'4-5'5" in a lot of films I've seen her in but actually googling her and Richard Burton she looks noticeably shorter than that. She didn't look that low in films I've seen her in. Click Here Looks shorter than Charlie Chaplin but can't see footwear or ground. 5 ft 2 might actually be possible.
Arch Stanton said on 13/Jul/14
Rob any chance of adding Claire Bloom? Very surprised she is missing. Was 5 ft 5 ish I think. English actress best known for roles in films like Limelight, Look Back in Anger, The King's Speech, The Haunting, Charly, A Doll's House, Hamlet, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Crimes and Misdemeanours and Clash of the Titans.
[Editor Rob: I'm not sure what she was...I saw someone transcribed a 1952 article from time and it mentioned (presumably around the time of Limelight) that "She gives her measurements as 5 ft. 2, 112 lbs" ]
Arch Stanton said on 13/Jul/14
Rob can you add a photo?
Arch Stanton said on 13/Jul/14
Sue what did you think of Claire Bloom? Another actress I have a thing for.
Arch Stanton said on 21/Jun/14
She absolutely adored Monty Clift didn't she? You can tell they had a strong connection in Raintree County, it's the happiest I've ever seen her look. Managed to look about 3 or 4 inches shorter in heels.
littlesue said on 10/Jun/14
Can only find one pic of Peggy Dow, she looks about 5ft 5 next to the 5ft 8 Richard Conte
Arch Stanton said on 10/Jun/14
Sue any guesses for Peggy Dow? She was gorgeous, a pity she didn't become a bigger star. She didn't look short next to Jimmy Stewart, maybe 5'5-5'6", she did have a heel on?
mister_lennon said on 9/Jun/14
Liz taylor was as low as 5'2, stanton. All the pics proofs it.

And yeah, Julie was and is so cute and beautiful. Im in love with her, and with Helen Mirren too. For me, Julie CHristie is the most beatiful woman ever on screen and Helen Mirren is the sexiest woman ever on screen. I love both of them. they are my girls, you know.
Arch Stanton said on 5/Jun/14
Julie Christie I'm in love with for sure! There's far more to her than just being sexy though, she's very attractive in a myriad of different categories! I mean the ones you look at and feel purely animalistic for LOL, and Julie is too nice looking to feel quite like that with! I can imagine Sue that Elizabeth Taylor was quite a complex woman but was quite childlike with her emotions and probably very difficult to live with for too long! If Eddie was 5'4" range though she even looks struggling with 5'2", I can't see her that low though generally but I'm convinced anyway she's not close to 5 ft 4 as I'd long though.
mister_lennon said on 4/Jun/14
Anyways, my two all time favourites are Helen Mirren and Julie Christie. I love both of them.
Arch Stanton said on 3/Jun/14
Pfeiffer is too skinny though and I've never found Audrey Hepburn even remotely sexy, too waif like and demure and innocent looking, but she was very beautiful.
For me photographs don't always reflect how they come across in film. Liz and Ursula for instance seem far more potent in films than they do in photographs. Height though really has nothing to do with how men perceive them.
littlesue said on 2/Jun/14
She was around 7.5 to 8 stone when she younger and about 9 to 9.5 in the 60's so maybe two stone heavier! she looks about 2.5 to 3 inches taller than Jane Powell.
mister_lennon said on 2/Jun/14
well, yeah, i think jane powell was about 4'11 or 4'11.5. Debbie Reynolds, who was about 5'1 or 5'2, had easily about 2 or 3 inches on her also. Another proof that liz was 5'2.

My list of sexy women are helen mirren, julie christie, michelle pfeiffer, liz taylor , audrey hepburn, and maybe jean simmons and gina lollobrigida.
Arch Stanton said on 2/Jun/14
Powell is about eyebrow level. Maybe 3.5 inches on Powell.
Arch Stanton said on 2/Jun/14
She looks gorgeous in A Date with Judy, probably 3 or 4 stone lighter than in the 60s though!. Not so hot in Father of the Bride though! Hard to believe she was only 16 or 17 when they made Judy!! What would you say Sue about 3 inches on Jane Powell in Judy? Jane Powell was 4'11" - 4'11.5" I think.
Arch Stanton said on 2/Jun/14
One of the most unattractive actresses to me who was supposed to be hot during that period IMO is Katy Jurado. Ugly and beastly! Brando obviously thought otherwise though!
Arch Stanton said on 2/Jun/14
@Sue

I think 60s Ursula Andress is the sexiest actress I've ever seen. She was crazy hot in the 60s. Followed closely by late 60s Faye Dunaway, then a 90s Sharon Stone, then a 60s Liz, then a 60s Claudia Cardinale, then a 60s Anita Ekberg etc! I didn't really find Sophia Loren that sexy. Liz definitely comes close to the top though. She's unsurpassed, at least in the glamour side of things and presence as a woman.
Arch Stanton said on 1/Jun/14
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Arch Stanton said on 1/Jun/14
True. Another Liz by the name of Lizabeth Scott also had magnificent looking breasts, not as large as Liz's but wonderfully pert!!
mister_lennon said on 26/May/14
Well, another proof that she was only 5'2 tops at peak. joan Collins is about 5'4, and at leasst 2 inches on her. Liz was not more than 5'2.

Great pictures, littlesue. By the way, she looked so hot and pretty and the red costume and in the pink costume. So a beautiful and sexy woman. Her cleavage and her breasts were wonderful, you know. A little woman, but what a hot little woman. Her breasts were two masterpieces, you know.
Arch Stanton said on 24/May/14
Yeah I prefer her in the 60s when she was plumper. She didn't look too great in Father of the Bride!
littlesue said on 24/May/14
Yes it was after the first spell in the Betty Ford clinic, she lost weight and had a lot of surgery done, in her book she reckoned she measured at 5ft 4.5 in the clinic, with that hairstyle she probably did, lol
Arch Stanton said on 24/May/14
Still, she looks like a Lamborghini of a woman in the single shot of her in that rose pink/red dress, even if a bit scary/intimidating!!
littlesue said on 22/May/14
Thought she was a bit too thin with that big hair lol, looks 5ft 2 next to George Hamilton, the hair and heels must give her a good 5 inches!!
Arch Stanton said on 22/May/14
Yikes, she looks 5 ft 2 tops in that photo LOL! How hot does she look in the tanned photo and pink dress though!!
Arch Stanton said on 22/May/14
@Sue She's barefoot next to Spencer Tracy in Father of the Bride and looks a good 6 inches shorter. Tracy was 5'9" so in footwear he'd have been 5'10".
littlesue said on 16/May/14
Here is Liz with Joan Collins, scroll down the page to the bottom, Joan looks about 1.5 to 2 inches taller though they both rocking the big hair
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mister_lennon said on 4/May/14
yes, little sue is right. Mike Tood, elizabth's husband before fisher, was only about 5'5 or 5'6 at the very most, and Fisher was always shorter than him.
Arch Stanton said on 4/May/14
LOL she must have thought Rock Hudson was a giant then!
littlesue said on 2/May/14
Yes he was tiny, the most I have seen recorded for him is 5ft 4.5, the hubby before Mike Todd was only about 5ft 5 too
Arch Stanton said on 2/May/14
Was Fisher really that low? I didn't think he looked that short.
mister_lennon said on 1/May/14
In that picture posted by littlesue, Fisher has two or three inches on her. She looks about 5'1 or 5'2 in that pic, that was her real height.

Thank for the picture, little sue.
littlesue said on 29/Apr/14
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with 5ft 4 Eddie Fisher
jtm said on 25/Apr/14
still think this is generous but better than the height she was listed for so long.
Arch Stanton said on 24/Apr/14
But then again Olivia de Havilland always looks noticeably shorter than 5 ft 4 to me in films...
Arch Stanton said on 24/Apr/14
Thanks for both Rob. Yeah the more I see of her the more it's difficult to believe over 5'3". I think 160 is within possibility, but I think 5'2.5" would be spot on.
mister_lennon said on 24/Apr/14
Yeah. At least, its closer to the truth.
littlesue said on 23/Apr/14
Well its a start, lol
mister_lennon said on 22/Apr/14
please, rob or somebody, could post her real height that was 5'2.
[Editor Rob: well I can go to 5ft 3 flat]
jtm said on 22/Apr/14
Arch Stanton says on 22/Apr/14
Thanks for that, much appreciated.

what a disappointment. i thought she was finally downgraded to her real height.
Arch Stanton said on 22/Apr/14
You missed BUtterfield 8 (with a capital U) though which she actually won the Best Actress Oscar for though! Perhaps take out Reflections and replace it?
Arch Stanton said on 22/Apr/14
Thanks for that, much appreciated.
Arch Stanton said on 20/Apr/14
RIP Mickey Rooney BTW! Still, he had rather a good life and innings didn't he....
Arch Stanton said on 20/Apr/14
Rob can you add a few of those films when you have time? I'm not sure she was as low as 5'2" flat but I think she could have been 5'2.5-5'3" range. In Cleopatra she looked about that too,. I've seen most of her 50s and 60s films now and I find her one of the most captivating actors and actresses in Hollywood history. Still, she couldn't save Reflections from being crap, even if she looked very hot in it. I found her at her most attractive in the 60s than earlier on when she was curvier and more powerful in demeanour. I didn't take much notice of her height before and in casual appearance I thought she was around 5'4" but as Burton said she was "rather short in the leg" and it looks very questionable to me. 5'4.5" is impossible I think.
littlesue said on 20/Apr/14
Yes Arch, at last you admit nearer to 5ft 2, lol. Thought she looked good in those early 60's films too, filled out a bit and not the 'chocolate box' beauty of her teens.
littlesue said on 20/Apr/14
Yes Arch, at last you admit nearer to 5ft 2, lol. Thought she looked good in those early 60's films too, filled out a bit and not the 'chocolate box' beauty of her teens.
Arch Stanton said on 19/Apr/14
Rob can you add films like Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, BUtterworth 8, Giant, Courage of Lassie, The Last Time I Saw Paris, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The VIPs, and Reflections in a Golden Eye?

Looks 5'2" range in Reflections in a Golden Eye. At her hottest ever though IMO..
Arch Stanton said on 17/Apr/14
In The VIPs she's in heels and looks 4-5 inches shorter than Burton. The more I see of her the more I'm leaning of max 5'3.
Arch Stanton said on 23/Nov/13
Yes, he certainly milked it for all he was worth! Although Ava Gardner and others haven't exactly raved about his prowess in the sack, Frank Sinatra on the other hand..
little sue said on 21/Nov/13
Well being short never did Mickey any harm!! some of the women he bedded! Ava Gardener, Lana Turner to name just a couple!
Arch Stanton said on 20/Nov/13
Seeing her next to Mickey Rooney, I'd say she was 4 ft 10 range in National Velvet. How embarrassing for a grown man of 23-24 to only be a few inches taller than a 12 year old girl!
Arch Stanton said on 20/Nov/13
Hehe she looks about 4 ft 8 in National Velvet but she was only about 12 when it was shot!
little sue said on 18/Nov/13
Its best judging peopl'e height when they standing next to someone an inch or two smaller or taller not 5 or 6 inches. When she is walking up the Isle with Spencer Tracey in Father of the Bride he looks about 5 inches taller, if he 5ft 9 Liz would be about 5ft 4 in her high heels so that would be about right.
Arch Stanton said on 14/Nov/13
Yeah, see the final scene out on the castle courtyard that's easily an inch. I'd say Fontaine looks about 4 cm taller for whatever reason. Liz looks 5'4 range next to weak 5'9" Spencer Tracy though in Father of the Bride and Father#s Little Dividend.
mister_lennon said on 14/Nov/13
Liz taylor always was 5`2, as little sue has said. Little sue has just nailed it exactly. She is shorter than 5'3 people like Joan Fontaine or Gina Lollobrigida. She is shorter than 5'4 people like eva marie saint, joan collins or eddie fisher. How on hell she could be 5'3 or 5'4??? 5' 2 at the very much at her peak. 5 at her last days.

One proof more, debbie reynolds, who was not more of 5'1 at peak is always half an inch shorter than Liz, maybe a full inch shorter in a lucky day. Not more. Even in some pics they look the same or liz being so slightly taller, very sligthly taller.

If little sue could post those pictures, it could proove even more than words.
little sue said on 14/Nov/13
Maybe not 1.5 inches but around an inch. I will have to try and learn how to put some pics on here as I have some really good ones of her photographed next to 5ft 4 people like Eddie Fisher, Joan Collins. Arch you should watch Raintree County, she is along side a 5ft 4 Eve Marie Saint and clearly looks two inches shorter.
Arch Stanton said on 13/Nov/13
She's right Rob, 5'3" Joan Fontaine looks about 1.5 inches taller than Liz doesn't she Sue. That's odd.
Arch Stanton said on 13/Nov/13
I agree Sue she looks tiny in Ivanhoe and looks more 5 ft 2 next to 6'3" George Sanders.
little sue said on 13/Nov/13
I have her in a picture face to face with Gina, they wearing similar boufant hairstyle and same dress and shoes, Gina about an inch taller
Arch Stanton said on 12/Nov/13
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Proportionally she looked nearer 5 ft 4 than 5 ft 2 IMO. She did look a lot shorter in comparison to Rock Hudson than Gina Lollobrigida did though. I'll try to watch Ivanhoe this evening.
little sue said on 11/Nov/13
She 5ft 2. 5 max, don't know where you can see the 5ft 3 plus, she a good 4 to 5 inches shorter than Newman in Cat, I'm watching it now! She was always described as short or petite, no one would describe a woman of 5ft 3 plus petite 40 or 50 years back as it was above average then. Watch the film Ivanhoe, her and Joan Fontaine in scenes together wearing identical slippers, Joan taller in ever scene and she is 5ft3 max.
Arch Stanton said on 9/Nov/13
She about 3 inches shorter than 5'9.5" Paul Newman in heels. I think he's spot on, 5'3" flat is possible but she definitely doesn't look under it in her films to me.
Arch Stanton said on 9/Nov/13
@Liz visit the tiny url website, you'll soon figure it out.
Arch Stanton said on 9/Nov/13
The confusing thing though is that she looked a lot shorter than Gina Lollobrigida next to Rock Hudson and Lollobrigida was supposedly 5 ft 3.
Arch Stanton said on 9/Nov/13
Spot on IMO. Always looked close to 5 ft 4 just shy. Looks 5'3.5 in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Not as low as 5'2"!!
mister_lennon said on 23/Sep/13
Yeah, i think so, little sue. But if you could put those pictures, it will proove that her height was 5'2 at the very max.
little sue said on 18/Sep/13
I shall have to learn how to put pics up on here!! I have a few pics of Liz and Eddie on the beach both in flat thong shoes, he is a good 3 inches taller than Liz, I think we fighting a loosing battle mister_lennon!! lol
mister_lennon said on 16/Sep/13
She usually used high heels, you know. But not way for 5'3. 5'2 at the very max.
buff said on 13/Sep/13
You have to remember that male celebrities used lifts in their shoes, as well, to appear taller than their mates. Eddie Fisher was known for that. I saw her in the very early 1960s and guessed her around 5ft. 3in. I am 5'10 and although petite,she couldn't have been much less than 5'6. The most beautiful woman I ever saw and I worked in the business for 34 years.
constance said on 26/Aug/13
5' 2" to 5' 3" in her prime is about right.
mister_lennon said on 31/Jul/13
5'4 , maybe on a box. She was a weak 5'2, its fully prooved in all her pictures. As little sue has said, 5'4 or 5'5 people towered over her, like eddie fisher or joan collins.

weak 5'2 at peak, 5 or 5'1 at her last years.
Arch Stanton said on 26/Jul/13
Spot on I'd say, weak 5'4". She had sapphire blue eyes and could looks like they had a violet tint. Didn't think much of her as an older lady, but seeing her in the 50s "I'd have loved to" put it that way...
little sue said on 11/Jul/13
I agree that she was only around 5ft 2 but I can't see any hazel eyes?? they were sapphire blue, no one can have true voilet eyes.
mister_lennon said on 11/Jul/13
Please, its time to downgrade her. The 5'3 and a half is just a joke. She was 5'2 at the very max. All the people has said it.
Vicky said on 10/Jul/13
She is really 5'1or at the most5'2. I stood next to her and was much taller and I am 5'4". She used to wear very high heels. But gorgeous! However she had hazel eyes flecked with turquoise. The
Violet was a myth for production and Hollywood build up!
Vicky said on 10/Jul/13
She is really 5'1or at the most5'2. I stood next to her and was much taller and I am 5'4". She used to wear very high heels. But gorgeous! However she had hazel eyes flecked with turquoise. The
Violet was a myth for production and Hollywood build up!
Cliff said on 13/Nov/12
Hey Rob, I think it may be time to downgrade her. Very few people who knew or saw her in person thought she was taller than 5'2" - 5'3." I think 5'4" is out of the question.
little sue said on 7/Aug/12
Still think Liz needs a downgrade, I have brought all the books that have come out since she died and they all say she was 5ft 2.

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