How tall is Enrique Iglesias ?

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Enrique Iglesias Height is 6ft 1.5in (187 cm)

Spanish Singer, said in an online chat: "My size. I'm 6'2". I think a lot of people think I'm smaller though"
On the Jonathan Ross he also said "That's what a lot of people say! They always think I'm a lot smaller!...I'm six two.... I wasn't tall in high school. I was pretty small, I suddenly grew."
Comment on the Height of Enrique Iglesias

Willes190 said on 16/Oct/15
Yes he is verry handsome and tall, 187-188cm, Ronaldo is just under at 185-186
hugh said on 11/Oct/15
He is so tall and handsome he is like 187 just look his picture with cristiano ronaldo who is 186
Jayne Sheehy said on 5/Oct/15
I knew Enrique was 6'2"+. He is very tall. And he always refers to his legs as "chicken legs". Well, I wouldn't mind a taste of them as I wouldn't mind a taste of Enrique himself!! Lol :)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Sep/15
Rob, could you add Julio Iglesias?

I can buy 6ft1 peak and today about 6ft. No recent pictures of father and son to make a comparison though. But I reckon Enrique would have close to 2in on him.
Armandy 6'1.5 said on 9/Aug/15
185 - 186
Willes190cm said on 30/Jul/15
Enrique= 187cm
MarcusTheSwede said on 3/Jul/15
Hijopotamus: Well someone must educate you girlfriend ;) No just kidding hope all is well Kind regards to you.
Yasamin said on 20/Jun/15
I think he is 185
David said on 14/Jun/15
Rob or Anybody, can tell me how this guy looks next to Enrique?.
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hijopotamus said on 2/Jun/15
Marcus, you talk too much, girl.
MarcusTheSwede said on 31/May/15
And by the way: Enrique is one awsome Singer and artist and person but that has nothing to do with discussing his f height. Look at him with 185 Ronaldo. Both in trainers. Just Google the picture. Enrique is tall no discussion about that but ge always always wear thick thick Vibram soles on his concerts or and high sneakers he needs a downgrade he has a very perfect lean body that makes him look taller but about same height as Ronaldo nothing more. Thanks.
MarcusTheSwede said on 31/May/15
hipo: well I really dont want to be rude to you back as an x paratrooper I can assure youre troubled mind I havent BUT here we discuss height and I can assure you this Its much more intresting when famous people claim a height they dont really have. And thats what I personally find very intresting. If you dont like it I suggest you read people that upgrade I and many others here search for the truth. And If you find that hard to understand well Then you are really on the wrong forum. We discuss here and hey I can be wrong sometimes but its rare. And just so you understand I dont f dislike actors or models no matter and either way the round up their height or not we are all out for the truth and focusing on that is good enough here. Understod. Good boy. Thanks and end of pointless answer to no name idiot subject person.
OneNamePlease said on 14/May/15
Enrique is 6'1. Downgrade neccesary
hipo said on 5/May/15
187 all right, very tall. Marcustheswede, dude you do have a height complex. You keep downgrading everyone and that is very suspicious and fishy.
him said on 5/May/15
he's tall like listed here, but why he still wear thick boost????
fish said on 25/Apr/15
I think he looks exactly what he is listed here next to charlie sheen in 2 and a half men
dhungie said on 22/Apr/15 reeallyy tall! Could you plz not act to not accept that... critics! And you all are not even anyone who can assume his height jst by looking at some of his pics and videos... he's very much perfect regarg his complexions
anonymous510 said on 29/Mar/15
Looking at the episode of two and half men where he is guest starring, the guy seems omly a little taller than 5'9" charlie sheen and charlie doesnt wear lifts so at best around 183-184 cm, his lean disposition makes him seem taller
Ana said on 19/Mar/15
I just found out that Julio Iglesias, Enrique's father, is listed as 6 ft 1 in goo'gle. I've looked at photos of him and he really does look tall. Quite tall for a man of his age, born in Spain. But of course, he's from upper class family. That makes quite a difference. And no wonder Enrique is that tall too. Tall family it seems.
MarcusTheSwede said on 19/Dec/14
ValeryL: So you Say.....any pictures what model of sport shoes some has about 3cm heel and even the one that looks flat still often have a total 2cm atleast not the sole included I still think he is much shorter just look With Ronaldo Who I think is listed 185cm next to Enrique well there are no diffrence and they had same sort of trainers on and Enrique standing With better posture he is 185 at best without huge Vibram or thick soles majority of pictures proofs it so IF no one can find a full body picture with shoes included this listing still to High needs downgrade to 185.
ValeryL said on 7/Dec/14
I am proper 188-189 and took photo with him couple days ago before his show he was in flat sport shoes and we were similar of maybe 1 cm different. So I think 187 is righ.t I am a girl and I hate my huge height so have no reason for lying.
MarcusTheSwede said on 15/Oct/14
appe4: Thanks! Finally someone has got it right. And seen those boots shoes with massive heel that he always wears Vibram with massive massive outersole and inner build up not in count only the outer sole is massive. Finally someone sees it.
Enrique needs a downgrade. I love him to death but this listing needs to be downgraded.
Serge said on 5/Oct/14
I met him in Mexico twice in my hometown, 6'1", he was taller than Mickey Rourke and Johnny Depp and much taller than Antonio Banderas.
appe4 said on 26/Sep/14
I am a weak 185 and I met him in 2012; we were face to face 2m distance, he was not taller than me but he had on these shoes @MarcusTheSwede talked about. I would bet money on his 184-185 height! Rob, downgrade
MarcusTheSwede said on 31/Aug/14
LISTEN. Pictures where not whole body shows are WORTHLESS.
Full body pictures with shoes are the only one that tells the truth.
Enrique is always always wear thick vibram soles that give him atleast 5cm and that incount not the build up inside.
Pictures without whole body and shoe isnt worth anything so dont post them doesnt matter who he stands beside if not the whole body and shoes can be seen
Alan said on 30/Aug/14
Hey Felipe, Bosé has been described accurately to be 186cm, which is an smidgeon taller than 6'1".
Felipe said on 28/Aug/14
I think Rob nailed it.
In this picture Click Here he is next to the Spanish superstar Miguel Bosé (who is 185cm tall) and he (Enrique) seems to be just a little bit taller.
Jasonsteel said on 20/Aug/14
Size of Enrique 1.90cm / 6.2ft
Size of Juan Luis Guerra 2.00cm / 6.5ft
Size of Ronaldo 187cm / 6.1ft

The only difference in boots of enrique (+5 cm)
Titans said on 14/Aug/14
184cm. Has thicker shoes
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Daniel T. said on 7/Aug/14
185 cm.
6'0 (183cm and half) said on 1/Aug/14
Enrique is 184cm
Juan Luis Guerra is 192cm
mohcine305 said on 9/Jul/14
I think that is the real length of 1.89 or 1.90 and Shoe thick (taller) I think 1.95cm
Proof image with Juan Luis Guerra was there a difference by 2 or 3 cm Note that the length of the last 2.00 cm
Joe said on 21/Jun/14
Strange how some websites still list him at 6'3.
MarcusTheSwede said on 9/Jun/14
Enrique is 184cm. I thought he was taller BUT..lately Ive seen him and he always always wears Vibram soles and they are thick as nothing out of this world. They would give him 2-3cm minimum and next to Cristiano shows clearly he is not 187 he wears sneakers and same height and thats generous. He is 184 not more. He always wears massive Vibram soles and appear 187 but he is at best 184 without them. Im a great fan of him but know I see why he always wears them. The pic with Cristiano also nailed it. This listing needs a downgrade.
Ryan said on 16/May/14
Enrique is 1.84
Kerry said on 12/May/14
Is imposible. 1.85 max - 1.84
Infinite guy said on 2/May/14
My Calculation for Enrique's height:
From that picture with Cristiano who is 185.5 cm tall, has 2 cm thinner soles than Enrique's, if he wears the same heels, I think they would be same,but with a good posture Enrique can pull off 186 cm, so I think 186 cm will be a good shout for him.
strong said on 19/Apr/14
flat 6 foot, yet he had a big thick insoles yet he was smaller than me, I'm 188 cm.
Gilipollas said on 6/Apr/14
In that pic with Cristiano, Enrique has footwear advantagw
E. Btw Cristiano is 185 max. Enrique is 184 max but always uses thick sole footwear plus his wig and slender figure people can think he's taller than he really is.
sss said on 4/Apr/14
187, 2 cm taller than legit 6'1 Ronaldo. I mean, Ronaldo really is the epitome of 6'1.
MarcusTheSwede said on 11/Mar/14
MD : Yes I agree this listing is correct so we think the same. 187 is the acceptable but not a millimeter more. I also saw him in Two and a Half men with 175cm Charlie Sheen..and well Enrique is 187 at best but I can agree 186-187 is ok. Not more. 192 was ridiclious and that was what I aimed for to claim he is definately not. 186-187 at best. We are at the same page there.=)
MD said on 7/Mar/14
Nice find, MarcusTheSwedge, though, I'd definitely give him this listing. He's taller than 185cm Ronaldo, but it's a very slight difference.
MarcusTheSwede said on 6/Mar/14
He is 186-187 Look at this picture with Ronaldo: Click Here
And that is with shoes. And with a height advantage to Ronaldo cause Enrique got thicker soles on his shoes.
Enrique is AT BEST 187cm at best.
MarcusTheSwede said on 11/Nov/13
No no not six two. Enrique is maximum 186cm he Always wears Heavy duty boots. Atleast 5cm heel and that is not measured with inner sole.
He is not 187cm have seen him in Stockholm Sweden and I am 183cm with converse and he was at best 3.5cm maximum taller and that was with boots standing outside same Hotel same door. He was tall but without those boots not taller then max 186.Max. This listing is generous. But I can go with it.But generous 187.Thanks for great site.
Dejavu said on 20/Sep/13
He is very close to 6'2. He looks about an inch taller than Ronaldo who is a strong 6'1.
MarcusTheSwede said on 12/Sep/13
I have to correct myself.
Enrique is maximum 186cm
Look at this Picture: Click Here
He wear heels with Vibram sole. That sole is a Heavy duty sole several centimeters high.
I have looked to almost every Picture of Enrique thats out there. And also seen him in those shoes with Vibram outer sole. And he is at most 186cm without shoes.
BigJoe said on 3/Sep/13
He's not 186, he must be 187 but not 188.
cole said on 6/Aug/13
He seems to round up a bit when he claims 6'2. Just under 6'2 is what I would have guessed.
MarcusTheSwede said on 2/Aug/13
If anybody of you all search youtube for Enrique Iglesias at Lopez Tonight show. You can see Enrique next to Prince Royce 173cm height and next to Lopez. In the video everybody can see he Towers over Royce and 186-187 is correct. You also se his shoes. He has a heel but consider the height diffrence if you would pictureit without heel he still would be a strong 185-186cm
I Think this listing is correct. He is a tall guy.
MarcusTheSwede said on 23/Jul/13
Gilipollas: You probably never have seen him or Heard him sing live.
For the first. He is 186-187 cm not a centimeter under that. I have seen him live both in Sweden and in US and he is atleast 186 atleast. I have seen him also at beach without any shoes on, I am 183cm and he had atleast 3 cm on me.
He is a tall guy so all the talk about 183 cm you can forget. Dont speak if you dont have any real facts to back it up or have seen him in person. Also he sings awsome. I have Heard him live and dont know **** about anything. He sings awsome not only at youtube or recorded songs also live he is one of a kind the best voice ever. So dont even begin with sings horrible he has the sharpest voice and the best male voice in this World. If you dont understand that well..I really feel sorry for you Gilipollas. Maybe you dont hear yeh thats probably that.
Thanks for great site and please...if you just talk **** and dont back things up with facts..dont..just dont. If you have facts write.
Thanks for great site.
cole said on 18/Jun/13
Xior says on 15/Apr/13
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Can someone explain this, please? What do you think Rob? Enrique at 187 en Jason Segel at 193, yet no visual significant difference..

I noticed the same while watching HIMYIM. But Jason is obviously not the full 6'4, more like 191-192. So let's say Enrique is honest and really is the full 6'2, or at least close enough. A hunched Jason Segel would be around 6'2 - 6'2.5, and the camera angles does the rest.
Joyshankar said on 19/May/13
I wish I had like his height however I'm 6'0"
Balrog said on 6/May/13
A strong 6'1'' man 186-187 cm. Can look 6'2'' but he wears heeled boots a lot.
Xior said on 15/Apr/13
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Can someone explain this, please? What do you think Rob? Enrique at 187 en Jason Segel at 193, yet no visual significant difference..
Johny said on 6/Mar/13
I saw him he is not 1.87 1.90 1.86

2 years ago I meet him in the miami

and he sayd to me My realy height is 1.92
James said on 28/Feb/13
Jorge says on 10/Feb/13
Probably, Jonathan is American! So innocent!... I´m shore he never been in Spain.He doesn´t know the difference between a Hispanic and a Spanish.Spanish people has an average of 1.77 cms, Americans 1.76 cms. Americans, comparing with most of Europeans, are smaller. I´m Portuguese and not small...

Jonathan is English...
Arch Stanton said on 6/Feb/13
His Dad is like the dictionary definition of debonair. Not surprising Enrique inherited his father's way with women. Julio looked a legit 6'1" guy in his prime I thought.
Arch Stanton said on 6/Feb/13
Greg says on 13/Dec/12
Wow, he's listed at 6'3!

Mmm, from the Will Smith school of height estimation obviously..
Arch Stanton said on 6/Feb/13
Your fan says on 3/Jan/13
Honestly speaking , i thought you were 5'10 or 5'9 . This really is a shocker.

Why? 6'1.5" isn't very tall and Enrique has always had chicken legs and been quite gangly in frame which makes him look tall. Honestly I was far more surprised at Timberlake claiming almost 6'2"!!. I had always thought he was quite short.
Zach said on 20/Jan/13
Anyone got the Ross video? Ross is a legit 6'1, would be good to see them side by side.
Greg said on 13/Dec/12
Wow, he's listed at 6'3!
MarcusTheSwede said on 9/Dec/12
Sylinher: Yes I agree he towered Pitbull in that picuture but in videos if you look for example youtube..well Enrique is taller then Pitbull..offcourse expected as Pitbull is listed 171...then even a 179cm guy would look visiable much taller..but if Enrique is 187 he really really should tower him in more pictures and also in videos that show them together. And he doesnt. He is visible taller but not as much as 187 cm...I think he is about 185.186 at most.
Without those shoes also.
Enrique is great..and he is are so way out wrong..Enrique is tall. No doubt about that..
But 187 sounds little to much even for a big Enrique fan..and I have seen in also in irl , I am 185cm and without those shoes he has on..I dont think he is much or even taller then me..looking at him at street he looked like a tall guy..but not..much taller then 185. 186.He is tall but maybe time to downgrade little.
Sylinher said on 9/Nov/12
to MarcusTheSwede...i dont know what kind of pitbull and enrique's photos are you talking about...but in this one...Click Here
enrique complete towers pitbull...i mean the diference of heights is really yeah if pitbull is 1.71 enrique is a legit 1.87
Doodss said on 5/Nov/12
No way he is over 6'. 5'9-5'10. Maybe even 5'8. Look at those dayum heels on those shoses. close to 3" at least. And he probably wears another 1" inside. that's 4 inches. 6'1.5 is way too high. More like 5'9.5
Terrence said on 31/Oct/12
He was as tall or taller than Jason Segel, who is listed here at 6´4, in How I met your mother. And please don´t try to tell me it´s all footwear and camera angles, because it was a straight shot, and Enrique was wearing sandals. Does that make him 6´5? Someone needs a big downgrade, and I´m not talking about Enrique Iglesias.
balrog said on 12/Oct/12
ice in HIMYM Iglesias was clearly taller than Neil Patrick Harris who is at least 5'11''
ice said on 16/Sep/12
He must wear lifts . In how i met your mother he was not over 5'11
devon said on 8/Sep/12
julio iglesias maybe when he was young 6' 1' now he looks shorter than rafael nadal 6' 1.5'.
Peyman said on 26/Aug/12
To me Enrique Iglesias always appears tall not quite 6ft 2in but definitely more than 6ft 1in , 6ft 1.5in is a fair shot for him & yes very tall as a spanish
I also think Jonathan Ross is a solid 6ft 1in guy .
& a peak 6ft 0in is my estimate for Julio Iglesias.
nick said on 11/Aug/12
Enrique one can say u r smaller than 6'2 u r aproxx 187
gvigo said on 6/Feb/12
If Cristiano Ronaldo we know is 185'5 measured with laser, in this photo Enrique is 187 aprox. Click Here
By the way , his father Julio Iglesias was 1'81-1'82 when young.
SIlent d said on 24/Jan/12
afg2nvy said on 23/Jan/12
Yeh he only seemed about a cm taller than 185 Cristiano ronaldo so 186-187 is about right. Once again Rob has nailed it.
Shaun said on 22/Jan/12
Real short, because he is under 6'2"... LOL. @ nice guy He can look 6'3" actually in those boots he wears and probably is. I think I remember him looking about this next to the G maestro, or he was slouching or something, can't remember..
glenn said on 5/Oct/07
had thin soled casuals or sneakers.i think i remember thin.
Ivan said on 4/Oct/07
Glenn real person's height is measured without shoes, enrique is prolly 6' 3/4" without shoes, did u notice how thick his shoes were?, im really short by the way 5'7
prinxess said on 30/Sep/07
Hey I'm mexican & I'm 5,8' which i say it's 177 cm., but as long as Enrique is tall enough 4 me, nothing else matters!! And i really do like spanish guys i don't think they are short but even though they would be i still find them VERY attractive!!
Jt said on 29/Sep/07
Spain guys are short. I lived there for 6 months and I was average height AT LEAST. Im 175cm. In USA I am definately below average.
Someone said on 14/Sep/07
You are doing exactly the same with south americans. While that might be true for countries like bolivia and peru where short indigenous people make up for the majority of the population, other south american countries with heavy european heritage are quite taller. I'm argentinian and 185 cm tall and I can assure you the average for men is about 178 cm.
alex said on 17/Aug/07
I think Jonathan is stupid.

I´m spanish and I can´t belive the idea that north american has of spain. WE AREN´T IN SOUTH AMERICA OR AFRICA. We are in Europe and many people are taller than 180cm. I´m 182cm for example and 80% of people who I know are taller than 175cm.

It´s neccesary to forget the idea that spain is a poor country with sudamerican guys. Please learn something.
Anaeva said on 27/Jul/07
But some say that 6'3 is not very tall, for me it is. What do you say then for someone (male) that is 5'11 - that's not short for a man, imo. Just normal i guess. Short is imo to 5'9' or so. And tall is 6'0 plus. What do u think?
ms crababel said on 14/Jul/07
melvin and jimmy sweden you are on to it..and by the way almost every guy adds a inch to his height especially one who wear shoes like enrique does..he is tall no doubt but 183 is tall too? deff taller than the average..but then again the average depends on where in the world you are.. here where i live 185 cm is about average..
Melvin said on 12/Jul/07
He does wear the thickest shoes just about all the time. He's still taller than average without them.
Jimmy Sweden said on 11/Jul/07
Im 183 cm and he´s a bit taller than me, i meet him in 2000 when I was 18, don´t think I have grown so much taller since...
ms crababel said on 11/Jul/07
leung if you care to get you shoe out of your behind you will notice he almost has suspecious shoes on every occasions..i dont want to argue with you..i am here to contribute with what i think about his missed the point smart about footwear etc is what this site is about ;)
Franco said on 11/Jul/07
he looks almost 190cm in that picture and he's even bending.

i think his real height is 186cm though because sometimes his shoes are a bit suspect.

@MANDY - i'm italian and i'm 194cm :D yes rare, most here are in the 173-175cm
Leung said on 10/Jul/07
You would not have posted that link if you were not trying to use it to back up your short Enrique claims. If you cared to look, to the left of the 180cm it clearly states 5'10", which itself is an obvious conversion mistake. All along you have been trying to pin him under 6' with your talk about length of torso and legs and his footwear etc.
My opinion is that the guy is tall, easily in the 6'1"-6'2" range, and he needs no help from shoes to look taller.
msn87 said on 10/Jul/07
this is not enrique... where's the raisin near his nose?

he always seemed like 1'86 guy.

[Editor Rob: he said he got rid of it.]
derek said on 10/Jul/07
how can you people say he only looks 6'0.5? Glenns eyes are barely at his mouth level.... He's at least 6'1.5 - 6'2
mandy said on 10/Jul/07
mike, i wish. italian guys aren't tall. i've met possibly only 2 tall italian men in my life. maybe the ones from the north are taller.

what is it about northerners?! they're almost always taller than the people from the south. must be something to do with the weather or food... damn
ms crababel said on 10/Jul/07
Leung..did i ever say that he was 5'10? no!

hellomag. or not..they have all the right stuff saying about him..i know they are wrong about the height but they arent far off i think..they wrote 180 cm..obviously not 5'10!

i think a little under 185..184 or 183 barefoot wouldnt be crazy wrong and with a little shoe help he could look a bit taller
Rafael Araujo said on 10/Jul/07
Damn im 6´2 ´5 inchs tall

and I dont consider me very tall

for me very tall persons are 6´6 upper
Ramiro said on 10/Jul/07
Ras, you misunderstood me or maybe I didn't explain well my arguments. What I said is that people in Spain is not as some think, especially the ones who identify Spain with SOME Latin American countries which are related to short people (perhaps wrongly by today's standards). I said 176 cm, but for people between age 18-29 the average height is 177+, with many surpassing 180 cm. Regarding Spain being an economic power in the world, this isn't a grandiose claim, this is only the cold data. I'd be very happy if many Latin American countries had the situation (economically and regarding health and social security system) Spain has today. But there isn't any example even far away, because Spain lands in a very high position in the world regarding those parameters. And by the way, I'm not a patriot regarding Spain, I'm from a part of northwest Spain called Galicia and the most I feel is galego (perhaps galician in english?). We are more like irish or scottish, with many of the same celtic culture and even same weather with rain and humidity and similar landscapes.
Ras said on 9/Jul/07
Enrique is 6'0.5 and I can dshow why. Look at the top of Glenn's head, his head reaches up to a half of his eye, that is exactly 11.5 cms above another person (just about 4.5 inches, probably 4.75), it would make him a fair 184 guy or a weak 185 guy (6'0.5-6'0.75), 6'1.5 impossible, let alone this 6'2 joke. I'd give this guy at most 6'0.75, and more like 6'0.5.

"some countries of Latin America. But Spain is in Europe and average height here is now about 176 cm; not so far from the U.S.A. and quickly shortening the gap."

Just what countries in Latinamerica are you talking about Ramiro? I know some spanish tend to call latinamerican people "latins" as if spanish people weren't latin either, but out of curiousity why do you think people n Latinamerica are short? Take for example argentinians, if I remember well, they average just above 5'9.75, above 5'9.25 of spanish. Brasilians have people of different races and that's why their height tend to be very heterogeneous, though reports indicate 5'10. Chile also rates 5'8.25. And in Mexico the average male height for persons between 25 and 45 is 5'8.5. What "short" people are you talking about Ramiro? Take Cuarón, González Iñárritu, Benicio Del Toro, Kuno Becker etc. etc. etc. I think you should be careful on what you are saying, I'm not saying this to be condescending but you could look like the americans thinking spanish people are short without knowing what they are talking about.

"Many tend to forget that Spain is the 8th economic power in the world (perhaps the 7th by now) and that its position regarding health standards is even higher, being our social security system one of the best in the world."

Grandiose claim Ramiro, but if this is the case then I can say many countries in Latinamerica are not far from the reality Spain is living and mostly in the security aspect.
Leung said on 9/Jul/07
ms crababel, so that link you posted says 5'10" and you are going to believe it??? Hellomagazine??? yeah that sounds like a real reputable source of information!
glenn said on 9/Jul/07
flat sneaker like shoes.
Taylor said on 9/Jul/07
He's definately over 6ft. I strong 6'1. Mayb even 6'2. He's tall.
ms crababel said on 9/Jul/07
glenn did you notice his footwear?

look at the carson daily link i posted..

bombay rocker..whats up with the personal attack?

i still find it hard to believe the 6'1"-6'2"

Click Here
al said on 9/Jul/07
im a 5.5 spanish girl,im 25 years old,and sometimes i feel short in spain,my sister is 3 inches taller than me,also my cousins are all over 6,one of them is 6.5and he is justa teeneger.the people born after the 80´s are really tall,after teh dictatorship,maybe the good food and one of the best healh sistem in the world.i live in dublin and im here in the average while in spain i feel from andalucia,we are really mix,arabics ,visigoths(germanics)and jews.bytheway the arabics in those centuries werent intolerant of Christians and Jews,its very well known that in the peninsula the 3 culture lived in peace until the catholics kings came over.
Ramiro said on 9/Jul/07
Many people, especially in the U.S.A., think that here in Spain people is like in some countries of Latin America. But Spain is in Europe and average height here is now about 176 cm; not so far from the U.S.A. and quickly shortening the gap. Many tend to forget that Spain is the 8th economic power in the world (perhaps the 7th by now) and that its position regarding health standards is even higher, being our social security system one of the best in the world.
Alex said on 9/Jul/07
This guy always looked 6'1-6'2 to me. I think he could be closer to 6'2 though.
glenn said on 9/Jul/07
seemed more 6-1.but i saw 6-2 years ago.your most welcome leung.
Clazaa said on 9/Jul/07
omg even i thought Enrique was much shorter than that! :O
Anthony said on 8/Jul/07
Enrique does look about 6'2. And Jonathan Ross sounds like he should be put on medication.
Leung said on 8/Jul/07
Very happy to see a picture of Enrique with Glenn because it very much dismisses the 5’11” talk. Enrique looks a very solid 6’1”-6’2”. Thank you very much Glenn.
Ivan 6'2.25 said on 8/Jul/07
beside glenn he looks 6'0.5
Bombay Rocker said on 8/Jul/07
Well i have to say, i dont expect a lady to be watching a site which basically is meant for sick perverts out there except if she's you know what i mean :)
ms crababel said on 2/Jul/07
oh come on..enrique dont have a torso to match does long legs and thats a fact..almost every picture of him on the internet shows that..

6'1?? at least

Click Here

lookie...isnt that carson daly who this site has at 6'1? hmmm?
Anonymous said on 26/Jun/07
I have stood next to Enrique, and I can assure you that he is 6'2" with shoes (sneakers). Barefoot I am pretty sure he is no less than 6'1". He has a long torso and long legs.
ms crababel said on 12/Jun/07
Leung dont bring that kind of bull here..i dont have bad feelings towards him at all..maybe you misunderstood the meaning of this site? MD Look at the diego maradona pictures somebody posted..look at the torso leg difference?
Josh said on 12/Jun/07
Hes not shorter than 6'0 but also not taller than 6'1 the 6'1.5 is totatlly wrong.
In the second pic Md posted hes barefoot and sheen is not again hes 6'1.
Leung said on 11/Jun/07
ms crababel, reading your posts it is obvious that you have bad feelings towards Enrique and it's affecting your judgement. Like him or hate him it doesn't matter, the guy is tall, end of story.
ms crababel said on 11/Jun/07
ok maybe i am a little bit off about the difference between him and sheen..but sheen isnt 5'9 and never has been thats for sure..and seriously doubt enrique is 6'1.he alsways and i mean always wear shoes with more than normal height advantedges and look at his doesnt look like a 6'1 torso at to "5'9" sheen..
MD said on 10/Jun/07
Huh? Hair or no hair, the difference is clearly greater than 3 inches. If you can't see that, you put your credibility into question.
ms crababel said on 9/Jun/07
dont let the hair fool you
MD said on 8/Jun/07
You're way off. The height difference is clearly greater than 3 inches.

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ms crababel said on 7/Jun/07
sheen isnt 5'9..and go look on enrique's official site..there is pictures to prove that the height difference is 3 inches max. i think he is closer to 6'0 maybe a strong 5'11..look at pictues with anna..he is totally overrated
Josh said on 3/Jun/07
He looked 6'1 (185cm) in two and a half men he had 4 inches on charlie sheen listed here at 5'9 , I honestly never thought he would be even 6'1 but yeah hes not under 6'0.5 , to me hes 6'1 the 6'2 must be with shoes on , he also appeared barefoot in two and a half men looking 6'1.
Anonymous said on 11/Mar/07
My friend saw Enrique a couple of months ago in Miami and he looked at least 6'2 if not taller. By the way, Enrique is a Spaniard by father and a mestizo by mother (Spanish & Filipino). Why are people posting messages about Mexican's height under Enrique? Maybe our Mexican friends can post their comments under a Mexican actor or singer. Their comments are totally irrelevant here.
glenn said on 11/Mar/07
yes,i know of 6-3,6-4 mexican males.a handful are really tall.majority really short.
annie said on 10/Mar/07
i'm mexican too and I can say that it's pretty common to find people in the streets 5'9 or taller. Almost all of my male friends are around 185 cm or taller. My cousins are more tham 190 cm tall.

And about the racial mix, it isn't a rule. Althought I'm mexican, I'm caucasian, not mixed, but I'm short (don't know why because my dad and mom are tall). My height is 161 cm.

People around here (north of Mexico) are tall.
TheFary said on 22/Feb/07
could you estimate average height in europe nowadays using an anthropological analysis,and talking about migration to the US? whoa mate I'm truly impressed with your post talking about the spaniards. and if you're british,what do you think the height differences between Spaniards and the English?
Heightcritique said on 29/Jan/07
Come on anonymous, aztecs in the 16th century were average height 5'7"! That is ridicolous. In every history book I have read aztecs are described average height 5'00". In the logs of the conquistadors aztecs are described as short and wearing little clothing compared to European standards. You probably know this but history is written by the victors, and in you studied history in Mexico, the height of an aztec will be probably altered I suppose. The only indians in the Americas with above the Europeans' height of the time, were the North American indians or the indians who inhabit the territory which is now the US.
Gotxo said on 29/Jan/07
Yep that's true. 5'7" for the 16th century was indeed very tall.
Spaniards on 1920's where around 5'5" on average, so do compare.
True again, most ecuatorians in Spain are from Loja, the poorest region on Ecuador, so they don't reflect well the reality of that country.
But i'm with heightcritique in that of those of european descent tend to be taller, i had a mexican flat mate who had german grandfathers and was 184cm.
anonymous said on 28/Jan/07
Heightcritique, you can't just rate "indians" in Mexico per se as just that. There were quite a lot of differences in Mexico in a lot of aspects. The aztecs for example were around 5'7 (not kidding), while mayans and olmecans were shorter, not to mention tarahumaras, they were the tallest population of Mexico for some unknown reason. I conclude that mexicans indians can either be tall (in the case of aztecs) or small (in the case of olmecas), and it really can be a question of genetical adaptation and nutrition, nowadays, like I said, you could find young people of indian ancestry of about 6'3, the youth seems to be growing in aspects of height. MD, most of the immigrants that go to the US are from Oaxaca and Chiapas, so it stands to reason to say that indeed the average mexican that goes to the US is short (due to poor nutrition in the rural places which prevails on those states). I still say that the average height in here is very distinguishable at around 5'8 to 5'9.
Heightcritique said on 28/Jan/07
The reference of Iberians as being descendants of Greek is evident in the statute found in Elche. The head and top torso of a lady priest have almost exact characteristics found in the statutes found of ancient Greece. There is one theory that speculates that the first settlers of Iberia were colonies of ancient Greece and these colonies were the result of misplaced survivors of ancient natural disasters (volcanic activity, and earthquakes which destroyed entires areas and sank entires islands in ancient Greece). This speculation is supported by geological evidence that Greece was once a large peninsula as the Iberian peninsula is now. However, you are right, there is no concrete hard evidence that shows with certitude the origin of the first people in the Iberian peninsula. There is one ancient reference to Spain in one of Plato's books which discusses the Pillars of Hercules (modern Rock of Gibraltar)to indicate the location of Atlantis which shows Greek influence or presence at least in the peninsula in ancient times.

Now going back to the subject of Iglesias Jr., let's not forget that Enrique's father is 6'1", and his mother, a tall Filipina model who appears to be a mestiza or having some type of native and significant Spanish mix because of her facial features and height.
Gotxo said on 28/Jan/07

Iberians are obscure peole, nobody has told yet their real ancestry, i guess that of Spartans or Macedonians is another cool theory too :)
Goths and Visigoths (Germanic tribes) were very important to spanish legacy in the sape of laws, goverment and the unit of all kingdoms/tribes of what is now Spain, though the importance in the genetic pool is low.

Yeah i find huge people in Madrid, but i can tell you that at least in Oviedo (Asturias) people is real tall and the population is much smaller.
Heightcritique said on 28/Jan/07
I guess you can argue that Asturians are taller than the average Spaniard but when I visit a friend there I did not see that. Average height was maybe 5'10". In Madrid and Barcelona night clubs it is true that for some reason people seem to be taller than the average Spaniard. But, I find the same type of height variability in Torre Molinos, and Mallaga. Maybe, like you mentioned, the new generation is getting taller. As far as the our Mexican friend comments: the racial mix of Spain is Iberians (descendants of Greeks: Spartans, Macedonians, etc.), Celtics (the same tribe that conquered and colonize Scotland), Visigoths (the first Germanic and arian tribe that sac Rome and played a big part in stopping Atila the Hun from piliaging all of Europe), Basque (because of their non-European language and PH- blood, they are for some, descendants of Atlantians), Romans, and Sephardic (Spanish Jews), and maybe some Arab but our history teaches us that the Moors were intolerant of Christians and Jews and only inhabitated the Sourthern and Eastern coastal cities and areas, and never conquered the whole Peninsula. The Spaniards were at war with them for 300 years and evicted them from Spain before the conquest of the Americas. The Moors considered non-Muslims or Moors as infidels and it was prohibited to intermarry Christians and Jews. The Jews were also evicted during the inquisition, but not all Jews left, some converted to Christianity, some fake the conversion, and others were not only Jews but mixed with the Spaniards.
Gotxo said on 27/Jan/07

Not bad analisys, yeah, we the spaniards are a curios mixture of iberans, celtics, basques and a lot more. Height in spain is hard to gauge, those who been raised in the post war were damn small due to poverty and malnutrition, the ones born in 80's are 5'9" and the ones who are now between 18-24 are 177cm according to the lates stats. People in Madrid or Barcelona are tall, compared to the rest of the country, but the tallest are the ones from Asturias, @ 180 i'm pretty normal and never feel tall nor small, but in Asturias i felt somewhat
shorter than in other places.
MD said on 26/Jan/07
I hate to get off topic even more, but if it's to any interest of anyway the average height for a Mexican Americans male, here in the United States, is quite short compared to the general population: 5'-4.9"

It appears that most that immigrate here must have a much larger native American/indian mix than the general populace of Mexico.

In comparison, both American whites and blacks average 5'10"
Heightcritique said on 26/Jan/07
I don't know about Mexicans height but since the population consist of a mix of races (60% indian, 35% mestizos, and 5% caucasian) there is going to be differences in height. Mexicans indians are very small, so mestizos can range from short to tall depending on their racial mix. The Mexicans of european descent (Spanish, French, German) are taller than the average Mexican in general so in my opinion, height in Mexico is variable depending on those variables. However, anonymous forgot to mention the Basque and Semitic mix of the people of Spain. In the middle ages, the world's biggest population of Jews lived in Spain and some of the monarchs including the Count of Olivares had some Jewish descent. As far a the variability of height, I would probably say that there is no distinguishable characteristic that would differentiate one region of Spain against another. There are catalans that are short, and some that are tall, and the same trend occurs in other areas of Spain. I agree that the average height of a Spaniard is 5'9".
raj said on 26/Jan/07
anonymous, guti is barely 182. hes just like 2 cm max over raul and shorter than ronaldo. the one that is really 185 is zidane. beckham is 180 and i meet him most saturdays at a local gym where he brings his son for swimming. dont no what u mean with that nothing to do with the matter WASP thing in here. those comments about geography are pretty lame. in spain u go ask any1 at university about mozambique's capital or 2 locate surinam or laos or even places like slovenia or Azerbaijan. NO IDEA!
or just ax them about texas or minneapolis...LOL
anonymous said on 25/Jan/07
Just to make sure you guys get a picture of the average mexican height, take Diego Luna, Carlos Santana, Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu or Kuno Becker for example.
I think you guys are right with Enrique Iglesias at 6'1.5, about the same height as Benicio Del Toro.
anonymous said on 25/Jan/07
My main point with that last comment was that semites tend to be tall nowadays.
anonymous said on 25/Jan/07
Hmmm, I wanted to point something out for spanish friends. I'm mexican, I don't know the average height in Spain. They say people there are very variable so as to define their height. They say people from the north (Basque Country, and cities near Andorra) tend to be taller than the ones in the south. I dunno really. I do want to point out that the average mexican is not what you may say a tiny dwarf (just like they thought of asiatics like chinese and japanese), perhaps that was 30 years ago, but nowadays, if you see the youth of Mexico the average is not that "obviously" below your average spanish. Indeed I'd point out results go from 5'8 to 6'2. The way I see it, I myself would say 175 cms is the average young male mexican height. But now it is not strange to see teenagers of 183 cms to 188 cms, sure it's stretching it, because it's not the average, but it's not strange nowadays. There are two classmates in my college group that are 183 cms, another one of 180 cms, 179 cms, 177 cms, you name it, but like I said, the average seems to be around 5'9. Medium height? I'd say 5'8 to 6'2, a giant? maybe 6'5, I dunno, but you get the idea. For the spanish fellas please get your facts straights before commenting on another country.
I also wanted to point out that Nordic people are not the tallest ones in the world. The ones that had that title were the dutch, but now balcanic people are the tallest people with an average of 6'2 (188 cms).
I also wanted to ask the spanish: Aren't you guys mixed with semites too? You know, because of the invasion of mid easterns back in the middle ages, arabs and jews went to take Spain over, take Monterrey for example, it's founder was the jewish Diego de Montemayor.
Mike said on 8/Jan/07
He is tall in spain and everywhere he goes.I thought he was 5'10-11,maybe due to his lean aspect.I think in spain average height is still 5'8-5'8.5 if you consider entire population,but new generations could reach a weak 5'10(177cm) I think italians could reach that mark too. Nevertheless,mediterranean european-caucasian are 1.25-2 inch shorter(in average terms)than nordic-europeans(now the biggest people in the world)
anonymous said on 2/Jan/07
I am Spanish too and the average height in Spain is around 5'9" nowadays. I am 5'11" (180m) and I am of medium height in Spain. I have many friends that are 6' to 6'4". Let's not forget that Spaniards are a mix of Greeks, Romans, Visigoths, and Celts, so height is variable in the population. For example, our King Juan Carlos is 6'2" and our Prince is 6'5". Enrique is tall, but not a giant in Spain.
Anonymous said on 8/Sep/06
Im spanish. Im 5'11 1/2. I have frends who are 6' and 6'2''. One of my friends is almost 6'6''. I have some friends who are 5'8'' and 5'9'' as well. Why couldn't a spanish young guy as Enrique Iglesias be 6'2''? He wold be tall, yes, but not a giant.
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Ujane, Moscow said on 17/Apr/06
Why doesn`t he say he is 6ft 3in? The Lord loves the trinity whatever and whenever - even if you lie!))))
Anonymous said on 13/Apr/06

On Guti's height, yeah i know you can achieve suddenly a life-long friendship with any celeb i've just meet or mentioned. It's just that i prefer what my friends and i saw from barely a meter of distance (when we get close to him, before of that we had various minutes observing him when we were aproximating each other). No way only 182cm, 185cm looks right.

Anyway who cares, all the celebs are Raj's Height-1cm (Indeed Yao ming is 182cm).

And as for the DISCUSSION, i'm still waiting for someone with a bit of criterium and wit to post here and discuss the topic here (namely an american wasp).
Not one pretending 183 is fairy tall for an spanish (As is tallish, but nothing special nowadays).

The stats you mention deal more with the gross budget, and the mony spent per pupils.
I've still hear from an english,polish,czech,german or italian (the foreigners i can talk to regularly) that Panamá is a city in Florida. No doubt it is, but isn't it named after a country? A famous one by it's channel/strategical issues?

Spending money on education is necessary, but also the results count.
Wasn't the newyorker the one that published an article on effiency of USA on literacy checks?
Have i the need to repeat the gems that the most representative american, your president Bush has said in a lot of ocassions showing deep concern for knowledge of the world, geography, politics, rulers of other nations or races?

The list is long and Rob wouldn't allow me to post it here.
raj said on 11/Apr/06
Gotxo, never said anything about spending more money in the USA than in Europe. I was talking about levels of education in the world rankings. Spain is always under the US. go check.

I have a house in Madrid and know spaniards very well. Its all about magnifying the facts. A very latin thing.

anyways, I know guti is 182 simply because I know him and hang out with him many times and I think this is the end of the discussion LOL
Gotxo said on 4/Apr/06
How's you my dear friend?
Happy to hear your odd reasonment again (or we have been talking all the time? ;).
It is true that USA spends more money than Europe in education, i don't think yours is bad, but you don't seem to care much about the facts whether you know them or not. That's sad.
I've talked to many english and they seem to have a greater culture than yours in general, so don't come with the plot that it is a matter of money. it isn't.

Ignorants exist in every country, but that lack of knowledge for the other nations is only so big in USA. And as i pointed you it isn't a concern of geography only, but the own idea of nation and it's components are shamelessly mixed: main language, politics, ethnicity. I've talked to polish, english, Czechs, italians and Germans, and all had a quite good idea of the world that surrounds us. Americans normally don't (well a few chaps, mostly girls and much less frecuently gusy, at least the people i've talked to).

And as for Guti, whe observed him for a long time when he & his wife came in our direction.We stood for a while very close to each other, in fact the guy got disapointed as we didn't ask him an autograph as he expected.So we were face to face. Say what you want.
raj said on 3/Apr/06
gotxo, you are obviously underrating americans as the US is ahead of in all rankings in education. You guys might know more about geography and history but we are so much ahead in other subjects. And most spaniards cant place Sri Lanka on a map! thats a fact.
If Guti is 185 he would be as tall as Zidanne. hes just a tad bit taller than Raul and same height as Beckham.
Anonymous said on 2/Apr/06
It is true that many people in Spain won't remember that whe had Guinea Ecuatorial as a colony, whilst a lot others gonna answer you that since a recent date the king tried to help Teodoro Obiang before the guy went corrupted.

But mind this, we in europe are able to distinguish between language, ethnicity, and geography, a thing you seem you aren't able to do, since you place Spain in another continent, spaniards got checked as "red men" in USA (we are caucasians)
when most of south americans are far related to asiatic people, maybe because we share a language, but not even many things of culture (we're more like italians, portuguese or french).
Those are colosal messings since are very different concepts, yeah sure we can't distinguish between different african guys living in Spain, but we can asume they come from different tribes thought they are from the same nation.

And yeah, in Europe we're only on the mean in cultural terms, but any guy that
watches the news 5 min a day can answers many of the questions you propose and won't make for sure such big mistakes. You know in the blind's land the one eyed
is the king ;)

BTW: I have nothing to ask Guti, me and 2 friends coincided with him and his wife in the same side walk, i'm 180cm (@ medical check for the work) and he was 185cm.
And for the "Las venas abiertas de america latina", is a well famous reference book i read it 3 years ago when i twisted (again) my left ankle.
ron said on 2/Apr/06
its great how fast u can go 2 the library! at least u learnt something.
anyway, go ask anyone u find in the street in madrid about sri lanka and what races they have there or just the same question about guinea..... i hope that u FINALLY get my point.

btw, guti is 1.82 after a good strecht. go ask him!
Gotxo said on 1/Apr/06
Yeah, the pic it is not the best one i must admit.
Anyway i've only met Guti and to me looked 185cm (i've 2 184cm friends and one 185, i can guess it good), we could compare.
To me Casillas looks 185cm anyway.
As for bubis and fangs i've never been to Guinea, i've only a Senegalese friend and don't know a single word in Wollof except the ones that where taken from Portuguese & French.
#1 If we are gonna talk about Colonial Past, every occidental nation has a bloody one, USA done it in another subtle but not less bloody way.
I've read the: "Las venas abiertas de america latina" so don't tell me.

#2 If you mean that Bubis and Fangs where brought as slaves to Republica Dominicana, it could be,i ignore the ethnicity of the black slaves carried to there and Cuba. The only things i know is that my brother went this year to R.Dominicana and the day that one barman showed to him with pride his gun decided to spent more time at the hotel. That and that nowadays R.Dominican ones benefit of Spanish Social Wellfare here, as the one that getting a social salary by doing nothing,it didn't prevented him from stealing and cutting the throat to a taxi driver in Bilbao, and moked people whilst cops impeded people lynched him (the very brave guy)
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Yeah i know that in USA the most normal thing in world is to carry a gun, but here in Europe is regarded as a sub-developed countries trend.
BTW I'm from Bilbao.
Anonymous said on 31/Mar/06
gocho, im ron , period. so dont get 2 smart. In that pic u cannot see what shoes theyr wearing. so it means nothing. i met casillas and hes less that 183.
do u no anything about bubis or fangs? u should because u r spanish and its part of ur history. i no u dont have a clue and nobody blames u 4 that! go ask anyone in spain about where martinica is and have a laugh.
ron said on 31/Mar/06
gotcho, go out anywhere in spain and ask anyone where laos, burundi, sri lanka or any of ex USSR republics are located in a map. dont get me wrong but in spain 90% of the people dont give 2 shits about different races in africa or about their wars just to name an xample.
can anyone post pics of enrique barefoot?
ron said on 30/Mar/06
gocho, casillas is way below 185. im 183.5 and i was taller than him!
enrique is 6-1 but that pic we just saw with carson Daly with sandales leave no he "only" a bit less than 5-11? so that means his brother is around 5-9...u no, the one model guy
Gotxo said on 30/Mar/06
To me the guy is fairly tall, if not 6'2" close to it, definetly over 6'1" (i know i could be wrong of course). He allways looked tall, and 180-182cm it is not, specially for today standars in Spain (i'm 180cm and easily towered by many teenagers). But my main point right here was the lack of knowledge of many americans, messing nations, places & races without getting shamed of it. To them Spanish & South American native is the same thing (logical, if they use the same term for both concepts. And allways means small, our youngs are on average 178cm (sure in USA guys are taller and the standard deviation broader, but not near as much as a decade before)
Glenn said on 30/Mar/06
6-1 it is.Ive seen him look 6-3.probably heels.thanks for that!
Virgil said on 30/Mar/06
I´m from Asturias, Gotxo
Yeah, I remember when Santiago Segura was in Cronicas Marcianas . It wasn´t just one day. He came every week to the program so Javier and the audience could tell if he had lost or gained weight (he eventually lost a lot of weight). In this case, as I mention in my first comment, it was an auction, for some cause,so it was a one time affair, not a long running program. With 1,80-1,82 the guy would be fairly tall anyway. And with those shoes he was wearing, he could easily go up 5 cm. My guess is he is like 1,81 with the extra boost of those 5cm.
Gotxo said on 30/Mar/06
You're dodging my question on your origin, i allready know you are able to express yourself in spanish (of course). I didn't pretend to say it was cronicas marcianas, i compared your sighting to one presenced by massive audience (so it is very hard to refuse wat a lot of people saw), wich a known introducer so comparisions can be stablished (you can't even name the program or the channel).
Anyway, you can gain 2" rather easily (but it is somehow noticeable) from 5cm & upwards is hard no to walk in a cowboy fashion, not to mention the appearance of the shoes (like the 70's plattform shoes or worse).
The easiest way to downgrade a celeb is to mention lifts and not a single proove,i could be wrong but this guy allways stroke me as fairly tall.
Virgil said on 29/Mar/06
No, no me acuerdo del programa ni del presentador o del canal; fue hace años(no era Cronicas Marcianas), pero recuerdo perfectamente que cuando lo estabamos viendo lo flipamos de lo que encogía. No digo que no haya famosos españoles de esa estatura, digo que a mi Enrique me parece un tio de 1,80-1,82 con unas alzas en los zapatos que le hacen crecer de 5 a 7 centimetros.

Translation: No I don´t remember the program, the host or the channel, it was years ago (it wasn´t Cronicas Marcianas). I remember perfectly when we were watching it, we were amazed at how he shrinked. I´m not saying there are no spanish celebs around this height, I say that to me Enrique looks like a 180-182 cm tall guy, lifts in his shoes that make him look 5-7 cm taller.
Gotxo said on 28/Mar/06
I don't care where do you live but what are you are. It's clear that you're not spanish since it is shorter to use a sigle word than a periprhasis.
Enrique always has looked in the 6'2" mark compared to foreigner or local celebrities, don't care if he's 187 or 188cm he seems very close to that mark and you can think in many spanish celebhs of his same generation as tall or taller: Sports-Iker Casillas:185, Dance-Igor Yebra: 189, Acting-Eloy Azorin: 187.
BTW the story of the shoes is ridiculous a 6'+ guy wearing 7,5cm heeled shoes?
nah he never looked short.
In the other hand Santiago Segura was measured in the audience-master program Cronicas Marcianas leaded by Javier Sardá (Tele 5) he was a lot of Kg and 173cm SHOES ON.
Can you name the program, the introducer towered by enrique and the name of the channel for an instance or is it a non factual based gossip?
Glenn said on 27/Mar/06
He looked 6-2 to me.could be the shoes.
Virgil said on 26/Mar/06
A story about Enrique´s height. I saw a few years ago a program on spanish TV where celebrities gave away personal items to auction for some casue.Enrique auctioned his shoes, and he took them off while on air. Let me tell you, when he did, he went down like 3 inches. With them on, he towered the host, without them he was taller, but the tower effect was lost. Platform shoes he was wearing. Haven´t met him, but I would say he is in the 5ft11 to 6ft zone, with three inch lifts and a good body posture.
I´m from Spain btw, caucasian, 30 years, average height at 5ft10.
ferg said on 12/Mar/06
I am spanish and I am 20 years old. I am 181cm taller and i feel quite average.
Is true that in the 60s and the 70s the spanish average height was short, but it was because the people who grow up after the civil war had bad conditions with his food, not because the spanish are short.
My father and his brothers are 175, 172, 168 and 160(female), my brothers and me are 185, 187 and 181.
Gotxo said on 11/Mar/06
The average maybe indeed even greater, 176cm was given for guys between 19 and thirty xxx? (maybe more or less dunno).
But the Enkid study (year 2000, nowadays getting old) states 178cm y 75kg on avg for thoese between 18 & 21. I've friends who range 5'6" & 6'5", don't think we're short nor tall. Nothing against mexicans, the few i met were gentleman, it can be said of many shoutamerican based nation subdits on spain.

BTW the proof to the comments i originaly made is that no american is again commenting on it. It seems that they not care or don't have the will to recognize they can make huge errors (that's sad, you'll be ever a donkey)
Marco said on 10/Mar/06
I´m spanish too. I´m 6 ft 3 1/2 in (192 cm). The Spanish average is 176 cm. Mexicans are obviously shorter. And yes, we´re europeans. Caucasian. My closest friend is the same height as me. And my three gym buddies are even taller! 194, 199 and 203 cm. BTW: Enrique Iglesias is on the 187/188 cm range.
Gotxo said on 8/Mar/06
Thnx for your words, with comments as above's one always wonder if americans can't distinguish language from ethnicity, culture & geography.
I've posted several comments on this issue trying to shed some light over this confusion, and no american poster @ this page has come ever with "Yeah, some people @ USA confuse things a lot" wich leads me to think that they don't care about talking of an european country placing it in south america. Or if they are aware of the difference they try to abase spaniards comparing us with countries that lack respect for democracy & human rights. Is that or it is that being a citizen from the most powerful country of the world you can afford being a barbaric ignorant and don't shame of it.

BTW: Spanish (from Spain,europe) = caucasian, South american native= far related to asiatics; common link? the language.
knut said on 7/Mar/06
auch!!!it hurts!!!! why do americans confuse spaniard with mexican, latin...???, Here in danemark everyone knows spain is in Europe and spaniards have nothing to do with mexicans, and that they ain't as tall as us danes (1.83 average)but rather closer to americans (1.77 spain average).
And definetely enriqe iglesias is 1.88
not_short said on 26/Feb/06
Gotxo: I totally agree with you, the moment you say you are Spanish, they asume you are form, I don't know, Mexico seems like the most popular guess among North
And, yeah, as you say, younger generations are generally taller. I'm 23, and I see 15 year-old girls way taller tham me...
Gotxo said on 26/Feb/06
Not_Short: I'm a five elevener basque on Madrid, yep here the people is a bit taller than in Bilbao (but surprisingly not taller than in Durango.) The problem with anglosaxons is that they have the same term for two different concepts: Español & Hispano wich they translate as hispanic. Wich often means South American native. They usually are shorter than caucasians (the Españoles are caucasian), thought i met some real big SouthAmerican fellers in Madrid. They were obvioulsy not Equatorian nor Bolivian, of course.
2ND: Yeah the height for young males has increased a lot, also young guys approach to their final heigth much sooner, so it's not hard to meet 5'11" or 6" kids who are 15 years. old.

to Claire: most of my friends are near my height or really over (up to 6'5") (but we approach 30), my younger friends are none of them shorter than me, and some are huge (over 6'3")
not_short said on 25/Feb/06
I'm a Spanish girl, and I'm 5'9", most of my female friends are around my height (give or take 2 inches), and I don't think I'm too tall. And most of my male friends are way over 6 feet tall... so I guess it's not strange for spaniards to be tall. Just because Penélope Cruz is short, doesn't mean the rest of us are :)
Steven said on 8/Feb/06
He really doesnt look it, I would have thought 5'11'' - 6' tops.

If only I were 6'2''... :'(
Mario said on 23/Jan/06
@Claire, no! Go to Madrid or Barcelona, when you walk on the streets you will see 5 ft 3 guys to 6 ft 6 guys! I don't know why poeple always think that spaniards are so short...
J.J.F said on 23/Jan/06
NO. The walk on on the Jonathan Ross show is slanted slightly, so as to help celebs appear taller in comparison tot their relatively tall host.
Iglesias is just under 6'2", Robs got this one right.
claire said on 23/Jan/06
he does look 6 ft 2. is it that stange for spaniards 2 be tall?
J-Dog said on 22/Jan/06
I think Enrique does indeed look 6'2", upgrade possibly?
Tubbs said on 22/Jan/06
Yeah, he looks 6'2", I remember the actual show with Ross, I can't believe how time flys, way back in 2002 - I was a fresh faced teenager then, Enrique deserves an upgrade, Ross is 6'1.5, and as Luis Garcia points out, Iglesias is noticably taller.
Jake_M said on 9/Jan/06
Jonathan Ross is a solid 6'1", so 6'2" definitely sounds right for Mr. Iglesias.
Marc said on 2/Jan/06
When he was next to 5'9" Mischa Barton in that shitty song, he looked at least 5 inches taller.
Jason said on 1/Jan/06
No clue how tall Enrique is, but my girl has met Julio Iglesias Jr. and has at least one pic with him, and disagreed with his listing of 178cm and said he's about 175.
Luis_Garcia said on 31/Dec/05
Something not right, you have Ross and Iglesias both at 187cm, that picture shows Iglesias to be taller, at least 0.5cm taller. Ross always wears shoes on his show as well
Alex A. said on 29/Nov/05
Yea he definitly looked tall in Once Upon a Time in Mexico. It sounds just about right, but he's right he seems smalles by himself and its probably because Anna Kounicova is tall too.
smokeblower said on 4/Jul/05
enrique is not 6'2" he is more like 6' 1/2"

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