How tall is Gillian Anderson ?

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Gillian Anderson's Height is 5ft 2.5in (159 cm)

American Actress best known for playing Agent Dana Scully on the iconic 1990's tv series The X-Files. When asked her height she says "Five foot three.". I met her at a 2012 London Film Convention (she had an extra 3 inches footwear advantage over me) and at a Collectormania in 2013 (2 extra inches of footwear more than me).

Gillian Anderson is short
5ft 8 Rob with Gillian
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Comment on the Height of Gillian Anderson

jtm said on 30/Sep/15
she was 3 inches shorter than felicity huffman.
SJH said on 26/Sep/15
She's 5'2 at best. I watch almost the whole season of X-files. She look 157-158cm never look over
Arch Stanton said on 5/Sep/15
Agreed Sam, I find her hotter in last ten years than she ever was in X Files. She looks nicer as a blonde.
Khalid said on 19/Mar/15
Was she wearing high heels???
[Editor Rob: yes, in the description I mentioned how much more thick they looked.]
Arch Stanton said on 30/Oct/14
So hot in Last King of Scotland...
matt said on 15/Aug/14
Looks at least 3 Inches under Rob with the 3 Inch advantage yh so 5'3- 5'2.5 is right
Sam said on 8/Aug/14
[Editor Rob: with Jenny breathing down my neck?

that wouldn't be wise ;)]
Well, she did get to huge James Marsters in front of you, right?
[Editor Rob: I never saw her hugging him (at manchester collectormania her picture is from)...she had a different coloured ticket and went up with a couple of other friends, so I was out the way.]
Sam said on 21/Jul/14
Gillian has aged very well, in fact may be more attractive recently than back in her early 20s at the beginning of X-Files. She's the same exact height as Jodie Foster, whose Clarice I believe was the major inspiration for Scully.
176,2Tunman said on 24/Feb/14
Haha!she looks almost exactly in the same position with Rob and Jenny.5'2.5 seems okay,about 10in shorter than Duchovny.Really very nice girl in her forties.
Emily said on 21/Dec/13
She has a pretty wide face. Which makes her head look kind of big.
diavolo said on 14/Nov/13
Once I interviewed a director who worked with her, and she said Anderson is 154cm tall (appr. 5'1").
1.85 m, 83 kg said on 12/Jul/13
Larc 74in

She's not short; she's within British average height range.
Larc 74in said on 11/Jul/13
She's still beautiful, and exactly as short as my girlfriend...XD
Arch Stanton said on 18/Jun/13
Rob you've lost quite a lot of weight. She doesn't look as happy in the above photo. Did she recognize you?
[Editor Rob: she wouldn't recognise me again. Sometimes it can be hit and miss if a celeb smiles or not and where you are in the queue...if you are at the end they will be a bit more tired because with some of the popular actors they will do an hour session with like 400-450 shots, it can get very tiresome standing there trying to smile everytime.

if you have a big personality or can talk freely and impress upon meeting them in the short amount of time you have, you are more likely to have them smile!

I am actually the same weight (within 1-2 pounds) for any photo in 2012-13 as I have held the same 150-2 range for over a year.]
satchy said on 17/Jun/13
she's gorgeous, you should've hugged her
[Editor Rob: with Jenny breathing down my neck?

that wouldn't be wise ;)]
Brad said on 15/Jun/13
More box work than you'd expect with 9.5 inches to gain with DD.
1.85 m, 83 kg said on 31/May/13
Yeh, to echo everyone's thoughts; never really noticed her looks on The X-Files, maybe I was too young. There was the odd episode where they'd remind us she was a beautiful woman. She was also a bit heavier, that possibly contributed; rounder, younger face. Women's looks get this 'second wind' 35-44, if they know how to look after and style themselves well. Yeh, she's still very attractive in a Cuddy from House sort of way.
Arch Stanton said on 11/Apr/13
Rob was there something distinct about her in person? I get the sense that she'd be very alluring in the flesh, more attractive than in photos.
[Editor Rob: yeah, she still looks good at 43 there.]
Arch Stanton said on 19/Mar/13
Funny, but I never fancied her in the X Files, probably because of the ginger hair and bob style both of which generally don't float my boat, but I saw an interview of hers the other day and she is sexy as hell I tell you!!
Jenny said on 6/Mar/13
She still looking good. Piercing eyes
Josh B said on 29/Nov/12
Rob, just a note saying the link to this page doesn't work from the home page :)
[Editor Rob: thanks i fixed the wrong number for her]
Arch Stanton said on 29/Nov/12
Yeah, she looked a weak 5'3" in the X-Files.
Hanna said on 3/Oct/12
I'm an X-Files huge fan and I think she's between 5'1 - 5'2 but I don't see her over that....I love her, she's fantastic and also seems to me really tiny since the beginning of the show

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