How tall is Jane Russell

Jane Russell's Height

5ft 7in (170 cm)

American actress best known for roles in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Outlaw, The Paleface, The Las Vegas Story and The Tall Men. A 1941 The Sun article described her height and weight: "Jane is 20, 5 feet 7, and weighs 122 pounds" and her vital statistics were commonly reported as "38D-24-36".

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Arch Stanton said on 26/Mar/16
Rob, can you add her measurements, reportedly 38D-24-36. Those are impressive aren't they? Can you think of anybody with more impressive stats from that period? 44 DD-18-40 LOL. I think you could argue 5'6.5 at times but did look this with Marilyn.
Editor Rob: yes I've seen those figures mentioned from that era...after an hour of close examination I can conclude they are probably correct.
Arch Stanton said on 26/Apr/14
Rob can you add The Paleface, The Las Vegas Story and The Tall Men? She played Calamity Jane in The Paleface. She's not much shorter than Bob Hope in it
Arch Stanton said on 1/Sep/13
Good lord, she didn't age well...
Arch Stanton said on 1/Sep/13
This gentleman prefers the brunette to the blonde in Gentleman Prefer Blondes!
Arch Stanton said on 1/Sep/13
Spot on, about 1.5' on Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
Maximus Meridius said on 19/Aug/12
Rob is it possible he was 5ft 6in in her later years she was defiantly 5ft 7in when she was younger.
[Editor Rob: always likely ladies lose height as they enter elderly life]
Tdub said on 12/Sep/11
If you look at Russell's shoes in Olympic team workout scene in Gentlemen, het shoes were hellahigh. Monroe's weren't as high which may explain height difference
gregory lehmann said on 17/May/11
Sure handcuffed the panel on her 1962 "What's My Line?" "mystery guest" appearance,battling a nasty coughing chest/head cold,but panelist Karl Malden fired a 50 footer at the buzzer to guess Russell. (Jane's scratchy bronchial hacking cough from her chest/head cold opened the door for Malden to nail Jane.)
jtm said on 6/Mar/11
rip jane russell. i would say she was 5'7 maybe a tad over and i think marilyn monroe was 5'4.
Matt said on 1/Mar/11
I agree with the other posters...about 5'9". She looked a LOT taller than Monroe.
Dianne said on 26/Dec/10
Yes, I agree with an earlier post...Jane looks more like 5'9" than 5'7". I am not simply basing this on the Monroe comparison, but the men in some of her movies. Maybe I am deceived by the heels...who knows.
Zoe said on 22/Jun/07
I'd say she is (or was back in her days) about 5'7-5'8. She looks more than an inch or two taller than Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and Marilyn was 5'5, so yeah, probably 5'7.5.
Viv said on 20/Apr/06
Yes, I always thought she looked in the 5'7"-5'8" range, too. Perhaps, she rounded down a half inch or so? Only a handful of actresses in that era were that tall.

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