How tall was Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin's Height

5ft 5in (165 cm)

American Singer. On her passport, her height was listed as 5ft 5.

Janis Joplin seated 1970

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Average Guess (2 Votes)
5ft 5in (165.1cm)
Sandy Cowell said on 16/Dec/16
How very interesting! I've got her playing at the moment and I wondered if she'd be on the site and she is - excellent!
Yes, 5ft5 is the very most I would have said for her. I knew she wasn't tall, having met someone who knew her.
She is still capable after all these years of making the hair follicles stand to attention, as is happening with me now!
shelly said on 30/Sep/16
Saw a documentary recently about her and she was standing next to some really short guys...and she was shorter than them. I'd say 5ft 5in is about right.
mh said on 29/Mar/15
I read an interview and she stated she had been the tallest smartest ugliest girl in her home town.
spock said on 25/Feb/13
i saw her walking by herself in 1967 and she looked huge, over six foot. but could have been her persona with all the finery she wore etc, she had a huge ego I would say and kind of like an exhibitionist.
Maggie M'Gill said on 16/May/11
I met her on numerous occasions, and Janis wasn't all that much shorter than me, and I'm 5'8 barefoot. I'd say between 5'6 and 5'7. Also may I point out that people often list old heights on their official documents, not having being recently measured so they go by the last height they remember, maybe from high school even, but really they've grown.
Rut said on 28/Aug/07
A legend he is, his version of "All along the watchtower" is superb.
I am not asking, but it would be okay if you add him..
Rut said on 27/Aug/07
Rob,I gather you ain't much of a Hendrix fan...?

[Editor Rob: he's been asked to get added 5 times I think, I'm scaring off anybody else asking! He is a legend, I just have not really looked at his height....yet.]
I'm what I am said on 26/Aug/07
Anthony, I prefer Meg White for this role!
I'm what I am said on 20/Aug/07
Yes, where is Jimi Hendrix, Rob?

[Editor Rob: some people I'm never going to add.]
Anonymous said on 17/Nov/06
How come Jimi Hendrix isn't listed on this site?
Anthony said on 9/Nov/06
Zooey is one of the best actresses out there. Along with Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman, she's probably the best actress in Hollywood today. She was great in "Almost Famous", my favorite movie. Really pretty girl, too.
Glenn said on 9/Nov/06
Zooey is a cutie.
Anthony said on 8/Nov/06
That's awesome. Janis was great, the greatest female rocker ever. I'm looking forward to the movie. Zooey Deschanel is perfect for her IMO.
Glenn said on 8/Nov/06
My friend knew her.
Anthony said on 7/Nov/06
I think 5'5-5'6 is a good estimate for Janis. Great singer, and a tragic loss when she died. R.I.P.

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