Jodie Foster's Height
5ft 2.5in (159 cm)
American actress best known for roles in memorable films such as The Silence of the Lambs, Contact, Taxi Driver, The Accused and Panic Room. In her own words, she has said of her stature "I'm 5ft 3"
. In 1978 an article mentioned her as "5 feet 2 1/2 inches and she won't say how many pounds"
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Sandy Cowell said on 20/Dec/16
@ the average short - hello! I couldn't agree more that Jodie looks tiny in 'The Silence of the Lambs', and 5ft2.5 is tiny, especially when you are standing with men all the time as Jodie does in the male-dominated profession that she has found herself in, with this nasty, gritty field of police work that is for only the strong-stomached!
In the film 'The Accused', you can see a shoeless Jodie standing next to 5ft10 Kelly McGillis, and I have actually paused the film in order to take a better look! Again, 5ft2.5 was my conclusion.
Another brilliant film of Jodie's is 'The Brave One' and I came to the same sort of height for her in that. So I doubt very much that she is any more than 5ft2.5, or 5ft3 as she claims, though she might once have been the 5ft3! But 5ft? No! 5ft3 and below seems to look tiny on screen! Just look at Gilliam Anderson, Brittany Murphy - and Jodie!
the average short said on 18/Dec/16
She looks tiny in silence of the lambs, I would guess her at 5 foot after seeing that film.
Realist said on 11/Nov/16
Judd ISR said on 8/Jun/15
5'2.5"? she's taller than what i thought...i thought she was a bit taller than 5'...like 5'1"...
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Arch Stanton said on 10/Oct/13
Looks very similar proportionally to Gillian Anderson in Silence of the Lambs and having them the same height on here is spot on I think. But like Gillian she could look shorter next to 6ft+ guys and virtually look a midget.
Maroon said on 9/Sep/12
Well, about her height in Silence of the Lambs, the character she was playing was supposed to be very "vulnerable" as compared to all the men around her, so I wouldn't be surprised if they cast tall men around her, especially for scenes like in the beginning of the film
Hullywood said on 2/Aug/12
In Taxi Driver de Niro was a full head taller then her (de Niro in cowboyboots).
But who knows, how tall foster was at the age of 13.
John said on 29/Jul/12
I would agree on about 5'3" looking at her with actors of known height. She did look 5 inches shorter that 5'8" actress Mary Steenburgen in movie The Brave One.
ANDREA[ITA] said on 24/Jan/12
In the silence of the lambs, she looks a midget. 5'3 is really her max, 5'2 is a big possibility for her.
steven said on 11/Jan/12
denzel was't a 6'0. 6'0 is someone like kevin costner,chris pine. denzel was 6'0 in shoe and foster look 5'0.75-5'1 range.
me said on 30/Oct/11
nex to denzel (6ft)she llooked like 5ft 2 5ft 1
TruebloodFan said on 20/Jul/11
5'2 at best.
gregory lehmann said on 12/May/11
5'3" is okay with me regarding Jodie. She's skinny,though,at 102 pounds,but again,a comfortable weight for 5'3" women.
jtm said on 12/May/11
she also didn't look 5'3 next to denzel washington.
Mr. Kaplan said on 10/May/11
She's not 5'3". In "The Silence of the Lambs", she looks tiny. More like 5'1"
bob said on 9/Mar/11
looks alot shorter in silence of the lambs
BlondGirl said on 24/Jul/07
Jodie Foster walked right past me on a narrow pavement in the UK so I was close to her. I'm 5-4. She was wearing flats, and there's no way she's 5-3. 5-2 or 5-2 and a half max.
runt said on 30/Jun/07
the tomboy broad shoulders gives her that extra perceived inch. She's 5-2
vandal said on 10/Jun/07
also looked 5-2 in "Contact" against Tom Skerrit, James Woods, William Fichtner 6 footers and even McConoghay looked like a 6 footer against her.
raffaele canzona said on 13/Apr/07
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Glenn said on 29/Jan/07
Tineke said on 28/Jan/07
You met Jodie Foster???!! Tell me more!!
Vanessa said on 4/Jan/07
met this actress twice. We were talking about shoes and she mentioned she was just under 5'2.5" and rounded it up to 5'3" to avoid saying the 'and a half' part. On another magazine I found that, at the time of filming Taxi, she was 4'9", and had recently been spotted as at 5'3" with an inch heel, so basically, my guess is she is a few millimetres over 5'2"
Franco said on 20/Oct/06
foster is one of the most honest actress around. 5'3 it is.
nj said on 30/Mar/06
saw Jodie and Denzel in The Inside Man. If Denzel is 6 feet, Jodie is 5'2.5" at best.
CelebHeights Editor said on 6/Oct/05
Hmm, only a transcription but Esquire 1982, "In the beginning of school [Yale] I had tried desperately to be five foot four. Now I was five foot four. I was elated".
mcfan said on 14/Sep/05
I'd believe her at 5'3 with sneakers.