Julia Roberts Height
5ft 8in (173 cm)
American actress, best known for starring in films such as Pretty Woman, Notting Hill and Erin Brockovich.
I'm too tall to be a girl. I'm between a chick and a broad.
An article in Esquire Magazine described how the interviewer had left the dictation tape running, capturing a conversation between Julia and George Clooney that turned to the topic of her height...Clooney: "How tall are you? five nine, five eight?" Julia: "Five nine".
. However, in the past she has regularly given 5ft 8 as her height:
I'm happy being 5-8.
I am 5-8...Even though I always did want to be 6-0.
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Average Guess (28 Votes)
5ft 7.76in (172.1cm)
Sharon said on 7/Apr/17
Interesting comment from Justine below claiming Angelina Jolie is taller than Julia Roberts. Google 'Angelina Jolie, Lupita Nyong'o', Google 'Julia Roberts, Lupita Nyong'o'- both are taller than Lupita, but somehow Angelina Jolie does appear to be taller than Julia. Angelina Jolie 171cm; Julia Roberts 169cm?
said on 25/Mar/17
Why are you so obsessed with height rob are you self concious
maybe I'm doing a good job 👍👍
Is the window cleaner obsessed with washing windows?
You might have one window washer who doesn't give a damn and rubs his dirty old cloth over the windows, hates it and ends up quitting after 2 months, while another guy has been doing it 10 years and puts effort and honest endeavour into it, finding satisfaction in providing customers with gleaming windows...
I'm more like the latter, I put effort into the site, reply to a lot of discussions, even try to meet actors to get better height estimates and photos (unique content) for the site 👌
Adijos said on 19/Mar/17
She is really 5'9" tall!
Keira said on 19/Mar/17
Julia Roberts always wears monster platform heels... Barefoot, I bet she struggles with 5'6.
MaryAnne said on 25/Feb/17
@Rob lol!!! I love your sense of humour xD
Sandy Cowell said on 18/Feb/17
There was an article in 'the Enquirer' of this week about Julia. It confirmed that she is 5ft8, much smaller than I thought when I saw her in 'Pretty Woman'. The reason she was in there though is a mite less flattering! It was detailing a 3 stone plus weight gain caused by relationship problems. Many of us have been there and can identify with the problem. I hope she loses it soon and finds someone who makes her happy. Her family have been through enough in the past years.
said on 24/Jan/17
She is 5'7'' .Just reaches my shoulder.
Editor Rob: mate, have you drank 2 bottles of Miracle Growth because 12 days ago you were 6ft 3, then within a week 6ft 5 and now 6ft 7 😅 😂
LM10-196 cm(6'5'') said on 17/Jan/17
She is 5'7''.not5'8"
Justine said on 25/Dec/16
This facade of hers needs to stop- she struggles to match up against TV show hosts Oprah (5'5) and Ellen (5'6). similar height when standing next to Gwen Stefani (5'6) and Julianne Lewis (5'6). Only an inch and a half taller than Jennifer Aniston (5'4.5). Compared to Angelina Jolie (5'6.5), Julia Roberts comes up around an inch shorter than Angelina when both compared to Brad Pitt and Jack Black. 5'6 for Julia Roberts is fair.
5'2 said on 13/Dec/16
I think 5'7" is her height
oliver said on 30/Nov/16
Rob, 5'7.5" would be more realistic.
Arch Stanton said on 16/Sep/16
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Sep/16
Rob, who do you think is taller Julia Roberts or Andie MacDowell?
I have a HUGE crush on both women at least in the 90s. Their height is the last thing I care about in looking at them haha. Andie is a freakin gorgeous woman, something insanely sensual about her! Agree that Andie can look the stronger 5'8 of the two. I'd happily volunteer to measure both in their dressing gowns ;-)
said on 13/Sep/16
Rob, who do you think is taller Julia Roberts or Andie MacDowell?
I've watched both Four Weddings and Notting Hill and it's hard to figure out which one looked taller beside Hugh...
Editor Rob: I'd have put them both within similar range, but generally in the past I would have thought Andie could give the more solid 5ft 8 impression.
said on 12/Sep/16
With 5'9 or 5'9.5" Caitriona Balfe: Click Here
Julia is in massive platforms and Caitriona in normal heels.
Julia Roberts is about 5'6.75" / 5'7".
Shoes: Click Here
Emma said on 28/Apr/16
I saw her on Ellen and she looks to be about the same height. Also next to Catherine Zeta Jones, they look the same height too along with Cameron Diaz and Angelina Jolie. I think you should either downgrate Cameron and Julia or upgrate Jolie and Zeta Jones. They can't have more than 1cm difference.
James B said on 5/Mar/16
Slightly surprised she's this tall
jtm said on 2/Dec/15
i think she's more like 5'6. she was definitely shorter than annabeth gish in mystic pizza .
pierric said on 30/Nov/15
It's true she looks around 178-179 cms in Pretty Woman with his boots. A sort of boots which give an advantage of about 7-8 cms. When she wears average heels she looks around 177 (next to Rigard Gere). Meaby Julia Roberts is 171 cms.
bernie said on 25/Aug/15
Look at the "Pretty Women Poster"...Julia in 4 inch heels next to 5'10" (in shoes 5'11") R. Gere and still she is not taller, although R. Gere is not standing straight.. i mean that says it all..how can she be 5'8" barefoot..She's more in the 169-170cm max. range...
NBAer said on 1/Jun/15
Her proportions scream 170cm and nothing more.I know plenty of 168+ girls who still lie about their height by 1-2 inches,it's not only us men who lie about height...The most laughable case was when a gal i know was discussing how she tried to lose weight(she was right behind me)to feel ideal.I thought it was ridiculous because she already was thin and asked how tall she was-she responded 168cm,when she was literally 155 MAX!I mean she didn't even have long legs or the tall slender look most 5'6 women give...
mannia said on 30/May/15
Julia Roberts 5'8 and Julianne Lewis 5'6... Strange.
Meredith said on 1/Apr/15
I'd say she's somewhere between 5'7" and 5'8". I'd always assumed she was very tall, but I passed her on the street one day (three years ago, to be fair) and she was actually much smaller than I expected -- and quite slim, with an almost slight built. If she want's to say 5'8", I'll give it to her...but I'd be willing to bet 5'7.5" is closer to the mark.
Ryan said on 18/Mar/15
5'8" is 173 for roberts. Pretty woman.
CDS said on 10/Mar/15
FTR, early in her career, around "Pretty Woman", she was being listed all over articles as 5'10". I wonder if may have had something to do with her looking taller than co-star Richard Gere in that film-?? TBH, I might go as low as 5'7.5" barefoot for her.
jacky said on 19/Feb/15
She is a solid 5'8.She was at least an inch taller barefoot than 5'6 Ellen who was wearing runners bringing her to 5'7.
david said on 3/Feb/15
what about Daniel Moder, her husband, he looks 1 inch taller..
Laura said on 11/Nov/14
I was standing next to Julia about a year ago and we are the same height, 5'8". We were both wearing flats.
Just said on 26/Oct/14
I think Julia is absolutely shorter than 5'8 but certainly not shorter than 5'7.
Arch Stanton said on 4/Oct/14
5 ft 6 LOL. Oh c'mon people...
Realist said on 8/Sep/14
Don't know about Ellen, her brother does destroy the strong 5'8 claim. Maybe 5'7.5 is a good call, but nothing under 5'7 for sure.
177cmGuy said on 6/Sep/14
I think she's 172cm and at times she could look a flat 5'7 or 170cm but I highly doubt she would be anything under that.
spartphone said on 4/Sep/14
I' ve always thought julia is 5'9 , but to my surprise she is shorter than that. 169 - 170 cm . There is another video of her with Ellen, and even in heels she isnt taller than ellen.
michel said on 31/Aug/14
5'8 true and out of bed 174.
Emmy said on 11/Aug/14
The people who are saying she is 5'6 are ridiculous- yes she looked smaller than Ellen but Ellen's shoes aren't clear in that interview and she could well have been wearing 2 inch concealed platforms- I am 5'7 and can look 5'9 in certain footwear. Next to Emma Roberts Julia looks far more than 4 or 5 inches taller- she looks about 6 or 7 inches taller. 5'6 is a ridiculous claim.
Serendipity said on 29/Jul/14
Basing guesses about her height on Keifer Sutherland being 5'8" or 5'8.5" is a mistake since Keifer's height is in question. Freddie Prinze Jr. was quoted all over media today that Keifer is 5'4" - some of that is spite I'm sure but apparently Keifer is in the 5'6" to 5'7" range. Julia was a few inches taller than Kiefer in one photo where she was wearing heels. And that was full figure (head to toe for both of them).
the shredder said on 1/Jul/14
Ellen and her brother destory her claims , she is 5'7 ish , she was also no taller than Robin williams in hook.
said on 10/Jun/14
or his brother Eric is flying in this pic, or Julia is much more shorter than 5 and 8
Lmeister said on 10/Jun/14
Eric Roberts 5ft9 makes Julia max. 5ft7. Actually she might be 5ft6.
Seb said on 13/May/14
Yep, I'm with 5' 6" .If Ellen is 5'7"then Julia a shade shorter.
said on 20/Apr/14
While having those big platform heels on Julia is still an inch shorter than 5'8"5 Carrie-Anne Moss Click Here
James B said on 29/Mar/14
I had a dream you downgraded Julia to 5'5 rob. Could it be a sign?
said on 24/Mar/14
Could be 170-171, Rob?
[Editor Rob: at times can look that range]
Adam said on 9/Mar/14
Definitely not 5'8 or else Ewan McGregor needs to be updated to 5'10.5.
said on 11/Feb/14
Julia is 5' 6", Ellen and Julia are both wearing flats in this video and she's shorter than Ellen: Click Here
said on 8/Feb/14
rob, julia 6 feet in these? Click Here
[Editor Rob: yes they should give you 4 inches]
Arch Stanton said on 6/Feb/14
Looks 5 ft 10 in Erin Brockovich but has on big heels.
jack said on 17/Jan/14
She is tall than Cameron Diaz in My Best Friends Wedding by an inch.
tallgal said on 17/Jan/14
I was standing near Julia recently in NYC. We were both wearing flat boots. I am 5'8" and she was just about my height.
Arch Stanton said on 9/Jan/14
5'8 seems right, Ewan Mcgregor has about 1.5 on her.
Emily said on 22/Dec/13
There are a lot of girls claiming and wanting to be taller. I'm not one of them (i feel awkward at almost 6ft) but my mom for instance envies my height (she's around 5'5), and a lot of other girls too. It's not a man thing.
az said on 13/Dec/13
i stood next to her in taos new mexico at a pizza place and she was a bit shorter than i am. i am just between 5'7 and 5'8. i thought 5'7 or 5'6.5
said on 21/Nov/13
I have a hard time believing she is a full 5'8". If so we can assume, with heels, she'd be over 5'11", close to 6'0". That means she'd be taller than Ewan McGregor, Dermot Mulrooney, Billy Crudup even a 5'10" George Clooney would be about a bit shorter than her (unless he's lifting).
Here is a picture of Roberts (in heels) with Paul Rudd - who I met in New York and is not more than 5'9":
I think she's 5'6.5" or 5'7", I can't see more than that.
said on 4/Jul/13
Rob have you stood next to Julia? Do you think you could be a fraction taller?
[Editor Rob: probably very close]
Pedro said on 18/Jun/13
@J.Lee I think it has to do with this tendency of rounding things up. Or maybe a lot of them mean they height in shoes, instead of barefeet.
Besides, for some women 5'10" is still an attractive height. A lot of supermodels, like Adriana Lima or Tyra Banks, have this height. So I imagine that being statuesque like a model is appealing for some women.
I think that being tall for women only becomes problematic if it means being taller than their husband or boyfriend. But if that is not the case, I think that most of them are fine with it.
said on 15/Jun/13
Rob is Julia 6 feet in the heels above?
[Editor Rob: not quite]
said on 15/Jun/13
Something doesn't add up. If she is listed at 5'8" and her brother at 5'9 1/2. Here is pic of them together in which Eric is clearly a few inches taller than she (especially if she is in high heels):
Also, there is mug shot with Eric, that seems to be close to accurate with him be 5'9 1/2:
[Editor Rob: eric has been known to wear big footwear]
J.Lee said on 13/Jun/13
Good points Pedro, all I'm saying is this. I have known a lot of girls about 5'8.5 or 5'9 that insists they are 5' 10. Just like how Mariah Carey insists she is 5' 9. Julia Roberts and Diaz are listed as 5'9. But girls who are 5' 9 1/2 tend to say they are 5' 10. You would think they wouldn't round it up since they are tall enough. At 5' 9.5, you could still say 5' 9. Why do they want to say 5' 10?
Pedro said on 13/Jun/13
@J.Lee Mandy Moore also once said that she is "almost 5'10", which can be interpreted as a quarter inch under 5'10". I think the problem her has much more to do with the imperial measurement system. Saying 5'9 3/4" just sounds awful, so many people just prefer to round it up to 5'10". I am sure that if people would use the metrical system everywhere, we could hear much more exact height claims from celebrities. In Mandy Moore's case 177 cm.
As for Brooke Shields, I think that 6ft was maybe her peek height when she was in her late teens and twenties. Brooke is now 48 years old, so it is possible that she lost a little height since then.
J.Lee said on 11/Jun/13
Pedro, 5'7''-5'9'' may be considered perfect height but some girls in that height range boost up to 5'10.'' For instance Mandy Moore is just a quarter inch under, but insists 5'10'', and you'd think she'd downgrade since she's taller than her husband. Brooke Shields according to this site is 5'11'' but she always insists she's 6 feet tall
Pedro said on 7/Jun/13
@J.Lee I think that most women don't mind to be tall. They just don't want to be taller than men. That's why 5'7"-5'9" can be described as the perfect height range for women. With one of those heigts they are considered tall, but they are still shorter than the average man.
Besides, most of those tall women then get together with six-footers. Which makes it possible for them to wear the high heels they want, without towering over their partner on a public appearence.
said on 6/Jun/13
Rob why does a girl taller than average still boost up their own height? Don't girls want to be short enough since they are girls not men?
[Editor Rob: no, some women do claim taller, I see it in real life at times, women wishing and saying they are taller]
said on 4/Jun/13
Rob why is Julia and other 5 ft 8 girls like Cameron Diaz listed at 5 ft 9? Is 5 ft 9 a more attractive height for a girl than 5 ft 8?
[Editor Rob: julia has never really looked 5ft 9 to me, and she's been quoted saying 5ft 8 and 9, I think some actresses like to up their height just like men do.]
Nervous said on 5/Mar/13
Wow! On January 20th , Panama has a clip of Julia next to Ellen D. and Ellen has next to no heel advantage in those shoes. Ellen looks an inch taller even though she is shrugging a bit. Unless Ellen has some strange kinda lift thingy happening, Julia is 5"6 ~ and that's if Ellen is 5"7. Women lie about their heights too. I have stood next to women in shops selling strictly stockings and garments for legs/feet and heard women telling sales associates their heights to get a proper fit, and couldn't believe how often their heights were off by more than 2 inches. Some don't know and some lie. I think that video clip speaks volumes.
la chica said on 17/Feb/13
I was next to her on an elevator recently. She was wearing very low heel boots; she is definitely between 5'8 and 5'9. Anyone who says differently has never been anywhere near her. I am 5'7 and she was close to 2 inches taller than me.
Silent d said on 13/Feb/13
5 foot 7 is a safe bet.
Always ga said on 28/Jan/13
If this was her true height, she would have dwarfed Richard Gere in heels but she didnt.
said on 20/Jan/13
At 0:52 Julia hugs Ellen. Now although Ellen is wearing shoes and Julia is barefoot, you can see that Ellen is still taller. 5'6 or a very weak 5'7 for Julia.
Cacau said on 6/Dec/12
No way, she's look smaller close to Kiefer Sutherland and he's 5'8.5".
said on 8/Oct/12
Rob, something is up here. Footwear advantage or not Ewan Mgregor in no way looks as low as only 1.5 inches taller. if she's 5'8" he looks near 5 ft 11.
Dee said on 18/Aug/12
My dad met her at an alligator farm in Florida (very sweet person). Curiously, he said she was more petite than he expected and said we were about the same height, 5' 3"...my dad does forget that I wear heels a lot of the time though. He said she was adorable, classy, and a sweetheart...
SIlent d said on 30/Nov/11
How is she 5 foot 8 if cameron diaz is 5 foot 8. I heard cameron is taller. No way she is 5 foot 9 if she is shorter than diaz in my best friend's wedding. I always thought she was 5 foot 9 but now i would say 5 foot 7.
bluejohnson said on 3/Nov/11
spoke briefly with her in the village one day as we both waited to cross the street. She had on a small heel and looked 5'8" - 5"9"
LAN Jiao said on 1/Nov/11
169cm. Small head helps her look tall.
LAN Jiao said on 15/Sep/11
after all this year i watch her movie. 5ft7 flat weak 5ft7 could be an answer for julia robert barefeet height. even in my best friend wedding she is clear shorter than 5ft8.25 cameron diaz for sure shes 5ft7 fair.
Jackobite said on 3/Sep/11
In "Eat Pray Love" James Franco is 5'10" and Julia next to him looks 2" shorter.
mcfan said on 29/Aug/11
She's 5'8 in sneakers.
Isabella said on 21/Aug/11
If she was 5'5", she would not claim 5'8". That is just not believable. There is a huge difference between 5'5" (average) and 5'8" (tall). What's with the huge flucuations?
wow said on 5/Aug/11
on this site all the females celebrities that are over 5'7 seem to just have tons of comments of people saying they are like 5'5 -_- like not every single celebrity OR WOMEN for that matter is between 5'2-5'5. there are many ways to make people appear taller or shorter in movies & on the red carpet, but if someone says they are 5'9 or inbetween that then clearly that is their height yes some people may just round up a bit if they are like 5'8 1/2 to 5'9 but its not really much of a difference but im sure if she was like 5'6! she wouldnt be claiming 5'9 because clearly people would tell her shes not that tall my goodness
Hullywood said on 1/Aug/11
No more as 1.71m for me. Looks like 1.66m next to Clive owen. 1.80 in his ****ing monster heels. bäähh
Hansen said on 1/Aug/11
i always think shes 5ft7 flat for impression after wacthing pretty women at a tender age.
gro said on 24/Jul/11
really? she needs shelley michelle (which 5.85 feet) to body double her for pretty woman poster because she is to short to stand next to rechard geere
it's not make sence that she is taller than shelley, some sources told that she is 5'1
said on 5/Jun/11
Definitely a chameleon. She looks Oprah's height in recent stuff.
mcfan said on 29/Apr/11
Julia Roberts is a chameleon of heights. She wears 3-3.5-inch heels around the red carpet making her look 5'10. In regular shoes, she looks only 5'7 - 5'7.25... no more. I saw a documentary of her once in sneakers, she definitely looks only in the 5'7 range. Maybe you should re-evaluate Julia. Her 5'8 might be only an illusion. She looks Helen Hunt's height to me.
J said on 5/Apr/11
She's 5'5 5'6 on a good day ? She was about the same height as an ex when she was standing next to me
J said on 5/Apr/11
She's 5'5 5'6 on a good day ? She was about the same height as an ex when she was standing next to me
5 '11 said on 7/Mar/11
5'8 sounds right
person said on 5/Mar/11
she might be 5/7 or 5'8 or maybe inbetween
i have been measured at 5'7 and 3/4 and close to that so maybe she writes down 5'8 and she weighs between 120-145 in all her films and lately
jane said on 24/Feb/11
mel gibson was taller than her in conspiracy theory and he's listed as being 5,9" so i would say julia is more 5, 7" tall.
Will said on 8/Feb/11
Julia Roberts is 5'7 1/2". She is 5'7 3/4" max.
Lord Chief Justice said on 2/Feb/11
@ Anon says on 18/Apr/10
she's 5'9 in every single website
why would a woman who is 5'8 lie about being 5'9. That makes no sense at all. Change her height to 5'9. This is just a website for short/average men who are trying to make themselves feel better by making female celebrities seem shorter.
FULLY AGREED !!!
melodie said on 30/Jan/11
she is 5 6 smae as Ellem Degeres
ann said on 7/Nov/10
Julia is 5-7 Cameron Diaz is taller than her in My Best Friend's Wedding
M.P said on 31/Oct/10
It is easier for women to add on inches to their height in comparison to men due to high heels, and they sure are making bigger and bigger heels these days. I know a girl who claims to be 5'6, and she is 3-4 inches shorter than me, and i'm 5'7.
Lukkydogg said on 20/Sep/07
Dude she ain't close to 5.9, my girl friend is 5.9 she stood taller than julia. Maybe if she ever stood toe to toe with someone without her pretty woman heels we would get a more honest height estimate.
glow said on 28/Aug/07
If Franco is right about the Osteoporosis theory, I think it might be time to give her a peak height and current height listing on this page to justify the change. I believe she was 5'8"-5'9" in her prime (we're talking 10-15 years ago), but judging from the overwhelming number of eye witness accounts, she really can't be much more than 5'6", 5'7" tops now.
Franco said on 27/Aug/07
been long since last time i posted here about Julia.
she definetely shrunk for an unknown reason and im guessing Osteoporosis disease.
she mostly looks 172-173cm in the past this is true no doubt, but today she barely makes 169cm, but she does look tall thanks to her skinny body, so whoever said she looks no more than 170cm (ben?) is right, in fact she's under 170cm.
Julia roberts = 172cm wake up, 170cm during morning, 169cm average, 168cm night.
better than this we're joking.
Blue eyes said on 27/Aug/07
To Ilona-her legs are 44 inches from "hip to toe"-remeasure your legs from your hip to your toe's it is probably near 44 inches too. BTW I am 5"10, my legs are 46 inches from hip to toe.
Ilona said on 23/Jul/07
In pretty woman she said her legs were 44 inches, i have absurdly long legs (i am 5 foot 7) and they are only 42 inches.... so what is der deal huh??
ben said on 30/Jun/07
she looks no more than 170cm tall beside 178cm kevin bacon in a movie .
SixFive said on 18/May/07
173 / 2.54 = 5.67
Unfortunately arelya where your math let you down is the fact there are TWELVE inches in a foot, not ten. 0.67 feet = 8 inches.
Crissy said on 17/May/07
no way i don't blive Julia Roberts in 5'8
said on 16/May/07
rob are you sure she is that tall she looks 1.5 in shorter than kiefer and about 3 in under gere in barefoot scene she might be 5'7.25 to 5'7.5naer clooney she looks 5'8
[Editor Rob: 172cm is possibility, but even with clooney she had normal heels, actually close to 172cm is what she looks if you give clooney 179. It is true Kiefer looks taller back in 90's with her, I remember those pics.]
Anonymous said on 7/May/07
Ive heard she was 5'9 when she filmed pretty woman maybe shes shrunk since then.
Aaron said on 6/May/07
Arelya, check your math skills. "If converted correctly" 173 cm is just a hair over 5' 8". Divide 173 by 2.54 (1 in= 2.54 cm) to convert to inches and you get 68.11 inches. 12 inches in a foot. I trust you can do the math from here, but then again maybe not...
PKB said on 3/May/07
arelya, 173 cm is 5'8.1"
173 cm = 173/2.54 in = 68.1"
68.1" = 5'8.1"
Julia said on 21/Apr/07
5'8" at the start of her career but more like 5'7.5" to 5'6" now, she looks taller because she's thin with long legs and has a narrow face. I'm 5'7.5" but look much taller because I'm like Julia (my legs are 45 inches).
arelya said on 11/Apr/07
FYI 173 cm is 5'67'' if converted correctly. So if she is 173 then she is 5'67'' and not 5'8''
Franco said on 2/Apr/07
1.68cm end of the story. (today)
1.73cm in the past.
laura said on 28/Mar/07
I think she is 5Ft 9" tall. I gather this from seeing her alongside different actors and how her height changs depending on heels. As i am myself 5ft 9, i know how i can appear average height when in flats to VERY tall for a woman at 6ft. As for the leg comment, it could be true but that is Very long. Mine are 39-40 inches long....
Brad said on 15/Mar/07
5' 8". I've been told she did most of her close shots in the Oceans films in bare feet to make the cast look taller.
kay said on 5/Feb/07
Over a year ago I was on a flight with Julia's husband, Danny Moder, from Washington to Dallas and he is about 5'5" if that; I am 5'11" and when I stood behind him getting on the plane (he flew coach)he was to my chin. In photos she and her husband are the same height.
said on 5/Feb/07
She's 5'8...maybe 5'9 in sneakers but certainly no taller than this.
Bruce said on 6/Jan/07
No way. I worked with her for a couple of weeks and she's more like 5'5''. Her long legs and slender frame make her look taller.
Mary said on 3/Jan/07
I have seen her recently. Looks 5'7 to me. I am 5'7 and we were looking the same.
Catherine said on 31/Dec/06
I worked on a film with Julia Roberts. And in bare feet she is no more than 5'6. I am only 5'4 and was surprise how short she was. Also they light her very well.
Stoner said on 30/Dec/06
Everyone is forgetting about what type of shoe each person is wearing, which can be misleading, especially the Oprah and Julia pics. No way Oprah is close to being the same as Julia. I bet Oprah is wear mega high heels and Julia was wearing flats. I'll go with 5'8"
Franco said on 26/Dec/06
don't be tricked guys, she is skinny and got a long neck (as i said many times it gives the high perception of tallness).
she is 5'6 to 5.6.5 MAX. and YES, she did look tall in Pretty Woman and again YES i think she was 5'8 and she shrunk.
guys, dont forget women lose height more than men and also quicker too thanks to big bastard heels that ruins their backs.
Glenn said on 22/Nov/06
Yeah,6 months ago she appeared 5-6 to me.15 years ago,5-9.weird.
Maria said on 21/Nov/06
Julia used to live in my neighborhood and I saw aher on the street several times. I can't say her exact height of course, but she did not look tall to me, just average, and in flat shoes. A friend of mine worked with her and commented on how much shorter she was in person and how she looks tall on the screen. I'd agree with comments toward the bottom of this page, 5'6.
Brad said on 16/Nov/06
She's all over the place with heels, boots, flip-flops, etc.. Hard to judge.
ice said on 16/Nov/06
She looks 5'9.5" next to the 5'11 Brad Pitt. But, look at her shoes. she's getting about 2-3 inches from those. So, I'de say she is 5'7ish.
Rocky said on 30/Sep/06
Also, make sure that you don't go by the LOWEST nor the HIGHEST estimate possible - that's a key mistake in person-to-person encounters.
Last but not least, don't assume everyone who meets another person can distinguish 1 inch from 2 or 3 that easily - it's a skill that takes a while to perfect.
With that said, I'm willing to say 5'7'' - 5'10'' for Julia Roberts with 5'8''-5'9'' being the most plausible.
Rocky said on 23/Sep/06
Generally, I'd go by person in person encounters, not photos because I've learned that they can be SO deceiving, unless one person's much taller or shorter than another.
Glenn said on 17/Sep/06
Cant explain it.but Im not the only one who sees that.
Glenn said on 3/Sep/06
Looked 5-9 to me in 1991.5-6, 6 months ago.
asda said on 1/Sep/06
doubt she is 5ft 8. seen her in a film with kevin bacon and kiether sutherland from 1990. she was 3 inches shorter then kiether sutherland .5ft6 girl.
dmeyer said on 25/Aug/06
how can she shrink she is barely 40 near clooney she looks 173 -4 range
Rut said on 23/Aug/06
In "Ocean's" she was pushing 174-175, if wearing high heels causes slight shrinkage maybe she was slightly taller than, but still is atleast 173cm now.
Brad said on 12/Aug/06
5' 8". The "Ocean's Eleven" evidence is the accurate speculation. I'm sure Damon didn't want her taller.
Glenn said on 23/Jul/06
5-6 is what I saw 5 months ago.she did look5-8,5-9, 15 years ago to me.anonymous is speaking some truth.
said on 22/Jul/06
Matches 5'5 Oprah. Julia Roberts is 5'6" MAX
Rut said on 14/Jun/06
Roberts is atleast 5 ft 8 inches tall, five six is ridiculous, but I rest my case here, her posture can be off sometimes I think..
She looked close to Gere who was atleast 177 cm, I would say there isn't more than one and a half inch differrebce there.
star said on 10/Jun/06
Jessica Simpson is said to be 5'3, and some people speculate that she is shorter than that, but I think she looks tall, a lot taller than 5'3, at least 5'5 or 5'6, but I suppose her lean physique creates the illusion of being taller, as some people think I'm tall when I'm measured as only 5'2.
Chris said on 6/Jun/06
nope i was shocked!! was deffo her! i was expecting her to be a lot taller
Glenn said on 29/May/06
6-2 he is.
D. Ray Morton said on 28/May/06
"Dave Matthews is NOT 6'2". I'd be surprised if he's even six foot. More like 5'10" or 11"..."
Dave seemed 6'1"-6'2" to me.
~Nate~ said on 27/May/06
Yeah I've never met Julia though shes such a talented actress and I love her! But when I was watching StepMom today with Julia Roberts and Susan Surrandon who is listed at 5'5, Julia was in sneakers and easily 3 inches taller and at times would be appear four inches taller. So Im thinking this 5'8-5'9 listing cant be too off, like I said never met her but in the movie I cant help but think
dmeyer said on 26/May/06
5'8 sounds right
Rut said on 26/May/06
Chris-you sure it was her? I think she slouches a lot sometimes..
Chris said on 24/May/06
was standing right beside her in a check out last year!! was shocked that she was only my height (both of us in flats) and im 5'6". expected her to be a lot taller!!
Glenn said on 6/May/06
Your right to a point SF,but I always studied them,not sure if its more so now.
sf said on 6/May/06
Glenn - maybe you're more height conscious now that you've been coming to this board for a while. Maybe when you saw her before, your perception was clouded by what you'be always been told, know what I mean? We're always told she's 5'8" or so, so maybe it clouds our perceptions? Maybe you've become more critical since this sight and are looking at people more closely? Just a suggestion why she might seem shorter now. Do you find yourself scrutizinizing people's heights more now then in the past? Just curious.
Jbird said on 6/May/06
Note to the below post: Dave Matthews is NOT 6'2". I'd be surprised if he's even six foot. More like 5'10" or 11"...
richinkle said on 5/May/06
On Letterman tonight, Julia, wearing 2 1/2" cowboy boots, was about 4 1/2" shorter than Letterman . Letterman is 6'-1" - 1 1/2", making Jula about 5'-7" to 5'-7 1/2"". She is looking quite beautiful these days.
Rut said on 24/Apr/06
Her posture good have been bad, and also sometimes we think we are as tall well sometimes the person good be maybe one and a half inch taller..
anonymous said on 23/Apr/06
I just saw the play Three days of Rain in very good seats. She is barefoot in the second act and standing in front of Paul Rudd (not a tall guy)there is a big difference. Her legs (from knees to feet) are so skinny like two matchsticks. Also, outside the theater, I wait for her in the very first row and she was with heels. Then, she seamed tall but standing in front of me (I am 1.70) there wasnt any difference.
J. said on 21/Apr/06
Correction: I meant to type 'over a foot shorter' in previous post. lol
J. said on 21/Apr/06
Has anyone seen the film Pret A Porter bka "Ready to Wear"? Julia Roberts seems a little over a foot taller than Tim Robbins. Wow, I can't believe the 5'8"- 5'10" listings have been around for so long. Watching the scenes she has in the film clearly show that she can't possibly be that tall. Unless Robbins is more 6'8"-ish.
mygod.... said on 14/Apr/06
she says she's 5'9", she's 5'9". has it occoured to any of you that your stupid photos can be deceiving????? im 5'9". i met her once and we were the exact same height. she. is. 5'9".
Anonymous said on 8/Apr/06
I just saw Julia Roberts play three days of rain. and i took pics of her...and i totally thought that she was sooo much taller than i had pictured. but i totally agree with the skinny comment...but i dont think that she was too skinny, she had some meat on her, she wasnt a Lindsay Lohan.
ForensicNYC said on 7/Apr/06
Julia Roberts was barefoot in almost all the takes of the "Casino" scenes in OCEANS ELEVEN. She had to look shorter than her normal self so she won't look towering over Matt Damon, George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Don Chead who had to wear character role shoes (normal 1" heels) instead of lifts. You can see her bare feet in the "Bloopers" out takes on the special features. She also might have had a foot injury as you can spot a slight "Limp" in her stride in all casino "gambling floor" scenes...She is 5'8" barefoot...
Glenn said on 8/Mar/06
Thanks for backing me up on that!
Anonymous said on 8/Mar/06
She is only about 5'6". I saw her at a SAG party a few years back. She and Cemeron Diaz are surprisingly shorter than one would ever expect.
It's very safe to say that all celebs just add 2-3 inches to their height since they appear taller on screen and wear heels to most public events. But, if you ever get the chance to scope them out yourself (try teh Ivy or Robertson Blvd. in L.A.) you will find that all are 2-3" shorter in person. That never seems to take away from their poise and beauty, though. It's a total rush to see their actual stats etc. Oh, and their usually skinny to gaunt.
Glenn said on 5/Mar/06
I saw her a few days ago looking 5-6,5-7.I was perplexed,being I saw her looking 5-9,10 years ago.
Beep said on 4/Mar/06
She's so tall...wow, I'll kill to be that tall!
Anonymous said on 30/Jan/06
I agree with Anshelm's statement.Maybe plus the foot her legs length could be 110 cm,because the foot is extra at least 10cm. But this is also true that she towers most of people in erin borokovich. she is most probably 5'8 barefoot and with the heels 5'11 or 6'
Anshelm said on 28/Jan/06
You know, in Pretty Woman she said her legs were that long "hip to toe" – so she's getting some extra there. Presuming her line was based on fact.
BTW, according to Guinness, longest female legs measure 126 cm/49¾", and belong to British 193 cm/6'4" tall Sam Stacey. Though it's a pretty new category, and I doubt any exhaustive research has been done on the subject. Of modern women, I'd bet the likes of 213 cm/7' Polish basketball player Małgorzata Dydek, or 204 cm/6'8½" Russian volleyball player Ekaterina Gamova have her beat.
MeLiSsA said on 23/Jan/06
I just saw Erin Brockovich last night. She's wearing high heels throughout the whole movie and towers over everyone. men and women. And i mean TOWERS. If you see a shorter person wear high heels they're usually still shorter than other people even in heels. Plus she looks really, really alomost awkwardly tall in the movie, probably a combination of the heels on top of being naturally tall. I would beleive that she's 5'8 or 5'9
Anonymous said on 15/Jan/06
Then why in 3 inch heels was she just at, if not shorter than, Clooney at the People's Choice Awards?? She is in no way over 5'7". There is too much proof to the contrary.
Rut said on 30/Dec/05
I did notice in some films she slouches close to 3 cm..
I think a good 173 cm is accurate what she is now..
Gotxo said on 26/Dec/05
To end with this leg issue, i mentioned the metod used in anthropometry.
Measuring from the inseam you are lossing leg lenght. The trocanter is the right point because it's the real tip of the femur, and what for legs concern you sould measure leg bones in it's total length not from inseam (wich saves you something) or from above (wich involves hip bones and it's obvious that those are not part of the legs)
49" (121cm in other sources) is well above my navel, i don't buy it.
Anonymous said on 26/Dec/05
As mentioned before I am 182cm tall and 125cm is the beginning of my rib. 153cm is approximately my shoulder length. 125-130 cm should be the beginning of her ribs too.(for someone with 185cm tall). Anatomically it is a must, i think. There should be some place for heart,lungs! Could someone explain me, how it is possible? Because if her legs are 125cm tall then her ribs should be at least 10-15 cm above her legs.Lets say 135-140 and then her shoulders 165-170!!
Gotxo said on 26/Dec/05
Lol Rob, i was to mention than one, cause i measued my legs in the way described the time when i knew it. The problem is that in Spain she was advertised as 180cm.
(in press) Later 185cm too in tv (if that length is true is more belivable for a 6'1"er)
Anonymous said on 26/Dec/05
The better measurement system should be from my point of view the inseam length.It is less arguable and easier to measure. I also think that the legs' length claimed by the artists or models is the end of pelvis bone.(easier to measure). I also don't believe that someone with 6'1" leghth(adriana sklenaranova) could have 49 inches legs' length. Because by me 49 inches is approximately the beginning of my rib.
Gotxo said on 25/Dec/05
Usually the women have a comparative longer length of their legs to their total height than men. What i've described is the standard medical model, the right one in terms of science. I'ts obvious that for a 173cm women that's an exageration. I've roughly 1 m (39-40in) being 5'11". Are we to belive everithing that's advertised?
[Editor Rob: 185cm ADriana Sklenaranova claims her legs as being near 49 inches!]
Anonymous said on 25/Dec/05
after your description it is impossible that someone with 5'9" height has a legs' length of 44 inches. Because the point you are mentioning is below the one i measured at least 2-3 inches. I am 6 and my legs' length to gotxo description is 40-41 inches. I is very difficult to find the exact point.
Anonymous said on 24/Dec/05
Legs' lenght could also be another topic for discussion. I don't know exactly how to measure,but i think end of the pelvis bone could be the legs' length.It is approximately at the same height as the navel.(maybe 1 inch higher than the navel)
badboykl98 said on 23/Dec/05
Just out of curiosty. How you guys measure legs' lenght?
sflacali said on 21/Dec/05
Come on now people...female celebs just look really tall because they have small faces and they're really skinny...I was once working as a set nurse at erin brokovich and julia was 5.6 max...she has really small face and very very very slender figure which accounts to the illusion that she is tall.
gunit said on 20/Dec/05
In Pretty woman she mentioned that her legs are 44 inches. Actually I am 5'11"1/2 or 6. My legs are 43 or 44 inches. It couldn't be true that her legs are 44 inches, because i think that my legs are also tall compared to other people at my height. I personelly believe that she is 5'9" tall and her legs 41,max 42 inches
jeff said on 17/Dec/05
Please don't try and gauge her height by comparison with Richard Gere when they appeared in Pretty Woman. Invariably, Gere's height is listed as 5.10 and a half so Julia, taling into account three inch heels is regarded as about 5'8. Richard Gere would be lucky to be 5'9 and a half wearing very generous heels. His actual height is 5'8 which accords with the numeous accounts of Julia's height being about 5'5 or 5'6.
Robinz. said on 14/Nov/05
Jude Law is 5'9" or 10" He is nowhere near 6 foot. Most say he's close to 5'8". Just look at him. Julia is 5'6".
[Editor Rob: please, just stick to one name ;)]
lily said on 14/Nov/05
she's 5'10. you can check it out in the movie "closer" check out her legs in that movie and when she stand next to jude law whos like 6 feet. and natalie portman character in that movie said "she's so tall" to clive owen. normally girls are considered taller if they're 5'8 or above. 5'4 is the average height for girls.
Anonymous said on 24/Oct/05
I was an extra in Miss Congeniality and at a SAG party before the film release, I met Julia Roberts. She is 5'6". I am 5'8".
I have met several celebs and it wouldn't even be worth me trying to tell you how much shorter most of them are because you wouldn't believe me. Julia was a surprising one, though. My friend, who is 5'10" for real, works for William Morris as a talent manager and is not allowed to be in pictures with most of her clients because it would ruin the illusion.
CelebHeights Editor said on 3/Oct/05
From email, Dierdre says: "I live in New York and work in the fashion industry so I have had the fortune/misfortune of seeing many celebrities in person. The first one that struck me on your website is Julia Roberts, who is listed at 5'8. I've seen her several times (her apartment in NY is near my office) and she is nowhere near that. I would say 5'5, 5'6 on a good day."
Z. said on 2/Oct/05
In Pretty Woman,she says that her legs are 44 inches. (112 cm) Could that be true??Because if it is, she must be at least 5'9, I think...
Z2 said on 25/Aug/05
In "Mystic Pizza," there are scenes where it seems AnnaBeth Gish is slightly taller than Julia. I wouldn't quite suggest that AnnaBeth is 5'8" that she's been listed, but is more likely closer to 5'7". There is no way Julia is as tall as her claimed 5'9". So, with AnnaBeth at a more reasonable 5'7", that puts Julia around 5'6".
mytwocents said on 5/Aug/05
I looked at another site with comments from people who claim to have met her and they say she is no more than 5'6.
Mr. X said on 19/Jun/05
I actually seen other photos of the same event (magazine photos unfortunely). And no Julia did no forget her heels. Jennifer's shoes might had been about an inch bigger than Julia's shoes, but I don't think they were any bigger than an inch. Plus they "might had been" bigger.
Amy said on 19/Jun/05
Is there another picture of the same event with Julia and Jen which shows their footwear? Cos Jen could easily be wearing some really high heels, and she is only like 3 inches shorter than Julia right?
Michele said on 13/Jun/05
I agree with Mr X in that women like to be taller than their counterparts in the movies but I think this apply for short actresses. In Julia-Cameron's case both are tall enough, so they do not need to appear taller. I think the explanation here is that both are the same height but like most of us agree Julia and Cameron are closely to 169 cm, max 170cm and not to 175 or 176cm as they are listed in many sites.
Mr. X said on 12/Jun/05
Maybe My Best Friend's Wedding is one of those classic Hollywood examples where the director perposely makes the star of the movie taller than the supporting actors. I'm sure it doesn't only apply to male actors. Can anyone find any photos of Roberts and Diaz standing next to each other in public?
Mr. X said on 19/May/05
Julia is noticably shorter than Joan Allen in every scene of the movie Runaway Bride.
Pik said on 13/May/05
Look at this picture, it's very interesting.She's on very high heels, but still shorter than Clooney. I think she's not 5'9½. I also think Clooney is wearing elevator shoes.www.juliarobertsonline.com/index.php?module=My_eGallery&do=showpic&pid=957&orderby=titleA
Smoke said on 5/May/05
How could she possibly still be listed at this when it's totally obvious she is shorter. Having seen the pics of her with Oprah and Natalie "5 foot 5" Portman she looks to be 5'7" at best! All I can say is that if Natalie Portman looks that tall next to her, she's can't be this tall. I've always been suspicious of her wearing heals all of the time and looking taller because of this, but either Julia has shrunken or she was never near 5'9" like she has claimed her entire career.
[Editor Rob: lol, I forgot to change her height again after the 'costume dresser' postings...BUT I really think that she has lost a cm since her early 20's. I would not be surprised with some ladies (i.e. susan sarandon) that lots of heel wearing can affect their heights]
Mr. R said on 29/Apr/05
Since I have nothing else to do but read People Magazine, there is a picture in their Startrack section of Paul McCartney, Julia Roberts, and Paul Newman. Either one or all three have been clearly lying. Rob, see if you can find this, so we can decide!
Mr. X said on 25/Apr/05
In the museum scene where Catherine stops Julia to ask for an autograph in Ocean's Twelve, 5'7" Catherine Zeta Jones stands solidly as tall as Julia. I was reading a magazine and there was a photo of her with 5'5" Jennifer Aniston, and she only appeared 2 inches taller. Add the comment Justmatt says about her and Brad Pitt. I wonder why is it 5'7" Julia Stiles seems to be the same height as her in Mona Lisa Smile. Also she's now where near 4 inches taller than 5'5" Susan Surandon. Your 5ft 9in claim isn't fooling me Julia Roberts.
Smoke said on 17/Apr/05
I think for woman to grow into her early 20s is extremely unlikely, most girls stop growing at around the age of 15, so the likelyhood of growth plates still being open for a female are extremely unlikely. On the other hand, many males still grow into their 20s, albeit by a few cms tops. I also recall watching an episode of the Late Late Show, where a 5'10" female guest said that she grew her last inch at 21, so I guess it is possible. She also marvelled at Craig Kilborn's height and the fact that she was still much shorter than he in heals.
Skinny minny said on 5/Apr/05
Let's upgrade her to five eight and a half, if she once said I'm five ight and then five fine, then she's probabably was rounding up, unless she's has schrunk, she's 174 cm.
dmeyer said on 5/Apr/05
in ocean eleven she is wearing 4'' heels and in pretty woman when julia and richard are both barefeet he is 2 1/2'' inches taller i guess she is 173 maybe 174 cm
Smoke said on 4/Apr/05
When comparing men's heights with women, do note that a standard heal on a woman's shoe is different from that of a man's shoe. Most women's shoes have atleast a 1.5 inch heal, while a man's shoe is usually around .5 of an inch...women often wear shoes with atleast a 2 inch heal. So unless Julia Roberts is barefoot in a scene with Andy Garcia or George Clooney, it truely must be her shoes. In Erin Brokovich she is ALMOST ALWAYS IN HEALS, I wouldn't be suprised one bit if she was the type of person whom in person wouldn't be as tall as she seams on screen.
B-a-go-go said on 15/Mar/05
Julia Roberts is Five foot nine, evidence of it is standing eye to eye with Gere
(then maybe slightly over five foot 10) And Clooney (who is at max 179 or just 1.80m) and even considering she wore or wore not heels on with him....
I actually did get her height fom an article at 177cm, so either the editor was wrong.. but I think no more than 1.75m