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Marilyn Monroe height: 5ft 5.5in (166 cm)

American actress best known for movies like Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Some Like it Hot, The Seven Year Itch, How to Marry a Millionaire, Let's Make Love, The Misfits, River of No Return and Niagara. Her official site gives her this height and 140lbs, although she was typically nearer 120 range. Her vital statistics given in the 50's vary, but generally these were Bra Size 36, waist 23 inches, Hips 34-5 inches.

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Sam says on 2/Apr/15
Probably been linked before but her Department of Defense passport states 5'5.5" and 118 pounds.
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177cmGuy says on 7/Mar/15
5'5 it's the most traditional height for a U.S female. Certain body proprtions can make you look tall or short but they don't actually tell you the exact height. Somebody might look tall or short but doesn't always mean they are.
Arch Stanton says on 4/Nov/14
Rob any chance of a photo from preferably Some Like it Hot era and adding The Misfits, River of No Return and Niagara? I think her role in Monkey Business, a majestic comedy film wasn't really that notable, it was largely all Grant and Ginger, and Bus Stop was a piece of **** of course hehe.
littlesue says on 20/Aug/14
Think people forget she was pregnant in Some Like it Hot and also Lets Make Love so she was fully in boobs and belly. Its a bit ridiculous how the 'Size 16' club in Britain have her as their role model as Marilyn, even at her largest would have measured a current size 16, a 12 maybe at the most
Sam says on 19/Aug/14
She was very curvy in Some Like It Hot, probably closer to the 140 lbs. mark then, she did look good in The Misfits.
littlesue says on 23/Jun/14
Agree she looks good in the misfits' looked luscious in SOme LIke it Hot too, nice curvy figure, she went really skinny the year she died, not a good look for marilyn
Arch Stanton says on 19/Jun/14
Best I saw her look was in The Misfits. She really does look very beautiful and lovely in that film. Most of the 50s though she looked too tacky and platinum blonde for my taste. She had beautiful innocent looking eyes though and a cute smile.
Arch Stanton says on 19/Jun/14
This looks questionable actually next to Eli Wallach in The Misfits. He was 2 or 3 inches taller and she was in heels!
walter says on 13/Jun/14
Aside the authopsy that confirms her height (1,66 m), you can watch her standing up close to Ethel Merman in the final number "There's no business like show business" and both Marilyn and Ethel are the same height and Merman 's height was 1,66 m
Brad says on 11/Jun/14
My mother walked by her lots of times when we lived near Sutton Place, so did I in one of those big baby buggies but don't ask me she just shook my rattle. Weak 5' 6" is the height.
walter says on 26/May/14
Monroe was 5' 5 1/2" is written in her authopsy and in other documents, case closed
Mon says on 16/May/14
If she was 5ft 5.5in she would likely have been rounded up to 5'6'' which was a height commonly attributed to star actresses of that era (apparently it was thought ideal for PR purposes). Doubtful she was even 5'5''. She looked taller onscreen or in stills because she was very photogenic, but next to Russell ... well, see for yourself

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Mon says on 14/May/14
Not quite that tall. Look at her with 5'7'' Jane Russell.
little sue says on 29/Dec/13
Remember Frank 2 who used to post on here? his Mom must have had some sort of job at the film studio's in the 40's and 50's as he remembers monroe,Liz Taylor etc visiting his MOm's house. He always reckoned Monroe was the same height as his MOther which was around 5ft 4
Arch Stanton says on 24/Dec/13
Rob can you add The Seven Year Itch to this list. Spot on I'd say at 5'5.5.
(S)aint 185 says on 6/Dec/13
Her driver license says 5'5 3/4". Search it for yourself.
Arch Stanton says on 1/Sep/13
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Without makeup..
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Belen says on 12/Jun/13
She is the most beautiful woman I've ever seen, but there's no way she was 5'5'' tall, that might be the way in which today's industry tries to approximate her to today's the movies she seems soooo small. I believe she was short, and not skinny...she was perfect the way she was.

Attractive yes, but not a natural beauty. I don't think she looks sooo small at all, in fact I think the could look tallish at times, average at others, not short like somebody like Teresa Wright or Debbie Reynolds. For some reason I've got the feeling that she smelled of greasy chips and bacon. Something made me think that she'd smell of fat, lord knows why!!
Arch Stanton says on 1/Sep/13
Spot on, weak 5'6".
Sam says on 25/Jun/13
Certainly no less than as listed. In her pics with Cary Grant from Monkey Business, she makes him look shorter than I've seen him look any place else. He looks often approximately 5 inches taller than her, not around 8 inches. However, in the picture with Monroe, Grant and Joe DiMaggio, Cary Grant does seem to be taller than DiMaggio, probably by a inch+.
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little sue says on 13/Jun/13
I never thought Marilyn looked short, she was easily around 5ft 4.5 to 5ft 5.5
Belen says on 12/Jun/13
She is the most beautiful woman I've ever seen, but there's no way she was 5'5'' tall, that might be the way in which today's industry tries to approximate her to today's the movies she seems soooo small. I believe she was short, and not skinny...she was perfect the way she was.
Chris says on 3/Nov/12
Her wax-work in Madam Tussauds is shorter than the listed height - but I'm not sure if the wax-works are completely accurate with regards to height. I stood next to her representation in the same pose, wearing the same height of heels and we looked almost exactly the same height - I am 5'3 (possibly and a half).
amber says on 24/Oct/12
Most woman of an average height would be underweight at 115-118 lbs. Ask your doctor, ladies. Please do not put impossible or unhealthy expectations on your own body according to someone's opinion. I am 5'5" and a normal build. I went to my doctor because I felt my weight was out of control and he told me I was only 20 lbs. overweight, at most. I thought I was over 60 lb.s overweight. 140-150 lb.s is a very healthy weight, as is 115-120s. It's just the way we are supposed to be.

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