How tall is Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver's Height

5ft 11in (180 cm)

American actress best known for starring in films such as Aliens, Ghostbusters, Working Girl, Galaxy Quest and Gorillas in the Mist. In a 1989 edition of The Dallas Morning News, she commented on her stature, saying: "But I am 5 foot 11 inches tall", and also "I've lost a lot of roles because of my height, I'm 6ft 3 in heels."


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Ian C. said on 27/Apr/16
I recall a parody interview in Esquire in the seventies, and the interviewer asks Weaver, "How tall are you?" And she says, "Five foot ten." And the interviewer says, "What?" And she says," I'm six foot four. Are you happy now?"
John said on 16/Jan/16
@Greg
Galaxy Quest was made when Rickman had alrealy lost an inch or so to his height, so he was 6'0" by then. So Weaver was 5'11" in Galaxy Quest, and unlike Rickman, I believe she hasn't dropped any height as of yet.
Greg said on 14/Jan/16
Looking at Galaxy Quest last night, 6'1" Alan Rickman (RIP, great actor) had about an inch or so on her. Saw her in person 15 years or so ago - she is (or at least was) 6ft, no less.
Big C said on 18/Oct/15
Rob do you think weaver looked 6ft at very young age? If not then maybe close to it? 5ft 11.75? She was a solid very tall woman and still is now I'd say, had to be a strong 5ft 11 in the first alien film.
[Editor Rob: she has claimed six foot once at least!]
Ian C said on 30/Sep/15
Anybody who is shorter than six foot three barefoot is six-three in heels. You just have to wear the right size heels. I'm 300 pounds when I'm holding a barbell.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Sep/15
Can look 5ft11-6ft
184.3cm (Night) said on 5/Aug/15
I just find her comment about losing roles very strange. In the 80's and 90's you had alot of actors who were over 6 foot, no need to wear massive heels all the time. Nowadays i would understand as alot of the big blockbuster actors are under 5'10 even.

Someone like a 6'3 Gwendoline Christie is another story.
Chase Witherspoon said on 3/Aug/15
Ms Weaver seems like my older sister who'd refer to herself as 5'12" before she'd ever confess to being 6'0".... Nevertheless Ms Weaver always appears quite genuine maybe legitimately rounding down from 181cm perhaps..
Mid190s said on 1/Feb/15
Was just watching her towering over her co stars in ghostbusters and decided to look her up!

Gorgeous Amazon Woman!
Sam said on 2/Jan/15
Yeah, she's aged very well IMO, she can look a pretty strong 5'11". Watching Alien as a young teen, I found that climatic confrontation in the panties and tight shirt was uh, very watchable.
sixfooter said on 30/Dec/14
6foot. Still a gorgeous & classy lady, one of the best female actresses ever
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Dec/14
Perlman was 2in taller than her in Alien 4 (not quite up to par with the previous 3 instalments admittedly)
SaveUsY2J said on 1/Sep/14
A peak Perlman was more 6'1 than 6'0 but never mind.
Bud said on 1/Sep/14
In Alien 4 she was at least an inch shorter than 6ft Ron Perlman,she wasn't taller than 5'11.
LAnative said on 24/Jul/14
Unlike other tall actresses, I don't see her on the screen and think, "wow, that lady is tall." All I see is the character she's playing. Love her.
Guy said on 23/Jul/14
In alien she had military boots. Io think she is a solid 181
177cmGuy said on 2/Jul/14
Looked the same height as Michael Biehn in Aliens. She is definite 6'0 at peak.
Just said on 28/Apr/14
She towered over Melanie Griffith in "Working girl".
I.Rojas915 said on 10/Apr/14
5' 11.5" ( 1.82 m ) peak
5' 11" ( 1.80 m ) current
Arch Stanton said on 14/Jan/14
Stephen Lang oddly looks a bit taller in Avatar.
dawn said on 25/Dec/13
Rob,how much do you think she weighed in Alien ?
[Editor Rob: probably around 130-3]
elf said on 15/Nov/13
Women who are 6' or taller usually lie about their height by saying: I'm only 5'11 and a half
Arch Stanton said on 29/Sep/13
Mmm she looks about 1.5 inches shorter than 6'1" Bill Murray in Ghostbusters in flats. I could buy 5'11.5",.
Marc said on 29/May/13
One of her lesser known movies, but, in my opinion, best proformance I have ever seen, was Snow Cake.
Editor Rob said on 24/Nov/12
On a website goinside.com it mentioned "One day Sigourney told me about Pilates. She said it had saved her back, lengthened her height an inch and made her spine younger"
Silent d said on 28/Oct/12
She was taller than ray liotta in heartbreakers and made jennifer love hewitt look like a little girl. I'm pretty sure she wasn't wearing heels in some scenes. Realy tall. She was taller than tim allen. 180cm.
myrtle said on 10/Oct/12
Definitely 6', She's tall, well-proportioned and classy, I love all her
movies especially Aliens
Joey said on 24/Sep/12
I'd go for 5'10 (178cm) barefoot (neither morning nor night)...women too like to round up their height.. tho not as much as men do ( like a 5'10 male celebrity would most likely claim something around the 6ft area)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Aug/12
182-183cm peak, most tall women round down
maio said on 1/Feb/12
Peak: 5 ft 11 in/180 cm
Today: 5 ft 10.25 in/178 cm
Myrtle said on 19/Dec/11
She's 6' ith flat shoes(1/2inch heel)
linke said on 24/Oct/11
she still looks 5'11 and she's like 63.I think she might have been a tad over 5'11.I remember watching this movie called tadpole and she was bit taller than john ritter[both in sneakers].
linke said on 22/Oct/11
Rob in a recent interview she says "So, I thought this is genetic. If I`m changing my name, it`s really their fault and I think I just was always called Sue. And I was this tall, I was six feet tall, I needed a longer name."


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Now that she claimed being 6',how about upgrading her[5'11.5] peak for her.She maybe in the same league as famke????Today,she might have lost half an inch?
[Editor Rob: maybe she rounded up to six for once?]
Greg said on 26/Aug/11
Bumped into her in San Diego about ten years back; standing right next to her, she was noticeably taller than me at that time (I'm 5ft 10) wearing flats. I'm wondering if it's possible she understates her height - I got the impression that she was at in the least 6ft range? She's wafer thin and that probably adds to the impression of height.
TruebloodFan said on 10/Jul/11
@Mr. Kaplan says on 14/May/11

'Watch "Working girl", you can see Weaver tower over many MEN.'

agreed completely. in heels, she was easily taller than 6' Harrison Ford. she absolutely towers them all = 5'11, with heels - 6ft3.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Jun/11
5ft11.5 peak
Kat said on 7/Jun/11
She might be shorter now but I think she was 5'11 in her prime.
Mr. Kaplan said on 14/May/11
"5'10" at the most"?

Watch "Working girl", you can see Weaver tower over many MEN.
Legend said on 7/May/11
Girls don't know jack about height. She's 5'10 at the most.
Poppy said on 4/Apr/11
A few years ago I had the chance to meet Sigourney backstage at a play she was doing in NYC.I'm 5'9" and I was wearing flat heels, and she seemed to be about the same height as myself. But who knows, maybe I'm taller than I thought.
Toby said on 1/Apr/11
She looks like a giant for a woman, but if a man was 5 foot 11 you wouldn't even call him tall. Our perception of height is interesting.
YouCanCallMeBoss said on 24/Mar/11
5'11'' kind of tall? Actresses especially lead need to be taller than the average Woman FYI.
TruebloodFan said on 23/Jan/11
Weaver is 180cm. Nielsen is a possible 182cm. Weaver is tall alright. Taller barefoot than Mel Gibson in normal shoes/lifts; when on heels, visibly taller than legit 6ft1 Harrison Ford in 'Working girl'.
Sasha said on 10/Jan/11
She is listed as 182cm in Guinness book:
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Rob, why don't you write for her something like this:
"Sigourney Weaver's height: 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Peak height was 5 ft 11.75 in (182 cm)"???
Mr. Kaplan said on 16/Dec/10
5'8.5" for Weaver is madness. She clearly looks around six feet tall.
Anonymous said on 11/Oct/07
i think i'm about the same height as her. i do exactly what mattiew mentioned and i downplay my height. i slouch a lot and wear very flat shoes bringing my heiht down to 5'10ish then when i'mm fully upright i'm 6'. i tend not to wear shoes with any sort of heel, but if i wear trainers or well made shoes with low heels, my posture is corrected bringing me to around 6'2".
i like being this tall as a girl, it means i can eat more chocolate and dont look as fat as shorter people, and i can show off very long legs!
glenn said on 6/Oct/07
bumped into her 5 months ago.still seemed close to 5-11.wouldnt pose.i have an old photo ill post one day.
Marcelo C. said on 5/Oct/07
No doubt, she´s roughly 5´10" or a bit more.
Mattiew_^ said on 29/Sep/07
She appears to be 6'0 at least ...

No way she is 5'11 , she must downgrade her height like many tall women / actresses do ...
One of my best friends is 184cm and she claims to be 180 ...
Mr Mayfair said on 10/Jan/07
I saw her fairly regulary around the time of shooting the Alien film (with Charles Dance) at my Cafe, I'd say she was spot on 5.10 then - barefoot.
Anonymous2 said on 22/Dec/06
I sat next to her in a fancy NYC beauty salon about 8 years ago. I'm 5'10" and she easily had an inch on me then.
anonymous2 said on 3/Sep/06
I woudn't be surprised if she is the same height she was 15,20 years ago. She's got fantastic posture. not everyone has lost height by her age.
Random Person said on 25/Aug/06
I am currently watching the television show "Richard and Judy" and Sigourney said that she is 5'11 barefoot.
dmeyer said on 10/Aug/06
give her 182 or 183 at peak
Anthony said on 21/May/06
In her prime, I have no problem saying that she was 6'. In "Alien" she wasn't too far off from 6'3 Yaphet Koto, and she towered over anyone else. In some shots she looked as tall as 6'2 because she was wearing boots a lot of the time. Even now, she still looks to be in the 6' range, I'd say today she is a solid 5'11 1/4 today. She towered over Jennifer Love Hewitt in "Heartbreakers".
trueheight said on 20/May/06
yea in the Locker Room scene in Aliens she looked the tallest out of all the men
Keddy said on 18/May/06
According to the book of guiness in 2000 says that Sigourney is 6'0 183 cm and theres two actor shares her same height and that is GEENA DAVIS & BRIGITTE NIELSEN.
D.K said on 17/Feb/06
The Guiness Book is wrong. Tamara Dobson, the lead actress in Cleopatra Jones, a seventies action flick is 6'3
JUSTMATT said on 7/Jan/06
She is exactly 182 cm and she was measured in the Guinness World records Book with Brigitte Nielsen!!
talker said on 27/Aug/05
I've walked past Sigourney about 20 years ago in NY and she was definitely 6'then.

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