Vanessa Williams Height
5ft 6in (168 cm)
American actress best known for roles in films such as Eraser, Shaft, Soul Food and the tv series Ugly Betty. When in Miss America, her stats were listed as 5ft 6 and 110lbs and on twitter she mentioned " i'm only 5'6""
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Steve said on 22/Nov/15
My wife got her order graph when she was doing kiss of the spider woman on Broadway years ago . My wife is five 3 1/2 and wears flats because she has a disability she was still taller than Vanessa who was wearing a slight heel on cowboy boots I bet she's only 5'2"
kikisf said on 9/Feb/12
I met her and was shocked that she was so petite. I am 5'6.5" and was wearing flats she had on heels and was still much shorter. I think she is 5'4" tops
Demiere said on 4/Sep/11
Vanessa L. Williams had to meet a requirement for the title of Miss America. In the movie Soul Food she towered over Vivica Fox sho's about 5'8. It was probably her heels that made her 5'10 so she has to be 5'6-5'7. She's not short. At all!
P said on 28/Jun/11
there is no way she could be 5'6"!!!in hanna mantana she wore 3" hills and miley was in flats and the diffrence was about 3" and half max! miley is 5'4"1/2 the most so she would be 5'5"!!
Anonymous said on 13/Feb/11
We are all Gods Children, in my eyes we are all part of one race the human race, we should always be proud of our heritage, but embrace each other as fellow human beings!
said on 28/Jan/11
She is black. She says so here Click Here
Oh, and I met her too. I'm 4'11.5", and she did not tower over me. She wasn't much taller, so 5'6" seems generous. I say no way.
said on 28/Jan/11
Vanessa Williams identifies as a black woman. A lot of blacks come in varied shades and hues. We are all mixed up. It's because she's beautiful and successful that people nitpick to dilute her blackness. But sorry, she claims BLACK. And she was the first BLACK Miss America.
Her own words here: Click Here
Anonymous said on 13/Dec/10
I can't dispute the percentage of white/black ancestry in Vennnessa L Williams from her two parents. However I beg to question you on your comparison of the amount of white ancestry of Venessa L Williams,as compared to Halle Berry. You are saying that Venessa Williams is 60% white and 40Percent black,thus more white than black,compared to Halle Berry being only 50 percent white,and 50 percent black. Well you are assuming that Halle Berry,along with having a white mother,she has a pure 100 percent black father.How do you know Halle's father is predominantly of black decent,he may for alll you know,be of more than a little white ancestry,same as Venessa's mother is,(although by Venessa's father's almost completely white looking appearance,her mother's appearance does not lean more towards white features,though I don't doubt that she has white ancestry). So you can't knowledgeably say that Venessa L Williams is of more white ancestry than Halle Berry is,because you don't really know the full ancestry of Halle's black father.
j.cr said on 29/Sep/07
because 90-odd percent of african americans have brown eyes of some shade. not many have green or blue eyes, especially those who are in the public eye. you'd think a tv/exmodel would do more poses etc... oh and she's half white, you're right. and half african american
glenn said on 5/Aug/07
how is that unusual? she is obviously part white.she is nice but rarely poses.
j.cr said on 5/Aug/07
yeah id totally tap that. blue eyes for an african american which is definately unusual. was she nice glenn?
Zach said on 1/Aug/07
Who cares how tall she is. She's friggin hot hot hot...
RICHARD said on 27/Jul/07
I watched The Odyssey in the 9th grade and she looked at least 5'9' in some scenes,however she was barefoot and she still looked this tall. I actually believe she is over 5'6
Roji G. said on 27/Jul/07
this woman is GORGE-OUSE! i mean WOW! i have olive skin colour..kinda like hers, n i hope i'll look juz as STUNNING! as her when i'm her age...or even half her age!
Hollands Hope ina Dutch said on 27/Jul/07
V. Williams is hot stuff for a older gal.You don't win beuty pagents for nothing. I always though was a lil taller than 5'6. Well thats camera action for you.
Franco said on 26/Jul/07
while i have no reason to doubt 168cm she actually looks 170cm in that pic with shoes/heels!
maybe she's 165cm even.
glenn said on 26/Jul/07
its weird with her rob.she has turned me down in the early 90s and in 2001 too.my friends got turned down last year.
Del Mar said on 26/Jul/07
Still quite hot, in the age of 44 or what she is! Always wondered what etnicity she has, half black and half white? If she's in heels here, she could be below 5-6 though.
said on 26/Jul/07
extremely difficult to obtain a posed photo with.she always declines.this was inside the event,so thats probably why.never mean.nice,but shoots down the photo requests.
[Editor Rob: so that's good you got her, a rare one. Wonder why she turns down the requests...you could probably photograph this girl from any angle and with bad lighting and she'd still look good!]
Anonymous said on 16/Jul/07
she is a true 5'6. just saw a recent pic of her with 5'8 ali landry, and she only looked a tad smaller. she holds her own next to very tall people.absolutely stunning women.
Elizabeth said on 19/Jan/07
Jesus, did anyone see how much Rebecca Romijin TOWERED over Vanessa Williams in tonight's episode of Ugly Betty? Unless Rebecca's heels were way bigger, it's possible that Vanessa is shorter than 5'6". Rebecca literally looked 6-7 inches taller.
Realme said on 14/Jan/07
She looks so much taller on , "Ugly Betty." It's probably because she always has on four inche heels on though.
victoria's secret model said on 30/Nov/06
she's definetly 5.6"
175cm16andgrowing said on 7/Jan/06
To me she looks 5'4 and 120lbs...
[Editor Rob: I'm not sure how reliable the miss america listings are...I mean, they give various people 1/4 inches, so on the surface it appears reasonable although just a glance at some pics and many times she doesn't really look 5ft 6, so hmm]