How tall is Whitney Houston ?

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Whitney Houston's Height is 5ft 8in (173 cm)

American Singer and Actress from The Bodyguard. She said on Primetime: "I'm 5-foot-7 and thin" but she also said 5ft 8 in the past.
Comment on the Height of Whitney Houston

Rojina said on 3/Oct/15
Medics ALWAYS underestimate height!
Anon said on 25/Aug/15
I always thought Whitney was 5ft9 because something has convinced me I must have read it somewhere. But I thought she looked quite tall for a girl as well. So very surprised to realize she was 5f6 on autopsy. But im sure you shrink on death and not being able to stand up straight and stretch your spine.
Hautney said on 25/Jul/15
So surprised to me that those celebrities always lie about their heights, I saw she and Mariah Carey perform When You Believe and she is 1 or 1.5 inches taller than Mariah, and now she is 5'6, what's that supposed to mean? In China here, Mariah Carey is claimed 5'9.
SHAHROOZ said on 11/Jul/15
I saw a documentary about her death yesterday and the doctor mentioned he was measured her for dissection and she was 167. I think it is available on youtube.
M said on 11/Feb/15
When somebody is measured in lying position (like it is a case in autopsy) then you even get more in height than you have when you measured in standing position, because your vertebra is elongated to its maximum, so if the Whitney was measured by autopsy like 5'6" (they never make mistakes in autopsy measurements) then she probabbly had been even shorter than 5'6''.
DiadicMagick said on 5/Feb/15
Look, SCREW the darn autopsy! That listed the height of a DEAD PERSON in the advanced stages of rigor mortis, for goodness sake! What good is that? The height of a LIVING Whitney Houston is only relevant here. If Whitney had really been as short as 5' 6" (not that that's even short, for a woman, though), she'd be standing shoulder-to-shoulder with people like Miley Cyrus and Simon Cowell (barefoot, ideally!)! Ha, can you imagine?! What a laugh! Whitney was 5' 7"-to-5' 8" for sure! Guessing her now-tragic daughter Bobbi Kristina is (was??) about 5' 3"...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Dec/14
Rob, wouldn't somewhere between 5ft7 and 5ft8 be closer since claimed both?
[Editor Rob: it's a possibility, she could have been somewhere above 5ft 7 and near 8 and went with 5ft 7, her autopsy was 5ft it's very possible.]
Bishop said on 18/Dec/14
If autopsy was always correct, Tupac would have been 6 feet.
kay said on 26/Nov/14
why did the autopsy say she was only 5'6"? they had to have measured wrong, there's no way.
Blabs said on 18/Sep/14
Easily 5' 8" - no doubt about it. She was a statuesque woman. She usually towered over most people around her, and she was almost equal in height to 5' 9" Mariah Carey in the video for 'When You Believe' (when both are wearing similar heels). R.I.P.
cc said on 21/Aug/14
...well, if she said she's 5'7, then why not list her as that? i tend to believe the lower height when celebs give two heights. u can't really be bith. sure, u are slightly maybe an inch taller in the morning, but that lasts like an hour.
Dom said on 23/Jul/14
I think she's always looked a solid 5'9 or a bit more. Was about the same height a s Bobby Brown.
Jersey said on 26/Jun/14
If whitney was 5'6 then how tall is Mariah? Mariah always were higher heels than Whitney Click Here
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RiseOfTheKing said on 13/May/14
Rigor mortis was present during Whitney's autopsy. Rigor mortis makes it hard and virtually impossible to accurate measure the height of the body. So it's quite possible that Whitney Houston was in fact between 5'8'-5'9". Whitney's passport and old modeling comp card from Wilhelmina Modeling Agency that included her height and body measurements had her listed at 5'8"
Jeff said on 8/Apr/14
@Ian: Here is she before autopsy,
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Ian said on 18/Jan/14
Autopsy confirmed that she was 5ft and 6 inches.
cuTienOLi said on 5/Oct/12
Many said she's 5'7", some says 5'8"... Ricky minor on whitney's funeral says she's 5'10"... I saw a pic of nippy with michael jackson. They just have the same height...
That's all! I love U! I love U! Sooooooo much my dear, love Nippy!
cuTienOLi said on 5/Oct/12
Many said she's 5'7", some says 5'8"... Ricky minor on whitney's funeral says she's 5'10"... I saw a pic of nippy with michael jackson. They just have the same height...
That's all! I love U! I love U! Sooooooo much my dear, love Nippy!
runt said on 14/Feb/12
Which was more gorgeous? her voice or her face?
Carolyn Eastwood said on 13/Feb/12
I was out hin Santa Monica celebrating my birthday when my brother in law told me Whitney had died. I never knew she was that tall, I am 5' 7.5'' so I think we were just about the same height, that somehow makes me feel closer to her...God rest her soul, I have also battled with the same addiction problems, I never thought about that until now.....
In response to Sion said on 13/Feb/12
You'd have to have mush for brains to think that Mariah Carey is only 5'6", when she's obviously about 5'9".
Sinéad said on 12/Feb/12
She was thin and elegant, had a slender figure, like a model. I suppose that 173 cm is the right figure.
Jennifer said on 12/Feb/12
I'd say Whitney is at least 5'8 to 5'9.. She always looks quiet tall to me Even barefooted...

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Same height as J Hudson, i know Whitney almost NEVER wears platformed heels or a wedge... J Hudson WAS wearing some kinda wedge this event..
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jtm said on 12/Feb/12
i would say closer to 5' whitney houston.
Mr. R said on 12/Feb/12
I am ABSOLUTELY DEVASTATED by Whitney Houston's death. Here in LA there is a huge sadness tonight. Today is my birthday, and my heart is heavy.
Josh B said on 11/Feb/12
RIP :(
Sion said on 10/Feb/12
Whitney is definitely 5' 8" - she's taller than Mariah Carey, who's about 5' 6.5", and Oprah Winfrey (roughly 5' 7"). I've seen footage of Whitney barefoot and she still looked quite tall.
Jill said on 16/Jul/07
"Ad", Whitney and Celine have never been on stage together. Never.
Sam said on 5/Jul/07
in this picture with Glenn, Whitney looks like a strong 5"7
Sam said on 8/May/07
anyway Mariah would be only 5'4'' if Whitney was 5'8''. i think Whitney is 5'9''.
Franco said on 1/May/07
max 5'7.5
mcfan said on 19/Sep/06
Whitney is lucky if she's 5'7. How did she ever get to 5'8?
Brad said on 6/Aug/06
I agree about the tabloid things. It is far worse than anybody realizes. 5' 9" is about right.
J. said on 19/May/06
Hey Glenn, I sent you an e-mail ...because I'm nosy. lol
Glenn said on 18/May/06
I agree Rob.
Glenn said on 18/May/06
The tabloid stuff was true.Im afraid to get Rob or myself in me. tell you there.unless Rob thinks its safe.

[Editor Rob: best not to mention anything on here...about any whitney 'dodgy dealings' so to speak...]
Eric said on 17/May/06
Glenn, what sorry stuff did you see, please tell me and when was this?
Ad said on 8/May/06
Whitney is a 5'9 or '5'10 at least.

Mariah is one very tall gal who towered over Donetella Versace and Beyonce during a fashion show ( all three were wearing 4-5 inch heels and next to each other rod straight at the end of the run way) .... and Mimi was also taller than most of the US Marines she went visiting just 2 years back. And Mariah's 5'8 at least.

And Mariah wears the highest of heels!!! Sometimes I see her wearing 6-7 inch heels since she'got nice big feet.

And when the two voice divas were standing next to each other during so many occasions when promoting 'When you Believe' .. Whitney wore manly flat formal shoes while Mariah was as usual in towering heels .... and still only matched Whitney's height! Many occasions !

Also , during Divas Live , Celine Dion who's 5'7 and in towering heels was again next to manly-shoe-ed Whitney ..... and was still 3-4 cm shorter than Whitney.

Miss Houston, ex-model and all.... is def. a 5'10 approx. 'cos she matches bobby brown and towered over her fans....
Glenn said on 6/May/06
Yeah,I saw some sorry stuff Id rather not repeat.use your imagination.
Eric said on 5/May/06
Maybe the drugs made her shrink a bit
Taylor said on 4/May/06
Remember, Whitney used to model. The bare minimum for a model even with a face like that is 5'7". She's scraping by at around 5'8".
Glenn said on 28/Apr/06
Weird photo and posing.I have another where she is 3 inches taller than me in heels.she is 5-6.5 or 5-7.
Ken said on 27/Apr/06
In that pic she looks 5'5-5'6, because glenn is leaning down (backwards).
Perry said on 20/Apr/06
If Whitney has heels on in that pic then shes probably about 5ft4..........!!
ForensicNYC said on 3/Apr/06
Glenn please are 5'8" and stooping down in the photo...she is stretching can Whitney Houston be 5'8"?
riddler said on 3/Apr/06
I agree, whitney is definetly more like a tall 5'6. 5'9 for mariah? ARE YOU CRAZY!? MC is more like 5'5-5'6.
MrTall said on 16/Mar/06
Here is Whitney Houston next to Mariah Carey wearing the exact same heels. Mariah looks .5 inches taller since Whitney's hair is a bit puffy.
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Danimal said on 22/Jan/06
Definitely NOT 5'8" next to Glenn. I can see close to 5'7" though.
CelebHeights Editor said on 22/Jan/06
Glenn with Whitney pic - both look leaning a bit.
Danny said on 2/Nov/05
She 5'7.75 right Rob
Danny said on 18/Sep/05
Rob, I think it would be accurate if you change Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston height to 171 172 because bobby brown look about 7cm taller
~Nate said on 31/Aug/05
No actually Whitney is at least a bare minimum of about 5'8 and change, my friends have met her many times and said that when she was wearing sandals Whitney and my friend Christina met and Chris is about 5'9-5'10 and she said they looked eye to eye. Meaning since Mariah is 5'9 and Whitney and her are about the same height then Whitney has to be at least 5'9.

[Editor Rob: she's said 5ft 7 on a few occasions but has also said 5ft 8. I'm starting to think 172-3 is possible. I don't give up on mariah though...her and whitney are very close in height]
CelebHeights Editor said on 29/Aug/05
She's also stated in Good Housekeeping magazine: "5ft 8, but I'm comfortable at 125 to 130lbs"
Z2 said on 25/Aug/05
There was an old Music Awards or VMA's back in the 90's where Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey had to wear the exact same outfit and exact same sized heel. Whitney and Mariah were about the same height. So how can Mariah be 5'9" if she looked to be around Whitney's height? That's because Mariah is not 5'9" and is closer to 5'5"(ish) and Whitney is closer to 5'6".
MHouillon said on 4/Aug/05
She wears high heels, okay. But she's definitely not under 5'8".

[Editor Rob: even though she's said she is 5ft 7 and Mr R has chatted with Bobby Brown for 10 minutes and estimated Brown's height, by which comparing him and his wife Houston could be what she said...Mr R can't always be wrong ;) I do agree though that her and Mariah's heights are very close and both may well be 172-3cm...]
Mr. R said on 18/Mar/05
Bobby Brown is not 5'11". I met him at the HBO party after Whitney's live HBO concert. I spoke to him for 10 minutes. He is 5'9".
J. said on 18/Mar/05
You know, Bobby does look 5'9"-5'10" in that picture above ... but on many of his arrest sheets (AND THERE ARE MANY!) he's listed as 5'11". Back during his New Edition days, he look 6 feet plus but that was because he was so skinny. Intresting ...

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