How tall is Alain Delon

Alain Delon's Height

5ft 9 ¾ (177.2 cm)

French actor best known for films such as Le Samourai, Rocco and His Brothers, Eclipse, The Leopard, Lost Command, Purple Noon, Borsalino, Spirits of the Dead and Scorpio. In film The Sicilian Clan, his passport described his height as 180cm.

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Average Guess (23 Votes)
5ft 10.02in (177.9cm)
QM6'1QM said on 10/Nov/20
Beautiful face. Average height.
Sinclair said on 30/Oct/20
Rob, how tall do you think Jean Gabin was at peak?

I recall Alain Delon seemed one to two inches taller than Gabin in Melodie en Sous-Sol and The Sicilian Clan. I found 174cm for Gabin so that could have been accurate for when he was a young man.
Sinclair said on 23/Aug/20
Rob, how tall do you think Maurice Ronet was at his peak? 5’11.5”?

I thought 5’9.75” Delon could sometimes appear less than two inches shorter than Ronet in Purple Noon and The Swimming Pool/ La Piscine. Rob, could you please add The Swimming Pool to Delon’s film credits?
Editor Rob
Yeah, not over 6ft for him, a chance of 182cm
Sinclair said on 4/Aug/20
I would strongly agree with the 5'9.75" listing for Delon. He looked about 177cm tall in many of his films, although he looked more of a strong 5'10" or even 5'11" in Le Samourai, he may have been wearing lifts for that film. I believe Delon did have a slight edge on Jean Paul Belmondo and was a couple of inches shorter than Maurice Ronet, whose page I feel would be another great addition to this wonderful site.
Peter175 said on 15/May/20
He actually looks quite tall in Le'Samourai. I would have guessed he was around 85th percentile male height there.

In other films he looks more an above average height guy.

I'd give me 178.

Also he's very handsome. One of the best looking actors I've ever seen
RichardSpain said on 17/Jan/20
Very close 180 cm exactly exactly 177cm barefoot.
delonfan said on 9/Dec/19
I wonder his peak height...177 ? 180 ? 182 ?

Anyway I watched many alan delon movies and videos, but his body ratio looks only 177 when he was young.
Look the movie Christine, Plein Soleil, The Black Tulip.
His body ratio looks only 177. never 180.

If Alain Delon was 182 or 180 in peak, it means his body ratio is really bad.
Some says Delon is peak 182 and now 177, but his silhouette and body ratio shows peak 177.
I'm sure he was peak 177, and now 170~173.
General healthy person's height reduce 1~1.3cm in 10years after 40 years old, but Delon smoked so a lot as a human ashtray so I guess his height reduced 1~3cm more.

I wonder his peak height...177 ? 180 ? 182 ?

Anyway I watched many alan delon movies and videos, but his body ratio looks only 177 when he was young.
Look the movie Christine, Plein Soleil, The Black Tulip.
His body ratio looks only 177. never 180.

If Alain Delon was 182 or 180 in peak, it means his body ratio is really bad.
Some says Delon is peak 182 and now 177, but his silhouette and body ratio shows peak 177.
I'm sure he was peak 177, and now 170~173.
General healthy person's height reduce 1~1.3cm in 10years after 40 years old, but Delon smoked so a lot as a human ashtray so I guess his height reduced 1~3cm more.

I wonder his peak height...177 ? 180 ? 182 ?

Anyway I watched many alan delon movies and videos, but his body ratio looks only 177 when he was young.
Look the movie Christine, Plein Soleil, The Black Tulip.
His body ratio looks only 177. never 180.

If Alain Delon was 182 or 180 in peak, it means his body ratio is really bad.
Some says Delon is peak 182 and now 177, but his silhouette and body ratio shows peak 177.
I'm sure he was peak 177, and now 170~173.
General healthy person's height reduce 1~1.3cm in 10years after 40 years old, but Delon smoked so a lot as a human ashtray so I guess his height reduced 1~3cm more.

But here's the problem. Click Here
In this video, Delon is much taller than japanese mc and also Delon says he is 180 himself. Also his body ratio and silhouette looks at least 180 or even more.
THe japanese mc's name is nakai masahilo, and his profile height is 165 but his real height is 170.
Click Here

In the video, Delon is much taller than 170 nakai. At least 180.
Even this Delon looks taller than Christine Delon.

Im confused Delon's real height...
Peak body ration and silhouette looks only 177
but this japan video looks at least 180...

I want Delon's real sighting reviews..
Who down there says Delon looked like only 160s in Argentina but i cant believe it
Please anybody write the real sight reviews..
Fabrizio said on 14/Jul/19
Rettifico da giovane 181, ora 178
amin said on 25/Dec/18
hey rob
what do you think about his weight(in Kg)
Editor Rob
He could have been in 150-60 range.
Fabrizio said on 27/Oct/18
Alain delon da giovane era 179 cm ora e'176'
Fabrizio said on 6/Jun/18
Il.giovane delon sfiorava 179 180cm adesso a 82 anni e 176
aljames said on 23/May/18
He had tall great body and looked like a tall guy, had pretty long legs for his height, long arms and so beautifull face. He was about 5ft 11 in his prime
zoki said on 9/Apr/18
Delon was 5ft11 180 cm when he was young. In the movie Texas Across the River from 1966 with Dean Martin they were almost the same height, and Dean was always at least 5ft10.
mande2013 said on 7/Nov/17
Looks just fine for 34 here IMO: Click Here

And in Le Samourai, he looked like a guy in his late 20s or early 30s. Gian Maria Volonte on the other hand did look rather old for 36/37 in both Le Cercle Rouge and Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion. He looked more 44.
mande2013 said on 7/Nov/17
Delon was 34 when Le Cercle Rouge was made. He didn't look any older than that in the film to be honest.
handsome guy said on 12/Oct/17
175cm. no more.
Lolo said on 19/Jul/17
A tall Guy in his prime. No doubt. Minimum 1m80...
Red lobster said on 6/Jul/17
he continued to look good in his 50s.
Robb said on 3/Jun/17
He was extremely good looking. I agree he seemed to have aged very rapidly. He was a sun addict and a human ashtray.He's smoking a cigarette in almost every photo.
Adijos said on 21/Mar/17
5'10" (178 cm)
Arch Stanton said on 18/Mar/17
Yeah, he definitely didn't look 6 ft in shoes like a Brad Pitt, it had to have been a shoe measurement.
Arch Stanton said on 17/Mar/17
@Rob, in The Sicilian Clan a passport lists his height at 1.80. A legit shoe measurement I'm sure. You might want to mention this Click Here It's at 52:55
Editor Rob: barefoot, 180cm seems a bit much, but in shoes eminently believable.
Arch Stanton said on 17/Mar/17
He must have lived and partied extremely hard in the 60s as in The Sicilian Clan he looks to have aged nearly 20 years from the time he made Purple Noon, ten years earlier. Skin looks grey and he looks constantly tired and washed out. In fairness it was 1969, and he could have had any woman he wanted!
Гари said on 26/Oct/16
Oткуда знайте ,что у делона рост 177см?
Jings Chen said on 12/Jul/16
Alain Delon came to buenos Aires in 1979 or 1980 or al ittle later to do maketing also import affairs for his new new product= Alain delon Perfume into Argentine market, his customs agent who had an office on Florida street also was my friends film's agent which was working for Pierri in Argentina; that very morning, I went to see the office on Florida street with Horcio Wide, one of the three partners of Pierri's agent film and by chance that morning Alain delon came to talk with Ferro (nick name), the short guy who was the owner of florida street office; Ferro was an Italian guy as short as 5 foot 3 (159 - 160 cm) and the picture was taken, my friend Horcio was in the picture about two meter distance from Delon; That day Delon wore a dark blue pilot coat, he had very wide shoulder and i measured his height was around 168 cm with shoes; may be after a few decades he got taller, i don't know; Delon had a very nice shape buy french men used to have not tall height; if everybody just viewed his film then said, he was 177, 180 or taller, I don't know, maybe i was wrong since motion picture is a great art, you also turn Micheal Fox looking as a 180 cm big guy....
Jings Chen said on 12/Jul/16
In the begining of 80s, Alan Delon came to Argentina for improving his just made Pefume Alan delon and my friend's were running a clandestine company under covered by Argentine SIDE since the guys' uncle was then one of the important superior chieves of SIDE and their customs depaching agent was a firm which boss had a nick name Ferro something liked that and at taht very morning, I went to visit the office with one of the three partners and had a chance to see Alan in about 3 feet distance and that day Alan wore a wide shoulder pilot; he was actually one inch shorter than me, that year i was 31 and my height was 173cm without shoes; so I suppose Alan was 168 cm in real size since french mem mostly were not tall at that time...

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meezemaker said on 4/May/16
delon is a bit taller tha belmondo. 177 cm is correct for delon, no more. Bermondo about 174. both great actor. was not so small 60 years ago.
Arch Stanton said on 22/Dec/15
@Rob, Delon looked 1.5-2 inches taller than Bronson I think in similar boots. In some scenes it could look just an inch though. Bronson at 5'8.5 and Delon at around 5'10 pretty much checks out,
Editor Rob: it could be on the money for him.
Arch Stanton said on 22/Dec/15
I'll watch Adieu l'ami later, see how he fared with Bronson.
Arch Stanton said on 22/Dec/15
I think he had to have worn lifts in some of his scenes with Anthony Quinn, perhaps to look more imposing. Quinn's posture wasn't great but at times in the film Alain could look almost 6 ft!
Arch Stanton said on 22/Dec/15
@Rob Yeah Belmondo at 5'10 is OK. I'm not sure on Delon, he can really look almost 5'11 at times but others looks in 5'9.5-5'10 range. I think he might have had a bit of a lift in a lot of his films to pull off looking taller. Barefoot with Cardinale he did look about 4 inches taller, Delon around 5 ft 10 I think is most accurate though.
Editor Rob: I think out of them both Alain might have been a guy with better posture.
Arch Stanton said on 19/Dec/15
See him with Cardinale now! Click Here He;s actually three years older!
Arch Stanton said on 19/Dec/15
Rob, I think we're being a tad stingy with 177 actually. I've seen most of the above films and he can pull off looking close to 5'11 on occasion. I think he might have worn lifts to pull off looking taller at times though. It's difficult to have him at 177 and Belmondo at 179 though, he looked easily as tall. I think something like 5'10.25 might be a better shout. With Cardinale barefoot he looked a solid 5 ft 10 er, though it was on the beach. Perhaps go with 5 ft 10 flat for now and see a few of his films and what you think.
Editor Rob: I can't remember how he looked with charles bronson, but maybe belmondo is too high, alain could pull off 178 himself.
Arch Stanton said on 19/Dec/15
In some scenes he could look 6 ft with Anthony Quinn, in others 5'10.5-5'11 range, bt Quinn's posture was poor. On the beach with Claudia Cardinale he did look around 5 ft 10.
Arch Stanton said on 17/Dec/15
Rob, can you add Lost Command, Purple Noon and Borsalino?
Arch Stanton said on 17/Dec/15
Had to have worn massive lifts in Lost Command, he was barely shorter than 6'1.5 Anthony Quinn!!
gachakun said on 7/Oct/15
peak 175-176cm
today 170cm
Borsalino said on 18/Aug/15
I have seen a thousand movies and photos with Delon and Belmondo . Delon 179-180 cm and Belmondo 177-178 cm . Anyway Delon a bit ' higher ... more
Click Here min. 3.29
Arch Stanton said on 31/Jul/15
Not a chance of 182 Ex. man!! You could argue anything in 177-9cm range. said on 21/Jul/15
its because he IS tall range. i mean just look at his long legs on pictures where he is on the beach for example. the old listing on the internet was 182cm which could be accurate for the young delon. no need for lifts at all in his case.
Arch Stanton said on 4/Jun/15
He looks noticeably taller in Le Samourai than I've sene him in other films, he really does look tall range in it. I think he might be wearing lifts.
Arch Stanton said on 4/Jun/15
Rob, we might be undercutting his peak height here.
In the film Le Samourai he's stood against a height chart and honestly he looks near 6 ft in shoes against it. Even accounting for being a bit away from it he looks like he's comfortably 5'11 range in shoes and near 6 ft. Something like 5'10.5 isn't impossible, but of course we can't rule out lifts. He really did look like he'd be near 6' in shoes against it though. I didn't think he looked 5 ft 11 with Lancaster, although 5'10 range is arguable.

Here's the chart, the thicker one below his head is 1.80m and upper one is 1.85m Click Here Now I know that being stood away from it can make you seem taller against i as in that photo but if you see it in the film from a better angle really he's easily over 1.80m in shoes.
[Editor Rob: since the camera looks like it might be below his eyes I think it's adding a bit of height to his appearance there.] said on 1/Jun/15
i think its his current height. he looked tall in his youth, i would say a 5'11 minimum
SHAHROOZ said on 12/Feb/15
The big problem which exist here is that we don't know whether it's the peak hight or current height (of course for someone). Here we have
We don't know 1.77 cm is for his yoth or it is his recent height.
Plz mention it here. Tnx a lot
Dmeyer said on 13/Jan/15
He can look taller than 179cm belmondo
viapto said on 12/Nov/14
He looks taller than 1.78 cm christopher lambert.and look taller than 1.79 cm jean paul belmondo. said on 26/Oct/14
whenever i see him on pictures as a young guy he always looks like a male model with very long legs and a tall appearance, so i personally agree with the 5'11 peak height(maybe more).he looks tall.thats it.
Arch Stanton said on 24/Oct/14
Didn't look even close to 181 Fabrizio. Weak 5'10. If you don't get why this guy had so much female attention aside from looks you only have to watch L'Eclisse, particularly towards the end. This guy could have had any woman he wanted when he was younger!
Arch Stanton said on 8/Oct/14
177 seems a good shout, he's looks near 5'10 next to Lancaster in Scorpio. said on 28/Jul/14
diavolo could you post any source of that?
diavolo said on 24/Jul/14
I saw him being described as 174 cm (5'8.5").
horacle said on 31/May/14
he was at least 180cm, even now he looks a strong 180cm (lifts?)
Jeff C said on 7/May/14
Mike that's exactly my point, he was barely taller than Charles Bronson and Bronson was a weak 5'8". That is why I went with 5'9.5" peak. However, he did look tall in "Le Samourai" Melville great camera angles.
Mike said on 27/Apr/14
I think Delon was closer to 5'9" (175-176cm) as he appeared to be only about an inch taller than 5'8" Charles Bronson as mentioned in the movie "Honor among Thieves." In fact, there was a scene in which they were both barefoot and the height difference was barely noticeable.
Johnny said on 15/Apr/14
Looks like Rob Lowe :)
Arch Stanton said on 11/Mar/14
182 is a joke for sure Tunman!! You could argue 5'10" but he wasn't 5'11" range although in some of his French and Italian films at times he can look tallish next to short actors.
176,2Tunman said on 7/Feb/14
180 is too high even for a Young Delon.He's shorter than legit 180 Depardieu and there is definitely less than 20cm between him and 160 Romy Schneider.177 is probably right and you can argue about 178 but no more.
5'9 3/8"Tunman said on 31/Jan/14
Yes arch, the difference looked about 2-2,5in rather than 3 but to me Lancaster seemed to struggle to look 6'1 at 50, perhaps he lost some height prematurily, who knows? Anyways a flat 5'10 is not completely excluded for Delon but I still think the 177 listing is bang on. Funny that he was listed at 182 in most other sites. Clearly they aren't as serious as Rob's
Arch Stanton said on 30/Jan/14
Delon was one of those guys who could look both short and average even tallish at times depending on the people around. Ewan McGregor is another of those guys so it must be something about that 5'9.5"-5'10 sort of range that can vary a lot in comparisons with people. It looks tall to a 5'5" er and short to a 6'4" er!!
Arch Stanton said on 30/Jan/14
Well Sam and Tunman, he certainly wasn't towered by Lancaster in The Leopard. In fact at times the height difference could look only 2 inches, but I think about 3 is OK.
5\'9 3/8" Tunman said on 29/Jan/14
A weak 5'10 in the leopard, this listing seems perfect
Sam said on 27/Jan/14
Delon certainly makes a case for Toshiro Mifune and Charles Bronson being 5'8" tops, since he seemed to have 2 inches over both in the mediocre (other than its cast) Red Sun.
Arch Stanton said on 23/Jan/14
I thought any guy under 189cm and 250 pounds wasn't attractive Rampage? Do you think Delon would be better looking at 6'5" and 250?
Sam said on 22/Jan/14
Rampage, do you have a man-crush on young Alain Delon?
Jeff C said on 22/Jan/14
Thank you Rob for this listing, I know I have made some request in the past regarding his height. Delon was a huge star in the 60's and 70's in Europe and many other parts. I still feel his peak was 5'9.5, in the movie Honor among thieves he was an inch and a half taller than Charles Bronson. I think Bronson was a weak 5'8. Nevertheless, I think you are pretty close on this one.
little sue said on 21/Jan/14
Perfect looking specimen!! looks, height, build
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Jan/14
Dayum! look at him...they don't make them like that anymore.
That's what I call a movie star
Sam said on 21/Jan/14
Thanks for adding him, Rob. He can look 5'10" range...if he's 177 cm (which is believable) than Depardieu is closer to 5'10" than 5'11" because there wasn't much between them. said on 20/Jan/14
yes this listing is very good..although i have seen a lot of pics of him wearing lifted boots and 5'8 charles bronson never looked shorter than him
Arch Stanton said on 20/Jan/14
Nice one Rob. Agreed on 177cm, could look shorter at times but he didn't look shorter than this next to Burt Lancaster in The Leopard.
Arch Stanton said on 20/Jan/14
It's really difficult to see Delon at 5'10" or over really. In Rocco and his brothers he's barefoot and boxing and really looks more 5'9" range in frame. I'd go with 177cm.

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