How tall is Amber Benson

Amber Benson's Height

5ft 4 (162.6 cm)

American actress best known for playing Tara Maclay on TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She once remarked on her height and weight, "I have breasts and hips and I am very happy that they are part of me. I weigh 118 and I am 5ft 4. If you saw me in real life, you would think I was on the thin side".. She also claimed in a 2014 interview: "I'm 5'4 1/2, and back then I was, 120lb.". We've met her a few times, these are from Collectormania events in 2008.

Amber Benson height is 5ft 4
5ft 8 Rob, 5ft 8 Jenny and Amber

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Average Guess (16 Votes)
5ft 3.38in (161cm)
Sandy Cowell said on 20/Jan/19
She says she's 5ft4 and 118lbs, and that if you saw her, you'd think she was on the thin side. I believe her implicitly than she's slim. There was a girl in my class of 5ft5, and nobody could believe she weighed 119lbs. She had a fantastic figure with a tiny waist, and stood out as one of the slimmest.

It was with her and another girl, who was 5ft7 and 126lbs, and as skinny as a rake, that I got caught smoking in the bike sheds! We were sent to the Principal, who was very nice about it and served us tea!

Amber gets 5ft4.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 5/Nov/18
@Zampo

Rob said that she had a slight footwear advantage over him in the pic where she looks the tallest, if you see the comment from 27/Jul/14. I have no reason to doubt 5'3.5" for her like you said.
Zampo said on 3/Nov/18
Unless my eyes are deceiving me, I'm struggling to see over 5'3.5 in most of photos aside from the one where she looks the tallest (about 5'4 there with Rob). This points to a greater chance of Amber measuring below 5'4.
Nik said on 15/Jul/18
I think the average vote is too low, I certainly think that Amber Benson is over 5'3.5"!
MAD SAM said on 2/Jul/18
Maybe 5’3.5” at 161.5 cm
Nik said on 7/Oct/17
Nice picture!
Bobby said on 6/Oct/17
Jenny looks shorter than Rob here. I don't think she would have started shrinking back then though, maybe she was dropping height.
even said on 18/Jul/17
she could claim 5 foot 4 but i really don't think shes over 115 pounds .
Canson said on 17/Jun/17
5'3.5
World Citizen said on 26/May/17
5 ft 3 1/2 (1.61M)
Original said on 9/Apr/17
Looks 5'3.
Giorgi said on 13/Mar/17
She must really like you and Jenny, Rob. ;))
Moe said on 23/Nov/16
I think it's time for a downgrade Rob. I'm seeing 5'3.5 max.
sam said on 30/Oct/16
5'4 is a joke for her she's 5'3 or under
Gabe said on 4/May/15
Rob your eye level difference to her is the same I have next to my 164cm girlfriend, and I am 5'9.5"
She looks 160cm on this pic
NBAer said on 17/Apr/15
She looks no more than 160-161cm next to you Rob,i bet she's 163cm with shoes on.
J.Lee said on 18/Nov/14
Rob, she looks like 5 ft 2!
SaveUsY2J said on 29/Jul/14
I agree with Alex on this one, she was shorter than Eliza Dushku and Alyson Hannigan who are both 5'4-4.5 range, Benson is more like a weak 5'4" at best.
Alex 6'0 said on 27/Jul/14
Rob, she had all same footwear as you in the 3 pics? She 5'3-5'3.5 range more in those pics than 5'4
[Editor Rob: in the tallest one a doc martin boot, so a fraction more than me in that one, but others I think she had converse type and me in 0.9in so I have fraction in others.]
Matt 184.7-186.7cm said on 9/Oct/13
Almost average height, this photo emphasizes jenny's tall stature vs average females
Lorne said on 9/Sep/13
5ft3.5 max... She is shorter than Hannigan and Dushku, and looks close to 6 inches shorter than you in the one pic.
avi said on 20/Jul/13
@Rob
Have you been to busy to change her height to 5'2.5 ? Its obvious she is minimum5 inches shorter...
J.Lee said on 19/Jul/13
Rob this looks inaccurate
legit177cm said on 10/Jun/13
rob u have more than 4inches on her i guess she is more like 5'2 or something
Shelly said on 7/May/13
I wonder if she's really 5' 2", maybe 5' 3", but someone who is 5' 4" would not be THAT short. I say 5' 2.5" for her.
J.Lee said on 30/Jan/13
Rob it looks like u are giving girls too much credit for height lately. she looks 5 or 6 inches shorter, not 4
DiscoSTU said on 9/Jan/13
There's no way in hell that's a 4 inch difference! Looks more like a 5.5-6" difference here.
wolf1314 said on 25/Sep/12
rob where are you and jenny from england scotland america, ive seen you wearing celtic tops but i was wondering if you are from scotland or just live there
[Editor Rob: yes we are from Scotland]
Len said on 14/Sep/12
Absolutely gorgeous gal. Probably is more like 5' 3 1/2".

Weird part is she didn't look all that petite on Buffy, but that's a show famous for casting tiny women... Gellar, Hannigan, Dushku, Benz, etc. Charisma Carpenter looked like a giant on that show, and she's only about 5'6" at most.
Maximus Meridius said on 20/Aug/12
Rob you look 5ft 10in rather than 5ft 9in it looks more like a 5 inch difference rather than a 4 inch difference who had more footwear you or her.
[Editor Rob: it varies in those 3 times, the tallest time I think she had like doc martin style boot, other time like a converse, so one case she had maybe 1/3rd more, other case I had 1/3rd more]
Joe257 said on 7/Jun/12
Looks 5'3" MAX, for real! Downgrade her please!
jtm said on 2/Feb/12
i don't know who she is but she really does not look 5'4 in those pictures.
Elaine said on 31/Jan/12
I met her in Birmingham years ago when Buffy was still running, and I was amazed at how tiny she was in person - just goes to show how incredibly thin Alyson Hannigan and Sarah Michelle Gellar were, to make Amber look big! She was really sweet, too.
me said on 11/Jan/12
She looks 5'3... and WOW! On 'Buffy' the girl looks plain as can be, but in real life she's a bonafide stunner! Crazy times!
Sean73 said on 12/Dec/11
Yeah i would go with 5-3 for her.She`s got a very chiseld face like linda hameltins in t-2.Does she workout Rob?
[Editor Rob: I've no idea if she works out, I think she looked quite slim the last time I saw her in glasgow.]
dicksock said on 7/Dec/11
The pictures above show the most gigantic 4" difference I've ever seen. I'm guessing she's more like 5'3" tops.
avi said on 25/Sep/11
Rob, you have 5 inches on her. i come up further than this on 6'5-6'6 guys!lowest possible is 4.75 inches. its more than 4.5 inches
Kostas said on 11/Sep/11
for some reason she appears slightly taller in the bottom middle picture (to me at least).was she wearing the similar sized footwear in all of them?
[Editor Rob: a doc martin style boot in her taller picture, which wasn't more than 1.5 inches]
Mathew said on 5/Aug/11
She looks a little shorter than 5'4" legit.
Alex said on 20/Jul/11
Rob looks 4.5-5 inches taller than her. She looks no more than 5'3 1/2
Parker said on 18/Jun/11
In the check shirts shot with Jenny it does look close to a 5 inch difference. She's in the 5'3-5'4 range for sure.
Dean 5ft 9.25 said on 8/Jun/11
Rob your a mile off surely? My mum is 161.5 and im 175.5(14cm difference) and thats about the same difference! shes 159 tbh or 160 at best possibly surely rob? nowhere near 10cm difference..I reach my 185.5cm mates eyebrows and look closer than this also!
Andrew1995 said on 17/May/11
Rob, don't you think 5'3'' is more likely?

[Editor Rob: I believe she look nearer 5ft 4 than 3]
Legend said on 10/Apr/11
I know for a fact she's not 5'4, mother who is a legitimate 5'4 would never appear that short next to you 5'8 guys. I am certain of it.
runt said on 17/Nov/08
In the third photo, I would've guessed 5-4.5 for Anber, weird.
Jlee said on 17/Nov/08
Jenny looks way taller. She's a tall tall girl. a tall tall girl. A really really really tall girl.
Yaspaa said on 16/Nov/08
BMI is heavily flawed.
Alex said on 13/Nov/08
5'4 at most. I kinda see about 5 inches between her and Jenny. 5'3 3/4 she may be exactly.
Lego said on 13/Nov/08
looks like a mix between Courtney Love and Fergie. neither of them are particularly attractive to me, but Amber is. ;)

judging from all those images she looks 5'4 to me so the listing should be correct.
el toppo said on 13/Nov/08
She looks good now. On Buffy she looked terrible (what with that big ol' pussy pouch!)
Anna said on 14/Oct/08
Yeah shes def 5'4
LILLEE said on 9/Apr/08
SHE ALWAYS APPEARS TO TOWER OVER ALYSON HANNIGAN. WHATS WITH THAT?
AKK said on 4/Jan/08
If she was 118lb, that would give her a BMI of 20(54ish kg, divide by 1.63, divide by 1.63), which is actually kind of underweight for a female. I'm a 5'8 guy, and even with 7 years of putting on fat, I was only 23 BMI when I worked out in the army(and shot up to 72 kg of muscle, which barely pushed 24 BMI). Still, as someone in a guild with me said, she's not even CLOSE to being "fat". It's just that SMG was getting nearly skeletal(possibly almost Calista Flockhart levels), and almost all the girls on the show had to lose weight just to not look gigantic in comparison(which is kind of hard, considering SMG is barely over 5').
danius said on 29/Jun/07
she does not look 5'4, shes not close to rob's eyebrows, an inch below maybe so 5'4 is correct
Kathryn said on 25/Jun/07
looks more like 5'5'' i think. sometimes she´s taller than willow on buffy. and rob, is she slouching in this photo? i guess yeah..=)
Brian said on 2/Jun/07
I saw her at a Fangora convention two weeks ago. She looks much thinner then she did when she was on Buffy. A definite improvement.
Mimi Ka. said on 1/Jun/07
dependes... if you're 1.74, then 1.64 is small i guess!
Jason said on 26/Jan/07
Rob? Rob? What happened to your face?
Linna said on 25/Jul/06
Sorry, there's no way she's 118 pounds.
absent said on 26/Aug/05
164 cm is supposed to be small?

[Editor Rob: distinctly average...although to some people it may feel small.]
CelebHeights Editor said on 25/Aug/05
"Everyone thinks that I'm tall and fat and shy. I'm like, "Well, I'm short and I'm slender and I'm very outgoing" - from buffy magazine.

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