How tall is Barbara Hershey

Barbara Hershey's Height

5ft 4 (162.6 cm)

American actress best known for roles in films such as The Entity, Last Summer, Black Swan, Insidious, Boxcar Bertha, The Last Temptation of Christ, Portrait of a Lady, Hannah and Her Sisters, The Right Stuff,, The Stunt Man and Falling Down. In a 1990 Daily LA news article, it mentioned her "Looking shorter than her 5-foot-4 [frame]"

How tall is Barbara Hershey
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Average Guess (6 Votes)
5ft 4in (162.6cm)
Sandy Cowell said on 18/Sep/23
Itโ€™s as well that Barbaraโ€™s Carla has just a good friend in Cindy, played by the late Margaret Bye.

I found 170cm for Margaret, but she looks rather shorter.
She was born on the 24th October, 1942, and passed away on the 24th March, 2016. She was such a lovely friend to Carla that she deserves a page! She had a creep for her other half as well, called George! ๐Ÿ‘… Those two ladies were ideally suited as friends.
Sandy Cowell said on 18/Sep/23
What a louse of a boyfriend she had, scampering off and leaving his girl on her own with her kids. Thatโ€™s no man - thatโ€™s a mouse and a coward!
Sandy Cowell said on 18/Sep/23
Barbara was in some shockers, thatโ€™s for sure, but I think The Entity was the scariest. I knew it had a frightful ending, but Iโ€™d forgotten just how disgusting it was, the demon using the โ€˜cโ€™ word as she entered her own premises. ๐Ÿคช

When I first saw it, at 22, I suspected that her attacker might be the spirit of her errant boyfriend, and father to her son, Billy, but now I feel that something with such evil in him must be of a demonic nature.

5ft4. Barbara is also great in Black Swan, Falling Down and Insidious. These are the only ones of hers that I have, and Iโ€™d like to see more.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 2/Oct/21
Actually, Barbara could quite easily pass for taller, to the tune of one-and-a-half inches or so.

Miss Sandy Cowell said on 1/Oct/21
I found out only recently that 'Boxcar Bertha' is a Martin Scorsese film, his second one I think, which makes it that much more appealing to buy myself a copy. She'll be in her prime too, as the movie hails from 1972, but this lady has always looked pukka and has aged very well.

5ft4. ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ˜‰๐ŸŒน
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 3/Dec/19
I never tire of Barbara Hershey films because they're all so different, and often controversial. Right from when I saw her at 22 in 'The Entity', I knew she had something special to offer the wonderful world of showbusiness.

I just turned over to find Barbara starring in a film called 'Ted Bundy: Stranger Beside Me' - a Ted Bundy movie I actually haven't heard of. Barbara stars as a woman working in the Police department and her hair is shorter than usual and gorgeously thick. She is wearing some kind of heel, giving rise to a smart, trouser-suited professional look.

I know Barbara to be 5ft4 - and that's what she looks in this, bearing in mind the heel, which levitates her height to around 5ft6, so 5ft4 it'll be! ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿ’
Barry Jaye said on 22/Jul/19
I met her in 1969. I thought she had the most beautiful complexion and was very short maybe 5'1 certainly not 5'5.So pretty.
Sandy Cowell said on 15/Apr/17
Thanks Rob! ๐Ÿ‘
Sandy Cowell said on 14/Apr/17
@ Rob - Barbara was also in the brilliant shocker 'Insidious'! Now you HAVE to add that!!!
Arch Stanton said on 13/Mar/17
@Rob, can you squeeze in Last Summer? One of her signature films I think, belongs after The Entity.
Sandy Cowell said on 13/Dec/16
Eek! That should have read 'there ARE some truly scary moments....'
I do apologize!
Sandy Cowell said on 12/Dec/16
@ Arch Stanton. - Hello Arch! You won't be disappointed if you see her in 'Riding the Bullet'! I bought it despite reading mixed internet reviews; I think the fact that Tobe Hooper rates it as one of his very best in ages carried more weight for me than the rantings of the few who didn't appreciate the complexity of the story!
Anyhow, Barbara plays the redheaded Mum of the central character and there a some truly scary moments that are 100% down to her!
Arch Stanton said on 10/Dec/16
She's a lovely looking woman, particularly in 70s and 80s, and a great actress to boot.
Sandy Cowell said on 7/Dec/16
The other day, I was looking through a few Stephen King offerings when I saw one with Barbara Hershey in it. I thought, "Well, I'm having that for starters! WHAT a recommendation!"
Stephen King material acted out by one of the most fantastic actresses ever! If she's in a film, I'll buy it!
This film is called 'Riding the Bullet' (I think!) and is now on its way to my house!
I never really gave her height much thought. She is a normal
womanly height, I would have guaged and does 5ft4 qualify? Of course it does!
anon said on 26/Jun/09
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^That site claims she's 5' 6". The movies I've seen her in, she always appears to be short and definitely NOT 5' 6". More like 5' 3".
Lego said on 13/Jun/08
she's slightly unproportionate so she does not appear 5'4 even though she might actually be.

i'd say 5'3.5 - 5'4.

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