How tall was Barbara Windsor

Barbara Windsor's Height

4ft 10 ½ (148.6 cm)

English actress, best remembered for roles in the Carry On series of films and as Peggy Mitchell in soap opera Eastenders. She said in 2012 "I'm only 4'10"" and in her book "I pulled myself up to my full four feet ten and a half inches".

How tall is Barbara Windsor
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"Ever Wished you were taller?"

Always! I'm so little - I'm only 1.5m. I remember at school a teacher saying, "you can't hit her, she's too tiny. Just look at that cheeky face!"
But I don't know what would have happened if I had been taller. I started off going for auditions in the chorus and they'd say, "you're too small". If I'd been any taller I'd probably have got in, and then maybe I wouldn't have done comedy.
-- The Daily Telegraph, 27th Sep 1997

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Average Guess (24 Votes)
4ft 10.21in (147.8cm)
Sandy Cowell said on 18/May/23
Peggy is always a tower of strength when someone is needed. Pat’s husband, Roy, has just died and she has offered her hand of support to Pat.

What a lovely person. I never knew she could act like that until she joined EastEnders. Little she may be, but she was huge in personality.
Sandy Cowell said on 27/Apr/23
Peggy’s conversation with Alfie in today’s Classic EastEnders was very emotional.

On hearing about the accident about the two boys’ parents, Peggy’s heart goes out to Alfie and she gives him his job back because he’s excellent with the people - indeed a rare gift. I think Babs’ character was truly gifted. I love her and learnt about her background several years before this.

She was a beautiful person.
Sandy Cowell said on 6/Mar/23
Peggy was singing the Petula Clark song ‘Downtown’ in today’s Classic EastEnders. It’s a great song and I’ve noticed it’s been used in films, eg ‘Girl Interrupted’.

4ft10.5 for dear Babs. 🕯
Sandy Cowell said on 23/Jan/23
“What’s that dog doing in my pub?” yelled Peggy in today’s Classic EastEnders! She wasn’t very pleased, but it was entertaining for us viewers, watching as the mutt ran behind the bar and ended up entangled in one of Sharon’s bras!


4ft10.5. 🕯💕
Sandy Cowell said on 5/Dec/22
When comparing Barbara to Mike (or Peggy to Frank), I’m wondering, “Is there really 14.5” between the two of them?”

Yes, there is actually! It’s Peggy’s height enhancing hair-do, which EastEnders viewers have grown so used to that they have to check where her shoulders come up to on someone to realise just how tiny she is. 💐🕯
Sandy Cowell said on 29/Nov/22
Bless little Peggy for comforting the sobbing Little Mo when she pours her heart out to her. Peggy told the young girl what she went through with her own husband.

Comentarista said on 31/Jul/22
Sandy C said on 28/Jul/22
Well done to Peggy for saying to Nasty Nick Cotton that he’s nothing but a spoilt little wretch! He’s in a wheelchair and milking it, and wrongly accusing Mark Fowler of putting him there. Little Peggy added, “Mark’s worth ten of you!” to Nasty Nick.

Message received loud and clear, Peggy! Personally, I’d add a few noughts to that figure!

Gone, but never ever forgotten, Babs gets 4ft10.5. 🕯 XXX
Sandy C said on 14/Jul/22
Today I saw the Christmas edition of Classic EastEnders
from the year 2000. Poor little Peggy had a spiteful visit from Janine, who said that her father and Peggy’s erring husband, played by Mike Reid, had found himself a younger woman and her son, Phil, erased the phone message left by Peggy’s other son, Grant, and lied to Melanie, saying that her lover, Steve, said he didn’t love her, SO THAT HE COULD GET HIS ROCKS OFF with Mel, while his actual girlfriend is Mel’s best friend, Lisa.

Peggy felt totally rejected. She threw away the turkey and trimmings and then proceeded to smash up the Queen Victoria pub. Phil came in just as she was picking up the spilt overdose of pills she was about to take.

Had he been a more caring son, and Janine hadn’t meddled in grown-up affairs of the heart, none of this would have happened.

Yes, depression can get right out of hand for those who feel dejected at Christmas. It was a very painful double episode to watch, and I hope the BBC offered helplines to the desperate after its showing.

Barbara’s acting was incredible.

4ft10.75. 🕯
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 6/Apr/22
@ MisterKinky - I’ve quite forgotten what I came here to

Back later…..
MisterKirky said on 16/Feb/22
I believe that she has a 34" Extra Full D cup rack just like Gail Cockrell!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 18/Mar/21
Barbara's conversation with Gavin Richards, who has started in Classic EastEnders, was smarminess itself - on Gavin's part! "I liked this pub as soon as I set foot through the door!" Gavin said.

He's really after catching up with his kids, Tiffany and Simon Raymond, and he has the reputation for being a homophobic drunk. That side hasn't shown through so far, and I know he goes on to have a relationship with Roberta Taylor, who hasn't joined the cast yet.

Anyway, when he's making flattering remarks to Barbara's Peggy, and she says she's actually the landlady, he comes out with, "No wonder this place is never empty!"

It wasn't until Babs played Peggy that her serious acting side emerged, and very impressive it was too.

4ft10.5 for the much-missed Barbara. 🕯️
Nik Ashton said on 12/Dec/20
Barbara was a wonderful lady who will never be forgotten by anyone, she was a great person both on and off our screens.

R.I.P Barbara Windsor
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 12/Dec/20
Losing Barbara is the first thing that entered my head when I woke up this morning.

This world won't be the same without her. 🌏😢🌍😿🌎

Much sympathy to everyone who knew and loved her.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 11/Dec/20
I am so upset to hear that Babs passed away last night.

I heard it just before the News, and then watched as tributes poured in about this caring little powerhouse of a lady, who was concerned for everybody. Even when she was diagnosed with dementia, she campaigned tirelessly with her husband, Scott, for research into the subject. Among those we heard from were Boris Johnson, Michelle Collins and then there was a particularly touching tribute from Daniella Westbrook, who played her screen daughter in 'EastEnders'. It was evident that she'd been crying.

Rest In Peace, dear Barbara. 🕯️🌹💐

6/8/37 - 10/12/20, aged 83.


One embrace for each of the six decades she entertained us.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 28/Nov/20
I thought I'd have a peak at the end 'Carry On Henry' just to see how ridiculous it could be and how historically incorrect, and I wasn't disappointed!

Barbara is representing Henry's 'bit on the side', and should resemble Anne Boleyn, so she shouldn't be sporting pale blonde hair! Mind you, she's called Mistress Bettina, and is dressed in the same sort of way that befits the usual costumary worn by Anne and upper crust ladies of the 16th century.

😂🤣😂 I doubt that Anne Boleyn spoke with a Cockney accent!

Bouncy Barbara gets 4ft10. 🌹😁👌🌹

I do hope Babs is feeling as healthy and happy as possible. XXX
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 6/Aug/20
💐🎂🎊💝 Happy Birthday Babs! 💝🎊🎂💐

Wishing acting diamond, the legendary Barbara Windsor, a wonderful 💎83rd💎Birthday today; once I saw a clip of a very early acting role of hers. She was in a small shop with a friend and, at the age of 17, she looked like a proper little girl, and you'd have been forgiven for thinking she was an 11-year-old, with bags more growing to do.

Have a much-deserved magical Birthday, Barbara!

4ft10 👧➡️👱‍♀️🍀🌹

Miss Sandy Cowell said on 6/Mar/20
Bubbly Babs may be only 4ft10, but she's pure dynamite! I wish her all the very best! XXX

🌻 - The closest I can come to her bun!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 6/Aug/19
🎂🕯️💝 Happy Birthday Barbara! 💝🕯️🎂

I'd like to wish brave Barbara a very Happy Birthday and a healthy year ahead.

4ft10. 😁💐

Sandy Cowell said on 18/Oct/18
Brave Barbara, speaking out about her Alzheimer's. Life can be so unfair. She's contributed so much to the entertainment industry and people's happiness. What a wonderful little powerhouse of a lady. I wish her well and send her all the love in the World. 4ft10 of sheer magic!

😀😘 XXX
Littlelee168cm said on 10/Sep/18
Could she have been 4ft 11 peak?
Editor Rob
It's possible she might have been over 4ft 10 flat
Sandy Cowell said on 12/May/18
So sorry to hear that this superb entertainer is suffering from dementia. She has led such an interesting life and been acting since she was, I believe, 17, and looking like a proper little girl!

My love, prayers and thoughts are with her.
John Stannard said on 10/May/18
I would've definatley gone 5ft here
lee168cm said on 10/Feb/18
Rob would she be 5'1ish in shoes like this?
Editor Rob
Yes, it would be very likely she's in that zone with them.
Arch Stanton said on 23/Apr/17
Yes no more than 4 ft 10. A little Blackpool showgirl esque in her prime, a bit tacky, but quite saucy.
Sandy Cowell said on 26/Nov/16
I have just been watching an old Christmas edition of 'Family Fortunes' and Barbara was in it dressed as a fairy! She made the top two, winning prizes for sick children.
Needless to say, she was the smallest of all the celebrity contestants, but she always seems to do well in programmes like this, I've noticed!
She's not lacking in brainpower - just inches!
littlesue said on 1/Nov/16
Some of the main actors in the Carry On films must have been on the shorter side as she does'nt look teeny tiny next to them, short obviously but they only look around 5ft 7 or 8
Arch Stanton said on 30/Oct/16
@Rob, can you add the Carry On tag?
littlesue said on 16/Dec/15
She says 4ft 10 in the paper yesterday, says she wants an extra couple of inches for Xmas, says she never minded being short but would have liked to have reached 5ft. Me being the same height I can understand that, I never minded being a shortarse but would have settled for 5ft.
John said on 29/Sep/14
Ronnie was the taller of the two 5ft 7.5in and Reggie 5ft 7in.
BigN said on 25/Sep/14
Spot on Rob.

Speaking of her could you estimate the heights of Ronnie and Reggie Kray? She knew them back in the day, and I can't seem to pin them.
littlesue said on 14/Sep/14
Well she in her 70's now so bound to have lost a bit so maybe 4ft 10 or under now.
Chaz said on 13/Sep/14
she as allways said 4'10.5''
littlesue said on 13/Sep/14
Cheers Rob for adding her, she was always shown as either 4ft 11 or 4ft 10 1/2 in her younger days, like myself they probably rounded her up to 4ft 11. Due to age about 4ft 10 now, I shall gauge myself on her as she similar height and build to myself.
Arch Stanton said on 13/Sep/14
I think she claimed 4'10 and a half back in the 90s, I read it in OK magazine I think.

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