How tall is Caitriona Balfe

Caitriona Balfe's Height

5ft 9 (175.3 cm)

Irish actress and model known for playing Claire Randall in TV series Outlander. In film she appeared in Now You See Me, Belfast and Escape Plan. She described herself as 5ft 9 and 118 pounds, although her modelling height is 178cm with vital stats: 33A-23-34 and shoe size 6.5uk. In this convention photo, I had 1-inch sneakers and Caitriona about 2.7 inch heels.

Caitriona Balfe at Stafury convention The Highlanders in 2017
5ft 8 Jenny, Caitriona, 5ft 8 Rob @ Starfury's The Highlanders 2, 2017

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Average Guess (55 Votes)
5ft 8.75in (174.6cm)
5'7 and a fraction said on 28/May/23
I struggle to see even a flat 5'9 here.
Leesheff1985 said on 12/Mar/23
Not sure she looks almost 6 foot in the photo with you both rob
Nik Ashton said on 1/Sep/22
It’s great that Lauren Lyle describes her as 5’9” and I am chuffed that Caitriona has 50 comments, 50 votes, and she is currently the 50th top celeb on celebheights!

Nik Ashton said on 1/Sep/22
@ Rob - Who has more heel on their shoe in the above pic, Jenny or Caitriona?

The 50 voters think she is 5’8.72” and Caitriona thinks she is 118 pounds.
Editor Rob
Jenny never wears heels. That day, she had on about similar to me, 1 inch Air Force One.
Leesheff1985 said on 25/Apr/22
Rob could you add Belfast to her film credits please
Lordjohn said on 1/Mar/22
175 on a dot
Jason Lawrence said on 24/Dec/21
Maybe you're 5'10", Rob! She has more footwear than you, and with the footwear, her height looks very similar to yours. Otherwise, my guess is 5'7".
Xingran Peter Sun said on 17/Feb/21
She's definitely not 5'10, but I think she's slightly taller than 5'9. 5'9.5 for her anyway.
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 24/Nov/20
Believable that Caitriona was around 118 pounds maybe a few pounds more now.
Mimi said on 12/Nov/20
I really think shes 174cm/5ft8.5
JohnMoore-162cm said on 21/Apr/20
She's real 5ft8 1/2"
ana said on 18/Feb/20
looks in the range 174 cms models but has weird postures, like showing hips and balancing back sometimes and looks shorter a bit 5’8’ like 172-3
Nik Ashton said on 9/Feb/20
She could be Rob’s height twin!
Editor Rob
whilst I too have seen a fair few photos of her seeming to appear 5ft 8 to 8.5 range with folk...I think meeting her, I'd be surprised if only 5ft 8 and change.
Nik Ashton said on 9/Feb/20
Look at this:

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MatthewC said on 7/Feb/20
Search you-tube for "Caitriona Balfe - Angelo Marani" and pause the video at 0:37. The model in front of Catriona is Katarina Ivanovska (who is 5'10") and the model behind her is Flavia de Oliveira....who is 5'10-5'10.5. Therefore = Catriona is a strong 5'8 - weak 5'9". She's an entire shoulder shorter than them both.
MatthewC said on 7/Feb/20
She was a really busy model circa 2003-2004 and on the runway she didn't have the visible length/physical constitution of the 5'10-6'0" girls.

She walked for the Michael Kors F/W 2003-04 collection and looks the same height as Mariacarla Boscono and Louise Pedersen - who are both 5'8" despite being listed as 5'9.5" throughout their careers. She also is towered over by Matthew Avedon in the finale at the end of the show and he's 6'0" - if she were 5'9 or even 5'10" with 3-4 inch heels on, she'd be just as tall as him. I'd say Catriona is a strong 5'8" - no more, no less.

Also, somebody on this thread posted a photo of her next to 6'0-6'.05 (183-184 cm) Erin O'Connor. It's clear that she's 5'8" because somebody 5'9" or 5'10" wouldn't be dwarfed by a 6-footer like she is in that photo.
Nik Ashton said on 13/Jan/20
She looks 5’9” compared to Jenny! Rob is slouching!
Lamont Cranston said on 11/Jan/20
I noticed in Ford v. Ferrari she exclusively wore flats, and was very often "head to head" with Christian Bale (although he is a notorious shape/posture shifter)...possible a bit of a downgrade for Mr. Bale is in order...
StanTheMan said on 15/Jun/19
Can't really see above 5'8" for her.
Mimi said on 7/May/19
Still Rob that makes her around 5'8 range.
Editor Rob
|In person, I just couldn't see her that short.
Mimi said on 6/May/19
There's a photo of her with Erin O Connor both wearing heels and she looks about 5 inches smaller. Why is that Rob?

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Editor Rob
I'd say about 4 inches smaller. I don't think in person Balfe is less than 5ft 9.
Jdubbz 196cm said on 1/Apr/19
@Editor Rob:

What would you estimate her head length to be? It looks tiny in this photo. Maybe 7.75-8 inch range?
Editor Rob
Jenny's head is near 8.5 inches, Cat's is probably in that 8.25-8.5 range, because visually standing on her own she can seem like she's a 5ft 10-11 type lady (because of proportions)
MAD SAM said on 16/Sep/18
I would go more likely with the voted heright 5’8.75” at 174.5 cm, I can’t see her reach 175 cm for 5’9” claim ; pretty pretty woman though !
James3 said on 7/Mar/18
When you Google 'caitriona balfe erin o'connor' the differnce in the pictures between them is some 5 inches (with the same footwear). Caitriona can't be 5'9; it has to be 5'8 (1.72.5 m) at the most.
Intevel said on 11/Dec/17
Rob. If a girl measures at 5 ft 9.375 or 5 ft 9.4 for most of the time, how do you determine to put her at 5 ft 9.5 or 5 ft 9.25? Plus different days, might measure differently. Would you agree that sometimes it can be a little tricky knowing which quarter inch to go with?
Editor Rob
it might depend what time of day. If it was like 9.4 at 11am I might give her a 9.25 listing overall.
Cait said on 26/Nov/17
I was there too and I am 174-175cm and we are same high in my picture :) And actually my measurements are same as Cait’s, but she has thinner legs!! I wish I could get legs like that haha
Intevel said on 15/Nov/17
Rob, if 5 ft 1/8 is your lowest, I don't think saying you are 5 ft 8.25 is wrong. It's just that you wake up really early and choose to go with your lowest height. But when I see you next to someone who is also 5 ft 8, you seem to edge them out by a little.
Editor Rob
at mid-day I certainly might measure 5ft 8.25, but my low is really 5ft 8 1/8th.
I will claim 173cm as that is quite accurate, just over 5ft 8.
Danimal said on 13/Nov/17
Editor Rob: her best measurement on the stadiometer was 5ft 9 1/8th, she had a greater shrinkage of between 3/4 to 1 inch, so our evening heights were very similar.

Nowadays she drops to a low of 5ft 7.5, whilst I still hold 5ft 8 1/8th at lowest. I am younger though and didn't spend 4 years crafting over a table which wasn't great for the back or neck!

What's Jenny's morning height these days?
Editor Rob
not measured it for ages, but last time she still managed to get over the 5ft 8.5 mark.
Sacred said on 6/Nov/17
177 cm for her
Danimal said on 1/Nov/17
Bobby said on 27/Sep/17
You look the same height as her, are you absolutely certain she's 5'9, or that you're not 5'9?
Editor Rob: considering Jenny's 5ft 7.5 range, Cat was certainly taller than her by a few inches.

Has Jenny lost height? I thought she measured over 5'9" in the morning and was taller than you Rob?
Editor Rob
her best measurement on the stadiometer was 5ft 9 1/8th, she had a greater shrinkage of between 3/4 to 1 inch, so our evening heights were very similar.

Nowadays she drops to a low of 5ft 7.5, whilst I still hold 5ft 8 1/8th at lowest. I am younger though and didn't spend 4 years crafting over a table which wasn't great for the back or neck!
Danimal said on 1/Nov/17
She's over 5'9" and downgrades to 5'9". People on here just want to lower everyone's height.
Intevel said on 28/Oct/17
Rob do you have any pictures of a girl like Caitrona with a small head looking taller standing next to someone, but shorter when you look at the top of the head?
Editor Rob
off top of head I don't
Intevel said on 26/Oct/17
Rob does taking off only one heel still make you a fraction taller?
Editor Rob
well your hips will adjust and probably your knee might bend (depending on height of heel) should get a bit more height, but I haven't tested it.

I'm not comfortable wearing women's heels 😑 Though I may measure Jenny and report back how much effect 1 heel on and 1 off had on her...😊
Intevel said on 18/Oct/17
Rob, was she slouching? She doesn't seem much taller in this pic.
Editor Rob
I think she must have dropped at least a half inch more than me because she looked taller I felt, although one thing is her proportions can make her seem even taller in person. I think with a long neck, skinny body and tiny head, she will fool people into thinking she is 5ft 10-11!

You can see also beside Dominic West how comparatively small it is...
Slim said on 1/Oct/17
Ah. So the troll returns . she's somewhere in the 5'9" range.
Anonymous said on 30/Sep/17
To achieve full morning height how many hours of sleep would you say you need, Rob? Maybe 8-12?
Editor Rob
from my own test in the past I feel 9 hours gets me the maximum...going beyond that didn't seem to do anything. 7 hours might not get you a full morning, but around 8-9 I feel.

Cat out of bed may well measure near to 5ft 10, she is very slim in person so I can also see her being guessed taller. From a distance she did seem taller than when I was standing beside her!
Andrea said on 29/Sep/17
Maybe because she doesn't look much different than Rob with almost 2 inches more footwear than him, Slim?
Slim said on 29/Sep/17
175-176(5'9"-5'9.5") not sure why users are guessing lower.
Hans Meiser said on 28/Sep/17
176cm. Very pretty girl.
Bobby said on 27/Sep/17
You look the same height as her, are you absolutely certain she's 5'9, or that you're not 5'9?
Editor Rob
considering Jenny's 5ft 7.5 range, Cat was certainly taller than her by a few inches.
Lynx said on 26/Sep/17
lol you look so cool with that beard
Arch Stanton said on 25/Sep/17
Pretty girl. a touch of the Hendricks about her.
Nik said on 25/Sep/17
This picture is pretty inconclusive as to Caitriona's height! It is a jolly nice pic though!
Andrea said on 24/Sep/17
She doesn't look much different than you, Rob, but I guess that you have a big camera advantage here. You seem to be standing a bit closer to the camera and the photographer is also probably standing more on your side. So the picture itself is quite useless... BUT she must have looked near 5'11 (without considering the footwear difference), right? 😊
Editor Rob

With an extra cm of beard I now have a head size in 99.9th percentile 😆 Yeah I think I got 1 inch in front of Cat there (which makes a change, 80% of photos on here I'm 1-2 inches behind), she did seem over 5ft 10. Surprisingly with heels, Graham mcTavish still had 3 inches or so on her, and he was still about 187 I felt that day.

with an extra cm at chin, my head length will make Jenny's look small (hers is very average, like 50th percentile for females): Click Here.
Anonymous said on 24/Sep/17
Is she really just 118 pounds? It seems like she is really skinny, but that's a really low weight.
Editor Rob
I could believe 120-5 pounds in 5ft 9 range.
Hypado said on 24/Sep/17
Caitriona Balfe's Height
5ft 9in (175.3 cm)

She is beautiful and good actress.
Marquis said on 24/Sep/17
Wait a sec, Rob, what is going on in that photo?? You look the same height as Balfe in the photo, and also say she had a 1.75" footwear advantage.

By that measure, Balfe is only 5' 6.25"!!! Maybe 5'7", if we account for the fact that you're closer to the camera than her.

That can't be right. Was she leaning way back, bending her knees, dropping height, what?
Slim said on 24/Sep/17
1.25 inches on rob tbh. 176 range would suit her better. Nice find.
Marquis said on 23/Sep/17
Looks *at least* 5'9", maybe 5'9.5".
Emma said on 28/Jun/17
She looks just a couple of cm taller than Julia Roberts at the money mister events with same height shoes. So she's either smaller or Julia is taller...
Balrog said on 25/Jun/17
Interesting quote about Sly here: Click Here
Lendal said on 9/Jun/16
Sounds right. And she was excellent in Money Monster.

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