Catherine Deneuve's Height
5ft 6 (167.6 cm)
French actress best known for roles in Belle de Jour, Dancer in the Dark, Persepolis, Repulsion, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, The Young Girls of Rochefort, Tristana, Lovers like Us, The Last Metro and My Favorite Season. A visitor showed me an interview where she said in 1966 "I'm 170cm".
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Average Guess (7 Votes)
5ft 5.93in (167.5cm)
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 26/Nov/19
Seventeen years after Catherine's claim to measuring in at 170cm, she still looks that height to me! I'm watching 'The Hunger' and Catherine plays the wife of a rapidly-ageing David Bowie. They do a shower scene together,
at the beginning, before David starts growing old in a matter of hours.
He is taller than her, but the difference isn't as stark as that between David and Susan Sarandon, who was 5ft6/6.25 peak height.
Seeming as there is the one box, I'm compelled to give Catherine 5ft7!
Excellent film, and rather sad too. 😢
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 22/Oct/19
💐🎂💝 Happy Birthday Catherine! 💝🎂💐
Many Happy Returns of the Day to Catherine, who turns 76 today. I saw her in 'The Hunger' with David Bowie at a special showing at a cinema club I used to belong to - brilliant!
5ft6 for this class act of an actress.
said on 20/Sep/19
Rob, how tall do you think Nino Castelnuovo was? Can't find it
I am not sure
said on 28/Oct/17
Stand-ins for Deneuve should be 165 cms. (casting in 2017)
1 m 57 for Isabelle Huppert.
What I think Deneuve = 168 peak, 165 now. Huppert 159 peak, 157 now...
meezemaker said on 19/Apr/17
Looks attendre least 10cm less than charlotte gainsbourg 's 173cm in "3 hearts"
said on 1/Feb/17
Some French sites are looking for a stand-in of Deneuve and want 166 cms women...Is it a good information Rob ???
Editor Rob: Pierric, it is likely what she is today.
said on 23/Jan/17
Rob, again, for Isabelle Huppert I found a 1990 article where she is listed at...152 cms. Hmmmm ???
Read at the fifth ligne :
"Isabelle la blonde, la rousse ou la brune, bout'chou d'1 m 52 avec ses éternelles tâches de rousseur" ("Isabelle the blonde, the redhead or the brown, 1 m 52 bout'chou with its eternal freckles")
In French "bout'chou" or "bout de chou" means "very little".
Editor Rob: is she really just 5ft, at a glance I might have thought 5ft 1.
Arch Stanton said on 4/Jun/15
Belle de Jour is definitely her signature role and I think should be mentioned first.
Arch Stanton said on 4/Jun/15
Rob can you add films Belle de Jour, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, The Young Girls of Rochefort, Tristana, Lovers like Us, The Last Metro and My Favorite Season.
Also can you consider adding her sister Françoise Dorléac. They were great together in the Young Girls of Rochefort but died just as she was becoming a major star. She still had a few memorable roles in films like The Young Girls of Rochefort, Cul-de-Sac, L'Homme de Rio, La Peau douce and Where the Spies Are. In Young Girls she looks about 1.5-2 inches taller than Catherine. You know the imdb listing of 5'7.75 might actually be accurate!!
pierric. said on 2/Mar/15
Agree with Hypago.
Hypado said on 30/Sep/14
Shar said on 7/Mar/14
Years ago I'd always read she was 5'3"-5'4". Short legs, short body.
Arch Stanton said on 6/Jan/14
She looks 5'6 range in Repulsion, I came here guessing 169 actually. She might be 5'5" but she looked above average in the mid 60s.
pierric said on 15/Jul/13
I often see her in the sixth "arrondissement" of Paris, where we live. She's around 165 cms nowadays.
David said on 24/Nov/12
Sas her 3 or 4 Times in Paris I would say 5'5 Max
Heike said on 2/Oct/11
In Potiche, Gerard Depardieu completely towered over her, who was wearing 3'' pumps. In 8 Femmes she didn't look much taller than the petite 5'3 Isabelle Huppert, and both were wearing same heels. So 5-4'' seems about right.
Liesbling said on 29/Sep/11
There's a scene in 8 Femmes where she stood face to face with the reportedly 5'4 Emmanuelle Beart and she had one inch over Emmanuelle. They were both wearing same heels. I've also studied her figure in a number of movies, and she's of average height. Any claim below 5'4 is ridiculous.
east meets west said on 4/Apr/09
I agree with both of you. A friend of mine once stood up close to her and Deneuve was slightly shorter than my friend's height of 5'4 1/2". They were apparently both wearing medium high heels at the time.
Katrene said on 2/Feb/09
Noo, she's 164 cm! No more.
Arnault said on 29/Jun/07
Saw her at the Cannes Film Festival several times over the years, and I can honestly tell you she is hardly over 5'4. She never was over 5'5 when she was young so the 5'7 height was pure fabrication. But then why should French actors be different from the American ones when exagerating height??