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5ft 9.89in (177.5cm)
C. said on 8/Jan/08
5'9" isn't tall for a woman? Well, I'm the same height and I must say that I tower over most women. Of course there are women taller than 6', but that is not the norm. Anywhere. Men fluctuate in height in various places, but women on average are much more consistent. The tallest 'avg' height for women is usually 5'6". But in general, most women period aren't over 6' tall, including models (they usually don't want women over that height) and that's pretty damn international. Just because you are shorter the men's "avg." height doesn't make you short. In case you didn't notice, women are always on average shorter than men.
But no, 5'9" (or 5'10" for that matter) for a woman isn't freakishly tall, especially with people on average getting taller, albeit to an extent. However, it's still tall, and the majority of the 6.6 billion people across the globe will tell you such. Charlize has always looked tall, but nothing over 6' as people are disillusioned by with the heels. She looks about 5'10" or so like the site says.
And if you're tall, why do you need heels -- massive ones at that -- in the first place? They're uncomfortable and can incur substantial damage in the long run. They look pretty sometimes, and that's all I can vouch for. Confidence? Meh.
djuro19 said on 24/Dec/07
Really? You people are not that tall as I thought. In serbian part of Bosnia the average is about 190cm. So, though Charlize to me is quite tall. I met her once at a restaurant in New York. She`s gorgeous. I think she s the only female hollywood star who`s really attractive, not just on the pictures.She`s natural and doesn`t need much make-up. Long limbs, small head, beautiful face and has a very simpatico face
Astrid said on 21/Dec/07
We aren't comparing female heights to male heights here. The height for the average American man is 5'11". So whether she [Charlize] is 5'9", 5'10"... whatever... she's still shorter than the average American man. To be honest, I think a man under 5'8" could be considered "short". People are getting taller worldwide! She is a healthy and beautiful woman and wearing heels just shows she's confident with her height!
Adam Brennon said on 17/Dec/07
She look really tall in that 'J'adore' advert.
sam said on 15/Nov/07
Yeah, 5'9" or 5'9.75", at more than 5 inches over average, is quite tall for a woman. Compared to male average heights, 5'9" is about equal to a male being 6'2" and 5'10" equal to a male 6'3".
Astrid said on 10/Nov/07
Everybody, 5'9" isn't "really tall". Yes, it's above average, but to me, to be truly tall, or even "really" tall, you are over 6', whether male or female.
I am 5'10" on the dot and slim, yet with an average frame instead of a small frame, which makes me appear taller. Having an average frame means that I don't look lanky, but it also means I get mistaken for 6'.
Charlize seems to have an average frame and is leggy but with a fairly long waist also. I'd say Rob's current prediction is accurate.
LAAnonyme said on 25/Oct/07
She is so much smaller in person than she appears in films and photos. 5'9" at most. She is a really cool woman - gorgeous and talented and yes, tall! (Because 5'9" IS tall for a woman.)
Susan said on 14/Oct/07
Hello, Tall,to tall...whatever your opinion..she was just named the sexiest woman for 2007....so being tall is wonderful and she is beautiful....
Amelia said on 21/Sep/07
Seriously Markus? You think that over 5ft 9 isn't tall for a girl? The average in the UK is 5ft 6 I believe so it's around three inches more than average. Over 6" is rare, but there are lots of 5 10, 5 11 women we consider tall.
JEWEL said on 18/Sep/07
Never looked at it like that before. Kind of makes sense.
Robert Spell said on 1/Sep/07
When you talk about average height in the USA what are you actually saying? The average height of those with European ancestory? There are a bunch of Americans living in the USA that are of Mexican & south American heritage and they aren't very tall. Do you factor them into the over all equation of average USA height? To say that the USA has an average height is very misleading. Here in the states the Blacks & the Whites are easily the tallest people. Don't forget that the US is full of Asians & Hispanics as well, people that on average are not very tall. So to compare US height averages with countries like Switzerland and Norway, where most of the people are of the same ethic origin is not a very accurate comparison of peoples.
Crissy said on 3/Aug/07
to me her legs are really long, and she also has a long waist. I think she may be 5'10
Markus said on 29/Jul/07
Height sounds about right, I don't think 5'9.75 is that tall. Over 6' is tall for a woman.
dmeyer said on 18/May/07
thank you rob i even think she is 5'10
Anonymous said on 17/May/07
You know I actually think shes 5'11" because in a movie with Keanu Reeves who is 6'1" she only look like 2 or 3 inches shorter. I think she is like 5'10 3/4"(1.80cm)
said on 15/May/07
I think she definitely at least 5'10, if not 5'11. Look at this picture with Penelope Cruz. Even with her knees bent, she's much taller. Click Here
dmeyer said on 16/Apr/07
4 in heels for a woman might not had 4 in but it adds a lot a girl i know is 5'9.5 to 5'9.75 when she waers 3.5 to 4 in heels she looks 6 ft so she get 1.5 in over 1 in men heels
Sharon said on 12/Apr/07
After watching Thw Astronaut's Wife, Carlize seemed much taller than Johnny Depp. You give his height as 5'9". How can she be only 5'9.5"? I really want Johnny to be 5'9" because I am 5'8" and like my star crushes to be taller than I am!!!
glamazon said on 31/Mar/07
Big deal.. off an inch or not. She is hot and tall and can hold her own. So tired of teeny tiny women being viewed as delicate-sweet ladies and if you are tall you are "too tall" or a "big oof". Tall is good.. shortstacks.. deal with it!:)
Linn said on 21/Mar/07
She looks like the same height as Keanu who is 6.1 (thats what we read everywhere) on the still from Sweet November....so she must be at least 5.11 . Her (gorgeous) boyfriend Stuart Townsend is 5.11 and she always loks a tiny bit taller (both flat shoes)...maybe she is 6 .....whatever she is TALL!! A bit too tall....but sweet anyway
Astrid said on 15/Mar/07
Great actress. At least she admits to having bad posture unlike fellow tallie Ms Mischa (:
dmeyer said on 6/Mar/07
178 is possible for her
Viper said on 6/Mar/07
If you are at least 6-0 in the United States you are tall.
gemmie said on 6/Mar/07
thanks for the replies :) when i come to the states ill leave my heels at home before i tower over all the men ;)
jess said on 6/Mar/07
im from sweden and 177cm is really tall for me, im only 162-163cm. i always feel short, but isnt that average in usa?
timber said on 5/Mar/07
gemmie, I'd say men 6-1 and over and women 5-8 and over are considered tall. the average height for a man is close to 5-10.
Carel said on 4/Mar/07
I agree with Gemmie. In Holland 177 cm is not considered tall at all for a woman. Average female height is 171 cm and for men that's 184 cm.
gemmie said on 2/Mar/07
wow, im from Holland and am surprised how everyone thinks a 177 woman is sooooo tall. Here in Holland many women have that height and the men are mostly at least 180 and that is really not at all considered tall. Im 176 myself and considered kinda tall but really not enormous the way ive heard ppl talk about some of the taller actresses in Hollywood. I guess ppl in the States are pretty short or something. Im glad i live here where a man who is my height is considered short! I like tall men! Is a 6foot man really considerd tall over there?? I just wanna know. greetz gem
Charlene said on 10/Jan/07
In North Country when she was having a discussion with her father she had to bend her head down to enter the basement of the house. And she is not ashamed of her height. She flaunts and struts her stuff.
Charlene said on 10/Jan/07
I think maybe that Nicole Kidman is like an inch taller that Charlize Theron.
yeh said on 14/Dec/06
saw her once at some premiere - well i think it was her! definitely just a tad under 5'11" (my brother who is 6' was with me, and she was about an inch or two shorter), and stunningly beautiful, probably one of the most beautiful women in the world
anonymous2 said on 4/Dec/06
177 cm seems just right for her.
Brad said on 2/Dec/06
Easily 6' in heels.
Lane said on 27/Oct/06
I know her from South Africa she taller than my 5'9" - She's defintely somewhere between 5'10" and 5'11"
djeeg said on 3/Oct/06
Saw her in Southey, Saskatchewan, Canada on Friday, Sept 29. Right about her ducking her head a lot, but we got together and agreed, she's at least 5'9", but more likely a tad taller.
dmeyer said on 5/Sep/06
whi dont you give her 5'9.75 since i think she is 5 10 because 5 9.5 is not a full 177
[Editor Rob: maybe a 177cm, accurately is closer to the truth...]
glow said on 5/Sep/06
Grace - I agree, that pic does seem a little odd at first glance but I think there are several justifications for it: 1) as per her quote above: "I have really bad posture" (check out how much she's leaning in on Nicole, she's practically hunching. 2) Nicole's hair has a bit of height. If you see where her hair line actually starts, there only seems to be an inch or so of difference between the top of their foreheads. 3) A little suspicious about the footwear... judging from the jeans Charlize is wearing, for all we know she could have worn casual flats, whilst the more formally attired Nicole looks at though she might be wearing heels, as she more than often does now since the breakup from Cruise.
A good point you raised there with the pic though. In reality I think they're both extremely close in height. Those full length shots of Charlize in the opening scenes of Aeon Flux as she walks down the steps pretty much speaks for themselves...she looked like a giant, AND she was standing up straight for once!
said on 5/Sep/06Click Here
Look! If Charlize iz 177 then how tall is Nicole???? 185 or?
Glenn said on 30/Aug/06
Signed not wanting to,turned me down for photo with.
D. Ray Morton said on 29/Aug/06
She wasn't nice?
Glenn said on 28/Aug/06
Yes,shocked me at how tall she was.not to nice.5-10,5-11.6ft in these small heels.
DMeyer said on 27/Aug/06
most people that met her told me she looks 5'11 i think she is close like 5 10.25 aleast 5 10
Brad said on 7/Aug/06
5' 10". Loves heels. Really pretty in person.
adam said on 9/Jul/06
she is def. 5-9.5 not taller
dingdong said on 9/Jul/06
she looks 5"10, she might be trying to hide her height.
Sky said on 1/Jul/06
A friend of mine who is 5'10 and a bit interveiwed her when she came to Oz.
And she was wearing heals (they both were) and they roughly the same height so i'd def say she is 5'10.
dmeyer said on 12/May/06
i think she is 5'10 or aleast 5'9.75" she looks very close to norton height in the italian job even when she is nt wearing heels
said on 17/Apr/06
She is at least 5'11 in my eyes. You have Marton Csokas at 6'3. Look at the link of them at some promotional event for Aeon Flux, she towers over everyone and she is not even standing straight.
Glenn said on 28/Mar/06
Walhberg could be 5-7.
Glenn said on 27/Mar/06
She looked a shocking 5-11,6ft when I saw her.obviously the footwear helped.
Frank2 said on 26/Mar/06
Charlize is a moose in person. So are many of today's female stars. And they all have huge feet! Wahlberg is short, no more than 5'8".
bikagyura said on 26/Mar/06
I just saw Italian Job, she looked a good bit taller than Wahlberg... but I guess estimating heights through movies isn't recommended if you really want to know... she's probably an even better bit taller :)
nick said on 22/Feb/06
I saw her last year in LA . she's about 5'8 or maybe 5'9, not taller, believe me!!
elio said on 13/Feb/06
I've noticed with Aeon Flux, that although her shoes are flat soled, are incredibly elevated. Probably increases her to around 6'1"!!!
One tall mama! With or without help.
nina said on 11/Feb/06
i saw her on the set aeon flux and i am 5´7-5´8. i walked right beside her and i wondered how small she is. max 5´8. never taller.but great actress!
tarryn said on 3/Feb/06
it said somewhere that she had to quit ballet because she hurt her knee, as she was too tall
Anonymous said on 31/Jan/06
Charlize Theron is about 2 inch shorter than Keanu Reeves with big heels on 4inch at the 17th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Gala so Keanu Reeves must be 6ft2 Charlize is 5ft8. check get images
Sarah said on 30/Jan/06
I just saw Aeon Flux, and i think if she was 5'8.5'' she wouldn't look as tall as she does in the movie. Granted that she is wearing high heels and everything, I'd say she's at least 5'9.5. Maybe 5'10.
Anonymous said on 17/Jan/06
Paltrow is 5'7 1/2" and she is 5'9" 1/2. That is really tall, you know. But she is not quite 5'10".
dmeyer said on 8/Jan/06
she is 178 cm minimum
said on 26/Dec/05
I don't think there is 1.5 inch height difference between Charlize Theron and Rebbeca Romijn. Maybe it's time to give her 5"10'. Rob ?linklink
LAAnonyme said on 22/Dec/05
Without a doubt 5'9" max. Looking at pictures is too tricky--a person's shoes, posture and even the angle of the camera can really throw off a height estimate.
stAs said on 19/Dec/05
ooo, my friend is about 197cm and pretends to be only 194 - 193. i think you'll bitterly dissapoint him because his sure she has 183cm couse he like tall girlls.
so let it be 180cm for her
Anonymous said on 18/Dec/05
She appears 2 inches taller than Paltrow (looking at them next to Affleck). Doesn't that make her 5'10"?
LAAnonyme said on 5/Dec/05
I am 5'11" exactly, and I literally stood right beside Charlize at the recent U2 concert in L.A. I was surprised to find she is much smaller in person - she was standing up straight and wearing flat sneakers, and I'd say she was just barely 5'9", possibly only 5'8.5" Very cute, down-to-earth gal.
WTF??? said on 20/Nov/05
shivess , 5ft10!! , thats very tall for a woman.
Sabella said on 19/Nov/05
Maybe she wore high heels
Robinz. said on 14/Nov/05
You can't practice Ballet at the level she did if you are over 5'9". I have always heard of her as 5'9" and that is how it looks too. Hollywood is short. She is tall. She therefore looks even taller.
Bychance said on 7/Oct/05
Charlize is about 5'10. I am a member of BAFTLA and I go to a lot of private industry screening, I have seen a lot of actors and she is tall. About 5'9 or 5'10.
Anonymous said on 23/Sep/05
in the trailer for her new movie she is standing next to sofie okeyendo who is listed as 5'8...the difference between the two actresses are as such which would put charlize at 5'9.5. theres only an inch and a half i would say!
pinky said on 17/Sep/05
i believe she is 5'11"
itziar said on 14/Sep/05
she definitely looks taller than that..... I remember that when she won the oscar she was wearing like 1.5 inches heels (what surprised me) and she was still slightly taller than her boyfriend
Mr. Klaus said on 14/Aug/05
I think that she is taller than 5 ft 9.5
Because of her bad posture she look 5 ft 9.5 but when she is full straight she really looks 5 ft 11 in my eyes. She looks 2.5/ 3 inches taller Robert De Niro.
Coffeecakes said on 13/Jul/05
I forgot to add that after checking you having Jimmy Fallon at 6 feet, I remember an episode she did of Saturday Night Live. She was playing Marilyn Monroe, and she was wearing tops, 2 inch heels. Jimmy on the other hand, was wearing Frankenstein shoes. It was clear that if he had not worn those shoes, she would have towered over him. I remember when she did The Devil's Advocate with Keanu(whom you have listed as 6'1), she wore high heels during an elevator scene, and she was taller than he by at least 3 inches. That was the first time I saw her. So ever since then, I always have scoffed at her height being listed as 5'9 to be honest.
Coffeecakes said on 12/Jul/05
I agree with j.d. She always struck me as being taller than what she says. To me, the lowering her head constantly would say to me that she is more ashamed about her height.
[Editor Rob: I think she's for sure 177cm...178cm...maybe]
j.d. said on 6/Jun/05
Is she really only between 5'9'' and 5'10'' tall? I've seen her in Sweet November standing beside 6'1'' keanu reeves and she looked only about 2 inches shorter than him, like around 5'11''.