Diane Kruger's Height
5ft 5 ½ (166.4 cm)
German actress best known for roles in movies like Troy, National Treasure, Inglourious Basterds, Anything for Her, Mr. Nobody and Unknown. She says in GQ "I'm five foot seven, but Liam [Neeson]'s about six foot...I dunno, ten? He's like a bus next to me"
and also "I'm 5'7", which isn't very tall for a model...A lot of casting directors that I went to would say, 'Why are you not an actress? You're so short."
Photo by kathclick/BigStock.com
I really don’t look like a model. I’m only 5ft 7in; I’m not like your 5ft 10in obvious model strutting down the street, so I always felt insecure about how I looked and I put so much pressure on myself. The minute I decided, ‘Why am I doing this to myself?’ my life got a lot better.
-- The Guardian
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Average Guess (69 Votes)
5ft 6.08in (167.8cm)
Renato1 said on 8/Jan/21
said on 7/Dec/20Click Here
Rob,how tall do you estimate the woman next to Diane is?She once had a crazy 190cm estimate but today she's listed almost everywhere from 5'11.5 to 6' but even this seems unlikely
can look 5 inches taller...in heels with some other celebs can seem quite tall at times, though 190cm seems impossible
Silverleaf said on 26/Sep/20
@HACKER. You must be mistaken. Diane is absolutely not shorter than 5’4 that’s just insane. She’s 5’6 or around there.
Silverleaf said on 26/Sep/20
There is no way she’s 5’7”. There is a picture of her in very tall heels next to Joshua Jackson and he still towers over her, but she also still looks relatively average/tallish. I’d say at the most 5’6.
said on 17/Jul/20
Look at this:
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 15/Jul/20
💐🎂💝🎊 Happy Birthday Diane! 🎊💝🎂💐
Many Happy Returns to the beautiful German actress, Diane Kruger, who celebrates her 4️⃣4️⃣th Birthday today. Have a wonderful day, Diane - I absolutely love you! XXX 😁 Along with Franka Potente, this lady is one of the two most talented and adorable German actress, in my opinion.
Hacker said on 16/Apr/20
Diane Kruger was around 2 inches shorter than 5'5 Nina Dobrev both in flats at 2011 Coachella. Diane was at least 1 inch shorter than 5'5 Hilary Swank when together. In 2016,Diane Kruger was pictured next to 5'4 Dakota Fanning... surprise surprise- she looked 1 inch shorter.
Nik said on 22/Feb/20
@ Maggie Sammoud - Your comments are so interesting!
@ Naoufel Sammoud - That is amazing!
I'm so pleased to give Diane Kruger her 70th comment!
Nik said on 11/Jan/20
She doesn't look short!
Naoufel sammoud said on 9/Jan/20
Maggie Sammoud said on 28/Dec/19
I'm a girl and I'm tall 185 cm.
I saw Diane in Paris .
Diane Is shorter than me of 10 cm.
Diane Is 175 cm .
She Is a model and for a model the minim height Is 173 cm .
If Diana Is a model , She Is tall 173 cm or over 173 cm.
Diane Is a model and She Is 5ft9
Maggie Sammoud said on 27/Dec/19
Maggie Sammoud said on 27/Dec/19
I saw Diane in Paris .
Diane Is tall like my sister Antonella that Is tall 174 cm
Diane Kruger Is 174 cm
Naoufel sammoud said on 16/Dec/19
IO sono alto 1,90 m ,io l'ho vista con le mie due sorelle Maggie e Antonella (nei commenti qua sotto ) e se ci pensate bene , per essere una modella l'altezza minima è 1,70 m se no lei oggi sarebbe conosciuta solo come un'attrice tedesca.
IO ho visto Diane Kruger di persona con le mie sorelle a Parigi e Diane è alta come mia sorella Antonella cioè 1,74 m ed è una bella donna
antonella said on 12/Dec/19
Yes , i saw Diane in Paris with my sister Maggie and Diane is as tall as me.
Diane Kruger is our idol and Diane's height is 174 cm
Maggie Sammoud said on 17/Nov/19
I'm 183 cm and i'm 22 have got one sister, She's 27 and She Is 174/175
We are saw Diane Kruger in Paris and Diana Is as tall as my sister .
Diane Is 174/175
Maggie Sammoud said on 9/Nov/19
I see her in Paris 2 months ago and i am 183 cm and my bigger sister Is 173/174 and we see that Diane Is as tall as my sister.
Diane Is 173/174 cm
Maggie Sammoud said on 27/Oct/19
For me , Diane Is 172/173 cm, because she's 7/8 cm shorter than Orlando Bloom, he Is 180 cmand she's 14/15 cm shorter than Joshua Jackson and i are him in Paris and he's as tall as my dad 187 cm
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 15/Jul/19
😁🎂🎈🕯️ Happy Birthday Diane! 🕯️🎈🎂😁
Here's wishing the gorgeous Diane, my favourite German actress, a fabulous 43rd Birthday!
I feel the average is far too low. Diane has done modelling! I'm going to give her a Birthday guess of 5ft6.5.
davec said on 25/Jun/19
I saw a pic of her standing shoulder to shoulder with Mireille Enos. Maybe an inch difference. Mireille is listed here at 5'2" They are both wearing about the same size heels. My guess would be 5'3"
MAD SAM said on 10/Jul/18
Omg Emma Stone is 2 inches taller to Diane 😂 ; Amy Adams is barely shorter to her ; this girl is 163 cm or 5’4” max
said on 13/Jan/18
Will there be a downgrade?
I am not sure yet if I've seen enough to think she's a flat 5ft 5, at the moment I'm ok with a bit over it.
said on 12/Jan/18
i think she needs a downgrade, much shorter than january jones at 166.7 so by 165 in fact i couldnt not imagine her more than 165.5
In a heel (probably in 3-3.5 inch range) beside Norman Reedus
, not standing as tall as him, I think she has to be somewhere in 5ft 5-6 range.
Elle said on 6/Jan/18
She’s 5’5” tops- no way 5’6” and above. Met and briefly spoke to her. She was in flats. She’s very thin which makes her look taller
Katrina said on 4/Jun/17
I think she looks about 5'4; or even a bit shorter without those tall high heels. I think she says she is taller because she wanted to be a model, so she was stretching the truth! :)
Jazz said on 30/May/17
Why is she shorter than 5'4.5 Leighton Meester? Also shorter than Dakota Fanning? Let's accept the fact that she is average height- 5'3.5
Sandy Cowell said on 4/Jan/17
How can Diane be just 5ft5.5 when she started out as a model? I shall stick with the 5ft7 that she refers to herself!
I loved her in 'Inglourious Basterds'! Her mannerisms reminded me so much of my German Mum!
Quentin Tarantino was surprised to find out that Diane was German, as her English is so fantastic! He was thinking of casting Nastassja Kinski for the part originally, or so I've read! He certainly can't have felt let down by her performance! She was devine and I can get a little tearful while I watch her because my mother is no longer with us and, apart from hair and height, she does SO remind me of my Mum in her prime!
Justine said on 2/Jan/17
Please Google "Hilary Swank, Diane Kruger".... case closed- 5'5 Hilary Swank is clearly taller than Diane Kruger in similar sized heels. 163cm for Diane might be right.
anyonmious said on 23/Dec/16
I would say that 5'4" is more accurate.
Justine said on 22/Dec/16
Type your comment here...Just saw a picture with Diane Kruger and Dakota Fanning- both in heels, Dakota is strangely taller.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Sep/16
Also in The Infiltrator....much shorter than I imagined
anomous said on 14/May/16
She is actually 157 CM
T-ara said on 22/Oct/15
Next to Nicolas Cage she looks around 163 cm. I'm pretty sure.
Allie said on 2/Oct/15
You should add former fashion model.. despite her height she use to model for high fashion brands. Kind of like Kate Moss except she wasn't that much of an icon..
CW said on 18/Sep/15
Sat behind her on a plane and waited near her in baggage claim. She was wearing ultra thin flats so it's hard to get the exact height, but did not appear anything more than 5'6". I'd say 5'5.5", from my limited interaction, seems pretty accurate.
said on 15/Jun/15
rob with joshua jackson at 6'1" you don't think 5'5" would be better for her...in a lot of pictures she looks barely 8" shorter than him...
[Editor Rob: around 5ft 5.5 range is quite possible]
carver said on 11/Dec/14
Did ANY OF YOU see national treasure? Justin bartha was 2 inches taller than her, i wouldn't be suprised if she was 5'5. No taller than 5'6 that's for sure
Kiki said on 11/Oct/14
I think she looks around 1,70 next to others, but in 1992 she said in an interview when she was still just a model that she's 1,73. Back then she was about to take part in a modelling competition and had to meet certain height requirements and doctors had to give her a certificate stating that she'll still grow.
youtube.com/watch?v=CL0ZdTaQdZg Around 9.28 (German)
She definitely isn't AS tall, but I doubt that she's 1.68 nowadays. I think 1.73 was a generous number, but since she tok part in that competition and afterwards worked in Paris and New York, I doubt that she's under 1.70
said on 31/Jul/14
I think that 1,69m or 1,70m sounds fair for her. She's like 18cm shorter than Joshua Jackson here and he's 1,87m.
Arch Stanton said on 21/Mar/14
If Hitler had a prototype for a perfect blonde German woman she wouldn't be far off!! Agreed she can look 5'5" at times. Either way 5'8.5" is clearly silly, that Bar picture says it all!
Gaby said on 13/Oct/13
i yhink she can look short because she slouches a lot but i saw some pictures with Canilla Belle who is 5 ft 7 and im pretty sure that Diane is 5 ft 6 so Rob is right
said on 12/Sep/13
Diane is around 1.64 - 1.65 m (5'5''). Look this (Hillary Swank is taller):
Diane and Bar Refaeli:
Phantom said on 18/Jul/13
Fashion model directory lists her as 5'8.5" lol.
anon said on 5/Jul/13
In comparison with 5'2'' Melanie Laurent, Diane Kruger is only about an inch taller.
There are several pictures in which Diane has taller heels than Melanie from various "Inglorious ****" promotional movie campaigns.
Diane is more realistically a 5'3'' to 5'4''.
said on 8/May/13
In a 1992 interview on German television, when she was 16 and on the way to a modeling competition final in New York, she told the interviewer that she was 173cm (~5'8") but needed a medical certificate for the competition that she would still grow taller since the minimum height for runway work was 175 or 176cm (~5'9"). She did say there was no such minimum for print modelling.
btw, the interviewer in the video is around 194cm, or 6'4"
She ended up doing a great deal of runway and print work in the 1990s.
light said on 13/Sep/12
Rob, shes 5.5 at best. next to emma stone at calvin klien at nyfw she is a whole inch shorter than stone and they both have the same length heels on.
Rebecca said on 28/Aug/12
I meet her this summer in LA with my mother an i am 162cm and she was a few cm higher then me
So i Gues she's 164-166 cm high
Alexa said on 5/Jun/12
No way in hell is Diane Kruger anything more than 164cm...she's absolutely tiny!If she was 169cm (which she definitely isn't) she'd be a lot taller in heels at least but she still looks very short.
Beautiful lady but she's obviously more on the petite side.
TruebloodFan said on 28/Jun/11
Kruger at 5ft6.5? now there's a laugh. a very weak 5ft6(167cm) at her best.
said on 22/May/11Click Here
does this mean that nina dobrev's height needs to be changed?
sashag said on 12/Apr/11
@andrew..lol yeah i agree with you...Diane is def no 5'7...5.4-5.5 seems more appropriate..
said on 9/Apr/11
Yeah, 5'7" in heels... More like 5'4.5". Just look at the photo.
Next to 182 cm David Coulthard:
said on 7/Mar/11
@Kyle: you can see Dianes shoes here Click Here
i would say they are about 5.5 and Januarys shoes Click Here
they are about 6.2 inches
but your picture isnt good to compare heights, because it was taken from Januarys side, which means that she will look taller than Diane anyway, the best pictures are the ones that were taken frontal and all people are really on the same level (and not one in front of the other because this also makes someone seem taller), this you can see here Click Here
where Diane is as tall as January because it was taken from HER side. I think this picture Click Here
is best to compare heights, and here you see a Diane Kruger who is 4.5 inches shorter than Joshua Jackson inspite of her 5.5 inches shoes, his shoes give him probably 1.5 inches. Joshua is 6 ft 1.5 in tall minus 8.5 inches = 5 ft 4 in <----this is round about Dianes height ;-)
[Editor Rob: those are examples of heels that would be called 6 inch and give at least 4.5 inches, maybe close to 5]
said on 6/Mar/11
Check out this Pic of her, Neeson and January Jones. She seems way smaller than Jones, who's said to be 5'6. It's a pity we don't see their footwear, but since it's a red carpet event, we can expect them both to where high heels.
Agirl said on 5/Mar/11
i also think that Diane Kruger is about 5'5 BUT (@Kate!) i would never ever compare someone ANY height with a model because most of them lie about their height, when they are short they make themselves taller and many times when they are TOO TALL they also lie, believe me, i am in the modelbusiness and i know what i am talking about, a friend of mine who also is a model is about 6'2 but she says she is 5'9 because it is as difficult to get a job as it is for a short model (under 5'7). I would rather compare her to a "regular" person ;-)
jtm said on 4/Mar/11
she needs to measure herself again and this time without heels. there was a couple scenes in unknown where she looked almost a foot shorter than liam neeson. no way is she over 5'5 and could be 5'4.
The Face said on 4/Mar/11
I met her today with her boyfriend Joshua in my hometown Vancouver (I think she lives her now I see them all the time), and she was wearing 2 inch heel booties and was an inch taller than me (Actually we were almost eyelevel) and I'm 5'2.75".. She's TINY, as in also very very very slim, but very beautiful..
Anonym said on 25/Feb/11
Hi. I saw Diane Kruger today in Paris and she was about my height. (5'5).
Kate said on 23/Jan/11
she stood close to model lara stone in the calvin klein event last yr and she was wearing BIG heels while laras was about 4in, and she was still 2in shorter
The Face said on 26/Jun/09
Today her and Joshua Jackson were standing in front of the store I work at in vancouver, kissing.. I was all, whose' the shorty stumpy girl he's with, I thought he was with Diane Kruger, and then I saw her face and I was like OMG! Get this, swear to god, I was wearing flats, she was wearing sneakers, and she was the EXACT same height, and since sneakers are a bit thicker than flats, she's prolly shorter..
Here's the kicker, I'm 5'2.75" when I freaking stretch my neck reaching for the sky with no shoes, and I always lie and say I'm 5'4"..
I visited L.A. and ran into celebs and took pics with them, measured their exact height, and then compared them to ppl next to them in picks online.
General rule, honestly, w/e they post as their height online, especially for women, subtract a good 3 inches, MIN. Especially for actresses, not so much models, b/c actresses are small and look bigger on tv, and even tv sets we visited are made smaller than standard to make ppl look bigger/taller.
anyways.. longer than i aimed, but it was such a shocker.. based on my calc's jessica alba is no taller than 5'3.75"!
Anonymous 2 said on 20/Jun/09
In National Treasure she seemed to be almost as tall or as tall as 5'8" Justin Bartha, even when in scenes where she couldn't have worn high heels.
Savannah said on 23/Feb/09
I don't know if this helps, but I was leaving the independent spirit awards the other night and all the photographers started photographing me and yelling "diane! diane!" I didn't strike a pose or even stop for them but one caught up to me and said his producer told them I was diane kruger and to take a picture of me. I'm only 5'3.
Joel said on 25/Sep/08
She looks so short in the new American Vogue(the only reason I am searching to see how tall she is). If she really is over 5'5" she looks much shorter, she looks to be very petite.
said on 12/Sep/08
She cannot be taller than 5'4''-5'5''.
If you copy paste this link into your browser:Click Here
It shows you a pic of Diane standing next to Hilary Swank,
who's listed as being 168 cm (5'6'') tall.
Hilary is standing next to Bar Rafaeli, who is listed at 174 cm (5'9'').
Diane is the shortest of the lot and all 3 ladies are wearing heels.
karl said on 4/Jun/08
she's definitly not 169cm. in pictures where she is beside Joshua Jackson she looks like 25cm shorter than him.
Ingrid said on 12/May/08
She is about 5'5''. I always thought that she was taller because the media likes to propagate the ideal of the tall blonde German woman. However, she is 5'5''. How do I know? well in photos, Joshua Jackson her bf towers over her. I am 5'5'' and my bf towers over me. The point is that she is not the tall, lanky goddess the media portrays her to be. That's ok, I just wish the media would be more honest
Mattiew_- said on 4/May/08
I always thought she was between 168 and 170 cm .
said on 24/Apr/08
if Michelle Monaghan is 5'7 - then Diane Kruger is at the MOST 5'4.5 because Monaghan is at least 3 inches taller than her...Click Here
:) said on 27/Mar/08
I worked with her on set, and she's around 5'5"
dmeyer said on 8/Jan/08
5'6.5 seems right
ScotCanLiz said on 23/Oct/07
I passed her on the sidewalk and we were both wearing flats and she seemed to me to be about 5'5" tall (and I'm only an inch taller than that so my approximation should be pretty accurate). I was surprised because she seemed taller onscreen.... But I'm 99% sure it was her (face, hair, style, shopping bags, etc.).
German_Girl said on 13/Feb/07
She said in an interview that she is hardly 5'7.5 so my guess is 5'7 ;)
radio_man said on 17/Jan/07
she's 5'6 tops!
johnny5 said on 21/May/06
every pic i have seen with diane and Rose Byrne rose is taller.
[Editor Rob: yes, actually very close, sometimes one wears bigger heels though, but in same heels, hard to see who really is tallest, but kruger can be little shorter]
Gigy said on 21/Jun/05
I think she is 5'8! That´s often stated on the sites about her! But it is possible that she is around 5'7.5!
gem said on 14/Jun/05
she's 5"8 on a lot of other websites that i've seen, and she was a model so i think she must be around 172/173cm. she didnt wear heels in troy and was only 2 inches shorter than orlando bloom, who is around 5"10.
Anna said on 8/Jun/05
I think she is definitely 5"7, but like you said, Im not sure about 5"8. In troy she seemed about one or two inches shorter than orlando bloom, who must be about 5"10. In national treasure she seemed to look shorter! But yes definitely 5"7.