How tall is Eleanor Powell

Eleanor Powell's Height

5ft 5 ½ (166.4 cm)

American film actress and dancer best remembered for appearing in films such as Born to Dance, The Broadway Melody films and Honolulu. She was once described in that era as being "5 feet 5 1/4 inches; chestnut hair and blue eyes; weight 122 pounds."

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They'd probably decide I was too tall - I'm 5'6½ in stocking feet.
-- Photoplay, 1976

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Average Guess (4 Votes)
5ft 5.63in (166.7cm)
BilboBaggins said on 24/Dec/16
In the book 'The Star Machine' by Jeanine Basinger, the author writes of a young Eleanor Powell:"The MGM experts coolly assessed her. She was very tall by the star standards of the day, a full five foot six."
Arch Stanton said on 19/Mar/14
It's laughable that people think Astaire was 5'7". He looked 5'9" ish I've seen him in. Eleanor looked between 5'52 and 5'6" in comparison.
Sam said on 13/Mar/14
I'm not super-familiar with her work but she was a cutie
Arch Stanton said on 11/Mar/14
Again kudos to you Rob for adding this, it's great to see. Spot on I'd say, she looked 3.5-4 inches shorter than Astaire in the Broad Melody of 1940, both in flats.

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