Freddie Mercury's Height
5ft 9 (175.3 cm)
The UK front leader of Queen (Farrokh Pluto Bulsara was his real name), he had a big personality and always appeared to be a big type of guy. A site visitor pointed out that Freddie gave his height as "5ft 9.75".
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Average Guess (61 Votes)
5ft 9.27in (176cm)
Arch Stanton said on 24/Jun/20
They've done scientific tests on his voice and have confirmed how extraordinary it was with the vibrations. Most geniuses in their given fields are freaks with some kind of trait which allows them to excel at something, some people genuinely are gifted. I would be surprised if he had a four octave range though, my range is E2 to F#5 in head voice, just over three octaves and I'm a good singer!!
I didbn't think he looked 118 lb skinny, at least not how I think of him as he was c.1986. looked 150-160 pounds I thought.
said on 19/May/20
Here we go: Questionnaire from the mid-70s with all of the Band member's heights and weights. Freddie was purportedly 5'10" and a mere 119lbs. Click Here
118 pounds at 5ft 9 is skinny enough, but if he were 5ft 10 at that weight!
Muzzle said on 10/Feb/20
In fact 5’9” isn’t by any mean short, nowadays it’s the average height in the world along with 5’8” and 5’10”
5’7” is where the ‘short’ term starts
I give Freddie 5’9” he was tall by the average England height of that time
Matt99 said on 12/Dec/19
Hey Rob, do you think John Deacon could get a page? It’s a real challenge to guess his height! I think it’ll be a good chance for people to guess his true height!
said on 2/Dec/19
Hey Rob, how tall do you think John Deacon was? He seems anywhere from 5’8-5’9 range I feel. I can barely pin his height down!
I can see what you mean, just looking briefly at him I could see the chance of anywhere amongst it.
said on 4/Nov/19
Hey Rob, any chance that he lost height because of his illness? Also what do you think of John Deacon? 5’8 range? Big Queen fan!
It might have effected him in last year as his body struggled.
ba sa said on 3/Nov/19
@slc he got aids last stage and that disease made his height decreased...
MrTBlack said on 15/Aug/19
5’9” is taller than the national average height so definitely not short looking.
JD 5'9" said on 5/May/19
@6james94 I think that just proves that legit 5'9" looks taller than what most people think 5'9" looks like. Personally I don't think Leto or Mercury are over 5'9". Leto might be 176Ccm.
Vibram said on 26/Apr/19
5ft9. What do you think he weighed? 135lbs in 1975, 160lbs by 1984? He def. put on weight.
6james94 said on 6/Apr/19
Funny thing is that the 5'9" guys on here that are guessed taller seem my height proportion wise like at the end of bohemian rhapsody when they where showing the orginal band perform nothing is going to stop us now he looked like me proportionally when I'm thinner in built. Another guy like that is Jared Leto and he is guessed taller too. Do you think him and Leto on a hard working day I'm not talking afternoon but maybe at the end of the day do you think they could drop like a millimeter or a quarter inch if really working hard.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 31/Mar/19
Freddie has been entertaining me for the past 5 days! What a STAR! I love him so much!
I must admit that I did see him as taller than 5ft9, but then he was extremely lean. My Mum would watch his TV performances and remark, "Hasn't he got a wonderful figure?"
In fact, she was quite entranced; I saw her face! 😍
Five foot nine for this original genius.
PS He loved cats! How could I possibly not love him? 🐆🐈🐱🐈🐅
slc said on 18/Mar/19
Freddie was slim (his partner, Jim Hutton, said that he had a 28" waist), which probably made him appear taller. I would agree with 5'9" - that would be my best guess - but look at the pictures from the British Awards in 1990. He's noticeably shorter than the rest of his bandmates on that stage. So it's hard to say.
JD 5'9" said on 10/Mar/19
I could see 176. He was certainly taller than Elton John.
Spencer Dobkin said on 9/Mar/19
Solid 5'9" peak.
dug said on 25/Feb/19
after I saw them in 1978, I was actually surprised at how short he looked. I was right up against the stage and I would have thought around 5'5" at the absolute most, wouldn't have been surprised if he was 5'2".... so 5'9" surprises me. i'll just chalk it up to being 17, and pleasantly tripped :)
Sandy Cowell said on 5/Feb/19
Can you just imagine the furore when 'Bohemian Rhapsody' was released? I had a copy and many of the kids in my class wanted to borrow it! I don't think we'd ever heard anything quite like it in all our lives!
Is this the real life? No, it's a fantastic 5ft9.25!
H? Th?nh said on 26/Jan/19
i think he's 176
said on 11/Jan/19
Rob, how likely that he was indeed 5'9 and 3/4 ? He had good proportions ratio, long legs and short torso, people always assumed him being taller than he was.
From all I've seen I would still place him nearer 5ft 9 flat than almost 5ft 10.
Powerhouse said on 2/Jan/19
He had lanky proportions, in pics by himself he looks easily taller than 5’9. He had fairly long legs and a slim build which helped this illusion. I’d estimate he was a bit over 5’9.
JD 5'9" said on 20/Dec/18
176cm at his peak IMO. Would have edged out most guys who claim 5'9".
Jtm said on 13/Dec/18
when was he shorter than michael jackson? i have only seen pictures jackson looks taller when he was closer to the camera and we are not even sure about the footwear but if anything there are pictures of mercury looking slightly taller when they are standing side by side but again this depends on the footwear. i would give mercury a weak 5'9 and jackson 5'8.
James Keffer said on 11/Dec/18
He's shorter than MJ so I don't think he was quite a flat 5'9. Probably a weak 5'9.
said on 10/Dec/18
Rob which would you think he’d measure closer to 5’8.75 than 5’9.25? Sometimes he looks a weak 5’9 then looks 5’9 flat. Roger also had to be a weak 5’9 for sure, all their footwear were up and down in the 70s/80s so it’s hard to pin down.
It's hard to say weak or strong...I've always felt about 5ft 9 seemed to fit overall for him. At times he could look a bit more or less though.
said on 28/Nov/18
I would have said that Queen were on the tall side for their generation in the UK. Tell me you can see a 4.5" height difference between the (estimated) top of Brian May's head and the top of Freddie Mercury's head in this image - they're all wearing identical, low profile trainers
Would think Freddie was ballpark 5'10
Peter175 said on 17/Nov/18
Shorter than MJ imo.
I think he generally looks around average height though
Sukie Katz said on 10/Nov/18
Freddie came over as extremely tall on stage, I know he wasn’t super tall but his presence was huge so it doesn’t matter. I thought Rami did a great job by the way.
Matt99 said on 7/Nov/18
@Bom Scott no way John was 182...more like 172-3 at best and that’s being generous. They wore heels a lot in the 70s...I’d say Freddie 5’9, Rog 5’8.5-75, Brian May 6’1.75 imo and John 5’7.75
berta said on 7/Nov/18
his claim of 177 is probably out of bed what he was measured at.175 in the evening
Guest66 said on 7/Nov/18
@Bilbo Baggins you need to chill out my dude, insulting Rami Malek like that. He is barely 2in shorter than Freddie, and maybe he isn't his physical twin, he captured and delivered Freddie's mannerism and character like no one probably could.
Bon Scott said on 6/Nov/18
Hi. By comparison I can safely say Fred was the 5'9 3/4 the fan club had him listed as as I met John Deacon and chatted for a while in the late 90's & he was exactly the same height as me, if not a fraction taller. He wasn't wearing lifts, just normal trainer shoes. I'm 5' 11 & 1/2. I met Brian in 2010.....He was a couple of inches taller at most but in flat shoes so he is the 6'1 & 1/2 the fan club said. I also stood near Rog who I spotted in an audience at Cowes week relatively recently - he was a touch shorter but not much - so again 5' 10 spot on. There you go. Brian 6'1 & 1/2. John: 5' 11 & 1/2, Roger 5' 10, probably 5' 10 & 1/2 in 80s, Fred 5' 9 & 3/4. All true. All accurate. End of.
Bilbo Baggins said on 5/Nov/18
I am so disappointed that Rami Malek was chosen to portray Freddie Mercury in the 'Bohemian Rhapsody' film. They should have cast Aussie impersonator/proper lookalike, John Blunt, instead! Malak, at 5' 7" and looking like a sickly Raul Julia, looks NOTHING like Freddie. Nothing. Freddie Mercury was larger than life, and this movie has turned him into a short-**** waif with dodgy (and insulting) teeth prosthetics!
MAD SAM said on 14/Oct/18
I would say he’s a 176 cm guy or 5’5.25”
Sandy Cowell said on 6/Sep/18
🎙️🎂 Happy Birthday Freddie! 🎂🎙️
Freddie Mercury would have turned 72 yesterday. I hope he's enjoying the Great Gig in the Sky.📢
5ft 9.25. I always thought he looked taller, but that was his lean physique! His music was and still is GIANT and QUEEN of Rock.
cgf said on 21/May/18
I think he could be 5 8.
whatispopping said on 20/May/18
5'8.75. David Bowie is listed as 5'9.75 And mercury looks exactly an inch shorter than him.
Alekseyanov said on 1/Dec/17
His GP & lover both confirmed he is 5'8.75", so good chance media outlets just rounded it up to 5'9". Not sure were the 5'10" came from, lol.
Tallish89 said on 1/Dec/17
I disagree don't see as low as 5'8
He looked 5'9
Cameron said on 29/Nov/17
I'd go 176cm for Freddie, seems like he'd edge out most 5'9" flat guys.
Richardspain said on 10/Oct/17
He was 173-174cm maybe a bit over than 5'8 ft but not a full 5'9 ft
Sully said on 1/May/17
Hi Big Rob , do you think Freddie might have got up at 177cm (5'9.75") and went to bed at 175cm (5'9").I ask this because i get up at 177cm (5'9.75") and by night time (about 7pm) im at exactly 175cm (5'9"). Is there a possibility i could have the exact same morning and night heights as Freddie?
Sandy Cowell said on 8/Jan/17
Freddie Mercury was so lean that I definitely was kidded into thinking he was taller! Also, I would compare him to Brian May, who was 6ft4 according to my teenagers' magazines, and the least I would have expected was 5ft11, but I have noted that Brian, also very lean, is nowhere near as tall as I had previously read!
Now that was a surprise, and not a terribly good one after all these years!
said on 1/Jan/17
What was freddie mercury's head size? Length I mean. Always came off as under 9 inches to me.
Also, 5'9 on the dot imo
Editor Rob: roughly 9-9.1 inch I'd have thought.
jaime zardel said on 24/Dec/16
Some people's figure makes them look much taller than they are.In case of Freddy, he's slim ,got long hands and legs.
Fabio Alm said on 11/Nov/16
Looks like a 5.9 in, since he never wore lifts. It's strange how Roger Taylor is always listed as a 5.10'.5". He looks the same heidht as John and Freddie in photos they're at the same ground level, ROger seem the smallest guy for me
said on 5/Feb/16
Was Mercury listed as 5'8.75 before being listed as 5'9? Or was it 5'8 1/2? Wasn't Michael Jackson listed as 5'8 1/2 as well?
Editor Rob: he was 5ft 9 in 2005
PetePro said on 12/Jan/16
Re. Freddie Mercury: I would suggest around 5'8.75" to 5'9" area. He is nicely proportioned, but I think others report Freddie having very long legs due to his small head and often stripey pants. Such makes legs look much longer.
Marie said on 3/Oct/15
Once a very talented artist passes, they are escalated to the very best. I was always a Queen fan, in particular Freddie Mercury - there would be no Queen if there were no Freddie. If he wasn't gay, he would never performed the way he did. Flamboyance is not for the quiet types. Michael Jackson died, he was supposed to be the greatest performer. No matter who is the greatest. They entertained, inspired and motivated us. There will be no other Freddie Mercury, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley etc. But thank God those people did what they did
AdeyP said on 9/Sep/15
Earlier comment should have said 6 ff 7 plus re Brian May.
AdeyP said on 9/Sep/15
Jacob said on 29/Mar/15
I always thought this guy was a solid 6 footer, or even 6'2". Really surprised to see he's only 5'9", what the hell..?
I doubt you 'thought' about it much at all if that's your opinion. It's not surprising at all and his height would have no bearing on the music he made, his voice and performances. Your thought has no basis in reality and you obviously never seen a band photo.
AdeyP said on 9/Sep/15
Christina said on 9/Oct/12
I'm shocked that Freddie was not over 6 ft. he looks so tall. his legs alone look 6 ft long.
What a load of tosh. Brian May was much taller than him and Taylor.
If Mercury was over 6 ft that'd make Brian May 6 ft plus. The only thing shocking is your poor judgement!
Mrxskull said on 11/Aug/15
He had a very masculine, big built kind of face, which I guess is one of the things that made him seem much larger than he really was. Only reason I had any inclination of his shorter height was from seeing pictures of him standing next to Brian May, who I already knew was over 6 foot and towered over him.
said on 8/Aug/15
Ah yeah I see wat u mean, thought Lambert was 5"11 though??
[Editor Rob: I don't think Christopher was ever that tall.]
said on 4/Aug/15
hey rob most sources say 177cm? Wat u think?
Gregorovich said on 28/Jun/15
A Legend..BIG voice...BIG personality, he had us all fooled at only 5'10" or so.
Johemoth the dog said on 24/Jun/15
Weird that we're around the same height. He definitely can give the tall impression because of his long legs and skinny frame. I would of guessed anywhere from 5'8-5'10, depending on the picture/show.
dude said on 29/Apr/15
yep, he looked at LEAST 6 foot but comparing to his band's members he was the tiniest of them ;))
Jacob said on 29/Mar/15
I always thought this guy was a solid 6 footer, or even 6'2". Really surprised to see he's only 5'9", what the hell..?
BGee said on 27/Nov/14
Wow, could have sworn he was much taller! I guess his presence was much bigger than his stature.
said on 9/Nov/14
He looked 1 3/4 inches or so below 5ft9.75 > 5ft10 David Bowie, but Bowie had maybe 1/2 inch footwear advantage. Freddie always wore Adidas Hercules type trainers which don't have much heel. Not quite equal to him. I guess mid 5ft8 range for Freddie; 174cm. Click Here Click Here
ROJINA said on 30/Aug/14
He looked AT LEAST 5"10 to me!
snugglepuss said on 29/Jul/14
Freddie Mercury was 5'8" at a stretch..... get that..... at a stretch. Seriously 5'8" on a good day.
Somebody's Problem said on 20/Jul/14
One of the best tenors who didn't receive proper training.
He was the shortest in Queen...
But probably one of ( if not ) the best musicians in the band.
Gonzalo said on 8/Apr/14
1,73-74 is my guess. He was the greatest
radd said on 11/Mar/14
5'8 tops maybe as low as 5'7 1/2 ... looks 1-1.5 inches shorter than michael jackson
Viking said on 7/Feb/14
Ben Stiller should play him, but maybe the audience wouldnt take the movie too serious then.
David said on 9/Dec/13
Freddie Mercury i reckon was 5ft 8 and a half.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Dec/13
I think Paul Rudd, Steve Carrell or Casey Affleck would be suitable choices.
Sacha Baron Cohen was dropped anyway according to Brian May.
diavolo said on 14/Nov/13
During the first period of Queen, in the early-mid'70s, Freddie and the rest of the band wore platforms, which were fashionable for rockstars in the glam rock era. Plus Freddie was really thin those days, which also made an impression of him being much taller than he really was. Later, he switched to flat shoes, mostly Adidas sneakers.
Eeplee said on 8/Oct/13
His legs looked much longer than that but I only watched a video of him.
Lurk said on 9/Aug/13
Might look weird with 6ft 3in Sascha Baron Cohen playing a 5 ft 9 guy...
John said on 8/Aug/13
@lelman "the personality of someone 6'2+"? That sounds so messed up lol
lelman said on 28/Jul/13
He's got the body, face and personality of someone 6'2+, hard to believe that I'm actually taller than mercury himself
lol said on 12/Jun/13
He looks like 5ft8.5'' or 5ft9 ... Maybe 5ft9.75 in the morning ...
Zombie said on 26/Mar/13
Seemed to look 4 inches shorter than Brian May who is 6'1.5/6'2. Freddie Mercury was and is the BEST.
truth178cm said on 9/Mar/13
A solid 175cm.
said on 5/Dec/12
He looks a couple of inches shorter than 5'10" Christopher Lambert.
Maybe as low as 5'8"?
Christina said on 9/Oct/12
I'm shocked that Freddie was not over 6 ft. he looks so tall. his legs alone look 6 ft long.
Martyr said on 11/Dec/11
About the same as 5'10 Christopher Lambert (whom I think you met Rob), maybe a hair under.
the more I think about it, the more I picture something like that:
Freddie 176/177, John 176/177, Roger 179/180, Brian 189/190
I think Queen is one of the few rock bands that are not overestimated heightwise.
Reality said on 6/Dec/11
will you're crazy,he was actually 5'9.75
Will said on 13/Nov/11
5'9? He looked about 8' on stage.
Reality said on 20/Oct/11
How about Freddie always looked around his height (around 5'11).I still think that Freddie was 5'9.75-5'10.
Martyr said on 16/Oct/11
@reality John is certainly not 5'11. He always looked to be around freddie's height, if not a little shorter. 5'10.5 is indeed spot on for roger (I would not rule out 180cm at peak). Freddie at 5'9.75 sounds right to me too. Even very ill, he didn't look 2 inches shorter than 5'11.5 George Michael.
I still believe Brian was (maybe a weak) 6'3 at peak.
Gil said on 13/Sep/11
We, the world, couldn't care less about how tall you are; same goes for every comment with "I'm x feet tall" post that doesn't start with "I've met him personnally, and in comparison...".
This is a site where we discuss the height of celebrities. I never heard of you. Your height is irrelevant.
Jime said on 9/Sep/11
I thought he was going to be about 6'0. I dont care about his height, but he always had such a big presence in the stage that made him look magestic :)
Bomi said on 1/Sep/11
1. Freddie's middle name is Bomi, his father's first name.
2. Freddie's "powerful" look onstage has less to do with his physical fitness (which helped), than an essential part of successful acting: projecting a presence, or concept of a character. Great actors use every muscle in their body in blocking onstage (think about stories where costars touch an actor during a play, and found their entire body was tense, living in the moment of the character.)
Reality said on 25/Aug/11
It's just very uncivil to get here and start downgrading some legend who is dead.What a shame.Btw Brian May is 6'1.5 and was strong 6'2 at his peak,Roger Taylor is 5'10.5,John Deacon is 5'11.Freddie looked almost same height with them except Brian May.5'9.75-5'10 sounds really accurate.
ShWa. Jeremy said on 29/Jun/11
I think the 5'9" is good. (I don't care about those ".5", ".25", ".75" hub-bubs.) I've been watching Queen concerts and held them as my number 1 for 19 years (since my age of 12) and he was slim to begin with and decently fit into the 80s. His concert showmanship made him out to be gigantic, but I could always tell that Dr. May was taller, even with May's usual slouch.
In their years 5'9" was still taller than average; I slide from 5'9" - 5'11" (part of a disabling condition causes the fluxs.) 5'8" was average US height into my early adulthood, now I hear it is 5'10" (in The USA).
I do think his buid, fitness, and posture helped his powerful appearance. As to Sacha Baron Cohen, his height seems to me to be the primary factor for the role. I think, personally, he looks the part. As to the singing, that was impressive to hear him as (what was it, Perelli?) the other barber in the Johnny Depp "Sweeny Todd"; but no Freddie Mercury for sure.
peter said on 15/Jun/11
Freddie was a legend but not a physically large man - from extensive videos available I would say he's about 170cm (5 foot 7 inch)
So he was not big - so what!
He was a musical genius!!
avi said on 4/Jun/11
Alex says on 28/May/11
I can't believe that he is only 5'9"... My dad is persian and he is 5'11" and I'm 5'7" and I'm only 11...
you're a fool what does that have to do with anything? because he is Persian he can't be 5'9? who even said Persians are tall people on average they are not they can be any height like any other ethnicity.
Alex said on 28/May/11
I can't believe that he is only 5'9"... My dad is persian and he is 5'11" and I'm 5'7" and I'm only 11...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/May/11
I'll settle on the 5ft9.75...it's weird though i expected him to be well over 6ft...he had that presence about him
said on 1/Apr/11
5'9.75" at the morning and 5'9" evening
with 6'1" May, 5'10,5" Taylor and 5'9" Deacon
Anonymous said on 30/Jan/11
I'm not entirely sure where this 5ft 9 figure originates, but I don't think it's right. In January 1986 I went to a party at Freddie's mansion and met the chap. My first thought was how tiny he was. I am 5ft 5 and half and I was never one for heels so would not have been more than 5ft 7 in my shoes. He was at eye level with me.
Mr. Kaplan said on 17/Jan/11
5'9" makes sense. Freddie was amazing! Sacha Baron made a joke of himself with the Borat character, so I agree, it's a quite strange choice.
Chris said on 31/Dec/10
Sacha do Freddie justice? uhhh, I doubt it.
But on the subject of height, Freddie was 5'9 and Sacha is 6'3, that's a half a foot, it doesn't seen right
short man syndrome said on 29/Dec/10
I have to echo what other people on here have said, he looked taller because he was lanky and lean, but in actual fact was fairly average in height.
sweetunes said on 5/Nov/10
I hope that Sacha Baron Cohen does justice in playing Freddie, as this man was one of a kind, so talented and such a wonderful spirit. I don't think anyone can do him proper justice, but it's time that we finally honoured this Legend! Love you as if you were still with us, Darling!
persianperson said on 19/May/09
just cuz hes persian doesnt mean hes short! my entire family is lyk reelly tall, like 6 feet 5 9 5 10 and stuff... my sister is 5 9 and is 20 yrs old! persians are tall too
NancyT said on 14/May/09
This message is for Guru65 - I think it is so awesome that you actually spent time with Freddie Mercury and so weird that nobody commented about how truly lucky you are.
joe said on 2/Mar/09
5'8 is too low for freddie. i would say he was always a solid 5'9 and i doubt he ever shrunk as he died aged 45, which is obviously too young for shrinkage. the problem is the and photos are deceiving. brian always looks the tallest by far but then john will look a fair bit taller than freddie and then he looks smaller than him in another photo.
John said on 18/Feb/09
Michael Jackson, who is listed here 5'9'' and by other persons 5'10'', was 1 inch taller than him. So Freddy was 5'8'' or 5'9'' tops.
RisingForce said on 6/Feb/09
That was a great find Nadia, he was 5-9 3/4.
Danimal said on 17/Jan/09
If he weighed 126 pounds early on in his career, he definitely gained weight by the mid 80's. He looked to be at least 150-155 pounds in 1986. By the early 90's, I wouldn't be surprised if he dipped down to 118 pounds or so.
anonymoose said on 17/Jan/09
@ tyler...I know 2 Zoroastrians who r very tall..one is 6"3 and the other looks to be in the 6"4-6"5 range... even I am a Zoroastrian and I am quite tall
tyler said on 15/Jan/09
despite of what many americans think...parsi people are quite tall, taller than americans...average height of Iranians and Parsis from India is nowdays 178 cm, 5.10 (same as european people)...so freddie's height has nothing to do with his etnicity.
John said on 7/Jan/09
There is a pic of Freddy and Christopher Lambert ( listed here as 5 ft and 10.5 inches) and he looks like 3 inches shorter than Lambert. I don't know how to post it.
beatlefan said on 5/Jan/09
Very interesting find from Nadia, 9 stone is light indeed even for a short chap. Freddie did have very long legs and a shortish body so that would naturally make him lighter. He was quite muscular though especially in the early and mid eighties. He must have weighed next to nothing when before he died, very sad.
Big T said on 5/Jan/09
9 stone is tiny. 126lbs/57kg.
glenn said on 5/Jan/09
at first i thought that said 5-7.3/4.im reading wrong correct? on this phone. so 5-9.3/4 it is.he always looked 5-10 to me.5-9 sometimes.this makes sense.
leonari said on 4/Jan/09
Angela said it right. Freddie had a very slim built and very small features. His upper body was plain short. Could go on a 5'6-5'7" guy. His legs were long!! Thats where his average height came from. Legs of a 5'11 guy upper body of 5'7". He could have been 5'9 3/4 when he woke up. But not during the day. 5'9" flat-not below though.
said on 4/Jan/09
YOU GUYS! It looks like Freddie has something to say about this himself! Follow this link and you will see a piece of paper with Freddies own handwriting: Click Here
[Editor Rob: good find Nadia!]
John said on 29/Dec/08
No more than 5'9''.
said on 29/Nov/08Click Here
with cliff richards 5'10''
Davidoff said on 29/Oct/08
Persians are not short people anyway NICK,There average height is taller than americans.
guyfrommars said on 27/Sep/08
As I said before Freddie was 5'9". Apart from his early "glam rock" days and the music video for "I Want to Break Free" he never wore heels or lifts, because he simply didn't had to. He was a huge personality and could appear as a really big guy in spite of his height. He even went on stage barefoot sometimes, but he usually wore Adidas or other brand sports shoes.
John Deacon is also a modest 5'9" which can be seen in videos, Roger Taylor is 5'10", Brian May is 6'1" with his hair making him look like 6'2".
Angela said on 25/Sep/08
He was 5-9. Just because your a certain race, doesn't mean you will always be a height characteristic of that race. In fact, his father was taller than he was, and a bigger man, weight wise than Freddie. Read Mercury and Me, by his lover Jim. Freddie was 5-9, but his features were small and he was quite diminitive. Although 5-9 doesn't seem that short, he had extremely slim arms and legs. He was lengthy and looks tall in video, because of his body shape.
Big King said on 23/Sep/08
Mercury is 5'9 1/2".
Davidoff said on 13/Sep/08
He was atleast 5`9 if not a tad more.
Arsha said on 31/Aug/08
I think he was 5'8. Anyways he was persian!
freddiemercurytopfan said on 27/Aug/08
ok all of you are wrong. freddie mercury stood 5 feet 9 and a half inches. and i am so tired of these fools claiming they knew him or hung out with him in the 80s or 70s. its funny how one on every site "happened" to be around him. any other freddie questions i can answer?
Fabio said on 21/Aug/08
Well i think he was 5'7. And when he put in on sneakers he was around 5'8. His slender figure makes him look like a giant. Usually skinny people have the illusion of making themselves seem taller then they truly are. Take for example Jennifer conelly. She looks like 5'10 but in reality is 5'6. Freddie comes from Indian sub continent which has a history of malnutrition and protein starvation.
I think his true height is 5'7.
Guru65 said on 9/Aug/08
I spent some time around Freddie in the mid eighties. I am 174 cm and would say that he was a whisker taller than me. (I thnk he usually wore sneakers) So 175 sounds pretty accurate. He had a very slight frame so the initial impression was " What a little guy" but when you stood next to him he wasn't really that short.
Anonymous said on 15/May/08
The two of them look the same height in the video. But, Bono needs the height of boots and a mullet to match up to freddie.
Eddie said on 14/May/08
Bono never was 5'7'' in his entire life. 5'6'' is the best his able to claim for.
His mullet makes him taller than Freddy.
My point was that comparing with Bono, Freddy seems 5'8'' on those vid. But in shoes!
So barefoot he was around 5'7 1/2''.
Pretty clear for me. Though, it's just my pesonal opinion...
beatlefan said on 14/May/08
I think some of the posters on here should be ashamed, the man was a legend and died in the worst possible way. He clearly did NOT wear lifts he always wore flat sneakers and sometimes barefoot on stage and in videos. I know from personal experience that people with a long term wasting disease lose some height as well as weight due to the muscle wastage. He was a strong 5'9" before about 1989 and the reason he looks around the same height as Bono is because Bono has huge heels on and huge hair. Bono was probably around 5'7" in 1984 anyway, 5'6" now. I know an asian guy who is over six feet tall, and another I work with is 5'11".
vbgodd said on 13/May/08
I am not judging Freddie's height by Bono's hair. I am just pointing out that Bono's mullet is adding an inch(plus) to his own height and Freddie is still slightly taller. 3:04 yes freddie who is wearing flat tennis shoes is level with Bono's mullet, even when BOno is wearing 2" cowboy boots.
Eddie said on 13/May/08
I diasagree with you.
#1 As I have mentioned, they're standing almost in a line.
Yes, at the beginning Freddy stands right behind Bono. And eveb seems to be a half of inch smaller.
But few seconds later Freddy comes closer and at 2:27 they stand in a line, shoulder to shoulder.
At that moment Freddy seems no more than 1 inch taller than Bono.
#3 Bono's hair is nothing to talk about. I'm not asking you to judge of his height by a top of his mullet.
It's obvious that Freddy is a little taller. But no more than 0.5 inch. And, please, don't forget that he's also in shoes.
Anyway, I still think that barefoot he was no taller than 5'8'' or 5'8 1/2'' tops.
At 3:04 you can see Freddy with his arm around Bono's shoulders.
It's obvious that they're of the same height, even thought Bono's hair is higher.
vbgodd said on 12/May/08
Eddie, in your video Bono is #1 a good step or two infront of freddie, #2wearing atleast 2in heels, and #3his hair is adding on some extra height and Freddie still manages to look the same height or even half an inch taller (give or take)
said on 11/May/08
vegetable man, are you sure that he never did?
Here's a video of the Live Aid final.Click Here
At 2:21 - 2:30 you can see him standing close to Bono, who is 167 tops.
Bono was in a cowboy shoes those day, so he was 173 max (or even a bit less). And Freddie was in a flat sport shoes, which could add him 1 or 1.5 cm max in height.
Now you can obviously see that they're of identical height. Freddie seems a little smaller, but he stands a half step far.
Judging by this, I would never buy that Freddie was 175 or even 177 barefoot.
5'8'' seems to be his correct height.
vegetable man said on 7/May/08
He has very long arms and legs for his height. Not just legs, look at his arms too.
They make him look 5'10, 5'11. He certainly doesn't look any shorter than 5'9, and standing next to a variety of other people, he never really looked short.
5'7? No way.
hh said on 7/May/08
But still remember, Freddie born in Africa (Tanzania), and maybe he was not 100% parsi.
And, if parsi can't be more than 5'7", what height is normal for them? 5'7" is a giant? Funny!
Realistic said on 4/May/08
Parsi are closely related to indians...He had Iranian heritage just like most north Indian people do. So are North Indians like Freddie mercury's. Yes and NO. North Indians are mutt of many middle eastern and European races, due to countless invasions. North Indians are the tallest Indians, While South Indians are the shortest. Go figure.... North Indians are usually are hairy, olive coloured skin , light brown eyes , black , green and sharp features. Most of the actors from India are North Indian.. His parent acknowledge him being Indian. His birth Certificate says Indian. His biography says indian. India is diverse country from people ranging from being looking Negroid , in between and Cauasian looking. Indian population is constantly changing. A lot of Pot heads( white people no offence) stay back in India and marry locals. because of the cheap drugs , weather and food.
MahaRaja said on 3/May/08
Indians can be very tall or very short. They fall under the standard deviation. Freddy was a Parsi ( a people that is closely related to Indians) and he did change his name. He was probably of average height, 5'9 seems right since he does not look like a shrimp next to any of his band mates. Could be the TALENT Freddy had. This seems rather silly.
said on 25/Apr/08
Freddie is barefoot in this rehearsal for wembleyClick Here
Jed said on 24/Apr/08
Freddie seemed not to care about his height. He used to wear those completely flat adidas trainers. 5'9
Realistic said on 23/Apr/08
Photos dont matter. He could be wearing lifts like most celebrities. He was Indian. He changed his first name and last name and put a lot of make up to look white. What makes you think you think he wouldn't wear lifts to look as tall as the other band members. Farrokh wanted to pass as a British person , while in reality he was Indian parsi.
hh said on 21/Apr/08
He always same height with roger. Look at photos or videos. 175-176. Or look photo with katerine zeta johns, she is about 5'7-8".. He looks 2 inches taller
Realistic said on 20/Apr/08
Ishan my man. People from North India have usually turkish, persian, greek , Syrian and hun blood in them. It quite obvious their going to be taller. North Indians are usually taller, fairer and more Caucasian looking. Mind you present day Pakistan was part of India and it is close Iran. THus people their will be taller and fairer. Freddie mercury was not that big. He was two inches shorter then roger taylor.
Ishan said on 31/Mar/08
realistic come to india i'll show you how the average indian height is increasing......
luk at dilip Singh Rana(great khali), isn't he indian, infact all the wrestlers in india are of average 6'6 height n' average indian height is also increasing....
you better watch out what you are saying when you have nill knowledge about the subject.....
D. Ray Morton said on 26/Mar/08
I always thought he was 5'9". He personality was 6'9".
said on 21/Mar/08
Queens official website lists him at 5' 9'.Click Here
MoreLikely said on 18/Mar/08
Realistic: On the subject of history, in the era of the Storming of the Bastille your average Frenchman was five foot four. Now they're five ten at least. That's a strong argument in favour that nutrition has a massive impact on height. Maybe Freddy had a better diet than his parents?
hh said on 17/Mar/08
Realistic, look at the some photo with freddie: He cant be short than 5'9" - its not realistic.
Realistic said on 15/Mar/08
His mother , father and sister were very short. What are the odds he shoots up the 5'10 or 6'0 range. 5'7 is his height vito is right. He could have worn lifts. Come on people lets be realistic.
Vito said on 13/Mar/08
I dunno realistic is an idiot. But i say he could have worn lifts. Who knows he is dead anyways rip
leonari said on 12/Mar/08
Realistic: get real. Show me a single 5'7" guy with legs as long as Freddies when he wore those leggings in the 70 ies. He had a very small frame and his upper body could well be of a 5'7" guy. But the legs come into play wise guy. Love your nickname though.
sf said on 12/Mar/08
So, is Mercury the short pea plant?
said on 11/Mar/08
What rubbish, Realistic!
basically what you are saying is Indians can't be tall, including Freddie no more that 5'7? He looked 5'9, possibly even stretched 177cm when right out of bed.
Besides read what Glenn posted: "I just talked to someone who met him many times.he said 5-10 was possible.5-9 also possible.taller than me (5'8) is what he said that was sure."
here are some pictures to compare with other members of Queen:Click HereClick HereClick HereClick Here
Realistic said on 10/Mar/08
Heh Einstein. Does interracial marrying ring a bell. If you look at the Mendel experiment. You will notice that a short pea plant crossed with tall pea plant has the likely hood of making a tall pea plant and short pea plant. Every generation is likely to have a short pea plant in it, only if the short or tall pea plant is not dominant. Freddie's ancestors have been living in India for 2000 years. Hes bound to be shorter compared to normal Iranian. Did you know that some Indians have Persian blood and are still short. Please learn to read history before you start talking out of your ass. Freddie was short 5'7. In shoes close to 5'9. Be Realistic.
MoreLikely said on 8/Mar/08
"Realistic", you don't know anything about science. Human height is a gaussian distribution and it varies quite a lot, so having an Indian more than three inches above the Indian average is certainly not any more impossible than a European above 6 foot 1. But for the sake of argument if you merely look at the second and third generation descendents of Indian immigrants in the UK you'll see that they're about the same as the UK average which suggests the Indian lower average is due to nutrition.
BD said on 8/Mar/08
"Anything more than 5'9 is scientifically impossible." -Realistic
You must be joking. I'm 100% Indian and I'm 5'10". Both my brothers are two inches taller than me. My father is 5'6" and my mother is 5'4. Face it. There are far too many variables of which you are unaware for you to "scientifically" conclude anything. That said, 5'9" sounds right to me.
Jed said on 7/Mar/08
Realistic - what a rubbish...
Basically you are saying that if you are of Indian heritage, you can't be tall, taller than 5'7 (?)
Freddie was a strong 5'9er, possibly peaked 177cm in the morning....
Realistic said on 5/Mar/08
You guys gotta remember that his ancestors have been living in India for 2000 years. because of this he is living in a subcontinent in which the average height is 5'6 for males and 5'4 for females. Parsi the Iranian stock that came to India were ranged from 5'10 to 6'0. Freddie mercury's ancestors decreased in height when they came to India due to climate , poor protein uptake and interracial marrying( marrying a short Indian women). Freddie mercury was realistically 5'7 without shoes. And 5'8.5 in shoe hence nearly 5'9. THus Freddie mercury height in shoes would be close to 5'9. Anything more then 5'9 is scientifically impossible due his roots from India.
said on 29/Feb/08Click Here
With Catherine Zeta Jones... WOW!
So.. What you think now? 176-177?
On all the fotos I never see him shorter than Roger Taylor or Deacon. Maximum is 1-1.5 centimetr
Sharon said on 22/Feb/08
My cousin met him at Budapest. He says that hes not very tall but has a amazing personality. He says in shoe he was 5'8, 5'8. 5 tops being 5'9. Who cares about his height anyways! The man was a legend. He is a immortal rock god. I loved the song made as swine. Peace
leonari said on 21/Feb/08
Jed: No I really think he was not 176.
leonari said on 21/Feb/08
Mr. Anthony: You are wrong. He was skinny but not as short as you think. He was 5'9" and he looked it.
Mr.Anthony said on 21/Feb/08
Iam going to say 5'7 without shoes and 5'8.5 in shoes. He was a skinny dude. Its a shame about the Aids thing though. Very talented. RIP
Jed said on 7/Feb/08
Could have streched 176 cm...
leonari said on 6/Feb/08
He wasn't 5'10". His personal assistant recently said he was 5'9". He had unusually long legs for a guy that height.
Best singer of all time...what a shame.
glenn said on 5/Feb/08
i just talked to someone who met him many times.he said 5-10 was possible.5-9 also possible.taller than me is what he said that was sure.
Joe said on 4/Feb/08
Freddie was probably 5'9 or a little more. I think annie lennox is about 5'8.
brapp said on 22/Jan/08
my dad told me he was quite little, about 5'7"
he knows quite a lot about music and **** like that as he was a dj in the queen era
but then he never met him
said on 6/Dec/07
Any idea how tall Annie Lennox is?
There's a picture of Freddie with her partying.Click Here
leonari said on 6/Dec/07
Have you seen Elton John in the 70's80's?? the man was the king of big heels!!! Sometimes even 3 inches!!!
That could explain why he is barely taller than Elton. But trust me: Freddy Mercury was around 5'9" with perfect proportions and a thin frame giving the illusion of a taller guy. most people who don't know anything about Freddie will guess that he was in the 6 foot department.
said on 5/Dec/07
Fine. Sorry Clearly in the picture you can see Freddie is 6'6. Click HereClick Here
leonari said on 5/Dec/07
Very hard to gauge cause extremely well proportioned. Anything between 5'8.5 to 5'9.5 is possible. A full 5'10? No.
glenn said on 5/Dec/07
you can lose peak height due to illness or drug use.regardless of age.and it can come back once healed.as for the elton pic,thought it looks precise,in those days the footwear was nuts.
said on 5/Dec/07
P.S: Freddie looks like a 6'1 guy here. Wow!Click Here
Jed said on 5/Dec/07
Official Queen website lists them as follows:
Brian May - 6'1.5
Roger Taylor - 5'10.5
Freddie Mercury - 5'9
John Deacon - 5'11 (questionable though)
I think Mercury never had a "peak height". He died young and hardly lost any of it. He was listed 5'9 from the beginning. Though he could have been 176 cm....
said on 5/Dec/07
Again. Here is a picture with Elton john 5'6 , Peter stryker 5'7 and Freddie mercury Click Here
Derek said on 4/Dec/07
There's no way Freddie was only 5'6"-5'7". He was at least 5'9". He looked much taller on TV because of his thin build, but he wasn't that short.
glenn said on 3/Dec/07
hell,the way mercury looked at times i wouldnt be surprised he 5-10 peak.he was listed at 5-10. 5-6? 5-7? i have to see this.
said on 3/Dec/07
The proof is in the pudding, watch the video and compare Freddie's height with Roger taylor height who is listed 5'10. Freddie is 3 to 4 inches shorter than taylor Click Here
Danimal said on 2/Dec/07
Why downgrade the man to 5'6"-5'7" when that is just not true. 5'8"-5'9". Freddie was not always skinny. He had AIDS and he was slowly dying for the last couple of years of his life.
Derek said on 2/Dec/07
Freddie's health was deteriorating rapidly at that point in early 1990. He was very thin at that point, and he lived for nearly 2 more years, so who knows how much weight he lost after that.
said on 2/Dec/07
Skinny people look very tall, thus freddie looked like a giant. But in reality if you look at the last appearance of freddie at the 1990 brit awards you will see his real height.Click Here
Pause at 35 seconds and you will be shocked to see he was probably no less then 5'6 or 5'7
emin lezgin said on 10/Nov/07
i always thought that hi was 6 ft height at least.many time he wear sneakers .he has not heels but look really tall to me! greatest man.
Junius said on 4/Nov/07
Strange as it may seem, Freddie was only 4'6 inches tall. He seemed taller because of the leotards, leathers, and wife-beaters. Hinky...
said on 28/Sep/07
I don't think Freddie and John were the same height, as evidenced by the beginning of the music video for "One Vision": Click Here
John's standing next to Roger Taylor when they recreate the "Bohemian Rhapsody" pose, and he definitely looks an inch taller than Roger. If Roger is 5'10" or 5'10.5", then that would make John 5'11" or 5'11.5"
Doodle said on 25/Sep/07
Freddie Mercury was 5'7 1/2 and 5'8 1/2 in shoes.
Swordless said on 15/Sep/07
Have never come across Pluto as a middle name.....also, Freddie had great legs, not curved....
Steinbruger said on 30/Jul/07
Freddie mercury height was 5'7 1/2. In shoes he would like he was 5'9.
trueheight said on 30/Apr/07
Sounds right. Freddie was long legged very rarely wore platforms on stage (only in the early 70s). Thereafter, he always wore 1in Addidas trainers or the like. Roger is 1in taller and John Deacon is about the same as Freddie
Marina said on 5/Apr/07
I very much doubt that he's shorter than Roger.
boy lason said on 25/Mar/07
Growing up he always seemed like he was over 6 ft. Can't believe that he's just 5'9, I mean c'mon, the guy's a GIANT!
MAYDAY said on 19/Jan/07
He always seemed like he was about 6'3 until you actually took a close look. A dead on 5'9, with a pesonality like no other.
tubbs said on 16/Dec/06
5'9" is probably right for Freddie, but someone told me he did come across a big guy....
Glenn said on 2/Dec/06
Bumped into Bowie a couple nights ago again.tallest Ive seen him. 5-10.usually,he looks 5-9.
RICHARD said on 1/Dec/06
Freddie was a solid 5'9". I think when he stood next to 5'10" David Bowie, his height had to be 5'9". RIP Freddie
Franco said on 24/Oct/06
both are on sport footwear and if that pic below with Lambert is valid, then Lambert would be 5'11 to 6'0 and Freddy a strong 5.9.
Freddy mercury had curved legs and bad spine, maybe scogliosis?
his body was curved, his legs are curved, always been...
5.9 would be correct IMHO.
Anonymous said on 6/Oct/06
Lambert 5'10", Freddie no mor than 5'8"...but who cares? the music is 7 feet tall!!!
said on 4/Oct/06
I think the 175cm seems valid, but somehow he looks kinda short compared to Christopher Lambert(179cm) in the picture Click Here
guyfrommars said on 17/Jun/06
Freddie was listed as being 5'9" from the very beginning. He was such a personality and had such a charisma that he never had to look taller or state that he is taller. In the 1980s he wore simple absolute-flat Adidas trainers on stage and similar shoes anywhere else. (Exception is the video of "I Want to Break Free" with high heels on, but he plays a woman there... :-))
Brian May is the same. He was always listed as being 6'1". Maybe his hairline could make him 6'2" sometimes.
Roger Taylor was listed being 5'11" sometimes, but most of the sources (then and now) states that he is 5'10" which could be quite true.
John Deacon is the odd one out of the four. For unknown reasons he was listed on most places as being 5'11" or even 6' (Imdb also lists him as 5'11"), while on concerts and videos he looks exactly as tall as Freddie or maybe half-an-inch shorter sometimes.
The official site of Queen features quite correct heights of the bandmembers: Freddie Mercury was 5'9". Brian May is 6'1". Roger Taylor is 5'10". John Deacon is 5'9".
Glenn said on 9/Jun/06
The Duran guy is 5-6ish.the Queen guy is 5-10.
D. Ray Morton said on 8/Jun/06
Roger Taylor of Duran Duran is closer to 5'7".
George H said on 8/Jun/06
No way is Roger Taylor 6'1". He's officially listed as 5'10".
said on 6/Jun/06
Left to Right:
Roger Taylor 6'1" (Roger Taylor of DURAN DURAN is 5'8")
John Deacon 5'11"
Brian May 6'2"
Freddie Mercury 5'9"Click Here
Anonymous said on 27/May/06
I read an interview with his bodyguard of many years. He said the same thing as you, big personality and very charimsatic. Every time he'd walk into a room, everyone would took notice, though he was only 176cm.
Marcus said on 7/May/06
Looks pretty much the same height as Christopher Lambert on "Princes Of The Universe" music video clip...might have been also a 5'9 1/2 guy, who knows?
Anonymous said on 30/Apr/06
Looked an inch shorter than David Bowie who's 5'10". He's a solid 5'9".
Anonymous said on 2/Apr/06
He was looking dangerously skinny in the 70's with the long hair then very muscular in the 80's with the mustache. Those type of bodies made him look taller.
Joe said on 9/Jan/06
I'd say he's between 5'8/5'9 very comfortably. His build sometimes made him look bigger in my opinion.