Gertrude Astor's Height
5ft 7 ½ (171.5 cm)
American actress, best remembered for films such as The Strong Man, The Cat and the Canary, The Women, Stage Struck, Sitting Pretty and Synthetic Sin.
It's my height. I'm too tall. I'm five feet seven and a half inches tall. And that is just about three inches too tall to play with any star in the business. If I were a star there aren't two leading men I could get to play opposite me.
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5ft 7.06in (170.3cm)
Paul Wood said on 13/Jan/20
Regarding some of the previous comments, it's only fairly recently that being a tall female has been considered a good thing by many people. Previous generations, on the whole, regarded tallness as an 'unfeminine' characteristic. Average height was considered ok, but petite was considered to be very feminine and quite a lot of women wished they were shorter than they actually were. Fashions change as they say, and the attitude to height is one of those fashions which can change according to the preferences of the era.
said on 10/Jan/18
I find it shocking that this beautiful actress, at 5 ft 7.5 inches in height, felt that she was way too tall to play opposite the leading Hollywood men of the time! For me, too tall would be a female of around 5 ft 9 or above. Were the male actors of the 1920s all around 5 ft 5? Surely not!
Editor Rob: her height is certainly like a 5ft 10-10.5 range lady today.
Many of the men may have been 5ft 7-9, so being 5ft 5 would be preferable, with the whole wanting the man to be taller in films.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Sep/17
She'd eat those words now.
Sandy Cowell said on 25/Sep/17
@ Arch - Well fancy that? I just went along to Gertrude's page to see just how far back she dated, and find a snippet of an interview dating back to 1927 - before my Dad was born! The name itself suggests that this was an actress from that era and her appearance is another giveaway!
I love all this old stuff! It's historical, and hauntingly beautiful in its own way. Hats off to you, Arch, for admitting that you didn't forward Gertrude's name because I certainly would have thought it to be one of yours!
At 5ft7.5, the words 'very tall' spring to mind, and for those days it must have been tough going for her to find leading men tall enough! Gregory Peck would have been far too young!
I will go for 5ft7.5!
Arch Stanton said on 24/Sep/17
An oldie which I didn't request Sandy :-)