Gia Scala's Height
5ft 8 (172.7 cm)
English-born Italian actress best remembered for roles in films such as Tunnel of Love, The Guns of Navarone, The Garment Jungle, Battle of the Coral Sea, Tip on a Dead Jockey, The Angry Hills and The Two-Headed Spy. In a 1957 news article it mentioned "She's impressive both in size - five feet eight inches - and background."
and in a 1956 article "She's on the tall side; 5 feet, 8 inches in her sandals"
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5ft 8.13in (173cm)
Arch Stanton said on 28/Aug/17
Rob can you add the Classic Hollywood actress cat? One of the tallest for sure.
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Standing tall with Mitchum. she generally looks a good 6 ft in heels, 5'8.5 isn't impossible either.
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With Glenn Ford
said on 20/Aug/17
Rob any chance of a .25? I've had a good look at her in a few films and I think she was tall enough to be the type who might round down slightly for listings. 5 ft 8 would have been undesirable for women in those days. With Anthony Quinn there, if he was a strong 6'2 range in shoes... Click Here
Maybe she has a little ground advantage. She did make Widmark look under 5'10 and in Don't Go Near the Water she looked about the same height as Glenn Ford. Ford would have been close to 6 ft in shoes, so 4 inch heels seems a lot.
Editor Rob: I've not seen anything recently with her in it, but then I'm about 500 films behind! The last time I looked I did think 5ft 8 looked ok, but I can understand a strong 5ft 8 being possible.
Arch Stanton said on 29/Mar/16
Rob can you squeeze in The Garment Jungle too that's a good one with Lee J. Cobb.
said on 28/Mar/16
Nice one Rob, can you squeeze in Tip on a Dead Jockey? She really looked this with Doris Day and Richard Widmark in Tunnel of Love. In fact in some scenes they obviously did something with a raised level or shoes as she could look a bit taller in heels than Widmark and then be an inch or two shorter in closeups. Looked so tall in heels in some scenes, near 6 ft in them I thought, a chance of a little over 5 ft 8. Rare as a lot of women listed at 5 ft 8 in that generation usually turn out to be more 5 ft 6 or 7! Guessing thought when they reach 5 ft 8 or higher they're more likely to downgrade as above this would have undesirable in film.
Editor Rob: not impossible a solid 5ft 8 range for her.
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