How tall is Gillian Taylforth

Gillian Taylforth's Height

5ft 5 ½ (166.4 cm)

English actress best known for playing Kathy Beale on BBC soap opera EastEnders, and Jackie Pascoe-Webb on Footballers' Wives. A 2006 article mentioned her stats: "Modest about her looks, the 5ft 6in actress weighs just under 9st". In Closer Magazine in 2012 she mentioned, "My weight used to hover around 9st, but since getting into Zumba, I’ve lost half a stone". In her earlier career she used to list herself as Height 5 feet 5½ inches

How tall is Gillian Taylforth
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Average Guess (10 Votes)
5ft 5.95in (167.5cm)
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 24/Aug/21
Gillian's EastEnders character, Kathy, really has a heart of gold. 💛

She's been through her own personal crises, yet she volunteered for the Samaritans and she's just taken Lorna home from hospital, after she needed stitches to her forehead from a beating done to her person by some excuse of a man.

What a lovely woman.

5ft6. 👱‍♀️🌹💐🥀
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 23/Jun/21
😣😖👅 Correction Time! 👅😖😣

In my comment on Gillian from yesterday's date, I should have written, '...she sometimes feelS she married the wrong brother.'
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 22/Jun/21
How can Phil choose to have an affair with Lorna when he has Gillian Taylforth's Kathy as his wife?

She's tried to seduce a waiter to get her own back but was unable to go through with it. Then along comes Grant - all amorous - and Kathy says she sometimes feel she married the wrong brother. Funny that, for that was exactly the same wording Sharon used to voice her opinion to Phil regarding Grant!

Phil - you're a fool!

Gillie gets 5ft6. 👱‍♀️🌹
Paul Wood said on 29/Apr/20
She looks taller because she's slim but I think this listing is correct. She always looks taller than Wendy Richard who is listed everywhere as 5ft 6in. I think Wendy was 5ft 5in and Bill Treacher who played Arthur was more like 5ft 6.5in peak rather than his listing of 5ft 7in.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 28/Apr/20
Gillian's character in 'Classic EastEnders' has just started her affair with Phil, played by Steve McFadden. I can't see a terribly big height difference between the two at all, but they'll be plenty of chances in the coming weeks to check out what it is. I predict less than 2" - and that's with Gillian OUT of shoes.

5ft6 👱‍♀️💐
Nik said on 16/Oct/19
She always seems to look above average!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 14/Aug/19
💐🎂🎈 Happy Birthday Gillian! 🎈🎂💐

Ha ha! I don't know why they chose someone like Gillian to play older in 'EastEnders'; that was ridiculous!

Wishing this lovely lady a Very Happy Birthday!

Doesn't she keep herself in amazing shape?

5ft5.5. 😁

Nik said on 9/Jun/19
She is the tallest Gillian (There are 9 others!) on celebheights!
Nik said on 14/Apr/19
It looks like she didn't overlist herself when she claimed to be 5'5.5" in the 1990's!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 12/Apr/19
Unlike in yesterday's awful episode, wherein the police officer was doubting Kathy's truthfulness about the attack by Willmot-Brown, the two officers today were completely different. I noticed that one was an actress from 'The Fast Show' of all things! 😊👍

Well, they were on her side and took her seriously. Hooray for that.

I give Gillian 5ft5.5, her day's lowest point. I have actually read that she's 5ft6, but though she doesn't look it, she's a sixty-something now. It's hard to believe that when you look at her!
Sandy Cowell said on 14/Nov/16
I've never known Gillian to be anything other than 5ft6. When she started in EastEnders I read she was that height.
I remember her making an appearance as a fresh-faced young actress in the excellent film 'The Long Good Friday', which starred the late, great Bob Hoskins and the equally youthful as she is, dynamic Helen Mirren! What a film that was!

If Gillian has maintained her height the way she has her figure and looks, she can be immensely proud of herself!
Arch Stanton said on 21/Jan/13
Penrose needs looking into though as I think she looks taller than her 5'4" flat.
Arch Stanton said on 21/Jan/13
Looks right. 5'6"ish as I guessed, I knew she wasn't 5'7.5".
Anonymous said on 17/May/08
Weller looked visibly taller than the other two always. He might be 6 feet even.
glenn said on 10/May/08
thanks for confirming that schnouzer.
Schnouzer Breath said on 10/May/08
you are correct on Weller, Glenn, pretty sure i've heard it confirmed he's 5-11.
glenn said on 9/May/08
actually,now that i remember,foxton was 5-9ish,with a 5-10 peak look.buckler was 5-8.
Joe said on 8/May/08
Thats ok, Glenn. I think Rob has made a typo. The drummer is called Rick Buckler not Butler. Buckler looks to be about 5'10? What do you think of Buckler's height, Glenn?

Editor Rob
thanks I corrected his name.
glenn said on 6/May/08
thanks joe.
glenn said on 5/May/08
the jam are legendary but somewhat underated.maybe he was 5-9 peak.had casuals i believe.paul weller is around 5-11 id say.maybe confused cause when i first met weller 6 years ago he had boots i think.
Charliemoto said on 3/May/08
nice image, he's 5'8.5 not 5'8 imo.
Joe said on 2/May/08
Well done for getting The Jam, Glenn. They're a brilliant band one of the best. I agree with 5'8.
Steve012 said on 2/May/08
If Glenn says he's 5'8, then he probably is, cause Glenn is this height too, and people who are the same height together can judge best about it.
Anonymous said on 2/May/08
What was his footwear?

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