How tall was Irene Dunne

Irene Dunne's Height

5ft 5 (165.1 cm)

American actress, best remembered for roles in films Show Boat, Penny Serenade, My Favourite Wife and The Awful Truth.
It was a difficult part to played because of the make-up and because I was too tall. [Queen] Victoria was 5 feet 2 inches tall and I am 5 feet 5 ½ inches. So I played in my stocking feet beneath my floor length dresses and we had chairs built larger to give the impression that I was short.
-- 1950


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Average Guess (4 Votes)
5ft 6.25in (168.3cm)
Sam said on 23/Oct/15
Any chance she was her fairly specific claim Rob?
[Editor Rob: there's a chance, but from last time I looked I thought maybe 5ft 5 was nearer. I think sometimes half inches really are the truth, other times it is just a little embellishment]
Arch Stanton said on 24/Mar/14
Can look a bit taller in The Awful Truth.

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