How tall was Irish McCalla

Irish McCalla's Height

5ft 9 ½ (176.5 cm)

American actress best remembered for starring in 1950's TV show Sheena, Queen of the Jungle and films She Demons, The Beat Generation and Five Gates to Hell. In a 1960 article it mentioned her as having a 5-foot-8 physique and measurements of 39-24-37, which Irish commented on:
Honey, a figure like mine is like having too much money...it's tough now trying to convince people I'm not eight feet tall - they always gave me five-foot leading men.
A 1956 TV Radio magazine mentioned she was a "barefoot five-foot-nine-and-a-half".

Irish McCalla 1961

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Average Guess (3 Votes)
5ft 9.67in (177cm)
Christian 6'5 3/8 said on 20/May/20
@Rob
Wikipedia inaccurately described her as 5'9 1/2" (1.8m) Click Here when we know that 5'9 1/2" is actually 1.76-1.77. It might be a case where they mistook 5'9 1/2" for 5.95ft, and converted that to cm.
Editor Rob
Every site has mistakes, some more than others...but it helps in Wikipedia's case that anybody has potential (except on protected pages) to remedy obvious typo's.

The only time I edited Wikipedia pages was on adding a few photos to Wikimedia Commons, then updating the Wiki with the photo.
Tom Maynard said on 19/May/20
Just watched She Demons. I've got to find Sheena next.. Beautiful.
Fezz123 said on 14/May/20
Just about the most beautiful woman of all time. And a bit of a feminist trailblazer to boot.

I’ll take her at her word on her height.
MrTatum said on 9/Apr/16
@Arch Stanton I don't understand what you mean, today a 5'7" woman would be the equivalent of a 6'1" man today, if the average height is 5'4" for a Woman and 5'10" for a man.
Arch Stanton said on 1/Apr/16
Rob can you mention films She Demons, The Beat Generation and Five Gates to Hell? Typo on tall BTW.

Yes, I think she was one of those downgrades, over 5 ft 8 in that generation for a woman was like over 6 ft 4 for a man in the golden era, seen as freakishly tall. A 5'9.5 woman in that generation is rather like 6 ft-6'1 today I think. 5'9.5 is probably honest but leaked out!
Editor Rob: she could look more within that 5ft 9 range than 8, a beautiful and strong women who could probably Lift you up without breaking a sweat.

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