How tall was Janet Leigh

Janet Leigh's Height

5ft 5 (165.1 cm)

American actress, best remembered for roles in Psycho, Touch of Evil, The Manchurian Candidate, Little Women, My Sister Eileen, Scaramouche, The Vikings, Bye Bye Birdie and The Fog. In Sun Sentinel, April 1999 she is quoted saying, "I'm 5 foot 5. I have a high waistline, small waist and a big bosom."

Janet Leigh 1954 portrait

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Average Guess (4 Votes)
5ft 4.88in (164.8cm)
Bobby said on 5/Oct/17
I was stupefied when I learned that Jamie Lee Curtis was the daughter of Janet Leigh, they don't even share the same surname in Hollywood. A good example of the daughter being taller than the mother. Was she truly 5'5 at peak, or is that her current height? She may have been 5'6 peak.
Sandy Cowell said on 26/Feb/17
The only film that springs to mind with Janet Leigh as a young woman for me is 'Psycho', but I've seen her in the horror flick 'the Fog' with her daughter! 5ft5 is bang on my money for 'Psycho'; I think Hitchcock had a thing about women of that height with blonde hair for his films! Dark hair wouldn't have shown the blood up very well in his black and white films either, but I know he had a genuine liking for the fair of hair and the faint of heart!
Arch Stanton said on 30/Nov/16
Rob can you add the Classic actress tag, I clicked her to try to access that category from the male one. Please consider merging them or creating a quick link in between actors and actresses for convenience!
Arch Stanton said on 15/Oct/16
5'4 and change I think, a little too small at times to be a full 5'5. Very beautiful woman, superb cheekbones, but seemed very prim and proper, quite odd for the womanizing Curtis to be stuck with!
charlie said on 19/Dec/15
i would guess her to be 5 foot 3 inches.
Sam said on 17/Jun/15
My sympatheties were with Leigh in that marriage, with Curtis jumping in bed with other girls literally any chance he got, which he admitted later on...I think she was pretty sexy but not in earthy, bawdy way like Gardner, more in the snow-covered way that Hitchcock tended to prefer.
Arch Stanton said on 21/Feb/15
I'm not sure what she was really like, but the vibe I get from her is that she was very straight laced, typical housewife sort of thing and consistent/set in her ways. She looked like she'd be quite a bore to live with, especially for somebody like Tony Curtis!
Arch Stanton said on 21/Feb/15
Yes she definitely had one of the most beautiful faces in Hollywood in the 50s, a striking looking woman but not really "sexy" in the way that Liz Taylor, Ava Gardner and Kim Novak were. Looks about this with the Duke in Jet Pilot.
Sam said on 21/Nov/14
Beautiful woman...Welles actually shot her in a more sexual way than even Hitchcock did IMO as her...uh endowments steal her scenes in Touch of Evil.
Arch Stanton said on 24/Oct/14
Dunno if you can squeeze in Blake Edward's The Perfect Furlough too.
Arch Stanton said on 24/Oct/14
Rob can you add a photo and films like The Manchurian Candidate, Little Women, My Sister Eileen, Scaramouche, The Vikings, Bye Bye Birdie and The Fog.
woodan said on 24/Oct/14
Remember its hollywood,So they work their magic to make sure there both in frame. Camera angles and lighting can do a lot to fool the viewer.
Don Jones said on 25/Jun/13
I'm watching An American Dream with Stuart Whitman. Whitman is listed as 6' and Leigh standing barefoot next to him(he has shoes on) doesn't look more than 3 inches shorter so either he's not 6' or she's taller than 5'5"
dude said on 25/Jun/13
I'm watching An American Dream with Stuart Whitman. Whitman is listed as 6' and Leigh standing barefoot next to him(he has shoes on) doesn't look more than 3 inches shorter so either he's not 6' or she's taller than 5'5"
Arch Stanton said on 30/Apr/13
Crazy. John Gavin is supposed to be nearly a foot taller yet looks 4 inches taller only in Psycho. Was she on a box next to him? Surely?
Rob said on 21/Feb/11
I met Janet Leigh in the late Eighties...I'm 5'7"1/2 and towered over her..so either she shrank 3 or 4 inches...or that 5'5" was way off..!
jtm said on 14/Dec/10
she always looked 5'4 to me.

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