How tall was Julia Child

Julia Child's Height

6ft 1 ¾ (187.3 cm)

American Celebrity Chef. In her latter years she lost several inches. In 1999 she said "I used to be 6 foot 2 but I've shrunk a bit" and on another occasion was quoted saying she was "Just over 6 feet". In 1989 she also said to a reporter "I am 6 feet 1 and 3/4 inches tall."

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Average Guess (25 Votes)
6ft 2.29in (188.7cm)
McDonald's Boy said on 25/Apr/24
I would give her a solid 6'0 or maybe 6'1 in a half. average guess doesn't seem accurate.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Dec/23
Average guess is crazy
Zuber said on 20/Sep/22
She was actually shorter than her sister and brother.Her sister,Dorothy Cousins (1917-2006) was 6'4'' and her brother (1914-2002) was 6'4''.
Toby Barrett said on 5/Jan/22
7 inch height loss is crazy
Christopher Chammas said on 14/Jun/21
@Rob How tall do you think Jacques Pépin was in his peak (Julia and Jacques show)?
Editor Rob
a few inches under 6ft
Christopher Chammas said on 15/Sep/20
How tall is her cooking partner “Jacques Pépin”? @Rob
SnerhagAip777 said on 16/Feb/19
Rob, would she have been in the 99th percentile for male height in her youth?
Editor Rob
I would say she might have been.
Yang (5ft 8 Chinese men) said on 11/Nov/18
I thought that Martha Stewart would be tallest female chef but nope. Julia Child is... Rare to find women taller than 6 footer other than Korean American Goldstar girl Michelle Wie with 6ft 1 and women from Netherlands aka a place where theres a stereotypes that all dutches are tall... Its so easy to find women taller than 6 footer in Netherlands at least. If Julia child is male instead of female, would better have been a basketball player instead of chef.....
Height Sky said on 20/Sep/17
Legit listed, she should be in the tag of Tallest Woman
LUCOSO said on 18/Sep/11
i have no ideia she was that tall,that incredible she was taller than letterman with almost 80 years old incredible
Mathew said on 7/Jun/11
5"? Really? That's some unbelievable height loss.
d said on 7/Mar/11
That said, she was probably wearing heels.
d said on 3/Mar/11
Julia actually looked slightly taller than David Letterman (listed at 6'1.5" here) when she appeared on his show around 1987. She would have been in her mid-seventies at the time.

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Andy said on 2/Jul/09
Lost 5 inches ? Somthin heavy fell on her head or what ???
Paul said on 9/May/09
@ CG- lol I think because it's so rare to see it, it warrants the 'huge' remark.

@ all those idiots calling Rob disrespectful- he was referring to the 6'2" height being huge. You'd even call a 6'2" male a big guy.
CG said on 24/Apr/09
I am a 6'3'' girl myself, and calling a woman HUGE just because she is TALL is extremely offensive. there is a difference.
The Count said on 21/Apr/09
I saw Julia at a restaurant in Maine around 1995. I'm 5'11" and she was a couple inches taller than me...maybe even 6'3"
sf said on 11/Jul/08
She is/WAS huge. What's wrong with being honest about somebody's size?
Olivia said on 10/Jul/08
Y'know, Rob, as a 6'1" girl myself, I don't appreciate you calling this *deceased* woman "huge." It doesn't sound respectful at all.

Sorry, I know I must sound like a bitch! On the whole, I think your website is interesting. :-)
Joey Fulco said on 3/Dec/07
Greetings to all! As a young child in New York around 1967/68 if I remember the years correctly, I was a huge Julia Child's fan! I remember coming home for lunch and my mother would make me tuna-fish sandwiches. I would watch Julia's TV show and just loved the way she worked in the kitchen. I remember Julia drinking her fair share or grape and I think she was just awesome! Many years later I had the good fortune to work with Julian Lennon and was inspired to write some new material for an upcoming CD project. I was thinking about my youth and both Julia and Julian came to mind. I wrote a song about Julia Childs and just wanted to share it. Click Here
The song is called: Julia
Peace and Bon App!

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