How tall is Julie Newmar

Julie Newmar's Height

5ft 11 (180.3 cm)

American actress perhaps best known as the original 'cat woman' from the 1960's TV series Batman. In film she can be seen in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Mackena's Gold. In 1961 she claimed to be "Five feet Ten".
I'm magnificent! I'm five feet eleven inches and I weigh one hundred thirty-five pounds, and I look like a racehorse
In a 1960 interview - earlier in her career - it mentioned "She says she's 5 feet 10" but looks much taller because she loves 4.5 inch heels and has no complex about height.
Tall people don't have to waste energy trying to look important. Little people get ahead because of frustration. We get ahead because of superiority.

How tall is Julie Newmar
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The funny thing is the guys who are 5 foot 5 couldn't care less. They love my height. And the guys who are 6 foot 6 ask me where I've been all their lives. I get the big ones and the little ones. But men about my own height are self conscious about the whole situation. I think they feel threatened or insecure about a girl their own size.
-- Julie in 1976
They would make up numbers about what my measurements were, so I never knew if they were right or wrong! I was also [considered] very tall in those days. I'm around 5-foot-ll, but nowadays I'm not as tall as many actresses. People no longer ask, 'How's the weather up there?' That would really get my goose! I was attracted to shorter guys, because they would never think of asking me that and would just jump through hoops for me.
Q: How tall are you?

A: I don't know how tall I am. I've never allowed anyone to measure me my entire life, so I haven't a clue. I'm probably 5 feet 11. who say they're 6 feet tall are shorter than I am.
-- South Florida Sun Sentinel, 1995

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Average Guess (14 Votes)
5ft 11.05in (180.5cm)
ERIC PLEASANT said on 11/Apr/22
Julie has never had herself measured so she might be a lot taller than 5'11. Sometimes, in her early films, she did tend to tower over her castmates.
James LaMonica said on 26/Sep/21
Hahahaha, all i can say is she would have been well worth the climb..
Nik Ashton said on 25/Mar/20
It’s great she appreciates the short guys jumping through hoops for her! 👍⭕️🦢
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 9/Sep/19
She's right when she says that the average heighted guys are the most insecure, especially when they're around women the same height as them.
sadkjh said on 7/Sep/19
Yea... she definitely had a complex. Any female that tall is insecure as hell.
Editor Rob
I think her quote was a bit ill-advised, and maybe she chilled a bit. We've all said stuff we look back on and regret!
Ian C. said on 26/Feb/19
Why yes, this woman was a ringer for Secretariat.

Five foot eleven, eh? Same height as Bob Dylan, Yul Brynner, Kirk Douglas and Johnny Depp. Not as tall as Burt Reynolds.
thatgirl1269 said on 23/Nov/18
I'm the same height as her and have been told I look like her (except I'm blonde) and unfortunately have had zero confidence when it comes to my height. It's not all it's cracked up to be.
Smiles03 said on 25/Jan/18
She's probably 5'10.5
Anonymous said on 3/Jan/18
She is at least 5' 11 1/2". Adam West was 6'1 1/2 or 6'2" depending on what source. When she did scenes face to face with him, she was only about two inches shorter.
Phil said on 3/Dec/17
"I'm magnificent! I'm five feet eleven inches and I weigh one hundred thirty-five pounds, and I look like a racehorse"

But that was a line her character gave to Susan Hayward in the movie "The Marriage Go-Round"
Phil said on 3/Dec/17
"I'm magnificent! I'm five feet eleven inches and I weigh one hundred thirty-five pounds, and I look like a racehorse"

But that was a line she was giving to Susan Hayward in the movie "The Marriage Go-Round"
Chuckie Cheese 2 said on 8/Apr/15
WOW! Saw her on some old 1950's Movie, "The Serpent of the Nile" with Raymond Burr. I could believe 5-10 at least! I think 135 pounds is right, because her waist was only 23! 38"-23-38"....Superiority indeed!
Arch Stanton said on 3/Feb/15
184.3cm says on 23/Dec/14
"I look like a racehorse" . I bet she was wild as hell, listing seems right:)

And as arrogant as hell too!
Arch Stanton said on 3/Feb/15
Explains why Omar Sharif looked short in Mackenna's Gold!
littlesue said on 23/Dec/14
I would agree she was heavier than 135 pounds, I'm a foot shorter and about 135 and not exactly fat or even plump just about average
184.3cm said on 23/Dec/14
"I look like a racehorse" . I bet she was wild as hell, listing seems right:)
Mastro said on 22/Dec/14
"She looks more curvaceous than a 5'11" woman would look at 135 pounds" agreed- I had a curvaceous girlfriend who was 5'9 140- so Newmar would be over 140- maybe even 150- but few women will admit to that.
Sam said on 11/Dec/14
She looks more curvaceous than a 5'11" woman would look at 135 pounds IMO in the photo, but it definitely works for her (and me). Tall people=superiority, works for me!
Lorne said on 26/Jul/14
Oh I love her. She does look 180cm, as well.
linke said on 13/Oct/11
still 5'11,brad?Wow in that case,I havent seen catwoman but she looked pretty tall in mackenna's gold
Brad said on 13/Oct/11
As listed a few days ago. Newmar rocks!
Shadow2 said on 25/Dec/10
One of Julie's first roles was in 1954's "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers", and she seems no more than 5'11" in flat heels alongside 6'4" Howard Keel. Later in her career she was mostly in high heels, so she could be nearly 6'2" at times.
dg said on 30/Jun/09
At the very least. 6'1"
Big Show said on 20/Mar/09
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This article from the early 60's lists her height as 5'10. I still think she's closer to 5'11 though, as she makes most 6' (billed height) actors look as short as 5'10.
Big Show said on 22/Feb/09
I don't think she lost any height at all. She still looked about 1-2 inches taller than James Belushi (who's listed mostly at 5'11).
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Julie might have a slight footwear advantage (although it can't be more than 0.5"). Julie looks closer to 6' here and she's already 73 years old there.

Here she is in her prime (age 24) next to Phil Silvers (listed at 6'). Julie is in flip-flops so the footwear advantage goest to Silvers. They looked the same height. In comparable footwear Julie would probably edge him out slightly.
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And here she's next to Max Baer Jr. in Beverly Hillbillies (1966).
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Both have good posture. Max Baer Jr. is listed at 6'5 and has a footwear advantage over Julie (who's in slippers). I see a 4-5 inch difference between them. If Max Baer Jr. is really 6'5, Julie would be around 6'1. If Julie is 5'11, Max Baer would be around 6'3.

Julie Newmar was definately a very tall woman. I notice in her earlier work, they had the male actors stand mostly on higher ground or small boxes to match up to her in height.
Antonio said on 27/Dec/08
Stood next to her waiting for ice cream, in the mid 90s. She was with her handicapped son. She was tall, seemed more like 5'10".
Dennis C. said on 8/Mar/07
I met Julie and Adam West last year at an art gallery. Both were gracious and approachable. I took a picture of Julie standing next to Adam. Adam is 6-2, and Julie, who wore flats, was almost as tall. I can assure you she still is a good 6 feet tall!
supes78 said on 1/Jan/07
I met her and a bunch of other Batman TV series celebrities a few years ago at a Dallas convention. Even though I didn't have money for an autograph, I told her I was big fan (actually I've never seen her work outside of the Catwoman role) and she was so gracious that she insisted that I pose beside her for photos. Not only that, but she did the same for my brother and then talked to us for a few minutes while others waited. She was seated the whole time so I couldn't gauge her height today but she did have the longest legs I've ever seen on a woman, especially that age. If she's lost any height, it's not in her legs that's for sure!
sf said on 21/Dec/06
I've read 5'10" and 5'11". Stunning when she was younger and easily the best CatWoman...
Anonymous said on 21/Dec/06
Newmar barefoot or in ballerina slippers, 6-1 Bill Cosby in shoes (so he should be at least 6-2) from the 70s

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She looks a legit 6-foot here, and she's at least 42 in this vid.
Editor Rob said on 6/Sep/06
"I've never let anyone measure me in my entire life, but I think I'm 5-11"
D.K said on 17/Feb/06
Look at Julie Newmar in her guest appearance on get smart. She towers over Barbabara Feldon by at least thgree inches.
VP19 said on 2/Dec/05
I met Julie in 1997 at a memorabilia show. As she was in her early sixties then, she might have lost an inch or so, and she was far more slender than I remembered her, but she looked about 5'10" or so. A genuinely nice lady, too.

In Julie's many sixties films and TV shows, she looked a lot more imposing. Perhaps she just seems a bit smaller as later generations of actresses (Brooke Shields, Elle MacPherson, Laura Prepon, Kristin Johnston) reached taller heights.

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