Kate Bosworth's Height
5ft 5 (165.1 cm)
American actress best known for roles in Superman Returns, 21 and Straw Dogs. In an online chat she said "[I'm] "5'6".... and a half.""
although was quoted in Irish article saying, "he's a big guy, 6ft. 4ins. compared to me 5ft. 3ins"
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Average Guess (13 Votes)
5ft 4.81in (164.6cm)
Rubenlol said on 31/Aug/19
I think that 5’5 is right In Emile Hirsch music video she looks pretty much the same height as him, if not even a little bit taller.
This would probably confirm you claim on Emile Hirsch height too!
Nik said on 24/Jul/18
@ Sandy Cowell - There are so many problems faced by us height enthusiasts when we are trying to work out the height of a celebrity! Not only are we faced with the problems that you mentioned but we also have difficulties when someone has a long dress covering their footwear and when you are wanting to compare celebrities who are stood at differing distances from the camera it is often troublesome! Also we can't always tell at what time of the day the picture was taken!
Sandy Cowell said on 24/Jul/18
@ Nik - I have looked loads of pictures like that from magazines but they aren't always reliable as height guides because rarely can you see their heels and they are often standing at an affectionate tilt!
Nik said on 21/Jul/18
@ Sandy Cowell - This picture must be a dream for height enthusiasts, you are very lucky! As I am not fortunate enough to have seen this picture I am not able to compare her to anyone, nevertheless I think that Kate Bosworth is full value for her 5'5" listing!
Sandy Cowell said on 19/Jul/18
@ Nik - I have a picture of Kate Bosworth standing with Liv Tyler, 5ft10, Kate Hudson, 5ft6 (I have read!), and Naomi Watts, who is 5ft4.5/5. She looks the same height as Naomi, and a wee bit less than Kate Hudson. Liv is, of course, by far the tallest. They all wore high heels and were beautifully dressed up to the nines!
Kate B can have 5ft5.
said on 18/Jul/18
It's strange that she has claimed 5'3"!
It is likelier a misquote, since she had give 5ft 6.5 in an online chat.
MAD SAM said on 15/Jul/18
She’s 5’4” or 162.5 cm
said on 16/Apr/17
Kate actually looks like she could be shorter than 5'4 here I'd say she is even 5'3.75 Click Here
Bella look a little under than 5'6 even here even 5'5.75
Lanaka said on 16/Apr/17
Needs a downgrade! Here she is with Bella Thorne! Who is 5'6 and they are both wearing the same shoe height. She is 2 inches shorter! She is 5'4.
Giorgi said on 11/Mar/17
I wonder if it's just a coincidence that the one's with the most perfect legs on this site are always in an average height range.
said on 26/Feb/16
Here she is standing next to Dakota Fanning: Click Here
said on 28/Jan/16
She is no less than 5'5, I would say she may even be a bit more with a good posture
In those photos she is with Jessica Alba who is 5'6 and Halle Berry also stated as 5'6, and she looks on par with them.
M said on 4/Sep/15
Oh my God, she really looks taller then 5'5" - I thought she was 5'7"..She is very skiny and has good legs so it gives expression, like she is much taller then she is.
Dom said on 28/Jun/15
She's standing a few feet away from me right now, looks 5'4,5"
said on 8/Jan/15
i can believe she is 5'5 because she looks to be a hair taller than julianne moore and lisa genova in this picture: Click Here
julianne more is probably 5'4.5 now as she has aged and I know for a fact that lisa genova is 5'4 b/c i know her in real life so it's stands to reason that kate is indeed 5'5.
kk said on 22/Jun/14
That photo with stella mccartney who's 5'6 and car who's 5'7 makes her look 5'3. however, i don't think she is that short! she cant be, from photos ive seen of her and celebs. I think she's at least 5'4.
said on 6/May/14
This is so wrong. I have the ultimate proof that she is actually 5'1.5. not even 5'2. Check out this picture of her standing netx to Reese Witherspoon who's only 5'1. It also proffs that Cara is around 5'5.
kiki said on 9/Jun/13
why would she downgrade her height? unless it's real
said on 31/May/13
5'4"-5'4.5" seems fair really. I wonder why she said 5'3"? She doesn't look that short. It's possible. I'd believe 5'3" before 5'6.5".
[Editor Rob: it wouldn't surprise me if it was a misquote.]
jtm said on 31/May/13
either way, not convince she is 5'5.
said on 30/May/13
her 5'3 claim is more accurate. she could maybe look 5'4 in some pictures but 5'5 is a joke. there was already plenty of pictures posted here proving that she is not 5'5 long before her 5'3 claim. not sure why she is still listed this tall.
[Editor Rob: that's assuming the reporter put down the correct figure. I've never seen someone go from saying something like 5ft 6.5 to 5ft 3.]
Alexandra said on 28/May/13
I've always considered her to have a good height, she seemed about 170 cm to me. She has very good body proportions in all her pics, but I found a more normal picture where she actually does look shorter than 165... Either way, I think she's very pretty and has an amazing style.
Cliff said on 12/Jan/13
If she says's she's 5'3" then that's probably what she is. How many celebrities downgrade themselves by 3 inches?
RentGirl said on 19/Nov/12
If she said 5'3, why not downgrade her? Although I'm wondering why she went from saying 5'6 1/2 to 5'3. Hahaha!
Georgiana said on 22/Oct/12
Other sites state her height as 5'3". I don't think she's that short...but it's hard to tell.
StopIt said on 6/Jan/12
she's about 162 cm
said on 3/Jan/12
She can't be 5 ft 5. Look here: Click Here
Monica said on 11/Nov/11
She can't be taller than 5'3. She looks very short next to 5'11 Ezra Miller and not taller than 5'4 Demi Moore in Another Happy Day.
BellaPetite said on 9/Sep/11
Kate Bosworth is no taller than 5'3", she consistently wears 3 to 6inch heels giving her the illusion of greater height. What we do know is that celebrities and models don't tell the truth about their height, BellaPetite.com!
Jenn said on 13/Aug/11
KBos is very proportionate, slender and has long legs. This makes her appear taller than she is. I have met her in person at an event in L.A. It was a casual non-formal event and she happened to be wearing flat sandals. She was definitely under 5'7. I believe she was about 5'6 or perhaps 5'5 1/2.
said on 27/Jul/11
This is a photo of her wearing flats, walking next to ex Alexander Skarsgard (who is 6'3" or 6'4".)
jessica said on 19/May/09
I agree with Rita. Julianne Moore is 5' 3" and since Kate is a tad bit shorter in that pic, then she has to be at least 5' 2.5".
glenn said on 6/May/09
just obtained another.taller than me in this one.but i have photos with carla cugina taken second before that shows how photos deceive.im taller,then shorter in the pics.
ce said on 5/May/09
There is no way that she is 170...I am 5'7" and one of my best friends is 5'11" when we stand together in photos-both in heels- there is not a vast difference. Standing with out heels it is also not HUGE. The picture with Liv Tyler shows a massive difference- plus Kate Hudson and Stella are only 5'5" /6 or so. Celebrities DO lie about their heights AND models always add on an inch or so.
Lenad said on 26/Apr/09
She is no way in hell 5'6 1/2 barefoot. Maybe shes that height in heels
said on 24/Apr/09
I think Kate is about 5'4 or 5'5 barefoot. See this pic of her with Victoria Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio. I think that Alessandra looks about 5'7 she is only a few inches taller than Kate not by much. And Kate is known to be about 5'7 in heels so this could be right.Click Here
Andr said on 18/Apr/09
Gelnn is 5'8 with shoes. so Kate is prob 5'4 barefoot
rony192cm said on 16/Apr/09
When I better look it seems that there isn't any difference. Glenn is closer to the camera and stands straight, while she is slouching a bit. So same height in footweare
rony192cm said on 16/Apr/09
In shoes Glenn is probably 5'8-5'8.25 in this picture. So she's about 5'7-5'7.25 with heels
glenn said on 15/Apr/09
here we go.from now on pics will be judged like this.i never said i was 5-8 all night.or at night at all.for someone with heels on,i sure look 5-8 here.again,it doesnt mean anything.its a pic.pics decieve.
sven said on 15/Apr/09
remember in that pic glenn is probably 5-7 barefoot, with heels she could be 5-6.
Heightgirl said on 14/Apr/09
She looks to be 5f6 - 5f7, with heels on, in that shot with 5f8 Glen. I bet she is 5f4 barefoot.
Amanda said on 13/Apr/09
Why do celebrities always have to fib about their heights? She clearly is around 5'5". She is a little too slender though. Maybe she should gain weight.
Clay said on 12/Apr/09
Elle 5'5 is not a midget by any means. 5'5 is above average height for a woman in america. If you consider he a midget you must be like 6 foot.
glenn said on 12/Apr/09
heels here too.
Paulpierce4ever said on 11/Apr/09
5'5 is not a midge by any means for a woman
elle said on 25/Mar/09
she is so not 5'6.5 she looks like a midget 5'5 most likely, I'm usually right about heights.
said on 29/Nov/08
Oh, please, if she would be 5f5 with the so high heels she ususally uses, she would be almost the same heigh of 6f Jim Sturgess, but she is at least 4 inches shorter. That makes her 5'6 WITH heels.
And next to Helena Christensen, who is listed at 5'9, Kate looks very tiny, not at all as 5'7 (no way!!!), I would say 7 inches shorter.
So, my guess is that she is 5'2, 5'3 the most.Click HereClick Here
said on 28/Oct/08
If she is 5f5 then how can she be shorter than 5f3 Julianne Moore Click Here
Kate is clearly 5f2 or less.
Anna said on 16/Oct/08
I've read that shes 5'5 and 5'7 in different magazines.
Someone said on 20/Sep/08
I'd say probably no more than 5'4. Her legs are very tiny and she just looks quite short. It seems like actresses are trying to be like models and are now trying to claim they are taller, which they're not (in both cases).
said on 31/Aug/08
Using this picture:Click Here
and knowing that the Mercury Mariner SUV is 5'9" to the top of the roof rack, it's a simple matter to derive Kate's height. She clearly stands at very nearly the same distance from the camera as the right-hand rear corner of the SUV, so measuring the height of the vehicle in the picture and dividing the true height by it, gives us a scale factor. Measuring Kate's height in the picture and multiplying with the scale factor gives us Kate's true height. Since the picture was taken with a long telephoto lens, the effects of perspective are minimal, so applying this method to such a picture has a very low margin of error. Within half an inch or so of the real-world height.
163 cm/5'4" in Kate's case.
said on 28/Jun/08
Here is a pic of her and Naomi Watts, who has claimed she is 5'4.5"Click Here
No taller than 5'5", and even then, Naomi Watts was probably lying about her height
COCO said on 11/May/08
id say she is about 5'6" becuase next to the 6' tall jim sturgess she is about 3" shorter than him and she has heals on.
Jane doe said on 22/Jan/08
She may be in the 5'3" 5'4" range because If you google her name and Gael Garcia Bernal under images, when she stands next to him she is a few inches shorter. Gael is a short guy and she is way shorter then him. If she really were 5'5" with heals then she wouldn't be that much smaller then him because he is about 5'6".
Anonymous said on 4/Dec/07
There's a pic of she with josh hartnett on a movie data base site where her head is about josh eyes , if she 5 ' 5 how can be possible besides a 1.90 guy ??
said on 13/Sep/07
You are just too funny Glenn. Here is the link to the pictures: Click Here
glenn said on 13/Sep/07
i cant tell women heights.
oscar said on 12/Sep/07
If Julianne Moore listed by Rob as 5'3 how can Kate be Kate 5'5? They both have heels that look the same height and Ms. Moore on every single picture looks taller. I am completelly confused. Any thoughts Glenn?
cory said on 11/Jun/07
i read that she is bout 5'8, when you take a look at the pics, where she stands next to liv tyler, you see that she isn't much shorter...
Drew said on 2/May/07
She's 5'4" at most. Look at that pic with Orlando Bloom, Rob. He has at least seven inches on her. Probaby more.
Dina said on 30/Apr/07
Petite - 5'5"?? Is that petite? I'm 5'5.5" and it's just a half on inch more than 5'5 and I don't consider myself as 'petite'. So I also don't think Kate is petite... I would say she's skinny, but not petite. And I think she's over 5'6"..
brando said on 28/Feb/07
Bosworth s height is about 5 ft 5 and a half inches.
Sometimes she looks tall. I would say shes the sexiest babe in hollywood.
Nina said on 24/Feb/07
The thing with Kate is, she's incredibly thin, so she seems more petite than she probably is. I'm the same: People guess me 160cm while I am 165cm. I think she's a solid 5'5", as listed!
said on 25/Sep/06Click Here
She looks to be the same height as Nikki Reed, who is listed at 5'8 but I don't that think that's correct
Anonymous said on 17/Sep/06
In an article in teen vogue were they interveiwed kate, she said that she was 5'7''
said on 16/Sep/06
Next to 5'9 Mischa Barton:Click Here
And here beside 5'5 Naomi Watts:Click Here
would say 5'5,maybe smaller.
cluedin said on 11/Sep/06
was very close to her at marc jacobs show, she's 5'5 MAX. I'm slightly over 5'5, we both had on stilettos, and she appeared shorter but we were walking so it was difficult to tell. I'd bet she's 5'4.5.
said on 16/Aug/06
Frankly I don't know where you guys get your information from. Bosworth is at the very least 8' even.Click Here
Grace said on 15/Aug/06
5'4" sounds about right, but she's never 5'6" and definitely not 5'7". She's certainly a petite girl, even with heels on.
diana said on 22/Jul/06
in blue crush kate looked like a petite surfer girl.. my guess 5"3 1/2-5"4. but then again its possible that she could have grown.. my guess is 5"5
said on 9/Jul/06
on maxim they said she was 5'5. Click Here
Mel said on 9/Jul/06
sarah, how often are people magazine right? ;) Around 5'5 sounds about right.
sarah said on 6/Jul/06
now there's another quote on the people magazine website, describing her as 5'7".
sarah said on 29/Jun/06
in a very recent article magazine "W", the interviewer describes her as "petite" and "compact". so i guess it depends on what your definition of petite is. my guess is 5'5".
Darkie said on 21/Jun/06
she's listed 5'5" in IMDB and she looks between 5'4" and 5'5" to me
[Editor Rob: yes, twas after the photos of her near the racing drivers, in similar 1cm shoes, that 5ft 5 does look right, vs her own 5ft 6.5 claimed height...]
lina said on 12/Jun/06
I think Kate is a little shorter than Billy Boyd or perhaps they have the same height, I don
Stephanie said on 12/Jun/06
Kate probably grew since high school if she was 5' 4" back then because she is taller than that now! 5' 6" is about right. :)
sarah said on 5/Jun/06
I heard an editor for a magazine say that they measured her for a shot and she was 5'3.5
said on 4/Jun/06
she was standing next to christian klien in monaco who is - without doubt - 1,68m. wearing high heels she reached his hight, so she's gotta be smaller[Editor Rob: I'd forgotten about those pics, she was in aswell! So, yes, well worth checking those pics again:
Pic 1 and Pic 2
Coulthard is genuine 182cm, the other driver also claims 182cm, Klien 169cm. Bosworth isn't in heels, she's got slim 1cm type shoes like the 3 racing drivers]
Rachel said on 26/May/06
no ,5'6" girls AREN'T tall ,are all the people ,who u know lilyputanas (don't know how this called in english) but kate bosworth looks like 1,70 m. and that's normal ,she's never ever 5'4" ,sometimes I think u are kidding all the people ,5'4" haah GOSH
said on 24/May/06
there's a picture of her and orlando bloom. he's supposed to be about 5'10.5"/5'11", and she comes up to about the bottom of his chin, so that makes her.. 5'5"/5'6"? the pic should on this link Click Here
Anonymous said on 21/Mar/06
This really is Ludicrous. I went to high school for a year with Kate and she is maybe 5'4", really tiny and pretty short. 5'6" girls were really much taller!
Rae said on 17/Mar/06
In watching Remember The Titans also, I too find it hard to believe her to be 5'6. Ryan Hurst (her boyfiend Bertier in the movie) is a whole head taller and I believe Celebheights has him listed as 6'4.
Kip said on 2/Feb/06
Saw her in Remember the Titans. I say ~ 5'2" and that's being generous.
mel said on 27/Jan/06
According to Z's picture before, she looks like she's the same hight at Naomi Watts, I say she is 5'4.5 too.
Z. said on 20/Nov/05
She is only about 1.5 ins taller than 5'4.5 Naomi Watts, if not the same:
She is definitely 5'5.
Catherine said on 9/Oct/05
Everytime you see her,she is always wearing heels and is quite a bit shorter than Jessica Biel and Beyonce and still wearing heels is still considerably shorter than Orlando Bloom.I say 5'5 the most.
[Editor Rob: I've not checked this girl, just left her at what she had said...but now looking at recent pics you know...5ft 5 actually seems plausible. I'll take a cm off her just now but will come back to this girl...]
said on 21/Aug/05
From Aussie Vogue forum
, a worker who saw her in a shop: "she is tiny"
, "saw here at the Icebergs a while ago and she really is tiny!...think she is shorter than 170cm. She seemed a lot shorter."
and "nah she is much shorter than 170cm. i am about 173cm and she was way shorter than me."
CelebHeights Editor said on 5/Aug/05
She said in a warner brothers chat: [I'm] "5'6".... and a half."
anonymous said on 5/Jul/05
i think shes about 5'8" because i met her once and she was a little bit taller than me and i am 5'6 and a half