Kathleen Turner's Height
5ft 7 (170.2 cm)
Peak height was 5ft 8 (172.7 cm)
American Actress, best known for starring in films such as Romancing the Stone, Peggy Sue Got Married, Prizzi's Honor, Crimes of Passion, Body Heat, V.I. Warshawski, Undercover Blues, War of the Roses, The Accidental Tourist and Serial Mom. She had been regularly described as 5ft 10 by magazines and internet sites, despite never actually looking that tall. In 2000 (The Chicago Sun Times) she said of her height "I'm naturally a bigger, stronger woman than Tallulah; I'm 5-foot-8."
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Average Guess (7 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 7.54in (171.5cm)
Current: 5ft 6.5in (168.9cm)
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 28/Mar/20
My favourite of Kathleen's films just HAS to be 'The War of the Roses' - so funny, apart from the fate of their pets. I showed this film to my Dad - and he liked it too!
Half an inch more for her peak.
@ Duffer 5ft11 - I saw 'Body Heat' at the cinema! 🌞
Darla said on 24/Nov/19
For me about 171 pic. 170 near 45 (1999/2000) 169 near 2010, 168 now.
Duffer 5ft 11 said on 14/Sep/19
Kathleen was probably 171-172 in 'Body Heat' (1981) but I don't see her being above 167-8 cm now.
berta said on 29/Apr/18
she can look just over 5 foot 6 today. but she have been very sick for 25-30 years so i believe that atleast 1 inch loss is very possible
berta said on 9/Mar/18
i think barely 172 peak seems about right
said on 4/Sep/17
Very small 5'7" today. 5'6" perhaps.
said on 28/Dec/16
With Andrew Rhys in 2000. If he's 179 he's certainly 180 here with pretty flat shoes. Kathleen looks 175-176 for me with medium heels...around 171 barefoot certainly..
An other pic. 181 for Rhys I think, no more 175 for Kathleen in boots even we can't watch Kathleen's heels very well. 171 is possible.
In 2012 with Douglas supposed 174-175, she looks under 170, maybe 169.
Even at her pic (1984) she always looks at least 2 inches smaller than Douglas (who was around 176-177)
And with Dennis Quaid I'm not sure for 173 for her..
Neither with Jack Nicholson...
So my opinion will be 171 at pic, 169 now...
Pierric said on 11/Dec/16
Not a full 5'8" for me at pic. Under 5'7" now...
Frank R said on 1/Jun/15
Kathleen Turner has shrunk a great deal. I saw her up close after a Broadway performance in 1995, and she looked no taller than 5'5." I was wearing flat shoes at the time and I was 5'11.".
said on 23/Feb/15
ROB, don't you think she has shrunk, because here, in 2012, she looks pretty far of 5'8"
[Editor Rob: she's very likely dropped height by now.]
Hypado said on 28/Oct/14
I watch The Man with Two Brains now:
Steve Martin - 182cm
Kathleen Turner - 173cm
Arch Stanton said on 2/Jan/14
5'10"?? No chance next to Michael Douglas in Romancing the Stone. She's shorter than him.
liz said on 13/Sep/13
i'd go with 5.10. watching peggy sue got married, and she just seems so BIG compared to everyone else.
Ricky said on 25/Nov/11
No, she's less tall that 173. Rob, do you remember the pic you put with Kathleen and Matthew Rhys ? You've said she was 2.5 inches smaller with an advantage of 1.25 inch with her shoes !!?? You said Rhys was 181 cms. Now, you put him at 179 cms....
verssy_verye said on 8/Dec/06
I always thought that she was taller. But if I think better hight is relative when the point of reference changes. She seemed less tall that Michael Douglas, who is 5ft 10, so 5ft 8 seems all right to me.
Adrienne said on 14/Nov/06
I thought she was taller too. When she played in "Friends" as Chandler's dad/mom (?) she looked more than 4 inches taller than Morgan Fairchild, who's supposed to be 5'4".
Anthony said on 22/Sep/06
Well, if she says 5'8, then of course she's 5'8. But I just thought she was taller.
Anthony said on 21/Sep/06
Funny, she always looked taller to me. I guess it's because of her long legs and statuesque physique.
[Editor Rob: she's said 5ft 8 in a few interviews]
Editor Rob said on 7/Sep/06
1986, earlier quote by herself: "are finally realizing that you can't be 5-foot-8 and weigh the same as a TV Guide"
rick said on 19/Aug/05
On your pic we can calculate a height of 5'7.5" and I found around 171 in differents films.171 cms ok, but 173 it's too generous!
pierce said on 13/Apr/05
yes, in "virgin suicides" she looks about 9 or 10 cms smaller than James Woods who is 181. She's aroud 171/172.