How tall was Kay Kendall

Kay Kendall's Height

5ft 9 (175.3 cm)

British actress, best remembered for films such as Genevieve, Les Girls, Once More, With Feeling! and The Reluctant Debutante.
"I had always wanted to be a ballet dancer, but I grew too tall. When I got up on my toes, I was 10 feet 6 and my feet collapsed."
This is an exaggaration. She is actually 5 feet 9, a statuesque height that doesn't seem to have handicapped her career. "It did at first, I had a aterrible time getting parts. But women are much taller these days; Maggie Leighton is 6 feet 1 ½ If I encounter a leading man who is shorter than I am, I wear flat shoes and he wears lifts."
- 1957


Kay Kendall in The Adventures of Quentin Durward trailer

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Average Guess (1 Votes)
5ft 9in (175.3cm)
Kyle 5'11 said on 2/Apr/17
@sTaCeY it depends on the guy, I'm typically most attracted to girls in the 5'4 to 5'10 range
sTaCeY said on 21/Dec/11
Do boys prefer short or tall girls?
Frank2 said on 31/Mar/06
Somehow I doubt she was that tall. Here she is with 5'7" Yul Brynner: Click Here Of course Brynner could be standing on a box.

Here's Kay next to her husband 6' Rex Harrison: Click Here And no, Harrison wasn't 6'1" as he claimed. He was an inch shorter than 6'1" Martin Landau in Cleopatra. He had to wear lifts when he appeared with Heston in The Agony and the Ecstasy. He even admitted it in his autobiography.

Here's another shot with Rex: Click Here

And finally, Kay actually did an episode of the old TV series Sergeant Bilko with Phil Silvers. In it she was more than just an inch shorter than 5'10 Silvers. I'd say she was closer to 5'7-1/2".

CelebHeights Editor said on 10/Feb/06
From book, 'Brief madcap life of Kay', she is quoted: "I'm five foot nine"

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