Kelly McGillis Height
5ft 9.5in (176.5 cm)
American Actress best known for appearing in films such as Top Gun, Witness and The Accused. 1987 newspaper (dallas news) said "I'm 5 feet, 10 inches, and I've never been petite"
and in an edition of 'The Hour', June 1989: "I may be 5 foot 10, but inside I'm only 5 foot 1"
and also "At 18, I was 5ft 10in and 12st 12lb and wanted to act."
Photo by PR Photos
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Average Guess (5 Votes)
5ft 9.9in (177.5cm)
tshark said on 6/Sep/17
Kelly is closer to 5'11" but never stands up straight. In Top Gun there are all kinds of stories about how they adjusted the height between Kelly and Cruise for the camera. She went barefoot, walked in trenches, camera angles were fixed, or Cruse just wore high lift shoes or walked on elevated ramps or stood on a box.
borntrip said on 30/Aug/17
charlie, 5 ft 5 inches is beyond a joke as a comment... you would probably say 6 ft 2 inches for danny de vito... oh sorry, you would say that for the early hours of the day...
Sandy Cowell said on 20/Dec/16
I believe implicitly that Kelly was at least 5ft10! I thought this when I saw her in 'The Accused' and compared her to Jodie Foster. (5ft2.5) I even thought she might be 5ft11 at that time in her life!
As she admits to being 5ft10, and she is that much older now, I will put 5ft9.75 for her.
It is lovely to see she is still making some great films!
She looks pretty tall in the above picture!
said on 23/Oct/16
Rob, really taller than Cruise?
Editor Rob: yes, but her claim could well be a but much. I think it is very hard to argue 5ft 7 and 5ft 10 for them.
charlie said on 23/Jun/16
I saw Top Gun again. I watched the scene where Maverick and Goose are walkign through the hallway just after the scene where Maverick and Goose are explaining the inaccuracy of the Mig to Charlie. Goose is listed at 5 ft 10. He is standing side by side with Maverick where you clearly see he is at least 3 to 4 inches taller than Maverck. Then Charlie comes (Kelly McGillis) and she has heels on and is side by side with him and she stands the exact same height as him. Even if she was 1 inch tallershe would still be shorter than Maverick without heels. I do not believe she is 5 ft 10.Even with heels i do not believe she is 5 ft 10. In my last statement i thought she may be 5 ft 10 in heels but i clearly see it is not true. Remember Tom Cruise is 5 ft 7 inches. Now how can she be close to eye level with Tom Cruise with Heels on and be listed 3 inches taller than Tom Cruise at 5 ft 10? And from reading these comments yes i did hear her say she was a bit further back than he was in certain scenes but in the same scene goose is much taller than Tom by 3 to 4 inches. and she was eye level with heels. I am going to say Kelly is 5 ft 5 inches flat feet. In heels she is 5 ft 8.
charlie said on 16/Dec/15
It could be shes 5 foot 10 in heels. or the male actors flight crew in top gun wore heeled boots to look taller because taller means extra masculinity.you put a tall guy beside a short guy the tall guy is automatically more masculine.. tom cruise was listed as 5 foot 8 for a logng time then he was listed at 5 foot 7. Now if hes 5 foot 8 in the morning hes 5 foot 7 in the afternoon as we tend to shrink throughout the day. 5 foot 10 and 5 foot 8 may seemingly look very close in height but to a tape measure it looks a lot bigger. In Top Gun Tom cruise always walked a little bit ahead of Kelly to give the impression that hes taller than she is. put them side by side you will see a difference. Hollywood magic
leonari said on 25/Jan/13
Good work in Top Gun... Cruise never looks shorter than her. Tall woman.
said on 30/Nov/12
In an interview, she said that she towered over Tom Cruise. Click Here
Isabella said on 18/Nov/11
@Murphy: It's called lifts and camera angles. Works wonders.
Murphy said on 17/Sep/11
Cruise was at least 1 inch taller than her
Anonymous? said on 9/Jan/11
If you look carefully, you can see the tricks they use to make Cruise seem taller. Tom's always closer to the camera, and sometimes, he'll step closer to the camera (away from Kelly) in the middle of a shot, i.e. in the scene with the motorcycle and her car outside his house.
dmeyer said on 14/Aug/07
cruise was able to look near her height in heels
dmeyer said on 13/Apr/07
cruise looks as tall as her when she is in 3 inches heels i doubt she is that tall
Adam said on 26/Sep/06
She towers over Jodie Foster in the accused by at least 6 or 7 inches, so that makes her 178cm.