Linda Hunt's Height
4ft 9in (144.8 cm)
US Actress from The Year of Living Dangerously, Space Rangers. She's listed in Guiness records as shortest 'leading' actress alive at 4ft 9, whatever that means.
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Average Guess (2 Votes)
4ft 8.88in (144.5cm)
Sally said on 25/Sep/17
@ Ian C.
I agree completely. It is difficult to accurately assess another person's height when they have an extreme height whether tall or short. My 6'8" son is repeatedly asked if he is 7' tall. He is a good sport about it. I, on the other hand, feel annoyed when people guess my height at 6' something when I am "only" 5'11.5". I believe they inflate my height so their own exaggerated height is believable. The one time I accused a man of doing this, he looked at me as if I was nuts. Many people desperately want to be taller. Believe me, there comes a point where taller is not better. It's a burden.
Marg said on 24/Sep/17
I am exactly the same height as Linda Hunt and for many years felt self conscious. I am now very proud to be little because Linda is a tower of strength and fantastic role model
Ian C. said on 14/Jul/16
In The Year of Living Dangerously Hunt played a man. I'd be interested to know if she ever played a female character who had a male romantic partner.
I suspect that when you're that short you can lie about your height by a few inches either way, and nobody's going to notice. It's as if if you were six foot eight. Most people just don't know any adults that they can compare you to.
Pedro said on 25/Nov/14
Yeah, "leading" actress sounds a little silly as a category for the "Guiness World Records". But I think that they simply mean that she is the shortest actress alive among the most acclaimed ones in Hollywood. After all, she won an Oscar for "The Year of Living Dangerously".
yenz said on 8/Nov/14
Haha Rob I love your honesty, saying "whatever that means". It is such a minor reason for her to have a Guiness World Record.
Arch Stanton said on 30/Nov/13
Really looks shorter than this IMO. Looks 4 ft 6 next to Kline in Silverado.
Arial said on 7/Dec/11
I used to be 4'10 till I was fifteen. Now I'm a whole 5'2 and 3/4! Yay!
peyton said on 22/Feb/11
When I was in high school I was 4'8", now at 64 and due to osteopenia I'm down to 4'6 1/2......so what it doesn't change who I am....and most every one thinks small people are cute...I'm not short I FUN SIZE lol
Dorothy said on 9/Feb/11
Well, as a Turner Gal, she may exagerate her height, but who cares, she is a powerhouse.
Derek said on 16/Dec/06
She looked VERY short in Kindergarden Cop. Hard to tell how tall she is when the other women have a minimum of 6 inches on her.