Lucy Lawless Height
5ft 9 ¼ (175.9 cm)
New Zealand actress, best known for starring in Xena: The Warrior Princess, Spartacus and Battlestar Galactica. She said on the Howard Stern radio show, "I'm 5'10."
and on another occasion "Between 5'10" and 5'11", depending on how tired I am"
Photo by kathclick/BigStock.com
I'm sure there are people who wouldn't want to see me because they are convinced I am 7 feet tall. I'm only 5-foot-9 - I used to say 5-10, but I actually checked it, did the math, the other day. But then, I think the average man is, what, 5-feet-8, so I guess I am still a little taller.
-- Zap2it 2005
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Average Guess (27 Votes)
5ft 9.49in (176.5cm)
Nik said on 1/Jul/20
She's about the same height as an average American man!
Vexacus said on 15/May/20
Gorgeous and tall girl , 5'9. I'm thinking about her words , "did the math". Maybe she measured herself morning/night and calculated an average.
Nik said on 10/Apr/20
She's taller than most men in England!
Jkiller said on 8/Apr/20
Aidan strong 5'10 said on 7/Apr/20
i remember on seinfeld jerry’s dad thought she was 6’6”!!
Nik Ashton said on 5/Feb/20
It’s interesting that she thinks the average man is 5’8”!
K.A 188 said on 29/Mar/19
I remember the shrill screaming sound she often did before a combat during her xena days ,175 cm pretty tall for a woman and she still looks very athletic.
J.R. said on 14/Jan/19
She was on a step on xena they even said it in an interview the true telling was the horse in xena when she was walking it she is actually shorter then renee watch the dvd outtakes
Khaled Taban said on 30/Apr/18
she is 176cm strong.
LLcruize said on 15/Apr/18
Definitely can see her 5'10" at her peak, just under that now. Absolutely gorgeous lady. Had WW been made when she was at her Xena peak, would have been a perfect Diana/Wonder Woman.
said on 29/Mar/18
Do you reckon she really looks young next to her daughter?There is only 20 years of difference between them but still I swear she hardly looks 5-10 years older ...would anyone have guessed they were mother and daughter?Also the fact she's thin (while her daughter isn't)might further play a role in that perception.Your thoughts?
She's certainly looked a few years younger for her age, so 'could be sisters' I'm sure has been heard before about Lucy and daughter.
said on 10/Jun/17
Do you think she could've been better than care Blanchett?
Editor Rob: I think she is taller, but better actress?
I'm not sure...
indy said on 7/Nov/16
She's a strong 177cm for sure.
Athena said on 8/Oct/16
If, in the morning she can reach as high as 179cm which I think she could, it is unlikely that she would be anything lower than 177cm before bed. Most of the times, she looks an inch taller than 5'9" Viva Bianca and can look quite similar to 5'10" co-stars.
A said on 8/Oct/16
At times she looks closer to 5ft 9 in Spartacus.
Phil said on 2/Oct/16
@Mat: A lot of actresses will downplay their height to get roles. Most studios don't want to cast a lead actress if she is taller than the lead actor. It's no different than when an actor says he is taller than he really is to get a role. Ben Affleck claims 6'4" but is only a hair over 6'2".
Mat said on 14/Jul/16
Rob, if she said that she checked her height and she is 5'9 instead of 5'10 what makes you believe that she would be 5'9.5? She was quite specific about not being 5'10 but instead ''only'' 5'9..
said on 14/Jun/16
Rob, do you think she could be 178 cm or even close to 179 cm right out of bed, after 8-9 hours of sleep?
Editor Rob: yes she might be 178-9 zone out of bed.
truth said on 13/Jun/16
@dan Exactly dan 5'9.25" is average for men of all races and ages. Near 5'10.5", like 5'10.4" (178.8cm) is the average for young white Americans, the tallest racial demographic group.
dan said on 5/Jun/16
average height 5'10.5 LOL, measured averages they all say 5'10 for younger generations and 5'9 range for men in general. but then again when you only take notice of the men taller than you, or like most men overestimate your height by a inch plus I can see why you would think 5'10.5 is average ;-) 😜
MrTBLack said on 4/Jun/16
Average height in USA is 179cm or 5'10.5".
Silent_D said on 7/May/16
She could have been wonder woman in the nineties. Thought she was close to 6 foot. Tall amazonian woman! 177cm.
Celine Special said on 20/Mar/16
Waho pretty tall, I love Lucy Lawless height. She is wonderful am still enjoying one of her movies Xena 'The Worrior Princess'. U too much God bless u.
Ala Mae said on 24/Feb/16
Considering that the average American is 177 cm, if she puts heels she turns Amazonian. Pretty tall anyway!
Aza said on 19/Jan/16
Good listing. She still looks fabulous.
Filippo said on 7/Jan/16
Ahah! She has admitted to be 5'9 and still people call her 5'10?!
She is 175 on the dot. Which is pretty tall for a woman, but definitely not monstruos..
Carlos said on 2/Aug/15
176.5 or .5
said on 12/May/15
She's like 5'9" - 5'10" about the same height as Lynda Carter. Both beautiful women and great actresses.
said on 24/Apr/15
here is the pic with footwear:
Lucy had flat shoes + was 'sitting in her hip', as she often does, which makes her look shorter. Linda seems to have small heels.
Andrew said on 16/Apr/15
She met 5'9 Lynda Carter recently and they were nearly the same height (footwear wasn't pictured).
David said on 3/Apr/15
Of course, "just shy of five ten" is most likely 5'9 3/4, not 5'9 1/2. I was not sure of the 5'9 1/2" belief because Lucy's legs are very long and during Xena, she usually said 5'10". It seems unlikely that she added a half inch when she gave her height during Xena. Before your post last November Indy, I was thinking of posting that we need to consider the possibility that Lucy may be 5'9 3/4", but unfortunately I never posted this. It turns out that my guess was correct.
David said on 27/Mar/15
Indy I guessed that she might be 5'9 3/4 because she said just shy of five ten and she seems just over 5'9 1/2. I was thinking of posting that here months ago, and just saw your post today that she said she is 5'9 3/4.
indy said on 26/Feb/15
Saw her again last week-end. Flat shoes. Definitely a strong 177cm.
indy said on 15/Nov/14
at a recent con she confirmed to a fan she was 5'9 3/4. As she said previously, just shy of 5'10 then.
thatguy said on 13/May/14
She looked tall in Hercules and in Xena, could have been the boots too, but I'd say she was 5'9.5 - 5'9.75, but not 5'10.
indy said on 14/Mar/14
I would not agree with a downgrade. I stood very close to her once, with same flat footwear, and 5'9.5 seems pretty much realistic to me.
Adam said on 13/Mar/14
Average height is below 5'10 you clowns.
Spike said on 13/Mar/14
She may need a downgrade. Nick Offerman looks consistently shorter than 5'10.5 Rob Lowe, even with a footwear advantage, and Lucy looks to be two inches shorter than Nick.
1.85.8 79 kg said on 22/Feb/14
1.77 is the average man
Yaspaa said on 4/Feb/14
It depends where you live, the world's average is below 5'10.
truth said on 22/Jan/14
lol average man 5ft8 nice joke anyway more like 5ft10 at least.
David said on 10/Oct/13
After comparing her height to Nick Offerman's on Parks and Recreation, who is 5'11", she looks like she is about an inch and a half shorter than him, so five nine and a half is very possible. Compared to Nick she does appear a little under five ten, as she has said before. However, I am not able to compare their shoes to get the most accurate estimate of her height.
indy said on 7/Sep/13
saw her recently. I'd say she's slightly below 1,77 m, so 5'9.5 seems like it.
said on 8/Jun/13
Rob why did she think she was 6 foot?
[Editor Rob: the idea of a 6 foot Amazonian warrior princess was appealing to everybody, I'm sure she liked the idea at the time]
David said on 6/Mar/13
I met her in Seattle in May 2005 and she was wearing flat shoes. I am about five nine and she looked just a little taller than me. She is definitely not six feet. She is not more than five ten in my opinion and its even possible that she is just under it in fact as she said in a video in February 2011 posted on her website. She said she is "just shy of five ten."
said on 8/Jan/13
If she removes the high heels she we`ll be below Andy`s height
said on 8/Jun/12
On Lucy's official website she says that she measured herself and she was 5'9.5.... it must have been to boots making her look 6'0. Click Here
ANDREA[ITA] said on 7/Feb/12
5'11 and 6' are impossible for her... Kevin Sorbo, who looks around 6'3 with Rob, has about 5 inches on her! 5'10 seems ok...
said on 4/Jan/12
She's obviously more than 5' 10. How is 6' impossible?
She's listed as 6' here:
And as 1.8 in bare feet here:
Stuart said on 31/Dec/11
There is no way on earth Lucy is only 5' 10". In Battlestar Galactica she is taller than most of the men, and in Xena she is taller than most of them too. But remember that there are some pretty big men in Xena. Have a look at her in pictures with friends, too, and singing on Youtube. 6' isn't extraordinary for a New Zealand woman anyway. I know a couple over 6' in my immediate neighbourhood and go to any netball game and you'll see plenty of them. The acting agencies always try to make out tall women are shorter because it is supposed to make them more acceptable for a wider range of roles.
Bob said on 6/Dec/11
I read somewhere that Lucy Lawless was only about 5 foot 10. But in the shows she's been in she towers over the other women and is taller than many of the men. Gabriele once described her as about "6 feet", and even although that was in a fictional show I think that is closer to the mark. 6 foot isn't exceptional for a New Zealand woman. It's pretty tall, but not gigantic. I'm about 5' 10" (below average for a New Zealand man) and I'd bet the farm Lucy is taller than I am even when she has flat heels.
linke said on 13/Oct/11
yeah,6 seems to high.I always had her at 5'10 range but its funny how she has gone from saying 6 feet to just under 5'10
said on 13/Oct/11
rob,do you think she was joking when she said 6 feet in the interview posted below or was she serious.She surely seems serious.
[Editor Rob: 6ft is pretty impossible, well 6ft in a basic heel isn't, but barefoot...no way.]
said on 12/Oct/11
Rob,i found an old interview of hers where she claims "They're also surprised I'm only 6 feet tall. They expect someone much bigger. They say I'm younger and prettier in person, which I like. "
here's the interview
Do you think she was serious when she said 6 feet,it was done long before she said 5'11,5'10 and now just under 5'10.I find it amusing.
Kat said on 19/Jul/11
This is a quote from when Lucy Lawless appeared on Regis & Kathy Lee, back in her Warrior Princess days: "I'm, uh, just shy of six foot. I've been told I'm not allowed to tell people my real height anymore.... Five-ten, five-ten, five-ten and a half." From the horse's mouth, as they say.
kaylee said on 13/Jul/11
I am an american woman and I am 6'1"
Apartment dwelling hillbilly said on 26/Feb/11
Lucy is a good strapping girl I guess. Sexy too. But I don't think 178 or 5 foot 10 is really that big of a deal. At least not here in Sweden – my girlfriend is 180 cm. I have noticed at work that native Swedish women are regularly a head taller than the men from the Middle East or Asia, and their women are often tiny in comparison. So I guess on a world scale, 5 foot 10 is definitely tall. But I personally don't think it really matters too much about a woman's height and think this perfect height stuff is really just personal preference.
Anonymous said on 26/Jan/11
chris 1.89m with shoes on, you're really showing your insecurity buddy - strictly from your username you are a likely user of elevator shoes - and "perfect height" is OPINION - i know people who are taller who don't like it cuz the clothes they like are too small - i'm 7'10" while wearing 2' stilts
Bon said on 5/Dec/10
Just over 5'9(176 cm)
Anonymous said on 29/Nov/10
5'9.5 is her height
CHarper2 said on 21/Nov/10
I agree with 5'10" for Lucy. In Xena she towers most male actors.
Anonymous said on 30/Oct/10
2010 1.77 which is very tall for a woman
Chris 1.89m with shoes on said on 27/Oct/10
Anonymous you are wrong.. perfect height for man is 6'1'-6'2' but some people are saying that the perfect height for man is 5'11 but i cant accept it its just not enough..
Anonymous said on 10/Jun/09
I'm a 6'2, almost 6'3 lady. I get asked all the time how tall I am.
aram x said on 2/May/09
5,10" is pretty tall for a woman esp considering that the average height is about 5,4-5,5".
ArseneRosso said on 28/Apr/09
-.-'''' Tall women DON'T downgrade their height -.-'''''''' Don't talk like you know -.-'''
andrew said on 24/Feb/09
5'11" at least in my opinion. Tall women tend to downgrade their height.
said on 4/Dec/08Click Here
(next to Charlie Sheen) I thought they were darn close in height on the show.
Josh said on 11/Nov/08
5'10 is damm right
glenn said on 28/May/08
she is at least 5-10.
Mark said on 28/May/08
I believe Lucy to be 5ft 10. I ve seen pictures of her and she is very tall
Yaspaa said on 17/May/08
Ola,I'm only bustin yer balls,they really play down grace Park's height on 'Battlestar' and if you are not specifically looking for it 5'5-6 is totally believable,I was really surprised by the picture with Rob.
Rob,by the way,I read a comment someone posted on this site asking why you block your face on pictures. I wouldn't want my mug shot on the net for everyone to see,privacy is paramount. Whether that is part of your thinking or not,it doesn't matter. It does add an air of mystery however.
Yaspaa said on 13/May/08
Ola,you may have a 4" blind spot with your vision.
glenn said on 21/Apr/08
yaspaa is right.and i saw her last year.she was still 5-10.
said on 18/Apr/08
Grace Park on the right is 5'9. Click Here
Yaspaa said on 18/Apr/08
Lady on the right is 5'8,Katie Sackhoff second from left is 5'6.5,they probably all have similar heels. I think 5'9 but definitely not 5'7 for Lucy.
said on 17/Apr/08
Tricia Helfer,second from right is listed at 5'10 and looks slightly taller than Lucy on 'Battlestar Galactica'. Just a pic Click Here
glenn said on 15/Apr/08
exactly.cause she is 5-10.
sf said on 21/Feb/08
Maybe she is actually downgrading her height, as Garrett suggested. Tall women, many times, want to downgrade. Shorter men, many times, want to "upgrade". I can especially see that in Hollywood where male actors are very vain about their heights and want to be seen taller, so I could see taller actresses downgrading their heights to be considered for more roles. First, it's 5'10" and 1/2, then 5'9". I have to admit, I always thought she looked at least 5'9", but you never know in Hollywood.
said on 21/Feb/08
i dont understand rob.how tall do you think she is? 5-9? she is closer to 5-11.i saw her recently.
[Editor Rob: I don't think she's over 5ft 10, I'm intrigued by her correction when she said she'd measured herself.]
said on 20/Feb/08
Yes, Lucy could be one actress that purposely downgrades her height.
[Editor Rob: I'd find 5ft 10-11 hard to believe.]
glenn said on 19/Feb/08
in person she looks 5-11.
sf said on 19/Feb/08
Lucy is interesting, cause I heard her say on a talk show that she was 5'9". Yet, she claims other heights, as well.
Garrett said on 18/Feb/08
5'10" is the maximum acceptable height for Hollywood TV/Movie actresses within the mainstream casting directors & agents.
Thus, it's a smart career tactic for taller actresses to claim being only 5'10"; an inch or two more than that is hard to prove without a direct personal measurement.
Lucy is 5' 11", at least.
Izad said on 4/Jan/08
Lucy"s height is really great.she is gorgeous and athletic.
I love her character in XENa, very strong and bossy(Dominant).
I have recently begin watchinh the XENA in NRJ12 channel.
angela said on 17/Nov/07
Shes most def. 5'10. She stands her own when shes next to really tall male actors.
Chris said on 12/Aug/07
In an episode of "Seinfeld", jerry's dad says she must be about 6'6" but jerry's mom then says she's not 6'6"
Franco said on 30/Apr/07
i gotta be honest, saw her on tv many times barefooted, with shoes, with heels and with boots.
barefooted looked max 5'9 , with shoes looked 5'10, with heels looked 6'0 with boots about 5'11.
taking all this into considerations i'd say she's 1.76m
said on 23/Feb/07
In this interview, she says "Between 5'10" and 5'11", depending on how tired I am."
Glenn said on 18/Sep/06
She is 5-10.nothing less.even looking over 6ft in heels.
Ola said on 17/Sep/06
i would put her at 5'8
said on 28/May/06
There's several inches in height difference between 6'4" Conan O' Brien & Lucy in the following pic;Click Here
Even though Conan's leaning forward, he looks to have around 6 inches on her so no taller than 5'9 or 5'10" would be accurate for Lucy.
Xhavier said on 31/Jan/06
To anonymous, human height fluctuates throughout the day. I usually have 1/2" difference from morning to night (191.5 cm vs 190.2 cm, and I usually stand at 191.0 cm throughout most of the day). It all depends on the activities you do in the day and the pressure you put on your back and legs in particular.
Have a nice day.
nj said on 25/Dec/05
Lucy is about 7-8 inches taller than Renee. I think Renee is 5'3" and Lucy 5'10.5"
anonymous said on 4/Dec/05
This sounds weird, but whenever I measure myself in the afternoon I am about an inch shorter than I am in the morning. Lawless could definately be 5 ft 10 then, and only appear 5 ft 9 if she shrinks a bit.
CelebHeights Editor said on 17/Aug/05
This girl is shrinking...In a recent Zap2it interview she said:
"I'm sure there are people who wouldn't want to see me because they are convinced I am 7 feet tall. I'm only 5-foot-9 -- I used to say 5-10, but I actually checked it, did the math, the other day. But then, I think the average man is, what, 5-feet-8, so I guess I am still a little taller."
Lawless has been described in many articles over the years as 6ft and 5ft 11.
CelebHeights Editor said on 25/Jun/05
Back in 97 on Regis talk show she said: "I'm, erm...just shy of six foot. I've been told I'm not allowed to tell people my real height anymore....(she whispers) Five-ten five-ten, five-ten and a half!"