How tall is Marcia Cross

Marcia Cross Height

5ft 8 (172.7 cm)

American actress best known for playing Bree Van De Kamp on TV series Desperate Housewives.

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Average Guess (14 Votes)
5ft 8.75in (174.6cm)
David Tang said on 22/Jul/21
JohnMoore-162cm said on 21/Apr/20
Marcia Cross is either storng 5ft8 or very weak 5ft9 , 5ft8 1/2" makes sense ..
Tall Sam said on 3/Dec/19
I guess in heels, she can fool one into thinking she's tall enough for an average supermodel height. I thought at a glance she could look solid 5'10" range but she likely almost never in flats.
Nik said on 5/Sep/19
@ Sacred - That's interesting!
khaled taban said on 14/Jun/19
@Sacred,you could argue 174cm or even 175cm but 178cm ????!!!!
Sorry, but no chance!
khaled taban said on 6/Jun/19
5'8" but probably shorter these day
BilboBaggins said on 17/Mar/18
I would put her closer to 5' 9" - in the show Desperate Housewives, she always towered over all the other cast members (including the men). She's taller than 5' 7" Nicolette Sheridan. Anyway, Marcia Cross is a strange-looking person, what with all the botox in her face. I feel like I could see my reflection in her shiny forehead!
Height said on 1/Jan/18
She is 178 cm
BGee said on 20/Dec/14
I had a feeling the 5'10 listings were off.
Norma26 said on 2/Sep/14
@Ed probably because she had heels on.
Ed said on 13/Feb/14
She's 6 ft in her mugshot in Desperate Housewives Season 8 Episode 19.
ian said on 29/Dec/13
Teri Hatcher towers over her.
J.Lee said on 8/Feb/13
rob if she is 5 ft 8, do you consider yourself taller than this girl? You are 5 foot 9 in the morning? So how tall would marcia be in the morning? Would u consider yourself 5 foot 8 and a quarter since you are so tall in the morning?
Editor Rob
probably so close in height you might not be able to tell.
Phil said on 5/Oct/11
Ginger is not that tall. She is 5 foot 8.
Alice said on 3/May/11
I'd say she's 5ft 10
Jimmy said on 23/Jan/11
Marcia Cross next to 5'11/6' Brian Austin Green is clearly a few inches shorter.

Definitely 5'7-5'9. 5'8 sounds about right
wuem said on 5/Jul/09
strange, she looks a bit shorter than Shawn Pyfrom who is 169cm.
Anonymous said on 7/Jun/09
tall girls downgrade themselves, tall female actresses don't, they want to be perceived to be as tall a possible to the general public. Although hypothetical, imagine the impact if Lisa Kudrow was to claim she was 5'4". All of the sudden, Joey is 5'5", Chandler is 5'7" and Ross about average height. She anchors the height of the male cast because she is so close to their height.

All the tall women I know understate their height but hollywood is another world. So much effort is invested making men look tall in movies and tv, I would never cast a 5'8" woman who claimed to be 5'6". It would counteract all my hard work.
Adam said on 3/Jun/09
a lot of tall girls downgrade themselves I know a girl who is 5'11 (I'm 5'10) and when I first met her I had to look up to her, and I was like "how tall are you" she said "5'8" I'm like WTF?? - I didn't press her about because she might be sensitive about her height. I dunno, women should be proud of their height if they manage anything over 5'8" IMO. No need to feel embarassed becuase you stand out.
Anonymous said on 27/May/09
i'm tired of hearing that women have no reason to lie about their height. They have every reason to lie about it. When they are seen with their male co-stars, if they reveal their actual height you can get a good read on the male co-stars. If they lie and inflate their height, all the males around them suddenly get a height boost.


Katie Holmes page says:

"US Actress from Dawson's Creek and Batman Begins. She is pretty tall. In her own words when asked her height she replied: "No, I'm- I'm- I'm like 5'9"
Of course, in a later online chat she answered, "5'8"."

I realize this is not the case, but imagine if it came out that she was actually 5'5", how short does that make Tom Cruise. Conversely, if she was somehow successful at convincing the world she was 5'11", suddenly Tom gets suspected of being a bit taller than we thought.

If Vanessa Hudgens could convince people she was 5'7", Zac Efron becomes a 6'0" + actor.

Believe me, an actress who is short but is perceived as being taller than her actually height is extremely marketable!

The key is to be a 5'3" actress and convince the world you are 5'8". Suddenly Taye Diggs is not just extremely hot but he is a more marketable 6'.
shawna said on 24/May/09
i lov marcia cross and think her height is beautiful.
Lee Soo Pin said on 21/Feb/09
She's my favourite actress on Desperate Housewife and I think she is 5" 10'! Cause I am 5" 8 1/2 and she in relation to the other Desperate co-stars look so much taller. Boy if only the men were always so tall...
Zach said on 14/Oct/08
she looks 5ft 9.5 barefoot. maybe because shes really thin she looks taller than 5ft 8?
Katie said on 11/Oct/08
Marcia is 5"8- I know this because she said it herself on an interview I saw with her on 'The View'. Someone mentioned her being tall and she said 'I'm 5ft 8'. You can only really trust what a celebrity says and she isn't small so she doesn't have any reason to lie about it.
Ian said on 1/Oct/08
Taller than 5ft8 in my opinion. At least 5f9. My opinion is she is 5ft10.
BrandiBear said on 16/Jun/08
I met her today. She came into the restaurant I work at. She was in flats...she is about 5'8"
Elle said on 11/Jun/08
I thought she was like 5'6. She does look tall.
M.P. said on 7/May/08
She had always said she was 5'10" and a half/5'11". But now, I'm guessing that's probably only with heels on. I say 5'8" and a 1/2.
Nicholas_91 said on 7/Nov/07
I would give her 5'11', but since Brenda Strong is 6'0'' and Marcia looks much smaller trhan her, than I think she should be 5'9''. 5'8'' still seems not correct, since I saw her next to Shawn Pyfrom, who is 5'7'' and she looked at least 2 inches taller.
Kostas said on 4/Nov/07
Well, she is a great actess! I saw many photos on her personal website and i believe that she is certainly 5' 9 at least!(177 cm)
Angela said on 21/Aug/07
I saw her on the street in Santa Monica and was shocked that she was not taller. I believe 5'8 is correct. She does not appear taller in person.
mouldy said on 21/May/07
Yes...she looks a hell of a lot taller than the other housewives ! I'd say she looks somewhere between 5'8" and 5'9"...Cos my mum is 5'9" and she looks huge compared to most other women. Marcia sticks out amongst all the other women just like my mum does...and if she wears heels (my mum, not Marcia !) she's taller than pretty much most men too. She already is taller than or at least as tall as most guys here anyway...(here would be Greece).

Cross looks kinda the same in comparison to the other people on the show. Heaps taller than all the other women except Brenda Strong, usually taller than or at least as tall as the guys barefoot and taller than all guys in heels.

So, maybe she's 5'8"-5'9" ? lol
DeanT84 said on 13/Apr/07
Marcia Cross is atleast 5'10 and she is the tallest Desperate housewive.
queeny said on 19/Mar/07
I think you're going to have to rethink the 5'8" thing after seeing this photo. Click Here

She's got shoes that maybe give her .5" extra but c'mon! She looks to have about 10" on Eva. No way she and Eva are only 6" apart in height.
Delphine (french name) said on 5/Feb/07
First, sorry for my english, I come from Switzerland and people don't speak that language here;
I read at many times that she's 5'11.... Am I really wrong to trust magazines? The actress who plays Mary-Alice Young in Desperate Housewives is 6'0, and Marcia Cross doesn't look much shorter than her... and both don't wear hight heels (certainly to hide their heights). Anyway, I'm 5'11 (grrr it's not so "statuesque", it's great!) and it would have pleased me if Marcia was 5'11 too! lol
Franco said on 23/Oct/06
5'8 and i tell you even why she is.....take a look at her hair....looks like a pyramid, no wonder she look tall. 1.73 cm is correct.
Phoebe said on 16/Oct/06
I know that Marcia Cross is taller than 5 ft 8 in. She is 5ft 9in.
Cloo said on 25/Sep/06
I didn't know this was her height...Star magazine ridiculously stated that she was a "statuesque 5'11". Oh well, great actrees.
dmeyer said on 12/Sep/06
i thaught she was taller 173 seems right
lat said on 1/May/06
she is 5'8" as it was mentioned in the US Weekly this pass weekend.
richinkle said on 16/Apr/06
I just saw Desperate Housewives, and Carol Burnett was playing Marcia's step mother. I was surprised to see Burnett, who's nearly 73 years old, was no more than 1 1/2" shorter than Cross in comparable shoes. I think Burnett in her prime was about 5'-6 1/2"
belly said on 24/Jun/05
Id say she's a tad over 5'8''.Some great pics of her with Eva Longoria on Eva's website which back this up and show's her towering over little Eva.
Gigy said on 23/Jun/05
She is not 5'9/175 cm tall! In
Jimbob said on 2/Feb/05
This picture Click Here shows Brenda Strong and Marcia together. Brenda definitely is a 6 footer, but Marcia is 5ft 9 tops I think.

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