How tall is Michelle Pfeiffer

Michelle Pfeiffer's Height

5ft 6 (167.6 cm)

American Actress best known for roles in Scarface, What Lies Beneath, Stardust, Tequila Sunrise, Dangerous Liaisons, Dark Shadows, The Russia House, The Age of Innocence and Batman Returns (as Catwoman). A 1993 article (Calgary Herald) described her as "5-foot-6 and about 120 pounds" and in 1983 newspapers they mentioned she was "5 feet 6 and weighs 118 pounds."

How tall is Michelle Pfeiffer
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How tall is Michelle Pfeiffer
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Average Guess (52 Votes)
5ft 5.69in (166.8cm)
Wehrmacht180 said on 4/Jan/22
163 cm
Intevel said on 2/Sep/21
Rob how tall is she in the heels of the bottom pic?
Editor Rob
Those seem at least 3.5-3.6 range
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 6/Aug/21
I'm watching Michelle in 'into the night', a John Landis movie from the mid Eighties, probably 1985. Although only 5ft6, she's employed as a model, but with her face and figure, she WOULD be one of those rare acceptions, who's snatched up for her looks alone, and the lack of height ignored!

Her face is so divine that she doesn't even need long hair, and this film proves it.

She's coupled up with the gigantic Jeff Goldblum, and she's wearing heels just one step away from kitten-sized - comfortable, but still worth wearing for the height boost.

Without her shoes, she's a tad over a head shorter than Jeff, but she's creeping about quietly in the shoeless scene, so stooping a little. Obviously, Michelle is going to appear tiny next to Goldblum, whereas she looked anything but in 'Scarface', when she acted with Al Pacino some two years earlier.

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Nik Ashton said on 14/Sep/20
Many people out there think she is my height! πŸˆπŸ‘©
Nik Ashton said on 8/Sep/20
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QueenB said on 5/Sep/20
Her sister is listed at 5”5 and in photos side by side their the same height. I think she’s 5”5 too. Doesn’t quite look 5”6 to me.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 28/Aug/20
⭐ I agree with Littlelee that 'The Witches of Eastwick' should be added to Michelle's listed credits. It's a brilliant comedy/horror and I showed it to my Mum. She loved it! πŸ˜πŸ‘
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 26/Aug/20
The beautiful, brilliant Michelle can have five foot six for her 'The Witches of Eastwick'/'Scarface' 80s years, both films of which I saw at the pictures. I 'measured her', figuratively speaking, against Jack Nicholson, 5ft9.5, in the witchy film and compared her to Al Pacino in 'Scarface', and she definitely didn't look overly less than 5ft6, if at all. Yes, there was less than half-a-head between her and Jack and pretty much the same height as Al, bearing in mind that he was required to wear lifts for the role.

After writing this, I have the sudden urge to visit the Jack Nicholson page. Michelle has starred with him in both 'The Witches of Eastwick' and 'Wolf'. She could have starred as Wendy in 'The Shining'; the 'real' hair colour of the temptress was blonde. My then-boyfriend brought the book in for me to read when I was in hospital with a temperature of 106.2. It was hardly the sort of reading material that I was seeking at that particular moment in time. Perhaps Stephen King's masterpiece 'Misery' would have been more to the point....


The gorgeous Michelle can have 5ft6 of course. In the film 'What Lies Beneath', in which Michelle starred as the wife of the just under six foot one Harrison Ford, you could see around 7" difference, or thereabouts. And wasn't she an absolute model neighbour to the distressed Miranda Otto? Miranda looked just a tiny bit shorter than her.

Furthermore, I read that Michelle was 5ft6 in an interview regarding 'The Witches of Eastwick' in a film review in 1987. That's something I'm not likely to forget!

Miss Sandy Cowell said on 29/Apr/20
πŸ’πŸŽ‚πŸŽ Happy Birthday Michelle! πŸŽπŸŽ‚πŸ’

A Very Happy Birthday to Michelle Pfeiffer, who turns 62 today.

5ft5.75 by now; 5ft6 in The Witches of Eastwick, Scarface and What Lies Beneath, in other words, in her younger days. πŸ˜πŸŽ‰

Anonymous Insider said on 8/Oct/19
5ft 4.5 barefoot. 5ft 5 in her prime.
Extremely beautiful & talented. Best Catwoman ever. Those eyes!
Her body's measurements are sheer perfection.
Littlelee5ft6 said on 10/May/19
Think the witches of eastwick should be added to her credits interesting film
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 29/Apr/19
πŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸŽ Happy Birthday Michelle! πŸŽπŸŽˆπŸŽ‚

Hope it's a great one!

When I saw how nice Michelle was to her upset neighbour (Miranda Otto) in 'What Lies Beneath', I came out with, "Why can't I have her as MY neighbour?" 😭

⭐️ Michelle was the woman first described as 'Drop Dead Gorgeous' - when she attended the Premiere of 'Scarface'.
I saw it at the pictures, but didn't understand it the way I do now! But I loved the music....🎼🎢😁

I give Michelle 5ft6 for her Birthday guess. πŸ’πŸŒΉπŸ₯€πŸŒΊπŸŒ»πŸŒΌπŸŒ·
Mister lennon said on 23/Dec/18
Never 5'6.
5'5 max. And more probably 5'4.
I witches of eastwick, she was shorter than cher and susan sarandon. Even with footwear advantage.
Sandy Cowell said on 22/Dec/18
Jtm - That's what I once read for Cher, though now I think otherwise, of course! 😬
Jtm said on 22/Dec/18
Sandy Cowell said on 21/Dec/18
The other day, I saw the brilliant 'Dangerous Minds', in which Michelle takes on a class of teenagers from rough backgrounds and is truly their saviour. For some of these kids, hers is the first bit of affection they have ever known. She has a military background, but not even that can prepare her for the tragedy that lies ahead, but there is beauty, warmth and humour along the way.

In comparison to the kids, Michelle looks positively small, but I've known her to be 5ft6 since I saw 'The Witches of Eastwick' at the cinema, when I checked her height out. Here is the proof that my result was correct!

5ft6 - peak height.

She was shorter than Cher even when she was wearing shoes and Cher was barefoot. You seem very convince on Cher's page that she's 5'4 or 5'5 max!
Sandy Cowell said on 21/Dec/18
The other day, I saw the brilliant 'Dangerous Minds', in which Michelle takes on a class of teenagers from rough backgrounds and is truly their saviour. For some of these kids, hers is the first bit of affection they have ever known. She has a military background, but not even that can prepare her for the tragedy that lies ahead, but there is beauty, warmth and humour along the way.

In comparison to the kids, Michelle looks positively small, but I've known her to be 5ft6 since I saw 'The Witches of Eastwick' at the cinema, when I checked her height out. Here is the proof that my result was correct!

5ft6 - peak height.
Paul Wood said on 24/Jul/18
Yet another female celebrity whose listed height has increased over the years. In the 80s and 90s she was always listed as 5ft 6in, but now she is listed as 171cm which is nearly 5ft 7.5in. In my opinion, she was never taller than 5ft 6in flat, and may be slightly shorter these days.
Jtm said on 10/Jul/18
i don't think she's lost height or at least 1 inch or more. i agree with Mister lennon on this one. she's probably always been 5'4 range or at the very most 5'5.
lee168cm said on 26/Jun/18
Could she be 5ft 5 now?
Editor Rob
She could be heading that way.
jeb077 said on 13/May/18
She does look a good 3 inches shorter than J.Lawrence at the Mother premiere, which would put Michelle at 5'4.5". She may have flirted with 5'6" in her prime (now 60).
The Shredder said on 26/Nov/17
I don't know what I'd give her , but she looks shorter than 5'6 honestly.
Anon said on 23/Nov/17
Bella heathcote is 5'6 and has 2 inches on her, meaning she's 5'4 at most
Lisa Hadeler said on 7/Oct/17
I've heard for years she is 5'5" tall. She looks 5'5" tall.
Lee168cm said on 22/Sep/17
She must be starting to shrink as she can look 3 inches shorter than Jennifer Lawrence in some pics
Mister lennon said on 10/Sep/17
More in the 5'4 range.
Nik said on 9/Sep/17
She is a classic 5'6"!
Emma said on 5/Sep/17
She looks 160 next to Jennifer Lawrence.
Marquis said on 14/Apr/17
5'6" does seem right for her.
mister_lennon said on 22/Mar/17
5'5 or 164-165 is possible too for her.
mister_lennon said on 20/Mar/17
i think that she was and she is 5'4. not more. about 163-164.
and in batman retuns,she looked noticiable shorter than Keaton.
Sammy Derrick said on 4/Mar/17
She's really beautiful,I think she's 5'6.After watching her in Batman Returns as Catwoman she was eye to eye with Michael Keaton in most scenes who was about 5'9...It would take standard heels and normal male dress shoes for these to be achieved.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Mar/17
Rob, could you maybe add Peter Horton?

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Giorgi said on 9/Jan/17
Why is it that everything about this woman is perfect.
shawn said on 23/Sep/16
She can't be 5'6" . Brenda strong made her look like a little kid in "Deep end of the Ocean" No joke Brenda was head and shoulders taller than her.
mister_lennon said on 16/Aug/16
In the witches of eastwick, she looked shorter than both cher and susan sarandon.
Arch Stanton said on 6/Aug/16
Rob can you add Tequila Sunrise, Dangerous Liaisons, Dark Shadows, The Russia House and The Age of Innocence?
Ilona said on 6/Aug/16
I thought she was still 172cm tall.
carol adams said on 5/Aug/16
Michelle is around 5'3" - watch her in The Witches of Eastwick - she is on par with Susan Sarandon, whom a good friend of mine met (friend is 5"6") and Susan was at least 3 inches shorter, without shoes.
John said on 9/Apr/16
5ft 5 best estimate
jtm said on 1/Nov/15
kim basinger is around 5'6 and she looked taller than pfeiffer did with michael keaton.
mister_lennon said on 30/Oct/15
maybe not so low as 5'3, but i think that she is a strong 5'4, weak 5'5 woman. Because she is very thin she could look taller sometimes, but i dont think that she could be more than 5'4 or 5'5.
littlesue said on 29/Oct/15
You would have to be wearing heels of 5 and half inches to add about 4 inches of height!!
Charlie said on 29/Oct/15
in the movie into the hight She stars opposite Jeff Goldblum who is listen as 6 foot 4 inchesso in shoes he was probably 6 foot 5 in the movie. she comes below his chin by a good 3 inches and was wearing heels in the movie. do the math. average height of a make head is 10 inches. she would be 5 foot 7 in heels in the movie so her height would there for 5 foot 3 inches. Average height for a female. God im smart
white waters said on 8/Aug/15
she looks 5' 5'' to me but always beautiful.
littlesue said on 23/Jun/15
Think he was referring to still a beaut for her age not her height, lol
Clare80 said on 21/Jun/15
What do you mean by still a beautiful lady ? Are women ugly at 5" 6 ?
jackie said on 13/Jun/15
still a beautiful lady. in dark shadows , she was similar in height with Depp with heels on, so i assume the height listed here is more or less accurate.
mister_lennon said on 17/Mar/15
i think that she looks more in the 5'4 range.
deedee said on 16/Mar/15
I always thought she looked much smaller on screen, like 5'3, guess I was wrong.
Realist said on 7/Sep/14
Peak was strong 5'6: 5'6.25, Now more flat 5'6. Good job Rob.
Jack said on 17/Mar/14
Probably lost an inch due to aging, 5'7" peak is possible
Ted said on 7/Jan/14
5'6" does seem right. Good job, Rob.
Silent d said on 31/Oct/12
Matthew is 169cm. 5 foot 6 is safe but i always thought she was 5 foot 7 at least. Nice looking lady. Probably the best looking actress over 50. In her time she was one of the hottest.
Gus said on 17/Nov/11
5'6,5'7,6'4-who cares,back in the day she was fit as..for the record id go with 5'6.5
Tim said on 21/Oct/11
You really have to be a Michelle Pfeiffer pfan to know (like I am). She is at least 5'7. You have to measure from her foot up, full body, when in a movie. Watch LadyHawke. In the dancing scene with Matthew Broderick, she is not wearing shoes, and they are about the same height (he is 5'8). I used to have a picture linked here showing that she is almost as tall as Amanda Bynes standing next to her (both wearing heels). Another picture I used to have here posted by a fan showed that she towered over the other average height women (5'3-5'4). They even said "She was taller than we expected."
The Joker said on 17/Sep/11
After watching Michelle Pfeiffer in several films, i would estimate her to be 5 foot 5 or 5 foot 6 inches tall, no more no less. I do not think that she is any taller or shorter then this range.
Shaun said on 21/Aug/11
Strange as she can look 5'9" to me.
Irshgrl500 said on 12/Jun/11
Michelle is literally one of the most beautiful women, ever.

Barney, Michelle was never a model. Michelle really doesn't look tall, at all but Mike I'll take your word for it.
Mike said on 1/Jun/11
She really is a rather tall woman, 5'7 i would say, i saw her many times on set in 80's... in heels I would say 5'9! she looks so tall in heels, she was almost taller than M. Gibson in heels... She's naturally real skinny, and has a tinny body, I guess that's why she looks smaller on tv...Anyway she is beautiful!
Monica said on 6/May/11
@Barney There's lots of models (turned-actresses) who are 5'3-5'5. I guess it's possible.
Barney said on 4/Apr/11
Michelle more than 5ft 4inch she use 2 be a model and 5ft 4 too short
Bon said on 7/Dec/10
really? I don't quite see her over 5'4
Doug said on 24/Apr/09
LOL ALWAYS with Hollywood it seems the 1-2 inch is added. I always believed she was 5'7"-5'8" like Jolie and many others.
Sherylynn said on 17/Feb/09
Even though Michelle Pfeiffer's biography gives a false measurement of 5'7", I am almost certain that she is exactly 5'5". Her high heels are what confuses the writers and public.
Anony said on 12/Feb/09
Beautiful and dinky, no more then 5'3-5'4 tops. Also she is suppose to be around 109lbs, a woman with a height of 5'6 would look emaciated and she looks slender but healthy. My mum is 5'5 and weighs 120lbs she is a US size 2/UK 6. She is smaller then Rosanna Arquette & Glen Close. See below.

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Debbie said on 12/Feb/09
She's gorgeous even more so I think at 50 yrs young, but after seeing her at a premiere no doubt she is 5'4-5'5 no taller than that.
leonari said on 20/Jan/09
not a full 5'6" . but close
Mister Lennon said on 27/Dec/08
two inches on Zellwegger??? Dude, they had only one scene together in white oleander, and the most of the time they were sited. But Michelle was only a little bit taller, never two inches taller. And there wasnt 12 cm with Lohman, 7 or 8 cm at best. She never looked taller, always with high heels. Stilll think 5'4 or 5'5.
anonymous said on 27/Dec/08
She had 2 inches on renee zelwigger in white oleander, and she is taller than alison lohman by 12cm. In I am sam, she was shorter than sean penn by 2 inches. 5 foot 6-7. She looks tall.
Mister Lennon said on 19/Nov/08
She has looked always short. Only see her in movies like grease 2, scarface, into the night, ladyhawke, sweet liberty, dangerous liasons, married to the mob, witches of eastwick, tequila sunrise, fabolous baker boys, etc. Short body, high heels the most of the times. Maybe in the last times, she looked taller because she is very thin, but she is short.
leonari said on 18/Nov/08
DJ:never. She is far from short but not that tall.
Mister Lennon said on 18/Nov/08
Maybe in high heels. She is not more than 5'4 or 5'5 at her best.
DJ said on 17/Nov/08
Sorry she's 5'7 1/2" tall
Mister Lennon said on 17/Nov/08
I think that her height should be upgraded. I dont think that she is 5'6 at all. Maybe with heels. She is more in the 5'4 range. Maybe a weak 5'5 , but not more.
bazley said on 19/Aug/08
She is 5'5 for sure. Check out her pics with Queen Latifah-she looks tiny-a good 4 inches difference.
daii said on 22/Jul/08
id give her a 5'7 peak
MM said on 15/May/08
There's no way on earth you can tell the difference between two people by an inch. Celebs and athletes can so easily fudge their height by an inch or two because people can't freaking tell.

And why on earth are you determining her height based on how tall she looks next to MALE actors? MALE actors _always_ fudge their height, height is far more important for males. Broderick is not 5'8, Pacino is not 5'7, Broderick's wife is not 5'5 ... c'mon, people.
Bengalltigerr said on 7/May/08
Michelle is 50 she is getting old.She never looked taller than Al Pacino so I agree with Celebheights that she is around 5'6.
Rex said on 10/Apr/08
The scene is where Mercedes turns up at her appartment looking for Dean Stockwell, there is a shot of the two of them together. You can't see Pfeiffer's feet but Mercedes has low heeled boots on. Pfeiffer is a good couple of inches beneath Mercedes shoulders and considerably shorter then Matthew Modine. Michelle is a gorgeous and very elegant not sure about her age years ago her date of birth was 1957!
Little Boy said on 14/Mar/08
Actually Mercedes Ruehl is 5'9.5! Not sure about Michelle? I would guess 5'5-5'6!
ally said on 14/Jan/08
Michelle seems taller because of all the high heels she wears in Hairspray, but I'm only 5 feet so I its pretty sad for me LOL. I would have to look up to Michelle......but she looks so beautiful for being 49. Her birthday is April 29 and she's turning 50!
rex said on 10/Oct/07
Was watching married to the mob, Mercedes Ruehl is 5'11 and Michelle Pfeiffer doesn't come even close to her shoulders, if she is 5'6 then her head would be at lease an inch or two near to them. My guess 5'4, looks amazing though for her age.
Lorraine said on 9/Oct/07
Wow, Michelle Pfeiffer is so nice at her age, i really want to meet her, i think se wasnΒ΄t more than 165 cm, when i get her age i want to look so pretty as her
Anna said on 14/Aug/07
After seeing her in Hairspray I would have thought she was at least 5'7" or 5'8". I guess I've never really looked at photos of her though. And she may have looked taller in Hairspray because she was almost always in heels whereas others were most likely not. I have to say I'm surprised she is this height though....
lisa said on 10/Aug/07
Judging by the pics I have seen Michelle is about 5'7--5'8 would be too tall and 5'5 is too short--I'll give her 5'7--maybe closer to the 5'6ish range
Juanita said on 21/Feb/07
I saw Michelle Pfeiffer in person at the opening of the canter of the Intrepid, San Antonio, Texas. I'm pretty sure she is 5'6(1.68m) roughly, she is definately not 5,7 anyway that's for certain.
The Vicar said on 20/Feb/07
Glenn, Rob, how tall do you guys think Michelle Pfeiffer is? I would say she is 5'6, but what would you say?
McMurphy said on 8/Jan/07
I have now seen several films with Michelle Pfeiffer in to me she looks 5'6 or so most of the time.
monica said on 12/Dec/06
I think all of u are forgetting a movie called Witches of Eastwick . Susan Sarandon is 5"7 Cher is 5"8 and she is shorter than both
supes78 said on 1/Nov/06
Women's heights are tough to gauge from photos without seeing footwear. The pics that I've seen here could have Michelle in flats or heels, thus making it harder to pin down her real height. 5'6" looks like a good apporoximation for her.
JonB said on 25/Jul/06
see the attached picture with 5'8" Catherine Zeta-Jones. They both appear to be the same height.
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Tim said on 8/Jun/06
Hey, more about her height: I am comparing her to Amanda Bynes. Amanda was on the Tyra Banks show and Tyra made her wear flats since Amanda's 5'8 and Tyra's 5'9 and needs Amanda to look shorter. In the Nick Awards of 2003, Amanda gets to wear heels:

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And when she stands next to Michelle Pfeiffer, who I can only assume is also wearing heels, they are about the same height:

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And the people I know who met her in person say that Michelle is taller than they expected... So, who knows.
Felix said on 19/May/06
If Michelle Pfiffer is 5 ft 6 then Al Pacino is maximum 165cm :)
Frank2 said on 18/May/06
I've met Michelle several times since I worked with her husband. She's about 5'5".
Frank said on 28/Apr/06
No way that she is 5'5. She is 5'4 at her best. See those pictures that i posted, clearly shorter than Glenn Close, same tall or a little shorter than winona Ryder. And Glenn and Winona are little women. Michelle is very petite, in her movies maybe she looked a little more taller, but in real life, she is pretty small.
Steven Ward said on 17/Apr/06
She's looks average female height and I remember seeing her at 5'5 by a magazine, and "about 5'6", by herself, on Leno. She looks a little taller (5'7 1/2) in Dangerous minds, cause she's wearing boots in the movie. Im pretty sure she's 5'5.
And she looks nice for her age.

Editor Rob
I would agree with the 'near 5ft 6'...but 5ft 5, I wonder...maybe Glenn has seen this lady in the past? Or even Frank2?
Dominic said on 29/Mar/06
leonari, what a dumb response to Mario's response. I never said anything about godfather and Michelle wasn't even in godfather! He was taller than her in scarface so i dont know why he is listed at 5'6.5 and him at 5'6.
leonari said on 10/Mar/06
Mario: You have no clue about nothing, especially not heights nor Pacino.
MeLiSsA said on 9/Mar/06
At the scene when they were getting married she was a good inch and a half or more taller than him and when you think about it they prob had her not wear heels since they weren't showing teir feet anyway
Mario said on 8/Mar/06
But he din'd use lifts in Scarface my friend;) Everybody knows that!
leonari said on 8/Mar/06
Pacino was never 5'7". He used lifts in Godfather.Everybody knows that!
Dominic said on 7/Mar/06
Pacino was taller than her in scarface, it showed that on the dance scene and when they first met. Maybe Pacino was around 5'7 the time scarface was made?
Frank said on 26/Feb/06
Look at those photos:
She looks in the same height or even shorter than winona ryder, a little taller than martin scorsese and clearly shorter than glenn close. I would say that she is 5'3 or 5'4.
MeLiSsA said on 31/Jan/06
Al Pacino is listed as 5'6 and in Scarface she wasn't any shorter than him...if anything taller
Tim said on 21/Nov/05
*I* saw LadyHawke recently to check it out and when you watch the scene where they dance briefly together, you will notice that Michelle is wearing flats, and you can see them in full body, and she is only about an inch shorter than he is (he is 5'8, right?). Matthew might've been standing on an apple box for the other scenes.
CelebHeights Editor said on 23/Aug/05
From gossip group: "I've met her a couple of times and she is about average height -- I would guess 5.6"-ish but I don't know for sure."
Christy said on 17/Aug/05
Back when "Dangerous Minds" came out, I remember reading an article in 'Parade'
magazine that compared Michelle Pfeiffer with the teacher she portrayed in the movie. It gave the teacher's height as 5'7, and Michelle's as 5'5.
Mr X said on 17/Aug/05
Had you evered seen the movie the Deep End of the Ocean? Look at the scene near the end where Michelle Pfeiffer is watching her kids play basket ball at night, and 5'10" Treat Williams walks in. Definately more than a three inch height difference.
JUSTMATT said on 6/Jun/05
Rob myk is right! If you look on you will find some photos of Pitt and Pfeiffer and she is max 5.6!

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