How tall is Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts Height

5ft 4 ½ (163.8 cm)

English-Australian actress best known for roles in King Kong, The Ring, Eastern Promises, 21 Grams, Funny Games, Mulholland Drive and Diana.

How tall is Naomi Watts
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I'm five-foot-four and a half. I could never be a model...I did go to Japan on a modelling contract. I was told that they really like blonde little things.
-- San Fransisco Examiner, 2001

How tall is Naomi Watts
Nicole Kidman and Naomi
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Average Guess (28 Votes)
5ft 4.31in (163.4cm)
thebatman97080 said on 29/May/23
She didn't really look much shorter than Brian Cox in The Ring and Brian was 5'7 peak and probably 5'6 1/2 around the time of The Ring. I'm gonna say 5'5 peak for Naomi.
Mimi said on 19/Apr/22
Is it just the camera angle or she looks 5'3 at most with Nicole?
Editor Rob
Maybe a bit of that, but there are photos in which 5ft 4 seems closer for her than the 4.5...
Dom5'11.5 said on 18/Dec/21
@RJT @Hayden We tend to notice tall people more compared to shorter or average people. For example when a 5'9 person or 6'4 person enters a room, we tend to notice the 6'4 and ignore the 5'9 presence
Hayden said on 17/Dec/21
RJT, it could be because they compare themselves with men hence feeling short. Some women do that. If they compare themselves with only women at 5'4-5'5, they could even feel tall at times!
RJT said on 7/Oct/21
@Editor Rob

Why does 5'4 or even 5'5 range women think they're short? It's perfectly average in the UK/US.

Does height inflation exist too for women in the same way men think 5'9-10 range is "short"?
Editor Rob
Maybe they do actually feel short, even though they are within average range.

I have read some 5ft 9 guys in the past describing themselves as short, although this is mostly from Twitter, and many are not really big celebs, more your tv reporter or sports journalist.
Gladstone Screwer said on 10/Aug/21
Just watching her in The International with Clive Owen.
She’s slightly over Clive’s shoulder in a two inch heel,
so I’d say 5’3” is better.
Jtm said on 3/Jul/21
She is also a min 7 inches shorter than Kidman in the picture Mike posted in 2008.
Leesheff1985 said on 30/Jun/21
I would say she looks more than 6 inches shorter than nicole here but can't see Nicole's heels. They are probably super high
Nik Ashton said on 2/Mar/21
I would love to compare her to Lisa Riley!
Sharanya said on 28/Feb/21
Exactly 6 inches shorter than Nicole Kidman. Good listing.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 31/Dec/20
@ Nik - And another thing, Nik: I recall Lorraine Kelly meeting Tulisa for the first time and she described her as a petite little thing, or perhaps she worded it 'wee' little thing. Lorraine meets loads of people so she has a good eye for that sort of thing. She is herself 5ft4, by the way. 📏

I think Lorraine was expecting to see a bigger, taller girl. Nobody could say that model Twiggy wasn't 'petite', and she was 5ft6-6.5 in her 60s modelling
days, but very skinny. Yes, it's all relative. I know someone whose Mum, like yours, was 4ft11, but she couldn't be described as petite because she was extremely overweight, unlike your dear little Mum, who - very sensibly - keeps an eye on her weight! 😉👍

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Miss Sandy Cowell said on 30/Dec/20
@ Nik - Naomi's build and overall appearance DO give her a petite look. In the world of modelling, she's quite tiny! 👱‍♀️🌹

Nik Ashton said on 29/Dec/20
She’s hardly little!
berta said on 29/Nov/20
hm maybe 164 but i think 163 could be better listing. maybe 163,5
the name's Sam said on 2/Jul/20
163.5 cm fits her just about fine
Nik said on 7/May/20
She looks the height she is honest about!
JohnMoore-162cm said on 5/May/20
5ft4 1/4" to 5ft4 1/2" peak height , she's 51 y/o
rkv said on 26/Nov/19
Looked strong 5'6 in The Ring. It's not so much being thin but her long arms. But after looking here and with Scar Jo listing seems right.
Hijoputamus said on 27/Oct/19
The kind of woman that will look still gorgeous at 80 without plastic surgery. Perfect size for the screen.
Someone commented about Nicole Kidman? She’s the Michael Jackson of actress. Too fake artificial features.
This lady is the real beauty.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 28/Sep/19
🎉💐🎂🎁 Happy Birthday Naomi! 🎁🎂💐🎉

A very Happy Birthday to Naomi, who turns 51 today. She still looks fabulous, of course! I have 5 of the 7 of the above films. 'Funny Games' was shown as part of Film Four's Extreme Season and I found it quite shocking when I first saw it, and still do. It's a remake of a German film, only MUCH better. (I have that too).

5ft4.5. 😁💐

Oliver said on 27/Mar/19
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Rob,don't you think she could be just 5'4 flat because with Karolina Kurkova, I see 7-7.5 inches between these two ladies. The difference seems greater in some shots.
Thank you.
Editor Rob
5ft 4 is always possible for her.
Marquis said on 19/Aug/17
Looks 5'5" usually. Love that she's honest about her height.
Arch Stanton said on 26/May/17
Rob can you add Eastern Promises, 21 Grams , J. Edgar and Funny Games (2007)? Yes she can seem an inch shorter than this at times, but her small frame gives a smaller general impression. Too skinny, she looks a bit malnourished at times, that look you get with the teeth, but a really gorgeous face. She'd look much better if she gained 20 or 30 pounds I think.
Sandy Cowell said on 1/Feb/17
I have a picture of Naomi Watts standing with Kate Hudson, Liv Tyler and Gwyneth Paltrow and she is far and away noticeably shorter than all of them!
I was fascinated when I found out that Naomi's late father did the spoken bits on Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon' album! So her family is not without showbiz connections!
I thought the remake of 'Funny Games', starring Naomi, far excelled the German version on the tension AND the acting front! While on the subject of scariness, while watching 'the Ring II', I was so shocked by the look of terror on one of the long, black-haired TV ghost's victim's (his face had contorted into a frozen look of shock!) that I gave off what my boyfriend described as a 'blood-curdling scream'! Shortly afterwards, the Police knocked on the door!
I believe Naomi to be 5ft4.5; she doesn't strike me as someone who would 'fiddle' her height. I think she's the nice, down-to-Earth type.
Giorgi said on 15/Dec/16
She's absolutely gorgeous. By the way, is tha Nicoloe Kidman or Heath Ledger? She looks so much taller :))
Pierre said on 17/Sep/16
she's looking short next to King Kong in a picture but she as a relaxed posture( and King Kong has a stronger head ,and more hairs which give him more height imo)
Ben said on 16/Sep/16
I've seen her on a TV show and I thought she looked about 5'7". She's a beautifull woman even in her late 40s and will always be.
Richard said on 11/Aug/16
She's only 5 foot 4 tall but she's one of the most talented actresses in Hollywood . This proves that talent has nothing to do with height ! In the movie " Ellie Parker " she says that she's 5 foot 7 when they asked her about her height . I was a little bit surprised ( but it's a script of a movie of course , so , it doesn't make it true ) because when you see her next to 5 foot 8 people , she obviously isn't 5 foot 7 . I think that 5 foot 4 is her real height ( without shoes ! ) .
Richard said on 11/Aug/16
She's maybe only 5'4" tall but she's one of the most talented and one of the most beautiful actresses in Hollywood . This actress is also too underrated for her acting skills . It's about time that she wins an oscar ( and more ) . My favorite actress !
jtm said on 18/Jun/16
I still have a hard time accepting this listing. not trying to downgrade her but she just looks too short next to other people to be almost 5'5 or even 5'4 and she doesn't even look that height standing alone despite being so thin.
Lexi said on 16/Jun/16
I never add anything to my height as someone commented that all people do. I think men lie more about their height than women...look at that ridiculous Cruise, Pacino, they are absurdly short. BTW, I am exactly 5'4 1/2" or 163.8 cm
Sam said on 23/Jun/15
As I said, looked 5'4" range in person to me, although a half inch either way is possible, only saw her for a moment.
tilda said on 9/May/15
she is taller than scarlett johansson(5'3) in most pictures.

i guess her height is probably 162cm.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Apr/15
Didn't like the Diana all. Watts was too short and too pale.
Andrea said on 4/Nov/14
Rob, i know you said 5'4 flat is a possibility but why don't you downgrade her to 5'4? I saw only some scenes on tv, but she looked more than just 3 inches shorter than Naveen Andrews in Diana... Even with Nicole Kidman, here, she doesn't look over 5'4, IMO...
Realist said on 8/Sep/14
Too high. Needs a downgrade. 5'3.5 sounds better for her.
Billy said on 6/Jan/14
She looks more like 5.1,very petite,but sometimes photographe make you look smaller.I had a friend who looks taller than an other friend on a picture, in fact it was the opposite in reality!
jtm said on 8/Sep/13
forget about the guy on the right. what about naveen andrews? shouldn't she at least look the same height with those ridiculous heels?
Arch Stanton said on 5/Sep/13
Rob, how tall is the guy on the right, the screenwriter I believe
Click Here Surely he has to be 6'5" minimum? He looks a lot taller than Schreiber next to her and she's got to be near 5'7 in those heels.

Surprising, she does closely resemble Diana with makeup in the promo pics, like Sue I wasn't sure about her. I'll have to watch the film to decide on the rest of course..
Editor Rob
the angle is definitely giving him a bit more height, I'm not really familiar with him though
jtm said on 21/Aug/13
she doesn't look 5'4.5 next to kidman, didn't look it next to 6'0.5 -6'1 heath ledger ,and was certainly more than just a half inch shorter than laura harring.
Bakura said on 14/Aug/13
jtm says on 31/May/13
5'4 flat is still generous in my opinion. i would say 5'3 is more accurate.

Well, you would say that, since you seem to think everyone on this site requires a downgrade no matter how little sense it makes.
Vivi said on 2/Jun/13
I honestly would have guessed 5'5" from seeing her on screen but after comparing her to other peole she does look a little bit shorter than that...
jtm said on 31/May/13
5'4 flat is still generous in my opinion. i would say 5'3 is more accurate.
jtm said on 31/May/13
rob don't you think this listing is too high?
Editor Rob
at times she can look not over 5ft 4 flat
Sam said on 10/Jan/13
I saw her in person walking quietly around amongst the audience while going to Liev Schreiber's play Talk Radio. She was quite pregnant at the time, having a big pregnant belly but was quite thin and petite otherwise. She had to be about a foot shorter than me, around 5'4".
georgia said on 27/Oct/12
little sue, mabe they chose her because she s a good actress!...think about it!blond hair isnt the only thing she has
marla singer said on 26/Aug/12
What?! Thought she was 5'7"
little sue said on 11/Feb/12
Can't see why they have chose her to play 5ft 10 Princess Diana, the only thing they have in common is blonde hair!! Lily Savage should have played her, a lot more fun and the ideal height and nose
SIlent d said on 30/Nov/11
She looked 5 fo0t 4.5 next to laura elena harring who i think is 5 foot 8.
Katya said on 6/Aug/11
She looked 5'3-5'4 in "You will meet a Tall Dark Stranger". She wore six inch heels in most scenes and still looked quite a bit shorter than 5'10 Brolin. She looked particularly petite when barefoot next to Gemma Jones who wasn't wearing that much of a heel(2'max).Jones is supposed to be 5'6.
Jarek said on 22/Dec/10
I think 5 ft 4.5 in. is accurate perhaps 5 ft 4 in.
My favorite actress, there is something special about her.
Bernie said on 12/Feb/09
She was just on "Regis and Kelly" and she was the same height as Kelly (both were in 3-4 inch heels). So either Ripa is also 5 ft 4.5, which is really doubtful, or Watts is closer to 5'3".
Ali said on 10/Jan/09
She looks 5'3" at most to me. She and Liev share the same height dif as me and my husband (he's 6'2", I'm 5'3"). She barely makes it up to his shoulders!!!
cassandra said on 15/Dec/08
if Liev Schrieber is 6'3", then Naomi Watts is 5'3" at the most. here is a pic of them side-by-side with flat shoes... Click Here
runt said on 21/May/08
Mike, this is why its so ridiculous for ppl to basically claim that Tom Cruise in liftless shoes=Naomi Watts in high heels or thhat Tom Cruise barefoot=Naomi in medium heels. I just don't see it. I say Tom Cruise barefoot>Naomi in 4" heels.
Mike said on 20/May/08
5ft 4.5 is tough given the huge height difference with Nicole Kidman

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kathy said on 4/Nov/07
No, 5'5 i believe is correct.
ash said on 13/Oct/07
she is 5'4 same as scarlett johansson theres a pic on wireimages i think
oscar aka o said on 7/Sep/07
Glenn, regarding you post on August 14th, when do celebrities tell the truth about their height? They usually add an inch just like most of the average people who are not celebrities. These refer to women under 5'7 and men under 6'
Disco Man said on 14/Aug/07
I can buy that she's 5'4.5" but she's definitely not 5'1" - 5'3" as some have stated here on some of the below posts.

As for not going back, it is always a possibility that someone can understate their height (why I don't know), I have known people of the years who have understated their height. For instance you have Arnold Schwarznegger listed at 6'1.5" when he stated in a Muscle Builder Magazine interview back in 1969 that he was 6'1" tall (at 22 years old). Now did he understate his height or grow?
Disco Man said on 14/Aug/07
She's 5'5" tall. Below is a link to her standing next to Liev Schreiber who is 6'3" tall, even if she's wearing 4" heels she's at least 5'5" tall.

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Editor Rob
no, she is 5ft 4.5 as she has stated. She rounded up on occasions, but once you say 5ft 4.5 there's no going ain't over it.
Eva said on 27/Jun/07
hello hudson is 5'7... so she must be 5'4.5 look at her posture.. she's not 5'1 or 5'2...
Antonio said on 17/Mar/07
At the IFC awards, she looked most 5'3.5
Anonymous said on 26/Jun/06
Looks more like 5'3.5"
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Anonymous said on 7/Jun/06
dmeyer says on 19/Dec/05
the woman can look tall because se is thin

but the most important part is her calves...could u imagine her look in fat calves..that will make her 1 or 2 inches shorter
guru said on 5/Jun/06
she was an inch shorter than laura harring
Larry said on 23/May/06
She was definitely a good 19-20 feet shorter than King Kong. :-)
Tea Party said on 9/May/06
I saw her right in front of me after a film festival. She was stunning beautiful and looked very happy with her boyfriend. I'll say she's bet. 5'1 and 2. I'm 5'4 and 3/4...
Ji said on 8/May/06
Hung out at a festival and party with her all night. She's shorter than me and I'm 5'2
Editor Rob said on 6/May/06
Spring 2006 "I'm 5ft 5 on a good day"
bikagyura said on 28/Mar/06
She doesn't look that short...
Anonymous said on 7/Mar/06
She walked by me at the Vanity Fair party at Morton's in L.A. She was the shortest person out of all of them, even shorter than Lohan who was about 5'3". I think Naomi is probably 5'2" with slender and long limbs. Really really tiny.
richard said on 28/Jan/06
she told canadian tribute tv recently she is 5'5".
dmeyer said on 19/Dec/05
the woman can look tall because se is thin
Morgan said on 18/Dec/05
Isn't Kate Hudson 5'7" so I think Naomi probably is around 5'5" she looks it!
gyllenhaalic823 said on 17/Dec/05
She looks somewhat tall alone because she is very thin and all, but heels really do work for her. I do think that she is WAY under 5'5", maybe not 5'1" though; I'm guessing between 5'3-3.5"
CelebHeights Editor said on 14/Dec/05
Recently stated in Telegraph, "I'm 5ft 5in and I'm agile"
BritPop said on 7/Dec/05
Whatever. I saw her on TRL yesterday and she was Jack Black's height in 4" heels. This girl is 5'1".
Anonymous said on 18/Oct/05
She is way under 5'4.5". Next to 5'5" Kate Hudson she appears to be 5'2" - 5'3".

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