How tall is Penelope Cruz

Penelope Cruz's Height

5ft 4 (162.6 cm)

Spanish actress best known for roles in films such as Vanilla Sky, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Volver, Sahara and Captain Correli's Mandelin.

How tall is Penelope Cruz
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Average Guess (30 Votes)
5ft 3.73in (161.9cm)
Estirpe Divina said on 6/Oct/19
161 cm
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 28/Apr/19
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Have a lovely day with your family and friends! I thought you were amazing in 'Gothika'.

5ft4 is what I've heard for Penny. She did look a tiny bit smaller than Halle Berry, who also starred in the Gothic tale, but there wasn't much in it all. It was one scary tale - with a happy ending!

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loki said on 13/Dec/18
She can look tall b/c she has a small head and long, thin legs. My mother is only 5'0" max but easily passes for 5'4" b/c she is shaped the same way. I, on the other hand, am actually 5'5" but people think I'm shorter b/c I'm built like a tree trunk, with a long waist. Penelope is lucky.
Dr JJ said on 9/Dec/18
Just watched some Christmas film, Noel (2004), with Cruz and Susan Sarandon among others. There is a scene on the street with Cruz and Sarandon, face to face, full body shot. Sarandon in flat boots, Cruz in towering stilettos. Sarandon is at least an inch taller, probably an inch and a quarter. Cruz has a minimum of 2 inches footwear advantage. I think that puts Cruz at 5’ 3” tops, maybe even a tad under. And as far as I am concerned that fits in perfectly with my evaluation of Bardem and by association, Daniel Craig. All in need of downgrades IMHO.
Batistataker said on 31/Jul/18
5'4"
Sandy Cowell said on 6/May/18
@ Arch Stanton - Re: Your comment from April 7th last year.

Trust you to pick up on that!
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Sandy Cowell said on 6/May/18
@ Nik - But there are plenty of 6ft plus people about!

I remember reading about Clint Eastwood calling women 'squirts', and that included Sondra Locke, who was billed as 5ft5! In actual fact, I'm sure you'll find on her page that she's about 5ft4! At THAT time, Clint was always written up as 6ft4! However, 13" is a huge difference!

Penelope does look tiny next to the very tall men in 'Gothica', as does Hello Berry! I strongly recommend it. It is a superior ghost story stroke psychological thriller - and it ends on a high note! Both girls are excellent. In fact, I haven't seen it since I've been a visitor to celebheights, and I couldn't think of a better way to compare the actresses' heights! Do try and see it Nik!

Funnily enough, when I was writing on Ted Levine's page recently, I expressed a desire to see him in 'Shutter Island', but I couldn't find my copy. Ironically it was showing last night! πŸ‘πŸ˜Š πŸ™Œ
Nik said on 5/May/18
@ Sandy Cowell

Well, she certainly doesn't look tiny! If I had gone on to this page and not seen her listing then I would certainly go quite a bit higher than 5'4"! This height is not tiny though, where have we heard this before? Why do so many people think that women of 5'4" are tiny? The only people who would make Penelope look tiny are people who are around 6'0" or over!

I will offer Penelope 5'4"!
Sandy Cowell said on 3/May/18
I remember a while back that Penelope was the topic of a discussion on 'Countdown', and described as 'tiny'! A while back I saw her in a rather fantastic chiller called 'Gothica', wherein she was support to Halle Berry's lead. The men in the film, including Charles Dutton, were quite simply enormous, so both girls looked 'little and lost'! That was how they were meant to look because they were playing victims in an abusive phychiatric hospital - and they did certainly look small. Not the best film to judge either girl's height, but both are slender, contributing to the appearance that they could easily be victims. I think Halle is chalked up as 5ft4 on the site, but I have read 5ft5!

The other day, I watched Penelope play opposite Ben Kingsley, and being as he's hardly a huge man, I think I gave him a tad over 5ft7/7.5 when I voted, I can agree that Penny is 5ft4. She was around 3.5" less than Ben, but looked him straight in the eye with shoes on her feet! 😊
MAD SAM said on 15/Dec/17
She looks nothing more than 160 cm in vanilla sky
even said on 25/Jul/17
shes 5 foot 4 ( at least out of bed ) , so don't think about it too much .
Gags said on 12/Apr/17
Looks at least 3 inches taller than 5'1 Salma Hayek. So 5'4 seems
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Arch Stanton said on 7/Apr/17
I always thought a full 5'4 seems a little high. Loved her in Nine, "when you come back I'll still have my legs open". If that's not a way to get your man to come home asap I'm not sure what is haha. Sometimes Penelope seems really hot, other times, not to so much, sometimes a bit skinny and washed out. I prefer Salma I think, but both women are beautiful.
Peter175 said on 5/Apr/17
If she were 5'6 like her Google listing, that would mean Tom cruise is basically 5'10".

IRL she's a weak 5'4, maybe even 5'3.5
Richard said on 9/Dec/16
In the movie " Don't tempt me ( Sin noticias de Dios ) " she's co-starring with Victoria Abril who's 5 foot 2and half and Penelope Cruz isn't much taller ( I think 5 foot 4 is right ) . Also , in that movie she plays a man trapped in a woman's body which she hates . Because of that she still dresses herself very manly and not wearing high heels .
Phil said on 24/May/16
Saw her up close with Paul Walker in Montreal in 2003 and 5'4" is just about right
Az said on 3/Feb/16
5'3-4"
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5'11.6 said on 18/Jan/16
It's weird I always thaught she was like 5'7
vivien said on 18/Jan/16
In this picture, note she has hair that is teased about two inches up, her dress also is slightly empire starting at ribcage not natural waist, giving the appearance of a shorter torso, which leads to longer looking legs, also though tasteful the skirt is also quite short, again adding to the illusion. I was also a ballet dancer and equestrian..and we are known for posture. She's probably also in at least three inch heels since most high end brands are 3-4 inches. I do not think she is 5'6 in flats. I'm only 5'3.5 and always guessed at 5'7.. I'm told (thank you world, though i dont believe it..but im flattered)my eyes are green but yes I'm also an actress and we ABSOLUTELY almost ALL lie on height and weight. 5'6-5'7 isn't really that small for a woman and she always refers to herself and is referenced as being impossibly tiny.
spainmen191cm said on 17/Oct/15
Rob, how tall do you think is her sister?
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[Editor Rob: she might be 1.5 inches smaller]
BrandonB said on 27/Sep/15
5"6 according to most sites Rob?
[Editor Rob: you could argue 5ft 5 but 5ft 6 I can't see her that tall.]
tilda said on 10/May/15
she's 1.5 - 2inch shoter than kate winslet(168cm) and taller than scarlett johansson(5'3). 5'2 is just a joke.
her height is 163 at least
sometime looks 5'5 because of ideal body proportion
Tom said on 24/Dec/14
She is hardly 1.60... Johnny Depp is suposendly 175 and here he is at least 10-15 cm taller than her and she wears at least nine inch heels...
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gbz said on 14/Oct/14
in vanilla sky you cannot compare as tom cruise ears lifts....take twice born as an example.emile hirsch is a solid 5"4 and he looks about 2 inches taller than Cruz,,she is a strong 5"2
jtm said on 16/Jul/14
look at the picture on woody allen's page. she is not 5'4 or taller.
AnaS said on 15/Jul/14
@leonari, that's difficult to see. In Spain people doesn't give such an importance to height so artists heights is not known unless they are international celebrities and are listed in websites like this one. Just take Penelope as a reference and do your bets. I've check some photos and they look pretty much the same in most (Penelope looks about 1 inch taller in some) of them so maybe it's not a height difference but a shoe difference what you noted.
leonari said on 1/Apr/14
How tall is her sister Monica? She is way shorter than Penelope.
Arch Stanton said on 22/Mar/14
Nah she's definitely taller than Scarlet in Vicky Christina.
Arch Stanton said on 11/Mar/14
Mmm she looks no more than 3-4 inches shorter than John Hurt in Captain Corelli's Mandolin. It was 2001 so Hurt might have been 5 ft 8 back then.
Arch Stanton said on 11/Mar/14
Rob I've not really sure about this one are you? In Vanilla Sky I was honestly thinking she looked rather small and no more than 5 ft 3, I mean see the diff Click Here with Cruise there!! But then you see photos like Click Here and think, hang on, how can her height be so far all over the shop!! 5'4" looked very questionable in Vanilla Sky but I think she looked a least that next to Depp in Pirates. She also looked taller in Volver.
[Editor Rob: I wouldn't have guessed her as 5ft 3, always thought about 5ft 4 was nearer]
Arch Stanton said on 9/Mar/14
Rob can you add Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Volver and Nine to her roles here? Those were her most critically acclaimed roles. Volver was quite a big film in the Latin world and one of her best known roles.
Arch Stanton said on 9/Mar/14
Weak 5 ft 4, I'd guess 5'3.5".
Vintageous said on 18/Jan/14
Has said she is 5'3 at the most and pokes fun at her own lovely petite frame. Very lithe and graceful with slim arms and legs which gives the illusion of more height. It is common with Spaniards and Latinas of Spanish descent.
tricky said on 11/Jan/14
I bumped into her in a store and I'd say she's 5'4. I'm 5'5 and she was a bit shorter than me, both wearing sneakers.
HH said on 9/Aug/13
Who cares how tall she is, she still is a mamacita!!
Illena said on 10/Dec/12
she looks so tall on film. I was thinking she'd be around 5'7.
marla singer said on 30/Nov/12
I think she's taller, just saw "Venuto al mondo" at the cinema (Twice Born), and on big screen she has legs of a 6 ft woman. Consider that Alessandra Mastronardi claims 166 cm, and Penelope Cruz with similar sized heels looked a good 2 inches taller than her. I think she's a weak 5 ft 6
Jupitar said on 14/Nov/12
I would have thought she was at least 5'5". Her legs look too long to be anything less than that. Not that she is particularly leggy proportionally, but her actual leg length doesn't look like that of some one less than this height.
Lo sgozzatore said on 13/Nov/12
Well, Castellitto really doesnt look over 5'8...
gladr said on 12/Nov/12
marco9, he isn't Bardem...he is Sergio Castellitto.
Anyway, I agree with you, Castellitto is 178 cm, say 180 whit shoes on, she looks 178 with 12 cm heels, she should be 166 cm... not that short, plus, if you look at some picture of her beside italian actress Alessandra Mastronardi, who is 164 cm, both in heels,she towered over her, as much as beside scarlett johansson, who is 163.. so she is around 166 cm barefeet, for sure
marco9 said on 8/Nov/12
Look at this picture...
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She has got big heels but she is almost as tall as Bardem!And if Bardem is 181 she can't be only 163...because it is impossible that heels add 15 cm
Silent d said on 4/Nov/12
Everyone lies in hollywood. 162cm.
ana said on 3/Aug/12
famously 162 cms - said in madrid when she started.
leonari said on 25/Jul/12
That's what a nicely proportioned hot 5'4 woman looks like.
jtm said on 25/Jul/12
she actually claims 5'6? lol what a liar. only a idiot would believe that. i bet she is not even 5'3.
theblacklab said on 16/Jun/12
I actually believe this estimation, if she was less than 5'4", it would be difficult to get away with her claim of 5'6", and have people believe it. I don't believe she's any more, or any less, than 5'4".
M M said on 7/Feb/12
The height of 5ft 4 girls always look tricky. People always tell me that "no way! I thought you're 5ft 5 at least!" but I know what I am, not more than 5ft 4 :).
Silent d said on 6/Feb/12
I would say 5 foot 3.5 because there is barely any noticeable difference.
Silent d said on 29/Dec/11
5 foot 4. No way she is 5 foot 2. She is taller than scarlett johansson who is 5 foo 3.
Deeks said on 17/Oct/11
She's a full 5 4".. Compare her to salma hayek, who is 5 2" she looks a good 3 inches taller
Heightgirl said on 10/Aug/11
5f3.75 Astrid Berges-Frisbey was next to Penelope who was an obvious 2 inches shorter than her. Astrid was wearing modest 4 inch heels and I'm sure that Penelope was in her standard platform sandals with at least a 5 inch heel but let's just say she was only in 4 inches too. Anyways, this confirms to me that she's only 5f2 or a bit less Click Here
Jenn said on 18/Jul/11
I met her in Zurich, she is at least 5 4" or every doctor has measured me wrong. I"m 5 4" and she seemed a little taller than that. So pretty!
DrJJ said on 13/Jun/11
5'2". No more. Bardem 5'10". No more.
victor said on 5/Jun/11
5'4 sounds right to me....claims as short as 5'2 is a lil bit too much....claims less than 5'2 is bull****
Pinky said on 14/May/11
photocall for "Pirates Of The Caribbean 4" in Cannes:
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Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Penelope and her shoes, and a low white wall with the sign "Festival de Cannes", very useful to compare heights.

The differences in height between Johnny and Penelope is obvious (look where Pe's shoulder touches Johnny. Even with heels, Pe is shorter than Johnny. And I do not think Johnny wear lifts shoes, because the difference with Geoffrey (5'11) is huge.

It's a good actress and beautiful, but she is not even averege in height (nothing wrong with that). For me, 5'2 maximum.
bausse said on 2/May/11
beautiful woman, not just hollywood beautiful but the sort of beauty you read about in shakespearian poems or something. so it wouldnt matter but she definitely doesn't look like she has the body proportions of a 5'4 woman more like 5'1-5'2.
hola said on 27/Apr/11
5'4 for sure
Phil said on 23/Apr/11
Met her in 2003 when I was bartending at the Montreal Jillian's. She was bowling with Paul Walker and she's definetely 5'4" if not a little taller. Funny story...she came back the next day to ask if she and Paul Walker had been videotaped by any security cameras as though she was worried Tom Cruise would find out that they had gone bowking together. Cruise must be a freak
menivan said on 22/Apr/11
She isn't more than 5f2-5f3 (mybe 5f3). Woody Allen is a short man and Penelope is wearing heels that give her about 2 1/2-3 inches.
She's barely 1- 1 1/2 inch taller than Allen.
DrJJ said on 10/Apr/11
Weird! The people in the background in the last picture look like they should be in the foreground. Either Johnny and Penny are tiny little elf-like midgets or the guys (and gal) in the background are 6'7" giants. Good pics. Her, 5'2". Him 5'6".
anen said on 8/Apr/11
5'4 sounds about right she doesn't look so short next to 5'9 Johnny Depp. Here in these fotos she is BAREFOOT while shooting pirates of the Caribbean and Johnny is wearing boots.
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DrJJ said on 28/Mar/11
If she's 5'2" then Bardem is no more than 5' 9.5". Which is possibly a bit short for him. Her 5' 3", him 5'10".
Heightgirl said on 3/Mar/11
Yes, 5f2 but very beautiful and thin so she can pull off appearing taller. She's another that loves to wear platforms and very high heels. Click Here
Deedee said on 7/Feb/11
trust me penelope is 5 2 and salma hayek is def 5 foot. you guys have to trust me on this, because if you ever meet them you'll see
Heightgirl said on 21/Jan/11
No way that she's under 5 feet, I say she's 5f2.
Anonymous said on 3/Jan/11
But judging from the picture with Bono, who is accoridng to some evidence not quite even 5'5, Penelope is well under 5 feet.
anen said on 26/Dec/10
5'4 sounds about right she isn't much shorter next to Tom Cruise and Johnny Depp
Bon said on 8/Dec/10
she is definitively short, but very well proportioned. and very beautiful, of course.
5'2 tops
Jade1001 said on 12/Jun/09
In "Woman on Top" a reference is made to her being 5'10".
Samantha said on 11/Jun/09
Gladrunn, you should think about scrolling back down a ways to a picture with Penelope and Scarlett together. They're the same height.
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guyfrommars said on 10/May/09
She looked short next to 5ft7 Tom Cruise (with lifts probably), and she wore heels. 5ft2. 5ft3 max.
Sam said on 28/Apr/09
She described herself as 5'6" in All About My Mother, although she obviously isn't.
Heightgirl said on 3/Apr/09
Penelope looks to be 5f2 barefoot but looks a good height with high heels on. She usually wears 5" heels with at least and inch platform.
Coleen said on 27/Mar/09
I don't know, she's one of those people who give of the air of being tall, despite
perhaps being tiny.
Lara said on 15/Mar/09
5"3 seems more accurate.
Alicia said on 13/Mar/09
french vogue has an article on her and lists her at 5'4 - however, she probably fibbed a little, so i would say 5'2.5 (like below) or even 5'3 is probably Penelope's height.
Lucia said on 11/Mar/09
she is about 5'2.5. long legs give her the illusion of more height. in spain, i used to see her much, and she was my height, maybe slightly taller (i am 5'2). always in heels.
ARI said on 1/Mar/09
MY GUESS IS 5'2. I'M ONLY 5'1 AND SHE WAS NOT MUCH TALLER THEN ME EVEN THOUGH SHE HAD ENORMOUS HEELS ON.
Dr Donald Zarlengo said on 1/Jan/09
Was 6' 1" until he went off a cliff on a dirt bike and damage on spinal vertabrae. Many pads are misssing, crushed, and S1 L5 L4 L3 are fused further shortenin heigh. My guess is he is closer to 5' 11" - but around other tall people he seems to be their heigh!!!!! Do to Italian heritage his families thigh bone is perhaps as much as 2 inches shorter than the average person. With an average thigh bone, he would be about 6' 3" as his uncle and cousin are.
anonymous said on 1/Jan/09
It was a deceptive camera angle. In blow she was a few inches shorter than jonny depp with heels on. 5 foot 4.
Anonymous said on 30/Dec/08
no way is she 163cm. in the movie vicky christina barcelona there is one scene where both penelope and scarlett are walking and are exactly the same height but pene is wearing 8cm heels whilst scarlett is wearing runners.
Alice said on 18/Dec/08
i think she should be downgraded to at least 5'3, she's a petite woman.
noodles said on 14/Dec/08
I am 1.65 m and I bumped into her in a mall near my house a couple of months ago. Neither Pe nor me were wearing high heels, and she was shorter than me. It took me a few seconds to recognize her. My guess is 1.62-1.63 m.
wtf? said on 1/Dec/08
tom cruise left this hottie for another skyskraper women(compared to him of course)?
Danika said on 16/Nov/08
i say 5'3 for Penelope from all i've seen of her.
leonari said on 11/Nov/08
Never is this girl a full 165 cm. Tom was wearing lifts in Vanilla.
anonymous said on 11/Nov/08
It was camera effects. In banditos she was taller than salma hayek by 3 inches. I would say 5 foot 5 is a solid height for her thin physique. In Vanilla sky they made tom cruise look taller than he really is.
A said on 31/Oct/08
She can't be taller than 5'3". I think she may be 5'2". Look at how tiny she looked in comparison to Tom Cruise in 'Vanilla Sky'. She was a good 4-5 inches shorter than him.
sally said on 26/Oct/08
for the last 3 years everyone on this page has said that she is max 5 ft 3 so why no knock off an inch?
bridget said on 11/Oct/08
she looks shorter than 5'4...she wears big heels all the time, maybe that makes her look bigger. she should maybe be reassessed!
julia said on 6/Sep/08
gladrunn i think you're seeing things. she's shorter than sarandon...and it's widely known that sarandon wears no heels or 1 inches at most. plus, the reason she towers over 5'5 allen is because she wears 4 inch heels all the time. she doesnt tower over scarlett either...they are virtually the same height in vicky christina barcelona and in premiere photos ...and penelope is always in huge heels. plus she wasnt at the venice film festival...it was cannes;)

i have friends who have worked with her and say that her friends call her "little Pe." They say she's about 5'3. if she's 5'3, she would be 5'7 in 4 inch heels and would of course appear taller than woody allen and susan sarandon.
gladrunn said on 30/Aug/08
Just have a look at the pictures of Venezia festival...she always towers over Scarlett Johanson and over 5'5 Woody Allen.
She also looks taller than thandie newton, ziyi zhang (5'5), Susan Sarandon, r
etc.
I think she's good 164 cm, and with the right heels she can towers over taller actress wearing shorter heels.
Anita said on 27/Aug/08
she is 5'2...5'2.5 max. should be downgraded!
Gabriella said on 24/Aug/08
Penelope Cruz is definitely shorter than 5'4. This picture of her with Gael Garcia Bernal proves that because she is at least one inch shorter than him, and he is leaning. He is listed at 5'6. I am sure she is wearing at least a 2-3 inch heel - making the total inches she is shorter than him 3-4 - which means she is 5'2 - 5'3, not 5'4.

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Anonymous said on 19/Jul/08
she's always listed as 5'5.5 - but looks a lot shorter. she's probably 5'3
antonella said on 31/May/08
she looks 5'2.5
Marissa said on 18/May/08
here she is 1 inch taller than 5'5 Woody Allen at Cannes. She is wearing 4 inch heels. This makes her 5'6 with 4 inch heels and 5'2 without them. Penelope is between 5'2 and 5'3 and should be represented as such.

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here is a pic of the heels - upon closer examination, they look to be 4.5 inches.

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violet said on 13/May/08
5"4 is to tall..
i would imagine that nationality would have something do with ur height
but can i point out to credit tall spainish woman out there thats there are exceptions
rose said on 8/May/08
I went to madam tussads last weekend and if the wax works are to scale - she is quite small. she was about my height wearing heels - I am 5ft 4.5" bare foot and was wearing uggs - giving me about half an inch. her heels were at leats 3" so id say she is about 5'2ish...very petite in frame too...definetely nothing like on TV....
Maddison said on 21/Mar/08
Yeah id say she is about 5'2 and definately no taller than 5'4
Samantha said on 12/Mar/08
i would agree that penelope looks more like she's 5'2-5'3 - she really doesn't seem 5'4 at all. Have you thought about reevaluating her Editor Rob?
Patty said on 12/Mar/08
I saw a picture of her with Mia Maestro and Salma Hayek. Mia Maestro was taller than them. Mia Maesro was about 2 inches taller than Salma and 1.5 inch taller than Penelope. So, if Mia Maestro is 5
agnes said on 3/Mar/08
you are right Al. but i would have to say 5'3 up to 5'5 is quite average in Spain. i still must say she is 5'2.
al said on 1/Mar/08
Agnes 5,2 is the average in penelope generation,the new generations in spain are taller 5,5 for girls is normal now in spain.
Agnes said on 29/Feb/08
yes, i agree penelope is 5'2-5'3 (157-160cm), not taller than that. i did know her from movie sets in Spain a 5 years ago where i am makeup artist. she is very skinny, long legs and short, but not for a spanish women. 5'2 is quite the average here - maybe not in america. but yes, i agree, she is 157cm-160cm or 5'2.
anomimo said on 28/Feb/08
penelope is 5,2,she is always in heels,im agree with Amber i saw the pictures of the party,she is talking with Bardem(5.11)and he towers over her,she was in 6 inch heels.
Amber said on 25/Feb/08
pictures of her at an Oscars after party showed her next to Javier Bardem and she was significantly shorter (over 5 inches), and she was in in 4-5 inch heels. She's TOTALLY not 5'4. 5'3 for penelope!

Downgrade her!
Melissa said on 19/Feb/08
in those pics with ben kingsley, Penelope looks no more than 5'2.5 or 5'3. I think her height on here is innaccurate!
Mary said on 16/Feb/08
here are the pics. Ben is in flat running shoes, Penelope is in 4 inche heels.

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Allison said on 12/Jan/08
i saw her out in la the other day. she's much shorter than i had expected, although beautiful and proportionate. her height is around 5'2-5'3 and it suits her fine!
C. said on 19/Dec/07
She looks 5'2" 1/2 - 5'3". Tiny, beautiful woman.
lyndz said on 29/Nov/07
you can't really tell from that photo the exact height difference because they aren't standing right next to each other and both are walking (and shakira has a bigger stride in the pic too). i agree penelope is taller than shakira - probably by 2 inches - putting her at 5'3 ish. she's very petite.
Reb said on 29/Nov/07
She must be at least 5.4. Look at this photo with Shakira, she looks way taller and both are wearing heels.

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zz said on 25/Nov/07
if you see pictures in her new movie with s.johansson,pene is shorter than scarlette and pene is also wearing heels so i think she is 159 not more than 160.
its true that spanish actors in spain friends of her call her little pene and average here for girls is 164 so she has to be much shorter to be called small
downgrade penelope said on 23/Nov/07
she's a solid 1.5 - 2 inches shorter than 5'4.5 demi moore (look to where they both come up to on 6'2 Ashton to compare). i'd say she's 5'2 - 5'3 ish. I've also read articles where her friends refer to her as "little Pene" - 5'4 is not short, it's average, so she'd have to be 5'3 or shorter to be referred to as "little."

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Sasha said on 22/Nov/07
i agree that penelope is about 2 inches taller than salma hayek. but i also think salma is between 5'0.5 and 5'1 - making penelope between 5'2.3 and 5'3. she has long limbs, but i have friends in the entertainment industry that know her and say how tiny she is. i guess her sister is even tinier (like 5 feet)
anonymous no-name said on 19/Nov/07
Matthew isn't 6', but more like 5'11" (180cm) he's listed here at 5'10.75" anyway. And Penelope is closer to 7" smaller than him, also in the picture Sophy posted, which, to me, makes her listing pretty accurate. It also fits with Salma Hayek at 5'1.5", because Penelope seems to be 2-3" taller than her in most pics.
becka said on 8/Nov/07
she's way more than 15 cm shorter than him in that picture - no way she's 168cm. she's probably 159cms or 5'2 ish. she's a petite girl, i've seen her around LA a few times.
Sophy said on 4/Nov/07
These comments are insane... Look at this photo: Matthew is taller than her for about 15 cms (his height is 183 cm - 6feet). So: 183-15=168! Probably shorter than 168cm, but definitely taller than 163cm.
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Christy said on 27/Oct/07
She looks taller than 5'2-5'4 because she has long legs and she is very slender. I
Franco said on 9/Sep/07
saw her countless times at festivals in Italy, she always looks around 172-173cm in 3 inch heels as such 163-164cm is correct for Penelope.
Anonymous said on 11/Aug/07
Sat next to her at lunch in Barcelona today. She was wearing huge platform wedges. Seriously must have given her close to four inches. She didn't seem too short, maybe 5'8" in her huge wedges. I think she is definitly the correct height listed.
spaniard said on 9/Aug/07
my brother so her in spain,he told me she is like 3 inches smaller than me,im 5,55(1,66cm).she always put lots of volumen in her hair and not less than 3 inches heels,and she walks very straight as she is a classic dancer.she should be downgraded
Downgrade, downgrade said on 27/Jul/07
She is in the 5'2 - 5'3 range. Tom Cruise towers over her! By the way, maybe Bono should be downgraded as well to 5'6 or maybe even 5'5.5... Have you seen his shoes? This guy has a serious height complex!!!
Natalie said on 26/Jul/07
penelope is about 4 inches shorter than Bono here...albeit, he is wearing 1 inch lifts...but i dont think he's very tall with them...5'7 max...making Penelope 5'3. a barefoot 5'9 helena christensen dwafs them all. i'll post the pic of bono and helena on bono's height pg.

anyway, i think penelope should be downgraded to 5'3..who is with me??

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Anonymous said on 6/Jul/07
in pictures with salma hayek, as in the one below, she is about 1 -2 inches taller than her (minus the big hair)...making her 5ft 2 or 5 ft 3...she should be downgraded.

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Melanie said on 29/Jun/07
I agree, Anonymous. I think she's probably 5'2 and a half. In the pics with Shakira, she looks about an inch taller, putter her at 5'2.5 and she looks an inch or so shorter than Helen Mirren, putting her around 5'2.5-5'3 again. I think she should be down-graded soon:) it's funny though, these celebs heights can be very tricky to sort out because of camera angles and lighting. Sometimes Penelope looks 5'6, but we all know that she's about 4 inches shorter than that!
Anonymous said on 22/Jun/07
I think she's a little unders 5'4. I've seen many shots of her and actress Helen Mirren, who seems to be a legit 5'4 herself at an awards ceremony together and Penelope looks at least an inch shorter, consistantly.

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Maria said on 11/Jun/07
I agree with you Amber. She's definately tiny. I think probably 5'2. She does her best to make herself look tall and as a former dancer, I can tell you that posture goes a long way! she's short though, no way around it.
Amber said on 11/Jun/07
Judging by these pics of her with 5'1.5 Shakira...Penelope is no taller than 5'2-5'2.5. Penelope's heels are probably 3 or 4" under those huge jeans of hers and are definately bigger than Shakira's 2" boots. I think she should be downgraded...

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Kim said on 30/May/07
She's probably around 5'2 or 5'3. Look how tiny she looks in the photo with Joely Richardson. Even her hands look tiny in comparison.
Suzie said on 15/May/07
I think it's time to demote Miss Cruz to at least 5'2.5. In this picture, she is roughly the same height as John Galliano...who is about 1 inch taller than Kylie Minogue (if that). If Kylie is 5 feet....Penelope can be NO taller than 5'2.5.

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Ande said on 7/May/07
In Volver, they made her look taller by putting her in heels and everyone around her in flat shoes...and her daughter, played by Yohanna Cobo (mentioned below) was seriously small (pushing 5'0 at most). And so , this is why she appears taller when she's really probably 5'2-3.
Gotxo said on 1/May/07
Xan:
The average for females here in Spain is 5'4.5", 5'6" is by no means short, though it is nothing special. Just over the mean, but not tall.
The actress you mention is Yohanna Cobo, she's pettite being like one or two inches smaller than your 5'3". She's not growing anymore since she's like only ten years younger than Cruz. Who cares, she's hot as hell!
Xan said on 1/May/07
Wow, Penelope really had me fooled! I saw 'All About My Mother' too and I believed her when she said she was 5'6 and "short, I know," as she says in the movie. I felt sorta down since I'm 5'3 myself and I thought that that must mean I'm really really short! Last night I saw 'Volver' and she was taller than all the other female characters (heels, though). I must say she looks taller than her proclaimed 5'3-5'4, but I'm not disputing it!
Raquel said on 7/Apr/07
i am from Spain, and one day i walked near her when he was making volver and she was only one or two cm more than me and i was in that moment 153, because i am growing.Anyway Spanish girls are shorter than American girls (but it doesnt mather)
DITER said on 19/Mar/07
People, i would say Cruz is 5'5'' with heels. Maybe she's 5'3''.
Anonymous said on 23/Feb/07
Note to celebs 5'2 and under...don't stand beside girls this tall! Joely Richardson is 5'9.5 and towers over little Penelope.

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rob said on 23/Feb/07
i saw her walk into a cafe in madrid spain. she was with pedro adolver and ralph finenes. when she walked in i was shocked she was tiny, with huge hair. 5'2 would be about right. but shes tiny
Anonymous said on 9/Feb/07
Carmen Maura, seen in this pic with Penelope, is listed as 5'3". They are the same height here (minus Pen's big hair)....but if you look at the next link...and see their footwear, you'll see that Penelope is wearing 4 inch heels, while Carmen is wearing 1" heels.

I think Penelope is probably a solid 5'2--but no taller. And I think it's time to downgrade her Rob;)

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Angela said on 13/Jan/07
More proof that she's probably shorter than 5'4". Here she is looking very petite next to a 6'0" tall Ryan Gosling. Judging my the pic of her 3 1/2 inch heels....and subtracking her big hair, she looks about 7 inches shorter than Gosling, which puts her at about 5'2-5'3" without the heels.
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ALSO...beside the 5'4" Helen Mirren, Penelope looks about 1-2 inches shorter.
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Anonymous said on 4/Dec/06
Her shortmess is a real shock to me. Dont know why I always thought that she was atleast 5'8". Guess its her legs and slim figure. Petra Nemcova is 5'11" and is easily 9 inches taller than penelope cruz.
Anonymous said on 1/Dec/06
Here she is with those itty bitty Olsen twins. She does look tall next to them...but remember...they are only 5'0!! I'd say that, in these pics, Penelope is no taller than 5'2 1/2".

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[Editor Rob: huh, quite clearly she isn't only 2 inches taller.]
Brian said on 29/Nov/06
Little Penelope looks tiny tiny next to 5'10 Petra Nemcova...even though Penelope's in heels...and then she stands on a curb to mask her shortness...so cute! To me though, she looks around 5'2 or 5'3. Who care's though, she's gorgeous!
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[Editor Rob: its just like the negative angle they were using to 'prove' Tom Cruise was a dwarf in newspapers.]
Anonymous said on 29/Nov/06
Just saw some pics of Penelope with the Olsen twins at a function the other night. She is only about 1"-2" taller than the 5'0" Olsen twins. I would say she's about 5'2."
nick said on 17/Oct/06
I work at Ritz Carlton hotel... i checked her in... i am bout 5'6 with shoes and she was wearing shoes too...so she was little shorter than me. I didnt pay attention as to if she was wearing heels or flat shoes. But she seems small.
Luxy!! said on 17/Sep/06
I met her once in madrid some years ago when she wasnt so famous and I can say that she's about my height and I'm 165 cm. We both had flat shoes so I think she can't be as short as 160 cm but neither much taller than 165 cm.
sara said on 9/Aug/06
Those pictures prove she is very short. There is a big height difference in the one with Tom cruise and she had heels on. The one with Halle Berry was a scene from Gothika and they were sitting down so it doesn't count. Halle Berry isn't even 5'6, read her page.
ForensicNYC said on 27/May/06
Penelope with 6'0" Nicolas Cage...
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With 5'6" Halle Berry...
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With 5'10" Matt Damon...
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With 5'7" Tom Cruise...
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Danni said on 9/May/06
Got an autograph off Penelope Cruz...we were both flat footed (beach!) and she is TINY in real life! I am 5 ft 5 inches (when I stand up REALLY straight!lol!) and she is really a LOT smaller then me! I said to her 'wow- u look a lot taller on screen!' and she said that heels helped! I asked her how tall she was (as I had this site in mind!lol!) and she said she was an optimistic 5ft 2. There u have it guys - straight from the horses mouth...
Cash said on 2/May/06
Just saw Penelope Cruz in flat shoes. Saying that she's 5'4" is an overstatement. I'm 5.85" exactly, and I could see the very top of her head.
sara said on 30/Mar/06
Halle berry is 5'4 and yet in Gothika, penelope's atleast two inches shorter than her
not_short said on 25/Feb/06
I'm from Madrid, and I stood next to her once while she was doing some shopping, and believe me, she's really small! I'm 5' 9" and there was a really big difference
Sarah said on 15/Feb/06
No, I think she is 5'6. 5'4 would be too short...
Kimara said on 26/Jan/06
Hi There!
I am from Colmenar Viejo (Madrid) I met Penelope in "Barrio Chueca" once and I can tell u she is NOT 1.68cm tall at all (I am that size) she is at least 10cm shorter...every actor, model, even xtras lie when filling up their C/C (Composite Cards)
anamara said on 25/Dec/05
She is 1'60. This 1'68 was her caracter in a film. She is in the short side, but in Spain plenty of girls measure about 1'60. It's quite average. She didn't look tall in "all about my mother". Some of the actresses on the movie like Cecilia Rot and Candela PeΓ±a are quite short too (Candela is less than 1'50) that's why she looked taller.
Here you can see her besides her best friend Goya Toledo who is about 1'75
http://www.cover.es/fotoweb/es/Preview.fwx?position=3&folderid=5045&search=penelope* and goya*&sorting=modifytime

love, you can be leggy and small at the same time. It's all in proportions (who is shorter and leggiler that Barbie? LOL)
love said on 16/Dec/05
are you sure she is only 5'4.5"? cuz she looks pretty leggy in all her pictures
ppp said on 21/Nov/05
penelope cruz is NOT even 1:60cm (5' 3") she's about 5' 2" (1:57cm). and salma hayek is 5' (1:53cm). and that is for sure! actresses say their height with heels on, cause that's as tall as she can be in a scene in high heel shoes. i am 5' 2" and she and i are the same height....
Anonymous said on 12/Nov/05
So what if its a movie.Do you think the director of the movie will let her say she is 168 cm if she isnt? She looks pretty tall in the movie.She cant play a character of a 168 cm tall girl if she is just 162 cm like you say.

[Editor Rob: you didn't see Redford complaining when Helen Mirren described him as '6 foot' in that movie they done ;) She doesn't look 168cm though...]
My guess said on 11/Nov/05
gosh I though it was true...well she is 5!4
leonari said on 9/Nov/05
It's a movie! A spanish movie that made her famous. She nver said that in reality. Please guys...get real!!
Anonymous said on 9/Nov/05
she said she 1.68 cm in the movie or in an interview?
leonari said on 8/Nov/05
My guess: Man you have no clue about showbusiness dude. She said it in the movie but her character is 5'6" !!! It has nothing to do with her hight in reality!! Get real!
My guess said on 8/Nov/05
Penelope is 1.68 cm, trust me, she said in "Todo sobre mi madre"...(all about my mother)
Alicia said on 29/Oct/05
Hey come on Rob! 5"3-5"4 is WAY more appropriate for this hot latino all beit small chick!
nyccelebstalker said on 22/Oct/05
i saw her at a movie theater in nyc a few years ago and stood next to her, she was TINY. she's at most 5'3.5
Z. said on 16/Oct/05
lovingheight, in that pic there is certainly NOT a huge difference, definitely not any more than 2.5 inches. It could even be 2 ins.
lovinheight said on 15/Oct/05
no way is penelope under 5'6 , this link shows a pic of her and 5'2 salma hayek, ther is a HUGE difference, certainly not just 2.5 inches http://www.despardes.com/Entertainment/snapshots/cruz-hayek-1219.jpg
CelebHeights Editor said on 24/Aug/05
From Spliced Magazine, Harold Perrieau Jr (Lost actor) says in relation to his Woman on Top co-star: She's such a little girl...She's kinda small. I mean, I wore flat shoes. I'm not that tall, but if I'd had on heels it would have been ridiculous"
CelebHeights Editor said on 21/Aug/05
New York Post described her in 2001 : "Cruise, 38, is currently dating sultry 5-foot-4 Spanish actress Penelope Cruz"
absent said on 13/Aug/05
A quote from the imdb boards:

I don't know in lbs. but she is 52 kg. At least that was she sais herself this week in a interview I just read.
And no way she is 5'6 or 5'5. I'm from Madrid and have met her thousands of times in bars and shops. Not that I know her but her old theater school was very central, just in front of my house, and when she was beginig to be famous and doing a tv show but not as famous as she is now, she usually went out around the neighbourhood.
She is around 1'60 m. (I don't know exactly how much it makes in feet) In one of the films she made with Almodovar her caracter (not her) said that she was 1'68 m. and that's the reference everybody is taking, but that was her character not her. Believe me, I'm 1'65 and was way taller than her.
In any case, you simply have to check her pics with Tom Cruise. Even when she wears high heels he towers over her!!!

[Editor Rob: yes I got her down to 5ft 4.5. There's some good pics I posted further down this page that could support her being closer to that 160cm, which isn't daft]
leonari said on 9/Jul/05
Thank you man! 164 cm should be on the mark...PERFECT!
leonari said on 8/Jul/05
Rob this firl ain't a tad over 5'4"!! My girlfriend who is a real 5'5"(I measured her) was satnding next to her in a New York Hotel and said they were both wearing the same heels and she was an inch smaller. A 5'5 " girl is by no means small and Penelope is hot, cute and sexy but more on the short side. Take away an ich please!

[Editor Rob: I forget to do this...there was argument a while ago about her being taller and I think I pulled up sarandon and cruz pics to show this. Yes, I can take her back under this again...]
Kats said on 8/Jul/05
Has she been bumped up on this site? I seem to remember 5'4 3/4 in the past... which is a stretch to me. 5'5 an even worse stretch of course. 5'4 is my guess. With heels she isn't close to as tall as 5'7 Tom Cruise, making her seem less than 5'4 probably... BUUUT... he is probably wearing lifts at all times. Bump her an itch down, I say.

[Editor Rob: I gave her back the 1/4 inch but should really take it away again...]
lisa said on 8/Jun/05
she is about 160cm..and selma hayek is not 157cm..she i about 155 0r 156 .itΒ΄s not a very big diffrent between them.
abroad said on 23/May/05
Hi, i'm from madrid grew up in the same neighbourhood, went to the same school though I am a year younger. I'm 5'4 and she is for sure a bit shorter than me. If you don't believe that check her pics with Tom Cruise. He towers over her even when Pe is wearing hight heels and Tom is not precisely a tall man :-)
Anonymous said on 28/Apr/05
She is 5'7.she is taller than susan sarandon and taller than william macy with 3 inches heels.salma hayek had bigger heels

[Editor Rob: Well there's a few shots of them looking nearly the same height here but we can't see their heels...Of course I will show you the footwear that Susan (struggling with 5ft 6 herself) Sarandon is wearing in those shots, so that maybe we can understand that Penelope might not be as tall as tall as we think Susan is wearing ladies shoes not heels. I could say that when Cruz is beside 5ft 2 salma on many occasions she looks this height, but we can't see heel sizes there.: Salma and Penelope 1 - 2 3 and 4.]
Smoke said on 27/Apr/05
The Spanish beauty is yet another example of how women are just as guilty as the men in Hollywood when it comes to lying about their height. Unless Salma Hayek has had a miraculous growth spurt and shot up to 5'4", there is no way Penelope even comes close to 5'7". She looks dead on 5'5", but can also seem slightly shorter than this in other pics.
http://www.imdb.com/gallery/granitz/2888/Events/2888/PenelopeCr_Vespa_4546670_400.jpg?path=pgallery&path_key=Cruz,%20Pen%E9lope
Mr. X said on 25/Apr/05
I knew she couldn't had been the 5 ft 6 in she is reported to be. I just saw her on Ellen and even though she had on heels she still looks about 2 inches shorter than 5 ft 8 in Ellen.

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