How tall is Raquel Welch

Raquel Welch's Height

5ft 6in (167.6 cm)

American actress known for roles in movies like One Million Years B.C., Fantastic Voyage, Bandolero and The Three Musketeers. Celebheights read in the Daily Mail Raquel mentioning her height and statistics, "I am 5ft 6in and, at my peak, my vital statistics were 37-22-35"

How tall is Raquel Welch
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Average Guess (7 Votes)
5ft 5.79in (167.1cm)
Sandy Cowell said on 8/Aug/17
I have always believed the legendary Raquel to be 5ft6, but after scrambling through her comments just now, I'm prepared to settle for 5ft5.75. I hardly feel that a mere quarter of an inch is a major fabrication at all, but "five foot five and three quarters" is an unglamorous mouthful! Five foot six sounds snappy and catchy, and I wouldn't really blame a star for opting for a height like that for that very reason!
As for her being 5ft3 (peak) - forget it!
I'm giving her 5ft5.75, which is sensible and realistic for Raquel's all-time high!
davec said on 7/Aug/17
I remember an old life magazine article when she first became a star back in the late 1960s and they listed her I believe at 5'3"
Marquis said on 22/May/17
5'5" to 5'6". And hot as hell.
Lanaka said on 30/Apr/17
Cher could have surely been even above slightly over 5'7, her peak height could even have been 5'7.5. So Raquel's peak height is 5'5.5-5'5.75. Because again she is 2 to nearly 2 inches shorter than Cher with the same heel height in that clip below.
Lanaka said on 30/Apr/17
In that clip with Cher with Cher being 5'7 to slightly over 5'7 at her peak Raquel looks about equally 2 to almost 2 inches shorter so I'd say her peak height is 5'5.5! Now about 5'4.5 maybe?
Arch Stanton said on 28/Mar/17
Rob, the full 5 ft 6 peak not sure. How she's fared with some average height male actors, I would lean more on a Marilyn Monroe/Ava Gardner sort of height.
richinkle said on 8/Jan/17
Saw her dancing in this clip from the 70's with Cher, who's about 5'-6 1/2" to 5'-7". Click Here
Looked pretty close in height - a half inch less, perhaps. I'd say 5'-6" to 5'-6 1/2".
Charles Varin said on 29/Jun/15
I found an article from the Herald-Tribune, written in 1972, stating she is 5-5 1/2. Here is the link: Click Here
littlesue said on 15/Nov/14
Found some pics of her next to Liz Taylor and Richard Burton, she only looks a couple of inches at most above Liz and she still looks a lot lower than Burton, I would say more the 5ft 4 range.
Arch Stanton said on 9/Aug/14
Rob can you add Bandolero! which she did with Jimmy Stewart and Dean Martin and Lady in Cement which she did with Sinatra?
Arch Stanton said on 9/Aug/14
Sinatra described her as a "ridiculously, crazy good-looking chick" or something in Lady in Cement, not kidding!
Arch Stanton said on 9/Aug/14
Sinatra must have been wearing lifts to look 5'9" range in Lady in Cement as he had her by a good 2-3 inches. He did have his shoes up on the sofa and that on several occasions though and I didn't spot suspicious shoes like Dean Martin and Bing Crosby often wore though
Charles Varin said on 27/Apr/14
Raquel Welch is 5'6. She said so in an interview that you can find on youtube (Click Here).
mister_lennon said on 17/Apr/14
Please, 5'5??? 5' 4 at peak and 5'3 now.
Ted said on 25/Dec/13
LOL@Mr. Lennon and AuntieN.

She's at least 5'5". And gorgeous.
Mister_Lennon said on 7/Apr/13
more about 5'3 or 5'4
AuntieN said on 8/Dec/12
I was on the sidewalk as she walked down a street in Boston while filming a movie in the 1970's and was shocked at how tiny she was. Have thought of her as being 4'11" to 5'3" ever since.
GC said on 11/Nov/12
saw her coming out of a show at the Pantages theater in Hollywood about 15 years ago and she was really tiny I would say 5'3" to 5'4" maybe?
Phamus said on 5/Sep/12
I have met MS. Welch and she is 5'4" without a doubt in my mind but that was 20 years ago so she may have shrunk a tad.
Brad said on 4/Sep/11
5' 5" is all you get.
Joe Mc said on 12/Aug/11
I saw Racquel at a book signing last summer in Norwood NJ-she was shorter than I had thought or as she appears on screen, even in heels. I would venture a guess of 5'3". Ny gf bought her book so maybe its in there somewhere. she looked great for being close to 70!
Windmill said on 10/Jun/11
Raquel Welch Is Clearly Naturally Beautiful . She Is So Picture Perfect . 5' - 51/4 "
cynthia said on 21/Apr/11
I met raquel welch in 1980 at the 21 Club in New York. I am 5'6" and we were
both standing and wearing heels. She was noticebly shorter than I am. I was shocked, because on screen she always appeared so statuesque. I since have a grown daughter who is only 5'3", but she appears much taller in photos because
she is extremely leggy... which I think is Raquel's stately appearing secret!
buff said on 12/Feb/11
Yes, because I was looking down at her and I am only 5'11". They were high heel boots, but, not sure how high they were.
east meets west said on 14/Jan/11
Buff, do you mean no more than 5'7" in her high heels? If so, that would make sense.
buff said on 13/Jan/11
I met Raquel several years ago at a Christmas party. She had on high heel boots and didn't seem to be more than 5'7". I am 5'11 and was surprised as I always thought she was statuesque. However, she was lovely and was very sweet to everyone. No Hollywood Star attitude at all.
east meets west said on 18/Dec/10
Yes, and with regard to the picture link on Charles Varin's last comment featuring Raquel with Kate Linder, two things immediately struck me. Firstly, Kate is really slouching whereas Raquel is standing very straight and tall, and Raquel is also wearing what looks a lot like platform shoes/sandals, while Kate does not appear to be. Also, just because a person describes him or herself as a being a particular height doesn't necessarily mean it is true. I knew a lady who insisted she was 5'8" when she was clearly no more than 5'5", another who said she was 5'5" when she was closer to 5'2", etc. I should think that in Hollywood where the publicity machine had certain ideas of what "ideal" heights were, Raquel preferred to say she was a little taller than she really is. To be nit-picking, I've seen photos of her with other actresses known to be no more than 5'6" or 5'7" who towered above her. And why is M Varin so sure he is right and that everyone else who has a different view have "no idea what they are talking about"? Why would a difference of opinion in something so trivial as this (although quite fun in a light-hearted way) make him so "furious"? Hm.........
Heidi said on 13/Oct/07
I am 5'7" and walked past her in Century City, almost bumping into her. She was wearing heels, I was wearing flat shoes and I towered over her. I believe she's 5'4" or shorter judging by my own height.
talker said on 29/May/07
i agree with those who say 5'4"ish for Raquel.The listing is too tall.
Brad said on 21/Feb/07
I met an actor who worked with her on a teen flick in '65....he said 5' 5" or 6". I saw her on Broadway 25 years ago....she lost height.
TR said on 15/Aug/06
I met Raquel during a military show when she was traveling
with Bob Hope. She was surprisingly short, between 5'4" & 5'5".
Bob Hope was about 5'9".
George H said on 9/Aug/06
Yes, I believe I heard her mention on Larry King that she was "only" 5'5" once. she may look shorter now because she gained quite some weight. Good for her that she doesn't seem to be desperately holding on to her youth. (Goldie Hawn in her hippie dresses comes to mind).
Frank2 said on 7/Aug/06
Raquel is about 5'5". She is not very short unless you consider today's Amazons who claim to be actresses are of normal height.
Brad said on 6/Aug/06
5' 3" is the correct figure. She is very short, surprisingly so.
Alex said on 10/Mar/06
she's not that tall, she's only 5'3"

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