Salma Hayek's Height
5ft 1 ½ (156.2 cm)
Mexican actress best known for appearing in movies like Frida, Desperado and From Dusk till Dawn. She once said regarding her height that "I act tall!...But look how short I am...I can't even act to be tall. I'm five-two. I can't even create the illusion that I am tall!"
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I know how to play with proportions. I have many figure flaws. Being 5-foot-2 and voluptuous makes dressing very difficult. You can't get clothes that fit right, and all the curves make you look shorter and wider.
I grew up in a world where beauty was not only tall, it was white and blonde with blue eyes. And I'm dark, have brown eyes and brown hair and I'm short [5 feet 2 inches]. People used to say that the short thing was a deformity. I was really upset about my height and then one day I said, 'Who decided that it's better to be tall? Am I less healthy? Am I less capable?'
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Average Guess (31 Votes)
5ft 0.88in (154.6cm)
Tall Sam said on 15/Apr/21
Glad to see her appearing in big movies again, that evil scum Weinstein almost destroyed on all fronts. I think she could pass for as low as 5’1” but despite being quite short, she is formidable.
Infalible said on 8/Apr/21
ALEXIZ/180cm said on 12/Jan/21
153 cm max.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 2/Sep/19
🍰🎁🎂🕯️ Happy Birthday Salma! 🕯️🎂🎁🍰
Wishing Salma a very Happy Birthday today. She's brilliant and alluring in 'From Dusk Till Dawn' - and everything she does!
Batistataker said on 31/Jul/18
even said on 25/Jul/17
a strong 5 foot 1
Ramualdo said on 12/Mar/17
She's 150 cm
josh jeffords said on 13/Oct/16
Salma is an amazing beauty and pretty funny also an ok actor.
She looks average but always wears heels and is often next to small men claiming to be average.
I buy 5 2 and 5 5 with big heels.
She is definitely short she made antonio banderas look tall nearly 6ft when he is maybe 5 10 tops.
177cmGuy said on 17/Oct/14
157cm morning. 156cm night. At general theory people don't start to loose height until their late 50s. Loosing height in 40s is rare but they happen due to extreme circumstances
Ted said on 1/Jun/13
I am 4'11". Thank God, (and I mean that literally), I seem taller. I always thought it was wired that I got a lot of attention from men. I think they feel like it makes them feel more protective. Like they like the feeling of having take care of me more because I am small.
Elijah said on 30/Dec/12
@theblacklab: women actually lose more than men do, in fact quite considerably more. And it's not impossible to have shrunk a bit in the 40s, like 1cm or so.
Jane said on 25/Nov/12
I met her back in 1999 and there's no way she's 5'2! 5''0 or 5'1 max! Girl is short with a nice rack. She's very sweet too.
Len said on 3/Sep/12
Salma's proof that for women, height doesn't really matter that much... hot is hot, whether the gal's 5-2 or 6-2.
You go girl.
little sue said on 10/Jun/12
I doubt if Salma would have shrunk yet, women don't really start to lose any height until they are way past the Menopause. I'm 52 and I'm still the same as I was at 22.
theblacklab said on 9/Jun/12
Salma is 46 years old now, and I think she would have shrunk a little (not a lot) since she was in her 20s or even early to mid 30s. I think she is 5'1" now, but 5'1.5" up until about 40 years old, women generally lose about 1-1.5" of their original height due to ageing, whilst men generally lose 2".
Silent d said on 5/Feb/12
Some girls are hot tall or short. It doesn't matter. There are a lot of hot tall girls. I will just name a few taller than 5 foot 7: blake lively, charlize theron, mia sorvino, cindy crawford, elle macpherson, heidi klum, adrianna lima, katherine heigl, jaime king, maria sharapova and so many others. There are also hot short girls under 160cm like natalie portman, kat dennings, salma hayek, kristen bell, hayden pannetiere, alyssa milano and so many others. Salma is a solid 156cm.
Cindy said on 12/Jan/12
She isnt 'tiny'. 5'2" is only 2.5 inches below average! So a woman 2.5 inches above the approximate 5'4 average would be 5'6.5", which isnt even considered tall by most people. A 6ft tall woman is giant, at almost 8 inches above average! Anyway, Id pick being a short woman over a tall woman anyday. Im 5'6 and I wouldnt change my height for anything, but Id rather be 5'2 and able to wear pretty high heels than 5'9 (like most models are) and taller than 50% of men without heels. Besides, she is absolutely gorgeous. Height really doesnt matter for women. You can be ugly and no one will care whether you are 5ft, 5'6 or 6ft. You will still be the same. Just think about that.
Silent d said on 25/Oct/11
In the puss in boots premiere next to 5 foot 7 Antonio banderes, she looks 5 foot 1.5. She is very attractive and ticks all the boxes.
Matt said on 23/Jul/11
smoking hot in that table dance scene in from dusk till dawn. not a good height though 5'7-5'10 is ideal (5'5.5" lowest that i think is good). that said she's ridiculously so w/e
aerin said on 20/Jul/11
diana01 - I am 5ft8 and would love to be 5ft3.
I hate being tall, I cannot wear high heels as I tower above everyone. Be happy being 5ft3!!!
diana01 said on 14/Jul/11
Hey tall girls! I want to let you know that you should consider yourself lucky. I am 5.3 and I do hate that. I almost envy tall girls so many short girls would dream to be tall. Now do not feel upset or something beauty doesn't rest in height...it is the average package in the end. Regards!
gaurav pandit said on 5/Jun/11
if she is 5'2 that is nice to watch but she looks tall in her flicks but she is perfect according to me
ThaMessenger said on 26/May/11
Her height is perfect....yummm lol Yeah I say 5'2 on the Wake up. 5'1 - 5'1.5 latter afternoon.
me said on 18/May/11
@C i have to say, sometimes you stand next to someone and you feel like you tower over them when in reality you are the same height. a week ago there was a picture taken of me and a friend and i really thought i was taller but in the picture we were the excact same height!
said on 23/Mar/11
Salma always seemed barely 5f to me and now I think that estimate height may be accurate because next to 5f1.5 Rosie Perez she looked about 3 inches shorter Click Here Click Here
- I added an inch to Salma's height because her heels looked 3" (approx. 1.25" added height) and Rosie's looked 4" (approx. 2.75"added height) So Rosie in heels was 5f4.25 and Salma 5f1.25
Erik said on 8/Mar/11
As a man, I completely agree with 6'Female. Both short and tall women can be gorgeous. Salma Hayek is hot, but so is e.g. Nicole Kidman, in my opinion.
6'Female said on 1/Mar/11
I am frustrated when men think only shorter women are attractive or only tall women. BOTH are attractive. And dynamite comes in small packages? lol what a joke I am taller than most men and I am a hand full. Stereo typing a woman based on her height is ridiculous. Everyone has their own tastes and preferences but if men dislike tall women its most likely because they are insecure with their own size which a tall woman would surely make that man feel.
Monica said on 20/Jan/11
She is gorgeous and damn talented ! It's not easy for short women to do so well in this industry where the male co-stars are all like 5'9 and plus. I wish her all the best for the future !
C said on 2/Jan/11
I'm 5'3" and stood right next to her. She was wearing a 2" heel and I still towered over her. IMHO Salma Hayek cannot be taller than 5'0". No matter how tall she is, she's still gorgeous - even more so in person!
Don Diego said on 29/Dec/10
Dynamite comes in small packages; and as far as I'm concerned Salma Hayek is a smoking, bell-ringing 10.
speechless said on 24/Dec/10
i dont think the height really matters, she is just right. im a 5'2 nd im proud of it.
Heightgirl said on 3/Apr/09
Gwen, Selma does wear big heels and platforms all the time. You can see her wearing them in the first of the pictures you posted. I doubt she is anything taller than 5f barefoot because she is not much taller than America, even with her footwear advantage.
theheightguru said on 20/Feb/09
I think she's shorter. She was at least 2-3 inches shorter than Tina Fey in the 'Generalissimo' episode of 30 Rock.
Sasha said on 10/Feb/09
5f1 and 125lbs
5 ft 3.5 said on 2/Feb/09
I think she is a little bit shorter than 5 ft 2, but I guess 5 ft 2 is okay.
Ria said on 13/Jan/09
Salma is lookin very small in golden globe awards,not even 5'2.
sasha said on 13/Dec/08
Manisha, the average height for a woman is 5'4" in the UK and US. So Adam is about right.
anonymous2 said on 21/Oct/08
She is tiny and petite. Five foot 2 is an accurate height for her. Will smith was towering over her in wild wild west. She doesnt look any taller.
K. said on 2/Jul/08
I just walked by her on the skybridge at the Bellevue Square Mall yesterday (7/1/08) and she's 5'1 and curvy...I was like Wow I could trade clothes with Salma Hayek!!
Adam said on 3/Jun/08
She has a superb figure. I thought she was average from watching her in films, but I suppose 5ft 1-1/2in isn't that short for a women. Medium height women are between 5' 2" and 5' 5" (barefoot)in my opinion but their height is invariably enhanced by high-heels.
C. said on 28/Feb/08
Actually, she may be closer to 5'2", because she more than just an inch taller than America Ferrera, heels or no heels. So either America is shorter than 5', or Salma is the height she says.
Ally said on 4/Dec/07
she's definitely adding a couple inches to her height by saying 5'2. i'd say she is 5'0.5 - she very compact and most people tower over her. She makes Penelope cruz (who I think is 5'3) look super tall.
Sabrina said on 20/Nov/07
She is between 5ft and 5ft 1 max, I do not believe she is 5ft 2 as quoted. I must say a reference to her being butch astounded me. Although short, my word she has a fantastic body, she is absolutely gorgeous, all woman, hot hot hot is the only way to describe her. A good example of being gorgeous and sexy is not anything to be with being tall.
said on 18/Nov/07
she's definitely 156 cm no more no less.
did you saw her pictures with edward norton?
she's just reaching his shoulders (he's 185 cm) and with heels?!Click Here
julie said on 17/Nov/07
Hey Cute...Anonymous could very well be different people. People can choose to stay "anonymous".
Anyways, I've met Selma a few times at different events and during a scene in a movie (I was an extra)...barefoot, she is 5'.5. I am 5'3" and she was at least two inches shorter than me.
Melanie said on 29/Jun/07
I agree. Cruz is about 1-1.5 inches taller than Salma....so shoudn't she be listed at 5 ft 2.5 to 5 ft 3?? i think so. i also think Salma is shorter than 5'1.5...i think she's more like 5'0.5 - 5 ft 1.
Anonymous said on 24/Jun/07
I was just watching 'the most sexy brunettes', she was on number 6, and they said that she wasn't even 5 ft..well I don't believe she's that small, 5 ft 1/5 ft 2 might be correct.
Anonymous said on 6/Jan/07
I was an extra in one of her movies. I'm 5'1". Her heels were atleast 1 inch higher than mine, and she was still no more than 1 inch taller than me. So I would say 5'1".
claudia said on 5/Jan/07
I would definitely say that Salma Hayek is 60 inches tall [5 feet] because penelope cruz is taller by 3 to 4 inches. It has been stated before, she is 5 feet tall.
Mike said on 12/Aug/06
Right, tell me how this works. Pierce Brosnan is listed as 6'1.5" which means he's a whole foot taller than her....how on earth did they shoot "After the Sunset"....?
Bluewin said on 5/Jun/06
She's shorter than Penelope Cruiz,who is 5'2 according to what she said to a poster here,so Salma is 5 or max 5'1.
Anonymous said on 21/May/06
ive seen her and i know her. close friends. she is exactly 5 feet 2 and 3 cms
ceceblue said on 6/Mar/06
No more than 5'1. I am 5' and she looks just a tad bit taller than I am
Anonymous said on 11/Jan/06
I'm 5'1" and I always add an inch to my height. I'm sure Hayek (and everyone else, really) also adds an inch or two to her height.
Cady said on 3/Dec/05
She looks about the same height as Penelope Cruz i think she might be taller as Cruz is listed at 5"4.5
Mr. Klaus said on 17/Aug/05
I saw Hayek in the summer of 2000 in Madrid, while she was filming "La Gran Vida". She is short, but not so short as some think, my ex-girlfriend who was 5 ft 5 was standing next to her , she was woring sneakers, and Hayek wored 4 inch Heels (wich you see in the movie), they were about the same height. 157 cm is correct, maybe 156 cm.
Shortgurl said on 23/Jun/05
guYs! she is no way 5 ft only..no way! she is taller with a couple of inches..i know how 5ft looks like cos i am 5ft and im no way as the same height as Hayek!
gijane71 said on 13/Jun/05
correction - 5' even - if she is lucky - look at pics of her in heels with ex flame Josh Lucas - SH is one tiny lady - friend saw her at the beach a while back when she was dating Lucas - she asked if she could take a picture with Hayek - when Hayek saw how tall my friend was (5'10.5) Hayek declined and very quickly left .......
lisa said on 8/Jun/05
she is 5`1 .she is I promise