How tall is Shirley Manson

Shirley Manson's Height

5ft 7 (170.2 cm)

Scottish Singer from Garbage and actress, known for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. She once said "I'm really tall. I'm five-eight, and with heels, I'm six foot, so people are like. 'Whoa, Amazon!' People are a wee taken aback by that 'cause I think people expect me to be small"

How tall is Shirley Manson
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Average Guess (11 Votes)
5ft 7.05in (170.3cm)
Patrick O'Connell said on 22/Jun/21
Unless she was measured in platform heels, she is definitely not as listed. Shirley is a petite lady. Very compact and fit.
No more than 5ft5 barefoot, if that.
Nik said on 9/Dec/19
She's shorter than tall Jenny!
Nik said on 15/Jun/18
Certainly not 5'8"!
Anonymous said on 17/Dec/17
she has cute babyfaced features. the face a a small lady
Mark87 said on 26/Jul/17
Shirley Manson is below 5ft7 and this is evident by the fact that she's towered by all the people who are around 5ft8 and taller. Simply check her pics next to other celebs and you'll see for yourself. As for her "Amazon" height claims, I really refuse to comment on that inanity. Bottom line, neither a man nor a woman is a 'giant' when standing below 6ft. End of.
Adey P said on 12/Feb/17
Always looked tall me, never expected her to be small.
REDO said on 22/Feb/15
she is no more than 5'6. Here she is with 5'9 Florence Welch . Florence is slouching if she was standing upright she would be 3 inches taller.

Click Here
Ted said on 26/Dec/13
She comes across as taller than 5-7 or 5-8, for some reason. Maybe its the heels and the presence?
shabnam said on 28/Mar/13
I expected her to be shorter than 1.70m. anyway I love her voice.
Dass said on 22/Oct/12
Saw her live last saturday, and she was taller than i expected. She has my height, nice
shell said on 10/Jun/09
Shirley did some modeling before becoming famous with Garbage also. I can't see her being under 5'7 and doing that....
Milosh said on 27/Apr/09
5'6" is my guess for Shirley.
Doug said on 7/Apr/09
Looks a weak 5'10" above. Maybe she is 5'6" without heels?
Doug said on 7/Apr/09
Surprised I thought she was a shorter 5'3" lady.
Aki said on 21/Mar/09
Must be a joke. I met her in Japan after the show in 1996 and ate out with the whole band together. I'm 173cm (dont no in ft) and was wearing flat boots. But she was definitely 2, 3 inchs shorter than me. probably she wasnt wearing bulky goth boots. I dindnt find her nice. The band members were great thou.
glenn said on 6/Feb/09
i agree.i thought she was smaller than 5-7.
Lena said on 6/Feb/09
5ft8?hahahaha are u serious?met her backstage and she looked just a tad above me, but i was waring sneakers and she was wearing boots, gods, and yah the boots had pretty average heels, like 3 inch or something!! -btw im 5ft5.
this is a difficult one cuz shes always wearing darned heels but for sure she is 5ft5 to 5ft6 not anything above. i know what i saw
Anonymous21 said on 3/Jan/09
No way she looks way shorter than Gwen. Gwen looks to be 5ft9 or 10. Shirley seems more 5ft5 being so small and all.
Jen said on 30/Dec/08
She looked taller than me. I'm 5'6" and was wearing Adidas shelltoes. She was wearing heels. I remember when I saw her sanding with Gwen Stefani in 2002 they looked about the same size, and they were both wearing flat shoes. Perhaps she looks taller because she is thin?
janice said on 20/Oct/08
she must wearing 4-5 inched heels according to her claim, whoa!
Alexis said on 20/Sep/08
She's a solid 5'8". 5'11" in heels. She towers over the cast of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
P.S. 4-5 inch heels do not add that actual amount to your height. 2.5-3 inches, at best.
Alexis said on 20/Sep/08
She's a solid 5'8". 5'11" in heels. She towers over the cast of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
Steve012 said on 30/Apr/08
Anonymous says on 28/Apr/08
I think people shouldn't be considered "tall" or "really tall" unless they're over 6'0... for males OR females...

I disagree with the males OR females point because most men are naturally taller than females. Who decides that you are "tall" oder "not tall" anyway? Other people and their statistics of population? F*** these people, i think you have to feel for yourselve if you're "tall" or "not tall", it's all relative, like Einstein said ;)
glenn said on 18/Apr/08
i agree avril.
Avril said on 17/Apr/08
5'9 - high heels (4- 5 in) = 5'6!!!!
glenn said on 8/Apr/08
big heels.
sweetchari said on 7/Apr/08
She looks about 5'9" or so in the picture so idk it depends how high her heels are i suppose...the height posted may be correct or she may actually be the height she says she is..
Fiona said on 13/Jan/08
I met her awhile back, and I must say I was amazed @ how beautiful she is, even without makeup. As for her height, she likes her boots really high and with platform, which makes it difficult to calculate. Anywayz if she'd been 5ft 8 she would've looked really huge on that kind of heels, i know for sure cuz my sister is 5'8 and she looks enormous when she wears high ones (I'm only 5'3). However she didnt look that tall. I'd put her at 5ft 6 barefoot but this is based on mere assumption
Bam69u said on 25/Dec/07
I know for a fact that Shirley Manson is 5'6" (barefoot)and 5'11 with heels
trust me!!!!!
Lola said on 30/Oct/07
agreed and i think shes 5'6 not 5'7 as i am 5'7 myself and she's a bit shorter on shoulder level and believe me when i tell you it shows
RaZzIe said on 19/Oct/07
She's a bit under 5'7. 168cm seems correct
glenn said on 14/Oct/07
at best she is barely 5-7.she could be under that.she had heels on in that pic above,think.big heels.
Nadja said on 13/Oct/07
Pffffff!! stop the 5'8 crap. That girl's NOT even 5'7. She is 170 cm IN SNEAKERS, saw it myself when she passed those seven-eleven height bars placed by the entrance. 168 cm barefoot is right, i think.
ras said on 10/Oct/07
Franco, what kinda sneakers though? If Glenn was using converse then she must be like 174.5 175 there
Eve said on 9/Oct/07
between 5'6 and 5'7 when i met her, not an inch above that. I'm 5'8 myself and she looked my size, but i was wearing thong sandals and she was wearing heels, not that high kind of heel, but heels in the end. She's also too loud and her motions a bit exaggerated, a bit of a strident personality i guess, so i wouldnt be surprised if she also exaggerates her height!
Franco said on 1/Oct/07
@Ras - exactly, he is 175-176cm in the picture because he got SHOES on just like Shirley got shoes/heels.

barefoot Glenn is 173 and Shirley is 170 maybe 171cm.
Jaime said on 30/Sep/07
I met her backstage with those shiny red boots and she looked ~5'11''.
ras said on 3/Sep/07
Franco, if Shirley is 177 then Glenn is 176-175ish.
Franco said on 29/Aug/07
i grew up 1 full centimeter when i was 27 so its possible (at least for men), dunno women.

looks 177cm in that picture and im sure she wear these red heels she got on
most of the time.

170-171cm is correct, not 5'8
Melvin said on 29/May/07
Saw her years and years ago at Glastonbury and if memory serves me right she was 5ft 6ish
Flower said on 28/May/07
She could be around 5'8" but I think it's 5'7". But who knows maybe taller or maybe shorter.
Mike said on 27/May/07
Saw her in London. Can't be 5'8, thats for sure. I'm 6' and if she was, indeed, 5'8, she would have looked about my height with those MASSIVE heels she had on. Still, she was about 3 - 3.5'' shorter. Let's give her the benefit of heel slant. That makes her anywhere between 5'6 to 5'7.
Crissy said on 29/Apr/07
I would say about 5'8 or 5'9, she's clearly taller then Glenn
glenn said on 29/Apr/07
i saw her with massive heels and without during the course of a couple of days.she didnt seem tall.or very short.
Peet said on 29/Apr/07
Hmmm , She's taller than Glenn. May be she's 5'7.5'' (+heels with glenn in the picture). If you say that she isn't in heels , I think she's 5'8.5''.
Rachel said on 28/Apr/07
"she's probably not standing uo straight there". Dee, she is completely crooked, you can't tell anything from this pic.
Dee said on 28/Apr/07
Glenn, she's clearly taller than you are there, and you're 5'8" so why do you think she's shorter? You said you don't recall if she was wearing heels. She looks like she's dressed rather casually, so I would guess that she's probably wearing low-heeled shoes.

Here's a photo of Shirley Manson with Jack White:
Click Here

She's probably not standing up straight there. If she's 5'7" or 5'8" and Jack White is about 6'2" then her eyes should be about level with his mouth.
Franco said on 27/Apr/07
looks 5'9 in that pic...take off 3 inch of black&thick BSDM p0rn /punk rock boots with heels and ye get 5'6. easy as that.

she's 5'6 (maybe 5'6.5)
none said on 29/Dec/06
That is right ...Think of Anastasia, I used to think she would be huge....I mean very tall....
UNK said on 19/Dec/06
That is nuts SultryOne. Voice tone has nothing to do with height. 5'2",100 lb Fiona Apple has a deeper range than Manson. Your theory is insane.
SultryOne said on 19/Dec/06
I believe that Shirley is indeed 5'8" and with good reason: most female singers' vocal ranges are in *direct* relation to their respective a singer myself, at 5'6", with a low range, of the female artists' songs i can sing well in the same key as the original material, the singer is ALWAYS as tall or taller than i am - there aren't that many tall female singers out there - but Shirley is one of them, and she has an *extremely* low range! (also, i haven't even looked yet, but i'm willing to bet that Anne Murray is way taller than 5'6"!)...thanks for the fine site, Rob!
Liam said on 19/Dec/06
She says she's 5'8 I believe her. She's so honest about sexual things so I don't see a point in her lying or exaggerated about her height.
Chris said on 13/Dec/06
By the makeup and hair, I can tell this photo of Shirley was fairly recent, correct? During the Bleed Like Me tour she didn't wear very large heels, just chunky heels and lots of weird sneaker things...

I've met Shirley three times, I would say she is no way shorter than 5'7, and probably is 5'8.
Glenn said on 10/Nov/06
True Shell about heels.I dont remember well,but I thought it was big heels.I could be wrong.
Shell said on 9/Nov/06
How high were her heels? Contrary to what many people think, 2 inch heels (for example) do not make you 2 inches taller, cuz heels slant; they make you maybe 1.25 inches taller usually (it depends on the heel).
So Glenn, if you are 5'8 then she is probably 5'7 cuz she appears about 2 inches taller than you here with heels. Unless she had 4+ inch heels on she is probably only an inch shorter than you.
Glenn said on 8/Nov/06 heels,she doesnt look 5-7,5-8 here.
Shell said on 8/Nov/06
I saw her live, very close to the stage, opening for No Doubt & when she stood on stage next to Gwen she appeared only slightly shorter. Gwen is supposedly 5'6 & had almost 3" high heels on & Shirley was flat foot in converse, & so I would estimate Shirley to be about 5'7. In some past interviews I think she has said she was 5' I dont know why she is suddenly saying she is 5'8. She is so thin & such a petite build she defintiley seems small, but she is not short at all...
Anonymous said on 6/Apr/06
I saw her in istanbul. she appeared to be less than 5'7.she was wearing flat shoes
Glenn said on 19/Feb/06
she had heels.
Glenn said on 8/Jan/06
no way 5-8.
Sarah said on 7/Jan/06
It's impossible that Shirley is 5'8''. I met her backstage in a concert. I was wearing flats (1/3'') and it was one of the few times she wasn't wearing such big heels. She was wearing thong sandals (about 1.5 inches), and in ALL the pictures both me and my cousin look clearly taller than her, (I'm 5'8.5'' and my cousin is 5'10''). She is closer to 5'5'', maybe 5'6'' at most.

never 5'8''

Editor Rob
I think you are onto the right track...just looking at pics, she doesn't really look like her claimed '5ft 8' height...
Z2 said on 30/Aug/05
Shirley is realistically closer to 5'7" than 5'8". She lives in thick heel so that gives the impression that she very well could be 5'8", but very unlikely.

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