How tall was Simone Signoret

Simone Signoret's Height

5ft 5 (165.1 cm)

French actress best remembered for roles in films such as Diabolique, Against the Wind, Room at the Top, The Crucible, Madame Rosa and Ship of Fools. She has been described in the past as short as 5ft and as tall as 5ft 6.

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5ft 5in (165.1cm)
Sinclair said on 12/Aug/22
Admittedly, there was a scene in Le Chat, when Signoret was walking down a shopping aisle in only little heels and was looking 5'6" range. However, Jean Gabin was a good, strong 5'8" and had about three inches on Signoret in that film.
Sinclair said on 4/Jul/22
Rob, does Lino Ventura look under, on or over 5’7” with Signoret?

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Editor Rob
Depends on footwear, but talking to her he looked at least a couple of inches taller!
Sinclair said on 9/Jun/22
Rob, Jean Gabin had a good few inches on Signoret in Le Chat.

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Editor Rob
It does look that way.
Pierric said on 17/Jan/22
Hi Rob! I've just watched a documentary about Simone Signoret "Simone Signoret, un chat est un chat" 2019 by Frédéric Zamochnikoff. Her daughter (the actress Catherine Allègret) talks about Simone's height.
Here the text :
"Elle était grande pour son époque, elle était costaud, elle n'était pas grande comme Ingrid Bergman mais elle faisait 1m70 ma mère, pas loin, 1m 69-70, pour l'époque c'est beaucoup. Grande, charpentée, brune avec des yeux verts. Elle était somptueuse quoi ! “

“She was tall for her time, she was sturdy, wasn't tall as Ingrid Bergman but was not far of 1m70,1 m69-70,for the time that's a lot. Tall, well-built Ed, brunette with green eyes. She was sumptuous! “
I can sent to you the passage by mail if you want.
Editor Rob
Would need to look at her, as 169cm I never thought as possible before...
Arch Stanton said on 15/Jun/15
Click Here Hard to see 5 ft 6 in heels there though with 5'9" Werner, I think we were right to go with more 5 ft 5, but I guess she had a big presence which could make her seem a taller woman at times.
Arch Stanton said on 13/Jun/15
Does look about 5 ft 6 in Ship of Fools.
littlesue said on 10/Jun/14
Sam that article as Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney has 5ft 3!!!
Arch Stanton said on 9/Jun/14
5'5.5 is possible, I doubt she was a legit 5'6".
Mr.V said on 9/Jun/14
In the movie 'Adua e le compagne' she wasn't much shorter than Sandra Milo (5'7") and wasn't towered on by character actress Gina Rovere (5'9"). I think she was 5'6".

Also, later in her life, she didn't seem much shorter than Delphine Seyrig (5'7") in the movie "Chère inconnue".
littlesue said on 5/Jun/14
Definately around 5ft 5 to 6, pics on the film site standing next to Rock Hudson and she up to his mouth so no way as low as 5ft, one of the few Hollywood women who had plumper curves
Arch Stanton said on 5/Jun/14
Three more notable roles you might add Rob are The Crucible, Madame Rosa, and Casque d'or. Two of those she won BAFTAs for and the other one a David di Donatello award for best actress which she shared with Jane Fonda for Julia in 1977.
Arch Stanton said on 5/Jun/14
Very nice new addition, thanks. Ha if she was 5 ft, Vera Clouzot was struggling with 4 ft 6!! She had 6-7 inches on Vera I think who I estimate at 4'10-4'11. I don't think she really looked a proper 5 ft 6, 5 ft 5 seems a much better shout, I could buy 5'5.5 but no more. The biography BTW Rob said she was quite a tall actress at 5 ft 6 who was taller than a lot of the men in heels. But then again my Shania Twain biography says she was a tall girl at 5 ft 7 so I wouldn't worry too much about it :-)

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