How tall was Tamara Dobson

Tamara Dobson's Height

6ft 2 (188 cm)

American actress and model, best remembered for films such as Cleopatra Jones, Amazons and Chained Heat. Regularly described as 6ft 2 in the 1970's, she once said "My height has always been a plus. My little brother Pete is 6-4, my brother Ronald is 6-3, my sister Darilyn is 6-2, my dad is 6-3, my mom is 5-10."
I admit that my height was a problem when I was a little girl, you know, you want to be short like all the other girls. But all of my family is tall; I have a sister, 18 years old; she is 6'2". My mother is 5'9". My dad is also 6'2" far, my height has been an asset in my career as well as my life. In my family, we have this thing we always go through, 'You gotta walk as tall as you can'."
-- 1973
Look, I can't cut myself off at the knees. My height is fixed, but other factors are not. Writers are imaginative people...There are tall actors - John Wayne, Anthony Quinn, Jimmy Stewart, Clint Eastwood, Rock Hudson. And the day has fortunately passed when all black actresses have to play whores or mammies or upstairs maids.
Yes, I’m 6 feet 2 inches and still growing. It’s a height that is intimidating to most men. It’s hard for them to accept. One reason for this is that they are just so used to looking down on women- in more ways than one, so their are egos are sensitive to taller women. But- hey!- I can’t get any shorter. They’ll just have to learn how to accept it.
-- Black Star Magazine, 1977

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Average Guess (32 Votes)
6ft 2.97in (190.4cm)
Nik said on 16/Oct/19
R.I.P Tamara Dobson.
Anonymous said on 28/Sep/17
Tall family! Lucky....
Ian C. said on 19/Sep/17
Her height has "always been a plus?" Seriously? Like, at high school dances?
Mark(5'9.5 said on 16/Sep/17
Dobson is easily tall, and so is her family.
Realist said on 15/Sep/17
Wow they are all in the 90% for height
Anonymous said on 14/Sep/17
it make sense her family are tall
Arch Stanton said on 14/Sep/17
I was about to say that you added a bunch of really short celebs haha.
Editor Rob
there's still a lot of names from the past to consider, but I didn't realise this lady wasn't in the database. She was in a film with Linda Blair and really towered above her, over a head taller.

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