How tall is Tilda Swinton

Tilda Swinton's Height

5ft 10 (177.8 cm)

Peak height was 5ft 10 ½ (179.1 cm)
English Actress best known for roles in films Adaptation, We Need to Talk About Kevin and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. On her CV it stated her height as being 5ft 11 tall.

How tall is Tilda Swinton
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Average Guess (18 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 10.81in (179.8cm)
Current: 5ft 10.15in (178.2cm)
James McMichael said on 16/Jul/18
If Tilda Swinton is 5’10” in her bare feet then Elle Fanning is 5’9.5” in her bare feet.
Nik said on 2/Jul/18
She sure looks her listing!
MAD SAM said on 18/Jun/18
180 cm at her prime, 178-179 cm currently ; pretty sure no one can downgrade her height
Sarah said on 4/Mar/18
Looked 5'10" or more in Dr Strange
Anna said on 21/Dec/17
How tall was Derek Jarman?
Joshua said on 28/Nov/17
She’s very tall
MaryAnne said on 14/Nov/17
I like how much her look is reminded me of androgynous look. That might be aroused from her tall frame. I like her height!
Traviov said on 12/Nov/17
she still 5'10 today so idc
AgathaM said on 19/Oct/17
I stood next to her once, we both had heels on, I am 5ft and I would say she was a foot taller than me.
even said on 25/Jul/17
immediately after waking up = 180 cm , before bed = 178 cm , so 179 cm is her legit height
Morris said on 24/Jul/17
Usually she shoes shoes very tall so it's difficult to understand how is really tall.
Ria said on 4/Jun/17
If Tilda Swindon is 5'10" then David Bowie's daughter is 5'11" in her bare feet.
Realist said on 16/Mar/17
She's taller than Chiwetel Ejiofor because they started playing with the camera. The Doctor Strange would slouch while Ejiofor had great posture and still 2 inches shorter. She's 5'10.5 Doctor Strange is 6'0.5 and Ejiofor is 5'10 in good shoes.
jtm said on 18/Feb/17
why does heelshealheight always upgrade the taller celebs and downgrade the shorter? heelshealheight would most likely be claiming swinton was 5'0 if she was listed 5'4 here. If swinton is really 5'11 then bill Murray is 6'4. BTW chiwetel ejiofor was shorter than Nicole Kidman with a footwear advantage.
heelshealheight said on 16/Feb/17
It's interesting how some folks try to upgrade the shorter celebs and downgrade the genuinely tall ones; such is the case with Tilda Swinton. Whether it's 'palatable' or not for some people, Swinton is a truly tall and statuesque woman who could easily convince as being 5ft11. Since those who are in reality less than 5ft4 claim to be 5ft7 and over, I would have no issue in supporting the claim that Swinton is 5ft11. At least in her case, it's a fact.
Sandy Cowell said on 15/Jan/17
I've only ever seen Tilda giving her all in every enjoyable role she has played!
I would agree with her peak height being 5ft10.5 and possibly even a quarter to half an inch taller, but Tilda's lean silhouette and short, crisp hairstyle can both be responsible for giving us the illusion that she is taller!
Not long ago, I saw her pictured in a few newspapers and magazines with a really feminine hairstyle (which, granted, was probably a wig) and full make-up! I thought she looked fantastic and should be like that more often, maybe for a film!
It would be nice for us AND give her ego a boost! I know she comes across as a self- assured woman, but I think it would be good for her to escape from the 'androgynous' label once in a while!
Arch Stanton said on 9/Nov/16
Not convinced she's lost height but I guess half inch is possible at 56, looks noticeably taller than Josh Brolin in heels in Hail Caesar.
Josh said on 5/Nov/16
Just watched Doctor Strange. She's the same height as Chiwetel Ejiofor, and only a few cm shorter than Cumberbatch. She is a tallish woman, 5'10" seems about right.
kevin said on 13/Oct/16
looks alot shorter than cumberbatch in new pics, dont think shes 178 let alone 179cm peak, more like 178cm peak and 176 today
Biafra Flouride said on 29/Apr/16
In regard to a post by anonymous, I am 5'10" barefoot and I love to wear heels. It draws peoples eyes to you.
WhoCares said on 7/Jan/16
Is this an accurate listing? Trainwreck has several shots of Tilda next to Ezra Miller. Ezra is taller than Tilda by 1.5-2 cm with her wearing high heels (at least 2 inches taller). And Ezra is 5'11".
jtm said on 14/Mar/15
not even in her younger days she looked 5'10 or over.
BGee said on 19/Dec/14
5'10 at the very least.
B said on 28/Nov/14
@Llama @Elizabeth Renant I think Hiddleston is somewhere between 6'2'' and 6'3'', he looks shorter on film but there wasn't much difference between him and Hemsworth during Thor premiers.
Llama said on 15/Jun/14
@Elizabeth Renant: Yes, she was considerably shorter than him. There's at least one scene where she was wearing heeled boots and he was barefoot, but he was still more than two inches taller.
Elizabeth Renant said on 19/May/14
I just saw "Only Lovers Left Alive" and she looked far less than 5'10" next to Hiddleston - who, can't be more than 6'2" - it didn't seem as if there were only 4"-5" between them. She may be that odd creature, a "small tall girl".
Ted said on 13/Apr/14
5'10".
avi said on 26/Jan/14
5'9-5'9.5 barefoot , 6ft or so in heels. was around same as Clooney in HEELS
Emily said on 9/Dec/13
@Lee I agree that Tilda has a very small head for her height. Charlize's head seems to be in average range.
Lee said on 3/Jul/13
I'd give Swinton at least 5'10".

You see her in pics side-by-side with 5'10" Charlize Theron, and in some pics Swinton looks taller, in others Theron looks taller. They both like high heels, and they're both about the same height.
Lee said on 3/Jul/13
@Emily - Charlize doesn't have a large head, she's got supermodel proportions, which means a smaller head than average for her height, actually.

So, by comparison, Swinton has a VERY small head for her height.

Hair style can also give the illusion of having a big or small head. If Theron was wearing her hair 'poofy' and Swinton was wearing it slicked-back (as she does sometimes), then that can throw perceptions off.
Emily said on 17/May/13
She has such a tiny head for her very tall height. I was watching a roundtable interview with her and Charlize Theron in it and noticed how tiny it was compared to hers, even though they´re about the same height. So is Tilda´s head smaller than average or Charlize´s bigger than average?
Milkshake said on 27/Feb/13
She's almost 5'11. About 1.79 m.
Roberto said on 16/Jan/13
max 5'9.5 morning and 5'9 day
Joey said on 20/Dec/12
nothing over 176cm
jtm said on 21/Aug/12
yeah no more than 5'9.
Excelsior said on 20/Aug/12
Don't care what anybody says about her, I find her quite sexy. But, I'm just under 5'10" and I'd say she's closer to 5'8.75"
She's 5'9ish said on 29/Jan/12
Just saw her on a plane, she was barely taller than me, I doubt more than 5'10, but closer to 5'9.
Brad said on 20/Nov/11
maybe a smidgen over 5'9, but definitely not 5'10; that's my estimate, hope it helps. Of course I've met her!
richinkle said on 14/Jul/11
This woman always looks very tall, but also wears enormous heels. However, if she's 5'-10 1/2", then Brad Pitt and George Clooney are over 6'. I doubt she's more than 5'-9".
Maureen said on 1/Mar/09
She looked pretty tall standing with those other actresses at the Oscars. The stat I find hard to believe about her is her age, she looks thirtyish at most, she's a HOTTIE.
mcfan said on 29/Jan/09
I see the remark that people rarely shrink in their 40s below. This is not the case for women. Many do start shrinking in their 40s after menopause.
Clint Westwood said on 1/Dec/08
She looks 5'11 tbh :)
miser said on 2/Nov/08
the heels are 1.5" high then?
Zach # 2 said on 30/Oct/08
she's a strong 5ft 9", with heels on she hits Clooney's height 5ft 10.5"

she's rake thin like Marcia Cross (Bri Vandercamp) from D Housewifes, that's why she looks hella lanky
miser said on 19/Oct/08
...another over-listed 5'9"ish woman. Maria Sharapova, Uma Thurman, Leelee Sobieski, Gwyneth Paltrow, Liv Tyler... Why are there so many over-rated women? The webmaster is a real gentleman. :D
Lila said on 8/Sep/08
Tall people are normally slouchers. I'm 5'11" and I lose close to 2 inches of height because I slouch. You should also take into consideration that Clooney might be wearing lifts. I heard he had a complex because of his height so you never know. And regarding how she was taller than a 5'10" Moseley in The Chronicles of Narnia, it was a special effect because the White Witch was described as being abnormally tall.
fff said on 1/Sep/08
How can she be the same height as Clooney with those big ass heels when they are supposedly the same height barefoot? Maybe she is closer to 5'9.

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agatha said on 22/Jun/08
I don't think she is 5'11". Saw her at a film premiere and she was wearing huge heels and had her hair backcombed up about 2 inches which would have made her way over 6' if she started at 5'11. I'm only 5' and would have noticed if she had been 6'4 or so!
Anonymous said on 27/Feb/08
shes tall. pretty much the same height as clooney
guyfrommars said on 14/Feb/08
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Tilda with director B
fsf said on 18/Jan/08
People, the actual length of the heel does not impart the same height increase. In 6-inch heels, she would be (at most) 6 ft 2 - and so it makes sense that she was "about 1 inch shorter than Bill Murray"
Claire said on 7/Oct/07
Im 5ft 11... mighty tall.
willie said on 1/Oct/07
whatever..she's really big by her appearance in Narnia..ttaller than william moseley there (I don't know is it an 'effect' ?)
mike said on 25/Jun/07
she is definitely 5ft 11 ....look how much taller she is than Amber Tamblyn .....Amber is at least 5ft 6 (she claims herself to be 5ft 7)

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jon said on 2/May/06
Sorry, this is a off topic comment. She's such a amazing actress -which she got more roles. Narnia was fine(she carried it with her great posing and expressions) but she deserves more roles like her early performance in Orlando. Oh, I have no problem with Chris's 5'll-Swinton seems quite tall so 5'10 1/2 or 11 both seem plausible.
Chris said on 18/Apr/06
Yes she is 5'11''. You should change that 5'10½'' Rob :)
rick said on 11/Apr/06
180? Possible. Looks at her with Keanu Reeves and she looks wears any heals
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Jon said on 10/Apr/06
One of my favorite actresses since I saw her in Orlando. I like her intellectual quality and sh'es very sexy. I have no problem with 5' 10 1/2". I never thought much about it till she was cast as a 7'er in Narnia though. I agree with Serene-180 cm seems quite plausable for Swinton.
Serene said on 25/Jan/06
Please..I think Tilda Swinton is really tall.. could be 180cm tall.. could be.. even when she wears heels.. or without them..

She is still the tall one..
Liz said on 12/Dec/05
I don't think Miss Swinton has shrunk due to old age, she just took off her heels, lol
Anonymous said on 12/Dec/05
http://www.imdb.com/gallery/granitz/2480/TimRothand_Pimen_2734985_400.jpg?path=pgallery&path_key=Swinton,%20Tilda&seq=139
I've seen Tilda wearing high heels in other photos of this same event.Here she is with Tim Roth, and he is only 5'7". Tilda with out her heels would be a fraction taller than him in my estimation.
Anonymous said on 12/Dec/05
Julie Delpy is 5'6 1/2, Tilda is a fraction taller in this picture
http://www.imdb.com/gallery/granitz/1520/TildaSwint_Vespa_591961_400.jpg?path=pgallery&path_key=Swinton,%20Tilda&seq=68
Anonymous said on 12/Dec/05
http://www.imdb.com/gallery/granitz/2451/TildaSwint_Vespa_2703360_400.jpg?path=pgallery&path_key=Swinton,%20Tilda&seq=43
Yes, her heels are at least 4" high in this picture
Anonymous said on 12/Dec/05
http://www.imdb.com/gallery/granitz/2451/EdwigeDant_Pimen_2703292_400.jpg?path=pgallery&path_key=Swinton,%20Tilda&seq=37
Look at the size of her platform heels in this picture, shes standing next to a 6'4" guy and still shorter than him
Anonymous said on 12/Dec/05
Tilda is wearing at least a 4" heel in this photo: http://img.web.de/c/00/58/C5/18.420 (other photos from the same shoot show this) And she's standing next to the 6'1" Bill Murray and clearly is still shorter than him. And the lady on the end is only 5'6.
She's not 5'10" or 5'11", she's probably only 5'7"-8" at best in her bare feet. High heel wearer extraordinare she is. She's always wearing them.

[Editor Rob: yeah, I watched that film the Statement the other day. She had on not that big heel, not more than 2-2.5 inch but beside guys like Jeremy Northam and Colin Salmon really didn't look 5ft 11. It would be rare to shrink in your 40's, although not unheard of...]
Anonymous said on 7/Dec/05
Sandra, Ewan is 5'10", and Tilda looks to be that one inch taller in that picture, so she's 5'11"
Shona, Bill Murray is 6'3" so even at 5'11" Tilda in high heels would be slightly shorter than him still
Shona said on 3/Dec/05
I saw a picture of Tilda Swinton wearing huge platform shoes at least 6 inches high, standing right next to Bill Murray, who is 6ft 1, and she was an inch shorter than him? How can she be as tall as 5ft 11?
Sandra said on 3/Dec/05
If Ewan is 5'8, then Tilda is 5'9, look at this picture
http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/1860000/images/_1862510_ewanglasgow300.jpg
Anonymous said on 3/Dec/05
In an interview with Tilda about the upcoming movie Narnia, she clearly stated she was very tall and 5'11 so ideal for the part. She plays Jadis the White Witch, who is actually over 7 feet tall! They played up her height with special effects though.They could've done that with someone of any height, most of the characters in the film have been altered by computer technology.
I wouldn't personally say that 5'11 is very tall, only tall at most. In most tall clubs she would be classed as short! 6'1 is average height there for women.
Anonymous said on 3/Dec/05
I have to add that the percentage of women that are over 5'10 tall is only 1%! Many actresses exaggerate their heights, and say that they are taller because they wear high heels all the time. I am female and 5'10 tall in my socks, and never see any women as tall as me anywhere! And I could never wear high heels or platform shoes because I would then be a giant! So why would anyone 5'11 want to wear them, if they are already tall?
Anonymous said on 3/Dec/05
I don't believe that she is as tall as 5'11. I've checked out IMDB and many of the photo shoots show her wearing platform shoes, at least 4" heels, and she's still shorter than the 6'2 guys standing next to her! She's not 5'11! More like 5'9. She's nearly always wearing high heels.

[Editor Rob: I'm starting to think 179cm is more correct, but as low as 5ft 9...hmm, she's now aged 45, it is not without realms of possibility she might have lost a cm.]
Reena said on 23/Sep/05
Tilda is now playing Queen Jadis, in the lion the witch and the wardrobe and the character is really tall and great. And Tilda is the one who is good and perfect for the role.And I believe that she is 5'11. What do you say, Rob?
mcfan said on 14/Sep/05
She doesn't tower over McGregor. When I flipped through HBO late one night I saw him with her in a Scottish movie and they looked very close in height. Due to her bad posture I would say she was only marginally taller than him.

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