Some of the girls we see only on TV appear taller than they actually are. If you were to see some of these celebrities in real life you would be really surprised. Some of the most popular female celebrities like Lil’ Kim rock on the screen, but if you meet them in person you might be looking down at the top of their heads.
Ranker has made a list of some of the shortest female celebrities. Even though we want to know how tall they are, sometimes it is not easy to know their true heights since they insist on wearing high heels or they might lie about it.
But being short is so much more fun.
1. Lil’ Kim
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The 42-year-old Kimberly Denise Jones is an American songwriter, model, rapper, actress and a record producer. The Brooklyn-born rapper had lived on the streets when she was expelled from home. She is around 4’11” tall.
2. Nicole Polizzi
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One of the most famous cast members from the MTV show Jersey Shore, Nicole Elizabeth LaValle or known as “Snooki” is around 4’7″ tall. The 30-year-old dancer currently stars in Snooki and Jwoww. Also, she has become more popular when she appeared on the talk shows such as Late Show with David Letterman, The View, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live!
3. Tila Tequila
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Tila Nguyen is known by her stage name Tila Tequila. The 35-year-old singer is 4’10” tall. After being featured in Playboy, the Houston born songwriter began appearing in men’s magazines such as Stuff and Maxim.
4. Judy Garland
The actress and singer, Judy Garland who died at age of 47, in 1969 was around 4’11”. She has spent more than 40 years as an actress in musical and dramatic roles and she received Juvenile Academy Award. She has won a Golden Globe Award, Grammy Awards, and a Special Tony Award.
5. Kristin Chenoweth
The 48-years-old Actress, Kristin Dawn Chenoweth has won a Tony Award for the performance as Sally Brown in You Are A Good Man. The Tony-nominated actress is 1.5m tall.
6. Shawn Johnson
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Shawn Machel Johnson is a retired American gymnast who is the 2008 Olympic balance beam gold medalist. She is around 4’9″ tall. Incredibly, she is 2007 individual all-around World Champion as well as being the 2007 U.S. Champion on balance beam and floor exercise.
7. Linda Hunt
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The 70-year-old actress, Linda Hunt is known for her role Henrietta Lange in the CBS series NCIS: Los Angeles. Her famous role as Billy Kwan has brought her a Golden Globe and an Academy Award. Linda is about 1.45m tall.
8. Zelda Rubinstein
Zelda Rubinstein was an American actress and human rights activist who died in 2010 (at the age of 77). She played Ginny in David E. Kelley’s Emmy Award-winning television series Picket Fences. The actress was around 4’2″ tall.
9. Anita Baker
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Anita Baker is an American singer and songwriter who started her career in the late 70s. The 57-year-old singer is around 4’10” tall. She has five platinum albums and one gold album and has won eight Grammy Awards to date.
10. Veronica Lake
Veronica Lake was an American actress who died in 1973 (at the age of 51). She has won critical and popular acclaim for playing in Sullivan’s Travels. She was around 1.5 m tall.
11. Gloria Swanson
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Gloria Swanson was an American actress, and singer, who died at the age of 84 (in 1983) She is best known for her role as Norma Desmond, in the 1950 film, Sunset Boulevard. Also, she was one of the well-known stars during the silent film era, not only as an actress but as a fashion icon too. She was around 4’9″ tall.
12. Nell Carter
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The American singer and actress, Nell Carter, who died in 2003 (at the age of 55) was around 4’11” tall. She starred in the NBC’s Gimme a Break. The actress won Tony Award for her performance in the Broadway musical Ain’t Misbehavin’, as well as an Emmy Award for her role on television.
13. Charlene Tilton
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The 58-year-old actress, Charlene Tilton is best known for her role as Lucy Ewing in the TV series Dallas. She is around 4’11”
14. Lucy DeVito
The daughter of actors Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman, Lucy Chet DeVito is an American actress. The 34-year-old actress is around 4’11” tall.
15. Simone Biles
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The 20-year-old American gymnast, Simone Biles is a two-time US National All-Around Champion, two-time World All-Around Champion. Also, the 2014 World Beam Champion, two-time World Floor Champion, and a member of the gold-medal-winning US team at the 2014 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, all of that with a height of 4’7″