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Happy #ShortGirlAppreciationDay! 15 Stars who are 5 feet tall or under

Petite ladies of the world, rejoice! Today is your day. With #ShortGirlAppreciationDay trending worldwide, we salute thee. And, in spirit of the notion that big things come in small packages, we celebrate these 15 stars who are 5 feet tall — or shorter.

1. Mary-Kate Olsen

Although Mary-Kate and twin sister Ashley told Oprah they both measure in at around 5 feet tall, Mary-Kate is widely estimated to fall shy of that mark. For reference, Mary-Kate’s little sister Elizabeth, pictured with her above, is 5 feet 7 inches. As Michelle Tanner would say, “Whoa, baby!”

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2. Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue

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Australian singer and sometimes actress Kylie Minogue used to claim in interviews that she was over 5 feet tall — until, that is, her sister Danni outed her, saying, “She lies about her height! Kylie always says she’s 5 foot 1, but she is so not. She is actually 5 feet.”

3. Hayden Panettiere

Hayden Panettiere

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Hayden Panettiere has stated her height as 5 feet 2 inches in the past, but experts speculate the Nashville actress is more likely an even 5 feet. Still, standing next to her fiancé, boxer Wladimir Klitschko, Panettiere could be mistaken for even shorter — Klitschko clocks in at 6 feet 6 inches!

4. Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith

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At only 4 feet 11 1/2 inches tall, Jada Pinkett Smith tends to round her height up to 5 feet even. “When you start adding half-inches to your official height, you know you’re short,” she has said. Another petite powerhouse with a thing for tall men, Pinkett Smith is famously towered over by her 6-foot-2-inch husband, Will Smith.

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5. Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton

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She may be short in stature, but she’s tall in stage presence! At only 5 feet tall, country legend Dolly Parton relies on the clever use of big hair, big shoes and a big personality to add inches to her tiny (in most ways, ahem) frame.

6. Mae Whitman

Mae Whitman

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Tucked under the arm of her Parenthood co-star/screen mom, 5-foot-9-inch Lauren Graham, pretty Mae Whitman looks positively pocket-sized. Then again, at only 5 feet tall, that kind of makes sense.

7. Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria

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As the SAG Awards nominations for 2014 were announced, two things were quite clear — Hollywood had a great year, and Eva Longoria is a wee little lass. Taking the podium beside 6-foot-4-inch Ansel Elgort, Longoria looked every bit the 5-foot-even beauty that she is.

8. Tila Tequila

Tila Tequila

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One of the tiniest stars of them all, TV personality Tila Tequila — who became a mommy this year, congrats! — can barely see over the steering wheel at 4 feet 11 inches.

9. Christina Ricci

Christina Ricci

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Christina Ricci — who earned our eternal fandom for her beloved roles in the cult classics Casper, Mermaids and The Addams Family — likes to joke, “I’m 5-foot-1 first thing in the morning,” adding an inch to her 5-foot-even height.

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10. Shakira



Shakira may be short, but she sure knows how to work all 4 feet 11 inches. The Colombian superstar, pictured above with love Gerard Pique, admits, “My classmates also used to call me Enana, which means dwarf, because I was always the tiniest one in my class.”

11. Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi

JWoww and Snooki

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Jersey Shore star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi isn’t just short — she might actually be the shortest lady on our list. “I’m 4 foot 9, maybe with the poof 4 foot 11,” she told Inside Edition.

12. Kristin Chenoweth

Kristin Chenoweth

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Could Kristin Chenoweth be any more adorable? Always one to look on the bright side, the perennially peppy star embraces her short stature, saying, “I used to want to be tall, and then I thought, ‘If I were tall, then people would say I was pretty, and not cute.’ And then I realized there are worse things than being called cute.”

13. Kourtney Kardashian

Khloe, Kourtney and Kim Kardashian

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Just because she’s the oldest doesn’t mean she’s the tallest. In fact, Kourtney — the eldest Kardashian sister — measures in at only 5 feet tall, while Kim comes in at 5 feet 2 inches and Khloé at an impressive 5 feet 10 inches tall.

14. AnnaSophia Robb

AnnaSophia Robb

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Gorgeous Carrie Diaries starlet AnnaSophia Robb doesn’t make pretenses about her height. In an interview with Teen Vogue, she joked of her petite status that she was “5 feet nothing.”

15. Lil’ Kim

Lil' Kim

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Where Lil’ Kim goes, controversy tends to follow — and the rapper’s height is no exception. Although she asserts that she stands a cool 5 feet tall, she is nearly always estimated at 4 feet 11 inches.

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