20 Short Celebrity Women Who Are 5 Feet 2 Inches Tall or Under

by Julie Sprankles
Mar 28, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. ET
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Celebrities' on-screen appearances can be ever-so-deceiving. Whether they're on the big screen, your television, your smartphone, live in concert or even at a panel, actors and musicians alike all seem much taller than they actually are. For instance, take Game of Thrones' Emilia Clark. When you watch her as the badass Daenerys Targaryen, by no means are you thinking, "Wow, she must only be, what, 5 foot 2?" Or look at Mother Monster herself, Lady Gaga. When she performed at the Super Bowl in 2017, she was so larger-than-life and a total powerhouse, she looked anything but small.

All this is to say (and, yes, we're about to drop a gem of a cliché): Big things truly do come in small packages.

So who else makes up the list of short celebrity women? Here are 20 ladies who are surprisingly (and some not-so-surprisingly) 5 feet 2 inches or shorter.

These ladies may be small in stature, but they're definitely not short on personality and talent.

A version of this article was originally published in December 2014.

1 /20: Emilia Clarke

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1/20 :Emilia Clarke

Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke is a fierce, badass and just 5 feet 2 inches tall.

2 /20: Anna Chlumsky

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2/20 :Anna Chlumsky

Veep star Anna Chlumsky is 5 feet 2 inches tall.

3 /20: Hilary Duff

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3/20 :Hilary Duff

Your favorite Younger star, Hilary Duff, measures in at 5 feet 2 inches tall.

4 /20: Anna Kendrick

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4/20 :Anna Kendrick

Pitch Perfect star Anna Kendrick comes in at 5 feet 2 inches tall, packing in a ton of talent in such a small frame.

5 /20: Amy Poehler

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5/20 :Amy Poehler

Comedienne and former SNL star Amy Poehler is 5 feet 2 inches tall.

6 /20: Kourtney & Kim Kardashian

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6/20 :Kourtney & Kim Kardashian

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.

7 /20: Hayden Panettiere

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7/20 :Hayden Panettiere

Hayden Panettiere has stated her height as 5 feet 2 inches tall 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!

8 /20: Lady Gaga

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8/20 :Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga's stage presence totally overshadows the fact she's just 5 feet 1 inch tall.

9 /20: Vanessa Hudgens

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9/20 :Vanessa Hudgens

She may have a commanding voice that would stop anyone in their tracks, but Vanessa Hudgens is a mere 5 feet 1 inch tall.

10 /20: America Ferrera

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10/20 :America Ferrera

Superstore star America Ferrera is 5 feet 1 inch tall.

11 /20: Kylie Minogue

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11/20 :Kylie Minogue

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."

12 /20: Dolly Parton

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12/20 :Dolly Parton

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.

13 /20: Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen

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13/20 :Mary-Kate & Ashley 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 the twins here, is 5 feet 7 inches. As Michelle Tanner would say, "Whoa, baby!"

14 /20: Mae Whitman

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14/20 :Mae Whitman

She may not look it, but Good Girls star Mae Whitman is just 5 feet tall.

15 /20: Eva Longoria

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15/20 :Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria's personality takes up so much room on the small screen, it's hard to believe she's 5 feet even!

16 /20: Christina Ricci

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16/20 :Christina Ricci

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.

17 /20: Shakira

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17/20 :Shakira

Shakira may be short, but she sure knows how to work all 4 feet 11 inches. The Colombian star admits, "My classmates also used to call me Enana, which means 'dwarf,' because I was always the tiniest one in my class."

18 /20: Reese Witherspoon

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18/20 :Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon is a little over 5 feet tall, an entire foot shorter than her husband, Jim Toth, who's 6 feet 1 inch tall.

19 /20: Jada Pinkett Smith

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19/20 :Jada Pinkett Smith

At only 4 feet 11 1/2 inches tall, Jada Pinkett Smith tends to round her height up to 5 feet even.

Another petite powerhouse with a thing for tall men, Pinkett Smith is famously towered over by her 6-foot-2-inch husband, Will Smith.

20 /20: Kristin Chenoweth

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20/20 :Kristin Chenoweth

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." She's just 4 feet 11 inches tall!