Sure, being on the short side may preclude you from going on a few rides at Disney or from reaching that oddly placed kitchen cabinet — you know, the little one above your fridge — but there is nothing wrong with not being tall, and these short celebrity women would probably agree. While the world of modeling may be overrun with women measuring in at 6 feet or taller, a surprising number of our favorite celebs are decidedly, verifiably short (which, for the purposes of this article, we’re clocking as 5 feet, 2 inches or shorter).
Curious who makes the list? Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke is one such badass chick. The Mother of Dragons slays both onscreen and off, and she does so while standing at exactly 5 feet, 2 inches tall. In short, she’s a pint-size powerhouse. And Clarke is far from alone: Lady Gaga, Kristen Bell and the Olsen twins all command attention in spite of their small size.
Since we typically see these ladies on screen and not in real life, we’re often surprised to find out just how petite some of these women are — and on the flip side, super-tall celebs often take us by surprise too (like when we found out Taylor Swift is actually 5′ 10″).
So, who else makes up the list of short female celebrities? These ladies may be small in stature, but they’re definitely not short on personality and talent — read on to see all the female celebs under 5’2″.
A version of this article was originally published in December 2014.