19 Celebrities Who Are Surprisingly Short... and Tall

No matter how many photos you may have seen of a particular celebrity, one fact remains almost universally true: When you see the star in person, she is likely to look either significantly shorter or, sometimes, significantly taller than you thought. Some of it is camera tricks, sure. Or styling tricks. But in many cases, it’s simply that it’s hard to gauge a person’s height until you’re standing next to them.

So how tall are celebrities in real life? We did all the research for you and found out the fascinating facts. Lady Gaga, for instance, stands at only 5'1" without her signature towering heels, while Kate Middleton stands at a statuesque 5'10". (And yes, there are even celebrities over 6 feet—can you guess who they are?) 

Keep scrolling to see 18 ladies who are either much shorter or much taller than you thought they were!

Anna Kendrick, 5'0"

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Kourtney Kardashian, 5'0"

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Lady Gaga, 5'1"

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Nicole Richie, 5'1"

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Reese Witherspoon, 5'1"

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Amy Poehler, 5'2"

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Rachel Bilson, 5'2"

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Lena Dunham, 5'2"

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Rooney Mara, 5'3"

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Rihanna: 5'8"

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Gwyneth Paltrow, 5'9"

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Zendaya, 5'10"

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Blake Lively, 5'10"

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Ciara, 5'10"

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Kate Middleton, 5'10"

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Taylor Swift, 5'11"

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Elle Macpherson, 6'0"

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Uma Thurman, 6'0"

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Ireland Baldwin, 6'2"

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Were you surprised by any of these finds? Tell us in the comments below! And keep reading for the best styling tricks for short girls.

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