15 Short and Awesome Female Celebrities

So… I am 5 feet and 2.5 inches tall. That is below the average American woman’s height of 5 feet and 4.5 inches. Very often I wave at tall acquaintances on the street and they don’t see me at all because I’m simply not in their field of vision. Without high heels I sometimes feel like I’m invisible or that people don’t take me as seriously.

Which is why I’ve gathered a list of amazing kickass women who are under the average American female height as well based on legitimate resources such as IMDB and their official websites. Here you go in descending order, famous women 5’3″ or under whom I admire and respect:

Natalie Portman, 5’3″ or 160 cm

Natalie Portman

Love me a lady who can pull off a hardcore rap right before she dances classical ballet.

Robyn, 5’3″ or 160 cm


Her unique fashion style. The fact that she can dance alone in an empty warehouse and make it look effortless.

Nicki Minaj, 5’2″ or 157 cm

Nicki Minaj

Whether you love her or hate her (I dressed up as her last Halloween so I think you know where I stand on this one), you don’t forget Nicki, and you do not disrespect her.

Shakira, 5’2″ or 157 cm


Who cares how tall you are if your hips don’t lie? Oh and she’s an UNICEF ambassador, NBD.

Amy Poehler, 5’2″ or 157 cm

Every time I watch a new "Ask Amy" video, the series where she answers little girls' questions, it's hard for me not to tear up.

She makes me laugh so hard that I cry sometimes. Also every time I watch a new “Ask Amy” video, the series where she answers little girls’ questions with so much wisdom, it’s hard for me not to tear up…Yeah I cry easily.

Kylie Minogue, 5’1 3/4″ or 157 cm


She has been dancing and singing with a charm that is simultaneously friendly and sensual since the 80s, people!

Reese Witherspoon, 5’1.5″ or 156 cm

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There’s something in her eyes that tells me she’s the best person to comfort you and cheer you up in difficult times. Oh and the “Bend & Snap” works every time!

Kristen Bell, 5’1 or 155 cm

Kristen Bell

I love her in “Forgetting Sarah Marshall“! Oh and she loves sloths.

Mae West ,5’1″ or 155 cm

I have to admit that I have not watched any of her movies, but I do know that she's a pioneer as the first American actress making sexual jokes on the big screen.

I have to admit that I’ve not watched any of her movies yet, but I do know that she’s a pioneer as the first American actress making sexual jokes on the big screen. When I read her famous quote “A hard man is good to find,” I was like LOL I LIKE YOU, LADY! immediately. Also she talks with so much swag.

Lady Gaga, 5’1″ or 155 cm

Lady Gaga

She can sing and dance simultaneous while rocking heels as tall as 10 inches. That’s bananas.

Anna Kendrick, 5′ or 152 cm

Lil’ Kim, 4’11” or 150 cm

Lil' Kim

It’s hard enough being one of the few female rappers in the game as is without being physically small, but Lil’ Kim definitely demands one’s attention.

This is not a complete list, so here are some honorable mentions:

Occasionally I forget that even though my stature is short, I can still walk tall and proudly, so thanks to all these petite ladies for reminding me that.

I still don’t like to answer to “shawty” though,



15 responses

  1. Actually I still feel bad about my height. Im 4.7 and I am at the point where I wish I can be at lease as short as these women, not just wishing to be tall.
    Im still trying to find a way to adapt to this as it is having alot of negative impact on my -once- outgoing personality.
    but thanks for your artical. it indeed helped alot to appreciate and embrace their height.

    • Hi Ema,

      Thank you for writing this honest and thoughtful comment!I have a friend who’s below 5 feet too and people actually always think she’s taller because of the way she carries herself. And I mean, height’s all relative, right? I grew up in Taiwan and everyone’s a lot shorter there than in the US. Whenever I go back to Asia, I feel suddenly taller. And I know a lot of my friends who are tall wish that they’re shorter because they have trouble finding boyfriends or whatever. Everyone has different insecurities about their bodies but you should embrace your uniqueness!

      Thanks again for commenting and I am glad that this makes you slightly better :).


  2. well, I’m 4’11”. and i always feel awkward whenever i had to pose with my other classmates in front of the camera, since i’m the shortest.

  3. Don’t forget Hayden Panettiere, Ellen Page, AnnaSophia Robb, Drew Barrymore, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Alyssa Milano, Kerli Koiv, Salma Hayek, Rooney Mara, Rachel Bilson, Lea Michele, MIla Kunis, Vanessa Hudgens, Kristen Bell, Lucy Hale, and Anna Kendrick…

    …to name a few. Petite women are just beautiful.

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