Tall Girls Guide: What Height is Tall for a Girl?

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Many people claim to be “tall,” but if you’re a girl, how tall do you actually have to be in order to be considered truly tall? 

Movies like Tall Girl starring Ava Michelle and Griffin Gluck depict girls who feel out of place because of their height. If you’re someone who’s similarly insecure about their height, remember that supermodels and actresses all over the world are often incredibly tall, a characteristic that only adds to their feminine appeal. We’ll go over our favorite tall and beautiful celebrities to show you that tall women are often the top choice for runways and magazine covers. 

Depending on the country or continent, there are different heights that make a girl “tall.” Continue reading to find out what height is tall for a girl. We’ll also take a look at the average height bracket for what makes a girl short or averaged-heighted.

What Height is Tall for a Girl?

The average height for women around the world is 5 feet 3 inches. This means that 5 feet 9 inches and more is considered a tall height for women. An average-heighted woman would be somewhere in between those two heights, and short women fall below the 5 feet 3 inches mark. 

However, the average height varies from place to place, so the height it takes to be tall changes slightly. In Asia and South Asia, where the average height is shorter, then 5 feet 8 inches would be considered tall.

In contrast, if you are from Latvia and Netherlands, which have the highest average height for women at a bit more than 5 feet 6 inches, then around 6 feet would be considered a tall height for women.

Is Being 5 Feet 9 Inches “Too Tall” and “Masculine?”

tall woman in the park

While 5 feet 9 inches could be considered too tall in some regions, calling it masculine is incorrect and demeaning. Tall women are equally as feminine as shorter girls. 

It is common for tall girls to feel insecure about their height and feel that they are unattractive, masculine, or taller than most guys and therefore undesirable. However, when asked what men think about tall girls, this assumption was held untrue.

While shorter guys mostly prefer women who are shorter or of the same height due to their own insecurities about their height, most men are taller than 5 feet 8 inches and prefer taller women who are closer to them in height. 

Gradually, the representation and acceptance of shorter men are growing, especially in places like the US where this wasn’t always the case. In other countries, shorter men have always been the norm. Shorter guys have also been found to be more willing to unlearn toxic masculinity.

Why 5 Feet 8 Inches and Above Height for Women is Attractive

tall model on the roof

The norm for models is to be very tall, usually around 5 feet 10 inches or more. Of course, there are other factors that make people succeed in the modeling industry, but height is very important. Clothes tend to hang better on the bodies of taller models. 

A quick google search will show you that most supermodels are extremely tall women.

And partially it’s their height that makes them look so attractive and stand out.

Below, we’ve made a list of popular supermodels and actresses with their heights. Notice how most would be considered tall girls, and all are considered some of the most beautiful women in the world! 

Supermodels and Actresses and Their Heights

1. Cynthia Ann Crawford

Cynthia Ann Crawford, popularly known as Cindy Crawford, is an American supermodel who was very popular in the 1980s and 1990s. She had a striking presence, standing at 5 feet 9 inches tall. Be it runways, magazine covers, or fashion campaigns, she was always mesmerizing.

After having an extremely successful career in modeling, she ventured into acting and her personal entrepreneurial programs. Even today, she is remembered as one of America’s sweethearts.

2. Claudia Maria Schiffer

Claudia Maria Schiffer is a name that needs no introduction. She is a German model, actress, and fashion designer. She was based in the United Kingdom, but it is safe to say that she had fans and followers all across the world.

She had a striking presence complete with outstanding facial and physical features that made people not want to look away. 

Flaunting a magnificent height of 5 feet 11 inches, she was anything but unforgettable. She graced over more than 1000 magazine covers, the highest for any model.

She also walked for almost all the luxury brands like YSL, Guess, Versace, Chanel, Christian Dior, and others. Eventually, she ventured into designing and acting. She has starred in several movies and appeared in talk shows.

Even today, if you mention the name Schiffer, you will find people who remember and adore her.

3. Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts ruled Hollywood as one of the most successful actresses. She stands tall at a glorious 5 feet and 10 inches. Her extraordinary height was not brought to the limelight in other movies like it was in her iconic movie Pretty Woman.

Julia Roberts is one of the tallest women in Hollywood and is also considered to be one of the most beautiful. 

4. Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman

You knew Zendaya would be on the list!

Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman, known as Zendaya, is an American actress and singer. At the mere age of twenty-five years, she has received tremendous recognition and has also bagged an Emmy Award for her remarkable performance in the hit TV series Euphoria.

Her most recent film, Spider-Man: No Way Home, has captured hearts all around the globe and is a massive hit.

Zendaya and her towering height have also been talked about a lot. Zendaya’s actual height is 5 feet and 10 inches. In the movie Spider-Man, she was taller than her co-star and the main lead, Tom Holland. 

Despite that, this couple has been praised and adored by many, which goes to show that girls do not have to be taller than boys to make an attractive couple. 

We adored Zendaya as a young teenage girl when she starred in Disney shows like Shake It Up. Only a few years later, she is on the road to becoming one of the most sought-after actresses of Hollywood.

5. Elizabeth Debicki

Elizabeth Debicki is an Australian actress who is prominently known for her character Jordan Baker in The Great Gatsby.

She has worked in several plays, television series, and films. Most recently, all eyes are on her as she plays Diana, the Princess of Wales in the Netflix series, The Crown.

It is no surprise that Debicki is on the road to becoming one of the leading actresses, but what is surprising is how tall she is.

She has a stature of 6 feet and 2 inches and becomes a remarkable 6 feet 5 inches when wearing a pair of heels. While her extra inches make her all the more fabulous in our eyes, Debicki revealed in one of her interviews that she had extreme insecurities about her height.

As a teenager, all she wanted was to fit in with her generally far-shorter peers. Now, she has accepted her outstanding feature and flaunts it unabashedly.


tall model

The two main points of our article are:

  1. A) 5 feet 8 inches and above is considered a tall height for women. 
  2. B) Tall women are beautiful and talented!

To any girl who is struggling with their height, remember that there are so many incredible women whose height makes them beautiful. In fact, with height being one of the most important features a model needs to have, you might just find yourself walking down a runway. 

Plus, just like every other person is more than just being short, tall, fair, bulky, thin, muscular, etc, you are more than your height!

Once you let go of the insecurity and accept your height whole-heartedly, you will realize what an advantage being tall is. Models are chosen for their height because being tall creates a commanding presence that designers for runway shows adore. And, at the very least, being tall is a great conversation starter. Plus, the up weather there is always nice!