When girls are naturally tall, they get made fun of in their childhood. But when they turn into boss babes and supermodels, who’s laughing then? Plenty of tall girls are extremely striking but try to shrink themselves for the sake of others. Here are the tallest women in Hollywood who prove that big is beautiful.
1. Karlie Kloss
We’re obsessed with Karlie for being a tall girl who owns her height, and a nerd who owns her geekiness! More supermodels like this, please. On being 6’1, Kloss told People magazine, “I think you should own it.” She encourages accentuating your differentness and standing out from the crowd, and we agree.
2. Uma Thurman
Uma is the six-foot gazelle we all inspire to be. I mean, how many women dressed up as the actresses Kill Bill character? She’s the definition of vixen, but has an unconventional face and body that help her stand out. Still, she wasn’t always so confident. Only at age 35 did she stand tall without stooping at all.
3. Elle Macpherson
When your nickname is “The Body,” how could you not embrace your height? She finally discovered that her unique height made her beautiful, but in her teens, she always felt awkward and wished she was shorter. A role model for other Australian girls – don’t try to shrink. You could be Elle one day!
4. Ireland Baldwin
The daughter of Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin is a jaw-dropping 6’2. She’s definitely taller than little sis Hailey, and with Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin as her parents, it’s no wonder she’s so tall. Her dad called her a “thoughtless piggy” back in the day, but she could probably win a fight with him now.
5. Jane Lynch
Next to her miniature co-stars on Glee, Jane must have felt like she was in a class of her own. Which she is, obviously. Before Glee, her height is actually what helped Jane snag tall-girl specific roles, like being Julia Child’s sister in Julie and Julia
6. Kimora Lee Simmons
The whole Lee-Simmons clan is filled with genetically blessed human beings, but it all started with Kimora. She was curvaceous, 6 feet tall, and always a head-turner. Maybe her confidence is due to those modeling classes that her mom sent her to as a kid. At just age 14, Chanel hired her as a model!
7. Allison Janney
Allison shares the opinion of most tall women in Hollywood: that her height has worked both for her and against her, in different ways. The star of Mom thinks that while she missed out on roles when she was younger, her height helped her out with her adult career. Just look how successful she is now.
8. Taylor Swift
Taylor is tall, but she might be the shortest lady on this list coming in at 5’11. Still, we’re used to seeing her tower over others in photo ops so it does make sense. She actually grew an inch in her early 20s, calling herself “the latest developing human in the world.”
9. Aisha Tyler
At 6 feet tall, Aisha Tyler is a comic that really knows how to make us laugh. She hilariously mentioned in an interview with KPCC that she’s always been “a giant from a very young age.” Aisha isn’t ashamed to be a lofty gal. She even voiced tall-girl character Lana Kane in Archer.
10. Geena Davis
We can all agree that Geena Davis is an absolute vision. Most of us first saw her in A League Of Their Own, where she plays an empowered female softball player. Her energy has stayed that strong up until today. In her early years, when there was more bias against women who didn’t have a petite frame, getting work wasn’t so easy.
11. Brooke Shields
Shields is the same height as her ex Andre Agasse. A lot of men are intimidated by ladies with some height, but Brooke doesn’t care. She actually goes out of her way to try to look taller, wearing the highest heels ever whenever possible, because they make her feel happy. Goals!
12. Gwendoline Christie
This taller than tall stunner might have the most height on our list. Why not finish it off with a bang? She’s famous for playing Brienne of Tarth on “Game of Thrones” and stands at 6 feet and 3 inches tall. There’s something about her brandishing that sword that really enhances her queen-like height.