The shortest female celebrities in Hollywood

These women may be short but they’re fierce

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Many of the most successful celebrities in Hollywood seem to have it all: looks, talent, wealth, and fame — but not height. Really, who cares about being short when your talent and beauty speak much louder than your height ever could? But for those of us who are curious, we’ve rounded up 30 of the shortest female celebrities in Hollywood, who are all 5’3” and under. From Scarlett Johansson to Lady Gaga, there are many artists who stand so tall with all their charisma and accomplishments you’d probably never guess that they fall short in the height department. But for whatever they lack in height, they certainly make up for it with immense talent and unparalleled star power.

#1 Vanessa Hudgens

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Source: Instagram @vanessahudgens

Age: 31
Height: 5’1”
Hometown: Salinas, California
Best known for: High School Musical, Beastly, Powerless, The Knight Before Christmas, The Princess Switch

This former Disney star rose to stardom as Gabriella Montez in The High School Musical films. It’s one of the most iconic Disney Channel films that most likely every millennial’s watched at some point. Vanessa Hudgens has since starred in Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012) and Bad Boys For Life (2020). More recently, she’s quickly becoming Netflix’s favorite Christmas star, starring in popular movies such as The Princess Switch and The Knight Before Christmas. But what people may not know is that she’s just 5’1” tall.

#2 Scarlett Johansson

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Age: 35
Height: 5’3″
Hometown: New York City
Best Known For: The Avengers movie series, Jojo Rabbit, Marriage Story

Scarlett Johansson is living proof that petite girls are unstoppable. Despite being 5’3”, she’s fiercely taken on one of the biggest roles in cinema history as Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She’s also been nominated for two Academy Awards for her work in “Marriage Story” and “Jojo Rabbit”  As one of Hollywood’s most successful actors, she topped Forbes’ 2019 list of highest paid actresses. We doubt there’s anyone in the world who wouldn’t want to be Scarlett Johansson.

#3 Kristen Bell

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Source: Instagram @kristenanniebell

Age: 39
Height: 5’1″
Hometown: Huntington Woods, Michigan
Best Known For: The Good Place, Gossip Girl

She may be most well known for voicing Princess Anna in the “Frozen” movies, but Kristen is also notorious for being one of the coolest moms in Hollywood thanks to her “Momsplaining” web series hosting stint on EllenTube. Kristen is also set to reprise her role as the narrator of HBO Max’s Gossip Girl reboot.  Whether she’s using her online platform for activism, sharing random memes that’ll make your day, or offering up useful parenting tips, Kristen Bell stands tall in both the world of social media and entertainment. But if we’re talking about height, Kristen Bell stands at a mere 5’1”.

#4 America Ferrera

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Source: Instagram @americaferrera

Age: 36
Height: 5’1″
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Best Known For: How To Train Your Dragon, Ugly Betty

ou can’t spell America without, well, America. Aside from being an actress, she also actively participates in political activities. This 5’1” actress first rose to fame as the lead in “Ugly Betty”. In 2015, she took on the role of Amy in NBC’s sitcom Superstore. However, at the end of the series’ fifth season, America decided to leave the show to spend more time with family and focus on other projects.  In 2017, she was the opening speaker for the Women’s March on Washington. She’s also involved with the Voto Latino organization, which encourages Latino communities in the US to cast their votes during elections.

#5 Ariana Grande

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Source: Instagram @arianagrande

Age: 27
Height: 5’3″
Hometown: Boca Raton, Florida

Best Known For: 7 Rings, Thank U Next, Rain On Me, Dangerous Woman, No Tears Left To Cry, Bang Bang, Stuck With U, Break Free

She may be only 5’3” but Ariana Grande’s powerful vocals reach immense heights and have made her one of the biggest icons in pop culture.  She first stole our hearts as Cat Valentine on Nickelodeon’s “Victorious” and then went on to dominate the charts with songs like “One Last Time”,  “thank u, next”, and  “7 Rings” after the series wrapped up. On Instagram, Ariana currently reigns as the most followed female singer on the planet. She’s also the world highest paid female musician on Forbes’ 2020 Celebrity 100 List.

#6 Hilary Duff

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Source: Instagram @hilaryduff

Age: 32
Height: 5’2″
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Best Known For: Lizzie McGuire, Younger

Hilary Duff is best known for being the original Disney teen queen thanks to the “Lizzie McGuire” phenomenon. You’d be surprised to find out that she stands at only 5’2”. Aside from her Disney series, Hilary also starred in flicks like “A Cinderella Story” and “Cheaper By The Dozen”. She currently stars as “Kelsey Peters” on the TV series “Younger”. Plus, she’s a proud mama to two adorable kids.

#7 Shakira

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Source: Instagram @shakira

Age: 43
Height: 5’2″
Hometown: Barranquilla, Colombia
Best Known For: Me Gusta, Hips Don’t lie, Waka Waka, Try Everything, Whenever Wherever

We sincerely thank Shakira for producing some of the best Latino tracks of all time. You know her for “She Wolf”, “Hips Don’t Lie”, and now you know that she stands at 5 ‘2″.  With a successful career that spans about 3 decades, Shakira has become one of the best selling music artists of all time. Numerous Grammys, Billboard Awards, Guinness World Records, and a shiny star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, are just some of this icon’s accomplishments. Most importantly, let’s not forget about that epic Superbowl performance that she and Jennifer Lopez served up at the Super Bowl LIV halftime show. When she’s not busy being a pop star, Shakira takes up online courses — she just graduated from a 4 week Ancient Philosophy course with the University of Pennsylvania this year.

#8 Lily-Rose Depp

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Photo from Instagram @lilyrose_depp

Age: 21
Height: 5’3″
Hometown: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Best Known For: Chanel endorsements, The King

Who says 5-foot-3-girls can’t take the modeling world by storm? Lily-Rose Depp proves to have inherited a ton of talent from parents Johnny Depp and Vannesa Paradis. Aside from walking the runway for major fashion brands, Lily-Rose has also ventured into acting. One of her most recent projects is 2019’s “The King” where she starred alongside Robert Pattinson and Timothee Chalamet.  In 2020, she’s set to star in “Dreamland”, which is a thriller that also stars actors Gary Oldman and Evangeline Lilly.

#9 Lea Michele

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Source: Instagram @leamichele

Age: 33
Height: 5’3″
Hometown: Bronx, New York
Best Known For: Glee

Who could ever forget the ambitious Rachel Berry? Lea Michele portrayed the role of her Fox series “Glee” character flawlessly. Aside from being nominated for multiple Emmys, Golden Globes, and Grammys, Lea has also has multiple hits on the Billboard charts. The 5-foot-3 actress-singer is also a New York Times best selling author with her autobiography “Brunette Ambition”.  In 2019, Lea released an album called “Christmas In The City.” The former “Scream Queens” actress is currently expecting her first child with Zandy Reich.

#10 Jada Pinkett-Smith

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Source: Instagram @jadapinkettsmith

Age: 48
Height: 5”0
Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland
Best Known For: The Nutty Professor, Angel Has Fallen, Red Table Talk

If you follow Jada on Instagram, you’d know how she jokes about how she’s “always the shortest one in any pic”. If you’re wondering how short, she’s 5 feet tall to be exact. Jada’s breakthrough role was in the 1996 flick “The Nutty Professor” alongside Eddie Murphy. Aside from her career as an actress and singer-songwriter, Jada also owns a production company with husband Will Smith. Her most recent project was her role in “Angel Has Fallen” which stars Gerard Butler. Since 2018, Jada has hosted the talk show, Red Table Talk.

#11 Lucy Liu

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Source: Instagram @ lucyliu

Age: 51

Height: 5’3″
Hometown: Queens, New York
Best Known For: Charlie’s Angels, Set It Up, Kung Fu Panda, Tinkerbell, Lucky Number Slevin

Is it just us or are shorter girls born with a really cool ability to kick butt? Allow Lucy Liu to serve as proof. We absolutely loved her as one of Charlie’s Angels from the 2000 flick. Being 5’3” never stopped her from starring in other action films such as “Kill Bill: Volume 1” and “The Man With The Iron Fists”.  Lucy’s not just a talented actress and martial artist, she’s a voice artist as well and has been featured in the “Tinkerbell” and “Kung Fu Panda” franchises. It’s clear that her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which she received in 2019, was well deserved.

#12 Salma Hayek

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Source: Instagram @salmahayek

Age: 53
Height: 5’2″
Hometown: Veracruz, Mexico
Best Known For: Grown Ups, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Like A Boss

What we love most about Salma Hayek is her impeccable comedic timing in her movie roles. She’s bound to have made you ROFL at least once. Her big break was thanks to 2002’s “Frida”, for which she was nominated for Golden Globe Awards and Academy Awards. She went on to star in flicks like “Grown Ups”,”The Hitman’s Bodyguard”, and 2020’s “Like A Boss”. The 5-foot-2 actress will soon be starring as “Ajak” in Marvel Cinematic Universe’s “The Eternals”.

#13 Reese Witherspoon

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Source: Instagram @reesewitherspoon

Age: 44
Height: 5’2″
Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee
Best Known For: Legally Blonde

She might be just 5’1”, but Reese Witherspoon is one of Hollywood’s most successful actresses. The Legally Blonde franchise catapulted her into stardom and the movies remain relevant in pop culture to this day. Staying true to her fashion-loving role as Elle Woods, Reese launched her own clothing company “Draper James” back in 2015. The Academy Award-winning actress currently stars in “The Morning Show” alongside Jennifer Aniston and Steve Carrell. 

#14 Christina Aguilera

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Source: Instagram @xtina

Age: 39
Height: 5’2″
Hometown: Staten Island, New York City
Best Known For: Genie in a Bottle, Beautiful, Lady Marmalade, Can’t Hold Us Down, The Voice

Add Christina Aguilera to the list of five-foot-two girls with a killer vocal range. The five time Grammy winner started out as a teen pop artist with songs such as “Genie in a Bottle”, and little did we know that she would soon go on to reach notes no one even knew existed. Her unique artistry earned her a spot as a judge on “The Voice” from 2011 to 2016. In March 2020, she went back to her Disney roots and released a track called “Loyal Brave True” for the live action remake of Mulan.

#15 Emma Roberts

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Source: Instagram @emmaroberts

Age: 29
Height: 5’2″
Hometown: Rhinebeck, New York
Best Known For: Unfabulous, Valentine’s Day, Scream Queens

This former Nickelodeon star, who stands at 5’2” tall, has come a long way since her “Unfabulous” days. She transitioned to the big screen with movies like Wild Child (2008). Valentine’s Day (2010) and We’re The Millers (2013). The former “Scream Queens” actress, uses her platform to encourage people to read and launched her online book club “Belletrist” on Instagram in 2017.  In March 2020, Emma starred in another film to add to her thriller movie credits with “The Hunt”.

#16 Nicole Richie

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Source: Instagram @nicolerichie

Age: 38
Height: 5’1″
Hometown: Berkeley, California
Best Known For: The Simple Life, Great News

It may not look like it, but the House of Harlow 1960 founder and award-winning fashion designer is only 5’1” tall. Nicole Richie first rose to fame thanks to her stint on MTV’s The Simple Life in 2003. From 2017-2018 she showed us her comedic acting skills as anchorwoman Portia Scott Griffith on the NBC sitcom “Great News”. Nicole Richie also has some executive producer credits up her sleeve with her 2020 Quibi Series, Nikki Fre$h.

 #17 Lil’ Kim

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Source: Instagram @lilkimthequeenbee


Age: 45
Height: 4’11”
Hometown: New York, New York
Best Known For: Lady Marmalade, Crush On You, No Matter What They Say, Found You

They don’t call her “Lil’ Kim” for nothing — she’s only 4’11” in height. But she has taken pride in her being “little” and has become one of the most iconic female rappers of all time and a style icon. With 30 million singles sold worldwide, it’s no wonder she’s also called “Queen Bee’”. When she lent her vocals to “Lady Marmalade” in 2001, it resulted in two MTV Video Music Awards and a shiny Grammy. In 2019, Lil’ Kim teased that her new album will feature Paris Hilton and fellow rapper Missy Elliot.

#18 Kourtney Kardashian

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Source: Instagram @kourtneykardash

Age: 41
Height: 5’0″
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Best Known For: Keeping Up With The Kardashians

The oldest sister in the Kardashian family also happens to be their smallest sibling – Kourtney Kardashian stands at only 5 feet tall. This reality TV star has garnered a huge following from starring in Keeping Up With the Kardashians and its spin-offs Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami, and Kourtney and Kim Take New York. In 2019, Kourtney launched her own website, Poosh. The lifestyle website features endless content on health, wellness, beauty, fashion, travel, and motherhood.

#19 Kim Kardashian

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Source: Instagram @kimkardashian

Age: 39 
Height: 5’2″ 
Hometown: Los Angeles, California 
Best Known For: Keeping Up With The Kardashians 

Kim Kardashian may be taller than Kourtney, but she too has made it to this list with a height of only 5’2”. What are the odds that the second oldest Kardashian daughter is also the 2nd shortest in the family? Kim went from being Paris Hilton’s personal stylist to becoming one of the highest paid television personalities in Hollywood. Aside from being on Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kim has also found huge success in the make-up industry with her company KKW Beauty and her shapewear line, Skims.

#20 Eva Longoria

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Source: Instagram @evalongoria

 Age: 45
Height: 5’2″
Hometown: Corpus Christi, Texas
Best Known For: Desperate Housewives, Dora and the Lost City Of Gold

Who cares about being only 5’2” when you’re one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood? Aside from being an actress and long-time L’Oreal model, Eva’s also a successful producer and director. She directed the season 3 finale of the comedy series “Black-ish”. Eva has shown the world that she has a ton of skills, and to top that all off, she also gets to say she’s the fun mom of Dora in 2019’s Dora and The Lost City of Gold.

#21 Nicki Minaj

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Source: Instagram @nickiminaj

 Age: 37

Height: 5’2″
Hometown: New York, New York
Best Known For: Superbass, Starships, Bang Bang

It’s official, many of the most successful female rappers of all time aren’t very tall. To that effect, Nikki Minaj measures only 5’2”. After serving us multiple bops like, “Superbass”, “Starships”, and “Bang Bang”, it’s no surprise that she’s the most followed rapper on Instagram. Her unique style also earned her spots as a judge on the 12th season of American Idol and as a guest judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race. In 2020, Nikki released musical collaborations with Megan Trainor and Doja Cat.

#22 Lucy Hale

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Source: Instagram @lucyhale

Age: 31
Height: 5’2″
Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee
Best Known For: Pretty Little Liars, Katy Keene

Another common denominator that the ladies on this list share is their amazing sense of fashion. Lucy Hale may only be 5’2” but with her copy-worthy style and statement OOTDs she gives tall girls a run for their money. You’re bound to have seen her on Nickelodeon and Disney at some point, as she’s guest starred on a bunch of well-loved shows like Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide and Wizards of Waverly Place, but she rose to fame as Pretty Little Liars’ Aria Montgomery. Lucy currently stars as the lead character on CW’s Katy Keene.  

#23 Emilia Clarke

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Source: Instagram @emilia_clarke

Age: 33
Height: 5’2″
Hometown: Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Best Known For: Game Of Thrones

Daenerys is fearless. Daenerys is vengeful. Daenerys is only 5’2”. Emilia Clarke has shown us just how perfectly she portrays badass roles in the series Game of Thrones and flicks such as Terminator Genisys and the Star Wars franchise. She continues to show us her versatility and has been switching between movie genres with movies like Me Before You (2016) and 2019’s Last Christmas.  Emilia manages to go from action star to rom-com leading lady so flawlessly, and that’s just one of the many reasons we love her.

#24 Lady Gaga

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Source: Instagram @ladygaga

Age: 34
Height: 5’2″
Hometown: New York, New York
Best Known For: Bad Romance, Poker Face, Born This Way, A Star Is Born

Not every artist can successfully transition from singer to actress, but Lady Gaga continues to surprise the world with her award-winning skills.. With 2018’s A Star Is Born, she became the first woman in the world to win a Golden Globe, Academy award, Grammy, and BAFTA all in one year. With all the success she’s achieved, we’re sure that she’s absolutely unbothered by the fact that she’s only 5’2” in height. After all, the title of her 2017 Netflix documentary screams just how proud she is: “Gaga: Five Foot Two”.

#25 Anna Kendrick

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Source: Instagram @annakendrick47  

Age: 34
Height: 5’2″
Hometown: Portland, Maine
Best Known For: Pitch Perfect, Twilight, Noelle

We first took notice of Anna Kendrick when she portrayed Jessica Stanley in the Twilight Saga. Little did we know that she’d take the world by storm a few years later with the success of the Pitch Perfect franchise. Whether you admit it or not, we’re sure you attempted to nail Anna Kendrick’s “Cup Song” at some point. She may be only 5’2”, but she’s got some serious plastic cups skills that come in a lot more useful than height. In 2019, she once again showed us her professional comedy skills when she starred in the Disney+ Christmas comedy film “Noelle”.

#26 Laura Marano

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Source: Instagram @lauramarano

Age: 24
Height: 5’2″
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Best Known For: The Perfect Date, A Cinderella Story: A Christmas Wish

Laura Marano may only be 5’2”, but she sure stands out because of her talent and endearing humor. This former Disney star is not just a singer and actress, she’s also a professional radio host. “For The Record with Laura Marano” debuted on Radio Disney back in 2016. Her movies “The Perfect Date” and “A Cinderella Story: A Christmas Wish” have become Netflix favorites. Since 2018, she’s been releasing music as an independent artist and has dropped tracks like “When You Wake Up” and “Can’t Hold On Forever”.

#27 Anna Sophia Robb

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Source: Instagram @annasophiarobb

Age: 24
Height: 5’2″
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Best Known For: Road to Terabithia, The Act, The Carrie Diaries

As a child actress, she made us cry in 2007’s Bridge to Terabithia alongside Josh Hutcherson. From 2013 to 2014, she starred as the title character in CW’s The Carrie Diaries. Most recently, she was part of the 2019 mini-series, “The Act”. She’s always given us some pixie vibes and maybe that’s also thanks to her being so petite. Anna Sophia Robb stands at 5 feet.

#28 Maisie Williams

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Source: Instagram @maisie_williams

Age: 23
Height: 5’1″
Hometown: Somerset, United Kingdom
Best Known For: Game Of Thrones

Maisie Williams measures 5’1” in height and spent her teenage years playing Arya Stark on HBO’s Game of Thrones. Aside from being an actress, Maisie also co-owns the Daisy Chains production company. To help out aspiring creatives, she set up The Daisy App, which is an online platform where budding artists can showcase their work and collaborate with each other. In 2020, we’ll be seeing Maisie as Wolfsbane in Marvel’s superhero horror film “The New Mutants”.

#29 Zoe Kravitz

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Source: Instagram @zoeisabellakravitz

Age: 31
Height: 5’1″
Hometown: Venice, Los Angeles
Best Known For: Divergent series, Fantastic Beasts, High Fidelity

Yes, small girls can model for the world’s biggest fashion brands. Zoe Kravitz, who is 5’2”, has modeled for Calvin Klein, Balenciaga, Vera Wang, and Coach to name a few. She’s also part of the magical wizarding world with her role as Leta Lestrange in the Fantastic Beast Movies. She currently stars as the lead star, Rob, in the Hulu Series “High Fidelity”.

#30 Dakota Fanning

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Source: Instagram @dakotafanning

Age: 26
Height: 5’4″
Hometown: Conyers, Georgia
Best Known For: I Am Sam, The Twilight Saga, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Dakota Fanning grew up to be 5 foot 4 right before our eyes. She started out as a child actress at the age of 7 in 2001’s I Am Sam and went on to star in a train of other children’s movies like “The Cat in The Hat” and “Charlotte’s Web”. Most recently, she took on the role of Squeaky Fomme in 2019’s “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”.

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