5ft 6.25in (168 cm)
American singer and actress known for movies like Mermaids, Moonstruck, Mask, The Witches of Eastwick and Silkwood. She stated 5ft 6 in 1970's and also 5ft 7 and once "I'm almost 5'8"
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Bill H. said on 17/Mar/16
I have been an adopted Family member of the Late Dan Tolers' Family. Dan played Lead Guitar with The Allman Brothers Band,and Lead Guitar in The Gregg Allman Band. I was at Dan and Debbys' all the time,I lived 3 houses away. ANYHOW!? I was there a couple times when Cher was there with Gregg,( She and Debby were Pals). I am 5'8" and I was as tall if not taller then She was, and She was bare foot. So I never got out My tape measure, but She wasn't the tall Girl I had expected!
Dom said on 20/Feb/16
5'7,5" peak, Today a good 5'7".
said on 14/Feb/16
Strange, in some stills of Silkwood Cher again looks shorter than Meryl Streep! I thought Cher looked quite a bit taller in the film. I don't know. perhaps it's her frame and look which makes her seem taller! With Cage I find it hard to see just 5 ft 6. But today with Streep she really looks nothing over 5'5.
Editor Rob: I've seen silkwood but at a time when not paying attention to heights.
Arch Stanton said on 14/Feb/16
I think she's lost quite a bit today though, she does actually look shorter than Streep now and looked taller peak! Could be down to 5 ft 5 now.
Arch Stanton said on 14/Feb/16
If you watch Silkwood too Cher looks quite a bit taller than Meryl Streep.
said on 14/Feb/16
@Rob, there's a scene in Moonstruck in which she's in flats with Nicolas Cage and the diff looks no more than 5 inches. i have no idea why people think she's under 5 ft 6. Looks taller with Nicolas Cage, not much shorter in heels. Click Here
A still there. I looked at her heels in parts and they weren't THAT high. Cage would be 6'1 ish in shoes too. I'm surprised at just 5 ft 6, but not impossible. As she's said 5 ft 6 and 5 ft 7 Rob, perhaps 5'6.5 peak and now a current listing? She's 70 this year and has probably lost a bit.
Editor Rob: 5ft 6.5 could be argued for her
Tony said on 19/Jan/16
Heels and hair my friends. Ran into her several times backstage at venues I've worked. 5 '3" would be the top end. Yes, she carries herself tall, but unless you've been next to her it's hard to gauge. Pictures are deceiving, between camera angles, heels and shoe lifts, and in the case of film, Apple boxes, you can't just look at a picture comparison.
Fray said on 1/Oct/15
@M - Rarely are successful runway/fashion models under 5'9". Even in the '90's, big talk was about how short Kate Moss was in comparison to all other models (look at the 90's supermodels - only Kate was under 5'9"), and she ushered in a *tiny* wave of shorter models - who did more print than runway (Jenny Shimizu, Josie Maran, Trish Goff, Laeticia Casta). Yes, there are exceptions in everything, but generally in fashion, 5'7"-5'8" is considered short.
M said on 15/Sep/15
@Fray 5'7" is not short even today in Fashion indutry.
Fray said on 28/Jul/15
Peak Height was 5'7" - 5'7.5" Bob Mackie himself (her costume designer for almost 40 years) said that before he met her he thought she was going to be an amazon, but when he started working with her, he was stunned she was only "a little over 5'7" - in the fashion industry, 5'7" is short (even in the '70's).
Arch Stanton said on 1/Apr/15
Odd. I watched Silkwood earlier and thought she looked almost as tall as Kurt Russell and much taller than Streep. Oddly looked near 5 ft 9 in it.
CECE said on 30/Jan/15
I stood next to her and she's as tall or taller than me and I'm 5'7.
Charles said on 22/Dec/14
Cher said she was "five seven and change" on the Mike Douglas show.
The said on 28/Oct/14
Someone who saw her said she was short like 5feet
177cmGuy said on 3/Oct/14
Peak 169cm. Current 167cm
said on 11/Aug/14
Rob, would you say the height difference here is only 4.5 inches? She looks a lot taller than Christina here to me.
[Editor Rob: I'd say she appears 6 inches taller, but maybe has a bit of camera advantage.]
richinkle said on 19/Jul/14
Cher is almost 2" taller than Farrah Fawcett when the two stand next to each other in this bit from the 1970s Sonny and Cher Show. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02mnAb0_J9w
Cher's peak height was at least 5'-7".
kk said on 16/Jun/14
i have to say, she looks quite tall in photos, 5'7+, so was surprised to see this listing, but i tend to think this site has accurate height listings.
jewelyb said on 26/May/14
I remember watching The Sonny and Cher show and Cher saying that she was "Five foot seven and change and that on a good day she weighed 105 and on a bad day 110. Of course, that was back in the '70s. I'm sure she weighs more now and may have shrunk. I doubt she would have grown though.
Dom said on 8/Nov/13
She looks at the very least 5'7" everytime I've seen her
Cher said on 25/Aug/13
Cher was 5ft6 in but told some she was 5- 8 . With her shoes off she was one half an inch shorter than SonnyBono. Who was 5'6".
David said on 12/May/13
I reckon Cher is 100% 5ft 6. She sang a few songs with David Bowie back in 1975 and looked 3 inches shorter than him. I have to go along with 5ft 6 but 5ft 7 is a negative answer.
wendy said on 15/Dec/11
I rode in an elevator with her to a Dr's office in '73. We were in flat shoes and it seemed she was a bit shorter than me, I was 5'6". She was depressed-looking though, and slumping a bit.
57.5 at her Peak said on 4/Dec/11
There's a video of an interview from the '70s on youtube after she did "Vogue" in which she states that she is 5'7 1/2 and weighs 108 lbs. Now I'd imagine with age she might be 5'6ish and weigh 130-145 lbs.
Mr. Tempus said on 28/Sep/11
really??? i thought she was near 5'8, but if she says 5'6 then its 5'6.
leonari said on 9/Jan/11
This is too low. She is a tall lady. Over 5'7".
said on 24/Dec/10
You can compare her to 5'4 Tina Turner in these videos, their footwear is very similar:
IMO 5'6 for Cher is close.
Anonymous said on 4/Dec/10
will someone give the right answer,how tall is Cher.
paul86 said on 30/Oct/10
I'm sure she was listed at 5'8' between 1999-2000, so 5'7 1/2' makes sense.
Ted said on 24/Sep/07
Well she must wear HUGE heels then cuz in her video with Meatloaf in cowboy boots, he only stands an inch or two taller than her. He was a definite 5'11 at peak height. I think we are talking 5'6, with 3-4 inch heels at times
patti said on 1/Sep/07
I saw her backstage before a concert, I was shocked at how short she is, I am 5'5" and I don't own a pair of heels, so I was in flats and I looked down on her quite a bit, she had shoes on, my guess is she is 5'2". After the concert it's all people could talk about, how short she was. And, I hear that Sonny was 5'0".
sf said on 27/May/07
Rob is a Cher impersonator - he wants her to be taller...
said on 24/May/07
I find it hard to believe Cher is 5'6" unless Sonny was 5'7" or 5'8". She just used to wear those giant heels all the time. There are tons of pictures of them together, where she's even shorter than him. Here's a couple of examples, but there are PLENTY more:
See giant shoes:
sf said on 19/May/07
Gotta say this again - most evidence has Cher shorter - why do you keep her at 5'6", Rob?
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said on 18/May/07
I had read that Cher is 5'9".
[Editor Rob: you been reading a bob hoskins interview or something?]
glenn said on 6/Mar/07
weird on hoskins.cher has even appeared 5-7 to me as well.
leonari said on 6/Mar/07
Hoskins was never 5'6"!!!
glenn said on 6/Mar/07
she and sonny appeared 5-6 to me when i met them,seperately.
[Editor Rob: I still can't get over how Bob Hoskins was bemoaning how he didn't realise how short he was until he worked with Cher on mermaids.
maybe because Hoskins never was even 5ft 6 to begin with - I was flicking channels the other day and saw him, Rod Stewart, Robbie Coltrane all singing on a chat show, some sight!]
Brad said on 4/Mar/07
She cast (and Sonny) & hired short people around her on stage/screen/TV. She, like most performers, get looked upon as "short" after years of always being seen taller than everybody they work with. Somebody told me that when Paula Abdul spent a week or two hiring dancers for her first tour, she had to dump better dancers because they were 5"+ taller than her.
said on 4/Mar/07
Hmm, I was sure I'd changed or mentioned this quote, but I might have deleted it...anyway, this is from 1973, a kind of reader question/answer, Cher stated:
"I'm 5'6" and Sonny is an inch taller"
. She's said something different on sonny before, but that's her own height she quoted...Tom Cruise near Cher
Larry said on 3/Nov/06
I am 5'8" and I meet her in village in New York City. She did have flats on and I was taken back by how short she was. It was 1970 Sonny was about an inch shorter than her. Years later my son was a dancer on one of her comeback tours and he is 5'3" like his mother. Althought she may be short SHE stands tall among the greats!!!
joani said on 26/Oct/06
i stood right next to and talked to cher at the jewelry show in santa monica i'm 5'6" and had on flats she had on 4" platforms and i was shocked at how tiny she is maybe 5'2" sonny must be a midget she had on no makeup and was beautiful and sweet she really has that same laugh i liked her a lot
Glenn said on 24/Oct/06
Sonny was closer to 5-6.I have a photo with him.
Paula said on 22/Oct/06
additionally.... this site lists Sonny as 5.5 I believe.... maybe our perception of her being tall is because the big joke between them was that she was taller than him and height jokes abounded....however she was always in heels on that show cause she was always in Bob Mackee gowns...
Paula said on 22/Oct/06
there are many tricks of the camera to make people look tall, short, fat, thin, many times the camera fools people's perception of height....many times I've noticed on Jay Leno people come out and depending on the angle they look taller and at times shorter than Leno even in the same segment of film coming out onto the stage... men wear platforms just like women and women can be in hills or platforms.... I would guess the best way to figure her height would be look at an old Sonny and Cher clip and see if she is in hills and see how tall she is compared to Sonny... and since he was a Politician his stats are on govt/ records
phil said on 14/Oct/06
Just saw the episode of "The Nanny" where Cher was the guest star. Fran Dreschler is listed here as 5'5" and in one scene, Cher was in slippers and was a good 3 inches shorter than Fran in heels. No way possible that Cher is over 5'4" or 5'5"...
km said on 15/Aug/06
saw cher at after party arguing over son with Greg and she is short. I'm 5'7 and I looked down at her. She is at most 5'4-maybe shorter.
Brad said on 3/Aug/06
5' 5". Saw her at cycle event. She wore those Doc Martin cycle boots. Probably 3 1/2" on top of her height. 5' 8 1/2" with ease, taller with one of those German helmets on.. She stands pround tall, no slouch.
sf said on 26/Jul/06
Hey Rob - the evidence has Cher shorter!!!!
Glenn said on 25/Jul/06
Close to 5-7.if not 5-7.
Haylie said on 24/Jul/06
5'6-5'7 sounds more sane, I just can't believe that she is 5'4! I've noticed in her video for 'Main Man' however she wears flat ballet shoes for once and doesn't look that tall, so she could be closer to 5'6 maybe 5'6.5
Glenn said on 16/Jun/06
She always looked 5-6,5-7 to me.
Tom said on 14/Jun/06
I read an interview with singer Connie Lee Stich in which when asked what meeting Cher was like she responded "I couldn't beleive how short she was, she is only about 5'4". I was suprised so I googled Cher height and it brought me here.
kate said on 7/May/06
I saw cher in the store today and she is pretty short... 5'3 maybe 5'4. She is short and look kind of strange without make up....
ty said on 5/May/06
I saw cher close up as did my girfreind who is legit 5'8 1/2 and Cher isnt even close to 5'8 shes barely 5'5 most likely 5'4 all these dam entertainers lie like athletes do especially wide recievers they are all mostly 5 '9 and list themselves as 6 ' what a joke!!
sam said on 3/May/06
Cher is 5'4". She wears big heels. End of story.
[Editor Rob: if she's 5ft 4 then what are kurt and meryl streep...they all wore flats in that radiation film and granted this might be a tad too high, 5ft 4 would make streep 5ft 2?]
ice said on 24/Mar/06
I think she's 5'7. Twiggy is slightly closer to the camera. which makes a look 0-.5 inches taller than cher. So, 5'7. a inch lie isn't too bad for a celeb. some try to get away with three!
Haylie said on 24/Mar/06
That picture with Twiggy makes her look really short how can she get away with 5'8". And for what it's worth I don't think she can possibly be 5'4" she looks too tall only 5'6" is possible!
Cady said on 6/Mar/06
Are you guys all sure it was the actual Cher you saw not just someone at 5'4" who looks really like her?!
abbie said on 4/Mar/06
How can two people have seen Cher and one think she is 5'8" and the other 5'4"????? One person certainly has an odd perception of height. . . baffling. Me? I think Cher is about 5'6.5" just a guess
Julie said on 26/Feb/06
Saw Cher in Bloomies years back. She is definately about 5'3"-5-4". Was surprised because she does project taller, but she's not.
J. said on 22/Feb/06
Rob, is this the case of one person sporting different identities? 'Cause it seems odd that multiple people pinpoint Cher at 5'4".
[Editor Rob: I think the 5ft 4 people are different, as far as I can fathom...]
Charlie said on 22/Feb/06
5'8 is about right. I'm 5'9 and I saw her at a bookstore. she did have biker boots on... so maybe 5'7
jeri said on 15/Feb/06
Cher is 5'4 if you watch that film mermaids with Winona Ryder you will see that she was only a few inches taller than her and despite what people may think Winona is 5'1, I know I have read that several times before.
Brett said on 12/Feb/06
As I said previously I saw her in a Wheel and Barrow in Beverly Hills in Jan 2004, she was shopping with her assistants. Not only is she smaller then expected, about 5'4", but she had no make up on, and boy oh boy was that an eye opener. From memory she was barely up to my chin level, so that definitely rules out the possibility of being 5'8"?!? and she was in sneakers and black baggy pants.
Robin said on 31/Jan/06
I saw Cher in concert and I could not get over how small she was. I would say she is about 5'4". She seems taller because of her large presence.
John said on 1/Jan/06
I walked next to Cher at Heathrow airport and she is NOT tall. I'd guess 5'4" at best.
Morgan said on 28/Dec/05
In Mermaids there's a good scene where Cher, Winona Ryder and Christina Ricci are walking in a line and we can clearly see their heights- Cher is in 2-3inch heels and is about 4 inches taller than Winona Ryder in flats that makes Cher about 5ft 5 I think she always looks taller due to the massive heels she wears-a 5ft 5 person can be 5ft 9 or 5ft 10 in heels!
jonny5 said on 15/Dec/05
twiggy was only 5ft4 in the photo and 5ft6 now
Richinkle said on 6/Dec/05
In Silkwood, Cher looked a consistent 1" or 1.5" taller than Meryl (5'-6") Streep.
Cady said on 3/Dec/05
Are you sure Raquel Welsh is a legit 5"6 she might be 5"5.5 and this might explain why Cher seemed a bit taller? In mermaids Cher looked about 5"6
Lindsay said on 25/Nov/05
Yeah on most sites it lists Twiggy as 5"4- try it yourself type Twiggy height into Google and see what you come up with all I got was 5"4!! However I do think Cher looks tall. . . . this is a strange one!
Z. said on 6/Nov/05
I dont know about Cher but Twiggy definitely isnt 5'6.5. She was 5'4 at the age of 17 and then she suddenly grew to 5'6!-very rare to grow 2 ins after that age! I think Twiggy is just about 5'5 and judging from that picture Cher looks in that range as well( but twiggy is closer to the camera so that could have an affect...)
brett said on 25/Sep/05
saw her in L.A, un made up in normal flatish shoes, shes no more then 5'5",maybe 5'4". shes small
said on 23/Aug/05
From an ABC Primetime Interview
, "First Sighting: I am 5 feet 8 inches tall. Cher is shorter than I am, and very tiny (waistwise)"
Z2 said on 16/Jul/05
In the movie,"Mermaids," Cher was around the same height as her 5'5.5" co-star Bob Hoskins. It was her enormous hair that made her look taller than she really was. I would say Cher is closer to 5'6".
[Editor Rob: Cher is bizarre. Sometimes I swear she only looks 5ft 6 then other times the lady looks a strong 5ft 8er...]