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Rihanna's Height is 5ft 8in (173 cm)

Barbados-born singer known for songs such as Umbrella, Diamonds, We Found Love, Only Girl and Don't Stop the Music. In Fabulous Magazine, she says of her height: "My weight fluctuates, but I don't weigh myself every day. I'm 5ft 8in and weigh around 9st 7lb".

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Comment on the Height of Rihanna

Janet said on 12/Nov/15
Yep this seems about right
Allie said on 18/Oct/15
Well, Rihanna's gonna be performing at the VSFS again, so more candid pics with the models! Guess we'll be able to judge her height with them.
Also Rob, I've noticed that a lot of comments from 2005-2007 are coming back! Just wondering, has their been any user from the start of the site or since 2005-2007 still log on or comment from time to time if you can do or see that?
[Editor Rob: there is a handful of visitors from that era who still post, but like anything, people have an interest in a subject and in a lot of cases move on or become infrequent visitors.]
Ej said on 15/Oct/15
She looks more 5'6
mual said on 21/Sep/15
ive meet her she was definitely taller than me and im 5'8" (SHE HAD NO HEELS)
louise2002 said on 11/Sep/15
she is the same height as cars 5.7
James said on 10/Sep/15
Rob how she can be 5'8" when she is the same height next to cara delevingne?or cara is +170?
[Editor Rob: from what I've seen of them together, I believe Rihanna can appear taller.]
monkor said on 26/Jul/15
5'8"-5'9" compared to brooklyn Decker
cdk said on 19/Jun/15
SHE IS 5'7"
John87 said on 2/Jun/15
I love how Jay states 5'8 is not short for a woman, it's 3.5" above average so no **** it isn't short. That's like saying a 6'1.5" man is 'not short' - captain obvious to the rescue. Rihanna is a tall lady, fact.
John87 said on 2/Jun/15
I love how Jay states 5'8 is not short for a woman
gneek said on 19/May/15
She look taller. I give her 5'10". Minimum 5'9"
MaryAnne said on 10/May/15
Tall and Beautiful....
Jay said on 7/May/15
Lucky, 5'8 is not short for a woman.
Shayshay said on 28/Apr/15
Crop the heels off to see there real height
Lucky said on 24/Apr/15
Suprisingly short, 6ft here and her head was up to my chin
Bishop said on 11/Apr/15
Rob, how tall do you think this big woman next to her is?:
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[Editor Rob: her heels don't look much really, although that other person's sneakers don't match. About 6ft 1 range maybe.]
Silent_D said on 10/Mar/15
@DOG miranda kerr is not 5 foot 9, she is 5 foot 7 and i think candice is 5 foot 8. 173cm for rihanna.
Xyz said on 28/Dec/14
I'd say 5'3.5" for J.Lo , 5'5" for Bey and 5'7" for Rihanna.
Jared said on 15/Nov/14
she's not 5'8.
You need to look no further than shoeless pictures of her and Chris Brown.
Chris Brown is 5'11 and she looks exactly 4 inches shorter than him
Ashley said on 8/Nov/14
Rob when Rihanna did SNL with Anne Hatheway she looked shorter and Anne claims 5'7. What do you think of that? Even if you bump Anne's height to 5'8 Rihanna is still shorter.
[Editor Rob: would it maybe have been a case of Anne in big heels and Rihanna in a lower type of boot. That's only thing I can think of as I'd be surprised if Rihanna really was shorter than anne]
andre said on 5/Oct/14
She is about 5ft7.5 or 5ft8 and chris brown is 5ft11.5
Good said on 5/Oct/14
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@evil Rihanna is 2" taller than beyonce. In those pictures shows that beyonce wearing at least 1.5" taller heels. Altough beyonce is standing as straight as she could and rihanna is not. They llok at the same height.
Rihanna wears 120mm (4.5") heels
evil said on 23/Sep/14
i think that rihanna is a solid 5'8, but i think that beyonce is not 5'6 if rihanna is that tall, i think beyonce is at least 5'7, maybe a weak 5'7.5
j said on 22/Sep/14
If she claims 5.8ft let her go on flat totally with willow smith by then we know how tall she is and for willow smith she is 5.0ft
Jay said on 10/Sep/14
ROJINA, where did you even get that estimate from?
littlesue said on 4/Sep/14
I would say she lying more about her weight than her height
ROJINA said on 3/Sep/14
She CANT be 5"8............someone at that height who weighs as that much would be MUCH more trimmer! I d say she is 5"6-MAXIMUM.
Boo said on 16/Jul/14
Rihanna and Adriana Lima
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wish i could find another pic from better angle.
keintag said on 30/Mar/14
she definently looks more taller. Maybe 5'10" ?
divincodino92 said on 10/Jan/14
On Facebook i saw a photo with her and 186cm Jim Parson! Rihanna seems 5.75-6 inches shorter than Jim! Can she goes with 170-171 Rob? What do you think about?
[Editor Rob: possibly she didn't stand as well as him?]
Just said on 30/Dec/13
She herself claimed 5'8. She's shorter than 5'9 Doutzen Kroes in The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2012. This height seems right for her.
DOG said on 30/Nov/13
@silent D. i think you have some interest in Rihanna's height. i just wondering if Rihanna, Candice, Miranda Kerr, standing side by side without heels. Candice and Miranda are claiming that they are 175cm. but why does Rihanna look much taller than Candice in Victoria's Secret 2012.
Kristin said on 10/Nov/13
I've meet and have taken a picture twice with Rihanna. Im 5.9. She had Adidas sneakers on and was a smidgen taller then me.. I had converse on. I def believe she a solid 5'9.
Dog said on 6/Nov/13
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this is a pic rihanna with indonesian celebrity chef name farah quinn who is listed at 172cm tall.
Dog said on 6/Nov/13
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this is a pic rihanna with indonesian celebrity chef name farah quinn who is listed at 172cm tall.
George said on 30/Oct/13
5ft8 flat. This is how tall a a tall lady looks in heels. Got you all deceived...she is tall for a woman at 173 at night but not taller. Have a nice life people.
Strange said on 2/Oct/13
you dont think that Rihanna is 5 feet 8 inches at night ,though ?

i mean, she sure does not claim night height herself, cause no one does. Since most people only know morning height or height after being 4 hours awake or so
Conti said on 18/Sep/13
Chris Brown is around 5'11.5,so that makes her 5'7.5
sixfooter said on 22/Aug/13
She's definitely 5'8 or even 5'9. She's very tall
Silent d said on 12/Aug/13
5 foot 8.
PMP said on 19/Jul/13
@tella, agree!
i found some pic
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Rihanna on Louboutin Lucifer bow which is 120mm
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Beyonce on Cristian Louboutin Daffodile 160mm
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tella said on 17/Jul/13
@teej becasue Beyonce wears 6" heels,Rihanna wears 4"
tella said on 17/Jul/13
@teej becasue Beyonce wears 6" heels,Rihanna wears 4"
liars said on 16/Jul/13
She looks the same height as friend Cara Delevigne on holiday today, who is listed as 5'7" but may be a tad shorter. Rihanna may wants to appear taller than she is because whenever she wears "flat" shoes, they're always of the type that have a secret 3-4cm heel.
teej said on 11/Jul/13
In her pics with beyonce, beyonce looks taller for some reason and they both wear heels? Beyonce is listed as 5'6, so rihanna must be shorter, or something, i honestly do believe she looks tall for a girl, but why is beyonce taller than her?
PMP said on 10/Jul/13
i need to give some correction in my argument
50mm heel = (+35mm)
85mm heel = (+52.5mm)
100mm heel = (+60mm)
120mm heel = (+70mm)
^^^ without platform

120mm heel include 20mm platform (Christian Louboutin Bianca 120mm)
>>120mmH+P - 30mmPLATFORM = 90mm heel = (+55mm) +30mmPLATFORM = (+85mm)

140mm heel include 30mm Platform (Christian Louboutin Bianca 140mm)
>>140mmH+P - 30mmPLATFORM = 110mm heel = (+65mm) +30mmPLATFORM = (+95mm)

160mm heel include 40mm Platform (Christian Louboutin Daffodile 160mm)
>>160mmH+P - 40mmPLATFORM = 120mm heel = (+70mm) +40mmPLATFORM = (+110mm)

How thal is he? 5'11"(180cm)right?
1800mm + 20mm men's shoes = 1820mm
and rihanna is wearing 140mm with 30mm platform so her height will increase 95mm
if rihanna 5'8" >> (1730mm + 95mm = 1825mm)

rihanna looks 20mm-30mm taller than that guy, you can see it at (00:50-00:52 from your video)
1820mm +20mm or 30mm = 1840mm or 1850mm
1840mm or 1850mm - 95mm = 1745mm or 1755mm

Rihanna must a little bit more than 5'8".
Sam said on 7/Jul/13
I agree with G man 619 - people on here like to say that the men are always lying and are shorter than they really are. But the sexy, long legged women get a pass with people raising the height. Rhianna claimed 5'8, never said 5'9. I know that some actress' will boost their height (Jennifer Lawrence), but others like Rhianna probably don't care to be listed as an inch taller.
superog said on 6/Jul/13
look at rihannas official,up-to-date website Click Here it's 5'9"
G man 619 said on 2/Jul/13
It's funny how posters like to deflate the heights of those celebs who they really despise and envy such as 'Justin Beiber' and 'Tom Cruise' but when it comes to hot chicks like Rihanna they like to inflate the height. Must be some kind of fantasy thing.
rexon said on 28/Jun/13
R u kiddin' david? Compare her photos with other celebs she really looks taller 5'9" (1m 76cm)at least
David said on 26/Jun/13
Rihanna NEVER 5ft 10 but definetley 5ft 8 probably with 1 inch shoes on.Great pop singer ,great songs i am a big fan.
liars said on 5/Jun/13
In the Victoria's secret show, she looked much shorter than Doutzen Kroes, who's real height according to a photographer I know is 5'7.5" - 5'8"
Lee said on 4/Jun/13
she is 5ft 8in certainly looked about that tall in the where have you been video next to all those men. anyway she said so herself, she might have been young but woman stop growing around 16-17 she does wear platforms a lot and can look 6ft 2 in them but barefoot i'd say 5'8" like Ciara
Nick said on 1/Jun/13
5'8 according to this (next to Ashton Kutcher): Click Here
PMP said on 3/May/13
5.5" platform won't makes you 5.5" taller it only give you 2,75"-3" taller taller. Stevan Raab is 6' then Rihanna is 6'-3" = 5'9"
gruethy said on 1/May/13
She is 1.78 cm (5'10") i am sure
fmaalmi said on 21/Apr/13
She is at least 5'9" compare her with other celebs and look their photos carefully,It's clear that she is really tall
PMP said on 19/Apr/13
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pretty tall. All of them must wearing heels (look at thier hips level)
i' sure that she is 5'9"
janelle said on 17/Apr/13
@emily to the ankle
Emily said on 1/Apr/13
@janelle is that 35 inch inseam to the floor or to the ankle?
janelle said on 31/Mar/13
i'm 5'8.5 and my legs are 35 inches inseam which are longer than hers. people think i'm 5'10-6' because i look like a giant from faraway/in pics, but i was measured by my docor and my friend, and they both said 174cm. this proves that just because her legs look super long and she looks tall from afar doesn't mean she's tall. I'll give her 5'8".
Spring said on 31/Mar/13
here is rihanna with Isebeli Fonata who is 5'10"
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at least 5'9" for rihanna
PMP said on 30/Mar/13
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doesn't she looks 4"-5" taller than 5'5" Stella Mccartney?
both wearing 120mm heels
5'9" Rihanna
summer said on 24/Mar/13
PMP that is exactly the same picture I posted they are both wearing heels and Jennifer heels are not higher but she is clearly an inch taller. That makes it 5'8 for Rihanna.
PMP said on 22/Mar/13
and here is rihanna with 5'9 jennifer hudson who is wearing higher heels.
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5'9" for rihanna
summer said on 20/Mar/13
Here is rihanna with 5'9 Jennifer hudson. Click Here
peackly said on 16/Mar/13
5'10" that's the truth
nikkipop said on 12/Mar/13
agree with you @rendygarp -more like 5'10"
Igo said on 9/Mar/13
Easily 5'9" her long legs can make her look taller though
leptoutta said on 8/Mar/13
At least 5'9"
suchagreatidea said on 5/Mar/13
I saw her at supermarket i swear she's at least 5'10-5'11 without boots
KN6\'4 said on 4/Mar/13
@Cliff that picture with MJ doesn't show what shoes they were wearing and she was probably wearing heels, and I am pretty sure Michael was about 178cm anyway so. Rihanna is easily 6 foot in heels, she is probably around 5'9 or more barefoot. With 6 foot (maybe 6'1) Chris Brown at the Grammys she wasn't much shorter
rendygarp said on 3/Mar/13
More like 5'10"
Lemmeluvya said on 2/Mar/13
she's looking at least 5'9.5" next to other celebraties
boqumuyea said on 24/Feb/13
In my opinion 5'10" without heels . She is looking like really tall for bruno mars at grammys.
@BMS said on 21/Feb/13
Rihanna with 4" heels clearly 1" shorter than 6'0" chris brown.
5'11" - 4"heels = 5'9"
goshish said on 15/Feb/13
She is more like 5'9" or 5'9.5 for chris brown
Greg said on 13/Feb/13
@Silent d Chris Brown is definitely not 6'2. He's barely 6'0 so I don't know what you're talking about.
ME said on 10/Feb/13
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Rihanna wearing Christian Louboutin Pigalle (120mm)
Brooklyn Deacker Wearing Christian Loboutin Crosspiga (120mm)

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Rihanna Wearing Manolo Blahnik Ankle-strap (100mm)
Brooklyn decker Wearing Christian Louboutin Crosspiga (120mm)

Rihanna is 5'8" - 5'9" for sure
Silent d said on 4/Feb/13
I remember chris brown was listed as 6 foot 2. He said it himself in an interview. He said he was too tall to dance. He was 19 when he said that. 5 foot 8 for rihanna.
liars said on 3/Feb/13
I used to follow the modelling scene, as I used to be a fan of some of them. I don't know all of the women in this show, but know that it's an open secret that Doutzen, Adriana and Alessandra are signifcantly shorter than the average model. They are considered to be in the 5'7 - 5'8 range. Hilary Rhoda is listed as 5'11, but is actually 5'9 as she once write then deleted, several years ago. She said "I'm 5'9, 5'11 with heels" Her being 5'9 is consistant with some of the paparazzi pictures of her with her 5'10 ex-boyfriend. So, if anyone want to look through the pictures again, you've got a definite 5'9 benchmark for one of the girls.
I'd like to add that I've notice when Rihanna wears "flat" shoe's, they are often of the type that look flat but actually increse your height by 2-4cm...never seen her in properly flat shoes. Think she might be an height exaggerator myself, I'd put her at 5'7 and will be looking at Victorias Secret picks when I can be @rsed.
Jan said on 20/Dec/12
Doutzen is only 5'9. She has stated this herself in interviews. You have to pay attention to the footwear. Doutzen has on heels with a 2 inch platform in front with a much higher heel. Rihanna has a smaller heel on. I would say Rihanna is 5'8.5. Candice is 5'8 just like Alessandra. Miranda is only 5'7.5 max.
Me said on 9/Dec/12
I saw her with Candice Swanpowel. Rihanna look a bit taller than her.
Candice Swanpowel is 5'9" based on VS official website.
Ally said on 6/Dec/12
So, if anyone watched the Victoria Secret Fashion Show, it should be pretty obvious that she's closer to 174+ Unless all those models are 5'6 or 5'7 and exaggerating their height.
Jack said on 6/Dec/12
maybe 174 cm is closer?
JB said on 5/Dec/12
chris brown is 6 foot and rihanna really isnt that much shorter than him she looks 3 about 4 inches shorter than him, ri is definitely 5'8+ barefoot
HR said on 25/Nov/12
once again.

in this picture
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Rihanna Wearing 10cm ancle strap manolo blahnik and brooklyn decker wearing 12cm Christian loboutin.
if you don't look closer they do have the same height. but if you look it closer rihanna looks little tiny shorter

they have same height 5'8" or 5'9". i'm really sure.
HR said on 24/Nov/12
Rob, I need your opinion

i have an interest in this Picture
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i have already check Christian Louboutin Site. their shoes have the i2 heels height (120mm) every Christian Loboutin Shoes above 120mm have extra platform.

this picture shows rihanna have lo lever aye.

i think from this pitcure they have do have the same height.
What do you think Rob?

i don't know if they are 5'8" or 5'9". but they have same height. (i think)
ME said on 17/Nov/12
Doutzen = 5'10" + 6"heels = 6'2"
Rihanna = 5'8" + 4"heels = 5'10"
6'2" - 5'10" = 4"
but the gap which shown is 3" max
5'8" -5'9" for rihanna
Adriana said on 14/Nov/12
Doutzen is listed @ 5'10, and not 5'9. I think Rihanna is between 5'7 and 5'8.
Bo said on 13/Nov/12
we can not use "USUALLY" reason. we need the fact and picture to prove the fact.
jk said on 12/Nov/12
@Ally and @theblack

Most girls stop growing around age 15-16...
rani said on 12/Nov/12
its usually rhianna who is in skyscrapers and hathaway in flats.
Joe said on 12/Nov/12
in ME's picture she's walking side bt side with 5'10 with 6" heels Doutzen Kroeswhile rinna only wearing 4".
the gap that shown is 2-3"
so 5'8" still the minimum height calculation.
little sue said on 11/Nov/12
Rihanna could be in flats and hathaway in those 6 inch skyscrapers!!
Me said on 11/Nov/12
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The model waring 6" heels while Rihanna wearing 4"
My question is, why did she wearing smaller heels in that show. 5'8" is close to another victoria's secret model height.
If she wearing same heels size. She might be look closer to the other model height.
Joe said on 11/Nov/12
that is not sowing their shoes
rani said on 10/Nov/12
with a 5'7 anne hathaway, rihanna is still short
rani said on 10/Nov/12
With 5'7 Anne Hathaway

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DanMan said on 8/Nov/12
She was constantly towered in the Victoria's Secret show by 5'9"/10" models in similar heels.

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Considering she's barely taller than 5'5.75" Katy Perry, I give Rihanna a weak 5'7".
beouleu said on 30/Oct/12
agrree with @Me. they wear same heels
Brooklyn Decker Click Here
Rihanna Click Here
Me said on 29/Oct/12
@Silent D. that pic show that their knees is on the same level. and thir feet angle is simiar. both of them wearing 4" christian loboutin.
Silent d said on 28/Oct/12
Me rihanna has higher heels. Maybe by 2cm. 5 foot 8.
beouleu said on 27/Oct/12
agree with @Me. if Rihanna is trully 5'8", brooklyn decker must be 5'8". but if Brooklyn Decker is trully 5'9" rihanna must be 5'9" too.
They have similiar height.
Me said on 26/Oct/12
@ Sinead finn. rihanna has longer head which is makes her look shorter by her ayes level. Rihanna is 5'9"
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both have same heels size, same legs length, same hips and shoulders level, exept the ayes which is makes rihanna looks shorter. but they have same height.
(5'8"-5'9") for both of them.
Sinead Finn said on 21/Oct/12
In this pic, by the side of Victoria's Secret model Brooklyn Decker (who is trully 175 cm / 5'9'') Rihanna really looks like being 173 (5'8'').
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michael said on 28/Sep/12
yes i agree with silent d!
Silent d said on 18/Sep/12
Is she taller than kesha? If kesha is 5 foot 9 than rihanna is close. 5 foot 8. I'm pretty sure brooklyn is a smidgen taller. 5 foot 9 seems a little tall for her.
Me said on 14/Sep/12
@lazar Katy look 4" sorter than rihanna. rihanna wearing 4" heels. if rhanna takes her heels of too riri still look 2" taller than katy.
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5'7" for katy and 5'8"-5'9" for rihanna
Lazar said on 11/Sep/12
Erm, hate to burst your bubble but here is the video of the vma 2012, and at the end of the video you can see Katty Peryy (170/5'7) without her heels walking side by side with Rihanna (My guess 173/5'8 at most) who is wearing her heels.

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Lazar said on 11/Sep/12
Erm, hate to burst your bubble but here is the video of the vma 2012, and at the end of the video you can see Katty Peryy (170/5'7) without her heels walking side by side with Rihanna (My guess 173/5'8 at most) who is wearing her heels.

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Louise said on 19/Aug/12
Compare to Brooklyn Decker who is 5'9", Rihanna's hand level, knees level, hips level totally the same with Brooklyn Decker. just only the neck, chin, ayes level are different which is Rihanna's is lover than Brooklyn Decker. but rihanna has longer head, so it makes They have same height.

Brooklyn Decker is a model, She must be at least 5'9"

5'9" for rihanna
Rokie said on 15/Aug/12
2005 5'6" Pon de replay
2006 5'7" SOS
2007 5'8" umbrella
2008 5'8.5" Take a bow - Disturbia
2009 5'8.75" Rude boy
2010 5'8.90" S&M
2011 5'8.95" We found love
2012 5'9" Battle ship movie premier (compared to Brooklyn Decker)
and will never growing tall again
Rih said on 10/Aug/12
175------------------------------------- THIS IS CORRECT
Nesh! said on 9/Aug/12
I swear I saw her at 6 foot 1 somewhere. I just knew it was wrong lol. Still tall and beautiful nonetheless ;)
Peyman said on 9/Aug/12
5ft 8in for Rihanna can be used as a reference
Me said on 1/Aug/12
nextb to 5'9" Brooklyn Decker
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Same heels size
marla singer said on 26/Jul/12
She's more like 5'9"
SAK said on 16/Jun/12
She has long legs. 5ft8 seems legit for her. Not any higher though.
theblacklab said on 11/Jun/12
5'9" now I think, she's a skinny girl and despite her height, she wouldn't weigh 137lbs at 5'8", she's a celeb after all. I agree with Ally that if the claim was made age 17, she would have grown, but her claim would've been when she was 17. She was probably about 5'6.25 when she was 15, 5'7.25 at 16, 5'8" at 17, 5'8.5" at 18 and 5'9" by 19.
Ally said on 14/Feb/12
Next to 5'9 Gwyneth Paltrow: Click Here
Jennifer said on 13/Feb/12
Yeah Ally, Ur right...
Most definitely 5'9 minimum!
Ally said on 12/Feb/12
She's clearly 174 to 175 cms. She said she was 5'8 when she was 17 years old. At that age, people don't get measured very often. She was probably relying on measurements from a year or two ago. Definitely taller than 173cms now.
foo said on 9/Feb/12
Just look at her standing by Mariah. Tallish.
Silent d said on 6/Feb/12
That photo makes nicki minaj tall but she has heels. 173cm.
hannah said on 12/Oct/07
i'm just about at tall as rihanna and i use to be self conscious about it but now that i see her in heelz and everything i got more doesn't matter how tall she is..she look awesome either way whether she's 5'8 or shorter or taller than that
UMMMM said on 6/Oct/07
Maybe you should upgrade her height to 5'8 1/2, I think that makes a little more sense, because she can look as tall as 5'9 but sometimes look 5'8 but a little bit taller.
frank69 said on 2/Oct/07
Here's a video of rihanna and ciara,you can see rihanna is taller by an inch.Here's the link to the video Click Here
sara said on 25/Sep/07
Guys, Beyonce looks very leggy and tall and she's only 5'6. It is very possible that Rihanna is shorter than she claims. I still haven't forgotten the performance with 6' Chris Brown where she is still at least 3 inches shorter in 6 inch heels. And even if the heels don't add 6 inches, they had to have added at least 4 which should have made her 6'0 as well.
Roe said on 24/Sep/07
If you haven't heard..Rihanna broke her toe and has been wearing a cast on one foot and a high heel shoe on the other foot for about the past 2-3 months. You can see the cast in one of the Mischa Barton photos, and the same thing at the 2007 VMA's..that's why she has been looking shorter as of recent. I think she is 5-9. The link below is her on Ellen's show..she has on regular the very end of the video she is side by side with Ellen..and is 3-4 inches taller than her.
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Frank69 said on 21/Sep/07
I think Rihanna is 5'9.According to this picture of her standing next to Leann rimes who is 5'5,where you can see rihanna is wearing cowboy boots with half an inch heel and lean rimmes is wearing high heels.Here's the link Click Here
and with leann rimes.Click Here
ras said on 19/Sep/07
I'm sorry guys, the video is not available anymore, maybe you will find it on youtube if you type "rihanna mtv vma" or something like that, but it's worth watching to speculate on her height.
mon said on 18/Sep/07
I dunno mary j blige looks taller than 5'5 to me. I think rihanna is around 5'8 truly and MJG is probably taller than she claims. Some people claim to be shorter just as much as some claim to be taller.
ras said on 15/Sep/07
Dammit, since the video is no longer available I'm gonna post another video about the same moment, do check it out:
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ras said on 13/Sep/07
Just to prove my point, did she take off her heels when she took the award? Mary J. Blige (5 ft 5.5) looks considerably much taller than her in this vid!
Pay close attention from 0:30 to 0:45, maybe the people saying 5 ft7 or less aren't off really...

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ras said on 13/Sep/07
Again, you guys need to check out the VMA's when she received te award for best video of the year. Dr. Dre is 6 ft 1 supposedly, she was wearing heels and he still quite tall next to her, I man he looked 6 ft 2. I think she took off her heels which would explain why he looked 6 ft 2 but still...
denn said on 12/Sep/07
she looks so much,MUCH taller than hayden panettiere at the kid choice awards. Mind you, hayden is a midget.Im 5ft9 and feel really tall when i wear heels.
In some pictures shes wearing big heels but then doesnt look particularly tall in others.
Surely in the heels she was wearing at the VMAS would maker her about 5'11/6'.
sara said on 11/Sep/07
6 inch heels do what they're meant to do. My heels certainly add the height they're intended to. That's the first time I've heard anyone say that they don't. But, Rihanna may very well be 5'8, but I would still believe that she was shorter. But 5'6 would be the least since she is definitely leggy.

[Editor Rob: some manufacturers measure heel height through the stem, others from the very back, there's no uniformity though. Through the stem is closer to actual height of course.]
mon said on 11/Sep/07
I dunno, she was on the tyra show yesterday and looked about the same height as tyra, maybe an inch shorter. I think shes 5'9. And 6 inch heels dont really add 6 inches of height, just to let u know!
sara said on 10/Sep/07
I saw a picture of her next to Chris Brown who is about 6'0 after their VMA 2007 perfomance together. She was three inches shorter in 6 inch heels. She is not 5'8. She is 5'6 at the least. She was the same height as 5'5 Nicole Scherzinger when she received her "single of the year award." You guys would be surprised what heels can do.
ras said on 10/Sep/07
Well, in the vma's of 2007 when she received the "best video of the year award" she looked quite short next to dr. dre and she was in heels. Yoguys gotta check it out.
tee said on 30/Aug/07
she was 106 ans park and she siad she was 5'9"
Anonymous said on 20/Aug/07
people that are taller usually pivot their foot to look shorter in photos. I dont believe pics cause they alter it to whoever a bigger celeb. have you seen the one with her and beyonce, beyonce looks like she's 5'10 and rihanna looks like a midget, just so she can get all the attention. I think 5'9 is right, Ive seen her in concert and she looks tall.
misch said on 15/Aug/07
i think rihanna is around 5'7. yes she has long legs but shes always wearing huge heels. When you look at photos where mischa barton and rihanna stand next to each other and have almost same heels on you'll see theres a big gap between them like 5-8 cm ....

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not tall not short said on 11/Aug/07
Well, Ras, unless you are a human osteologist, you can't really say. Fortunately I have studied bones for years and physiologically people continue to grown until their early 20's, the last bone to fuse being the clavicle. Yoga doesn't stretch your bones out, and won't make you taller. Height is genetics; exercise only determines the density of bone, and one who is sedentary (and she is not at all) will still grow taller, but will be weaker, will slouch over etc.
ras said on 1/Aug/07
"still has some 2-4 years to grow taller."
Some could argue she wouldn't grow really, with more reason being a girl. Though I bet if she got into some kinda routine like yoga she could grow over 5'9.
not tall not short said on 29/Jul/07
Perspective: She has amazingly long legs and an incredibly beautiful form. I think anyone would be abundantly pleased to look like her, and be her height whether she's 5'7" or 5'9" - she ain't short. She is a mere 19 yrs, still has some 2-4 years to grow taller. But anyway, let's face it - she has it all plus or minus an inch!
Tall Boy said on 29/Jul/07
What's the big deal about an inch? So many people are arguing she's 5'8" and can't be 5'9". An inch is nothing, how can you tell from a picture or a tv show about an inch. I'm 6'2" and I see people in the mall that I think are taller than me, when they walk past me they're way shorter than they appeared from a distance. Unless your face to face with someone it's hard to judge their height.
Me Me said on 25/Jul/07
Everyone agrees she looks more 5'9", so change it to 5'9". One of my girlfriends was that height, so I know what 5'9" looks like. In my opinion it's the tallest a girl can be to not hinder her beauty... If it was down to height, I'd choose caucasian girls between 5'4" and 5'9"... asians can be a lot shorter and still attractive. Of course, in real life, I'd never judge because of height, it's a minor, unimportant detail.
For Real said on 21/Jul/07
She's 5'9 most def..and thats without the heels..she's not skinny with her height so she carries it well..and im 5'8 1/2..I round it up to 9...When you're on a video its hard to tell your height and in pictures me I know..sometimes I look as tho im shorter...
J said on 29/Jun/07
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This girl is what she says she is. OR She is 5'8 1/2, rounded up like most people do, and said 5'9. So, she is about 5'9 1/2 in this picture...
Tinus said on 29/Jun/07
Maybe they are on a different step, but still it's a huge difference. Beyonce looks like a giant!
Anon said on 27/Jun/07
Look at this picture Click Here , Beyonce looks HUGE. But according to this site Rihanna should be taller. The camer is on an angle, but come on!!

[Editor Rob: they're on different steps]
Tinus said on 25/Jun/07
Wow she's is a lot taller than i thougt. I thought she was a tiny dancer! Then she has a very lean, tall and strong body!
? said on 20/Jun/07
barefoot most probs
jwidz said on 15/Jun/07
yo,i just wanna ask,are all these celebheights based on barefoot height or with shoes?
sarah said on 8/Jun/07
i think rihanna's 5'8'' definitely not 5'9'' looks like 5'9'' b/c she's skinny! compare between skinny people and big-sized people, for skinny people, it makes them more taller than big-sz ppl even though they have same heights
jenn said on 19/May/07
shes deff at least 5'8.5, maybe 5'9..shes got those long long legs and you can see especially in her "umbrella" video
beautiful said on 18/May/07
wow, Rihanna 5'8" pretty tall.Thought i'm almost 5'8" as well.
anonymous said on 14/May/07
she looks about 5'8'' in the SOS video.
Viper said on 12/May/07
Didnt realize shes from Barbados.
me said on 10/May/07
she was on mtv yesterday along with cameron diaz...and cameron is listed at 5'8 (i think?) and they were both the same exact height, both wearing heals. However Rhianna appears to be taller because she is thicker than skinny bones cameron. THey are both beauties though!
Lee said on 7/May/07
She said today (May 7, 07) on 106 & Park that she is 5'9. And that would be without heels...
BabyKisss said on 15/Apr/07
is anyone suggesting that Ciara has higher hills than Rhianna in this picture they took together?
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Moi said on 15/Apr/07
That's not Ciara... Didn't somebody say that was Tyra Banks, and she is really tall... I think she's taller than 5'8", perhaps 5'9" or at least 5'8.5"
BabyKisss said on 14/Apr/07
This is impossible if Ciara is 5'7". check out this link below.
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Simone from Lithuania said on 30/Mar/07
Hi. IFew minutes ago I watched one show, which was about WMA. There was talking russian singer Dima Bilan (the best selling artist in Russia) and he said that Rihana is really tall. And he said that she is taller them he is. And Dima's Bilan height is 1,83. So that she could be about 1,80...I think it could be true...
Anonymous said on 26/Mar/07
see her next to Ashton kutcher, and he can looks 4 inches taller than her in Punk'd
me said on 7/Mar/07
she is 5'8.5 .if you guys ever met her you would know she is definitewly NOT 5'6 .she is taller than that.look at her in sneakers next to tyra(tyra was wwearing heels) she was shorter but tyra wasn't dwarfing her that much .she is a definite 5'8.5 or 5' guys hello next tobeyonce she IS taller.
KT said on 2/Feb/07
I saw her at Z100's Jingle Ball Concert. She looked pretty tall so I'd say she's around 5'9.
DudeX said on 14/Jan/07
Why do you need to point out that you are 5'10, here's the deal? You say height is irrevelant but yet you need to point out that yuo are 5'10.
JP said on 1/Dec/06
woah calm down 'heres the deal'..! i dont think theres a need for that. reading you comment, i'm wondering why u were even on this site in the first place?
Here's the deal said on 22/Nov/06
You guys are wasting your time on figuring out someone's height rather than using your brains and putting them into good use. Who cares how tall anyone is? the only reason you yap for pages about this shit is becauase you are low on your own self confidence/ esteem and feel pleasure in putting other people down. i'm 5'10 and VERY known actress,,,trust me, that'the reason why we don't like you fans...bunch of gossipers with too much time on your hands,,,
lorena said on 2/Nov/06
and also i saw a picture of her and nikki hilton(5.7/170 cm).They were exactly the same height and of course they were both wearing heels.So ,like i said she is max 5.7.
tk said on 28/Oct/06
she wear heels just about 99% of the time so its hard to tell, look at her on Punk'd, I was shocked by how friggin high her heels were! I think she's 5ft 8 MAX, but I really think she's about 5ft 6. See her next to Ludacris, who's about 5ft 8, she's wearing heels and is the same height as her.
lorena said on 23/Oct/06
i don't think she's 173.Max 170.I saw her in punk'd.she was wearing very tall platform shoes (>15 cm) and she was smaller than ashton with 8-10 cm.And he's 1.90?something like this.everybody lies about their heights(in special public persons)
6'2'' JK said on 22/Oct/06
Id say she is 5'8'', but in heels she can be 5'9''
Dianna said on 28/Aug/06
I think 5'9 is about right. Did yall see her at the teen choice awards?
*NaUgHtY GiRL* said on 6/Aug/06
There was an interview on german VIVA in which she actually said that she is now 176 cm tall (don't know in inches). I think that could be quite right.But still would give her around 174...
stefan said on 24/Jul/06
i swear, i was watching viva (german music tv) and a german singer said that rihanna is 183 cm tall, he said that he's shorter than her, because he's like 181cm. and she wasn't even wearing heels (but i find that hard to believe)!
ds said on 23/Jul/06
Hmm, I think she is infact 174 from recent photos I have seen of her.
JAY said on 20/Jul/06
I saw her in person and she had on heals and looked pretty tall. She was interviewing next to Ciara on the red carpet of LA Reids party and I was in front of them and they were the same height. Ciara stated herself without shoes she is 5'8 1/2 so Rihanna is about a half inch shorter.She is also gorgeous in person 5'8 for a woman is pretty tall. Beyonce is 5'6 and that same day she looked to be 5'11 cause of heels so I guess those things help
me said on 10/Jul/06
she is like 5'8.5 .she is a little bit taller than 5'8 .haven't you seen her standing next to Tyra Banks wearing sneakers and tyra is wearing 3 inch heels.Haven't you guys seen the girl on the tyra banks show!
JazzyJay said on 22/Jun/06
There's no way Rihanna's under 5'8. Look at her on the red carpet at the MTV Movie Awards and you can see how she towered over Jessica Alba who's about 5'7. She was even up there with Ludacris. She's definitely at least 5'9.
Anonymous said on 16/Jun/06
5'7 {in 4" high heels inch shorter of justin timberlake 6'}
S said on 2/Jun/06
This seems about right, although I would have thought closer to 5'7". I saw her on Rove (who is 5'8") and she was taller than him in heels, but it was a bit hard to tell how much because she wasn't standing up straight.
jasmeen said on 30/May/06
She came to Musiqueplus (Montreal,canada) and she was taller than me ..( I'm 5'8'') she's maybe...5'10''
Tammy said on 21/May/06
impossible...for sure she's 5'8" Bajangirl said..We were both in her class..
ana reynolds said on 8/May/06
rihanna needs to be a model because she is tall enough
eweezie said on 6/May/06
i work at petco park in san diego and she sung the national anthem. i walked right past her about an hour before she sung it down in the lower level of the stadium. i'm about 5'11 to 6'0 tall and she was probably 2 to 3 inches shorter. she is pretty tall
Gabbii said on 1/May/06
and i fink ur also forgettin 1 of the links sent in was with lil kim and she is 4.11 so thats not sayin much isit?
Gabbii said on 1/May/06
Thts called high heels.. and av u eva seen in her videos shes tiny comapered to most of the dancers, and plus is SOS it says "cos Im your TINY dancer"
Anonymous said on 30/Apr/06
I''d give her 5'9 maybe a lil bit more to the 5'10 range
BajanGirl said on 23/Apr/06
There is no way she is 5'9" or 5'10"...I went to school with her,and I was always taller than she was.She's about 5'6"-5'7".
ds said on 14/Apr/06
I think the 5'8" listing is fine. 174 is def. too much.
Cynful said on 7/Mar/06
I thought she was quite a bit taller then she apparently is. I saw her on Ellen and Ellen is 5'7 1/2 and Rihanna seemed to tower over her. I thought she was at least 3 inches taller. Plus she was wearing sneakers so it wasn't like she was wearing heels. If I had to guess I'd put her at 5'9 or 5'10
tan said on 3/Mar/06
well i know rihanna she is a few years younger than me when i was 16 she was about 11 or 12 and she was the same height as me then I am 5ft6 now and she got much taller since then i put her about 5"9 or 5"10
Marlon said on 24/Feb/06
I'd also like to add at the MTV VMAs Pre Show , when she was performing barefoot on stage , she stood nearly at the same height as " Sway " the interviewer . Without any inches due to high heels or shoes , I'd still say she's about 5'9.
Marlon said on 24/Feb/06
I'd say about between 5'8 1/2 and 5'9. If your body is slender and longer , it makes you appear taller . Her body is slender , yet she's volptous in some ways. Her torso is longer , and her legs are shorter . Either way if she's 5'8 or 5'9 , she's pretty tall . When she wears hells when performing , she stands at the same height or taller than some of the guys on stage , making her 5'10 or 5'11. So I'd say she's 5'9.
Susie said on 16/Feb/06
Haha,funny readin all these comments,but Kats is that one thats gotta be right."oval faces and large foreheads give and thinness give an illusion of more height"Your dead right.I have the same features as that,but i know i am tall. I know someone who knows her entire family.And though she(Rihanna) might think say or believe she is really 5'9,she cant be.Im 5'8 and thats TALL ENOUGH, and she aint taller than me. She about 5'7.PERIOD!
a person said on 13/Feb/06
i am from the island.i have seen rihanna numerous times and met her in town.i know my exact height 5'7.5 cause I have been measured by a doctor numerous times as I have an obsession of height always wanting to get taller like everyone else in my every female in my family are 5'9 and taller i always measure myself hoping to get i know my height.having met rihanna myself she is about 5'8.she has a long torso and shorter legs.5'8 is not all that tall is tall but not that tall that you would be towering over people.5'9/5'10 you would be towering over the average height of females which is 5'4.5'8 is no misjudgement.
Kats said on 4/Feb/06
Gee Anonymous... she said 8 different times she is 5'9? Well, then it HAS to be true! The more you say a number for your height, the more it's truthful!

Duh... a lie is a lie, and it can stay a lie no matter how many times one tells it. I still say 5'6 1/2 for her. She'd be towering over most girls if she was 5'8 or 5'9, and she is not. Oval faces with large forheads and thinness give an illusion of more height. She almost gets away with it. And I don't buy people comparing themself to her. They may be wrong about their height (most people are), or even if they have their correct height, can be misjudging when comparing. Comparisons are not always easy. We're looking with our eyes that are several inches down from the top of our head, and trying to compensate for that is not always accurate. The eyelevel comparison is also difficult. You still may be off an inch.
GaNgStA said on 1/Feb/06
i highly doubt Rihanna is 5-9 id give her 5-8 because i saw her in concert and she did not look that tall plus one of my friends got to go on stage wit her and they were the same height standing beside each other and she wasnt wearing any heals so yeah i think shes 5.7 ot 5.8
ds said on 30/Jan/06
lala sneakers add like an inch, making Rihanna who is 5'8" 5'9" and maybe you had bad posture so like 5'8". I met her, and almost met Anna at this tennis charity thing, who I wish I did meet because she's definitely not 5'8" since I met Martina Hingis who is like 1 or 1.5 inches shorter than Anna when she was 2 inches shorter than me and I'm 172 cm. Anyways Rihanna...hmmm...she was like my height, we were at the same eye level, but she has a weird forehead so I think she's 173cm maybe a tad over I dunno. But most likely 5'8". BDW we had the same size heel for anyone who wants to argue in our shoes about, cuz we had the same type of shoes...but I think I'm maybe a lil over 172 cm right now, but still I think Rihanna is 5'8". And Jayz is 6-1...
Monica said on 30/Jan/06
Hey guys i met her n she is 5"9 because i'm about 5"7 n she was about 2inches taller then me.
Anonymous said on 8/Jan/06
Rihanna is 5'9 She said her height about 8 different times on various interviews when everyone commented on her height
amanda said on 28/Dec/05
rihanna seems taller in that picture when I saw her she was ent that tall
Anonymous said on 17/Dec/05
Rihanna seems really tall, at least when I saw her and she's really not that skinny! I would say about 5'10.
fatima said on 16/Dec/05
look at the pictures of rihanna with jay z and beyonce with jay z. u'll see that beyonce is taller and since beyonce is 169cm, its makes rihanna about 167cm. u think that rihanna is tall because she is skinny but really she's average.
Malin said on 11/Dec/05
Hey guys.. what if Rihanna is tired of being tall?? Maybe she just want to look shorter than she really is on every photo !? I havnt seen here standing up right and tall at a single photo !! =/ Maybe she does not want to be tall anymore? I guess that she is 5"8 or 5"9 but want to be like 5"6 at maximum !!!
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Ronyca said on 30/Nov/05
yea i think rihanna is 5'9 because on the bet awards when her and tearria mari was next to each other rihanna was so tall and they both had on heels and wi that pic of rihanna and amerie and tearria mari they all had on heels an?imaged rihanna was the tallest
CoolJ said on 27/Nov/05
~Nate~: They also aren't standing up straight either..
Leslie said on 22/Nov/05
I think Rihanna is probably 5'9". In those pics with her standing next to Jesse, she's kinda squatting down. She's (and Anna) not standing up straight.
Layayyah said on 21/Nov/05
I dink she about 5'6 because she lyke the same height as me so yeah!
Tatianna said on 16/Nov/05
Yo I think my girl is about 5'7 o 5'8 I could tell because she is like the same hight as me, so all I have two say is that I might see her in person and if I do I will ask how tall she really is.
Kats said on 8/Nov/05
"[Editor Rob: I give her the 5ft 8 because she's not got the same posture as quddus. She loses some height ;)]"

Okay, she is slouching, but I doubt it's two inches worth. I'll give her a possible 5'7. Looking at the picture again she looks even more than 6 inches shorter than Quddus. But to add, I have also heard he is 6'1. Not sure about this... I'll consider her 5'6 1/2-5'7 for now...

Btw, the first picture--Anna Kournikova is closer to the camera but she would seem to be taller than Rihanna even if they were the same distance from the camera. She's got some slouching going on too. She's considered 5'8... some even think 5'7. Could Rihanna really be 5'8 comparing her and Anna?
Kats said on 27/Oct/05
That picture or Rihanna with Destiny's Child and Usher is terrible! She's in the front. Not only is she taller but she's totally bigger than all of them because she's closer to the camera!

The second picture posted here where she is next to Quddus ("other angle") is telling. She doesn't even come up to his eyes! Her hair does but it's big. Where did I just read on this site that from a person's eyes to the top of their head is about 4-5 inches? Well, that is correct. From Quddus's eyes to the top of his head is about 5 inches. And Rihanna is about an inch below his eyes. Or more! I'll give her just an inch lower though because maybe her hair isn't as big as it looks and she is tilting a tad. That's still 6 inches less than the 6'0 Quddas.

I'm going to be the first person here to guess she is really 5'6! My first instinct with her was she was 5'6. And now I have some proof.

[Editor Rob: I give her the 5ft 8 because she's not got the same posture as quddus. She loses some height ;)]
a person said on 7/Oct/05
I think she is 5'8.She is definitely not 5'9.I met her aunt here in the island and have also seen her while she was visiting for a weekend and she was at the beach with friends.I am 5'7.5 and before I saw her I asked her aunt how tall she was and her aunt told me she was about my height.Then when I saw her at the beach she looked like she could be no taller than 5'8.Trust me i am a person obsessed with height.She is definitly not taller than Ciara.Plus Halle and Beyonce i doubt their heights. I highly doubt that Beyonce is 5'6,because a cousin of mine met her at a hotelwith Jay-Z and my cousin is 5'6 and she said beyonce was a little shorter than her.Height is a thing of illusion.Somethings make you look taller and some make you look shorter.
angel said on 7/Oct/05
~Nate~ in that link its because she's wearing big heels( I suppose!) Look, she is even taller than Usher and she cant be taller than him.
someone said on 2/Oct/05
she has on heels so she was like 6'1 in that pic ~nate~
sweetie said on 1/Oct/05
she's tall! 5'8'' isn't too tall for a woman ??
someone said on 24/Sep/05
jay-z is 6'1 correct? so rihanna has to be about 5'9, because she was the same height as him in 4" heels
tashiboshi said on 14/Sep/05
i think 5'8" is very accurate. i don't think she's 5'9", but definitely no shorter than 5'7.5". gorgeous chick. much better-looking on trl than she does i her video. she's going to be a major major star. and there's NO way that Amerie is 5'5". that's just ridiculous.
Anonymous said on 31/Aug/05
Rihanna is 5'9 she said her height on hot 97

[Editor Rob: great, that matches with jesse saying 'I'm 5ft 10'...time to bump them both up again!]

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