Audrey Hepburn's Height
5ft 6.5in (169 cm)
Belgian born Actress best known for roles in films like Breakfast at Tiffany's, My Fair Lady, Sabrina, Charade, Roman Holiday, Funny Face, Love in the Afternoon, Two for the Road, Wait Until Dark and Robin and Marian. She stated her height on her passports as being 169cm or 5ft 6.5/6.75.
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Average Guess (14 Votes)
5ft 6.34in (168.5cm)
littlesue said on 21/Mar/17
Bet she was about 5ft 4 around her death, she was always underweight and malnorished during the war years so would'nt be surpirsed if she didn't have Osteophorosis.
said on 19/Mar/17
Was her height 169 or 168 considered tall for actresses during her time?
Editor Rob: I've read a few articles in the past that did describe her as being tall....probably 5ft 8 equivalent today.
Addison said on 19/Jan/17
always looked anywhere between 5'4-5'5 or a petite 5'6 in breakfast at tiffanys to me, she definitely is thin so she looks taller but in breakfast at tiffanys she didnt look taller than 5'8 in her 1-2 inch heels
anyonmious said on 2/Dec/16
i have seen listings of 5'8" for her
6n said on 30/Oct/16
Correct at a later time in her life, sure. But she must have been taller than 5ft 6.5 inches at the time of Roman Holiday, because Gregory Peck in dress shoes is certainly not 8.5 inches taller than a ballet slipper wearing Hepburn in the posed PR photos for that film. She was someone who must have lost height uncommonly early. A shooting star in every sense.
Beau said on 6/Oct/16
I worked with Audrey Hepburn on a TV movie "Love Among Thieves",as an actor,in 1986,and she was a strong 5'61/2". But more importantly,she was sweet and gentle,and carried herself like a princess... Lovely memory.
so said on 3/Oct/16
The older the more honest people seem to be about height, nowadays my generation exaggerates ridiculously!
Rojina said on 18/Sep/16
A very weak 5"6.5. These days even Women of just 5"7 billow like giants over other females regardless of footwear. She hardly towered over other women
said on 27/Jun/16
Hepburn was 5-7. Here she is in low heeled shoes with 5-11 Bill Holden. Click Here
charlie said on 26/Jun/16
seeing Breakfast at Tiffany's I strongly believe Audrey was 5 ft 4 in flat feet In heels she looked 5 ft 7 in the movie.She stood the same height as the rich guy Rusty Trawler played by Stanley Adams who's height was between 5' 5 to 5'6.. She had heels on and was the same height as him. I feel her height when doing breakfast at Tiffany's was 5'4.
said on 9/Dec/15
Check her passport Click Here
Can't spot if it is written "5ft 6-2/4in" or something else...
Sam said on 16/Oct/15
Rob, would you please add to her credits Funny Face, Love in the Afternoon, Two for the Road, Wait Until Dark and Robin and Marian?
Avachi said on 3/Oct/15
Her son said that she was 5'10" in one interview and I'm 99.9% sure he was mistaken, he must have translated centimeters to feet and inches incorrectly. In an article about his own daughter Emma (Audrey's granddaughter) it is mentioned that Emma is 5'10" and Audrey was 5'7", which I believe.
Audrey's other son said in a book that she was 5'6" and ~85lbs at the end of WW2, she would have been 16 so she may have grown a bit after that to a solid 5'7".
Sam said on 1/Dec/14
She was really almost too thin but still quite attractive, one of the few with that body type that I found so. She easily rendered an exotic look in The Lavender Hill Mob too.
said on 16/May/14
Audrey Hepburn was a strong 5'7''. With Astaire in Funny face
Arch Stanton said on 14/May/14
@Mon. If for instance you actually compare Doris Day to Cary Grant in That Touch of Mink and Ingrid Bergman to him in Notorious and Indiscreet you'd never think that Bergman was three inches taller on paper!!
Arch Stanton said on 14/May/14
@Mon. Doris Day is another who could look taller. And Astaire was 5'9". I've seen 3/4 of his films and every comparison checks out. I've often said that people are short changing him thinking he was only 5'7 range like Bing Crosby. He consistently looked 5 ft 9. If I'd though Audrey was the same height as him I'd have said something here.
Mon said on 12/May/14
It's different for actresses, being tall is not necessarily the image they want.
said on 11/May/14
There is a good full length photo of her outdoors with (big heel cowboy boot wearing) Audie Murphy and Burt Lancaster in the Unforgiven in which she looks a strong 5'7''.
Interesting how she looks in this John Ford Western. I think she usually played quite different roles, and the character created onscreen can look more slight than the actual person. At 1:56 she looks 5'6.5'' next to 5'4'' Lillian Gish, but Gish's footwear is anyones guess
Rather than looking at her next to very tall people like Gregory Peck I think the best way is to look her with those closer in stature. Good photo of her and Kay Thompson (5'5.5 and in high heels) makes her look a strong 5'7''. Walking arm in arm with Fred Astaire under the Eiffel tower in Funny Face she looks at least as tall as Fred though she is wearing very low shoes. Never seen a photo that makes me think she was definitely under 5'7'. (By the way I don't think Fred Astaire can have been 5'9'')
Arch Stanton said on 7/May/14
My mistake, Audrey edged out MacLaine I just checked what I'd said on her page. I agree she could genuinely look an inch taller than this but she wasn't 5 ft 10!
said on 6/May/14
In ballet slippers Audrey Hepburn was least as tall as Fred Astaire in the dance sequences of Funny Face. In low heels in full length photo of them dancing, she was at mid ear level of her 6'3'' husband Mel Ferrer. Consistently at eye level of 6'2'' Sean Connery. Never wore anything but low heels in Roman Holiday though Peck was 6'3''. Probably as as tall as her son said she was: 5'10'.
Arch Stanton said on 5/May/14
LOL if she was 5 ft 10, Rex Harrison was 6 ft 4!!
Arch Stanton said on 5/May/14
@Mon Shirley MacLaine edged her out in Children of Paradise. This is spot on. Like a number of 5'^-5'72 ladies of that period though at times she could pull of looking taller in heels next to big 6 fters.
said on 5/May/14
In Breakfast at Tiffany's, when she and George Peppard's character kiss in the rain (lots of shots of this) she looks well over 5'7', even though she is leaning and tilting her head he is standing very straight. (Peppard's shoes look substantially heeled.) The top of her head (not just hairstyle) is consistently at Sean Connery's eye level in a number of photos. And she is just as tall looking in an impromptu photo next to Anthony Perkins. Connery and Perkins are both 6'2''. Conclusion: Audrey Hepburn was not under 5'9''.
Mon said on 4/May/14
Self claimed or not, this is a massive underestimate Rob. I checked here before as comparison for Sophia Loren beside Gregory Peck and was disconcerted. Now I see why. On closer examination of full length photos, Audrey Hepburn's proportions alone would suggest a height quite substantially above 5ft 6.5. Her head to total height ratio looks all wrong for her listing, unless she had a very small head. Similarly, those remarkably long legs are not terribly likely to have belonged to a 5'7'' person. More conclusively, she looked 5-6 inches shorter than known solid 6'3'' men. Good impromptu full length shots of her with Mel Ferrer, and with Gregory Peck, show that she was not much under the eye level of the aforementioned 6'3'' men when she wore low heels (or no heels, Peck may have had bigger heeled shoes than her in Roman Holiday).
Her (6'4'') son says "But, don't forget, she wasn't exactly small. She was 5ft 10in and looked more delicate on screen than she was in person"
Arch Stanton said on 16/Dec/13
She's been described as high as 5 ft 10. Granted she can look 5 ft 8 next to some actors.
Arch Stanton said on 15/Dec/13
Also looks 5'9 next to Dean Jagger in Nun's Story. She had to have been 5'7 ish to look that tall in normal heels.
Arch Stanton said on 14/Dec/13
In low heels next to Gary Cooper in Love in the Afternoon and manages to somehow look about 5 inches shorter!
Arch Stanton said on 8/Nov/13
Oddly looks small and demure in Sabrina until Bogie enters the garage and he's barely taller!! Audrey's lucky she didn't die of carbon monoxide poisoning in Sabrina turning all all the car ignitions in that garage!
Arch Stanton said on 26/Oct/13
Looks taller in Charade and seems around 5 ft 8.
Arch Stanton said on 22/Sep/13
Strange but she only looks about 4 inches shorter barefoot than George Peppard in shoes in Breakfast at Tiffany's.
Arch Stanton said on 15/Sep/13
She looks tiny framed though, really frail, I doubt she was much over 100 pounds.
green girl said on 13/Apr/13
I think she is 5'7. i was told i look like black verision of her.
Sam said on 30/Jan/12
I think 5'6.5" was her true barefoot height and that this was occasionally rounded up to 5'7"
Big E said on 20/Aug/11
Marni Nixon's voice was dubbed in for the movie "My Fair Lady". Bogart and a lot of other male actors wore lifts and or shoes with extra thick heels. Always look at the woman's shoes. If she is wearing short heels or flats that is a give away that the male actor is a little guy. In the case of John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara they would have her standing on a box or stool. No heels could make up that height difference.
gregory lehmann said on 15/May/11
Niece Jaclyn's idol. Walked on 5'7" Hepburn's Hollywood Walk Of Fame star last year,#10 of 16. (Berry Gordy went first,Patty Duke went 5th,Annette Funicello 7th. Susan Lucci went 12th,and Gene Autry wrapped it up.) Sadly succumbed in 1993 at 62 to pancreatic cancer and did her own singing in "My Fair Lady." Great humanitarian,too. Love you,Audrey!
Truth Jones said on 26/Apr/11
The average height doesn't go up two inches in 12 years. It takes about 150 years for it to go up two inches.
Jeremy Yach said on 10/Jan/11
Yeah, I love Audrey Hepburn and I use this site a lot. She's the lady who is a lady in my heart. I typed in her name and expected to see 5'3", I am actually thinking it is cool at 5'6.5" I don't know what the average was for a male and female at that era. When I was a teen 12 years ago, I was 2" above average at 5'10" haha, now I'm p(issed) that I am average in the U.S. now!
anon said on 4/Jan/11
By the way, I completely envy you Dave. Any stories from the set?
anon said on 4/Jan/11
If she said 5'6.5" then that's exactly what she was. This is the one celebrity who was absolutely truthful - if anything, she'd want to be shorter because she was tall for a woman especially back in those days (5'7" for a woman is the equivalent of 6' for a man today - back then it must have been the equivalent of 6'2" or so). I can't think of a more lovely actor or actress in history, inside and out. By the way, I think she definitely holds the record for the best government licensed photo ever taken, looking at that first passport photo.
Dale Hogue said on 26/Dec/10
I stood face to face and toe to toe with her, she was 5'6".
Dale Hogue said on 26/Dec/10
I met Audrey on the set during the making of the film Breakfast At Tiffany's. I was 5'11" at that time and the top of her head came just a bit above my chin which would have made her 5'6" in her bare feet. She didn't weigh much over 110 pounds wringing wet. She was more beautiful in person than she was on the screen - and that is saying something because she was knockout beautiful on the screen.
joanne said on 9/Jul/07
I don't think she is 5'7 she looks so short when you watch Sabrina, her legs don't look long at all in that film
David Fredericks said on 1/Jun/07
As I was born in 1940, I can easily remember the day when the average height of American was much shorter. I once met Edward G. Robinson -- one of the tough guys of film noir. He was so tiny, about 5' tall. I could scarcely believe it. Humprey Bogart was about 5'7", which standing alongside a woman 5' 10" would make him seem a shrimp. So he wore lifts and Audrey wore flats. The important thing is that there talent, character, and screen presence made them much taller than today actors.
anonie said on 16/May/07
Everything I've read on Audrey- articles and various books- states her height as being between 5ft 6 3/4 and 5ft 7 1/2. From photos, I would say 5'6 3/4" seems most accurate. I am the same height and often feel too tall, although I am not much above average, and all my life I have been referred to as tall. 5'7" is indeed pushing it for a ballerina, especially when Audrey was young; Nijinsky was only 5'4", whereas Audrey en pointe reached about 5'10".
She had a very slight, slender build, which makes her appear quite tall in nearly every photograph of her.
Anonymous said on 13/May/07
WOW! amazing how she calimed she was too always and always wore flats because she said she was too tall at only 5'6.5 5'7 in shoes. When thats not really tall at all! Just slightly above average height, but back in her days average height for a woman was 5'3.5.
anon said on 21/Apr/07
Its really wierd though because I've been reading Audrey biographies and she keeps insisting that she was 'too tall' and was described always as the 'tall girl'. Not to suggest that 5ft 7 isnt tall, but its not exactly tall enough to warrant such mention.
balita said on 30/Jan/07
"Shows how people are blinded by celebrity and come away with these distorted views"
so true. Moreover, I doubt these passports tell lies... A shade under 5'7 is what's written, so why think any further :/
Anonymous said on 12/Jan/07
You people no nothing about height im 14 and im 5'3/5'4 and im not tall compared to a lot of other people!!
So 5'7 was not really considered tall. and Tall is not bad people are just to short these days . so forget that ..
and plus long legs are better than scroney short legged girls , she could have been a model ill say!!
I agree with Cliff!
Anonymous said on 5/Nov/06
I think people actually underestimate her height usually. She was quite tall, considering she grew up during World War II and was malnourished at the time. She was taller than a lot of the men back then. Very long-legged.
Drooperdoo said on 24/Sep/06
It's astonishing how people are so star-struck that they psychologically maginify a celebrity's height--as in the case of all the people claiming that Hepburn was 5'10''. She never claimed to be anything taller than 5'7''. I have no doubt that in high-heels she would be close to 5'10'', though. It's just mystifying that all these "5'10'' sightings" didn't take her footwear into account. Really bizarre. Shows how people are blinded by celebrity and come away with these distorted views.
Glenn said on 4/Sep/06
I saw her too.5-6.of course with age.
cicilolo said on 4/Sep/06
My teacher siad he saw Audrey Hepbutn in the late 1950's whiel he was cathcing a trian in New York,he said that she was VERY tall way more than 5'7. I know he he was exagerrating of course, he said she was 6'3. But he said again I say defintley because I was standing right like a foot behign her to be about 5'10. The same height as him.
ForensicNYC said on 8/May/06
Audrey K. Hepburn had several passports:
1988 UNITED NATIONS passport, Height: 5'6.5" (169 cm)
1982-1992 BRITISH passport, Height: 1.68m
1974-1984 BRITISH passport, Height: 5' 6.75"
1964-1974 BRITISH passport, Height: 5' 6.75"
1955-1965 BRITISH passport, Height: 5ft. 6-3/4in.
1946-1951 BRITISH Passport, Height: 5ft. 1in. (she had a growth spurt after the War)
Audrey's FIRST PASSPORT was in 1936...She was 4ft. and 4 inches.
Frank2 said on 7/May/06
Audrey was 5'7".
sf said on 6/May/06
Yea, not sure about her son's quote. If she was 5'10', then George Peppard was 6'3"! I love it when a plan comes together...
S said on 17/Mar/06
she always looks really tall in photos, maybe it's because she is skinny.
gyllenhaalic823 said on 7/Mar/06
she looked this tall in my fair lady. I was thinking, "wow she looks very VERY tall and isn't even wearing very high heels"
Editor Rob said on 28/Feb/06
Ah, I know where the 5ft 6.5 comes from...
She stated this height several times on her various passports...so from her own hand, she is 5ft 6.5 or 169cm!
These are reprinted in the biography by son Sean Hepburn Ferrer, who bizarelly had said '5ft 10' in that quote I found by him...
Rut said on 24/Feb/06
Hepburn was definitely 5 ft 7 and maybe one third(!)
I heard 5 6 3/4 in one source..but this was probably in her later years...
Cliff said on 23/Dec/05
She definitely wasn't this tall by any stretch....Only perhaps in heels.
CelebHeights Editor said on 22/Dec/05
Her son said: "She wasn't exactly small. She was 5ft 10in and looked more delicate on screen than she was in person."
sd said on 20/Sep/05
i read a bio on her, she was 5'6.5 110 lbs for most of her life. i think at the time, 5'7 was considered too tall to be a dancer unlike now
sf said on 6/Sep/05
Even Audrey Hepburn says she was 5'7". I remember reading an interview/article once where she said she was 5'7" and 120.
itziar said on 5/Sep/05
i'm sorry but i think she was taller. On every biography you can read she had to quit dancing ballet due to her height, and 5'7'' is perfect to a dancer (even at that time).