How tall is Audrey Hepburn ?

Home :: About  Latest :: Comments :: Top 50 

Audrey Hepburn's Height is 5ft 6.5in (169 cm)

Belgian born Actress best known for roles in films like Breakfast at Tiffany's, My Fair Lady, Sabrina, Charade and Roman Holiday. She stated her height on her passports as being 169cm or 5ft 6.5/6.75.

how tall is audrey hepburn
By Paramount (Bud Fraker), via Wikimedia Commons
Comment on the Height of Audrey Hepburn

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.
Mon said on 16/May/14
Audrey Hepburn was a strong 5'7''. With Astaire in Funny face

Click Here
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.
Mon 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
Click Here

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!
Mon said on 6/May/14
Click Here

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.
Mon 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''.
[Editor Rob: With a little more heel than Peck she is still at the end of his nose...I think the almost 5ft 7 she claimed is pretty fair. ]
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"
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 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).

Heights are barefeet estimates, derived from quotations, official websites, agency resumes, in person encounters with actors at conventions and pictures/films.

Other vital statistics like weight, shoe or bra size measurements have been sourced from newspapers, books, resumes or social media.

Celebrity Fan Photos and Agency Pictures of stars are © to their respective owners.