How tall is Joan Crawford ?

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Joan Crawford's height is 5ft 4in (163 cm)

American Actress known for Mildred Pierce, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane and Grand Hotel. From a 1925 movie weekly article/competition on 'naming a movie star', her description is given as "weighs 125 pounds, and is five feet five inches tall". She claimed 5ft 4 as her height and also said "I'm only five feet four and a half". In a 1931 Photoplay article it mentioned her height as 5ft 4, weight 110lbs and vital stats: 37-24.5-37. Shoe size 4D.

I Live My Life, Joan Crawford Wearing Evening Gown Designed by Adrian, 1935
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Sam says on 1/Dec/14
Yeah, that picture does look like Van Damme in Johnny Guitar...she was attractive, had a nice figure, in her late 1920s-early 30s roles despite unusual proportions, no surprise that she was a whole basket of crazy, though.
Arch Stanton says on 6/Mar/14
She had weird proportions. Really angular features. Watching Mildred Pierce and in the car with Jack Carson her face length/hair combined looked 3 inches longer than Jack Carson's head, and he was around 6'2". But as Sue says she wasn't over 5'4" and you could argue 5'3" range and had short legs. She had the face and demeanour of a 5'11" woman.
little sue says on 11/Feb/14
Just reading Donold Spotto's biog of Joan and he mentions a couple of times that she was 5ft 3.
little sue says on 31/Jan/14
LolOLOlololol Arch, best laugh of the week, won't be able to watch Joan now without thinking she gonna pull out a bottle of lager
Arch Stanton says on 30/Jan/14
Rob it occurred to me in watching Johnny Guitar how much she resembles Jean Claude Van Damme facially! Click Here Quite similar angular sort of features and around the eyes! Is it just me? Or maybe the Joker from Batman LOL.

She's a deceptive one alright. When she stands alone her angular features and frame give the illusion of her being a tall woman but when she's stood next to tall guys you can see she was 5'4" tops. It's surely quite rare for a woman as low as 5'4" to have that sort of tall look about them, but there are a few angular skinny woman like Victoria Beckham and Julianne Moore etc I suppose who can also look a lot taller than around 5'4 when stood alone in heels.
Arch Stanton says on 5/Sep/13
My bad, she was standing on a box and looks barely 2 inches taller. In one scene Joan is barefoot and Norma is in heels and she's a bit shorter than a heeled Norma. Could be 5'3" range if Norma is as low as 5'1..
Arch Stanton says on 5/Sep/13
Odd but she looks 6 inches taller than Norma Shearer in The Women and looks like 5'6" or 5'7".
Robby D says on 3/Oct/12
I am reading a biography entitled "Possessed. The Life of Joan Crawford" By Donald Spoto. In the introduction, Joan Crawford is described as being just over five feet in height. In the first chapter in 1925, she is described as being 5'3" and 140 pounds, which she knew was too much for her small frame. I am only at the beginning of the book so I have no doubt she must have lost weight as she always looked very slim in all the films I saw her in.

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