How tall is Karen Gillan

Karen Gillan's Height

5ft 10in (178 cm)

Scottish Actress best known for playing companion Amy Pond in BBC's TV series Doctor Who. In film she played Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy. Karen mentioned n Fabulous magazine "I'm 5ft 11in and I spent two years working as a model. I don't have any major issues with my body", although on The Conan O'Brien show said her height was 5ft 10. These Photos are from 2011's LFCC. She had about an inch more footwear than us.

Karen Gillan is tall
5ft 8 Rob, 5ft 8 Jenny with Karen

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charlie said on 7/May/16
Ok i just read that she is wearing 2 inch boots here. And Rob is 5' 8" she appears 2 inches taller than Rob there for she is no way near 5' 10 not unless she is wearing boots. My license says i am 5 foot 10. I can wear Cow boy boots with a 3 inch left and tell people i am 6 foot 3 but in reality i am still 5' 10. Her actual height without shoes is 5' 8". So i will say she is 5' 8"
R said on 13/Feb/16
@Jane I agree, she looked similar height to Zoe Saldanna (listed at 169cm on this site). power of camera angles lol.
Jane said on 12/Nov/15
She didn't look taller than Zoe in guardians. She does look huge!
5'11.33 said on 7/Nov/15
Considering her head is pointing down a bit in both of those pictures id say close to 5'10 is a nice estimate Rob good job
The Dutch Guy said on 15/Oct/15
Damn! She's the true mix of cute and hot!
PatBat said on 9/Aug/15
Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth) is the tallest women I've ever seen 6 foot 3 inches
Axaros said on 5/Jul/15
woo she's delicious!
NBAer said on 7/Jun/15
178 looks about right,if she didn't tilt her head she would look 180,but take off footwear advantage and at worst she could be nearer 177(177.5 perhaps?).Also,that's gotta be the sexiest redhead i've seen,along with hazel eyes,she's pretty stunning!
Mid190s said on 23/Apr/15
Did you go in, Rob? Was it bigger on the inside? TARDIS...obvioudly
[Editor Rob: I think it was just a kind of false 1/3rd 'front'. To be frank, if I was photographing it I'd have placed Karen right beside the Tardis so both people have it behind them and then shot all photos in portrait to get most of the tardis in...]
shawn said on 19/Mar/15
177cm looks more like it
irshgrl500 said on 7/Mar/15
lala says on 1/Dec/14 said that 5'9" for Northern European women, is not uncommon. Well, I'm in agreement with A6'1Guy. If lala is implying that 5'9" is the average height for Northern European women, then that's not accurate. Also data is reported in generational portions. Thus, surveys that were dated from 2006-2010, are not outdated, even in 2015 because 12 years is considered a full generation.
The average height for women ages 20-85 in Norway, is 5'5.5"; in Sweden the average height for women ages 20-74 is, 5'5"; in Denmark the average height for women ages 20-49 is, 5'6.5" (this would likely be lower if women over 49 were included). Lastly, in the Netherlands, the average height for women over age 20 is, 5'6". While the average height for Northern European women is 1.5"-2" greater than those of the average height of US women (54.5), it is no where near 5'9".
Thomas said on 8/Feb/15
What would a legit 6'1" man look like standing next to her, Rob?
[Editor Rob: her eyes would be at their mouth very likely and appear maybe 2cm over the man's eyebrows.]
A6'1Guy said on 7/Feb/15
@lala "I'm certain than in northern Europe 5'9 isn't that uncommon for women"
Just because it isn't uncommon does not mean it's the average, also, where are you getting this statistic from?
BGee said on 17/Dec/14
i think 5'10 is spot on, she was just a bit under Arthur and Matt while on DW and she only passes them up while in heels.
Crash said on 3/Dec/14
@SamL94, I really doubt she's that heavy. I'm almost certain that she'd be below 130lb.

@lala, in Germany, Netherlands or Scandinavia you could be right. But with an average of about 5'5" for young women (about right for Europe as a whole, as well as America), it is somewhere around 5% 5'9" or taller.

And this is certainly the case in the UK, where this actress is from. Don't apply the northern European "standard" to everywhere else.
lala said on 1/Dec/14
@Angelaa which country are you talking about? I'm certain than in northern Europe 5'9 isn't that uncommon for women...Those statistics are likely outdated or even inaccurate. Also, the height between what someone considers average and tall would be "borderline".
Angelaa said on 6/Oct/14
@miko.....There is no Borderline. 5ft10 is tall for a woman. Only 5% of women are 5ft9 or taller.
miko said on 2/Oct/14
I think she is borderline tall for a woman.

When you start getting into the 5'10/5'11 range you push the solid 6'0 guys for height and can hold your own against most men. In big heels she'd be 6'2 range.

I'm 6'0 and work with a 5'11 girl and I'll always make that extra effort when she walks past to stand that little bit taller!
SamL94 said on 22/Sep/14
@moonlight- How accurate would you say that is? Because on other websites I have read that she is 140lbs.
moonlight said on 19/Sep/14
@SamL94 On the weight page rob said 125 range.
SamL94 said on 14/Sep/14
How much does she weigh?
TJE said on 12/Sep/14
@ M.P.
Eye-to-eyebrow is at least 1.5 cm, so 180.9-1.5= 179.4. Take away her shoes, 179.4-2.5=176.9. So that makes her about 5'9.5-9.75.
Bishop said on 25/Aug/14
Looks more 177 cm considering her footwear advantage.
Crash said on 23/Aug/14
I agree Sam, very few women can pull it off, and she isn't one of them. She's much better with the longer hair.
Sam said on 19/Aug/14
Obviously she's attractive but cue-ball bald is not a good look for any girl IMO. I know that she was wearing a wig at a few conventions before she pulled it off at Comic Con. Respect her commitment to the role and glad her hair is growing back!
M.P. said on 16/Aug/14
Okay, just to clear up the confusion... she is 5'10" BAREFOOT. In thick-sole shoes, she is 5'11". I am 5'10.5" barefoot and come up to 5'11.25" in normal sneakers. She is almost eye-to-eye with me when we met during the Guardians of the Galaxy promotion and I was just a tiny-bit taller than her, eye-to-eyebrow with her. (And at the time, I wasn't even aware of her as I'm not a Doctor Who fan.)
Crash said on 2/Jul/14
Nice looking girl, I enjoyed her on Dr Who. Another one to put in the "attractive redheads" list.

Yes, I think that she's closer to 5'10" than 5'11".
mike said on 29/Jun/14
Karen Gilian's Height is 5ft 10.25 (178 cm)

she'd probabley be 5ft 11 flat in the morning. 5ft 10.25 at night and just doesn't bother adding the quarter in her
height.
Guy said on 12/Jun/14
Looks like 177-78
Tony .V said on 29/Apr/14
yeaaaaaaaaaa Jenny got the Supernatural Shirt!!!!!!
John said on 26/Apr/14
@Jk just letting you know a lot of people say they're heights they're not. She does look tall next to 5'11" Matt Smith but she's shorter.
Peyman said on 21/Apr/14
she looks a solid 179 on the pics
considering the heels, then 5ft 9.5in is what she really is
& lol at 5ft 11in
Giulio said on 7/Apr/14
Jk says on 2/Mar/14
She is 5' 11". It's not me saying it. That is what SHE says. I don't understand a lot of the comments here. If she looks tall it's like so many try to explain it away by saying it's only because she is wearing heels. I have to wonder if the issue is really just that guys who like her don't want their fantasy girl to be taller than they are?

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She has 1 inch more footwear, does she look 4 inches taller ? 5'10 is right
K said on 4/Mar/14
She looks 5'11 to me. I love the color of her hair!
Jk said on 2/Mar/14
She is 5' 11". It's not me saying it. That is what SHE says. I don't understand a lot of the comments here. If she looks tall it's like so many try to explain it away by saying it's only because she is wearing heels. I have to wonder if the issue is really just that guys who like her don't want their fantasy girl to be taller than they are?
J.Lee said on 24/Feb/14
Rob is she wearing heels here?
[Editor Rob: boots near 2 inches]
NICOLE<3:DD said on 14/Jan/14
Wow she looks stunning:D
cloud said on 1/Jan/14
Hey Rob on a website they say that she is 140 lbs do you think that is possible ?
[Editor Rob: seems under that]
Adrian said on 1/Jan/14
looks 176cm
Dalai Lama said on 10/Aug/13
177 and perfect :)
Arch Stanton said on 5/Aug/13
Yeah Rob I think he could be rounding down. The thing is if you hide Karen in that pic he looks like he could be 6'1"-6'2" but when you see Karen here next to you who we know the height of exactly and then she her in clumpy boots in comparison next to him he looks about as much 6 ft 3 as Ryan McPartlin does. He makes her look quite small and she's a 5 ft 10 lady in clumpy boots who'll look nothing but tall compared to the vast majority of blokes.
Arsenalforever said on 22/Jul/13
The utterly beautiful Karen is, indeed, 5ft10. Another one dead on, Rob. This is clearly seen with the recent Comic-Con shots. And, yes, to agree with Arch below, I give Lee Pace 6-4 (at least). He clearly has a couple of inches on the other taller guys.
Arch Stanton said on 21/Jul/13
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Gone for the skinhead look.. Rob, do you think that Lee Pace guy looks more than 6'3" here? He looks nearer 6'5" to me if she's 5'10".
[Editor Rob: he can definitely look 6ft 4 range, although maybe she's a little further and it adds to his height.

he is a guy who might be like say paul bettany and is close to 6ft 4 but just rounds down to 6ft 3...maybe I'll give him 6ft 3 and 3/4.]
teej said on 10/Jul/13
She looks 5ft11 to me dont forget shes slouching more than rob, im 6'1 and slouch a lot and thats how i look in pictures next to my 5ft10 dad.
[Editor Rob: for her to be 5ft 11 she should have looked nearly 6ft as she had more footwear, but she never looked that tall.]
a ginger. said on 5/Jul/13
Some of you say she looks shorter but she's pretty tall compared to Matt if you see her stand next to him. And he's 5' 11". She did modeling before (and maybe currently) Doctor Who so I'd imagine she's about 5'10". Either way she''s beautiful! Ginger pride!
Average weight said on 21/Jun/13
Looks around 5'9.
LeBron6 said on 1/Apr/13
5'9.5". dought she'd measure out to a full 5'10'
Pi. said on 11/Mar/13
From the pics. and your comment, I think she's about 5ft 9, 5ft 9 no more. :)
Balrog said on 9/Feb/13
She looks gorgeous. And tall.
afka9 said on 5/Feb/13
typical 177-178 cm woman
Elijah said on 28/Jan/13
@Blinky: I'd say somewhere around 120lb? It can be hard to tell though as I am only 130 at 6' myself (male btw) but don't look particularly skinny.

I always heard 5'11" for her and my sister always got pissed because she knew that she just wasn't that tall. lol
Blinky said on 21/Jan/13
How much does she weigh though?
Doink said on 29/Dec/12
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Said she was 5-foot-10 on Conan O'Brian about 3 months ago.
[Editor Rob: glad she came out with the truth!]
someone said on 17/Dec/12
wow this is weird, she looks 5'5-5'7 on doctor who!
Arch Stanton said on 15/Dec/12
She looks so much like Isla Fisher, just 10 inches taller!
Steven said on 13/Dec/12
perhaps matt smith should be 6'0.5
Tall Joey said on 19/Nov/12
Im seeing a 5'10'' here.
tom said on 14/Oct/12
5-10 looks right imo.
reecey said on 16/Sep/12
she looks 6ft comparing to matt smith
[Editor Rob: she's easily an inch smaller than matt in person, Matt when he stands at his tallest really does look around 182cm]
Jen said on 13/Jun/12
Pretty good picture of her online walking with Matt Smith. She looks taller than him, and she's only wearing trainers. Tried to include the web address to the photo but your site didn't like it so I couldn't. Wasn't a bad website address...online encyclopedia.
theblacklab said on 11/Jun/12
I always thought she was average height on Doctor Who, but I see know that she's not! Beautiful girl however, whether she be 5'4"-5'5" (like I thought she was) or 5'10"-5'11".
henry said on 11/Feb/12
realy very interesting I thought she is only 5'5 :)
Silent d said on 19/Jan/12
178cm easy. She was about the same height as gerard butler in 4 inch heels. I was surprised how tall she was. Not a dr who fan but it might be worth watching now.
Editor rob said on 9/Dec/11
Saw her at glasgow airport today in boots nearer to my own sneaker size and you know she didn't look 179, i'd say 178 might be nearer.
Shaun said on 25/Nov/11
Stunning, like a tall Isla Fisher
LAN Jiao said on 21/Nov/11
She is not under 5'10.5 physically obviously.. an easily stand out tall girl on screen.
Physics Enemy said on 19/Nov/11
I haven't changed my mind on this one, she's as listed. Even though she's got a footwear advantage she's dropping quite a lot of height in posture/lean. I think she'd have an inch on me, or near enough. Look at her with Jenny.

Yes agreed Lan Jiao, she's close to 5' 11", a fair 179 afternoon/evening. I've noticed a pattern Rob where I think you get women's heights spot on but upgrade male heights. I agree with you on nearly every female height but disagree with many of the male heights. Why do you think that is?
[Editor Rob: I don't know, I try to be fair to both sexes.]
random guy said on 7/Nov/11
Rob were you there when she sung california girls? found that clip on youtube!
[Editor Rob: that was same event but I only saw a few minute of her talk from a distance as it was a 'paid' talk.]
Godred said on 3/Nov/11
5`10 max,probably 5`9.
LAN Jiao said on 25/Oct/11
Physic frame taller than 5'11 claim taylor swift. Her small face can make her look taller than screen. She can be 179-180 no problem
Mr. Tempus said on 24/Sep/11
she looks 5'9.75
Dean 5ft 9.25 said on 10/Sep/11
She looks 5'10 judging on where her head is.
But she has near inch more footware so that puts her down to 5'9. However losing an inch due to lean so Id say 5'10 range. Possibly 179cm but Id personally guess 177-178cm still a tall woman.
Hullywood said on 10/Sep/11
I said it one times, i say it again now: Yeah, she looks taller, like 1.79m. But WITH shoes on. Without he is maybe slightly taller then Rob.
Plump said on 7/Sep/11
174-175cm
Josh B said on 7/Sep/11
In a new Doctor Who episode she looked an inch shorter than Darvill, maybe 0.75 at the least. However footwear is an issue i can't help with. If Arthur is 5'11 then she's probably not much over 5'10.
Milky said on 6/Sep/11
176cm, looks taller with heels.
thorterr said on 5/Sep/11
you should have gone to specsavers wide not tall
Vegas said on 5/Sep/11
Wide not tall says on 4/Sep/11
I would say more in the 5'8 range
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watch any episode of doctor who with her in it and for sure she looks taller than 5'8, often taller than most men in that series
Wide not tall said on 4/Sep/11
I would say more in the 5'8 range, she just seems taller due to her frame and boots, even her hair is givin her a bit more height. In fact, most women never make it to 5'8+. Many may seem taller due to body frames, heels, lifts and hair as well.
super mario said on 4/Sep/11
@satchy says on 2/Sep/11
tall but not handsome.
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i cant stop laughing.
like @alex3 said Gorgeous tall redhead = heaven
Legend said on 3/Sep/11
Looks 5'9 to me if she's wearing boots in the photo.
A said on 3/Sep/11
Satchy, "not handsome"? she's very pretty IMO.
Physics Enemy said on 2/Sep/11
She's a tall girl who is slouching in the photos. She's as listed.
Hansen said on 2/Sep/11
179cm sound right. she can also look 180cm range. in her modeling shot 5ft11 was spoted.
J.J. said on 1/Sep/11
Weak 5'10" Rob! I put her at 5'9.8" considering she looks a strong 182cm in her boots! Rob why does a near 5'10" woman think she is 5'11"?
[Editor Rob: she might have measured once in a sneaker or something 5ft 11 and claimed it.]
Cranberries (18m, 193cm) said on 1/Sep/11
@the shredder: Only without any of the voluptuousness... She's tall and pretty though, certainly. Not quite "very tall" I would say.
Lebensdorf said on 31/Aug/11
Don't usually like redheads, but I'd sure like to measure her, so to speak.
random guy said on 31/Aug/11
I'd say 5'10ish if darvill and smith are both 5'11. Besides she is gorgeous! I would love to meet her :)
the shredder said on 31/Aug/11
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A said on 30/Aug/11
Okay so if I account for the stooping posture, I suppose this listing is correct afterall.
thorterr said on 30/Aug/11
4,000 miles yes but its ok rob will pay for your flight
the shredder said on 30/Aug/11
She is like the human Jessica Rabbit
thorterr said on 30/Aug/11
im saying 5ft 10 she always seems shorter than 5ft 11 darvill and 5ft 11.5 smith
thorterr said on 30/Aug/11
mamun you have togo to inverness in scotland and go to a pub called 'johnny fox's as karen is from inverness thats thee best pub togo there and well she will know alt of women that go in there and there always gorgeous,thats scottish lassies for u
Triplescrew said on 29/Aug/11
5'10" range, on the weak side given footwear
Dean 5ft 9.25 said on 29/Aug/11
Shes stooping so she could be taller than that. Id say she looks 5'10.5 but you say bigger footware? if so possibly 178cm 5'10 flat but definetly a tall girl lol.
Proper gorgeous girl not suprised mamun is sad lol. Id go for her even though she has an inch of so on me ;)
Mamun said on 29/Aug/11
ROB , I am sooooooooooooooo " SAD " !

Regards

SUPERMUN
[Editor Rob: yeah, many a man is sad with that!

but there is a woman out there for you Mamun, you just got to keep looking and talking with them.]
Editor Rob said on 29/Aug/11
She's already taken I'm afraid Mamun!
Mamun said on 28/Aug/11
ROB , if I asked her out do you think she would have said " YES " or a " NO " ?

REGARDS

SUPERMUN
Anon said on 28/Aug/11
Looks 5'10 flat when you take off the near 1 inch advantage for her.
Wide not tall said on 28/Aug/11
I agree with A, she only looks taller due to boots as well as her frame. She's near 5'9 than 5'10 or 11.
richinkle said on 28/Aug/11
ps...she has a pleasant smile and looks like a very friendly woman.
richinkle said on 28/Aug/11
That sounds about right. She is hunching in both pictures. If she were holding her head up straight, she would appear a good 3"+ taller than you and Jenny.

Regarding the small head comment - I don't believe she has a small head, but like most women, her face, especially her chin, is smaller than a man's. The top of her head actually looks larger than average.
Kian said on 28/Aug/11
5'10-5'11 looks right for definate.
Larc 6 ft 1.75 in said on 28/Aug/11
Considering that the boots are pretty thick she can't be over 5'10 flat, but she's bending a lot in both the pics, so 5'10.5 is a good estimate. She would've been 5'11 with a longer head.
Alex said on 28/Aug/11
"I don't have any major issues with my body"

Obviously not... *swoon*
DrJJ said on 28/Aug/11
Wow! Clearly height really is the only attribute you need to be a model!
A said on 28/Aug/11
I think Hullywood has a point, minus the boots and there wouldn't be that much a difference between you and her, Rob. I'd say she's closer to 5'9" barefoot. Another Taylor Swift case (and by that I mean another girl claiming to be 5'11" when she's no taller than 5'9".)
Ram said on 28/Aug/11
She is just an inch taller than you Rob.
Josh B said on 28/Aug/11
Is it me Rob, or does she have a really small head? :)
Josh B said on 28/Aug/11
@Hullywood
Anyone can see that there is more than 0.8inch between her and Rob, that's the footwear advantage she had.
Hullywood said on 27/Aug/11
Ron, she doestn look 5foot10 with boots, she doestn even look 5foot9 with boots.
She is your heigh, just the boots make her taller.

The size difference between you and her is nothing. What you see is the difference because the boots.
miko said on 27/Aug/11
Is that Karen's phone number in your top pocket Rob? ;)

She does look a tall woman, but your right she's not a full 5'11.
miko said on 7/Aug/11
Ok Rob. If you've seen her then I'll take your word for it as your always a good estimator.

Would that lower Matt Smith aswell? Maybe he is just a flat 5'11 afterall.
[Editor Rob: I watched the last 6 episodes again and think darvill is more 5ft 11, smith does loo 5ft 11 range, and gillan can appear shorter than both.]
miko said on 6/Aug/11
Why the downgrade Rob?

Wasn't she at 5'11?
[Editor Rob: I saw her and she had about .6 I think more footwear, maybe .7 but I didn't think she looked like a five eleven and a half woman, which she would have if five eleven and with footwear advantage if you understand.]
Bobo said on 13/May/11
Matt smith happens to be 6ft
lou said on 7/May/11
on doctor who she appeared at least 1 inch shorter than 5'10.5'' Lily Cole

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