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Keira Knightley's Height is 5ft 7in (170 cm)

British actress best known for roles in Pirates of the Caribbean, Bend it Like Beckham and Jack Ryan. She says in the Sunday Mirror magazine in July 2004 after meeting Natalie Portman, "There is a huge height difference. I'm 5ft 7 and she's 5ft 3"

Kiera and Carey Mulligan
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Comment on the Height of Keira Knightley

Just met her yesterday said on 15/Nov/15
I live in NYC and went to see Therese Raquin and got her to sign my playbill yesterday. She looks just as beautiful in real life. I'd say she's only around my height though (5'5"). She is definitely not 5'7". I think most celebrities lie and add 2 inches to their height.
Az said on 10/Oct/15
I have posted here that I met her at the Ivy in LA years back and she was about 5'3". And again re: the pic with felicity jones. I correct myself...just returned from Paris FW and my sister and I met her again. She and my sister talked for a while, my sister is 5'4" and Keira was exact height. She is actually 5'4 not 5'3"!
d said on 1/Jul/15
funny how her inseam is short yet short white guys tend to have short legs in proportion to their height....white guys that are 5-7 tend to have an inseam under 30 which looks odd
Zarrin said on 26/Jun/15
She is definitely lying! Compare her height to Ellen DeGeneres (who is supposed to be 5'6.5 on this website), bearing in mind that Keira knightly is only a little taller than her in about 5 inch heels, whereas Ellen is just wearing trainers. I think Keira is about 5'3 to be honest.
az said on 16/Nov/14
with 5'2.5" Felicity jones. keira is 5'4 max
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Radd said on 11/Nov/14
Looks like a weak 5'6 to me

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177cmGuy said on 30/Oct/14
Yeah 5'7 looks right. Back in 1999 when she was 14 she played Natalie portman's double in one of those star wars films. They must have been the same height around then.
anon said on 23/Oct/14
she looks 3in shorter than 5'7 James Mcavoy in atonement when she's barefoot and he has shoes on.
GungAlba said on 11/Oct/14
She is obviously lying about her height she is smaller than someone who is 5ft tall with no heels while wearing heels that increase her height by about 6 inches. so to my calculations she must be about 4ft 6inches, which is so tiny GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GungAlba said on 9/Oct/14
she is 5ft 7inch with heels on, so she must be around 5ft 1-5inch
stan said on 4/Oct/14
i suppose shes 5'7, maybe a bit under now that ive seen more photos of her. She is thin framed, but she has short arms and legs though. strange body proportions.
someone said on 9/Sep/14
I think she is shorter than 5'7.

The actor she is with is usually listed as 5'9-5'10 (could be shorter than that):
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ap said on 20/Jul/14
Keira KNightly in big heels next to 5'8(ish) alexa chung in flats: Keira is 5'5" or shorter

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Pinky said on 6/Jul/14
Keira with Alexa Chung
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Alexa is in flats and Keira wearing high heels:
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for me she is around 5'5"
Realist said on 10/May/14
I think 169 is perfect. Carey Mulligan is 166-167 her heels are aggressively large. Her husband is about 174-175.
divincodino92 said on 3/Apr/14
could be 168, Rob?
chrissss said on 21/Mar/14
her 5'9 husband looks 3 inches taller than her, 5'6
littlesue said on 18/Feb/14
She has extra long body and very short legs, I'd say her legs were like someone of an equally proportioned 5ft 2/3 girl. Can't see her being anything under 5ft 6.
thatgirl said on 18/Feb/14
I really like her appearance, her height is perfect for a woman but i don't think that she's 170 cm. Look at her and James Mcavoy, according to James height (170 cm ) i think Keira's height is 165-166. her slim body makes her look taller. of course she isn't short, as i said her height and body is perfect but let's be honest,her height isn't 170 cm.
Just said on 27/Dec/13
She's 5'7 just like me. This height makes me sometimes look short and sometimes look tall.
There is nothing wrong with her proportions. Everyone has different proportions. Some have long legs, some have a slim waist. Each frame has it's own charm.
Slr said on 28/Nov/13
She looks pretty tall but i think her legs are very very short for her height. She doesn't have good proportions
Silent d said on 16/Oct/13
Slightly taller than 169cm carey mulligan. 170cm. Lion your claim of 162cm is ridiculous.
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Lion said on 5/Sep/13
You should know the truth: Keira is 162 cms. During the film festival in Rome I met Johnny Depp and other actors (like brad pitt..)and he is nothing more than 170 cms. Orlando Bloom that is 173 cms (I'm talking about Orlando thanks to my study with photos of Johnny e Orlando's height) has been Keira's boyfriend, and if you see the photos of her and him walking on the street you will give me reason! She is 13-15 cm (the photos in which they have very low shoes, like barefoot) shorter than him!
The true said on 5/May/13
Actually she's 5'7
James said on 5/Feb/13
WOW I thought she was 5'9 or 5'10. Her slim figure makes her look taller.
5\'7\" short said on 25/Jan/13
I'm 5'7" (~172) tall and considered as short here in sweden since the average length here is at least 5'8", (174 cm). And I actually do see myself as short, but also that its quite an agreeable length to be. Not tall, not short.
logan noll 1996 said on 7/Oct/12
Looked 5'7 next to Johnny Depp. I'm currently 5'7 so her and I are eye-to-eye. I'm supposed to reach a peak of 6'4. If I reach that, I better start learning to look down at a lot of people. Anyways, 5'7 sounds right for Keira. She seems honest about her claim.
Silent d said on 5/Oct/12
5 foot 7.
Alexa said on 12/Aug/12
To the person saying 5ft7 isn't tall, don't be stupid! 5'7 is well above average height for a woman and while it's not as tall as 5'10 it certainly isn't regarded as short by any means!
5'7 women can look just as statuesque as those a few inches taller than them plus they can reach a good 5'11 in heels, I wouldn't say that's 'short' seeing it's taller than most men.
Q said on 9/Aug/12
5'5". People who have met Natalie Portman put her around 5'1" at best. If you look at photos of Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan together wearing similar heels, they are the same height. People who have met Carey Mulligan put her at 5'5". It seems the first thing you learn in the business is to add 2 inches to your actual height. It would be more accurate to quote Keira Knightley talking about how she towers over most actresses in Hollywood.
Attila _194cm. said on 24/Jan/12
Somewhere i read 5'8.5(174) but i knew immediately that was false.I think 5'7 is right for her.
Audra said on 20/Sep/07
I'd definately say she's arround 5'7 I met her at the POTC 2 premiere and I'm 5'5, she was super nice, and really tall but I'm chalking that up to the heels she was wearing.
2good2btru said on 28/Aug/07
Ending the debate right here-I was NY last year and asked for her to sign a mag for me(she was with this really skinny guy)-she did-she was really nice, she said I had nice blue eyes-hers are dark brown. Anyway I am 5"9, my sis was with me she is 5"7 and was wearing flats-so was sis was an inch taller os so. BAM! Debate over. Keira is a def 5"6. BTW Jonny Dep is about 5"7 no way that gut is 5"10-no way.
not tall not short said on 29/Jul/07
FYI: people can have additional vertebrae (thoracic region), giving the 'long torso' many of you comment on. It elongates the form as well. Keira is one of the most beautiful faces around. She isn't short either, and is modelling in all the top ads in top fashion magazines very successfully. Yes... she has it all! She is also young and has a couple years of growth left, so don't be surprised if she says she is 5'8" because all of us continue to grow into our early 20s and growth spurts are unpredictable.
Alex said on 22/May/07
She was down to around 100lbs I read last summer or the summer before that. 100lbs or 105 or even 110lbs at 5'7 is skinny but I think she looks ok though.
And she does look all 5'7 though.
Alice said on 22/May/07
In interview with "Cosmopolitan" Keira said she was 169 cm tall.
Editor Rob said on 16/May/07
She said her weight, "I am 5'7" and weigh only 110 lbs"
Soya said on 29/Apr/07
SHE'S 5'7 . Stop Saying She's Around 5'5 .. She's 5'7.
The Part when she was kissing Johnny Depp In POC. He Was A Lil Bit Taller.
She's Definitely 5'7.
Anonymous said on 21/Apr/07
i met her! we both were wearing flats! i am 5ft 4 and she was huge compared to me! at least 3 to 4 inches taller! i think she's 5ft 7. and she was simply stunning!
me said on 7/Mar/07
also look in pride and prejudice you can see her side body profile alot and it displays a long torso and also a slightly longer than normal neck.she juts her chin forwards alot.a definite 5'7 but appear shorter because of she is upper body long/w short legs
Anonymous said on 19/Feb/07
she looks 5'7 because in pirates of the Caribbean 1 shes only a little bit shorter than johnny depp who is, what? 5'10? and she says herself she is 5'7! why would she lie?
gina said on 13/Feb/07
all the people that have met claim she is around 5' around that height and as im quite skinny i look longer and leaner.
Alex said on 13/Feb/07
Keira Knightley does have a disproportionately longer torso in comparison to her legs. She may be 5'7", but she's top-long. You can see some pictures on the Internet where she has her legs curled next to her body. A person with long legs will usually have the top of their knees reach at or above their shoulders (most runway models, in fact, actually go even above their shoulders). Hers top out way below her shoulders. And if you see images of her standing (preferably with shorts on, for full perspective) you can tell her torso is longer than her body.

Incidentally, Natalie Portman is also similarly proportioned (aka Denise Austin-"low butt"-to-ground, albeit she is shorter.
kim said on 6/Feb/07
i dont understand why people are saying "she looked short in this photo i saw in this magazine blah blah blah" - how can you even TELL from a picture?!
Gotxo said on 6/Feb/07
She's the kind of person that for some reason looks taller than she is, as , for
an instance, Logan's run Michael York.

I've always wondered if she's the classical intermediate value like 5' 7.5" a rounds down. Or maybe it's onlyy that she's incredible skinny (50Kg?
Glenn said on 6/Feb/07
I wish I could be more informative but I never met Keira.I think your right Alex.
Anonymous said on 5/Feb/07
if kate beckinsale is 5ft 7, keira is 5ft6.
Alex said on 5/Feb/07
Glenn, thats what I was saying when I see someone 4-5 inches shorter than me its a big difference to me as I'm pretty much towering over them. I can see over the top of someone who is 5'8 and my eye level comes to the top of someone who is 5'8.5. And my eye level is a good 4.5 inches from the top of my head and I'm 6'0.5.

I'd say Keira could be 5'7 but her skinny frame can make her appear taller but 5'7 is very possible still, 5'3 I could agree with for Natalie, 5'2 at the very shortest. What does Keira weigh? I read 100lbs in a recent magazine but that estimate may not be the most accurate though. But for someone 5'7 100lbs is pretty light. She doesn't look bad to me though.
Glenn said on 15/Jan/07
I agree.thats a HUGE difference.and I agree that Portman might be shorter.
Alex said on 14/Jan/07
She says 5'7 and 5'3 is a huge different and she's right for the most part. Some people will say 4-5 inches is a small difference and I have to disagree. Thats a big difference. And Portman isn't even 5'3 from what I hear. A little less most say. When I am near someone 5'8 I'm in between 4 and 5 inches taller and I feel like I'm basically towering over them.
Rob, when you see someone 4-5 inches taller than you don't you feel towered over? I do.

Keira I believe is 5'7 though. What do you think Glenn?
Coffecakes said on 7/Jan/07
Saw a documentary on telly called Skinny Celebrities and Keira was in it - they had some diet expert on who stated her height at 5'6 and weighing in at about 110lbs!!
She doesn't appear to be a solid 5'7.
Rose said on 2/Jan/07
She doesn't quite seem to be 5'7, about 5'5 to 5'6 is right. She is teeny miny next to 6 ft plus Cilve Owen in King Arthur and next to her 6'0 ft boyfriend even shorter. I guess she looks tall becase of her slim frame.
Lara said on 30/Dec/06
Keira is about 5'5" TOPS. A friend of mine met her in London, and my friend is dead on 5'7, and she was barefoot and Keira was in flats when they met and she said Keira was 5'5 tops. No more, and no less.
James said on 4/Dec/06
Keira certainly looked all of 5'7" in Bend it Like Beckham. She was one of the tallest girls on the team. It's weird, though, I always thought she was taller. Her torso is really long compared to her legs!
Anonymous said on 15/Nov/06
I think 5'7" sounds reasonable, wouldn't say under 5'6" and maybe somewhere between the two. In Pirates of the Caribeean, barefoot on the beach Johnny Depp was barely taller than her.
Viper652 said on 6/Oct/06
5-6 1/2 Id say.
Bob said on 5/Oct/06
to me Keira really looks 5-7.Sometimes she looks taller, but she also wears high heels.
if you ask me, 5-7 sounds realistic. so, i would give her a 5-7.
sarah said on 13/Sep/06
there's a behind the scenes video of the vanity fair shoot, where keira and scarlett both posed nude. in the one scene where they're standing nearish eachother, keira looks only a little bit taller than scarlett. sooo, 5'5? 5'6?
Chelsealova said on 11/Sep/06
hey Anonymous, i think she was wearing high shoes, so she must be 5'6 or something like that without shoes.
kiera said on 9/Sep/06
keira is 166 cm
kiera said on 9/Sep/06
keira is 166 cm
Anonymous said on 8/Sep/06
hey chelsealova- did u see what shoes she was wearing? 5'9" seems a lot for keira really and if she really is only 7st 10lbs then that would make her super skinny- which she is i suppose...
Chelsealova said on 5/Sep/06
No way I met her on a West Ham - Chelsea match and im 5'9 without shoes and she was bout the same or just bigger 6ft
alice said on 30/Aug/06
i just read somewhere that she was 5'7" and only 7st 10lbs- she's always looked v. thin to me so perhaps this height is right cos i'm same height and 9st 7lbs and with about the two stone difference thats probs the right kinda stature.
Jen said on 8/Aug/06
She looks pretty tall, about 5'6 - 5'7 i've always thought.
kitty said on 25/Jul/06
in that picture she is way higher than his chin and also she is mid stride where as he is at his tallest extent. id say 5 7 easily
Glenn said on 17/Jul/06
Very accurate.
Anonymous said on 16/Jul/06
I'd put her (barefoot) , at exactly 5'6 1/2". This is the most accurate size
glow said on 2/Jul/06
Anonymous says on 29/Jun/06
"She isn't much taller than 5'2" reese witherspoon"

Rubbish! She's at least 4-5 inches taller in that picture!

jen said on 1/Jul/06
she looks significantly taller than reese in those photos!
Anonymous said on 29/Jun/06
She isn't much taller than 5'2" reese witherspoon
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Anonymous said on 31/May/06
Saw her too. I thought 5'4'
Fan said on 7/May/06
rosamund pike was 2 inches taller than her in Pride & Prejudice so that makes keira 5'6
flems said on 1/May/06
Saw her at an afterhours bar/gallery in London's East End in late November and she was 5' 5" TOPS. I would say more accurately 5' 4". Re: Kelly Ripa - who I saw at The Candy Kitchen in Bridhgehampton, LI three months ago, she is lucky to be 5' 1".
Alex said on 22/Apr/06
I think she's 5'7. Her skinny build may make her appear a bit taller.
me said on 19/Apr/06
you can look and see the girl isn't shorter than 5'6.If you look at people like hilary duff and jessica simpson,rachel bilson who are all like 5'3-5'4 tops) and lindsay lohan and ashlee simpson (who are like maybe 5'5)keira looks taller than all of them.she has a long neck which may make her look taller but to say she is anything shorter than 5'6 is ridiculous.If Alexis Bledel is like 5'6 Keira would have to be 5'6 or if not 5'7.I believe she is 5'7 look at Eva Pigford.Even Keira standing next to Olrando Bloom she is definitely like 5'7 or at least 5'6.
Anon said on 28/Mar/06
Many of you, not all, are forgetting that female celebrities mostly wear heels in public. So if you're saying that she was a little taller than you in public when you met her (if you're not wearing heels), without heels she would probably be shorter. Just a reminder :)
Anonymous said on 27/Mar/06
In Pride & Prejudice, she doesn't appear to be 5'4, but taller. I'd say no shorter than 5'6.
Anonymous said on 6/Mar/06
Sat at the table next to Keira and her boyfriend on Saturday, March 4th at the Ivy in L.A. She was 5'4", not quite at 5'5". Very petite but beautiful with great hair and giant diamond earings.
ice said on 4/Mar/06
To Nicole: hey, I really don't think Keira Knightly is 5'5, but if you think Reese Witherspoon is 5'4, and Keira is 3 inches taller, then that's what you're implying. Eveyone knows Reese is 5'2. She even claims it.
A. said on 27/Feb/06
um, yeah. I heard she was 5'4" tops. & alot of places lie about her height. She doesn't seem that tall to me.

[Editor Rob: I read this on some forum a while ago with estimates by people who saw her filming p&p, anywhere from 5ft 4-7...]
nicole said on 14/Feb/06
i saw her on tv next to reese witherspoon and she towared over her.iv seen witherspoon in real life and she seemed around 5'4. i think 5'7 is pretty acurate
Alex said on 6/Feb/06
She doesn't look under 5'6 at all. I am not sure about 5'7 but its possible but shes not under 5'6. Crazy seeing those 5'4-5'5 claims.
Claire said on 19/Jan/06
no way is keira short or average height! even if she is 5ft6 she is still above average.
Billie said on 16/Jan/06
I saw her on the red carpet and since I am 5'6.5 and she was a little bit taller than me so I think it is about right
Mario said on 9/Jan/06
Anonymous, Clive Owen also wears shoes. Keira looks to me the height that she has gived.
Anonymous said on 9/Jan/06
She looks 5 inches shorter than clive owen, in 4 inch heels. I would say she is 5'5" tops.
Keira said on 4/Jan/06
You're right, I am about 5ft6.
175cm16andgrowing said on 1/Jan/06
Yes, I also think she's at least 5'6.5'' tall, 5'7'' or 5'8'' could be more accurate by now. The girl can still grow, she's 21, right? And she really is not a small actress.
Caitlin said on 31/Dec/05
she is about 3 inches shorter than me when i met her so shes around 5'6.5"
Amanda said on 16/Dec/05
Short is under 5' 3". The average height is 5' 4.5" remember? Weirdo. I think Keira is 5' 7" which is actually on the tall side for a woman. Where do people come up with the average woman height being 5' 10"? Because that's what it would have to be for a woman of 5' 7" to be short! 5' 10" is the average height for a MAN!
Britpop said on 13/Dec/05
I think she's just one of those gorls that looks tall b/c she's skinny. However, vertically, when compared with others she is definitley on the short/average side. I don't think it's possible that she is even 5'6".
Kellie said on 8/Dec/05
~ Anonymous says on 18/Oct/05
Parminder Nagra with bio, photos, wallpapers. ... Height:
5' and 1.5" / 156 cm.

Anonymous says on 18/Oct/05
Parminder Nagra Height. Parminder Nagra's height is 5 ft 2.5 in (159 cm) ...

This makes Keira about 5'4". ~

After Bend it like Beckham she might have grown right? Wasn't she like 17 or something? :)
Anonymous said on 27/Nov/05
She looked 5'4" IN THE RECENT VOGUE.
jess said on 23/Nov/05
keira looks tall, she is definitely not below 5'5. I mean you can tell she is tall by just looking at her because she doesn't look stubby
Anonymous said on 21/Nov/05
5'4". Sorry dudes.
The Jackal said on 10/Nov/05
Maybe this discussion belongs in the Kiera Knightley section. :S

Daniel Craig is 5'10 tops. The shortest actor to ever portray James Bond.
heightfan said on 10/Nov/05
She was on Regis and Kelly yesterday, and appeared to be 4 inches taller than Kelly. (both in heels) I would say 5'7 seems accurate.
Robinz said on 8/Nov/05
I think she is 5'4 and 3/4".
Lindsay said on 5/Nov/05
Keira really looks short in some pictures like in fashion mags. She might be doin a Paris Hilton and addin a coupla inches on, I estimate she might be around 5"5- 5"6, I don't think she could get away with such a lie as 5"7 if she were any smaller!
Anonymous said on 18/Oct/05
Parminder Nagra with bio, photos, wallpapers. ... Height:
5' and 1.5" / 156 cm.
Anonymous said on 18/Oct/05
Parminder Nagra Height. Parminder Nagra's height is 5 ft 2.5 in (159 cm) ...

This makes Keira about 5'4".
Anonymous said on 17/Oct/05
Went to college with Natalie Portman. She is only 5'. 5'1" in tennis shoes.
Anonymous said on 6/Oct/05
Kate Bechinsale is not 5'8". She is shorter than the 5'7" Cate Blanchett. Keira is not over 5'5".
CelebHeights Editor said on 21/Aug/05
Couple of sightings from a Keira forum:

"i would say that she was about 5ft 3 or 4 you must understand that i was preety awe struck when she walked up to me and my little girl but she was definetely shorter than me and im 5,6 shes very very naturally preety and dainty"

"when i met Keira at the King Arthur prem she was a little bit taller than me.... me being 5'5""
Smoke said on 6/Apr/05
She's shorter than Kate Beckinsale, and I think Beckinsale truely is about 5'8", making Keira 5'7" tops.
dmeyer said on 6/Apr/05
she does look 5'8'' in pirates of ....
Smoke said on 6/Apr/05
She's really 5'7" tops, if Kate Beckinsale is truely under 5'8" then Keira is under 5'7". Granted in the pics of them together Keira is much closer to the camera than Kate and it's generally harder to gauge women's heights then men's because women wear much bigger heals. In the pics I've seen with Keira and Kate, Kate really does look an even inch taller than Keira. If Kate is 172 cm, then Keira is really 169 cm.
Ricardo said on 6/Apr/05
I would say Keira is even taller than 5'7. I've seen her a few times as she used to live near me, and shes got one of those straight up and down figures, but she was very lanky, around 5'8 to 5'10 i would say. she certainly isnt short.

[Editor Rob: She's as thin as sin which really does make her look taller.]
jimbo said on 28/Mar/05
No way is keira knightley 5'7 , my friend was an extra on the film King Arthur and he met keira in person and he told me she was tiny, he was surprised that she was short because she looked tall on screen . According to my friend she is 5'4 at the most .

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