How tall is Rita Hayworth ?

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Rita Hayworth's height is 5ft 6in (168 cm)

American actress best remembered for roles in films such as Gilda, Cover Girl, The Lady from Shanghai, Separate Tables, Only Angels Have Wings, The Strawberry Blond, Salome, Pal Joey and They Came to Cordura. In an Edition of The Hartford Courant (1943, Apr) Celebheights read her stating her height: "I'm five feet six inches tall". She was said to weigh around 120 pounds with a shoe size of 5.5. In a 1941 article it mentioned her actual measurements and vital stastistics, which were Bra/Bust size 35 inches, Waist 25 inches, Hips 35 inches, Calf 13, Ankle 7 and 7/8ths, Wrist 5 3/4 inches.

Gilda, Rita Hayworth, 1946
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Sam says on 15/Dec/14
Yeah, someone like Mayer could seem like a stern tycoon of any business but Cohn seemed like he could have been a shady stripclub kingpin.

Here's Hayworth prior to stardom and, yeah, she looks pretty much the same facially, a beautiful young woman.
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Arch Stanton says on 12/Dec/14
Yeah Harry Cohn certainly looked a piece of work didn't he!!! Surgery or not, she was always stunning.
littlesue says on 11/Dec/14
If you look at pics of a very young Rita she had a very low hair line, they gave her electrolsis on the hairline to higher it a little
[Editor Rob: she looked too 'mediterranean' then?]
Sam says on 9/Dec/14
She was so gorgeous but I think I read that she had some sort of plastic surgery early on beyond dyeing her hair at the insistence of her shady svengali Harry Cohn, infamous as the sleaziest of the big studio moguls for frequently pawing at his actresses. Who measures wrist and ankles BTW?!
Arch Stanton says on 16/Nov/14
Rob can you squeeze in Only Angels Have Wings nearer the top?
Sam says on 25/Sep/14
With her husband for a brief time, Orson Welles, she looked 5'6" max, even a little shorter in some shots.
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Arch Stanton says on 12/Aug/14
Rob can you add some films like Separate Tables, The Strawberry Blond, Salome, Pal Joey and They Came to Cordura and a striking photo of her from the Cover Girl/Gilda mid 40s era?
Arch Stanton says on 12/Aug/14
She wasn't 5 ft 8 Vint, he was probably fooled by heels and her thin build. Unlike a few 5'6" actress Rob has on here she didn't really look taller than it. Agree on one of the most beautiful though!
Vintageous says on 23/Nov/13
Taller than 5'6 according to my airman grandfather who met her at the Hollywood Canteen. He was 6'5 in his prime. He estimated her at 5'8 ish and very long limbed, long hands and feet. Thinner than she looked in her films. And the most beautiful woman he ever met.
Arch Stsnton says on 11/Nov/13
Almost a head shorter than 6'3" Stewart Granger in 1953's Salome. 5'6" ish.
Arch Stanton says on 7/Sep/13
How gorgeous was she in Cover Girl? Holy Moly. She had about an inch on Gene Kelly in heels, around 5 ft 6 barefoot seems right.
Arch Stanton says on 29/Jul/13
Saw Affair in Trinidad earlier and thought she looked around 5'8-5'9" next to 5'11 Glenn Ford in heels, barefoot I'd have guessed around 5'6". I'll try to watch Cover Girl and Gilda tomorrow, Glenn Ford was also in Gilda of course, been a while since I saw it.
Arch Stanton says on 11/May/13
Watching They Came to Cordura right now. Gosh she was a hottie wasn't she! Sure you'd agree on that one Rob! Gary Cooper has a full head on her in this film, footwear is about even with cowboy boots. Cooper looks about 9 inches taller. Cooper could have been 6'3.5", I don't think she was under 5 ft 6.
Markie says on 16/Mar/13
My grandpa was a soldier and met her at the Hollywood Canteen, which he vividly recalls. He still says and has told this story for 70 years that she was very tall and small boned . He guessed without her 1 inch heels she was at the smallest 5'8. It was common for dancers to lie about their heights and pretend to be shorter and even wear smaller heels to get better roles. Male dancers were notoriously vain about tall women upstaging them. She looked very svelte and long in "Gilda".
rafa says on 4/Oct/12
She was so beutiful and she had a good height.
jackie says on 26/Sep/12
I always thought she looked taller than five six. She looked like five eight or nine. She was very long limbed looking unlike a lot of the female stars of that time.

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