Shannen Doherty's Height
5ft 1.75in (157 cm)
American actress best known for playing Brenda Walsh on Beverly Hills 90210, Prue Halliwell on Charmed and for roles in movies such as Heathers and Mallrats. Asked how tall she was, she once remarked "I'm 5' 4"
. In this photo from a 2009 London Film Con she had no less than 2-inches more footwear than us.
5ft 8 Rob, Shannen, 5ft 8 Jenny
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Average Guess (4 Votes)
5ft 2.63in (159.1cm)
Sandy Cowell said on 13/Oct/16
I would have guessed Shannen to be 5ft2, no more. She was a beautiful little child actress in 'the Little House on the Prairie,' with her enormous blue eyes contrasting dramatically with her head of raven hair!
So, so sad to hear that she is ill and I do hope and pray that she recovers soon!
said on 10/Aug/16
Somebody said here she looked taller on television but I've watched recently Obsessed (with her, not the one with Beyoncé) and she looks really small next to everybody, including the women, in the film. Listed as 160 cm mostly, but the height given here by somebody who met her is very likely indeed.
Editor Rob: really little chance she's 5ft 3, in a good 3-inch heel she looked at least 4 inches smaller so the most I'd have guessed is 5ft 2.
G-MANN said on 10/Jul/14
She's about 2 inches shorter than Winona Ryder in Heathers and Winona has been downgraded to 5'2.5". Though they were both 16 or 17 when it was filmed and could have still been growing.
Alex 6ft 0 1/8
said on 2/Dec/13
Rob, I just noticed you and Jenny have the same sweatshirts on as with Brian Krause. That's cool you got to meet her and Brian at the same event. What kind of an event was it since they had 2 stars from Charmed there?
[Editor Rob: it was just your typical convention event they do in the UK or like your american ones (Wizard World I think get charmed guests to a few of them on the east coast, I know rose did a few over there, I keep asking the organiser to try to get her but no luck yet!)
yeah my firefly sweatshirt didn't last that long, had to bin it after a few years wear!]
Alex 6ft 0 1/8
said on 2/Nov/13
Rob, with Doherty at 5'2 you don't think Combs is more 5'1-5'1.5 In Charmed Shannen is always taller than Milano and Combs who seem about the same height.
[Editor Rob: yeah I think maybe putting combs back at 1.5 is probably nearer for her.]
Alex 6ft 0 1/8 said on 29/Oct/13
She's no more than 5'2. Milano and Combs look to be 5'1-5'1.5 and Shannen was only slightly taller than those 2. Combs 5'1, Milano 5'1.5 and Doherty 5'2
jasperwazup said on 3/Oct/13
she's very dainty in these pictures how much does she weigh about 100 pounds
Larc 74in said on 11/Jul/13
Who cares about the eye? She's still a beautiful woman.
Elijah said on 21/Nov/12
I see that she is tilting her head to the side to mask the abnormally high left eye of hers... once you've seen it you can't unsee it!
Arch Stanton said on 1/Nov/12
There's something very LA badass about this woman...
LZ said on 18/Oct/12
Shannon was behind me at the security line in Newark Airport in 2004. I couldn't believe how small she was as she looks much taller on tv. I am 5"1 maybe 5"1 1/2 and she was definitely no taller than 5"2.
ArjunaKorale said on 10/Aug/12
I remember her so well in Charmed (one of my wifie's fav shows) - she was & always will be so stunning with her jet black hair & blue eyes! In fact, she's a dead cert for "Snow White", so I don't know why she hasn't played the role in the past.
Gene x said on 22/Dec/11
she does nt look to be more than 5.15 dis pic.
Alex said on 19/Aug/11
I read Shannen was just Irish. she def looks it
Rasheed said on 29/Jun/11
She is 5'3 people i have facts and she is taller than alyssa milano who is 5'3
gregory lehmann said on 15/May/11
5'2" Shannen is a nice woman,but she seems too small for her height,but she's happy being 100 pounds,even if she looks "little girlish" in some of the pants she wears.
shannon said on 4/May/11
Well her name is deff irish, I should know, i have the same name and am fully irish.its kinda funny cuz im 5'2 too! lol not even joking!
Shaun said on 21/Apr/11
She could be half Russian and half Irish, at least that's how she looks
Shaun said on 21/Apr/11
Probably 5'1.5". I'm not sure she looks Asian as such but I'm pretty sure she could pass for a Russian or Eastern Europeaner. Her cheekbones and blues eye and dark hair look very Ukrainian or Belarussian.
Dean said on 22/Mar/11
You look 5 inch taller! therefore shes 5'1..possibly 5'1.5 at most..I cant see 5'2 your clearly more than 4 inch taller.
Alex said on 30/Oct/10
Shes certainly not more than 5'2. Shes barely taller than 5'1-5'1 1/2 Alyssa Milano on Charmed.
Alex said on 1/Sep/07
5'2 is most accurate for her.
Anonymous said on 15/Aug/07
hmm, she looks a lot smaller than jennie garth on 90210, i wonder how tall jennie is? she gets listed as 5'5 a lot, but if she is smaller than that, doherty must be a shrimp in real life! garth has a good 2.5-3 inches on her
Viper said on 14/Aug/07
5-2 flat is the most I could give her now.
stewy said on 14/Aug/07
I have always envisioned Shannen to be 5'2". 5'4" seems to be pushing the
envelope a little bit. I still say she is 5'2", maybe 5'2 1/2". She lies about her height, no doubt, like many do. I am 6'8 1/4" in shoes, 6'6 3/4" without, my fiancee Charlene is 6'4 1/4" in shoes, 6'2 1/2" without, and we have both lied about it on several occasions. I say 6'9", Charlene says 6'5" and that is shoe height rounded up, like Shannen-and millions of other people-do.
Anonymous said on 28/Jul/07
i'd say she's a solid 5'2, i watched 90210 this morning. she is tiny compared to 5'6-ish jason priestly! he's got at least 4 inches on her.
Anonymous said on 26/Jul/07
I agree with both of you
Alex said on 25/Jul/07
Viper, agreed 100%. She's not under 5'2 either.
Viper said on 25/Jul/07
I dont see Doherty over 5-2.
glenn said on 23/Jul/07
5-2,5-2.5. your correct on the other girls.
Anonymous said on 22/Jul/07
glenn, do u think shannen is closer to 5'2 or 5'3? she doesn't stike me as the type to wear very high heels, so i think if u met her, it should be fairly easy to peg her true height. i know she's tiny, but could she be under 5'2 even? on 90210 she seemed much smaller than tori and jennie, both around 5'5 range, correct?
Anonymous said on 19/Jul/07
yeah, in regards to the comment above, on askmen.com, she is also listed as 5'4, but i know that's a total round up. she is closer to 5'2 than 5'4. i think a lot of short girls do that-round up an inch or two.
Anonymous said on 6/Jul/07
i just saw a few pics of shannen, some recent, some from years ago, and you really can tell that she is a tiny girl-to me, she looks even less than 5'2.5-maybe a solid 5'2 flat. there's a pic of her and holly marie combs, from one of the 1st seasons of charmed, and they both have the same type of heels on, and shannen literally looked not even a half inch bigger than holly! i think she's very, very short. one of those jessica simpson/fergie type of short girls that lie about their heights by 2 inches.
Alex said on 26/Jun/07
Rob, also on an episode on Charmed during season 3 called "Just Harried" she is at jail getting her picture taken in front of a height chart and looked between 5'5 and 5'6 in heels and her heels were 3-4 inches as well. She's no more than an inch taller than Milano who you have at 5'1.5 who I think is more 5'1 flat.
Editor Rob said on 14/Jun/07
Was channel flipping yesterday and saw some tv movie she was in, anyway at one point she stood in front of a height chart, near 5ft 4-5 range, although the angle and footwear was hard to say. Her eyes looked near the 5ft mark anyway.
Alex said on 12/Jun/07
I see she is downgraded. I still think she's barely 5'2 but 5'2.5 is better than 5'3. Also its not easy to tell the difference between the 2 on TV anyway.
Anonymous said on 7/Jun/07
alex, i agree. fergie is also one of those girls. claims 2 be 5'4, but in reality, is nore more than 5'3 at best. shannen is the same, i think.
Alex said on 31/May/07
Def under 5'3. She could come across as 5'3 I guess but if you compare her to her other co stars from Charmed she isn't more than 5'2 flat.
Anonymous said on 30/May/07
i watched the E! true hollywood story of tori spelling last night, and tori's brother was on it, talking about the 90210 days, how close tori and shannen were....he mentioned what a small, tiny girl shannen is-to me, i think that's less than 5'3-c'mon rob, downgrade her! lol
Viper said on 18/May/07
Rob hasnt downgraded her yet?
Alex said on 1/May/07
Being 5'2 saying 5'4 isn't a suprise at all. Girls at 5'2 like Shannen can get away with 5'4 sometimes. I know a guy who's 6'2.5 and claims 6'4 and can get away with it sometimes.
said on 20/Apr/07
LOL! Rob, she is not that same height as Rose McGowan. Now that you have downgraded Rose, you need to change Shannen's.
[Editor Rob: maybe I'll have a look...incidentally I got a neat wireless keyboard for my phone so on the road it means easier and faster typing...]
Alex said on 10/Apr/07
X said on 4/Apr/07
I too remember it being stated that she was 5 ft. 2 and "small" during her 90210 days.
I mostly remember the comments surrounding her 'issues' with Dean Factor.
Anonymous said on 27/Feb/07
holly is smaller than alyssa? they look the same height, both around 5'2. shannen looks 5'3
Glitter1 said on 16/Jan/07
I HAD A MAGAZINE YEARS AGO, WHEN BH90210 WAS IN ITS PRIME-1992 OR SO-AND IT HAD PROFILES ON EACH ACTOR-BIRTH NAME, AGE, PLACE OF BIRTH, HEIGHT, ETC. IT STATED SHANNEN AT EXACTLY 5'2. WISH I COULD FIND IT!
Alex said on 6/Jan/07
I think she's 5'2 now, not below that though. I did think 5'3 not long ago but since then I downgraded every Charmed girl by a little.
Heightfan said on 3/Jan/07
I wish an interviewer would ask her about her height now. After watching her appearnaces on recent talk shows she has seemed to embrace her petiteness by making many comments about how she is so small. I wondr if she would do a Carmen Electra and admit to being 5'2".
Alex said on 26/Dec/06
Anonymous, I agree that she's probably more 5'2 which puts Alyssa at 5'1, 5'1.5 at most. Holly at 5'1 and Rose at 5'3.
Rob, did she claim anything else other than 5'4?
[Editor Rob: not sure, I am sure I've read 5ft 2 in 1993.]
anonymous said on 23/Dec/06
I THINK SHANNEN IS 5'2, POSSIBLY 5'2.5. IF YOU WATCH THE EARLY EPISODES OF 90210, SHE IS ABOUT 3 INCHES SHORTER THAN JENNIE GARTH AND TORI SPELLING, BOTH AROUND 5'5. AND IN HEATHERS, SHE IS SMALLER THAN 5'3 WINONA RYDER, FOR SURE.
Alex said on 7/Dec/06
Rob, thing is you have Alyssa Milano at 5'1.5 and Shannen at 5'3. There's no more than an inch between them and at times I've seen only 1/2 inch apart so maybe time to change of them, more likely drop Shannen to 5'2.5.
Alex said on 15/Nov/06
Could actually add a Brian Krause page too maybe. The guy is listed at 5'10 almost everywhere, even saw 2-3 6'0 listings. He doesn't look under that 5'10 mark to me. And can look more 6'0 on Charmed but thats gotta be because he's around girls who are 5'2-5'3.
Viper652 said on 10/Nov/06
I dont see Shannen at a full 5-3 anymore. 5-2-5-2 1/2 Max.
Alex said on 9/Nov/06
I been watching the show lately again and Shannen isn't more than an inch taller than Alyssa.
I'd say their heights are like this
Alex said on 26/Sep/06
She said 5'4 and she isn't 2 inches taller than 5'2 Alyssa Milano either. She probably is about 5'3 but no more.
Alex said on 23/Sep/06
Sometimes you see Alyssa looking taller than Holly but at times they are the same height. I think its just Alyssa has bigger heels on at times. Both look 5'2 to me and Shannen was a bit taller than both so about 5'3 seems right. Rose was taller than all of them clearly so she's 5'4 at minimum and 5'5 is possible too.
Alex said on 18/Aug/06
Ice, Rose looks 5'4-5'5 next to Holly and Alyssa. Not sure if I rememeber her in Scream though.
ice said on 16/Aug/06
Alex: did you see Rose Mcgowan in scream? How can she be 5'4-5'5 with the 5'5.5 Neve Campbell?
Alex said on 1/Aug/06
How much is taller is Shannen than Alyssa and Holly though who are both 5'2 I'd say. Rose is def the tallest of the 4.
Viper652 said on 1/Aug/06
Shannen just doesnt look like a full 5-3 to me. 5-2 1/2 Max I say. Could be a flat 5-2.
Alex said on 31/Jul/06
Its probably like this. Alyssa and Holly are 5'2. Shannen is 5'3 and Rose is 5'4.
Alex said on 31/Jul/06
Then she's the same height as Alyssa who is 5'2 as well.
Viper652 said on 30/Jul/06
Combs is 5-2.
Alex said on 29/Jul/06
Viper, is Alyssa and Shannen the same height? On Charmed they look damn near or the same height. Alyssa I believe is 5'2. She doesn't look shorter than that on her show. How tall is Holly Marie Combs though? 5'3?
Haylie said on 18/Jul/06
Holly has stated she is 5'2 (it's on this site) but many people (including me after the evidence has been presented) believe she is about 5'1. Also Alyssa is listed at 5'1.5, so that would make sense. Seriously watch 'Heathers' Shannen looks tiny!
Viper652 said on 17/Jul/06
She looks 5-2,maybe 5-2.5 Max to me now.
Alex said on 17/Jul/06
I don't think shes under 5'3, but she could be 5'3.5 rouding up like Rob says or 5'3 and calling height in shoes. Either way not under 5'3.. She is taller than Alyssa Milano who is 5'2 though.
How tall is Holly Marie Combs though?
Viper652 said on 16/Jul/06
I think its time for a downgrade.
Haylie said on 15/Jul/06
She is shorter than Winona ryder in 'Heathers' and they wear flat shoes quite a lot, I'm definately going with 5'2.5 for her.
charmedfan said on 24/Jun/06
the one in the trainer is in 3x11 (Blinded by the white lighter) and for prue was in 3x15 (Just Harried)
[Editor Rob: so, the mugshot one 3.15 she has some sort of heel on...tthanks]
Glenn said on 10/Jun/06
Perry is 5-9.correct with 5-6 on Priestly.
Jason said on 9/Jun/06
Oh shit, I meant the book listed Luke Perry at 5'10'', not Jason Priestly. Got their names mixed up for a moment there lol.
leonari said on 9/Jun/06
Jason Priestley 5'10". LOVE IT! HAHA. This guy is 5'6" and many people know it.
Viper652 said on 9/Jun/06
Holy crap, Jason at 5-10?? Back in the day I really thought he was like 5-8, but 5-10?? Thats nutty. All those heights are bogus man. Jason is 5-6, Shannen 5-2 more or less. The blond guy Ian Ziering is around 5-10 or slightly less, but he isnt 6-0 either. Luke Perry is around 5-8, maybe close to 5-9.
Jason said on 8/Jun/06
Viper, I used to watch Bevery Hills 90210 for a while when I was a kid/early teens, but I honestly cannot remember how tall Shannen Doherty looked. The book I mentioned did list her height as 5'0'' I seem to remember - maybe it was her characters height? I remember the book also listed Jason Priestly as 5'10'' and the blonde curly-haired guy as 6'0''.
leonari said on 8/Jun/06
yeah and I'm the grinch. Rose is 5'4" MAX but looks taller on charmed becuase Alyssa and Holly are tiny tiny.
ice said on 7/Jun/06
If Rose McGowan is 5'6, I'm Santa Claus. LOL!!!
[Editor Rob: and I'm the tooth fairy!]
Viper652 said on 6/Jun/06
I always thought she looked 5-3 on 90210, but 5-2 could be her real height. The 5-0 that Jason said a while back is hard to beleive.
svetlana said on 4/Jun/06
rsoe mcgowan is 5'6 because on 1 episode when she was arrested her height was on the 5'6 marker
ice said on 15/Apr/06
How can you think rose is 5'4? She came no where near 5'5.5 neve campbell in scream.
Haylie said on 2/Apr/06
On the Rose McGowan page there are lot of people saying she is 5'3" or less if this is the case then Alyssa and Holly are 5'1 and 5'0.5 making Shannen 5'1.5 However it is my opinion that Rose is 5'3.5 or 5'4 and Shannen is 5'2.5 because AGAIN there is not a great difference between Alyssa, Holly and Shannen
ice said on 1/Apr/06
I was just watching this special about Tori spelling last night. Her brother Randy Spelling brought up Shannen and Tori's relationship. He reffered to Shannen as a teen tiny little girl. That doesn't sound like a 5'3.5 to me. That sounds like an under 5'2. Hell, the way he made her sound, I would be thinking under 5'0. LOL (He did say she was tough though!)
Haylie said on 25/Mar/06
I think Shannen is an amazing actress too but watch the very first episode of Charmed 'Something Wicca This Way Come' and there is a scene when they are all in their pjs at the spirit board and Shannen is only half an inch taller than Holly and Alyssa!!!! The reason she looks taller is that she always wore proper high heeled shoes on Charmed and Alyssa and Holly mostly wore lower boot heels in the first series especially.
cintie said on 24/Mar/06
she is 5'3" I don't beleive it.She looks way taller on charmed.P.S she rocks and she is a great actress.
Nikki said on 26/Feb/06
She is no taller than Alyssa and Holly so how come they are 5'2" but she is 5'3"?????
Luxe said on 7/Jan/06
she's around 5'3" I partied with her in Miami Beach after our magazine's anniverssary party and was with her all night.
Cady said on 5/Dec/05
I think you should watch Charmed seasons 1,2&3 cos if you do you'll see Shannen is exactly the same height as Alyssa Milano give or take a few centimetres so the most she is is 5'3" and that's at a push!! This comes from an avid fan of Charmed!!!
Morgan said on 22/Nov/05
I really really don't think she is 5"4 cos I am a HUGE fan of Charmed and she is only adout an inch (even if) taller than Alyssa and Holly if you watched the show at all you'd know that. Also about height PEOPLE LIE- I know I do!!!
Anonymous said on 21/Nov/05
Shannen is actually 5'4" cuz i heard her said that she's that height and besides, holly marie combs is 5'2".
Lindsay said on 12/Nov/05
I think Alyssa and Holly are a tad shorter than 5"2 maybe 5"1.5 for Alyssa n 5"1 for Holly if exact- so this is maybe how she can get away with sayin 5"4! Though she REALLY looks only marginally taller than them on Charmed. Most petite actresses say 5"4 when they know they are under it ie Jessica Simpson!!!!
Anonymous said on 7/Nov/05
Holly said that She, Alys and SHan had same height.
theheightguru said on 7/Nov/05
Saw her on an old rerun of Graham Norton's show, and she looked to be about 4 inches shorter than he. She was also wearing shoes with really big heels, I'd say about 4 inches. If he's 5'8", there's no way she's 5'3.5, I'd say she's 5'2" at best.
Lindsay said on 5/Nov/05
That pic without shoes proves Shannen is sooooo NOT the 5"4 or even 5"3 she may claim definately a 5"2 (and a half) perhaps!!!!
Blair said on 26/Oct/05
I think your right shannen HAS to be 5"2 if Holly Marie Combs n Alyssa Milano are! See is not an inch taller than either of them!! I think you should down grade her coz small is way sexier anyway!
pixie said on 23/Oct/05
There's an episode od canrmed where Shannen Holly and Alyssa are all wearing the same sneakers and they are all the same height. Since holly marie Combs and Alyssa have stated they are 5"2 I think this MUST mean Shannen is %"2 also
me said on 7/Aug/05
I've always heard/read that she is 5'2. Tori Spelling & Jennie Garth were taller than she but Gabrielle Carteris was shorter.
Jason said on 5/Jun/05
This is going back a long time (like 1993 lol), but I do recall reading she was 5'0'' in a Beverly Hills 90210 book in her profile in it.
rick said on 19/Apr/05
I saw a lot of pics where she's with other actors of "Beverly Hills 90210". I thinck she's smaller than 161. By my calculations she's aroud 156/157 cms!