In the glamorous world of celebrities, height might be just a number, but personalities can be as apparent as life itself. When it comes to these 20 well-known stars, their physical size starkly contrasts with their large, often showy, personas. These stars may be small, but they pack a punch with their dramatic flair, resounding far beyond their height.
Cruise may be a movie giant who has delighted our eyes in many big action roles over the years. Still, the Top Gun star is surprisingly short, standing at just 5 ft 7 (172.1 cm).
Maybe that’s why he didn’t hit his head on the ceiling when he jumped all over Oprah’s couch that time…
You’d be forgiven for thinking the ‘Can’t Get You Out of My Head’ singer is taller than she is, given those legs in that video, which seemed a mile long!
But in reality, the Aussie songbird is a pocket-sized pixie at a teeny-tiny 5 ft (152 cm).
She may have had a voice that could billow higher than the treetops, but the tragic star was famous for her love of stilettos for a reason.
The Brit singer stood only at 5 ft 2 (157 cm).
The comedy queen always looks like the leggy superstar when strutting down the red carpet in a killer pair of heels.
But did you know that the Happy Place actress is a tiddly 5 ft 1 (155 cm)?
Fun fact: the American Horror Story actress is the exact same height as her movie queen mom, Carrie Fisher, was.
Both the screen beauties share a 5 ft 1 (155 cm) height.
Does anyone else think the comedian and political commentator is at least 5 ft 10?! Because same!
The Daily Show host, on the contrary, is 5 ft 7 (170 cm) tall.
The Disney star famously dated Elvis actor Austin Butler for eight years, who always towered over her.
We thought he was just really tall! Nope. She is a petite 5 ft 1 (155 cm).
Perhaps the Batman actress, Zoe Kravitz, gets her short height from her pa, singer Lenny Kravitz, who is 5 ft 7?
The Big Little Lies beauty stands at 5 ft 1 (155 cm).
Kim may be famous for her killer curves, but her height? Not so much.
The reality star and former wife of Kanye West is a mere 5ft2 (157 cm).
Anna often uses her Instagram to poke fun at herself regarding her “yay, high” height.
The Twilight star peeks at 5 ft 2 (157 cm).
Longoria may have looked like the queen of Wisteria Lane, but you could actually pop her in your pocket!
The actress and novelist is just 5 ft (152 cm).
The singer and fashion maverick, Lady Gaga, may seem formidable when ruling the screen or stage, but she’s keeping a secret…
The ‘Paparazzi’ singer totters around at 5 ft 1 (155 cm).
Hilary has been vocal about her status as a short person (5 ft 2 – 157 cm).
When asked if there were anything she’d change, she replied that she’d be happy if she were two inches taller.
The average height of the American man is 5 ft 9 (174 cm), so the singer stands shy of this by three inches.
We’d wager this hasn’t deterred his dating game, though, as the star has dated gorgeous ladies.
Perhaps one of the worst-kept celeb secrets is Reese Witherspoon’s height.
The dinky actress is just 5 ft 1 (156 cm).
Jada Pinkett Smith
Is it us, or does Jada Pinkett Smith seem like she towers over 6 feet, much like her hubby, Will Smith?!
On the contrary, the Collateral star teeters at an adorable 5 ft 0 (152 cm).
The Umbrella Academy star is known for his two-decade-spanning career and for being one of the first openly transgender actors.
He’s also known for being pocket-sized! The Inception star stands at 5 ft 1 (155 cm).
The soulful singer is the very definition of a “pop pixie.”
The ‘Thank You, Next’ singer totters around at 5 ft 0 (152 cm) – a whopping thirteen inches shorter than former fiance, Pete Davidson, who is 6 ft 3 (187.9 cm).
The Wednesday star recently made waves for her brilliant portrayal of everyone’s favorite moody teen in the hit Netflix show.
As well as rarely blinking during the award-winning series, many viewers noticed how much her co-stars towered over her, which could be related to the Latina being a diddle 5 ft 1 (155 cm).
The reality star and daughter of soul legend Lionel Richie was always destined to look tiny next to her leggy friend, Paris Hilton (who stands at 5 ft 8).
But she’s still a dainty lady and only exceeds the 5-foot mark (157 cm).
Prince, known for his iconic music, was quite petite, standing at just 5ft 2 inches (157.5cm).
He had a unique perspective on his height, famously quipping, “People assume I wear heels because I’m short, but I wear them because the ladies love it.”
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