15 Celebrities Who Are Shorter Than You Think

FUN FACTS November 22, 2017 By Hugo

Many attributes define beauty, and being tall is certainly one of them because it signals strength and stature and makes you look even better in skinny jeans.

However, not everyone possesses a pair of supermodels legs (ugh), and Hollywood celebrities, despite their prepossessing facial features and impressive talents, are no different.

Here we take a look at 15 celebrities, both male and female, whom you probably didn't realize were on the shorter side.

1. Hayden Panettiere- 5'0"

Hayden Panettiere has graced our screens on many occasions, with her latest leading role in the long-running series Nashville cementing her reputation as one of America's finest TV actresses. 

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Thanks to various camera tricks, however, you rarely see her full frame on display, so not many people are aware of her miniature 5'0" height unless they've seen pictures of her alongside her heavyweight champion boxing husband, Wladimir Klitschko, who stands on the opposite end of the spectrum at a mighty 6'7". 

2. Vanessa Hudgens- 5'1"

The High School Musical actress may not have done much since her days playing Zac Efron's love interest, but that hasn't stopped her becoming an A-list name in Hollywood, though quite what she does other than make news for her constant stream of boyfriends is anybody's guess.

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Anyway, because of her 5'1" height, Hudgens looks small with most dudes, and at this moment in time, she is dating the lanky Austin Butler, whose 5'"11 height makes Hudgens appear smaller than she already is. 

3. Prince- 5'2" 

The iconic hitmaker sadly passed away last year, but his extensive back catalog of hits will be sure to live on for many years to come.

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Of course, no one will ever have the privilege of seeing him live again, which is a shame as he was brilliant and owned the stage with an electrifying presence, despite standing at a measly 5'2"!

4. Martin Scorsese- 5'3" 

The acclaimed Hollywood director is arguably as famous as the actors he instructs thanks to films Goodfellas cementing his reputation as the king of gangster flicks, but unlike Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert DeNiro, he is rarely seen on camera.

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In the rare instances that he is, his diminutive stature is evident, with the New York native barely reaching 5'3".

5. Kelly Clarkson- 5'3"

Kelly Clarkson can hit almost any note well because she's got a natural talent unrivalled by few others in the industry, but she's incredibly small, proving that even the likes of Clarkson can't be perfect!

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Standing at 5'3", the American Idol winner is married to talent manager Brandon Blackstock, who is unsurprisingly taller than her.

6Deryck Whibley- 5'4"

When you're the frontman of Sum 41, one of Canada's most popular pop-rock bands, height doesn't matter. Just ask Deryck Whibley's stunning fiance, Jocelyn Aguilar.

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At only 5'4", the rocker's prowess in the height department certainly isn't as strong as his virtuosity, but his beautiful girlfriend doesn't seem to mind one bit, even if he does feel the need to wear platform shoes at award shows.

7. Seth Green- 5'4"

Seth Green is teased for being small and fiery-haired, but it seems his beautiful and loving wife has nothing but love for the happy-go-lucky actor.

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Married for over seven years, Green's wife Clare Grant, is, at 5'7", a whole three inches taller than Green. 

8. Daniel Radcliffe- 5'5" 

As the face of one of the most successful movie franchises of all time, the Harry Potter star isn't short of admirers, even if his height barely reaches 5ft 5 inches.

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Currently dating the American actress Erin Darke, the two have been together since 2012, even though she hovers above him by around two inches.

9. Bruno Mars- 5'5"

If you want to be amused, google "Bruno Mars standing next to Taylor Swift." In all seriousness, most men would look tiny when standing next to Taylor Swifts' Amazonian legs, but that still didn't stop photographers capturing the amusing height difference when Swift was asked to present an award to Mars. 

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It also didn't' help that a 5'9" Swift was wearing heels, but we're sure Bruno Mars' 5'5" height has never posed much of a problem in his life considering that he's, you know, frickin' Bruno Mars.

10. Josh Hutcherson- 5'6" 

He was supposed to become the face of The Hunger Games franchise after landing the lead role alongside Jennifer Lawrence, but audiences soon decided they preferred Jennifer Lawrence and that hot Australian guy instead. 

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Could it perhaps have been because Hutcherson's stature barely reaches 5' 6"? Or was it because he just isn't very good at acting? We think we'll go with the latter.

11. Thom Yorke- 5'6"

The frontman of Radiohead is one of the most famous rockers in the world and also one of the smallest, with Yorke's bantam height only reaching 5'6".

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What is it with short guys making excellent musicians?!

12. Benji Madden- 5' 6"

Benji Madden is the lead singer of the popular noughties punk band, Good Charlotte, with their hit song Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous still a mainstay anthem in rock bars across the world.

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In keeping with the favorite song's title, it appears that the lifestyles of the rich and famous also allow famous small men to marry leggy blondes if his marriage to the Hollywood actress Cameron Diaz is any indication.

13. Justin Bieber- 5' 6"

The Biebs has been riding the wave of celebrity for almost 10 years now, though his once-clean Christian image has been shattered by an egotistical man-child who doesn't want to know that baggy pants and moon boots aren't cool.

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However, one thing that has barely changed is his height, with the Boyfriend hitmaker standing at around 5'6". 

14. Mark Wahlberg- 5'7"

The Hollywood heavyweight wasn't always a happily married church-going father. In the years before his fame, the actor spent time on the wrong side of the law but credits his wife for helping him get on the straight and narrow.

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Another thing he can also thank his wife for is an acceptance of his 5'7" height.

15. Keith Urban- 5"8' 

Nicole Kidman seems to have a penchant for smaller guys. In the 90s, she was married to Tom Cruise, (arguably the most famous 5ft 7 man in the world) and in between other brief romances, dated the 5ft 6 rocker Lenny Kravitz before finding love again with the American country musician, Keith Urban.


At 5'8", Urban is the tallest on this list and is almost tall enough to be considered around average height. 

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