Top 50 Shortest Celebrities Of All Time

Top 50 Shortest Celebrities Of All Time


We all know that being short comes with its own set of pros and cons and that height has ceased to be a prerequisite for people who wish to make it big in the entertainment industry.


In fact, it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to claim that some of the biggest names in the biz today are of short stature. While they certainly have not let their shortness affect their careers, they have, instead, helped in creating a perception that height cannot deter someone from achieving their desired goals.


Times have indeed changed and so has the perception that once demanded male performers to be taller than their female counterparts; especially in the movies. So, we are going to introduce you to a pack of short celebrities who have gone on to prove that height has got very little to do with one’s professional success.


Believe it or not, we are adding prominent personalities from the world of entertainment who are shorter than 5’5″. That said, we would also like to mention that our list has been compiled based on the height of the mentioned entertainers, with the tallest among them placed at the bottom and the shortest at the top.


Thus, the rankings have got absolutely nothing to do with the popularity of the performers.




50. Michael J. Fox – 5’4¼”


Michael J. Fox - 5’4¼”


Most of us who love cinema have seen the hugely successful and famous Back to the Future franchise of motion pictures and are, thus, familiar with Michael J. Fox. While the Canadian-American actor gained recognition for his portrayal of Alex P. Keaton in the TV show Family Ties, it is his performance in the aforementioned film series that continues to be talked about today, and for the right reasons.


Unfortunately for his admirers, Fox was compelled to retire from acting due to Parkinson’s disease’s effects. However, one acknowledges the fact that he is one of the only short men celebrities to have enjoyed an immensely successful run as a screen performer in a relatively short span of time.




49. Rob Schneider – 5’3½”


Rob Schneider - 5’3½”


Rob Schneider is yet another actor who started his career in stand-up comedy before trying to gain momentum as a silver-screen star. Before he made his transition to the movies, Schneider used to appear on NBC’s Saturday Night Live.


Fairly short by Hollywood standards, the man had a fairly successful start to his career as a mainstream screen performer as he was able to participate in popular comedies such as Grown Ups, The Benchwarmers, The Hot Chick, and Big Stan.


Not many people are aware of the fact that Schneider started doing stand-up comedy while he was in high school itself.




48. David Faustino – 5’3”


David Faustino - 5’3”


David Faustino is an actor and radio personality who is best known for his role as Bud Bundy on the Fox sitcom Married… with Children. Also popular for having voiced animated characters for Nickelodeon, he can be seen playing a part in other projects such as RoboDoc, Not Another B Movie, Winx Club, and Entourage.


While Faustino made his television debut at the age of 3 months on the Lily Tomlin Special, he did not start acting consistently until 1980 after playing a small role on Little House on the Prairie.


The celebrity is known to have guest-starred on several TV shows such as Highway to Heaven, Family Ties, St. Elsewhere, and The Love Boat during the 1980s.




47. Joe Pesci – 5’3”


Joe Pesci - 5’3”


One of the most popular short actors of all time, Joe Pesci is remembered for portraying tough and volatile characters in a variety of feature films. The actor, who is best known for his several successful collaborations with actor Robert De Niro and director Martin Scorsese, has delivered iconic performances in cult movies such as Goodfellas, Casino, Raging Bull, and the Lethal Weapon franchise.


Pesci won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his character play of Tommy DeVito in Goodfellas. While he may be popular for the rough and tough parts that he has played on celluloid, his comic timing in My Cousin Vinny and the Home Alone series is a testament to his versatility.



46. Alyssa Milano – 5’2″


Alyssa Milano - 5'2"


Alyssa Milano was first seen on the big screen in 1984 in the feature film Old Enough. Aside from being an actor, she is also a producer, singer, author, and activist.


The 5’2″ tall celebrity has participated in shows such as Melrose Place, Who’s the Boss?, Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later, and Charmed. When it comes to the movies, Milano has made her presence felt in credits such as Where the Day Takes You, Commando, and Conflict of Interest, to mention a few.


As an activist, she is known for her role in the MeToo movement in October 2017.



45. Candace Cameron Bure – 5’2″


Candace Cameron Bure - 5'2"


The 157-centimeter-tall Candace Cameron Bure is yet another short but multi-talented personality to feature on our list. While she is known to be an actor to many, she has also gone on to demonstrate her skills as a producer, author, and television personality as well.


Known for her work in movies bankrolled by Hallmark, Candace gained prominence after having starred in American sitcoms Full House and its sequel, Fuller House. Also, one can find her playing the main lead in Hallmark’s feature film adaptation of the Aurora Teagarden novel series.



44. Jennifer Love Hewitt – 5’2″


Jennifer Love Hewitt - 5'2"


The scintillating but small Jennifer Love Hewitt began her career as a child actress and singer. Today, she is well-known for having appeared in a number of motion pictures. However, before she grabbed the opportunity to play a meaty role in the television show Kids Incorporated, she is known to have done a ton of national television commercials.


The pretty lady has been seen in motion pictures such as I Know What You Did Last Summer, Can’t Hardly Wait, The Tuxedo, and Heartbreakers, to name a few. She has also been a part of shows such as Ghost Whisperer, The Client List, and Criminal Minds, among others.



43. Juno Temple – 5’2″


Juno Temple - 5'2"


Juno Temple, who made her feature film debut more than two decades ago in Pandaemonium, is an acclaimed British actress who has been seen in renowned television shows and motion pictures over the years.


The 157-centimeter tall actress has appeared in movies such as Notes on a Scandal, Atonement, The Other Boleyn Girl, The Three Musketeers, The Dark Knight Rises, Magic Magic, Maleficent, Black Mass, Unsane, and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, to name a few.


For her superb performance as Keeley Jones in Ted Lasso, Temple received the BAFTA Rising Star Award in 2013. Furthermore, she was even nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards and three Screen Actors Guild Awards for the same.



42. Emma Roberts – 5’2″


Emma Roberts - 5'2"


Emma Roberts made her big-screen debut in the acclaimed crime film Blow. Even though she is only 5’2″ tall, she loves to play volleyball and swim. The actor found fame after having played the role of Addie Singer on the popular Nickelodeon television teen sitcom Unfabulous.


Roberts has so far been a part of movies such as Holidate, Aquamarine, Nancy Drew, Hotel for Dogs, Valentine’s Day, It’s Kind of a Funny Story, We’re the Millers, and The Art of Getting By, to name a few.


Not a lot of people are aware of the fact that she is an avid reader, and that she has launched her book club, titled Belletrist, on Instagram.



41. Hilary Duff – 5’2″


Hillary Duff - 5'2"


The beautiful Hilary Duff began her acting career at a young age and quickly went on to be labeled a teen idol after having played the titular character in the television series Lizzie McGuire.


A recipient of seven Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, four Teen Choice Awards, and two Young Artist Awards, she has always been known for her Lizzie McGuire Disney-star sweetness. Duff first came to prominence in the music industry after the release of her debut studio album Santa Claus Lane.


In fact, she has enjoyed significant commercial success with the release of her other songs as well. Recently, she was seen playing the main lead in How I Met Your Father, which is a spin-off of How I Met Your Mother.



40. Melissa McCarthy – 5’2″


Melissa McCarthy - 5'2"


The multi-talented Melissa Ann McCarthy has gone on to prove herself as not only an actor but also as a comedian, producer, writer, and fashion designer. The 5’2″ tall celebrity, who made her screen debut in the television show Jenny, has been the recipient of two Primetime Emmy Awards.


In addition, she has been nominated for two Academy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards, respectively. McCarthy has been a part of feature films such as Bridesmaids, Spy, Identity Thief, St. Vincent, and The Boss, to name a few. She was named by Time as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2016.



39. Kate Mara – 5’2″


Kate Mara - 5'2"


One of the most talented female screen performers to make it to our list, Kate Rooney Mara was first seen in an episode of the well-known television series Law & Order.


However, she is best known for her work in the movies and on television shows such as House of Cards, 24, and American Horror Story: Murder House. Her cinematic projects include Brokeback Mountain, We Are Marshall, Shooter, Megan Leavey, and Fantastic Four, to name a few.


The actress, who made her film debut in Random Hearts, received an Independent Spirit nomination for Best New Scripted Series as an executive producer for the miniseries A Teacher; a show in which she also starred.



38. Zoë Kravitz – 5’2″


Zoë Kravitz - 5'2"


Zoë Kravitz is an actress, singer, and model, who made her acting debut in the romantic comedy film No Reservations in 2007. However, her ticket to fame was her portrayal of Angel Salvadore in the superhero film X-Men: First Class; a motion picture that earned her nominations for a Teen Choice Award and a Scream Award.


Also known for her participation in The Divergent and Fantastic Beasts film series, Kravitz was appreciated for her lead roles in shows such as Big Little Lies and High Fidelity.


The actress has also played a significant role in box office blockbusters such as Mad Max: Fury Road and The Batman. She was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in 2022 by Time magazine.



37. Nicki Minaj – 5’2″


Nicki Minaj - 5'2"


Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty, known professionally as Nicki Minaj, is a Trinidadian-born rapper, who is best known for her musical versatility, animated flow in her rapping, alter egos, and accents. The 157 centimeters tall artist first came to prominence after releasing three mixtapes between 2007 and 2009.


Often referred to as the “Queen of Rap” by her followers, Minaj is one of the best-selling music artists working anywhere in the world today, with more than 100 million records sold worldwide.


She was ranked by Billboard as the top-selling female rapper of the 2010s. Aside from her singing, Minaj has also made headlines for her social media disputes and outspoken views.



36. Emilia Clarke – 5’2″


Emilia Clarke - 5'2"


“Khaleesi” Emilia Clarke, who is only about 5’2″ tall, shot to global fame after having played the “The Mother of Dragons” in HBO’s blockbuster series Game of Thrones. A formidable screen performer, she took little time to establish herself as one of the highest-paid actors on television, all thanks to her adroit character protection in the aforementioned show.


Clarke has also been seen in motion pictures such as Me Before You, Solo: A Star Wars Story, and Last Christmas, to mention a few. The star has been nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards and four Screen Actor Guild Awards in her career so far.



35. Kim Kardashian – 5’2″


Kim Kardashian - 5'2"


This American media personality, socialite, and businesswoman first gained media attention as a friend and stylist of Paris Hilton. However, she shot to global fame after her sex tape Kim Kardashian, Superstar, was released in 2007.


Kardashian, who has hundreds of millions of followers on her social media platforms, is acknowledged for exemplifying the notion of “being famous for being famous”. The celebrity and her family are popular for their having appeared in their reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians, whose success led to the formation of several spin-off series.


Of late, Kim has been seen lobbying for prison reform and clemency.



34. Kevin Hart – 5’2”


Kevin Hart - 5’2”


It’s no secret that there are not many short Black actors in Hollywood, and Kevin Hart is one of them. He may not be the shortest of the lot, but he certainly is far below the average with a height of 157 centimeters.


However, Hart is one of those contemporary celebrities who has used his short stature to his advantage. While he established himself as one of the top stand-up comedians in the United States of America, he also soon started to make his remarkable presence felt in motion pictures such as Central Intelligence, Get Hard, Think Like a Man, and the Jumanji film franchise, among others.


A well-known and admired comedic actor today, he was included on Time magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2015.



33. Anna Kendrick – 5’2″


Anna Kendrick - 5'2"


The very likable Anna Kendrick, who was first seen in the film Camp, is a popular and acclaimed screen performer, who has been nominated for an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, a Tony Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award, respectively.


One of the youngest actors to have ever been nominated for the “Triple Crown of Acting”, the 5’2″ tall actress has been seen in movies such as The Accountant, Up in the Air, and the Pitch Perfect series.


Kendrick began her career performing in theater productions at a young age. She is also known to have lent her voice to numerous songs in her cinematic projects. Not only that but she has also sung at events like the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors and the 2015 Academy Awards.



32. Octavia Spencer – 5’2″


Octavia Spencer - 5'2"


One of the most prolific on-screen performers working in Hollywood today, the 5’2″ tall Octavia Spencer was first seen playing a minor role in the feature film A Time to Kill.


The acclaimed screen performer has so far been a recipient of an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards, respectively. A gifted actor and a fabulous human being, Spencer has been seen delivering terrific performances in motion pictures such as The Shape of Water, Ma, Fruitvale Station, The Help, Gifted, and Instant Family, to name a few.


The ‘Hidden Figures’ actor has also been seen playing a recurring role in the sitcom Mom and a starring role in the teen drama series Red Band Society.



31. Salma Hayek – 5’2″


Salma Hayek - 5'2"


Widely regarded to be one of the most attractive actresses in the world, Salma Hayek began her career in Mexico with starring roles in the telenovela Teresa and El Callejón de los Milagros.


The cine star, who has managed to make a name for herself both in the Mexican and American film industries, is known to have directed, produced, and acted on television as well.


Even though she started her career in Mexico, her sensational performances in movies such as Desperado, From Dusk till Dawn, Wild Wild West, and Dogma made her an actor to watch out for in Hollywood.


In addition, Hayek’s outstanding performance in the biographical drama Frida earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.



30. Shakira – 5’2″


Shakira - 5'2"


Easily among the most liked and popular female celebrities to make it to our list, Shakira is a Colombian singer and songwriter, who is lovingly called the “Queen of Latin Music”.


Noted for her musical versatility and chartbuster tracks, she is rightfully considered to be a pioneer who extended the global reach of Latino singers, all thanks to her astounding success in the entertainment industry.


In 2018, Forbes Colombia reported that Shakira is the top-selling female Latin artist of all time. She has a rich catalog of about 150 songs that have gone on to sell over 80 million records globally.


The superstar singer was appointed to the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics in the US in 2011, and Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government in 2012.



29. Reese Witherspoon – 5’1¾”


Reese Witherspoon - 5’1¾”


Reportedly the highest-paid actress in the world, Reese Witherspoon has been the star of plenty of critically and commercially successful motion pictures throughout her career. The beloved screen performer made her screen debut in The Man in the Moon and shot to fame with the release of Cruel Intentions.


Soon after, she was seen headlining projects such as Election, Legally Blonde, and Walk the Line. Witherspoon, who has also featured in television shows such as Big Little Lies and The Morning Show, has an estimated net worth of $400 million.


At 5′ 1¾”, the ‘Wild’ star is one of the “tallest” short women in the history of motion pictures.



28. Ashley Olsen – 5’1″


Ashley Olsen - 5'1"


The twin sister of Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen gave her acting career kick-start with the television show Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper. Now officially a fashion designer and a businesswoman, the sisters have appeared together in a number of television movies.


Ashley has shared the screen with her sister in projects such as Getting There, Passport to Paris, Our Lips Are Sealed, Winning London, and Holiday in the Sun, to name a few.


The 5’1″ tall celebrity decided to hang her boots as a screen performer in March 2012 in order to focus on her career in the fashion industry.



27. Jada Pinkett Smith – 5’1″


Jada Pinkett Smith - 5'1"


Jada Koren Pinkett Smith may have first been seen on the television show True Colors, but she is best remembered for having played a significant supporting role in the sitcom A Different World.


The actress, who found further fame after starring in motion pictures such as The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, and The Matrix Resurrections, is also the co-host of the Facebook Watch talk show Red Table Talk.


She launched a music career as the lead singer and songwriter for the heavy metal band Wicked Wisdom in 2002. It is imperative to mention that Pinkett Smith was included in Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2021.



26. Awkwafina – 5’1″


Awkwafina - 5'1"


Nora Lum, who is professionally known as Awkwafina, is an actor, comedian, and rapper, who has been the recipient of a Golden Globe Award. The actress made her television debut in Regular Show and has so far been nominated for a British Academy Film Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and an AACTA International Award, respectively.


While she has appeared in feature films such as Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, Crazy Rich Asians, and Ocean’s 8, she first rose to prominence in 2012 when her rap song “My Vag” went viral on YouTube.


Awkwafina has also participated in the MTV comedy series Girl Code.



25. Maisie Williams – 5’1″


Maisie Williams - 5'1"


Maisie Williams made her dream debut by playing the popular character of Arya Stark in the epic medieval fantasy television series Game of Thrones. For her amazing performance in the same, she received two deserving nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.


Williams, who has also been seen in shows and movies such as Doctor Who, Two Weeks to Live, and The New Mutants, jointly developed and launched the social media platform Daisie, which is basically a multi-media networking app designed to help artists and creators in their careers.



24. America Ferrera – 5’1″


America Ferrera - 5'1"


America Ferrera, who was born in Los Angeles to Honduran parents, developed an interest in acting at a very young age. So, it is not surprising that she managed to impress both critics and viewers alike with her maiden screen performance in the feature film Real Women Have Curves.


The actress tasted modest success early in her career with roles in films such as Gotta Kick It Up! and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. The 5’1″ tall Ferrera has been a recipient of an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award, respectively.



23. Jenna Ortega – 5’1″


Jenna Ortega - 5'1"


Jenna Ortega first gained recognition for her character projection of the young Jane in the comedy-drama series Jane the Virgin. However, she had her breakthrough by starring as Harley Diaz in the Disney Channel series Stuck in the Middle; a show for which she even won a well-deserved Imagen Award.


Not long after having proven herself as a sincere actor, she got the opportunity to star in motion pictures such as The Fallout, X, and Scream; therefore, establishing herself as the modern-day scream queen of sorts.


Ortega is also known to have featured as Wednesday Addams in the Netflix horror comedy series Wednesday. Her performance in the show earned her a nomination for a Golden Globe Award.



22. Elliot Page – 5’1”


Elliot Page - 5’1”


Elliot Page is a prime example of how one should never let their height or sex derail their progress in life. The acclaimed Canadian screen performer, who came out as transgender in December 2020, made history when he became the first openly trans man to appear on the cover of Time.


While he first rose to prominence for his role in the television franchise Pit Pony, it was his appearance in motion pictures such as Hard Candy and Juno that brought him critical acclaim.


In fact, his performance in the latter earned him nominations for an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards, a Critics’ Choice Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award, respectively.



21. Kristen Bell – 5’1″


Kristen Bell - 5'1"


Not many are aware of the fact that the talented Kristen Bell started her acting career by starring in stage productions while attending the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.


While she was soon seen playing a part in motion pictures such as Spartan and Gracie’s Choice, it was her portrayal of the titular character in the teen noir drama television series Veronica Mars that brought her widespread attention.


When it comes to the movies, Bell hit the ball out of the park with her convincing performance in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Over the years, she has been seen making her presence felt in titles such as Frozen, Bad Moms, American Underdog, and A Bad Moms Christmas.



20. Vanessa Hudgens – 5’1″


Vanessa Hudgens - 5'1"


The 5’1″ tall Vanessa Hudgens is an actress and singer who made her feature film debut in 2003’s Thirteen. However, it was her character play of Gabriella Montez in the High School Musical film series that brought her significant mainstream success.


In fact, the success of the first film led her to acquire a recording contract with Hollywood Records. Soon after, she released two studio albums V and Identified with them.


Hudgens started to shift her focus to her acting career following the release of the aforementioned albums. She has since then participated in films and television shows such as Bandslam, Spring Breakers, Bad Boys for Life, The Princess Switch, and Powerless, to mention a few.



19. Lady Gaga – 5’1”


Lady Gaga - 5’1”


One of the most popular female celebrities on the planet, Lady Gaga is only 5′ 1″. But, the acclaimed singer and songwriter has never let her height impede her career. After having established herself as a hugely popular and followed singer, she went on to make a name for herself as a mainstream actor.


Soon after having performed in the fifth season of the horror anthology television series American Horror Story, Gaga was seen appearing in motion pictures such as A Star Is Born and House of Gucci.


The sensational performer, who has sold over 170 million records as a musician, is ready to set the stage on fire in her forthcoming movie Joker: Folie à Deux.



18. Judi Dench – 5’1″


Judi Dench - 5'1"


The most admired female screen actor to make it to our list, Judi Dench has been making her remarkable presence felt in the entertainment industry for over six solid decades now.


Often referred to as one of the best English actresses to have ever graced the screen, she has worked in a lot of many motion pictures and television programs throughout her illustrious career.


The ‘Skyfall’ star has been a recipient of an Academy Award, a Tony Award, two Golden Globe Awards, four British Academy Television Awards, six British Academy Film Awards, and seven Olivier Awards, respectively.



17. Eva Longoria – 5’0½”


Eva Longoria - 5’0½”


Eva Longoria was seen playing a handful of guest roles on several television shows before she gained recognition for her character projection in the daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless.


However, the actress tasted success in the true sense of the word when she starred in the popular television series Desperate Housewives. Her performance in the show fetched her Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations.


Longoria, who has been an executive producer of social issue documentaries, holds modeling contracts with L’Oréal and New York & Co and has appeared in several advertising campaigns.



16. Ariana Grande – 5’0½”


Ariana Grande - 5’0½”


Known for her four-octave vocal range, Ariana Grande is a singer, songwriter, and actor, whose personal life has been the subject of widespread media attention. While she first gained fame for playing Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon television series Victorious and Sam & Cat, Grande found stardom after she ventured exclusively into music.


Today, she takes pride in the fact that she has sold more than 85 million records globally and that all of her studio albums have been certified platinum or higher.


Ariana is also known to have ventured into the cosmetics and fashion industries, and she continues to be among the most followed artists on Instagram.



15. Kourtney Kardashian – 5′


Kourtney Kardashian - 5'


Another Kardashian family member to make it to our story is Kourtney Kardashian, who, pretty much like her comparatively popular sister Kim, is also a media personality and socialite. She began to star in the reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians with her beloved family, whose success led to the creation of spin-offs including Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami and Kourtney and Kim Take New York.


Just like her sisters, the 5 feet tall celebrity is involved in the retail and fashion industries. They have launched several clothing collections and fragrances, and continue to have a strong presence on social media.



14. AnnaSophia Robb – 5′


AnnaSophia Robb - 5'


AnnaSophia Robb, who made her television debut in the show Drake & Josh, started her acting career as a child artist. For the first time in her career, she was seen playing the titular role in a television movie, called Samantha: An American Girl Holiday.


She can be seen in motion pictures such as Because of Winn-Dixie and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Also, for her performance in Bridge to Terabithia, Robb ended up winning two Young Artist Awards. ’The Way Way Back’ actor is barely 5 feet tall.


It is said that she began to take an interest in acting as she commenced performing on the church stage at a young age.



13. Paula Abdul – 5′


Paula Abdul - 5'


Paula Julie Abdul, who was seen playing an uncredited role in the 1983 feature film Private School, took little time to establish herself as a multi-talented celeb. Not only has she contributed to the entertainment industry as a screen performer but she has also proven herself as a singer, choreographer, dancer, and an affable television personality, respectively.


Abdul has been seen in flicks such as Junior High School, Touched By Evil, and Mr. Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Alan Freed Story, to mention a few. However, not many know that she began her career as a cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers at the age of 18.



12. Chandra Wilson – 5′


Chandra Wilson - 5'


Chandra Wilson, who made her television debut in The Cosby Show, has made a name for herself by appearing in several acclaimed television shows throughout her career. For her amazing performance as Dr. Miranda Bailey in the television drama series Grey’s Anatomy, she received four well-deserved Emmy nominations for Best Supporting Actress.


Aside from having appeared in the acclaimed 1993 feature film Philadelphia, she has also been seen in shows such as Private Practice and Station 19. During the 1990s, Wilson was popular for having landed guest spots on a variety of prime-time television shows.



11. Hayden Panettiere – 5′


Hayden Panettiere - 5'


First seen in the television show Aliens in the Family, this actor and model shot to fame after having played a significant role in shows such as Heroes and Nashville.


Hayden Panettiere’s performance in the latter was duly appreciated; so much so that it ended up earning her two nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries, or Television Film.


While she starred in Wes Craven’s meta-slasher franchise, Scream, the ‘Remember the Titans’ actor is set to reprise her role in Scream VI. Panettiere is also known to have voiced the characters of Kairi and Xion in the famous video game series Kingdom Hearts.



10. Kylie Minogue – 5′


Kylie Minogue - 5'


The highest-selling female Australian artist of all time, Kylie Minogue is only about 5 feet tall. She has sold over 80 million records worldwide and has been recognized for reinventing herself in music and fashion.


Often referred to by the European press as the “Princess of Pop” and a style icon, Minogue has been a recipient of a Grammy Award, three Brit Awards, and 17 ARIA Music Awards, respectively.


While the star first achieved recognition after having participated in the soap opera Neighbors, she gained prominence as a recording artist in the late 1980s and had established herself as a true-blue star by the 1990s.



9. Melissa Ivy Rauch – 4’11¾”


Melissa Ivy Rauch - 4'11¾"


An actor, model, and comedienne, Melissa Rauch made her screen debut in 2006 in a feature film, titled Delirious. Even though she is not your traditional newsmaker, we are certain that you must have seen her playing a pivotal role in shows such as The Big Bang Theory, Best Week Ever, Kath & Kim, and True Blood, to name a few.


In fact, her performance in the sitcom The Big Bang Theory ensured that she was nominated for the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2013.


Rauch has also participated in motion pictures such as The Bronze, I Love You, Man, and Ice Age: Collision Course.



8. Kristin Chenoweth – 4’11”


Kristin Chenoweth - 4'11"


Kristin Dawn Chenoweth, who was first seen in an episode of the television show LateLine, is one of the shortest celebrities to make it to our list. She has been a part of several television shows and films throughout her career.


The actress went on to win a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her promising character play of Sally Brown in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown on Broadway.


Chenoweth, who has been seen in shows such as The West Wing, Pushing Daisies, GCB, and Schmigadoon!, is only about 150 centimeters tall; thus, making her the shortest female celebrity on this list.



7. Lil’ Kim – 4’11”


Lil' Kim - 4'11"


This rapper and reality television personality is recognized for her short stature and vocals that definitely pack a punch. Known to have been influenced by fellow female hip hop artists like MC Lyte and the Lady of Rage, Lil’ Kim started freestyle rapping during her teenage years.


While she is reported to have lived much of her adolescent life on the streets after being expelled from home, her hard work and subsequent success ensured that she was called “Queen Bee” by several media outlets.


Lil’ Kim has sold more than 15 million albums and 30 million singles worldwide to date. A fashion icon in her own right, she has been acknowledged for helping women embrace their sexuality and femininity as well.



6. Danny DeVito – 4’10”


Danny DeVito - 4’10”


A well-known Hollywood celebrity, Danny DeVito is an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker who has appeared in several films and TV shows. He first came to prominence for his portrayal of the taxi dispatcher Louie De Palma in the television series Taxi.


For his adroit performance in the show, he won a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy Award, respectively. Also known for playing Frank Reynolds on the sitcom It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, DeVito has participated in popular motion pictures such as Batman Returns, Get Shorty, Big Fish, Hercules, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.


The actor even earned a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in the Broadway revival of Arthur Miller’s The Price.



5. Peter Dinklage – 4’4”


Peter Dinklage - 4’4”


If you have ever wondered who the shortest famous actor in the world is, well, allow us to tell you that the honor falls on the inimitable Peter Dinklage. Best known for portraying the role of Tyrion Lannister in the insanely popular television show, Game of Thrones, he stands at 132 centimeters.


However, do not let his shortness dupe you; he is one of the most competent screen performers working in Hollywood today. For his outstanding character projection in Game of Thrones, Dinklage won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series a record four times.


In addition, he has also received a Golden Globe Award in 2011 and a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2020 for the same role.



4. Tony Cox – 3’6”


Tony Cox - 3’6”


Tony Cox may be one of the shortest men in Hollywood, but the actor has made a name for himself by being a part of several cinematic projects. It is said that the man decided to pursue acting after having seen Billy Barty; a little person who, aside from being an actor, was also the founder of the organization Little People of America.


Cox, who stands at the height of 3′ 6″, has gone on to demonstrate that being short is not a curse in the entertainment industry. In fact, his short stature has helped him construct an extensive acting portfolio over the years.


The actor can be seen in motion pictures such as Bad Santa, Friday, Me, Myself & Irene, Date Movie, Epic Movie, Disaster Movie, and Leprechaun 2.



3. Warwick Davis – 3’6″


Warwick Davis - 3'6"


Warwick Ashley Davis may be short but his career started on a rather tall note as his debut role saw him making an appearance in the globally popular feature film Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.


The actor, who was seen playing an Ewok Wicket in the aforementioned feature, is also known for his character projection in Willow. Davis played a fictionalized version of himself in the sitcom Life’s Too Short and has been seen playing a role in popular film franchises such as Narnia, Leprechaun, and Harry Potter, respectively.


One of the highest-grossing supporting actors of all time, he has also presented the ITV game shows Celebrity Squares and Tenable.



2. Hasbulla Magomedov – 3’3”


Hasbulla Magomedov - 3’3”


Hasbulla Magomedov established himself as one of the world’s biggest online personalities after he went viral posting videos of himself on TikTok. The Russian internet celebrity, who is famous for his prank and spoof videos on Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), is often referred to as ‘Mini Khabib’ by those who admire him.


Also known for his fierce rivalry with Abdu Rozik, Hasbulla can appeal to anyone who may either be spending a lot of time on TikTok or is interested in martial arts.



1. Abdu Rozik – 3’1”


Abdu Rozik - 3’1”


Abdu Rozik has been making the headlines of late all thanks to his starry presence in the sixteenth season of India’s biggest reality show Bigg Boss. The famous social media star, who has an affable screen presence, is a versatile singer who has sung various popular songs such as “Chota Bhaijaan”, “Ohi Dili Zor”, “Chaki Chaki Boron”, and “Modar”.


While Rozik already had a following before he headed to India to participate in Bigg Boss, his undeniable presence in the show managed to win the hearts of thousands of Indians, including India’s biggest movie star, Salman Khan.


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