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Top 50 Best Tall Actresses Of All Time
Shivam-Updated Jan 23, 2022
Just like how being short cannot impede someone from wanting to be an actor anymore, being tall ceases to be a prerequisite for the profession as well now.
However, one cannot deny the fact that the entertainment industry is full of women who are taller than the average American woman, who is presumed to be 5-foot-4.
Let alone 5-foot-4, actresses these days are as tall as six feet and over. There was a time when female stars used to be shorter than their male counterparts.
Often, the casting would be done in a way that the actress would be shorter than their male co-stars.
However, even if the actresses were comparatively taller, the men were given stairs to climb on to in order to stand neck and neck with them.
That being said, things have truly altered with the dawn of the 21st century and nowhere is this more palpable than in a genre as challenging as science-fiction.
We say so because some noteworthy sci-fi titles like 'Star Trek', 'Battlestar Galactica', and the Marvel franchise have featured tall actresses each; only adding to their rich list of dynamic characters.
Even though what we catch in the movies is often smokes and mirrors but there indeed are certain performers who manage to have a commanding screen presence solely because of their towering frame.
Needless to say, when it comes to these tall leading ladies, there is no need for stilettos, stairs, or high heels to make them look authentic.
Their natural stature and alluring screen presence are more than enough to give them the confidence to use things to their advantage; thus, giving their respective personalities a definitive edge.
So without any further ado, let us now take a look at 50 of the tallest women in show business and how they have charmed us and continue to do so even today.
Note: This list has been compiled based on the height of the mentioned actresses with the shortest of the 50 placed at the bottom and the tallest at the top.
The rankings have got nothing to do with the popularity of the performers.
50. Lucille Frances Lawless
|Date of Birth||March 29, 1968|
|Place of Birth||Mount Albert, Auckland, New Zealand|
|Debut TV Show||Funny Business|
Lucille Frances Lawless is a show business icon from New Zealand who is best known for her fantastic lead role in the television series titled, 'Xena: Warrior Princess.' Lucille Frances Lawless has also appeared in television shows like 'Parks and Recreation', 'Agents of S. H. I. E. L. D', 'Battlestar Galactica', and 'Top of the Lake' among others.
In addition to her television credits, Lucy Lawless has also appeared in a motion picture like 'Bedtime Stories' and on a television film like 'Locusts and Vampire Bats.' Better still, she has also been a robust supporter of LGBT rights and same-sex marriage.
49. Tricia Janine Helfer
|Date of Birth||April 11, 1974|
|Place of Birth||Donalda, Alberta, Canada|
|Debut TV Show||Jeremiah|
This Canadian performer who made her screen debut on the television series titled 'Jeremiah' has also been a model at the beginning of her career.
Popular for her character sketch on 'Battlestar Galactica', Tricia Janine Helfer has also had roles to play on famous television shows such as 'Two and a Half Men', 'Dark Blue Lucifer', and 'Burn Notice' among others.
Tricia Janine Helfer is known to have done a fair bit of voiceover work in animated feature films and games as well.
She also has motion pictures like 'Isolation', 'Authors Anonymous', and 'Beginner’s Guide to Endings' to her credit.
48. Paulina Porizkova
|Date of Birth||April 9, 1965|
|Place of Birth||Prostějov, Czechoslovakia|
The first Central European woman to appear on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue in the year 1984, Paulina Porizkova was one of the top models of the 1980s before she turned to acting, writing, and judging reality shows.
Paulina Porizkova, who has written and helmed a feature film titled 'Roommates', made her screen debut in a feature called 'Portfolio', which was basically a mockumentary about modeling itself.
She later went on to make an appearance in motion pictures like 'Her Alibi', 'Thursday', 'Anna', 'Arizona Dream', and 'Knots' among others.
Having said that, Paulina Porizkova is also credited with writing a children’s book and blogs for Modelinia and The Huffington Post, respectively.
Not only that but the actor and model has also appeared as a judge on the popular American television show, 'America’s Next Top Model.'
47. Stephanie Corneliussen
|Date of Birth||April 28, 1987|
|Place of Birth||Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Debut Film||Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters|
Stephanie Corneliussen started her professional acting career by making special appearances on television shows like 'The Exes', 'Bad Judge', and 'Royal Pains', respectively.
A well-known Danish model and actress today, she has also made an appearance in titles like 'American Horror Story', 'Hansel and Gretel', and 'Hello Ladies' among others.
Be that as it may, Stephanie Corneliussen is best known for her character play of Joanna Wellick in the show titled 'Mr.
Robot', which opened to good reviews from the viewers and critics alike.
46. Alyssa Sutherland
|Date of Birth||September 23, 1982|
|Place of Birth||Brisbane, Australia|
|Debut Film||The Devil Wears Prada|
This popular Australian model and actress was first seen in a motion picture as popular and flashy as 'The Devil Wears Prada.' Having said that, she has also been seen appearing in a number of independent feature films such as 'Don’t Look Up', 'The Fortune Theory', and 'Day on Fire' among others.
Alyssa Sutherland, who has been a part of 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' and 'New Amsterdam', made her big television debut in the series titled 'Vikings.'
45. Ilfenesh Hadera
|Date of Birth||December 1, 1985|
|Place of Birth||Harlem, New York, United States of America|
Ilfenesh Hadera is an actress who is mostly seen collaborating with director Spike Lee for the big screen.
In fact, the actor who studied acting at the RADA/King’s College in London has featured in Spike Lee's directorial ventures such as 'Chi-Raq', 'Oldboy', and 'She's Gotta Have It.' It is not in the least bit surprising that she found her maiden acting role in another Spike Lee project titled '1/20.' Ilfenesh Hadera has also appeared in television shows such as 'Billions' and 'Deception' and has several mainstream titles like 'The Punisher', 'Da Brick', 'Chicago Fire', 'The Blacklist', and 'Baywatch' to her credit.
44. Rachel Hunter
|Date of Birth||September 8, 1969|
|Place of Birth||Glenfield, Auckland, New Zealand|
|Debut TV Show||Ford Super Model of the World|
The host of Imagination Television's 'Rachel Hunter's Tour of Beauty' might also have been seen in the movies, but she will forever be known to be a Kiwi supermodel.
Rachel Hunter rose to prominence after having appeared on a number of popular magazine covers such as Elle, Rolling Stone, Playboy, Harper's Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, and Vogue.
Now, if that was not enough, she has even managed to feature on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue twice.
That being said, Rachel Hunter has also starred in motion pictures such as 'La Cucina', 'Two Shades of Blue', 'Piranhaconda', 'A Walk in the Park', and 'The Benchwarmers' among others.
On television, Rachel Hunter has also appeared on 'New Zealand’s Got Talent.'
43. Whitney Ann Cummings
|Date of Birth||September 4, 1982|
|Place of Birth||Georgetown, Washington, D.C., United States of America|
A producer, writer, podcaster, director, and actress, Whitney Ann Cummings has tried it all. Best known for her characters on television shows like 'Whitney' and '2 Broke Girls', she also has one comedy album to her credit.
Whitney Ann Cummings, who has featured in motion pictures such as 'The Female Brain', 'Made of Honor', and 'The Ridiculous 6', has contributed to several television shows as an actor, producer, director, or showrunner.
In fact, our readers would be pleased to know that Whitney Ann Cummings was also on the screenwriting team for shows like '2 Broke Girls', 'The Female Brain', and 'Whitney', respectively.
42. Stacy Ann-Marie Keibler
|Date of Birth||October 14, 1979|
|Place of Birth||Rosedale, Maryland, United States of America|
Stacy Ann-Marie Keibler, who has been professionally trained in dance forms like ballet, tap, and jazz, started her career in show business at the tender age of 6.
She was so comfortable in her space that by the time she turned 10, she was already being cast in good commercials.
While Stacy Ann-Marie Keibler might be better known for featuring on 'Dancing With The Stars', to fans of the wrestling universe, she will always be the dashing diva who set the stage on fire with her undeniable presence.
Needless to say, Stacy Keibler has charmed pay-per-view events at both the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW) platforms.
In addition to her aforementioned credits, she has also appeared in television shows like 'October Road', 'How I Met Your Mother', 'George Lopez', and 'Psych’ among others.
41. Famke Beumer Janssen
|Date of Birth||November 5, 1964|
|Place of Birth||Amstelveen, Netherlands|
|Debut Film||Fathers & Sons|
Famke Beumer Janssen, who has also been a successful model, is an actor, screenwriter, and director who has featured in motion pictures such as the James Bond action thriller, titled 'Goldeneye', and those of the 'X-Men' franchise.
It is said that the actor was offered a part to play in 'Deep Space Nine'.
However, she turned the offer down. Be that as it may, Famke Beumer Janssen has starred in feature films such as 'Celebrity', 'City of Industry', 'Father & Sons', 'Monument Ave', and 'The Gingerbread Man' among others.
40. Lena Maria Jonna Olin
|Date of Birth||March 22, 1955|
|Place of Birth||Stockholm, Sweden|
|Debut Film||Face to Face|
Lena Maria Jonna Olin, who was born in Sweden, had a great stage career before she started to test herself in the movies.
What most people should know about this actor is the fact that she was mentored by legendary filmmaker Ingmar Bergman while she performed at the Royal Theater in Stockholm.
Lena Maria Jonna Olin has been seen performing in motion pictures such as 'After the Rehearsal', 'Chocolat', 'Havana', and 'Enemies: A Love Story' among others.
That being said, Olin, who is better known for her character play in 'The Unbearable Lightness of Being', has also portrayed the mother of Jennifer Garner’s character in a television series titled 'Alias.' Her performance in 'The Unbearable Lightness of Being' also earned her a well-deserved nomination at the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture.
39. Missi Pyle
|Date of Birth||November 16, 1972|
|Place of Birth||Houston, Texas, United States of America|
|Debut Film||As Good as It Gets|
Andrea Kay Pyle, who is known by her stage name Missi Pyle, is a singer, actor, and songwriter.
After having made her big-screen debut in the critically acclaimed comedy-drama titled 'As Good As It Gets', she also went on star in motion pictures like 'Big Fish', 'Home Alone 4', 'Soccer Mom', 'Galaxy Quest', and 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' among others.
Along with fellow actress Shawnee Smith, Missi Pyle is a member of the country-rock band called Smith & Pyle.
The actor has also made appearances on well-known television shows such as 'Friends', 'Two and a Half Men', 'Frasier', 'The Mentalist', and 'Grey's Anatomy' to name a few.
38. Adrianne Lee Palicki
|Date of Birth||May 6, 1983|
|Place of Birth||Toledo, Ohio, United States of America|
|Debut TV Show||Smallville|
Better known for her meaty character play in television shows such as 'Friday Night Lights', 'The Orville', and 'Marvel’s Agents of S. H. I. E. L. D', Adrianne Lee Palicki is an actress and writer who has also featured in popular motion pictures like 'Legion', 'Red Dawn', and 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' among others.
What is noteworthy about Adrianne Lee Palicki is the fact that her tall and attractive stature allows her to charmingly portray characters that are cold and devious and, oftentimes, even dramatic and humorous.
Nowhere is her range more visible than in titles such as 'John Wick', 'Dr. Cabbie', and 'Women in Trouble', respectively.
Along with her brother, Adrienne Palicki has also published a comic book titled 'No Angel.'
37. Mariel Hadley Hemingway
|Date of Birth||November 22, 1961|
|Place of Birth||Mill Valley, California, United States of America|
Since Mariel Hemingway is the granddaughter of celebrated writer Ernest Hemingway, her potential in her field of choice can perhaps not be doubted and she has proved this right from the beginning of her career.
Mariel Hadley Hemingway, who was named after her grandfather’s favorite village in Cuba, the port of Mariel, began acting at the tender age of 14.
However, it is one thing to start young and another to receive a coveted Golden Globe nomination for your very first screen role.
That being said, Mariel Hadley Hemingway did not stop there. The actor who has also starred in motion pictures such as 'Superman IV', 'Star 80', and 'Personal Best', received Academy and BAFTA Award nominations for her outstanding performance in director Woody Allen's feature film titled 'Manhattan.' That being said, the tall actress has also made her presence felt on television shows like 'Central Park West' and 'Civil Wars' among others.
36. Dame Vanessa Redgrave DBE
|Date of Birth||January 30, 1937|
|Place of Birth||Blackheath, London, England|
|Debut Film||Behind the Mask|
Vanessa Redgrave, whose celebrated career spans over six decades, hails from an acclaimed acting family.
Her grandfather, father, siblings, and two daughters have all been dedicated screen performers. Regarded to be one of the most celebrated actors of her time, Vanessa Redgrave has been a recipient of several accolades.
She has received six Academy Award nominations and has won an Oscar once. Among other prominent awards, she has won two Primetime Emmy Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Golden Globes, and one British Academy of Film and Television (BAFTA) Award, respectively.
Vanessa Redgrave had proved herself on the stage before making her presence felt in the movies.
She has played a role in several classic features such as 'A Man for All Seasons', 'Julia', 'Blow Up', 'Prick Up Your Ears', 'Howard’s End', 'Wetherby', 'A Month By The Lake', and 'Mrs. Dalloway' among others.
35. Katherine Matilda Swinton
|Date of Birth||November 5, 1960|
|Place of Birth||London, United Kingdom|
Tilda Swinton is a brave and respected screen performer who gave her professional career a kick-start by working in experimental feature films.
Most of these features, namely 'Caravaggio', 'The Garden', and 'War Requiem', were helmed by director Derek Jarman.
Ever since she established herself as a prominent actor, Tilda Swinton has starred in some really popular independent motion pictures and various mainstream hits like 'Constantine', 'We Need To Talk About Kevin', 'Michael Clayton', 'Adaptation', 'Julia', 'Vanilla Sky', and 'Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' among others.
Tilda Swinton, who has also been a part of arthouse projects, has received an Academy Award and a British Academy Film Award for her terrific performances.
Not only that but she has also been nominated for three Golden Globe Awards and five Screen Actors Guild Awards, respectively.
34. Uma Karuna Thurman
|Date of Birth||April 29, 1970|
|Place of Birth||Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America|
|Debut Film||Kiss Daddy Goodnight|
Uma Karuna Thurman, who began her career as a fashion model at the young age of 15, turned out to be an even better and far more successful screen actor.
She started featuring in the movies in her late teens and gained critical acclaim for her roles in 'Dangerous Liaisons' and 'The Adventures of Baron Munchausen.' Uma Karuna Thurman soon started being offered meaty roles to play and, therefore, was seen in feature films such as 'Even Cowgirls Get The Blues', 'Mad Dog and Glory', and 'Henry & June' among others.
However, it was director Quentin Tarantino's cult classic titled 'Pulp Fiction' that brought her immense critical and global acclaim.
The actor made headlines once again after her earth-shattering role play in Quentin Tarantino's 'Kill Bill' franchise of films.
33. Nicole Mary Kidman
|Date of Birth||June 20, 1967|
|Place of Birth||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America|
|Debut Film||Bush Christmas|
One of the most recognized female cine-stars in the world, Nicole Mary Kidman is a performer par excellence.
Easily among the most popular faces to make it to this list, she is a recipient of six Golden Globes Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and an Academy Award.
Nicole Mary Kidman, who has starred in some popular cult feature films like 'Eyes Wide Shut', 'The Others', 'Lion', and 'The Killing of a Sacred Deer', is one of the highest-paid actresses in any film industry of the world.
Although Nicole Mary Kidman started her screen career by featuring in motion pictures like 'Bush Christmas' and 'BMX Bandits', she truly hit it out of the park with a thriller titled 'Dead Calm.' Better still, she was also appreciated for her performance in a television miniseries called 'Bangkok Hilton.'
After co-starring alongside superstar Tom Cruise in 'Days of Thunder', Nicole Kidman tasted tremendous international success and has not looked back ever since.
Nicole Mary Kidman has been called one of the greatest actors of the 21st century by the New York Times.
She has also appeared in movies like 'To Die For', 'Australia', 'Aquaman', 'Batman Forever', 'The Hours', and 'Bombshells' among others.
This Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF has also made her presence felt in yet another television miniseries titled 'Big Little Lies' of late.
32. Susan Alexandra "Sigourney" Weaver
|Date of Birth||October 8, 1949|
|Place of Birth||Manhattan, New York, United States of America|
|Debut TV Show||Somerset|
Susan Alexandra "Sigourney" Weaver, who was voted number 20 in Channel 4's countdown of the 100 Greatest Movie Stars of all time, is an actor whose career has spanned over 50 years.
Even though she had a short role to play in director Woody Allen's romantic feature titled 'Annie Hall', she truly came into her own after having portrayed Ellen Ripley efficiently in the science fiction classic, 'Alien.' Sigourney Weaver was a part of the global blockbuster 'Avatar' and is set to feature in its sequel as well.
That said, she has been a recipient of several accolades. She has won two Golden Globe Awards and a British Academy Film Award.
In addition, she has been nominated for three Academy Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, three Tony Awards, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards, respectively.
31. Abbey Lee
|Date of Birth||June 12, 1987|
|Place of Birth||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
|Debut Film||Mad Max: Fury Road|
Abbey Lee, who dropped the use of her surname, 'Kershaw', in 2015, made her big-screen debut by starring in the Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy starrer 'Mad Max: Fury Road' in the same year.
She had a really successful career as a supermodel before trying her hands at acting.
After having made her big debut, Abbey Lee was also seen in feature films like 'The Dark Tower', 'The Gods of Egypt', and 'The Neon Demon'.
Not only that but the actor, who has also made her presence felt on the stage by appearing at the Hampstead Theater in London, has also featured in a television series called 'Lovecraft Country.'
30. Theresa Lee Farrell
|Date of Birth||November 19, 1963|
|Place of Birth||Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States of America|
|Debut TV Show||Paper Dolls|
In order to pursue her dream of becoming a popular fashion model, Theresa Lee Farrell has made the gutsy decision to drop out of high school.
Sooner than later, Terry Farrell became a motion picture actress and started to make her presence felt in feature films such as 'Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth.' Also known for her character play on television shows such as 'Becker' and 'Deep Space Nine', Theresa Lee Farrell has starred in quite a few television and straight-to-video titles.
29. Jennie Lynn Finch Daigle
|Date of Birth||September 3, 1980|
|Place of Birth||La Mirada, California, United States of America|
|Debut TV Show||The Parkers|
Many of our readers would contest that Jennie Finch is a sportsperson and that she may not be the apt personality to feature on this list.
However, we would like to stress that besides being a softball player who led the United States women's national softball team to the gold and silver medals at the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics respectively, Jennie Finch has also appeared on television shows and in the movies, albeit in often uncredited roles or roles in which she is seen playing herself.
An author of "Pitch Like a Girl", she has made her presence felt in a motion picture like 'MVP' and on a television show such as 'The Parkers' among others.
28. Cathy DeBuono
|Date of Birth||March 20, 1970|
|Place of Birth||Yonkers, New York, United States of America|
|Debut TV Show||Jenny|
Cathy DuBuono is another tall actress on this list who also happens to be a producer.
She has featured in motion pictures such as 'How ‘Bout a Cuppa Tea' and 'And Then Came Lola' among others.
Cathy DuBuono, who has contributed as a producer on television shows like 'We Have To Stop Now', 'Along Came Wanda', and 'The Touch', has also made an appearance on series such as 'Chicago Hope', 'Crazy Bitches', and 'Deep Space Nine', respectively.
27. Saffron Domini Burrows
|Date of Birth||October 22, 1972|
|Place of Birth||Saint Pancras, London, United Kingdom|
|Debut TV Show||Les cinq dernières minutes|
Saffron Domini Burrows has featured in a number of popular shows like 'Law & Order', 'Cold Lazarus', 'Agents of S. H. I. E. L. D', and 'Mozart in the Jungle' among others.
The British actress, who commenced her professional acting career on the London stage and the BBC, has also had roles to play in feature films such as 'Troy', 'Deep Blue Sea', 'Enigma', and 'In the Name of the Father', 'Reign Over Me', and 'The Bank Job' among others.
26. Jerry Faye Hall
|Date of Birth||July 2, 1956|
|Place of Birth||Gonzales, Texas, United States of America|
|Debut Film||Urban Cowboy|
Even though Jerry Faye Hall is famous for being the ex-partner of Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger, she has also been a successful supermodel and screen performer in her own right.
Our readers would be fascinated to know the fact that Jerry Faye Hall, who has had a stage acting career in London, holds the fabulous world record for most theatrical appearances in a single night.
That being said, Jerry Faye Hall has played a role in motion pictures like 'Urban Cowboy', 'Vampire in Brooklyn', 'Freejack', 'Topo Galileo', and the original 'Batman' among others.
25. Kristen Angela Johnston
|Date of Birth||September 20, 1967|
|Place of Birth||Washington, D.C., United States of America|
|Debut TV Show||Chicago Hope|
The next tall actress to make it to our list is Kristen Angela Johnston. She is famous for her character play in '3rd Rock From The Sun'; a project for which she earned two Emmy Awards.
An author and actress, the 'Sex and the City' star has been an acting student at the Atlantic Theater Company School in New York City.
Kristen Angela Johnston, who has had a successful stage career, has also featured in shows such as 'ER', 'The Exes', and 'Ugly Betty.'
24. Kimora Lee Simmons
|Date of Birth||May 4, 1975|
|Place of Birth||St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America|
|Debut Film||For Love or Money|
Kimora Lee Simmons is another personality on our list who started modeling as a teenager.
At the tender age of 14, she even signed a contract with Chanel; something that said a lot about her burgeoning confidence in her profession.
An actor, designer, and author, Kimora Lee Simmons has designed her own fashion lines; all while being able to do short roles both in the movies and on television.
Kimora Lee Simmons has authored a self-help book and has been a co-host of 'Life & Style' talk show and a judge on 'America’s Next Top Model', respectively.
23. Aisha Nilaja Tyler
|Date of Birth||September 18, 1970|
|Place of Birth||San Francisco, California, United States of America|
|Debut TV Show||Nash Bridges|
Another multi-talented lady to make it our list is Aisha Nilaja Tyler. Let alone an actress, she is also a comedian, writer, author, producer, and talk show host.
The actor, who is a stand-up comic with a podcast named "Girl on Guy with Aisha Tyler", has been a part of feature films such as 'Archer', 'Axis', 'The Santa Clause 3', and 'Death Sentence' among others.
In addition to her comedy and acting credentials, Aisha Nilaja Tyler also made an appearance on television shows such as 'Ghost Whisperer' and 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.'
22. Kimberly Nichole Wayans
|Date of Birth||October 16, 1961|
|Place of Birth||New York, New York, United States of America|
|Debut TV Show||A Different World|
Kimberly Nichole Wayans, who is better known for her role on the comedy show titled 'In Living Color', has featured in motion pictures such as 'Reckless', 'Pariah', and 'I’m Gonna Get You Sucka' among others.
The actor, who is also a comedian, author, director, and producer, has also been a part of a lot many television shows such as 'A Different World', 'In The House', and 'The Wayans Bros' to name a few.
In addition to her acting credentials, what is worth mentioning about Kimberly Nichole Wayans is the fact that she is the co-author of "Amy Hodgepodge", which is a series of children’s books.
21. Annette "Leslie" Jones
|Date of Birth||September 7, 1967|
|Place of Birth||Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America|
|Debut TV Show||In The House|
Annette "Leslie" Jones, who was included in Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world in the year 2017, is not only a stand-up comedian but also a writer and actor.
Even though she is better known for her role on 'Saturday Night Live', Annette "Leslie" Jones has made an appearance in the remake of 'Ghostbusters' and has featured in 'Masterminds', respectively.
In addition to the aforementioned titles, she has also starred in motion pictures such as 'Trainwreck', 'Top Five', and 'Repos' to name a few.
20. Eleanor Nancy Macpherson
|Date of Birth||March 29, 1964|
|Place of Birth||Killara, New South Wales, Australia|
Eleanor Nancy Macpherson is a well-known Australian personality who has recorded five cover shots for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.
Now, if that is not enough to talk about how successful a supermodel she has been, one would have to consider the fact that she was given the nickname, "The Body", by Time magazine.
Even though she has been a screen actor, television host, and producer, she also has a number of businesses that keep her going.
Former host of Britain & Ireland’s 'Next Top Model', Eleanor Nancy Macpherson has made an appearance on motion pictures like 'Alice', 'Jane Eyre', 'The Edge', and 'The Mirror Has Two Faces' among others.
Not only that but she has also had a role to play in the popular sitcom, 'Friends.'
19. Brenda Lee Strong
|Date of Birth||March 25, 1960|
|Place of Birth||Portland, Oregon, United States of America|
|Debut TV Show||St. Elsewhere|
Brenda Lee Strong has trained herself in musical theater and has been both a stage and screen performer.
In addition to her acting credentials, she has also sung as a soloist and in choirs.
The actor has featured in titles like 'Star Trek: The New Generation', 'Blossom', 'Seinfeld', 'Twin Peaks', 'Dallas', and 'Party of Five' among others.
That said, she has consistently appeared in sitcoms like 'Scorch' and 'Desperate Housewives.' In fact, Brenda Lee Strong voiced Mary Alice Young; the narrator of 'Desperate Housewives.'
18. Virginia Elizabeth Davis
|Date of Birth||January 21, 1956|
|Place of Birth||Wareham, Massachusetts, United States of America|
Geena Davis is a talented actress, producer, and writer who has also worked as a Victoria Secret’s Model.
Geena Davis has been seen making an appearance in feature films such as 'The Fly', 'The Long Kiss Goodnight', 'Thelma & Louise', 'A League of Their Own', 'Beetlejuice', and 'Tootsie' among others.
She won a well-deserved Oscar for her character play in 'The Accidental Tourist'. The actor, who has also won a Golden Globe Award, has been nominated at the British Academy Film Award and Primetime Emmy Awards as well.
For her long-lasting fight against gender bias both on and off-screen in Hollywood, she was awarded the coveted Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.
17. Jane Marie Lynch
|Date of Birth||July 14, 1960|
|Place of Birth||Evergreen Park, Illinois, United States of America|
|Debut Film||Vice Versa|
Make way for the multi-talented Jane Marie Lynch on this list for she is not only an excellent actor with great comic timing to boot but also a producer and singer.
As a performer, she is remembered for quite a few roles that she has played.
Among her most popular roles are the ones that she portrayed on the series 'Glee' and 'Two and a Half Men', respectively.
For her character play in the latter, Jane Marie Lynch received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination.
She has made an appearance on other shows such as 'The West Wing', 'Friends', and 'Judging Amy.' When it comes to the movies, she has been a part of comedy titles like 'Best in Show', 'Role Models', 'The 40-Year Old Virgin', 'The Three Stooges' and 'Talladega Nights' among others.
16. Brooke Christa Shields
|Date of Birth||May 31, 1965|
|Place of Birth||Manhattan, New York, United States of America|
|Debut Film||After the Fall|
Brooke Christa Shields worked in a couple of television movies before being a part of mainstream cinema for good.
That said, even though she is a known actor and author today, she started her career as a child model.
In fact, our readers would be intrigued to know that she won critical acclaim for her performance in Louis Malle's film, titled 'Pretty Baby', at the tender age of 12.
The child model soon started tasting success after featuring in motion pictures like 'Alice, Sweet Alice' and 'The Blue Lagoon' among others.
Although Brooke Christa Shields took a break from the movies to attend college in 1983, she returned to the screen in the 1990s and did quite a few short film roles.
Brooke Christa Shields, who is also the author of a memoir about postnatal depression, 'Down Came the Rain', has also had a major part to play on 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.'
15. Allison Brooks Janney
|Date of Birth||November 19, 1959|
|Place of Birth||Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America|
|Debut Film||Who Shot Patakango?|
Allison Brooks Janney is one of the most celebrated tall actors who continues to enthrall viewers with her presence in well-regarded motion pictures and television shows.
This multi-award-winning actress gave her career a kick-start after having played a string of comedic roles on television soap operas.
Allison Janney, who is famous for her character play on the television series titled 'West Wing', has been a recipient of a British Academy Film Award, six Critics' Choice Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, seven Screen Actors Guild Awards, and seven Primetime Emmy Awards, respectively.
Not only that but the actor has also received nominations for two Tony Awards. Allison Brooks Janney has been a part of some really good feature films such as 'I, Tonya', 'Big Night', 'The Help', 'American Beauty', and '10 Things I Hate About You' among others.
That said, she won a well-deserved Academy Award for playing the role of Tonya Harding’s mother in the biographical sports drama titled 'I, Tonya.'
14. Camilla Chloe Cleese
|Date of Birth||January 24, 1984|
|Place of Birth||England, United Kingdom|
|Debut TV Show||Bad Weather Films|
Even though Camilla Chloe Cleese is yet to have a Wikipedia profile dedicated to her name, we include her on this list because she has been a part of a handful of television shows.
Even though she started her career as a model, she aspired to make a name for herself in the movie industry and, perhaps, even as a stand-up comedian.
Daughter of actor and writer John Cleese, Camilla not only shares her father's tall height but also his affinity for acting.
Needless to say, she has been a part of television shows such as 'The One Show' and 'Bachelorette Weekend' among others.
13. Ireland Eliesse Baldwin
|Date of Birth||October 23, 1995|
|Place of Birth||Los Angeles, California, United States of America|
|Debut Film||Grudge Match|
Also known as Ireland Basinger Baldwin, Ireland Baldwin is the daughter of actors Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger.
Since she was born into an acting family, it was a given that Ireland would make it to the movies at one point or another.
However, she started her career as a model and made an appearance in feature films such as 'Dark Foe', 'Goofy Chefs', and 'Grudge Match' soon after.
Having said that, Ireland Baldwin decided to become a professional DJ in 2019. She has also been an advocate for animal rights and has posed for PETA just like her beloved mother did.
12. Brigitte Nielsen
|Date of Birth||July 15, 1963|
|Place of Birth||Rødovre, Denmark|
|Debut Film||Red Sonja|
Brigitte Nielsen is a popular Danish-born model who has also tried her competent hands at acting and singing.
Having said that, she initially gave her career a kick-start as a model but soon left the profession to pursue full-time acting as a career.
Brigitte Nielsen started her on-screen career well as she was given the opportunity to appear in motion pictures such as 'Cobra', 'Rocky IV', 'Beverly Hills Cop II', 'Red Sonja', 'Doomsdayer', and 'Body Count' among others.
The actor, who has also recorded a number of singles, has been seen being a part of quite a few reality television shows as well.
11. Alysia Reiner
|Date of Birth||July 21, 1970|
|Place of Birth||Gainesville, Florida, United States of America|
|Debut Film||An Englishman In New York|
Alysia Reiner is an actress and producer who is best known for her character play of Natalie "Fig" Figueroa in the popular Netflix show titled 'Orange Is the New Black.' A classically trained actor, she even received a Screen Actors Guild Award for her role as a part of the competent ensemble cast.
Alysia Reiner, who has featured in other acclaimed shows such as 'Blacklist', 'How To Get Away With Murder', and 'Broad City', has also given her charming voice for video games, audiobooks, cartoons, commercials, and podcasts.
In addition to her aforementioned credits, Alysia Reiner has also worked in feature films such as 'Shine', 'Sideways', and 'Kissing Jessica Stein' among others.
10. Miranda Katherine Hart Dyke
|Date of Birth||December 14, 1972|
|Place of Birth||Torquay, United Kingdom|
|Debut TV Show||Mr. Bean|
Miranda Katherine Hart Dyke is an English actress who is known for her appearances on several television shows and motion pictures.
This comedian and writer is famous for featuring in shows such as 'French & Saunders', 'Absolutely Fabulous', 'Smack the Pony', 'Call the Midwife', 'The Vicar of Dibley', and 'Angelos' among others.
The actor, who has also been a performer for the stage, has been a part of some well-known flicks such as 'Emma', 'Spy', and 'The Infidel' to name a few.
Her semi-autobiographical series titled 'Miranda', which she wrote and starred in, ran on the BBC for three years, winning several well-deserved comedy and television awards.
9. Janet McTeer OBE
|Date of Birth||August 5, 1961|
|Place of Birth||Wallsend, United Kingdom|
|Debut Film||Half Moon Street|
Janet McTeer is an acclaimed English actress who has charmed the audience with her dynamic screen presence for more than three decades now.
She has received two Academy Award nominations and holds the esteemed OBE (Order of the British Empire).
Janet McTeer, who has been an actor for the stage, television, and the movies, has been seen on the television in 'Into the Storm', 'Damages', 'The White Queen', and 'The Governor.' When it comes to the movies, Janet McTeer has starred in motion pictures such as 'Me Before You', 'Half Moon Street', 'Wuthering Heights', 'Maleficent', and 'The Divergent' franchise of films.
It is worth mentioning that the actor has received a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play, a Golden Globe Award, and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play, respectively.
Not only that but she has also been a recipient of the Olivier Award for Best Actress.
8. Suzie Plakson
|Date of Birth||June 3, 1958|
|Place of Birth||Buffalo, New York, United States of America|
|Debut TV Show||CBS Summer Playhouse|
Suzie Plakson kick-started her acting career on stage by performing mostly in musicals. The actor, who has written and recorded a country-rock album as well, has played four varying characters in the 'Star Trek' series and has had a regular character to play on shows such as 'Mad About You', 'Everybody Loves Raymond', 'Love & War', and 'How I Met Your Mother' among others.
When it comes to mainstream cinema, Suzie Plakson has been a part of feature films like 'Red Eye', 'Wag the Dog', and 'Disclosure', to name a few.
7. Judy Gold
|Date of Birth||November 15, 1962|
|Place of Birth||Newark, New Jersey, United States of America|
|Debut TV Show||Roseanne|
Judy Gold, who has received two well-deserved Daytime Emmy Awards for her work as a writer and producer on 'The Rosie O'Donnell Show', is majorly a television actress who is also a producer, writer, and stand-up comedian.
Even though she has had short roles to play in motion pictures such as 'Search Party' and 'The Curse of the Jade Scorpion', she is primarily known for having appeared in television shows such as 'Better Things', 'Nightcap', 'All-American Girl', 'SuperNormal', and 'The Other F Word' to name a few.
6. Elizabeth Debicki
|Date of Birth||August 24, 1990|
|Place of Birth||Paris, France|
|Debut Film||A Few Best Men|
Even though Elizabeth Debicki trained as a dancer and wished to be a ballerina, she did study drama at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne; an endeavor that led her to begin her screen career with a brief role to play in the Australian comedy, titled 'A Few Best Men.'
However, in the very second role that she played, Elizabeth Debicki got the opportunity to be directed by Baz Luhrmann in his project, 'The Great Gatsby.' Ever since then, she has continued to play significant roles in motion pictures such as 'Breath', 'Tenet', and 'Widows' among others.
5. Dorothy-Marie Jones
|Date of Birth||January 4, 1964|
|Place of Birth||Turlock, California, United States of America|
|Debut TV Show||Knights and Warriors|
Dorothy-Marie Jones is a former athlete who has competed in weightlifting and shotput events and has, in fact, been a 15-time world and six-time national arm-wrestling champion.
The story behind Dorothy-Marie Jones coming into the mainstream stems from her being discovered at a bodybuilding tournament, following which she was urged to try out for a show titled 'Knights and Warriors'; a show that was similar in essence to 'American Gladiators.' Dorothy-Marie Jones, who had a recurring role on 'Glee', managed to get a role to play on 'Knights and Warriors' and, therefore, started to make brief appearances on other shows like 'Prison Break', 'Lizzie McGuire', 'Married with Children', 'Nip/Tuck', and 'Desperate Housewives' among others.
4. Gwendoline Tracey Philippa Christie
|Date of Birth||October 28, 1978|
|Place of Birth||Worthing, United Kingdom|
|Debut TV Show||The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus|
Not many people become either hugely successful or popular banking on just one on-screen character play.
With Gwendoline Tracey Philippa Christie, that did happen. Even though the actor has been a part of show business for more than ten years, she hit it out of the park after having portrayed "Brienne of Tarth" in the blockbuster HBO fantasy-drama series, titled 'Game of Thrones.' Gwendoline Christie had studied gymnastics and dance when she was very young.
Not only that but she started her training as a screen performer at a young age and first made an appearance with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
She has also been a part of a 'Star Wars' film and two movies of the 'Hunger Games' franchise and is undoubtedly one of the tallest female actors in the world.
3. Lisa Deshaun Leslie
|Date of Birth||July 7, 1972|
|Place of Birth||Compton, California, United States of America|
|Debut Film||Pipe Dreams|
While most of our readers would know Lisa Deshaun Leslie as a star basketball player, they would perhaps be unaware of the fact that before she transformed into a champion sportsperson, she had a role to play in the 1976 feature, titled 'Pipe Dreams.' Needless to say, this Olympic gold medalist is also a smart actor who has featured in motion pictures such as 'Inconceivable' and 'Think Like a Man' among others.
Lisa Deshaun Leslie, who has been invited to make a special appearance on television shows like 'The Game', 'One on One', 'Sister Sister', 'The Jersey', and 'The Simpsons', has also been a regular on the sports channel ESPN.
2. Kim Blacklock
|Date of Birth||Unknown|
|Place of Birth||Unknown|
|Debut TV Show||Veronica Clare|
This 197-centimeter tall actress comes without a Wikipedia page dedicated to her. In fact, our readers would be just as surprised as we are to know that her date and place of birth are nowhere to be found on the internet.
That said, Kim Blacklock started her career as a stand-up comedian and radio DJ, under the stage name Kim Atoa.
However, she soon started developing an interest in acting and her stature gave her personality an edge.
Needless to say, she began taking up television and film roles at the dawn of the 1990s.
The Guinness Book of World Records has featured Kim Blacklock in the list of the 10 Tallest Women in the World.
Not only that but she has also been hailed as the Tallest Female Comedian in the World.
Having said that, Kim Blacklock has made an appearance in titles such as 'The Congressman', 'Lapsis', and 'The Power of Few' among others.
1. Lindsay Kay Hayward
|Date of Birth||July 28, 1987|
|Place of Birth||Walnut Creek, California, United States of America|
Lindsay Kay Hayward may have had a short-lived career as a professional wrestler at World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and NXT, but she managed to make an impression that she always strived to make.
All thanks to her towering frame, she even got to make her presence felt in a handful of feature films.
Needless to say, she let her wrestling career go in order to pursue full-time acting.
Lindsay Kay Hayward, who holds the Guinness World Record for being the tallest actress in a leading role, has had roles to play in motion pictures such as 'R100' and 'The Internship Games.'
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