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Top 50 Popular Tall Actresses Of All Time

Shivam ParasharShivam-Updated Jan 14, 2024


top 50 popular tall actresses of all time

 

Just like how being short cannot impede someone from wanting to become an actor anymore, being tall has ceased to be a prerequisite for the profession as well now.

 

Either way, the entertainment industry is indeed full of women who are taller than the average American woman, who is presumed to be 5-foot-4. But, 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, even the casting would be done in a way to ensure that the actresses are shorter than their male co-stars.

 

However, if the actresses were comparatively taller, the men were given stairs to climb on to stand neck and neck with them.

 

That 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.

 

Needless to say, when it comes to the tall leading ladies today, their stature and screen presence are often more than enough to give them the confidence to use things to their advantage while facing the camera; thus, giving their personalities a definitive edge.

 

So, without any further ado, let us now take a look at some of the tallest women in the entertainment industry today.

 

Note: This list has been compiled based on the height of the actresses with the shortest of the 50 placed at the bottom and the tallest among them at the top.

 

Therefore, the rankings have nothing to do with the popularity of the performers.

 

 

 

1. Lindsay Kay Hayward

 

lindsay kay hayward

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 28, 1987
Place of Birth Walnut Creek, California, United States of America 
Height 204 centimeters 
Debut Year 2013
Debut Film R100

 

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 wanted 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.

 

Before she made her in-ring and professional acting debut, she played for the Rocklin Thunder at Rocklin High School in Rocklin, California. It may have been clear to a ton of people back then that she'd have a career in sports and entertainment.

 

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.'

 

However, it's been reported that she has lost 3/4 inches of her height due to a slipped disc.

 

 

 

2. Kim Blacklock

 

Kim Blacklock

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth Unknown 
Place of Birth Unknown 
Height 197 centimeters 
Debut Year 1991
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 either.

 

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 her 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, Blacklock has made an appearance in titles such as 'The Congressman', 'Lapsis', and 'The Power of Few', among others.

 

 

 

3. Lisa Deshaun Leslie

 

lisa deshaun leslie

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 7, 1972
Place of Birth Compton, California, United States of America 
Height 196 centimeters 
Debut Year 1976
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 'Pipe Dreams.' 

 

Needless to say, this Olympic gold medalist is also an actor who has featured in motion pictures such as 'Inconceivable' and 'Think Like a Man', among others.

 

In fact, she has also been invited to make a special appearance on television shows such as 'The Game', 'One on One', 'Sister Sister', 'The Jersey', and 'The Simpsons'.

 

Today, she is respectfully serving as the head coach for Triplets in the BIG3 professional basketball league. Add to that the fact that Leslie can be seen as a studio analyst for Orlando Magic broadcasts. ESPN placed her at the 5th position in its 2021 compilation of the WNBA's greatest players of all time.

 

 

 

4. Gwendoline Tracey Philippa Christie

 

gwendoline tracey philippa christie

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 28, 1978
Place of Birth Worthing, United Kingdom
Height 191 centimeters 
Debut Year 2009
Debut TV Show The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

 

Not many people become either hugely successful or popular banking on just one on-screen character that they portray. However, with Gwendoline Christie, that is exactly what happened.

 

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 'Game of Thrones'.

 

While she studied gymnastics and dance when she was very young, she started her training as a screen performer by appearing 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. 

 

The actress was lauded for her superb performance in the final season of 'Game of Thrones'. In fact, she even received her first Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for the same.

 

Of late, Christie has been seen playing a part in Netflix shows such as Wednesday and The Sandman.

 

 

5. Dorothy-Marie Jones

 

dorothy-marie jones

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 4, 1964
Place of Birth Turlock, California, United States of America 
Height 191 centimeters 
Debut Year 1992
Debut TV Show Knights and Warriors

 

Dorothy-Marie Jones is a former athlete who has competed in weightlifting and shotput events. She has been a 15-time world and six-time national arm-wrestling champion.

 

The story behind her coming into the mainstream stems from her being discovered at a bodybuilding tournament, following which she was urged to try out for the show 'Knights and Warriors'; one that was similar to 'American Gladiators.' 

 

Jones, who had a recurring role on 'Glee', managed to get a role to play on 'Knights and Warriors' as well. Sooner than later, the lady started to make brief appearances on other shows such as 'Prison Break', 'Lizzie McGuire', 'Married with Children', 'Nip/Tuck', and 'Desperate Housewives'.

 

If you thought that she had only played a part in 'Glee' to surprise the viewers with her undeniable stature, you couldn't be more wrong; for the actress was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for three consecutive years (2011, 2012, and 2013) for her appearance as Coach Beiste.

 

 

6. Elizabeth Debicki

 

Elizabeth Debicki

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 24, 1990
Place of Birth Paris, France
Height 190 centimeters 
Debut Year 2011
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. She began her screen career with a brief role to play in the Australian comedy 'A Few Best Men.' 

 

However, in the very second role that she played, she got the opportunity to be directed by Baz Luhrmann in his project 'The Great Gatsby.' Since then, the actress has continued to play significant roles in motion pictures such as 'Breath', 'Tenet', and 'Widows', among others.

 

 

7. Judy Gold

 

Judy Gold

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 15, 1962
Place of Birth Newark, New Jersey, United States of America 
Height 190 centimeters 
Debut Year 1991
Debut TV Show Roseanne

 

Judy Gold has received two well-deserved Daytime Emmy Awards for her work as a writer and producer on 'The Rosie O'Donnell Show'. She is mainly 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.

 

 

8. Suzie Plakson

 

Suzie Plakson

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 3, 1958
Place of Birth Buffalo, New York, United States of America 
Height 187 centimeters 
Debut Year 1987
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'.

 

When it comes to mainstream cinema, she has been a part of feature films such as 'Red Eye', 'Wag the Dog', and 'Disclosure', to name a few.

 

 

9. Janet McTeer OBE

 

Janet McTeer OBE

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 5, 1961
Place of Birth Wallsend, United Kingdom
Height 186 centimeters 
Debut Year 1986
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).

 

An actor on the stage, on television, and in movies, she has been seen on television in 'Into the Storm', 'Damages', 'The White Queen', and 'The Governor.' 

 

When it comes to the movies, 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.

 

 

10. Miranda Katherine Hart Dyke

 

Miranda Katherine Hart Dyke

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 14, 1972
Place of Birth Torquay, United Kingdom
Height 185 centimeters 
Debut Year 1994
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 on 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 'Miranda', which she wrote and starred in, ran on the BBC for three years, winning several well-deserved comedy and television awards.

 

 

11. Alysia Reiner

 

Alysia Reiner

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 21, 1970
Place of Birth Gainesville, Florida, United States of America 
Height 185 centimeters 
Debut Year 1998
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 '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.

 

While she has been featured in other acclaimed shows such as 'Blacklist', 'How To Get Away With Murder', and 'Broad City', she has also lent her charming voice to video games, audiobooks, cartoons, commercials, and podcasts.

 

In addition to her aforementioned credits, Reiner has also worked in feature films such as 'Shine', 'Sideways', and 'Kissing Jessica Stein', among others.

 

 

12. Brigitte Nielsen

 

Brigitte Nielsen

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 15, 1963
Place of Birth Rødovre, Denmark
Height 185 centimeters 
Debut Year 1985
Debut Film Red Sonja

 

Brigitte Nielsen is a popular Danish-born model who has also tried her competent hands at acting and singing.

 

She initially gave her career a kick-start as a model but soon left the profession to pursue full-time acting.

 

Soon after she started her screen career, 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.

 

 

13. Ireland Eliesse Baldwin

 

Ireland Eliesse Baldwin

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 23, 1995
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, United States of America 
Height 185 centimeters 
Debut Year 2013
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 perhaps a given that she'd make it into the movies at one point or another.

 

However, she started her career as a model and went on to make an appearance in feature films such as 'Dark Foe', 'Goofy Chefs', and 'Grudge Match' soon after.

 

Having said that, 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.

 

 

14. Camilla Chloe Cleese

 

Camilla Chloe Cleese

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 24, 1984
Place of Birth England, United Kingdom
Height 185 centimeters 
Debut Year 2013
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.

 

She started her career as a model and 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.

 

 

15. Allison Brooks Janney

 

Allison Brooks Janney

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 19, 1959
Place of Birth Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Height 183 centimeters 
Debut Year 1989
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.

 

The actress, famous for her character play on the television series '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.

 

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'.

 

That said, she won a well-deserved Academy Award for playing the role of Tonya Harding’s mother in the biographical sports drama 'I, Tonya.'

 

 

16. Brooke Christa Shields

 

Brooke Christa Shields

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth May 31, 1965
Place of Birth Manhattan, New York, United States of America 
Height 183 centimeters 
Debut Year 1974
Debut Film After the Fall

 

Brooke Shields worked in a couple of television movies before being a part of mainstream cinema for good. 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 'Pretty Baby' at the tender age of 12.

 

The child model soon tasted success after featuring in motion pictures such as 'Alice, Sweet Alice' and 'The Blue Lagoon'.

 

Although 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.

 

She is also the author of a memoir about postnatal depression, 'Down Came the Rain', and has also had a major part to play on 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.'

 

 

17. Jane Marie Lynch

 

jane marie lynch

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 14, 1960
Place of Birth Evergreen Park, Illinois, United States of America 
Height 183 centimeters 
Debut Year 1988
Debut Film Vice Versa

 

Make way for the multi-talented Jane Marie Lynch 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 on-screen so far.

 

Among her most popular roles are the ones that she portrayed in the series 'Glee' and 'Two and a Half Men'.

 

For her character play in the latter, she 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 such as 'Best in Show', 'Role Models', 'The 40-Year Old Virgin', 'The Three Stooges' and 'Talladega Nights'.

 

 

18. Virginia Elizabeth Davis

 

Virginia Elizabeth Davis

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 21, 1956
Place of Birth Wareham, Massachusetts, United States of America 
Height 183 centimeters 
Debut Year 1982
Debut Film Tootsie

 

Geena Davis is a talented actress, producer, and writer who has also worked as a Victoria Secret’s Model.

 

She 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.

 

 

19. Brenda Lee Strong

 

Brenda Lee Strong

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 25, 1960 
Place of Birth Portland, Oregon, United States of America 
Height 183 centimeters 
Debut Year 1985
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 been featured in titles such as '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 also voiced Mary Alice Young, the narrator of 'Desperate Housewives.'

 

 

20. Eleanor Nancy Macpherson

 

Eleanor Nancy Macpherson

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 29, 1964
Place of Birth Killara, New South Wales, Australia
Height 183 centimeters
Debut Year 1990
Debut Film Alice

 

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 an actor, television host, and producer, she also has a number of businesses that keep her going.

 

A former host of Britain & Ireland’s 'Next Top Model', Eleanor has made an appearance in motion pictures such as '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.'

 

 

21. Annette "Leslie" Jones

 

Annette "Leslie" Jones

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 7, 1967
Place of Birth Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America 
Height 183 centimeters 
Debut Year 1996
Debut TV Show In The House

 

Annette "Leslie" Jones was included in Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2017. She 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', she has also gone on to make an appearance in the remake of 'Ghostbusters', as well as in 'Masterminds'.

 

In addition to the aforementioned titles, the actress has also starred in motion pictures such as 'Trainwreck', 'Top Five', and 'Repos', to name a few.

 

 

22. Kimberly Nichole Wayans

 

Kimberly Nichole Wayans

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 16, 1961
Place of Birth New York, New York, United States of America 
Height 183 centimeters 
Debut Year 1987
Debut TV Show A Different World

 

Kimberly Nichole Wayans, who is better known for her role on the comedy show 'In Living Color', has also featured in motion pictures such as 'Reckless', 'Pariah', and 'I’m Gonna Get You Sucka'.

 

The actor, who is also a comedian, author, director, and producer, has been a part of a lot many television shows such as 'A Different World', 'In The House', and 'The Wayans Bros'.

 

In addition to her acting credentials, what is worth mentioning about Wayans is the fact that she is the co-author of "Amy Hodgepodge", which is a series of children’s books.

 

 

23. Aisha Nilaja Tyler

 

Aisha Nilaja Tyler

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 18, 1970
Place of Birth San Francisco, California, United States of America 
Height 183 centimeters 
Debut Year 1996
Debut TV Show Nash Bridges 

 

Another multi-talented lady to make it to our list is Aisha Nilaja Tyler. Besides being an actress, she is also a comedian, writer, author, producer, and talk show host.

 

Also a stand-up comic with a podcast named "Girl on Guy with Aisha Tyler", she has been a part of films such as 'Archer', 'Axis', 'The Santa Clause 3', and 'Death Sentence', among others.

 

In addition to her comedy and acting credentials, Tyler has also made an appearance on television shows such as 'Ghost Whisperer' and 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.'

 

 

24. Kimora Lee Simmons

 

Kimora Lee Simmons

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth May 4, 1975
Place of Birth St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America 
Height 183 centimeters 
Debut Year 1993
Debut Film For Love or Money

 

Kimora Lee Simmons is yet another personality on our list who started modeling as a teenager. At the age of 14, she even signed a contract with Chanel.

 

An actor, designer, and author, she has designed her own fashion lines while being able to do short roles both in the movies and on television.

 

Simmons has also 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'.

 

 

25. Kristen Angela Johnston

 

Kristen Angela Johnston

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 20, 1967
Place of Birth Washington, D.C., United States of America 
Height 183 centimeters 
Debut Year 1994
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.

 

Johnston, who has had a successful stage career, has also featured in shows such as 'ER', 'The Exes', and 'Ugly Betty.'

 

 

26. Jerry Faye Hall

 

Jerry Faye Hall

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 2, 1956
Place of Birth Gonzales, Texas, United States of America 
Height 183 centimeters 
Debut Year 1980
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 that she has had a stage career in London, and holds the fabulous world record for most theatrical appearances in a single night.

 

That being said, Hall has also played a role in motion pictures such as 'Urban Cowboy', 'Vampire in Brooklyn', 'Freejack', 'Topo Galileo', and the original 'Batman', among others.

 

 

27. Saffron Domini Burrows

 

Saffron Domini Burrows

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 22, 1972
Place of Birth Saint Pancras, London, United Kingdom
Height 183 centimeters 
Debut Year 1992
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'.

 

The British actress commenced her professional acting career on the London stage and has 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.

 

 

28. Cathy DeBuono

 

Cathy DeBuono

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 20, 1970
Place of Birth Yonkers, New York, United States of America 
Height 183 centimeters 
Debut Year 1997
Debut TV Show Jenny

 

Cathy DuBuono is another tall actress on this list who also happens to be a producer.

 

She has been featured in motion pictures such as 'How ‘Bout a Cuppa Tea' and 'And Then Came Lola', among others.

 

The actress, 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 in series such as 'Chicago Hope', 'Crazy Bitches', and 'Deep Space Nine', respectively.

 

 

29. Jennie Lynn Finch Daigle

 

Jennie Lynn Finch Daigle

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 3, 1980
Place of Birth La Mirada, California, United States of America 
Height 183 centimeters 
Debut Year 2003
Debut TV Show The Parkers

 

Many of our readers would contest that Jennie Finch is a sportsperson and that she may not be an apt personality to feature on this list.

 

However, besides being a softball player who led the U.S. women's national softball team to the gold and silver medals at the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics, she has also appeared on television shows and in the movies, where she is usually seen playing herself.

 

The 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.

 

 

30. Theresa Lee Farrell

 

Theresa Lee Farrell

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 19, 1963
Place of Birth Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States of America 
Height 182 centimeters 
Debut Year 1984
Debut TV Show Paper Dolls

 

In order to pursue her dream of becoming a popular fashion model, Theresa Lee Farrell made the gutsy decision to drop out of high school.

 

Sooner than later, she 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', Farrell has starred in quite a few television and straight-to-video titles.

 

 

31. Abbey Lee

 

Abbey Lee

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 12, 1987
Place of Birth Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Height 181 centimeters 
Debut Year 2015
Debut Film Mad Max: Fury Road

 

Abbey Lee made her big-screen debut by starring in the Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy starrer 'Mad Max: Fury Road' in 2015.

 

She had a really successful career as a supermodel before trying her hands at acting.

 

After having made her big debut, she was also seen in feature films such as 'The Dark Tower', 'The Gods of Egypt', and 'The Neon Demon'.

 

Not only that but the actor has also featured in the television series 'Lovecraft Country.'

 

 

32. Susan Alexandra "Sigourney" Weaver

 

Susan Alexandra "Sigourney" Weaver

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 8, 1949
Place of Birth Manhattan, New York, United States of America
Height 180 centimeters 
Debut Year 1976
Debut TV Show Somerset

 

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 Woody Allen's romantic feature Annie Hall', she truly came into her own after having portrayed Ellen Ripley efficiently in the science fiction classic 'Alien.' 

 

She was also a part of the global blockbuster 'Avatar' and its sequel.

 

The actress has been a recipient of several accolades. She has won two Golden Globe Awards and a British Academy Film Award.

 

In addition, she has also been nominated for three Academy Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, three Tony Awards, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards, respectively.

 

 

33. Nicole Mary Kidman

 

Nicole Mary Kidman

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 20, 1967
Place of Birth Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America 
Height 180 centimeters 
Debut Year 1983
Debut Film Bush Christmas

 

One of the most recognized female cine-stars in the world, Nicole Kidman is a performer par excellence.

 

Easily among the most popular faces to make it to our story, she is a recipient of six Golden Globes Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and an Academy Award.

 

The star of cult feature films such as 'Eyes Wide Shut', 'The Others', 'Lion', and 'The Killing of a Sacred Deer', she is one of the highest-paid actresses in the world.

 

Although Kidman started her career by featuring in motion pictures such as 'Bush Christmas' and 'BMX Bandits', she truly hit the ball out of the park with the thriller 'Dead Calm.' Better still, she was also appreciated for her performance in the television miniseries 'Bangkok Hilton.'

 

After starring alongside Tom Cruise in 'Days of Thunder', she tasted tremendous international success and has not looked back ever since.

 

Kidman has been called one of the greatest actors of the 21st century by the New York Times.

 

She has also appeared in movies such as '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 another television miniseries, 'Big Little Lies'.

 

 

34. Uma Karuna Thurman

 

Uma Karuna Thurman

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 29, 1970
Place of Birth Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America 
Height 180 centimeters 
Debut Year 1987
Debut Film Kiss Daddy Goodnight

 

Uma Karuna Thurman began her career as a fashion model at the young age of 15 and turned out to be an even better and far more successful 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.' 

 

The actress soon started getting 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 Quentin Tarantino's cult classic 'Pulp Fiction' that brought her immense critical and global acclaim.

 

 

35. Katherine Matilda Swinton

 

Katherine Matilda Swinton

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 5, 1960
Place of Birth London, United Kingdom
Height 180 centimeters 
Debut Year 1986
Debut Film Caravaggio

 

Tilda Swinton is a brave and respected screen performer who gave her career a kick-start by working in experimental feature films; most of which were helmed by Derek Jarman.

 

After having established herself as a prominent actor, she went on to star in some really popular independent motion pictures and various mainstream hits.

 

Some of her credits include 'Constantine', 'We Need To Talk About Kevin', 'Michael Clayton', 'Adaptation', 'Julia', 'Vanilla Sky', and 'Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'.

 

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.

 

 

36. Dame Vanessa Redgrave DBE

 

Dame Vanessa Redgrave DBE

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 30, 1937
Place of Birth Blackheath, London, England
Height 180 centimeters 
Debut Year 1958
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, she 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.

 

Redgrave proved herself on the stage before making her presence felt in the movies.

 

She has played a key role in 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.

 

 

37. Mariel Hadley Hemingway

 

Mariel Hadley Hemingway

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 22, 1961
Place of Birth Mill Valley, California, United States of America 
Height 180 centimeters 
Debut Year 1976
Debut Film Lipstick

 

Since Mariel Hemingway is the granddaughter of celebrated writer Ernest Hemingway, her potential can perhaps not be doubted as she has gone on to prove it from the beginning of her career.

 

The actress 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.

 

Hemingway went on to star in motion pictures such as 'Superman IV', 'Star 80', and 'Personal Best'. She received Academy and BAFTA Award nominations for her outstanding performance in Woody Allen's 'Manhattan.' 

 

That said, the tall actress has also made her presence felt on television shows such as 'Central Park West' and 'Civil Wars'.

 

 

38. Adrianne Lee Palicki

 

Adrianne Lee Palicki

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth May 6, 1983
Place of Birth Toledo, Ohio, United States of America 
Height 180 centimeters 
Debut Year 2004
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 Palicki is an actress and writer who has also featured in popular motion pictures such as 'Legion', 'Red Dawn', and 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation'.

 

What is noteworthy about her is the fact that her tall stature and attractive attributes allow her to charmingly portray characters that are cold and devious and, often, even dramatic and humorous in nature.

 

Nowhere is her range more visible than in titles such as 'John Wick', 'Dr. Cabbie', and 'Women in Trouble'.

 

Along with her brother, Palicki has also published the comic book 'No Angel.'

 

 

39. Missi Pyle

 

Missi Pyle

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 16, 1972
Place of Birth Houston, Texas, United States of America 
Height 180 centimeters 
Debut Year 1997
Debut Film As Good as It Gets

 

Andrea Kay Pyle, 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 'As Good As It Gets', she went on star in motion pictures such as 'Big Fish', 'Home Alone 4', 'Soccer Mom', 'Galaxy Quest', and 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'.

 

Along with fellow actress Shawnee Smith, she 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.

 

 

40. Lena Maria Jonna Olin

 

Lena Maria Jonna Olin

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 22, 1955
Place of Birth Stockholm, Sweden
Height 180 centimeters 
Debut Year 1976
Debut Film Face to Face

 

Lena Maria Jonna Olin had a decent career on the stage before she started to test herself in the movies.

 

What most people do not know about her is that she was mentored by legendary filmmaker Ingmar Bergman while performing at the Royal Theater in Stockholm.

 

The actress has been seen performing in motion pictures such as 'After the Rehearsal', 'Chocolat',  'Havana', and 'Enemies: A Love Story', among others.

 

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 the television series 'Alias.'

 

Her performance in 'The Unbearable Lightness of Being' earned her a well-deserved nomination at the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture.

 

 

41. Famke Beumer Janssen

 

Famke Beumer Janssen

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 5, 1964
Place of Birth Amstelveen, Netherlands
Height 180 centimeters 
Debut Year 1992
Debut Film Fathers & Sons

 

Famke Beumer Janssen, who has also been a successful model in the past, 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 at the time.

 

Be that as it may, Janssen went on to star in feature films such as 'Celebrity', 'City of Industry', 'Father & Sons', 'Monument Ave', and 'The Gingerbread Man', among others.

 

 

42. Stacy Ann-Marie Keibler

 

Stacy Ann-Marie Keibler

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 14, 1979
Place of Birth Rosedale, Maryland, United States of America 
Height 180 centimeters 
Debut Year 1998
Debut Film Pecker

 

Stacy Keibler has professionally trained in dance forms like ballet, tap, and jazz ever since she was young. So, of course, she started her career 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 she 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 in WWE.

 

Needless to say, 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 such as 'October Road', 'How I Met Your Mother', 'George Lopez', and 'Psych’.

 

 

43. Whitney Ann Cummings

 

Whitney Ann Cummings

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 4, 1982
Place of Birth Georgetown, Washington, D.C., United States of America 
Height 180 centimeters 
Debut Year 2004
Debut Film EMR

 

A producer, writer, podcaster, director, and actress, Whitney Ann Cummings seems to have done it all. Best known for her roles on television shows such as 'Whitney' and '2 Broke Girls', she also has one comedy album to her credit.

 

The actress, who has been 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, and showrunner.

 

In fact, our readers would be surprised to know that Whitney was also on the screenwriting team for the shows '2 Broke Girls', 'The Female Brain', and 'Whitney', respectively.

 

 

44. Rachel Hunter

 

Rachel Hunter

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 8, 1969
Place of Birth Glenfield, Auckland, New Zealand
Height 180 centimeters 
Debut Year 1991
Debut TV Show Ford Super Model of the World

 

The host of Imagination Television's 'Rachel Hunter's Tour of Beauty' might have been seen in the movies, but she will forever be known to be a Kiwi supermodel.

 

Rachel 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 said, she has gone on to appear in motion pictures such as 'La Cucina', 'Two Shades of Blue', 'Piranhaconda', 'A Walk in the Park', and 'The Benchwarmers', among others.

 

On television, Hunter has appeared on 'New Zealand’s Got Talent.'

 

 

45. Ilfenesh Hadera

 

Ilfenesh Hadera

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 1, 1985
Place of Birth Harlem, New York, United States of America 
Height 180 centimeters 
Debut Year 2010
Debut Film 1/20

 

Ilfenesh Hadera is an actress who is mostly seen collaborating with director Spike Lee in her professional space.

 

The actor, who studied acting at the RADA/King’s College in London, has featured in Spike Lee films 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 Lee project, titled '1/20.'

 

That said, Hadera has also appeared in television shows such as 'Billions' and 'Deception'. Add to that the fact that she has several mainstream titles such as 'The Punisher', 'Da Brick', 'Chicago Fire', 'The Blacklist', and 'Baywatch' to her credit.

 

 

46. Alyssa Sutherland

 

Alyssa Sutherland

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 23, 1982
Place of Birth Brisbane, Australia
Height 180 centimeters 
Debut Year 2006
Debut Film The Devil Wears Prada

 

This popular Australian model and actress was first seen in a motion picture as popular and glamorous as 'The Devil Wears Prada.' However, she has also appeared in a number of independent feature films such as 'Don’t Look Up', 'The Fortune Theory', and 'Day on Fire', among others.

 

Sutherland has been a part of shows such as 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' and 'New Amsterdam'. She made her big television debut with 'Vikings.'

 

 

47. Stephanie Corneliussen

 

Stephanie Corneliussen

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 28, 1987
Place of Birth Copenhagen, Denmark
Height 180 centimeters 
Debut Year 2013
Debut Film Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

 

Stephanie Corneliussen started her professional acting career by making special appearances on television shows such as 'The Exes', 'Bad Judge', and 'Royal Pains'.

 

A well-known Danish model and actress, she has also made an appearance in titles such as 'American Horror Story', 'Hansel and Gretel', and 'Hello Ladies', among others.

 

That said, Stephanie is perhaps best known for her character play of Joanna Wellick in the show 'Mr. Robot', which opened to good reviews from viewers and critics alike.

 

 

48. Paulina Porizkova

 

Paulina Porizkova

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 9, 1965
Place of Birth Prostějov, Czechoslovakia
Height 179 centimeters 
Debut Year 1983
Debut Film Portfolio 

 

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.

 

She has written and helmed the film 'Roommates' and 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 such as 'Her Alibi', 'Thursday', 'Anna', 'Arizona Dream', and 'Knots', among others.

 

Having said that, Paulina is also credited with writing a children’s book and blogs for Modelinia and The Huffington Post, respectively.

 

Not only that but the actor-model has also appeared as a judge on the popular American television show 'America’s Next Top Model.'

 

 

49. Tricia Janine Helfer

 

Tricia Janine Helfer

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 11, 1974
Place of Birth Donalda, Alberta, Canada
Height 179 centimeters 
Debut Year 2002
Debut TV Show Jeremiah

 

This Canadian performer, who made her screen debut on the television series 'Jeremiah', was a model at the beginning of her career.

 

Popular for her character sketch on 'Battlestar Galactica', Tricia 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.

 

She is known to have done some voiceover work in animated feature films and games as well and has motion pictures like 'Isolation', 'Authors Anonymous', and 'Beginner’s Guide to Endings' to her credit.

 

 

50. Lucille Frances Lawless

 

Lucille Frances Lawless

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 29, 1968
Place of Birth Mount Albert, Auckland, New Zealand
Height 177 centimeters 
Debut Year 1989
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 'Xena: Warrior Princess.' 

 

She 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.

 

The actress was also cast in the series 'Spartacus', in which she played the role of 'Lucretia'. Following her stint on the series, she had minor roles in many TV shows such as 'Mr. Corman', 'Big City Greens', 'Star Wars Resistance', etc.

 

 

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