Elizabeth Taylor Height

You just do it. You force yourself to get up. You force yourself to put one foot before the other, and God damn it, you refuse to let it get to you. You fight. You cry. You curse. Then you go about the business of living. That's how I've done it. There's no other way.

Iconic actress, Dame Elizabeth Taylor was not the prettiest, nor the tallest actress in Hollywood, but still, she was one the most popular and highest-paid stars of classical Hollywood cinema. She sure had a certain type of charisma to her which attracted people toward her.

About Elizabeth Taylor's Real Height

Elizabeth was 70 feet tall on screen but in real life, she was known to be small and petite.

In Michael Caine's autobiography, he says the first time he met Taylor, she was alarmingly short and had to stand on a box in their scenes.

Many sources – newspapers, Google, and many other websites list her height as 5 feet 2 inches.

Though famous director and a close associate of Elizabeth – Richard Burton in his published diaries, described Elizabeth many times as 5 feet 4 inches tall -- which was if anything a bit above average for a woman of that time.

Late it became public knowledge that Elizabeth Taylor had scoliosis (curvature of the spine sideways) and suffered back problems all her life. A bad spine can make a person lose height prematurely.

We took a good look at Elizabeth Taylor, and it seems that Elizabeth looked around 1.5 inches shorter than Mia Farrow in Secret Ceremony.

Later, Vivien Leigh (5'3") looked at least an inch taller than Elizabeth, and even Joan Collins who was 5'4" looked slightly taller than Elizabeth.

After a few more such height comparisons we think Elizabeth Taylor might be 5’3” in her prime though later she must have become a bit shorter due to her spine problems.

The height of Elizabeth Taylor in her prime was

5 ft 3 in (160 cm)

Elizabeth Taylor mugshot
Elizabeth Taylor mystique

Elizabeth Taylor was one of a kind of person, here are a few of her quotes that prove this

On following heart.

Follow your passions, follow your heart, and the things you need will come.

On waiting.

It is strange that the years teach us patience; that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting.

Having vs. getting.

It's not the having, it's the getting.

On her temper.

I don't have a short temper, I just have a quick reaction to bullshit.

People who have no vices.

The problem with people who have no vices is that generally, you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues.

On big girls' need...

Big girls need big diamonds.

Getting a million dollars to make a movie.

If someone's dumb enough to offer me a million dollars to make a picture, I'm certainly not dumb enough to turn it down.

The most important things.

It's all about hope, kindness, and a connection with one another.

What you can do.

You are who you are. All you can do in this world is help others to be who they are and better themselves.

The most important thing.

Give. Remember always to give. That is the one thing that will make you grow.

Being just herself.

I'm not like anyone. I'm me.

On money.

How can money be the root of all evil when shopping is the cure for all sadness?

On love and hate.

I call upon you to draw from the depths of your being - to prove that we are a human race, to prove that our love outweighs our need to hate, that our compassion is more compelling than our need to blame.

Having everything and having nothing.

When people say, 'She's got everything', I've got one answer - I haven't had tomorrow.

On success.

Success is a great deodorant.