Mae West Height

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.

~ Mae West

Great American actress, singer, and comedian, Mae West was a sex symbol of her time. She was known for her breezy sexual independence and her lighthearted bawdy double entendres, often delivered in a husky contralto voice.

About Mae West's Real Height

Mae West was known for her height as well -- or lack thereof.

There was an article in an American newspaper in 1935 that described Mae West's exact measurements. People were definitely very interested in learning just about everything about her.

The popular idea of most moviegoers is that Mae West is both large and heavy.  A letter from her manager says that her actual measurements are as follows: "Height, 5 feet, 2 inches; weight 116 pounds; dress size 18; shoes 4 1/2C; gloves 6 1/4; hats 21 1/2 — 22." It is said that Miss West is heavily padded in many of her pictures to produce the impression that she is heavy. 

There were other articles that described Mae West as tall as 5'4" but then there were articles like these too (Published in Film Fracture):

MAE WEST stood a mere 4 feet, 6 inches tall — — a shocking revelation to those who do not know everything Mae West.

Anyway from what we have observed about Mae West's height, we think her true height lies somewhere between those two extreme numbers.

This makes Mae West just about as tall as celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Nicki Minaj, and Cardi B. But Mae must have looked taller than them because people used to be on average, shorter back then...

The real height of Mae West was

5 ft 2 in (152 cm)

Mae West posing in front of a height chart background
The one and only Mae West

Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.

~ Mae West