In today’s world, height is often assigned great importance. But despite this, many women have become successful and achieved great heights despite their below-average height. Here, we look at some of the shortest women in the world and discuss how their heights have not held them back from achieving great things.
Top 10 shortest women in the world
10. Nicole Polizzi – 142 cm (56 in)
American TV personality Nicole Polizzi is the shortest female celebrity with 142 cm (56 in). Other notable shortest celebrities include; Neha Kakkar (148 cm/ 58 in), Demi Lovato (150 cm/59 in), Jennifer Lawrence (152 cm/60 in), and Rebel Wilson (153 cm/60 in).
See also; Top 10 verified shortest people in the world.
9. Susanna Bokoyni – 101.5 cm (40.0 in)
Susanna Bokoyni lived an extraordinary life. She was born in Hungary in 1879 and died in 1984, at the age of 105. She was a circus performer and was listed in the Guinness World Records as the longest-lived dwarf on record.
Bokoyni’s life was a testament to the power of the human spirit. Despite her small stature, she lived a full and prosperous life. She was an inspiration to all who knew her.
See also; Top 10 tallest men in the world.
8. Katyucia Hoshino – 91.1 cm (35.9 in) (Shortest Married Couple)
The Brazilian beauty salon owner Katyucia Hoshino hold the 8th spot in our list of shortest women in the world with 91.13 cm in height. Katyucia married a civil servant Paulo Gabriel Barros with the almost same height of 90.3 cm (35.6 in).
In 2016, Guinness World Records awarded the title of Shortest Married Couple to Paulo, and Katyucia from Brazil. While the height difference between the two is certainly notable, what’s even more interesting is that this isn’t the only record the couple holds.
Despite their small stature, the Hoshinos say that they haven’t let their height difference get in the way of their love and that they hope their record-breaking achievement will inspire other couples to celebrate their own unique differences.
7. Elif Kocaman – 72.6 cm (28.58 in)
Turkish celebrity Elif Kocaman was the former smallest living woman.
Elif Kocaman is a Turkish smallest woman. She held the Guinness World Record for the world’s smallest woman from 2009 until 2011. Kocaman is just 72.6 cm (28.58 in) tall. She died in 2021, at the age of just 33.
See also; Top 10 tallest women in the world.
6. Stacey Herald – 72.4 cm (28.5 in) (world’s smallest mother)
Stacey Herald is an American woman who holds the Guinness World Record for being the world’s smallest mother. She is 2 ft 5 in (74.60 cm) tall. Herald died in 2018, at 44, with rare condition called Osteogenisis Imperfecta, which stunted her growth after giving birth to three ‘miracle’ kids,.
See also; Top 20 tallest soccer players.
5. Bridgette Jordan – 69 cm (27 in)
Bridgette Jordan is an American basketball player who has been playing professionally since 2008. She is currently signed to the team, Harlem Globetrotters. Jordan is one of the shortest women basketball players in the world and has been a part of the USA Basketball Women’s National Team.
4. Lucia Zarate – 68 cm (26.8 in)
Lucia Zarate was born in Mexico in 1864 and is thought to have been the lightest recorded human in history. She suffered from a form of dwarfism known as microcephalic osteodysplastic primordial dwarfism type II. Zarate passed away in 1890 at the age of just 26.
3. Madge Bester – 65 cm (26 in)
Former smallest living woman, measured 65 cm (2 ft 1.5 inches) in height. Madge Bester was born in South Africa in 1963 and was the world’s smallest living woman for much of her life. She suffered from a form of dwarfism known as primordial dwarfism. Bester passed away in 2018 at the age of 54.
2. Jyoti Amge – 62.8 cm (24.7 in)
Jyoti Amge is the world’s shortest living woman, as recognized by the Guinness World Records. She is an Indian actress and model who has starred in the American horror TV series, American Horror Story: Freak Show. Despite her small stature, she has been a successful actress and has even won awards for her work.
1. Pauline Musters – 61 cm (24 in)
Pauline Musters was born in the Netherlands in 1878 and was the world’s shortest woman during her lifetime. She achieved a certain level of fame due to her small stature and even toured with the circus. Musters passed away in 1895 at the age of just 19.
Short and sweet! the shortest celebrities in the world
When it comes to celebrities, height doesn’t seem to matter as much as one might think. In Hollywood, we have seen a number of shorter-than-average leading men and women achieve great success. Some of the most popular celebrities in the world are short, including Lil Kim, Danny DeVito, and Reese Witherspoon.
So, what is it about being short that seems to be a common trait among celebrities? Is it a quirk that makes them more relatable to the average person? Or is there something about being short that gives them an advantage in the entertainment industry?
There are a number of theories out there about why short people tend to be more successful in Hollywood. One theory is that short people are more likely to be cast in roles that require them to play someone younger than their actual age. This is because Hollywood often typecasts short people as children or adolescents, even if they are well into adulthood.
Another theory is that short people are more likely to be successful in Hollywood because they are often seen as more relatable to the average person. Short people are more likely to be cast in roles that require them to play someone who is down-to-earth and relatable, as opposed to either too perfect or too flawed.
Finally, some believe that short people are more successful in Hollywood because they have to work twice as hard as their taller counterparts to be taken seriously. This extra effort often results in shorter people being more dedicated and driven to succeed in the industry.
Whether or not there is any truth to these theories, one thing is for sure: being short doesn’t seem to be a hindrance for celebrities when it comes to achieving success in Hollywood. In fact, it seems to be quite the opposite.
See also; Top 20 hottest actresses in Hollywood.
Who is the shortest celebrity woman?
There are a number of celebrities who could lay claim to this title, but the shortest celebrity woman by height is probably playback singer Neha Kakkar. Kakkar is just 4′ 10″ feet tall, and while that may not seem very short to some people, it is when you compare her to the average height for women, which is around five and a half feet.
Who is the shortest girl actor?
Standing at only 2 feet 0.6 inches tall, Jyoti Kishanji Amge is currently the world’s shortest living woman according to the Guinness World Records. In addition to being the world’s shortest woman, Jyoti is also an actress.
Who is shortest female Kpop idol?
YeoJin is the Kpop idol with shortest in height just 148 cm.
- Other Short Kpop Idols:
- Mina (Twice) – 152 cm
- Chaeyoung (Twice) – 158 cm
- Jisoo (Blackpink) – 162 cm
- Rosé (Blackpink) – 163 cm