15 Beautiful Celebrities We Didn’t Know Were Short in Real Life

Is Hollywood all about looks? In a way, yes. There are hundreds of actors and actresses who have proved that being a performer takes a lot more than an excellent appearance. You obviously need hard work, perseverance, and of course talent. But for a leading man or a leading lady, it is almost always about the right look. Most people agree with this, and even today, in spite of the diversity debate, audiences like their main leads to look a certain way, and a height plays a major role in that. It’s not fair, but if you think about it, modelling works the same way. If you’re not at least 6 feet tall, you do not get to be a model, at least not a sought after one. But Hollywood of course, works a little differently, and many shorter actors have found their way to stardom.


Take Daniel Radcliffe, for instance. He became a household name when he played the role of the young wizard Harry Potter and is now pretty successful. Though he found his stardom as a child artiste, as he grew older, he started doing films which are not exactly mainstream and conventional. Daniel is also not exceptionally tall, but his career never really suffered for it. He is still a major star. Take Elijah Wood, or someone seriously big like Tom Cruise. All these men lack the height to be the main lead in a movie. And yet, they are all incredible successes. Here’s looking at some other names who are very famous in spite of being short.

1Kit Harington is a TV star

Game of Thrones star Kit Harington is perhaps one of the most successful TV stars of the decade. He acquired massive stardom with his role of Jon Snow in the fantasy show Game of Thrones. Kit is only around 5’7 and interestingly, not only his male co-actors but most of his female co-stars are also taller than him. But Kit is still hugely popular around the world and is also on his way to become a movie star.

Kit Harington is a TV star

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2Elijah Wood is an indie star

Lord of the Rings star Elijah Wood found his stardom with the fantasy series, which is easily the most lucrative series ever. The Lord of the Rings was the original successful franchise which paved the way for Harry Potter and Game of Thrones. Elijah played the main role of a hobbit named Frodo. And though his 5’5 height helped him play a hobbit convincingly, Elijah has never suffered a dearth in roles and has played quite a lot of interesting characters.

Elijah Wood is an indie star

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3Rooney Mara is a total trailblazer

Perhaps one of the finest actresses of this generation, Rooney has proved herself time and again. She has successfully steered away from the mainstream wave and has consequently opted for projects in which she has believed. Though she is only 5’3, that has never really been a problem for her, and she has played the main lead in several of her films.

Rooney Mara

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4Emilia Clarke might just be royalty

Another Game of Thrones sensation, Emilia plays the role of Khaleesi in the show, and is doing great in her career. Emilia has also played the lead in a couple of commercial films, and her height has never posed a problem to her. In fact, Emilia is one of the most famous female TV stars under 35 right now, and found breakthrough success when she was a lot younger.

Emilia Clarke

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5Kim Kardashian is an influencer

The hottest influencer is also not very tall. Kim Kardashian has it especially hard as her half-sister Kendall Jenner is a supermodel and very tall. But Kim has never really faced any serious issues for being 5’3. In fact, she is one of the hottest women on the planet. Kim has also found a way to make her height work for her silhouette.

Kim Kardashian

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