Thanks to filming tricks and techniques, it’s nearly impossible to judge the height of celebrities on screen. Some directors prefer to use camera angles to make actors appear taller while others go for simpler solutions like stepstools. It’s not until we see them walking the red carpet alongside their costars or in photos of them walking down the street that we notice just how short some of these celebs truly are.
Check out these celebrities you didn’t realize are really short. Some will come as a surprise!
While most people would look small next to the 6-foot-4 Game of Thrones actor Jason Momoa, his former co-star Emilia Clarke looks especially tiny.
The Mother of Dragons is just 5-foot-2, more than a foot shorter than her on-screen lover.
Sticking with the cast of Game of Thrones, actresses Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner play sisters on the show.
Even though they’re just one year apart, Turner is eight inches taller than her real-life bestie at 5-foot-9.
Another vertically challenged actor on Game of Thrones is Kit Harington.
Said to be either 5-foot-7 or 5-foot-8, he’s shorter than many of his is co-stars including Sophie Turner and the 6-foot-3 Gwendoline Christie.
At 5-foot-7, Josh Hutcherson falls short of the average height for most men.
However, it’s easy to look on the shorter side when standing next to his 6-foot-3 Hunger Games co-star Liam Hemsworth.
Tom Cruise also stands at 5-foot-7, which was significantly shorter than his second wife Nicole Kidman.
Her current husband, Keith Urban, stands at 5-foot-10 but she’s still an inch taller.
Anna Kendrick certainly has a big personality, but she’s actually quite petite at just 5-foot-2.
This is evident when she stands next to her Trolls co-star, Justin Timberlake who is nearly a foot taller than her.
Anna Kendrick worked alongside Zac Efron in Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates.
Few people realize that he’s only 5-foot-8, which made Kendrick the perfect choice to play his wedding date.
Scarlett Johansson may play a bigshot superhero on the big screen, but in real life, she’s only 5-foot-3.
As the only female in the Avengers, she’s also the shortest one in the group.
Who knew that Mila Kunis was just 5-foot-4? That’s 10 inches shorter than her husband and That ‘70s Show costar.
Kunis is, in fact, the shortest member of the group on the show.
Rap artist Nicki Minaj has a huge stage presence, but actually only stands at 5-foot-2.
That’s 5 inches shorter than Queen B, Beyonce.
The Daily Show has had its fair share of hosts over the years, but at just 5-foot-6, John Oliver was certainly one of the shortest.
By comparison, both Seth Myers and John Oliver are 6-foot.
Popstar Lady Gaga loves to make grand entrances in bold attire, which may be why so many people fail to notice how short she is.
Standing at just 5-foot-1, she certainly makes up for her size when she belts out one of her famous tunes.
While few people would think Lady Gaga and actress Reese Witherspoon had anything in common, but they’re both the same height!
Witherspoon also stands at just over 5-foot, which is obvious in this photo where she stands next to the 6-foot-1 Barack Obama.
Hilarious actress and writer Amy Poehler offers big laughs in all of her work but stands at just 5-foot-2.
Her small size doesn’t stop her from making large strides in comedy and activism though!
Of the three Franco brothers, Dave is by far the shortest standing at just 5-foot-7.
His older brother Tom Franco is 6-foot-1, while the eldest, James Franco, is 5-foot-11.
Few people realize that actress Megan Fox is just 5-foot-4.
However, it becomes obvious when seeing her stand next to her TMNT co-star Stephen Amell, who is much taller at 6-foot-1.
Kristen Bell is more than just petite, she’s also pretty short at just 5-foot-1.
Compared to her husband, Dax Shepard who is 6-foot-2, that’s a huge difference!
While her voice is bigger than those that belong to most pop stars, her stature certainly is not.
At just 5-foot, Arianna Grande is almost a foot shorter than her pal Taylor Swift.
Actress and writer, Lena Dunham, isn’t much taller than Grande at 5-foot-3.
However, even she pales in comparison when standing next to Swift.
Musician Bruno Mars is yet another celebrity that should avoid standing next to Taylor Swift. At 5-foot-5, Swift towers over him while presenting him with an award in this photo.
At 5-foot-5, Swift towers over him while presenting him with an award in this photo.
Actress Isla Fisher is just 5-foot-3, a foot shorter than her husband Sacha Baron Cohen.
Often confused with Amy Adams, Fisher is nearly the same height as her doppelganger who is just one inch taller.
English actor and comedian Martin Freeman stands at just 5-foot-6.
Fans of the television series Sherlock may have noticed his short stature when standing next to his 6-foot costar Benedict Cumberbatch.
It has always been fairly obvious that actress and singer Hayden Panettiere is on the shorter side, but it wasn’t until she started stepping out with her ex Wladimir Klitschko that it became clear just how tiny she is.
At just 5-foot, she was dwarfed by her then-fiance who was a foot and a half taller.
At 5-foot-5, Elijah Wood’s stature is a bit smaller than his The Last Witch Hunter co-stars.
It’s hard not to look short when standing next to Vin Diesel!
Comedian and actor Aziz Ansari surprisingly shares something in common with the Lord of the Rings actor.
Both Ansari and Elijah Wood are the same height!
At 5-foot-3, Natalie Portman is much shorter than her Thor co-stars.
When standing next to Chris Hemsworth (6-foot-3) and Tom Hiddleston (6-foot-2) however, it’s hard not to look petite!
The Boy Who Lived practically grew up on the big screen so it may be hard to believe that Daniel Radcliffe is only 5-foot-5.
His height made no difference in the battle against Voldermort however, as we all know how that turned out!
Jada Pinkett Smith
Actress and talk show host Jada Pinkett Smith is just 5-feet tall, which is over a foot shorter than her husband.
Will Smith is 6-foot-2, making them adorably different.
Famed Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher was best known for her role as Princess Leia, but few people were aware of how short she was.
At 5-feet tall, she was more than a foot shorter than her co-star Harrison Ford.
Since the Kardashian klan is rarely seen in public without a pair of heels on their feet, it may surprise you to learn how tall Kourtney Kardashian really is.
As the shortest member of her family, she’s just 5-feet!
Actress Eva Longoria is best known for her role in the Latina community as well as on Desperate Housewives.
She stands at just 5-foot-2, which seriously diminishes her when she stands next to Joel McHale. The comedian is more than a foot taller than Longoria!
Former party girl turned fashion designer Nicole Richie has always been on the petite side, but who knew she was only 5-foot-4?
While she’s only a few inches shorter than actress Kate Hudson, in heels Hudson towers over her.
When actress Drew Barrymore stands next to her Santa Clarita Diet co-star Timothy Olyphant, there doesn’t seem to be much of a height difference.
You would never think that at 5-foot-4 Barrymore is 8 inches shorter than him!
Actress Vanessa Hudgens is best known for her role as a student in High School Musical.
Playing someone that young likely made her small stature less noticeable because at 5-foot-1 she fit right in!
Actress Salma Hayek may have had plenty of big roles in Hollywood but she’s actually quite small.
Standing at just 5-foot-2, she looks small standing with her friend Armie Hammer (6-foot-5) and his wife Elizabeth Chambers (5-foot-10).
At just 5-foot-2, Shakira’s small stature certainly doesn’t hold her back from shaking those hips.
She is more than a foot shorter than her long-time partner, professional soccer player Gerard Piqué.
While it’s hardly noticeable while she performs, singer Kelly Clarkson is just 5-foot-3 inches!
It’s apparent as she stands next to her The Voice co-star Blake Shelton though, as he’s more than a foot taller than her.
Actress Zoë Kravitz is just one inch taller than her Big Little Lies co-star Reese Witherspoon.
At 5-foot-2, both Kravitz and Witherspoon are significantly shorter than their other co-stars Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern, and Shailene Woodley.
Actress and pop star Christina Aguilera may only be 5-foot-2, but she more than makes up for her height with her uncanny vocals.
She’s still, however, quite a bit shorter than her partner Matthew Rutler who is 5-foot-11.
Modern Family actress Sarah Hyland may play the eldest child in the Dunphy family, but at just 5-foot-2 she’s far from the tallest.
However, she’s not the shortest either. Her co-star and on-screen sister Ariel Winter is an inch shorter at 5-foot-1.
Another child actor, Hilary Duff, has made the list.
At 5-foot-2, even in heels, she’s shorter than most of her Younger co-stars!
Few people know that Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen aren’t the same height.
At 5-foot-1, Ashley is an inch shorter than her twin and 5 inches shorter than their younger sister, Elizabeth Olsen.
Actress Rooney Mara is best known for her roles in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and Her.
At 5-foot-2, she’s about a foot shorter than most of her Song to Song co-stars.
Did you know that The O.C. actress Rachel Bilson is only 5-foot-2?
This makes her a foot shorter than her Take Two co-star, Eddie Cibrian.
Powerhouse actress Lucy Liu has no problem taking down any enemies on the big screen, but her skills might not translate into her real life.
At just 5-foot-3, it’s hard to imagine her sparring with men twice her size on a regular basis.
Standing at just 5-foot-4, actress Olivia Munn is often looking up at those around her.
This certainly applies to Munn’s friend Kate Upton, who is significantly taller at 5-foot-10.
Fashionista Victoria Beckham is often seen running around town in heels, but at 5-foot-4 her husband is always towering over her.
That’s no surprise, however, as David Beckham is 5-foot-11 and towers over many people.
Actress Ellen Page may pack a mean punch on the big screen, but she’s much shorter than she appears to be in films.
At just 5-foot-1, she’s significantly smaller than her The Umbrella Academy co-stars.
Kate Mara’s Chappaquiddick co-stars tower over her on the red carpet.
At just 5-foot-2, Mara is almost a foot shorter than Jason Clarke and Ed Helms!
Former Glee star Lea Michele may have the vocals of a giant but she’s actually only 5-foot-3.
At 5-foot-11, Laverne Cox doesn’t need to be in heels to tower over Michele!
Funnyman Seth Green certainly has a larger than life persona, which may be surprising since he’s only 5-foot-4.
Just 3 inches taller than him, his wife actress Clare Grant over towers over him on the red carpet.
Mamma Mia! actress Amanda Seyfried has worked alongside some major celebrities in Hollywood, none who made her look short.
However, at just 5-foot-3, most of her co-stars have been taller than her.
Christina Ricci is best known for her roles in classics like The Addams Family and Casper, but few people realize just how short the actress is.
At 5-foot-1, her husband, cameraman James Heerdegen, must be quite familiar with the top of her head.
“His Royal Badness” and “The Artist Formerly Known As Prince” had a large presence but was not a very large man.
At just 5-foot-3 and 112 pounds, the performer would often wear heels to make himself look taller.
Mean Girls actress Rachel McAdams is clearly on the petite side, but did you know that she’s just 5-foot-4?
However, she wasn’t the shortest member of “The Plastics.” Lacey Chabert and Amanda Seyfried are both 5-foot-3!
You may be shocked to learn that notorious actor Danny DeVito is just 4-foot-11!
He suffers from Fairbank’s disease, which affects his bone structure and growth.
Rapper and songwriter Lil’ Kim has an enormous stage presence that’s hard not to see, but she’s not exactly enormous when it comes to her height.
The artist is just 4-foot-11!
Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott has been a huge icon in the music industry for years, but she’s far from huge in real life.
At just 5-foot-2 she’s definitely on the shorter side!
Cuban-American singer Camila Cabello can certainly produce some large sounds with her vocals, but she’s actually on the smaller side.
At just 5-foot-2, she’s almost a foot shorter than her current boyfriend Shawn Mendes.
To All the Boys I've Loved Before actress Lana Condor appears tiny on screen, but it still may surprise you that she’s just 5-foot-3!
That’s much shorter than her movie boyfriend, Noah Centineo, who is 6-foot-1.