Even though these famous celebrities are short, their fame and success are otherwise monumental. In fact, because these celebrities seem larger than life for their achievements and contributions, you don’t even realize that they’re actually short until you get to know some of them in this gallery. After reading this, you will no longer have to feel ashamed of being short — instead, be proud of being one! You’re in great company.
You’ve probably seen a lot of Bruno Mars since he rose to super stardom, but do you know that he’s one of the shortest men in show business? He is known for the songs “Lazy Song” and the Travis McCoy “Billionaire” (which features Mars’ vocals), which became million-selling hits. Mars also won several awards. It proves that only genuine, natural talent, and not height, will make you shine through.
Hilary Duff’s height is being disputed whether it is 5’1″ or 5’2″. Anyway, it doesn’t matter much, right? First rising to fame in her titular role Lizzie McGuire on the hit Disney Channel sitcom, Duff blossomed into a versatile entertainer and one of the hottest women in Hollywood. In the midst of her success, Duff also has a heart of gold, getting herself involved in several philanthropic activities.
Like Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Love Hewitt has the natural curves that make up for her short stature. She rose to fame as a teen icon through the series Party of Five and the blockbuster teen horror flick I Know What You Did Last Summer, as well as its sequel. She was also in the series Ghost Whisperer which ran for five seasons.
The Golden Globe-nominated actress has been named several times as one of the sexiest women in many magazines. Hewitt branched her talents into writing and recording songs, directing (mostly television projects) and producing. That’s beauty and talent in one small package!
What Kim Kardashian lacks in height, she is otherwise blessed with natural beauty and curves. The socialite, model. and reality star rose to wide notoriety through a leaked sex tape, which surely advanced her career. She and her own family that includes her sisters Kourtney and Khloe, her mother Kris, her stepfather Bruce Jenner, and his own children, launched a successful reality-TV show Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Since then Kim Kardashian, who is now married to singer Kanye West, has remained one of the most popular and controversial figures in show business.
Nowadays, most people identify Kristen Bell as the spunky and optimistic Princess Anna in the blockbuster animated film Frozen (as well as the short Frozen Fever), but she’s more than that. She sounds like she started on Broadway, which is actually true — she debuted in the musical The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Bell garnered wider acclaim on the TV series Veronica Mars, which also spawned a theatrical film.
Bell’s other stage credits include Reefer Madness (which also has a film version in which she also starred), The Crucible, Sneaux, A Little Night Music, and Hair. Among her other notable film credits include The Lifeguard, Hit and Run, Stuck in Love, Scream 4 and many others.
Despite her height, Lena Dunham won’t let it hamper her road to success, whether it be in front of or behind the camera. She is an American actress, director, producer, screenwriter, as well author. This Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning actress is behind the film Tiny Furniture, as well as the long-running HBO series Girls, where she is also part of the cast.
Dunham is also the first female to bring home a Directors Guild Award for Outstanding Director in a Comedy Series for Girls.
Many successful and famous Hollywood celebs got their start in reality shows. One case is Lucy Hale, who first received recognition via the successful but short-lived reality singing contest American Juniors in 2003. At present, Hale is by far the most successful American Juniors alumnus.
After the show, she moved to Hollywood — and what she got was more than just a record deal. Although singing is really her first love, she has slowly built her reputation as an actress. She’s currently widely known in the ABC series Pretty Little Liars as Aria Montgomery. It’s quite funny to note that the book series, where the TV show is based on, describes the Montgomery character as “tall” and “lean.”
In 2014, Hale released her debut album, Road Between.
Scorsese is one of the most significant and influential directors of the 20th century. He is known for his films Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, The Color of Money, The Last Temptation of Christ, Cape Fear, and others. He is such a big name in the modern film making that you couldn’t care less about his height, until you see him on the red carpet from some international film festival or awards night.
When you watch news anchors, you may not realize how tall or short they actually are. It is because they seem to be cooped up inside the TV screen, whether they are sitting inside the newsroom or reporting a live event. Do you know that anchorwoman and journalist Natalie Morales is actually shorter than she appears?
Of Puerto Rican and Brazilian parentage, the former banker pursued her passion in journalism, having served as anchor and reporter for a local TV station in Connecticut. The small but feisty Morales has reported several remarkable events on the field including the 9/11 attacks, Columbine shootings, as well as the 2008 Presidential election. She covered major news stories such as the situation in Iraq and the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.
She is presently the news anchor for the morning show Today and also appears on other programs such as Dateline NBC and NBC Nightly News
Rachel Bilson is an actress and what the media refers to as a “fashion junkie.” Having a family whose work lines with show business, Bilson started as a commercial model, then moved on to acting.
Her role as Summer Roberts in the prime-time drama series The O.C. (which debuted in 2003) brought Bilson to fame as one of the hottest teen icons. She then started to appear in films, the most notable being The Last Kiss (2006).
Bilson is also known for her individual sense of style and fashion. Her clothing line Edie Rose, which she created with DKNY jeans, was created for the budget- but also fashion-conscious young women.
Despite her height, Reese Witherspoon was destined to be a movie star because of only one big thing — her sheer acting talent.
Having started in the early 1990s, Witherspoon slowly built up a reputation in the acting department until her talent was finally noticed. From there she received some acting nominations. Her breakthrough came in 2001 with the box-office hit Legally Blonde (which produced a sequel) and in 2005 received an Oscar Best Actress award for her role as June Carter Cash in the film Walk the Line. Apart from being an award-winning actress, Witherspoon is also a producer who heads her own company, Pacific Standard.
Coming from a family whose ancestors founded and owned the New York Giants, Rooney Mara responded to an altogether different calling — acting, despite her earlier reservations about it.
Starting her acting career in the mid-2000’s, Mara went on to appear in films such as A Nightmare on Elm Street. Her performance in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo earned her wider acclaim and helped her to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Actress. Apart from her acting career, Mara also gains recognition for her charity work overseas.
It’s a common knowledge that short men generally tend to be funny, like Seth Green.
He is the man and the voice behind the stop-animation sketch comedy series Robot Chicken, which debuted in 2005. His other notable voice work is for the animated TV sitcom The Family Guy.
Of course, Green cannot be only heard, but also seen in many films (Airborne, The Italian Job, Austin Powers movies) and television (the updated version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Hulk and the Agents of Smash).
Being the daughter of rock musician and singer-songwriter Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet, show business was almost an inevitable path for Zoe Kravitz.
Zoe is an actress, model, and singer, but she’s mostly known as an actress. From her first film in the 2007 film No Reservations, she enhanced her acting abilities until she landed on her breakthrough film roles in The Brave One and X-Men: First Class. As a model, Kravitz graced Vera Wang’s Princess fragrance in 2009, and strutted for Alexander Wang’s fashion campaign. Zoe Kravitz is proof that you don’t have to be tall to become an elite fashion model.
As short men are perceived to be funny, then short women must be, too. Amy Poehler is currently one of the most popular female comedians. Having studied improv comedy extensively, she put her talents to great effect when she became a regular cast member of Saturday Night Live in 2001. She remained there for 7 years. In one of the show’s popular sketches, “Weekend Update,” she and her friend/cast mate Tina Fey played as news anchors who parody the current events.
The Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning comedienne and actress also provided voice acting for the now-defunct Nickelodeon series The Mighty B! Poehler was also part of the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation, which has just wrapped up its seventh and final season this February.