Top 20 Tallest women in the world

15. Rumeysa Gelgi

Guinness world record holder Rumeysa Gelgi is known as the tallest teenager in the world at 7 feet. She was diagnosed with a rare disorder known as Weaver syndrome which was responsible for her rapid growth. Life hasn’t been easy as she’s unable to walk and moves in a wheelchair. She was born in 1997 and is from Turkey. Though the tallest ever teenager is Canadian Anna Haining Swan (6 August 1846 – 5 August 1888) at a height of 7ft 11 in.

Rumeysa Gelgi

16. Uljana Semjonova

The retired basketball player who weighs 127 kg stands 7 ft 0 in tall. She was among the best players in the 1970’s and 1980’s. One unique thing about her is that she remains the woman with the largest feet ever in women’s basketball.

Uljana Semjonova

17. Sandy Allen

Her real name was Sandra Elaine Allen and she was born on June 18, 1955, but died on August 13, 2008. She was named the tallest woman in the world by the Guinness World Records after she measured 7 feet 7 inches. She’s among the top 20 Tallest women in the world.

Sandy Allen

18. Anna Haining Swan 

Born on August 6, 1846, as the third of thirteen children. At 4 years old, she was already 4 feet 6 inches (137 centimeters) and at six years of age, her height was 5 feet 2 inches (157.48 centimeters). Everyone noticed she was growing so quickly and finally at 15years of age, Anna was 7 feet (210 cm). She got married to Martin Van Buren Bates who was also 7 ft 7 in (2.31 m) tall. On August 5, 1888, she died at a height of 7 feet 11 inches (2.41 m).

Anna Haining Swan