Top 20 Tallest women in the world

This article is a comprehensive list of the top 20 Tallest women in the world. Tall women are everywhere in the world although the perception about women has always been that they are shorter than men. While this is true we also see some tall women as we move around. We are not here to tell you about average tall women, we are here to discuss gigantic women who are between 6 feet and 8 feet.

Some of them are late while some are suffering from abnormal growth which leads them to surgery and eventually being hospitalized. Due to their big height most hardly find a life partner or even go on dates with men. However, everyone is beautiful and I assure you they are lovely to behold. Join 360ListHub on the journey to meet the tallest women from around the world.

Tallest women in the world

Height Range: 6 Feet – 6 feet 11 inches

1. Maria Alexandrovna Stepanova

Russian professional basketball player was born on February 23, 1979. Her height is 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) while her weight is 187 lb (85 kg). That height placed her to be among the top 5 tallest women in the basketball league.

Maria Alexandrovna Stepanova

2. Katie Feenstra-Mattera

With her towering height of 6 ft 7.5 in (2.02 m), Katie is a tall American retired basketball player in the women division. She’s currently a college basketball coach and was born on November 17, 1982. Her weight is 109 kg.

Katie Feenstra-Mattera

3. Zheng Haixia

At 6 ft. 8 in of height, Zheng is rated among the tallest women in the world. The Chinese retired professional women’s basketball player was born on March 7, 1967, and is known as one of the best players in the game.

Zheng Haixia

4. Lindsay Taylor

With the same height as Zheng, Lindsay is also a former American former basketball player who played the center position. She weighs 200 lb (91 kg) and attended the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her height is 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m).

Lindsay Taylor

5. Allyssa DeHaan

She’s an expert in two games and once played both basketball and volleyball in college. She was born on June 21, 1988, to a father whose height is 6 ft 6 in, and her mother is 6 ft 4 in. Allyssa still outgrew them to reach a height of 2.06 meters (6 ft 9 in). Her weight is 180 lb (82 kg) and in her career, she has bagged many awards to show her importance in every team she played.

Allyssa DeHaan

6. Yekaterina Lisina

Born on October 15, 1987, the Russian basketball player is 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) and weighs 187 lb (85 kg). Her career wasn’t all that long, she left the basketball game in 2014 and went in to perform in foot fetish videos. Yekaterina holds two Guinness World Records as the woman with the longest legs, and for the tallest professional model.

Yekaterina Lisina

7. Liz Cambage

Let’s get to know a bit about this giant who was born on 18 August 1991 in London to a Nigerian father and an Australian mother. She’s a professional basketball player with a massive height of 2.03 m (6 ft 6 in) and a weight of 98 kg (216 lb). She reached a remarkable height of 6 ft at the age of 10 and her real name is Elizabeth “Liz” Cambage.

Liz Cambage

8. Alexis Skye

American model Alexis who is 6’5″ (196 cm) tall was born on August 28, 1974. When she turned 16 years of age she was standing 6’4″ in height. Due to her stupendous gigantic nature, she was named World’s Tallest Fashion and Bikini model by Guinness World.

Alexis Skye

9. Brittney Griner

American professional basketball player stands at a height of 6.68 ft. Born on 18 October 1990, Brittney Griner weighs 93kg and has won many awards. She wears a men’s US size 17 shoe and has an arm’s span of 88 in (2.2 m).

Brittney Griner

10. Marvadene Anderson

Nearly 7feet in height, she’s a Jamaican basketball and netball player. Born on 1 May 1993, she was once recognized as the world’s tallest teenage girl. Marvadene is 2.12 m (6 ft 11 12 in).

Marvadene Anderson


Height Range: 7 Feet – 7 feet 11 inches

11. Margo Dydek

Late gigantic Margo was a polish professional basketball player. She was born on 28 April 1974 but died on 27 May 2011 due to a heart attack. Margo Dydek was well known for her massive height of 7 ft 2 and this made her be the tallest professional female basketball player in the world when she was alive. She weighed 128kg.

12. Sun Fang

Chinese giant Sun Fang made it to our top 20 Tallest women in the world. She was born in 1987 and stands at a gigantic height of 7’3” (2.21 m). She’s the tallest living woman in the world.

Sun Fang

13. Yao Defen

Another Chinese giant was well known as the past tallest living woman in the world. She stands at a whopping 7 ft 8 inches (2.34 m), which no woman has been able to reach as long as history is concerned. Born on July 15, 1972, to poor farmers at Anhui province of Shucheng County, her rapid growth was much that at the age of 11 her height was already 6 ft 2 in, then at 15, she was 6 ft 9 in.  She died on November 13, 2012.

Yao Defen

14. Jane Bunford

From United Kingdom was a great giant born on 26 July 1895. At the time of her death on 1 April 1922, she measured 2.41 metres (7 ft 11 in). This height made her the tallest woman in her time and died due to the gigantism problem which she developed after she fractured her skull from a bicycle fall in 1906.

Jane Bunford

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

Height Range: 8 Feet – 8 feet 11 inches 

19. Zeng Jinlian

She was born on June 26, 1964, and died on February 13, 1982. The Chinese is the tallest woman in the world that was verified.

Zeng Jinlian

20. Ella Ewing

Her height was not verified by Guinness World Records. She’s believed to be 8 ft 4 inches. Born on March 9, 1872, she died on January 10, 1913. Information from her mother’s journal indicated that Ella’s growth stopped when she was age twenty-two, at 8 feet, 4 inches tall. Due to not being documented well, it’s still on a dispute.

Ella Ewing

Also Read: Top 36 Most Tallest Men in the World 

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