10 Tallest Women Who Ever Lived

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Height is one of the vital characteristics in deciding a person’s beauty. It varies from country to country and also from region to region. But sometimes, it can be problematic for people. The proper height with a proper physique adds beauty to one’s, especially those who are involved in sports and model professional. Some people are generally happy with their height and some desire to have a good height while others regret their height.
Here is the list of top 10 tallest women who have ever lived.

Tallest Women

S.No Tallest Woman Height
1 Zeng Jinlian 8 ft, 1.75 in (248.3 cm)
2 Anna Haining Bates 7 feet 11 inches (241cm)
3 Jane Bunford 7 feet 11 inches (241cm)
4 Yao Defen 7 ft, 8 in (233.7 cm)
5 Sandy Allen 7 ft, 5.5 in (231.78 cm)
6 Wassiliki Calliandji 7 ft, 6.5 in (229.87 cm)
7 Sun Fang 7 ft, 3 in (221 cm)
8 Malgorzata Dydek 7 ft 2 in (218 cm)
9 Malee Duangdee 6ft 10in – (208 cm)
10 Carolina Welz 6ft 9in – (206 cm)

1. Zeng Jinlian- 8 ft, 1.75 in (248.3 cm)

Zeng Jinlian, born on June 26 1964, was the tallest modernly verified female person, taking over Jane Bunford’s record. She was the tallest female ever recorded in the medical history. She was born in the Yujiang village in the Bright Moon Commune, Hunan Province, China. This Chinese girl stood 8 feet, 1 and three-quarter inches as she began to grow abnormally from the age of four months and stood 5 feet 1 1/2 inch before her fourth birthday and 7 ft 1 1/2 in when she was at the age of 13. Her hands measure 10 inches and her feet 14 inches in length. Moreover, she suffered from both scoliosis and diabetes and also from severe spine issues, that is why she couldn’t stand up straight and die in 1982 at the age of 17.

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Zeng Jinlian

2. Anna Haining Bates- 7 feet 11 inches (241cm)

Anna Haining Bates was a Canadian who was born in 1846 in Canada. She grew up to a height of 7 feet 11 inches (241cm) and usually travelled in a circus around the world. Later, she married a very tall person and they have two children together. The parents of the lady are of normal height and were Scottish immigrants.

Anna Haining Bates

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3. Jane Bunford- 7 feet 11 inches (241cm)

One of the tallest women in the world measuring 241 cm (7 ft 11 in) at the time of her death. The lady parents were John Bunford and Jinny Bunford belonging to Bartley Green, Northfield, Birmingham, UK. Her father profession was of a metal caster, however, she used to be quiet and shy who has the good health during the first 11 years of her life, however, she is quite tall as per her age.

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4. Yao Defen- 7 ft, 8 in (233.7 cm)

Yao Defen, from China, became the tallest living woman, as recognized by Guinness World Records. She was 7 feet and 8 inches and weighed 144 kilograms. Her gigantism was due to the presence of a tumour in her pituitary gland. In January 2010, Guinness World Records confirmed that she was the “World’s Tallest Living Woman” but she died in November 2013. She used to live with her mother in a house located in a small village in China’s central Anhui Province, Shanghai. Though doctors had already removed Yao’s tumour in 2006, slowly she had developed a host of other health conditions, including a blood clot on her brain.

Yao Defen

5. Sandy Allen- 7 ft, 5.5 in (231.78 cm)

Sandra Elaine Allen, an American woman was recognized as the tallest living woman in the world by Guinness World Records with 7 feet 7 inches in height. Her abnormal height was due to a tumour in her pituitary gland that caused it to release growth hormone uncontrollably. At the age of 22, she underwent a surgical operation but she continued to suffer from further medical problems associated with gigantism. In later years, Sandy Allen started using a power wheelchair from because her legs and back could not support her tall stature in a standing position.

Sandy Allen

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6. Wassiliki Calliandji- 7 ft, 6.5 in (229.87 cm)

The tallest woman of Greece was born in 1882. She grew up to be 7 ft, 6.5 in (229.87 cm) tall. No photographs of her available, however, it is said that she has the eye size of hen’s eggs with hands and feet was of very big size as compared to normal human being. She died in 1904 living for 22 years but she is still the tallest woman in Greece.

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7. Sun Fang- 7 ft, 3 in (221 cm)

Sun Fang was the tallest woman in China and also the tallest living woman in the world, after the death of Yao Defen on 13 November 2012. Sun Fang is often mistaken for Yao Defen because of their resemblances in appearance. Fang was born in China and studied at Wuhan University, China. After that, she completed an Economic management diploma and worked in a financial institution as a department manager for seven years. Fang also enjoys sports and music. She likes to play tennis and squash, and also likes to play the zither in her spare time.

8. Malgorzata Dydek- 7 ft 2 in (218 cm)

Małgorzata Dydek, also known as Margo Dydek was a professional basketball player from the United States. Standing at 7 feet 2 inches tall, she was famous for being the tallest professional female basketball player in the world. She was born on 28 April 1974 in Warsaw, Poland. She was the central player in the Connecticut Sunin WNBA and was a coach for the Northside Wizards in the Queensland Basketball League. She was also awarded the Polish Gold Cross of Merit award in 1999. On 19 May 2011, Dydek suffered a severe heart attack and was placed in a medically induced coma at a Brisbane hospital but she does not regain consciousness and died eight days later on 27 May 2011.

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9. Malee Duangdee- 6ft 10in – (208 cm)

Malee Duangdee was a Thailand national and holds several records such as the tallest woman in Thailand and the second tallest woman in Asia. She was 6 feet, 10 inches tall and weighed 127 kilograms. Her feet were 32 cm long. Her height is due to a tumor in the pituitary gland, located behind her eye. Two times attempts were made to remove a tumor but each time it grew back. She is no more now and died of a heart attack in 2016 at the age of 24.

10. Carolina Welz- 6ft 9in  (206 cm)

Caroline Welz is a German citizen who was born in the year 1986. Caroline Welz is an extremely tall girl, measuring 6 feet, 9 inches making her the tallest woman in Germany. She is very popular in the country as she is a famous model who inspires several individuals in the world for being as a model. She is very tall among people of her age, and she feels proud for being the tallest woman of the country where people usually are tall.

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