Greta Gerwig’s Height: A Quirky Fact That Sets Her Apart in Tinseltown

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Greta Gerwig, an American actress, writer, and director who started in mumblecore films before transitioning to major studio films, stands 5 feet 8 ½ inches (174 cm) tall.

Greta Gerwig stood tall at 5 feet 8 ½ inches (174 cm) in a Rosie Assoulin Spring 2018 open-back dress at the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards on March 3, 2018, in Santa Monica, CaliforniaGreta Gerwig stood tall at 5 feet 8 ½ inches (174 cm) in a Rosie Assoulin Spring 2018 open-back dress at the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards on March 3, 2018, in Santa Monica, California (Credit: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock)

While humorously emphasizing that she’s not a giant, she proudly claims her height as 5 feet 9 inches, even counting that extra half-inch. For context, the average height of an American woman is approximately 5 feet 4 inches, making Greta taller than the average.

She has worked with various directors and received recognition for her roles in movies like “Frances Ha” and “Little Women.” As a filmmaker, she directed “Lady Bird” and “Little Women,” both of which received Academy Award nominations.

Comparing Heights: Greta vs. Margot Robbie

Gerwig’s film “Barbie” in 2023, co-written with Noah Baumbach, achieved a significant milestone as the first solo female-directed film to gross over $1 billion worldwide. She was named one of Time magazine’s most influential people in 2018.

Greta Gerwig is taller than Margot Robbie, with Greta standing at 5 feet 8 ½ inches (174 cm) and Margot at 5 feet 5 ½ inches (166.4 cm)Greta Gerwig is taller than Margot Robbie, with Greta standing at 5 feet 8 ½ inches (174 cm) and Margot at 5 feet 5 ½ inches (166.4 cm) (Credit: Marion Curtis / Starpix / Startraksphoto)

Greta Gerwig is taller than Margot Robbie by approximately 3 inches (7.6 cm). Greta Gerwig stands at 5 feet 8 ½ inches (174 cm), while Margot Robbie’s height is 5 feet 5 ½ inches (166.4 cm).

Dissecting the “Manic Pixie Dream Girl” Label

“I hate that phrase; that idea, that it gets applied to people, that you have to avoid or deny it. It’s reductive. It’s a way of trying to find a connection where often one doesn’t exist,” Gerwig told Yahoo! about the phrase “manic pixie dream girl” and the idea it represents.

“I was reading something about the screwball comedy “Bringing Up Baby,” and it called Katharine Hepburn the original manic pixie dream girl. Aren’t we reaching? I’m probably just annoyed by it, but it’s around. I’m no pixie. I’m 5 foot 9 and 140. When I go on set, they’re always surprised the first day. I’m a giant, and everybody is a mini person.”

Greta Gerwig’s Dull and Mumsy Dress at ‘Mistress America’ Premiere

In August 2015, Greta Gerwig took time for a photo opp while attending the premiere of her movie Mistress America at Landmark Sunshine Cinema in New York City.

Greta Gerwig attended the premiere of 'Mistress America' in a modified version of a Balenciaga Resort 2016 dressGreta Gerwig attended the premiere of ‘Mistress America’ in a modified version of a Balenciaga Resort 2016 dress (Credit: WENN / Dennis Van Tine / Future Image)

The then-32-year-old American actress and filmmaker opted for a dull and mumsy number from the Balenciaga Resort 2016 collection.

She styled the dress with ankle-strap sandals from the same European fashion house and Cartier jewelry.

Height Comparison with Lola Kirke

Greta Gerwig is 2 inches taller than Lola Kirke. Greta Gerwig stands at 5 feet 8 ½ inches (174 cm), while Lola Kirke’s height is 5 feet 6 ½ inches (168.9 cm).

Greta Gerwig, who stands at 5 feet 8 ½ inches, posed with Lola Kirke, who is 5 feet 6 ½ inches tall, at the premiere of her new movie 'Mistress America' held at Landmark Sunshine Cinema in New York City on August 12, 2015Greta Gerwig, who stands at 5 feet 8 ½ inches, posed with Lola Kirke, who is 5 feet 6 ½ inches tall, at the premiere of her new movie ‘Mistress America’ held at Landmark Sunshine Cinema in New York City on August 12, 2015 (Credit: WENN / Dennis Van Tine / Future Image)

In European shoe sizing, Lola Kirke’s shoe size (8 US) would be approximately 38-39 EU, while Greta Gerwig’s (9 US) would be around 39-40 EU.

Greta Gerwig and Lola Kirke show off their feet in high heelsGreta Gerwig and Lola Kirke show off their feet in high heels (Credit: WENN / Dennis Van Tine / Future Image)

How do you like Greta’s black ankle strap sandals? Do you agree with the fashion critics who say she looked like a boring housewife?

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