When it comes to height, women are often overshadowed by men. However, there are a number of women throughout history who have stood head and shoulders above the rest. Here, we’ll take a look at the 15 tallest women in recorded history.
15. Heather Greene – 196 cm
The first woman we talk about is from Las Vegas. Born as an American, she’s about 196 cm tall and is very popular in USA. She’s respected in USA because of her height. Clothes and health maybe a problem to maintain, but it’s just okay when you get fame and respect in return!
14. Lindsay Corine Taylor – 203 cm
Another tallest female basketball player Lindsay Corine Taylor also stands at 6 ft 8 inches. She is an American professional basketball player who has played in the Women’s National Basketball Association , Turkish Women’s Basketball League, Ligue Féminine de Basketball, the WKBL, Polish Women’s League, and the Women’s Chinese Basketball Association.
Currently she plays in Angola’s women basketball league, for Primeiro de Agosto. At a height of 2.03m, she is one of the tallest female athletes in the world.
13. Amazon Eve 203 cm
With a height of about 2m03, a girl who has the Germany-and-Netherlands blood, currently living in California, used to be judged by people who assumed that she was a giant monster.
However, it doesn’t make Amazon Eve be any less confident about herself but she even tries her best to be more perfect
12. Brittney Griner -203 cm
Brittney Yevette Griner is an American professional basketball center for the Phoenix Mercury of the Women’s National Basketball Association.
She played college basketball at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Standing 2.03 m tall, Griner wears a men’s US size 17 shoe and has an arm span of 2.2 m
11. Maria Alexandrovna Stepanova -203 cm
Maria Stepanova is a Russian professional and Olympic basketball player. In the United States, she played for the Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA. At 6 feet 8 inches tall she is one of the tallest women in WNBA. She wears a size 15 – US.
Though in the Russian national team, she has been overtaken by Ekaterina Lisina in being the tallest member.
10. Elizabeth “Liz” Cambage -203 cm
The Australian basketball player Elizabeth “Liz” Cambage is perhaps one of the tallest female basketball players that are currently in action. 203 cm tall Elizabeth plays for the Tulsa Shock of the Women’s National Basketball Association since 2011.
9. Rita Miniva Besa -203 cm
This woman is from Zimbabwe, but is currently living in the United States. She is 203cm high and is the member of the US basketball team because of her great height. Being tall is one of the luckiness for many people, and Rita is one of them.
She is such an amazing basketball player, very popular and talented, what would girls desire more than this!
8. Caroline Welz – 206 cm
Having a height of 206 cm, this woman is from Germany. She’s very popular in Germany and her height is an inspiration for many people in the country.
She’s a girl much taller than most of the girls of her age, yet an inspiration for the people worldwide. There are many tall people in Germany, but Caroline is different, she’s the tallest!
7. Malee Duangdee– 208 cm
Tallest woman in Thailand, Malee is the second tallest woman in Asia. A height of 208 cm due to an abnormality in growth because of tumor makes her the 7th largest woman on the planet. She has a weight of 127 kg.
She’s tallest in her place. Her only way to have a normal life was a shrinking tumor drug which was very expensive for her family to afford.
6. Gitika Srivastava – 211 cm
This woman is a talented basketball player with a height of 211cm and is an Indian.
Being the 6th tallest woman in the planet, she’s an inspiration for many people in India. Her father was also a part of basket ball team and was 7ft, 4inches tall.
5. Uljana Semjonova– 213 cm
5th in the list, the best basketball woman player on the planet in 1970-80’s, this woman is from Latvian and has a height of 213 cm.
She was also known as a basket ball player with the largest feet. She wears men’s size footwear, 21(US).
Uijana played basket ball for TTT Riga ,She was a winner of 15 championships in Soviet Union, European Champions Cup about 15 times.
She was an excellent player setting records at international levels too.
4. Zainab Bibi – 218 cm
The fourth tallest woman in the world, Zainab Bibi is from Pakistan who moved to Britain because her family was annoyed with her tall height. She is 218cm tall.
3. Malgorzata Dydek – 218 cm
Born in US she is a member of US basketball team because of her good height. She is 218 cm tall. Malgorzata played for the Connection Sun in WNBA and trained the Northside Wizards as a coach in Queensland league. Born on 28th April 1974, she played for Colorado Xplosion in Poland.
She was married to David Twigg, her boyfriend in Gdynia. They moved to Brisbane after marriage.
2. Sandy Allen – 232 cm
Sandy Allen is the second in the least. Being next to the tallest woman on the earth, Sandy was the tallest till 1976 before her death in 2008.
A Guinness Book world record breaker, she was 232cm tall. Sandy’s book, Cast a giant shadow is included in Guinness book of world record since 1976.
The tumor was in her pituitary gland that triggered the release of her growth hormones. Amazing! Now is the most exciting part of the video, that is to explain the photo that got the most attention Wow, a photo of a guy walking forward to a hot and sexy woman has spread all over the internet. But taking a closer look, you will realize that perhaps this is just a photoshop.
1. Yao Defen – 233 cm
The top 1 in this list will be: Yao defen. O my god, 233cm! probably I just can only reach to her waist Yao Defen, Born in China, this woman rules the list due to a medical disorder, weighing 200kg and having a feet 26(UK) large.
A height of 233cm makes her the tallest woman on earth alive. She died at the age of 40 years old, on November 13, 2012.
Yao was born in a very poor family of farmers in Liuan in Shucheng. You will never believe these tallest women actually exist in the world, won’t you? They are the same to all the women out there, amazing and talented!
These women all have had to face challenges in their lives due to their height, but they have also had unique opportunities and experiences. Some have pursued careers in the entertainment industry, while others have played sports or been involved in activism for people with rare conditions. Despite the difficulties they have faced, they have all left their mark on history as some of the tallest women in the world.