Top 10 Tallest Women in the World

A good height is considered a gift and adds the beautiful function of a person. However, for some people, it can be problematic in terms of clothing, footwear, health problems and other things that can not be enjoyed due to height. When we talk about people with unusual characteristics, we often tend to think of men but here we’ll talk about the 10 tallest women in the World.

01 – Zeng Jinlian

Height: 2.48 m (8 ft 2 in)

She was born in 1964 and lived until 1982. Zeng Jinlian died February 13, 1982, Hunan, China. She suffered from both scoliosis and diabetes. She began to grow abnormally from the age of four months and stood 156 cm (5 ft 1 1/2 in) before her fourth birthday and 217 cm (7 ft 1 1/2 in) when she was aged 13. Her hands measure 25.5 cm (10 in) and her feet 35.5 cm (14 in) in length. Zeng Jinlian is the tallest woman ever to be recorded in medical history, reaching up to 8 ft, 1.75 in (248.3 cm) in height. Her parents are 163 cm (5 ft 4 1/2 in) and 156 cm (5 ft 1 1/2 in) while her brother was 158 cm (5 ft 2 1/2 in), aged 18.  She was the tallest modernly verified female person, taking over Jane Bunford’s record. In the year between Don Koehler’s death and her own, she surpassed fellow “eight-footers” Gabriel Estêvão Monjane and Suleiman Ali Nashnush. Zeng’s growth patterns were close to Robert Wadlow as shown in the table below.

02 – Anna Haining Bates

Height: 2.43 m (8 ft 0 in)

She was born on Anna Haining Swan August 6, 1846, Mill Brook, New Annan, Nova Scotia and died August 5, 1888 (aged 41) Seville, Ohio. Anna Haining Bates was a Canadian woman famed for her great stature of 7 feet 11 inches. Her parents were of normal height and were Scottish immigrants. From birth, she grew very quickly. On her fourth birthday, she was 4 feet 6 inches (137 centimeters) tall. On her 6th birthday, she was measured again, and she stood 5 feet 2 inches (157.48 centimeters) tall, an inch or two (2.5–5 cm) shorter than her mother. She also excelled at her studies of acting, piano, and voice. Anna excelled at literature and music and was considered to be very intelligent. She was pregnant for the second time. The baby was born on January 18, 1879, and survived only 11 hours. He was the largest newborn ever recorded, at 23 pounds 9 ounces and nearly 30 inches tall and each of his feet were six inches (152 mm) long. For this, she was posthumously awarded a Guinness World Record.

03 – Jane Bunford

Height: 2.41 m (7 ft 11 in)

She was born 26 July 1895 Bartley Green, Northfield, Birmingham and died 1 April 1922 (aged 26) Bartley Green, Northfield, Birmingham. Jane Bunford was the one of the tallest women ever measuring 2.41 metres at the time of her death. Jane Bunford was 7 ft, 11 in (241 cm) tall, but there are no known photographs of her. She was listed as the tallest woman in the world in the Guinness Book. They only showed a copy of her birth certificate and a picture of her skeleton. Shortly before her death, Bunford was measured at 2.31 metres (7 ft 7 in) tall. It was estimated that she would have been 2.41 metres (7 ft 11 in), if she had not developed the spinal curvature.

04 – Yao Defen


Height: 2.31 m (7 ft 8 in)

Yao Defen was born July 15, 1972, Shucheng, Liuan, Anhui, China and died November 13, 2012 (aged 40) China. Yao Defen was ranked number one in the top 10 women in the world. She was the tallest living woman, as recognized by Guinness World Records. She stood at 234 centimeters tall, weighed 144 kilograms, and had size 23 feet. Her gigantism was due to a tumor in her pituitary gland. She was 206 centimeters (6 ft 9 in) tall by the age of fifteen years. At birth, she weighed 2.8 kilograms (6.2 lb). When she was eleven years old she was about 180 centimeters (6 ft 2 in) tall.

05 – Sandy Allen

Height: 2.31 m (7 ft 7 in)

Sandra Elaine Allen was born June 18, 1955, Chicago, Illinois, United States and died August 13, 2008, Shelbyville, Indiana, United States. She was an American woman recognized as the tallest woman in the world during her life according to the Guinness World Records. She was 7 feet 7 inches tall. Allen wrote a book, Cast A Giant Shadow, and appeared in the Guinness Book of World Records since 1976. Sandra Allen appeared in the Academy Award-winning Italian film Il Casanova di Federico Fellini, in a TV movie called Side Show. Allen died on Aug 13, 2008. She had been suffering from kidney failure and blood infections. A scholarship has since been dedicated in her name at Shelbyville High School.

06 – Maria Fassnauer

Height: 2.23 m (7 ft 3 in)

German Maria Fassnauer is that the solely person on this list to be distinguished by not just one however 2 monikers: the “Giantess of Tirol” and “Mariedl.” Born to a family of farmers, Fassnauer gave the impression to be developing very like different kids till the age of 3, once she began to grow leaps and bounds over her peers. At fifteen years recent she was over 2 metres tall.

07 – Malgorzata Dydek

Height: 2.18 m (7 ft 2 in)

Małgorzata Dydek was born on 28 April 1974 Warsaw, Poland and died 27 May 2011 (aged 37) Brisbane, Australia. She was a Polish professional basketball player. Standing 7 ft 2 in tall, she was famous for being the tallest professional female basketball player in the world. She had two sisters, her elder sister, Katarzyna (6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)) used to play for the Colorado Xplosion of the now-defunct ABL, and in Poland. She was drafted 1st overall in the 1998 WNBA Draft by the Utah Starzz. On 16 April 2005, during the 2005 WNBA Draft, the San Antonio Silver Stars traded Dydek to the Connecticut Sun in exchange for the Sun’s first-round draft pick, Katie Feenstra from Liberty University.

08 Zainab Bibi

Height: 2.31 m (7 ft 2 in)

Zainab Bibi belonged to Rajana, a place in Toba Tek Singh, Punjab. Zainab Bibi is the fourth tallest woman in the world, from Pakistan, she moved to England. She was 7 FT 2 IN and in 2003 was declared the world’s tallest woman, earning her a place in the Guinness Book of World Records and died in Faisalabad at the age of 46.  According to Dawn Newspaper, She was striving to make ends meet owing to her illness and lack of financial cooperation from the government. Later, as promised by then-prime minister Nawaz Sharif, she was handed over a cheque worth Rs 2 Million by the government to ease her plight.

09 – Uljana Semjonova

Height: 2.17 m (7 ft 1 in)

She is a retired Soviet-Latvian basketball player. Standing at 2.15 m or taller Semjonova was the leading women’s basketball player in the world in the 1970s and 1980s. She was also very dominant in international play, winning two Olympic Gold medals while playing for the USSR in 1976. Wearing a men’s size 21 / 58 shoe, she was known for having the largest feet ever in women’s basketball. Uļjana Larionovna Semjonova was born March 9, 1952, Daugavpils, Latvia. She was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labour in 1976. She was an inaugural member of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in the class of 1999. In, 1993 became the first non-US woman enshrined into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

10 – Rumeysa Gelgi

Height: 2.13 m (7 ft 0.09 in)

Tallest living woman in Turkey, and she was the highest female teenager in the world. The 17-year-old, who has a standing height of 213.6 cm (7ft 0.09 in), received the award in a special presentation in her hometown of Safranbolu, Karabük, in Turkey. Guinness World Records last night presented Rumeysa Gelgi with the record title of Tallest Teenager (female) in the world.