Okay so Latinas may not be blessed with the tallest genes, but what we lack in height, we make up for in personality! We rounded up 25 Latina celebrities who hide their 5’3” and under stature well.
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Natalie Morales: 5’4”
NBC’s stellar news anchor has to wear a certain heel height in order to sit at her desk comfortably.
Salma Hayek: 5’2”
The gorgeous Mexican actress has been quoted saying, "I act tall, but look how short I am. I can't even create the illusion that I am tall!"
America Ferrera: 5’1”
In a NY Times article, the actress was quoted saying, "I'm too short.” We beg to differ.
Adrienne Bailon: 4’11”
This former Cheetah Girl is proof that beauty doesn’t come in one size.
The Colombian bombshell once told Maxim, “My classmates used to call me enana, which means dwarf, because I was always the tiniest in my class. I like being petite. When you’re small, people tend to protect you and treat you in a soft, gentle way. I like getting demonstrations of love and affection. Who doesn’t?”
Christina Milian: 5’2”
The actress-slash-singer told Teen People, "I love tall guys! I'm short, so I like to be protected by a big man!”
Rocsi Diaz: 5’2”
The hot Honduran TV host has no problem with her height. She’s proud she’s never had to use her body to get where she is, telling Honey magazine, “I got where I’m at because of my work. I never had to lay on my back to get where I was. I come from a Latino background where family and the way we were brought up was very important.”
Demi Lovato: 5’3”
The Mexican American singer once tweeted, “I thought I was 5'5" a while ago until I took my shoes off. I grew!!! Yayy!!! I'm 5'3" and a HALF!!!"
Eva Longoria: 5’2”
Some dispute the Mexican American actress is as tall as she claims. One fan noted on celebheights.com (yeah, there’s actually a site for this), “I think 4'10" could be possible. She is frequently three inches shorter than Kim Kardashian in pictures and I imagine both are packing similar size heels.” Hmmm.
Nicole Richie: 5’1”
“I'm not really in any position to call anyone a nugget because I'm 5'1", so I can't make fun of it,” she joked on Chelsea Lately.
The petite mommy-to-be is 13 inches shorter than her husband Josh Duhamel. Ryan Seacrest joked that the couple's height difference may be the reason Fergie likes to be on his NYE show. "She likes to do it with me because I'm about half the size of Josh, but from afar, I kind of—kind of —remind her of the other version. [At least] the hair."
Christina Aguilera: 5’2”
The Voice host is hardly ever without heels. "As for my height, I haven't measured myself lately, but I think I'm 5'3," she once said. Guess again, Xtina. Sources say otherwise.
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi: 4’8”
The Snooki & JWoww star has recently undergone a serious transformation. To balance her small stature, the former party girl is now workout obsessed. "I'm 4'9, maybe with the poof 4'11.” Make that 4’8”.
Valery Ortiz: 5’3”
The star of VH1’s cheerleading drama Hit the Floor proves you don’t need height to have moves.
Melonie Diaz: 5’2”
Her latest flick Fruitvale Station may bring big things to the short actress. We hear Oscar rumors. "I'm a midget,” she told altpress.com. “I'm 5-feet 2-inches."
Ana de la Reguera: 5’3”
The Mexican actress known for roles in Nacho Libre, Ladies Night and Cowboys & Aliens claims to be 5’4,” but that’s up for debate.
Rosie Perez: 5’1”
If being short means looking fly at 48, we’ll take it. Brooklyn accents don’t crack; tall or not.
Alexa Vega: 5’1”
Short may be a good thing for Spy Kids. The children of secret agent parents need to be as inconspicuous as possible. This Colombian American actress works her shortness!
Gloria Estefan: 5’1”
In a radio interview, the Cuban music legend said her and Madonna are about the same height. You go girls!
Judy Reyes: 5’3”
Fun Fact: The Dominican actress is 15.7% taller and 84.29% shorter than 84.29% of females in one celebrity height database. Yeah, those actually exist.
Aimee Garcia: 5’2”
The Mexican and Puerto Rican actress didn’t let height stop her from reaching sky’s limit. She graduated from Northwestern University with degrees in Journalism and Economics, and was nominated for an Alma and Imagen Award for her supporting role on George Lopez.
Sonia Braga: 5’2”
This Brazilian actress may be small, but her resume is big. With Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominations under her belt, the 70s telenovela star rose to new heights.
Elizabeth Peña: 5’2”
We can’t get enough of the Cuban actress in cult classic La Bamba. Her height says nothing about her skill.
Nelly Furtado: 5’2”
The singer rose to new heights in her “Big Hoops” music video, rivaling skyscrapers by walking on stilts and growing taller and taller as the track continues.
Jessica Sanchez: 5’1”
The American Idol runner-up has a voice that makes up for any shortcoming. Heels and big hair is how she chooses to rock her height.