Top 15 Tallest women In The World

Human beings were uniquely made, and each has different features that distinguish him/ her from anyone else. For so long the world has given attention to men, and for this reasons, we only recognize the fastest man in the world, the tallest, shortest, richest men on earth. The big question has remained unanswered what are women recognized for in the world?

For the longest, women have been a sideline in the world limelight while they have a lot to offer or to be recognized for. In this article, we bring forth the list of 15 tallest women in the world.

15. Ella Ewing – 74.5ella-ewing

Ella was born in 1872, and during her time she was the tallest woman in American. She lived in Missouri in her entire life before departing from this world in 1913.Her height made her life a little more difficult as she could not fit in any readymade cloth, shoe or even some places like a train. Everything of her grooming was custom made her shoe size was 24, but she chooses to live happily despite all the odds.

She became popular in 1893 after appearing in Circuses, and Sideshows Exposition in Chicago. She saved some money and built a beautiful house for her parents with custom made ceilings and doors to accommodate her size. In 1983 she died of pneumonia.

14. Anna Haining Swan- 75.5anna-haining-swan

Anna hailed from Nova Scotia, Canada born in 1846.Since she was young, she grew quite rapidly and by the time she was four years she was already 4 feet and 6 feet by the time she was six years old. Anna’s age didn’t stop there her teenage years 16 years to be precise she was already 7’5.5” feet. Besides her unusual height that didn’t bother her a lot, Anna had a pack of talents from theater to music and art, and she flourished well in what she was doing.

Anna also appeared in the spotlight after giving birth to the largest newborn in history who weighed over 20 pounds and measuring 2 feet in length. Unfortunately, the baby died after few hours.Anna died of heart failure at the age of 42 years.

13. Sandy Allen – 77.5sandy-allen

Holding the title of the tallest woman to have ever existed in the United States, Allen was born in 1955 in Chicago. As it’s the case with so many other tall folks, Sandy’s height was triggered by a defect in her pituitary gland, which regulates the amount of growth hormone in the body.

The reported that Sandy underwent surgery when she was 22 years to extract the tumor affecting her growth. Besides her rare height, she was an actress she appeared in the Fellini’s Casanova a movie by filmmaker Federico Fellini.

12. Jane Bunford – 711jane-bunford

Jane was born on July 26, 1895, in Bartley Green in Birmingham, Uk. Jane grew up with a normal height for the better part of her life until the odd happened to her. In suffered from an accidental skull fracture that her pituitary gland and since then her height continued to grow at an alarming rate.

Bunford was the tallest woman in the world between 1916 and 1919, and she passed on in 1922.

11. Zeng Jinlian – 81.75zeng-jinlian

Zeng was born in 1964 in China, and she was the tallest woman in history measuring over 8 feet. According to Zeng height was rarely seen due to scoliosis that prevented her from standing straight.

She died in 1982 at the young age of 17 although the cause of her death remains unknown, we can tell that her health complications could have led to her death.

10. Yao Defen – 7 8yao-defen

Yao was born in 1972 in the rural of China she was extra- tall at the young age measuring six feet at the age of 11.The unusual height was caused by a  brain tumor in her pituitary gland.

Thanks to the doctors that successfully removed the tumor that put an end to her unusual growth. Later it’s believed that a tumor remnant remained that began growing again, and the condition contributed to some health issues like hypertension, delayed puberty, osteoporosis just to mention a few.

Yao died at the age of 40 in 2012.

9. Wassiliki Calliandji – 7 6.5

Little has been written about this tallest woman in the world Wassiliki who was born in 1882, and after living for only 22 years, she passed on in 1904.She measured 7’6.5” feet she was born in Greece.

8. Maria Fassnauer – 7 3maria-fassnauer

Maria was born in German she measured 7’3 feet and during her younger stages of developing she seemed to grow up just like other babies. Until she was three years, the rapid growth was noticed by her parents who are farmers.

At the age of 15, she had grown tall to 2 meters tall. Maria was a kind person, and she passed on in 1917 at the age of 38.

7. Delores Pullard – 8 2delores-pullard

Delores came from Louisiana, her parents were of average height as the dad was 5’9” and mother 5’11”. Besides her unusual height of 8’2,” she loved acting and became a part of circus show at 19 years.

Delores passed on at the age of 24 due to complications that began after doctors trying to remove a tumor in her pituitary gland.

6. Malgorzata  Dydek-Twigg -7 2malgorzata-dydek

Although there is little written about Margo who hailed in Brisbane, she measured 7’2 feet. She was among the tallest women in the world, and she passed on May 27th, 2011 leaving behind a husband and two sons.  Dydek suffered from a coma, and she rested peacefully surrounded by her family.

5. Heather Greene – 6 5.5heather-greene

Heather is an American who hails in Las Vegas she measures 6’5.5” tall, and she is famous in the United States because of her height.

4. Rita Miniva Besa -6. 8 feetrita-miniva-besa

Rita was born in Zimbabwe, but she has been living in the US.She is among the tallest women on earth measuring 6.8ft.

She is a basketball player, famous and talented. She views her height as a blessing in disguise.

3. Caroline Welz 6ft 9 inchescaroline-welz

Caroline is a beautiful and the tallest woman in German.

Although most of her details are not put in the record, all we know is that there are many tall individuals in German, but she is the tallest.

2. Malee Duangdee – 6 10ftmalee-duangdee

Malee is the tallest woman in Thailand and second tallest in Asia Continent.
She developed a brain tumor that caused her to keep on growing tall making her the 7th tallest woman in the world. Malee weighs 127kg.

1. Uljana Semjonova – 7 feetuljana-semjonova

The top on the list is Uljana, the best woman basketball player between 1970s and 80s.She hails from Latvia measuring 7 feet. She was also referred as the basketball player with the largest feet ever. She received countless awards in basketball.

She was born in 1952 in a small village of Medium Latvia.

In Conclusion:

Above is the list of top 15 tallest women on earth, it’s clear that to some heart brought them a lot of life challenges and health complications while others like Uljana height brought them fame and a good life as known international player.

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