If there was a list of American sweethearts, there is no doubt that you would find her name at the top. She was born, Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon on March 22, 1976 and she began her acting career when she was still a youngster.
At the age of 15, she made her professional screen debut in The Man in the Moon , for which she was nominated for a Young Artist Award, but there’s no doubt that she got her big break after she starred as the ‘lovable’ Elle Woods in her 2001 film, Legally Blonde.
Since then she has starred in a number of big screen productions, including Sweet Home Alabama ( which was her biggest live-action commercial success and Walk The Line, which earned her the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, BAFTA Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and the Critics Choice Award for Best Actress.
The mother of three is currently still involved in different acting ventures, but when she takes off her ‘acting shoes’ she owns and runs Pacific Standard which is a production company, she is actively involved in children’s and women’s advocacy organizations and she serves on the board of the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF).
In addition to all this, Reece was named Global Ambassador of Avon Products in 2007 and she serves as honorary chair of the charitable Avon Foundation. She also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on December 1, 2010. Well not to toot her horn, but she has quite an impressive resume.
Now without further ado, let’s move on to the main dish, beginning with Reese Witherspoon’s height.
Reese Witherspoon’s Height
It’s Reese’s day to make it on to a whole bunch of lists today because there is no doubt that if there was a list for ‘the most petite’ female stars in Hollywood, she would make it on there. No one has to tell you that she is small, its actually quite glaring. So it’s no surprise that the actress stands 5 feet 1 inch tall, and you bet she is rocking every inch she has.
You know what would make her Reece Witherspoon’s height more glaring? A really tall co star, and she had one in the 2008 movie, Four Christmases. Sources say that their height differences created some challenges while filming since Reese’s character wasn’t intended to be so much shorter then Vince’s. Here is what the actress had to say about that.
‘He’s 6’5″ and I’m 5’2″. We had a really funny scene, I don’t know if it’s in the film any more, where he rolls over onto me. We were in bed and then at the very end he rolls over and goes to sleep, but he rolls over and lays on top of me.’
She added, ‘It was like a tree trunk had just landed on me. I kept going, ‘Tim-berrrrr!’ It was really funny.I stood on a lot of boxes and they had to build ramps that were about the same size as where I should be. It was a challenge, especially the kissing scenes. It was hard to get up there to kiss him but we worked it out.’
Since we are into lists today, here’s a short one that has a few celebrities that share Reese Witherspoon’s height. Lady Gaga, Vanessa Hudgens and Nelly Furtado all stand as tall as the star.
Reese Witherspoon’s Weight
The actress has a slamming body, none of us here will attest that fact and even after having her babies, she’s still got it. Some would even say she looks better than ever. She sported her most recent baby bump in 2012 and after giving birth to her second son and last child in September that same year, the actress bounced back remarkably.
Do you want to know how? Well, Reese has a ‘not so secret’ workout secret and her name is Teddi Bryant. She is a fitness guru, mother of two and the founder of Hot Mamas exercise. From the business name, it’s not hard to figure out that her target audience is mother’s hoping to get whipped back into shape after childbirth.
Reese went all out to get her weight back, all the way out to Mexico, on a weight loss vacation which has been said to be an adventurous fitness and yoga holiday. After the retreat, an insider revealed that, ‘ Witherspoon was so inspired by her healthy holiday that she decided to take Bryant’s fitness tips to heart. She’s really cut back on fatty foods and wine.’
So now you know how the star got back to her fighting weight of 57 kg.
Reese Witherspoon’s Body Measurements
In addition to Reese Witherspoon’s height and weight, here a few of her other body measurements. The star has a perfect hourglass shape and as usual we have the figures to prove it. Her breast size is 34 inches, her waist size is 25 inches and her hips are 34 inches.
Also we have her shoe size here for you, the actress wears a US size 6.5, a European 37 and a UK size 4.5.