10 Tallest Women Who Ever Lived

Zeng Jinlian (China) - She is considered the tallest woman whose height has been independently verified, standing at 8 feet 1.75 inches (248.3 cm). Zeng suffered from a severe case of gigantism and died at a young age in 1982.

Sandy Allen (USA) - Once listed by the Guinness World Records as the tallest woman in the world, Sandy Allen stood at 7 feet 7 inches (231 cm).

Yao Defen (China) - Officially recognized as the tallest living woman by the Guinness World Records until her death in 2012, Yao Defen stood 7 feet 8 inches (233.7 cm) tall.

Malgorzata Dydek (Poland/Australia) - Known as "Margo," Dydek was a professional basketball player who stood 7 feet 2 inches (218 cm) tall.

Rita Miniva Besa (Zimbabwe/USA) - Rita is reported to be around 7 feet 8 inches (234 cm) tall, making her one of the tallest women in the world.

Uljana Semjonova (Latvia) - A former basketball player, Semjonova is 7 feet 1 inch (216 cm) tall and has size 21 (US) / 58 (EU) feet, the largest of any woman in the world.

Caroline Welz (Germany) - She is one of the tallest women in Germany, standing at 6 feet 9 inches (206 cm).

Malee Duangdee (Thailand) - Standing at 6 feet 10 inches (208 cm), Malee was Thailand's tallest woman until her passing. Her height was due to a tumor affecting her growth hormone.

Gitika Srivastava (India) - Formerly a basketball player, Gitika stands at 6 feet 11 inches (211 cm). Her height is a family trait, with her father also being one of the tallest men in India.

Heather Greene (USA) - Heather is reported to be 6 feet 5.5 inches (196.9 cm) tall and is known for her work as a model and actress. While not as tall as others on this list, her height is still exceptional, especially in the United States.