Movies can do a plethora of magical things in post-production. Changing faces, altering appearances and adding other things to the scenes; these are all fairly common changes that we know happens. Yet another piece of post-production magic is adding height to our favorite actors and actresses. Here are 12 actresses that you may not have realized were much shorter than you imagined they were.Natalie Dormer (5’6″)
At 5’6″ she towers over the remaining ladies on this list, which is crazy, yet there she sits as the tallest of the bunch. Probably most widely known for her roles in a few ‘small’ shows and movies such as Anne Boleyn in The Tudors, Cressida in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 & 2, Moriarty in Elementary and of course Margaery Tyrell in Game of Thrones.
Mila Kunis (5’4″)
She got her first major break by lying to the casting director on That ’70s Show and getting the role of Jackie Burkhart at 15 years old. Even though she’s only 5’4″ that never stopped her on her journey to be one of the hottest rising stars for a generation with roles like Mona in Max Payne, Cindy in Extract, Solara in The Book of Eli, Lily in Black Swan and Theodora in Oz the Great and Powerful.Rooney Mara (5’3″)
Bringing to life such a powerful badass as Lisbeth Sanders in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was no easy feat, but when you discover that she’s only 5’3″ it makes it all the more incredible to have so much power in such a small figure. Rooney Mara is probably most widely known for that role, but has also played Emily in Side Effects, Olivia in Trash, Catherine in Her and Tiger Lily in Pan.
Kate Mara (5’2″)
Rooney’s older sister by 2 years, Kate is an inch shorter but that just means she has as much talent packed in a smaller body. Kate has had several roles over the years, most notably as Annie in We Are Marshall, Sarah in Shooter, Hayden in American Horror Story, Beth in The Martian and Zoe Barnes in House of Cards.
Emilia Clarke (5’2″)
The beautiful British actress hasn’t been in Hollywood long, but even though she’s only 5’2″, the casting directors couldn’t overlook her long. She’s in wonderful company as her most widely known role is as Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones but she’s also been Sarah Connor in Terminator Genisys and Sally in Spike Island.
Anna Kendrick (5’2″)
With a voice and bold as hers, you’d never imagine that Anna Kendrick stands at a mere 5’2″. Regardless of her height she’s become a major name in Hollywood recently thanks to her role as Beca in Pitch Perfect, but she’s had several other fantastic roles over the years like Janet in End of Watch, Natalie in Up in the Air, Jessica in The Twilight Saga and Jill in Drinking Buddies.Reese Witherspoon (5’1″)
Having probably the longest career of all the actresses on this list, Reese Witherspoon has been acting for nearly 25 years, but at 5’1″ she’s still one of the shortest ladies in Hollywood. She’s had several incredible roles, and done just about it all, over the years such as Annette in Cruel Intentions, Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, June Carter in Walk the Line, Lauren in This Means War and Cheryl in Wild.
Ellen Page (5’1″)
Starting at the tender age of 10 on the award winning series, Pit Pony, Ellen Page probably never imagined that she would be one of the biggest names in Hollywood despite only being 5’1″. A few of her roles have made her more than just a pretty face, they’ve shown that she has talent to back it up as she’s played Kitty Pride in X-Men: The Last Stand & Days of Future Past, Juno MacGuff in Juno and of course Ariadne in Inception.
Kristen Bell (5’1″)
The crush of nearly any adolescent boy in 2004 when she hit the television screen in Veronica Mars. Yet at 5’1″ nothing has stopped her from standing heads and shoulders above other actresses in terms of talent, as she’s had several fantastic roles like Sarah Marshall in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Elle in Heroes, Belinda in Safety Not Guaranteed and Jeannie in House of Lies.
AnnaSophia Robb (5’0″)
This rising young starlet is only 5’0″ but that hasn’t stopped her from filling a few major roles over the last decade such as Bethany Hamilton in Soul Surfer, Leslie Burke in Bridge to Terabithia, Carrie in The Carrie Diaries and Alice Green in Mercy Street.
Hayden Panettiere (5’0″)
“Save the cheerleader, save the world” was a popular phrase a few years ago. Yet despite her height of only 5’0″ after filling several incredibly powerful roles like Claire in Heroes, Ally Fisher in Custody and Juliette in Nashville; she has proven that she needs to rescue.
Melissa Rauch (4’11”)
The reigning queen of comedy stands at a nearly unbelievable 4’11”. She’s most well known for her stellar performance as Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz on The Big Bang Theory, but she’s had several other roles over the years along with her phenomenal comedy show that gained her critical acclaim.