The Tallest Actresses to Walk the Cannes Red Carpet

    This time every year, our favourite tall actresses, models and celebrities descend on the French Riviera for the Cannes Film Festival. We take a look at the best dresses over the past seven decades, from Sophia Loren’s strapless show-stopper to Blake Lively’s gorgeous Gucci gown.

    The Tallest Celebrities To Ever Walk The Cannes Red Carpet

    SOPHIA LOREN | 5’9” | 1955

    The epitome of classic Hollywood glamour, Sophia was the most photographed woman at the event. We’re hardly surprised - she looks stunning.

    sophia loren

    VANESSA REDGRAVE | 5’11” | 1967

    In typical 60s style, Vanessa sports a striped mini to the French shore. She keeps it cool with minimal jewellery and natural hair.

    vanessa redgrave

    JANE BIRKIN | 5’8” | 1974

    Fashion icon Jane Birkin wears a gorgeous Grecian dress and, of course, carries her signature wicker basket.

    jane birkin

    PRINCESS DIANA | 5’10” | 1987

    Created by one of her favourite designers, Catherine Walker, the Princess of Wales’ dress perfectly complements her dazzling jewels.

    princess diana

    NATASHA RICHARDSON | 5’9” | 1990

    The late actress is divine in a white and gold strapless dress. Her satin clutch and drop earrings complete the look beautifully.

    natasha richardson

    NICOLE KIDMAN | 5’11” | 2001

    When promoting her film, Moulin Rouge, Nicole complemented the French theme with a floor-length corset dress by YSL. Ooh la la!

    nicole kidman

    NAOMI CAMPBELL | 5’9” | 2002

    At the special preview of Gangs of New York, supermodel Naomi wows in a nude figure-enhancing number.

    naomi campbell

    LINDA EVANGELISTA | 5’9” | 2008

    Shimmer and shine! Linda strikes gold in Lanvin at the premiere of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

    linda evangelista

    TILDA SWINTON | 5’11” | 2011

    Tall actress Tilda Swinton is seriously chic in a Haider Ackermann gown. Its luxe blue shade really elevates her eyes.

    tilda swinton

    JENNIFER LAWRENCE | 5’9” | 2013

    Walking on the Croisette red carpet for the first time, Jennifer looks every inch the pro in Christian Dior.

    jennifer lawrence

    BLAKE LIVELY | 5’10” | 2014

    Possibly our favourite red carpet star ever, Blake amps up her burgundy Gucci dress with a sultry smoky eye.

    blake lively

    LARA STONE | 5’10” | 2014

    Bold and oh so beautiful: Lara ensures all eyes are on her in a statement pink gown by Calvin Klein.

    lara stone

    CATE BLANCHETT | 5’9” | 2015

    Cate embodies old-school glam in Armani Privé, completing the look with gold cuffs and 40s-style waves.

    cate blanchett

    KARLIE KLOSS | 6’1” | 2015

    Our girl crush strikes again. Fierce and futuristic, Karlie flashes a hint of leg in a contemporary Atelier Versace halterneck.

    karlie kloss

    CHARLIZE THERON | 5’10” | 2015

    The Oscar winning actress is a vision in head-to-toe yellow. We’re loving her Christian Dior Haute Couture gown and Chopard jewellery.

    charlize theron

    JOURDAN DUNN | 5’11” | 2015

    Lace, embellishments, skin… we don’t even know where to begin. Jourdan takes the red carpet by storm in Ralph & Russo.

    jourdan dunn

    BELLA HADID | 5’9” | 2016

    Upstaging everyone in a revealing scarlet Alexandre Vauthier Couture gown, Bella wears the year’s most memorable dress.

    bella hadid

    UMA THURMAN | 5’11” | 2017

    Always elegantly-dressed, the Kill Bill actress stuns in Atelier Versace. Intricately embellished with crystals and feathers, Uma’s dress is the perfect blend of sexy and spectacular.

    uma thurman

    GWENDOLINE CHRISTIE | 6’3” | 2017

    Proving less is definitely more, Gwendoline steps out in a backless Fendi dress at the Top of the Lake: China Girl screening.

    gwendoline christie

    KENDALL JENNER | 5’10” | 2017

    The stunning supermodel walks the red carpet in Giambattista Valli Couture. Complete with dramatic fifteen-foot train, her one-shouldered gown is nothing short of breath-taking.

    kendall jenner

    ROMEE STRIJD | 5’11” | 2018

    Ensuring the 2018 opening ceremony is one to remember, Romee steals the show in a silver Alberta Ferretti gown.

    romee strijd

    LEOMIE ANDERSON | 5’11” | 2018

    Victoria’s Secret Angel and CURATD model Leomie Anderson brings sunshine to the Yomeddine premiere in Twinset.

    leomie anderson

    ERIN O’CONNOR | 6’0” | 2018

    Looking as chic as ever, British model Erin glitters at the Fashion for Relief Gala in Alice Temperley and Jimmy Choo.

    erin oconnor


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