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.
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.
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.
JANE BIRKIN | 5’8” | 1974
Fashion icon Jane Birkin wears a gorgeous Grecian dress and, of course, carries her signature wicker basket.
PRINCESS DIANA | 5’10” | 1987
Created by one of her favourite designers, Catherine Walker, the Princess of Wales’ dress perfectly complements her dazzling jewels.
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.
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!
NAOMI CAMPBELL | 5’9” | 2002
At the special preview of Gangs of New York, supermodel Naomi wows in a nude figure-enhancing number.
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.
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.
JENNIFER LAWRENCE | 5’9” | 2013
Walking on the Croisette red carpet for the first time, Jennifer looks every inch the pro in Christian Dior.
BLAKE LIVELY | 5’10” | 2014
Possibly our favourite red carpet star ever, Blake amps up her burgundy Gucci dress with a sultry smoky eye.
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.
CATE BLANCHETT | 5’9” | 2015
Cate embodies old-school glam in Armani Privé, completing the look with gold cuffs and 40s-style waves.
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.
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.
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.
BELLA HADID | 5’9” | 2016
Upstaging everyone in a revealing scarlet Alexandre Vauthier Couture gown, Bella wears the year’s most memorable dress.
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.
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.
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.
ROMEE STRIJD | 5’11” | 2018
Ensuring the 2018 opening ceremony is one to remember, Romee steals the show in a silver Alberta Ferretti gown.
LEOMIE ANDERSON | 5’11” | 2018
Victoria’s Secret Angel and CURATD model Leomie Anderson brings sunshine to the Yomeddine premiere in Twinset.
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.
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