10 of the World’s Tallest Women

1Yao Defen ( 7ft 8in - 233 cm)

Yao Defen claims to be the tallest woman in the world, with 7' 8" (233 cm). She weighs 200 kg (440 lbs) and has size 26 (UK) / 78 (EU) feet. Her gigantism is due to a tumor in her pituitary gland.

2Sandy Allen (7ft 7¼in - 232 cm)

Sandy Allen appeared in the Guinness Book of World Records since 1976 --and until 2008, when she died-- as the tallest woman in the world. She was 7' 7¼ " (232 cm) in height.

3Malgorzata Dydek (7ft 2in - 218 cm)

Malgorzata (aka Margo) Dydek, a basketball player in the US, is 7'2" (218 cm).

4Zainab Bibi (7ft 2in - 218 cm)

Zainab Bibi, 7' 2" (218 cm) as well, was recently allowed to stay permanently in Britain because she claims her height has made her a target at home, Pakistan.

5Uljana Semjonova (7ft - 213 cm)

Standing at 7'0" (213 cm), Latvian Uljana Semjonova was the leading women's basketball player in the world in the 1970s and 1980s.

6Gitika Srivastava (6ft 11in - 211 cm)

Gitika Srivastava, former basketball player from India, is 6' 11" (211 cm).

7Malee Duangdee (6ft 10in - 208 cm)

Malee Duangdee is Thailand's tallest woman, with 6' 10" (208cm).

8Caroline Welz (6ft 9in - 206 cm)

Germany's tallest girl, Caroline Welz is 20 years old and 6' 9" (206 cm) tall.

9Rita Miniva Besa (6ft 8in -203 cm)

Rita Miniva Besa is 6' 8" (203 cm)

10Heather Greene (6ft 5½in - 196 cm)

Heather Greene is "only" 6' 5½" (196 cm) and lives in Las Vegas.

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