Top 10 Tallest Women in the World

Photo of author

Updated On

3. Jane Bunford

Jane Bunford tallest woman in the world

Born on July 26, 1895, Jane Bunford is still considered as the tallest women ever born in United Kingdom. She is said to have had a normal height till an accident occurred at the age of ten which caused over secretion of pituitary gland leading to gigantism and hyperpituitarism. She is said to have a long copper blonde hair analogous to her height. She died in 1 April 1922 aged 26 years and was buried in St. Michael & All Angels’ church.

In 1971, Guinness Book of World Record exclaimed the finding of gigantic skeleton at University of Birmingham which was later found to be of the late Jane Bunford. After a request from her family, second funeral was carried out in 2005 at St. Michael’s church. Jane Bunford was reported to reach a height of 7 ft 10 inches though accurate measurements were cumbersome due to her stooped body.

2. Zeng Jinlian

Zeng Jinlian

Zeng Jinlian is considered the second tallest women in the medical history. She was born on June 26, 1964 in Yuijan Village, China. She is one of the sixteen people in the world who have attained the height of 8 feet or more. She is thought to have inflicted with tumor of pituitary gland which caused the gigantism.

Due to severe deformity of spine, she could not stand straight. She died at the age of 16, in Hunan, China due to complications of diabetes. Her height has been recorded as 8 feet, 1.75 inches.

1.Trijntje Kever


Trijntje Kever is considered as the tallest women in the history who has ever lived. She was born on April in 1616 at Adam, Netherlands to Cornelis  Keever and Anna Pouwels. She had attained a height of six feet and seven inches at the tender age of nine.  Her tremendous height was a way of earning for her parents for they used to take her to caravan to let people to see her. She died due to cancer at the age of seventeen and is reported to be 8 feet and 4 inches tall at the time of death.


While attaining appreciable height is attractive, medical disorders leading to gigantism are not desirable .However; the proverb “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade” is well applied in the lives of these women. Most of them have grown to be popular athletes and actors. However it is disheartening to learn that gigantism was displayed in circus and was a source of livelihood in some of their lives. Some of them have led a secluded life and have been mocked.  Let’s wish the evolving global society treats those in need with little more love and care.

Spread the love

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.