How Tall Is the Tallest Woman in the World?


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The tallest living woman in the world as of 2014 is thought to be Siddiqa Parveen of India, estimated to be 7 feet 8 inches tall. Her height remains unconfirmed by the Guinness Book of World Records due to her inability to stand upright, owing to multiple spinal fractures.

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The confirmed tallest woman ever was Zeng Jinlian of China, who was 8 feet 1.75 inches in height. She had a severely deformed spine that prevented her from standing up to her full height, and she passed away at the age of 17 in 1982.

Until her death in 2012, Yao Defen of China was the tallest woman in the world with a confirmed height of 7 feet 8 inches tall.

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