There are many women who envy those with long legs who stand taller and straighter than others, but the women with these legs have always had a love hate relationship with them. Needless to say, almost every single woman on this list is a beauty and they have almost all exclusively gone into modeling since that world welcomes them and praises them for their long stems.
These women hail from all over the world – England, Australia, Russia, the United States, and Slovakia, to name a few. They all have their long legs in common but have grown up with similar issues from other, less mature people around them who would bully them or make fun of them for their extra long features. The woman with the shortest legs on here is still far beyond the average woman in the world in terms of her leg length, it is all very impressive. These women have been in fashion magazines, designer campaigns and runways all over the world. In this instance, having long legs truly pays off.
One of the women said, “I am proud of my legs – I wouldn’t want anything different. I believe I hold the record for America’s longest legs and I love being tall. When I saw Holly’s video on Barcroft TV I was kind of bummed because I thought maybe her legs were longer than mine and I will never get the title. But then I measured myself and found out I am actually longer than Holly’s legs.” While another one said, “I do get some stares and I suppose I do intimidate men sometimes, especially in my high heels, but it’s not intentional. I often hear things like, ‘do you play basketball?’ But I just turn around and reply, ‘no, do you play mini-golf?’ and we end up having a laugh.”
At 42 inches long, Anastansia has one of the longest pairs of legs the world has ever seen. Back in 2014, the Russian beauty won the title of Miss Longest Legs in Russia, eating out 52 other women. While she is absolutely gorgeous, she is much more than easy on the eyes. Anastasia is actually a law student and plans on modeling to pay her way through college.
Despite winning the purse of the competition and paying off what she needs for her studies, gaining a lot of notoriety in the process, Anastasia said, “I will not leave [the Novosibirsk Institute of Law] under any circumstances and in the future I want to engage in civil law.” As well she shouldn’t since modeling has a short shelf life. In addition, Anastasia knows that modeling is not as satisfying for her as being a lawyer.
At 44 inches long, English Samantha Lawrence usually towers over most people. The tall beauty is a whopping 6 feet 1 inches tall! Finding clothes for her height and leg length is nothing short of miraculous, so much so that she usually had pants and other items of clothing made especially for her. It can’t be easy having to make every article of clothing from scratch.
Samantha is a math teacher in England and states that her appearance has some of her students distracted when she is trying to deliver a lesson. Samantha is in her late 20s and is content with remaining the educator she is. Samantha’s legs, all 44 inches of them, are the height of the world’s shortest woman and shortest man combined.
Model (because obviously she is!) Nadja is a German born beauty who is 5 feet 11 inches tall, with 44 of those inches being her legs. Her long legs have helped her tremendously in her modeling career, having helped her place on the cover of Vogue, Elle, and Esquire. Her height and leg ratio make her the perfect candidate for top modeling.
In addition to the many magazine covers that Nadja has been on, she has also graced the campaigns and runways for designers such as H&M, Dolce & Gabbana, and Valentino. Nadja was actually discovered at a cafe in Berlin of all things. Nadja may seem familiar to you since she was also in George Michael’s music video for Too Funky.
Straight from China, we bring you Dong Lei. Dong, whose nickname is tui tui (which means long legs), has the longest pair of legs in all of China. Her 45 inch legs are quite a sight, especially for a country where the average height doesn’t exceed 5 feet 8 inches. Lei asked her parents if she could model, they said she needed to finish her schooling first.
Prior to wanting to go into modeling, Dong wanted to be a primary school teacher. She quickly realized that there was more for her out there than teaching. Dong is a little below a full six feet, and is taller than any other Chinese woman in the country. Needless to day, Dong is now a runway model who uses her long limbs to get her places.
Scotland’s very own Monika has the longest legs in the country. At a tall 6 feet 1 inch tall, Monika is indeed a sight for sore eyes. Monika’s legs are 46 inches in length. She used to hate the abnormality of her extra long legs but has since found the good in them with the modeling world and everything that goes with it.
Monika discussed in the past that while having long legs now is working in her favor, growing up with them was no easy feat. She said, “I couldn’t wear trendy clothes or go to the same shops as my friends. I started growing really early and towered above the other kids, even though most of my class were a year older. My mum says I grew out of school trousers in weeks.”
You may have seen Ana in the pages of Brazilian Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, as well as Brazilian Vogue and Elle. At one point, Ana was also the Guinness World Record holder for the model with the longest legs ever. Ana also made the coveted list of Maxim Hot 100, not one but twice, as well as co-hosted the Brazilian talk show Progamma de Tarde.
Seeing Ana this way we understand why she was chosen as on of Maxim’s most attractive women. A few amazing things about Ana would be that the blonde beauty has been married since she was 16 (!!) years old to fellow model Alexandre Corrêa. The couple has one son together. Ana is also the owner of her own cosmetic and clothing lines and is the head of a photo studio and agency.
English beauty Alexandra Robertson has legs that span the length of 47 inches! Since her legs are so long, it makes total sense that she is also a whopping 6 feet 1 inch in height. Alexandra is taller than many of the men in England and has said that being in a relationship can be tricky when you’re as tall as she is. She is currently in a relationship with a man who is just an inch shorter than her, who makes sure she doesn’t wear heels around him.
The English rose is in her mid 20s and is keeping the entire nation on its feet (excuse the pun). She got noticed by modeling scouts when she was entered into a modeling competition. On her long stems, she said, “I do get some stares and I suppose I do intimidate men sometimes, especially in my high heels, but it’s not intentional. I often hear things like, ‘do you play basketball?’ But I just turn around and reply, ‘no, do you play mini-golf?’ and we end up having a laugh.”
New Yorker in the house! Brooke Banker and all of her 47 inch legs can be found in the Big Apple. Banker went to Penn State where she played on their volleyball team. It was during her time in college that she decided that she really needed to give this whole modeling thing a shot, especially with the body she has. After a couple of photo shoots, Brooke realized that her long legs were a blessing and not a curse.
While Brooke is now 100% ok with her legs and body, it took her many years and a lot of hard days to come to terms with her extraordinarily long legs. She said, ‘When I was in high school, I would have preferred to be 4-11 rather than 5-11. But my height has helped me to play volleyball at a high level and to make a career out of modeling’.
Working our way up to some of the longest legs on the planet, we welcome the stunning Dji Dieng. Her legs are 48.4 inches in length, as you can see from this runway photo. Dji has worked all over the world and has worked with companies such as Nokia, MAC, and Coca-Cola. Her modeling gave her a platform, which she uses to bring awareness to issues such as AIDS and cancer awareness.
Dji is so much more than her long legs, though, she speaks five languages and is the head of her own management company. On the company site, it is said of her that she is, “the only supermodel bestowed with The Award for Humanity, The Leading Ladies Award and The United Nations Organization Volunteer Award.” Modeling wasn’t on the radar for her when she was younger, but it definitely found her!
Texas native Lauren Williams brings to life the saying that everything is bigger in Texas! Lauren, who is downright gorgeous, boasts legs that are 49 inches long! There was a time when Lauren was hailed as the woman with the longest legs in America but that didn’t last when someone with even longer legs came about (you’ll see soon, don’t worry). With legs that long, it’s no surprise that she went down the modeling path.
Lauren, in addition to modeling, works at a children’s museum in Texas. She wanted to maintain a normal life with a hint of the glamor that comes with modeling. She appeared on Live with Kelly & Michael to prove to the world that her legs are as long as they say. They were. Sweet and short Kelly Ripa stood just 14 inches taller than William’s legs.
At 49.5 inches in length, Holly Burt’s legs are truly a vision. Holly was also in the running towards having the title of the longest legs in America but ended up missing it but just a couple of inches. Holly is a mind blowing 6 feet 5 inches tall and just like the other women on this list, recalled how hard it was to grow up with such a difference between herself and the other children and youths.
Since getting into modeling, Holly has moved to New York City. She knew that New York City was the US capital of modeling and that her legs would be appreciated rather than scoffed at. Holly once spoke about the good side of having such long legs: “I’m now paying my rent on solely ‘leg gigs’ and freelance graphic design. My height has influenced my career by employers definitely not being able to forget me; I stick out like a sore thumb. Ladies, this can be a good or bad thing!”
Slovakian stunner Adriana Karembeu is 6 feet 1 inch tall. She currently lives in Paris and is pursuing her modeling career full time. Prior to her modeling, Adriana was studying medicine but didn’t have her heart in it. Adriana has modeled for brands such as Victoria’s Secret and the French version of Dancing with the Stars. She has quickly become known for her looks but also for her ability to make any campaign a success.
Adriana’s legs measure in at 49. 5 inches, much longer than most. Adriana was romantically linked to English lead singer of the band Simply Red, Mich Hucknall. She has been featured inside the pages of many magazines, as well as campaigns for Peroni beer, and Wonderbra! Having stems like hers, as well as a shining face like she has, modeling is just something you have to do!
She is one of the youngest women on this list, but she also has the longest legs. 20-something American girl next door Chase Kennedy, has the longest legs in America – she truly holds the title! Her legs are an astounding 51 inches long as we can see being measured here in the photo. The beauty stands at 6 feet 5 inches and has appeared on several television shows and modeling gigs.
Chase is all about continuing her education while modeling. On her long legs, Kennedy said, “I am proud of my legs – I wouldn’t want anything different. I believe I hold the record for America’s longest legs and I love being tall. When I saw Holly’s video on Barcroft TV I was kind of bummed because I thought maybe her legs were longer than mine and I will never get the title. But then I measured myself and found out I am actually longer than Holly’s legs.”
While Chase has the longest legs in America, there are other women who hold titles elsewhere in the world. Caroline Arthur’s legs are 51.5 inches long. The Australian beauty has modeled her way through campaigns and magazine spreads but has also been turned down by many Australian brands as her look doesn’t always work for the brand. Her legs have never been measured officially by the Guinness people but they are sure to make a statement.
Height runs on this family for certain. Caroline’s children are super tall as well. Her daughter Zoe, is 16 years old and already 5 feet 9 inches tall! Zoe, who is considered the smaller one on the family is short stack compared to her brother who at just 13 years of age is towering over everyone at 6 feet 2 inches!
Svetlana has the longest legs ON THE PLANET! At 51.9 inches, her legs are taller than some people. Svetlana holds the official Guinness World Record for longest legs. The Russian amazonian stands at 6 feet 5 inches tall and a giant 13 shoe size. She attended the Commonwealth University of Virginia where she played basketball for them, naturally. She set several university records and has kept them since.
Here we see the comparison between Svetlana, the woman with the longest legs in the world, and the shortest man in the world. The comparison when they are standing right next to each other is incredible. There are many women out there who want to try and take the tittle off of Svetlana, but she is holding on to it with pride as no one measures up to her, literally.