• Height is genetic factor we have no control over
  • Many of us wish we were taller
  • Here are some of the shortest celebrities around

Height is not always an exact science, and many of us do wish we were taller than we are. But the factors behind it can vary. For example, in Mexico it is estimated that the average height of women is 157cm, while in the US the average is 165cm.

These ladies prove good things come in small packages

Speaking of which, here are some of the smallest celebrities around, beginning with one of the most beloved actresses of her generation: Scarlett Johansson At 161cm tall, she is the first woman to be named the "sexiest woman alive" by Esquire magazine.

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But Scarlett has also been nominated for four Golden Globes and has won the British Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Lost in Translation. These days, she is one of the most desirable women in the world, and with good reason.

Watch the video above to learn more!