No.10 – Maria Stepanova is a famous women’s basketball player, measuring at 6 ft, 8 in (2.03 m). In the United States, she played for the Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA.
No. 9 – Caroline Welz At 6 ft, 9 in (206 cm), Caroline Welz is one of the tallest women in Germany.
No. 8 – Gitika Srivastava A former Indian professional basketball player, Gitika Srivastava measures at 6 ft, 11 in (210 cm) tall.
No. 7 – Malgorzata Dydek was a WNBA professional basketball player, playing for several teams including Utah Starzz and Connecticut Sun. She was 7 ft, 2 in (218 cm) tall and unfortunately passed away at the age of 37.
No. 6 – Sun Fang is currently the tallest woman in China at 7 ft, 3 in (221 cm) tall. She’s often mistaken for Yao Defen, another tall woman who recently passed away.
No. 5 – Maria Fassnauer Born in 1879 in Tyrol, Austria, Maria Fassnauer grew to be 7 ft, 4 in (223 cm) tall, though many believe her height was embellished or inaccurately measured. She became something of a fair-ground attraction at the time but died in 1917.
No. 4 – Ella Ewing Born in 1872 in Missouri, Ella Ewing was the tallest woman in the United States during her lifetime. She grew to be 7 ft, 4.5 in (224 cm) tall and made most of her money traveling in the circus.
No. 3 – Anna Haining Bates was born in 1846 in Canada. She grew to be 7 ft, 5.5 in (227.3 cm) tall and traveled around in a circus. She married a very tall man, and they had two children together.
No. 2 – Zeng Jinlian is the tallest woman ever to be recorded in medical history, reaching up to 8 ft, 1.75 in (248.3 cm) in height. She was born in 1964 and lived until 1982.
No. 1 – Trijntje Keever If the stories about her are true, Trijntje Keever is the tallest woman ever recorded in history. She was said to be 8 ft, 4 in (254 cm) tall and in order to get money, her parents put her in carnivals. She tragically died of cancer at the young age of seventeen. Since she lived back in the 17th century, it’s probably best to take her height with a grain of salt.