Giants have always fascinated and perplexed people. Going all the way back to David and Goliath, stories of super tall men have lived in fables, myths, and legends.
Today, however, we know, based upon the NBA alone, tall people exist and come from all walks of life. For some reason, men get the spotlight more than women. Let’s redirect some of the attention. Here are the 25 Tallest Women Who Ever Lived.
Measuring at 7 ft, 0 in (213 cm), Uljana Semjonova was a former Soviet basketball player and was the leading women’s player in her time in the 1980’s.
Zainab Bibi has sought out asylum status in Britain because she fears for her life in her homeland of Pakistan as she feels that her height has made her a target. She measures at 7 ft, 2 in (218 cm) tall.
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.
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.
Carolina Rascón, from a small mining village in Mexico, was said to be 7 ft, 5 in (226 cm) tall. Of course, this is difficult to verify as she lived back in 1944.