Marie Antoinette Online Forum

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Author:  jessica [ Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:55 am ]
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hey! i'm new... was always interested in MA... shes such an amazing woman....

but question:

how tall was MA?

this is random but I always wondered....

AND yay! MA movie won best costume design at the Academy Awards! The outfits were GORGEOUS!

Author:  Louis-Charles [ Mon Feb 26, 2007 12:16 pm ]
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Hi jessica! bienvenue! :D

Marie-Antoinette measured approximately 1m70 :D

Author:  Jasmine d'Adelaide [ Mon Feb 26, 2007 2:38 pm ]
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Really? MA was taller than I originally thought!

Ofcourse though, she was a goddess :)

Author:  Louis-Charles [ Mon Feb 26, 2007 3:15 pm ]
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1m70 is a maximum I think, but Marie-Antoinette was a tall woman for the time...but she had small feet. :D

Author:  Pimprenelle [ Mon Feb 26, 2007 7:06 pm ]
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It depends from the witnesses, actually. Some ocular describe her as a tall woman, others as a woman of middle height.

Considering the fact that XVIIIth people were extremely small, I guess that, for our standards, Marie Antoinette would not appear so tall, indeed !

This would be confirmed by her shoes, that were small too.

Author:  Moose [ Mon Feb 26, 2007 7:51 pm ]
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What is that in imperial measurements?

Author:  virginie [ Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:57 pm ]
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so... that's about 5' 5"?
that's pretty tall.

Author:  Moose [ Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:06 am ]
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I guess it would have been considered tall at the time but it's only a smidgeon over average height these days.

Author:  Monika [ Sun Mar 25, 2007 5:17 am ]
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but how tall was MA when she first came to versailles?
thank you

Author:  Louis-Charles [ Sun Mar 25, 2007 8:48 am ]
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I do not know exactly… but in 1770 she was thin and she just started to grow… she was more young girl than woman :D

Author:  Pimprenelle [ Sun Mar 25, 2007 9:24 am ]
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She was extremely small when she arrived in France, according to witnesses. And she was tiny and looked like a little girl. Nothing in her to awaken a teen's sexual appetites ! :wink:

On this point, Coppola's movie is completely wrong. What boy could resist Kirsten Dunst ? :roll:

As an adult, Marie Antoinette was qualified as "tall" or "medium", it depends from the witnesses. For us, anyway, she would seem quite "medium", for people were smaller then. I tried with a conversion program... 63-64 inches seem ok...

Author:  Monsieur Andre [ Sun Mar 25, 2007 3:24 pm ]
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5'5" isn't that tall. I mean, most of my female friends are 5'5" or taller, it's really average height. In America, anyway.

Author:  de-Mercy-Argenteau. [ Sat Mar 31, 2007 4:23 pm ]
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i don't know!

yes, i would imagine she would be short seeing as people were so small in those days.


Author:  Moose [ Sat Mar 31, 2007 4:47 pm ]
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5'5 would have been rather taller than average back in those days. Not exceptional though I would think, especially among well nourished aristocrats.

Author:  baron de batz [ Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:26 pm ]
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Another question....Belaiche Daninos in his book "76 days at the Conciergerie" talks about a storm during the handover ceremony of MA as dauphine which caused the Austrian part of the marquee to fall down. Any truth in this?

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