Eleanor Roosevelt was 6 ft. tall
From an essay in Esquire:
In one survey, about half of collegiate men required their date to be shorter, while a monstrous nine of every ten women said they would only date a taller man... Only four percent of heterosexual couples feature a shorter man...Julia Child (6'2") said ""Being tall is an advantage, especially in business. People will always remember you."
Here’s how I figure it: If a man is comfortable with the fact that I’m taller, he’s also likely to be comfortable with the fact that I’m competitive and outgoing and career-oriented. As in: It means he’s a secure man.
Nationmaster has a list of hundreds of famous tall women (and see bottom of the page for links to lists of famous short women, tall men, and short men).
Photo credit to the FDR Library.