How Tall Was Julia Child?

Julia Child, American TV chef and author known for her French cooking, was 6 foot 3 inches (1.90 m) tall. Child was tall growing up and while attending the Katherine Branson School for Girls in San Francisco, CA, she was considered the tallest student in her class. Her height did become an issue at one point in her adult life as Child was rejected for active duty during World War II by the Woman's Army Corps and Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service.

More about Julia Child:

  • Child is best known for the cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking (1961) that she co-wrote with French authors and chefs, Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle.

  • In 1993, Child was the first woman inducted into the Culinary Institute Hall of Fame.

  • Prior to her cooking career, Child worked as a research assistant for the OSS, now CIA.

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