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Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Hepburn
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Birth Date

May 12, 1907


February 8, 2007


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color


Eye color



5 ft 7½ in | 172 cm

Body Measurements

34-22-33 in | 86.5-56-84 cm


55 kg | 121 lbs

Bra Size


Shoe size

8.5 US | 39 EU

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

Katharine Houghton Hepburn was born in Hartford, Connecticut, United States, on May 12, 1907, was an American actress.

Young Katharine Hepburn first started performing in school theater productions.

She began her professional acting career on the stage with Edwin H. Knopf stock theatre company in production of "The Czarina" (1928), in role as A Lady in Waiting.

She got her Broadway debut in a play "These Days" (1928) in role as Veronica Sims, at the Cort Theatre.

Katharine's stage breakthrough performance came as Antiope in a play "The Warrior’s Husband" (1932).

She made her big screen debut in pre-Code drama movie A Bill of Divorcement (1932) in role as Sydney Fairfield, at the age of 25.

Katharine Hepburn Height and Weight

How tall was Katharine Hepburn and what was her weight? Katharine Hepburn's height was 5' 7½" іn fееt аnd іnсhеѕ or 172 іn cеntіmеtrеѕ, her weight was 121 іn pоunds or 55 іn kіlоgrаmѕ.

Katharine Hepburn Body Measurements

Katharine Hepburn body measurements was bust-waist-hip 34-22-33 in inches or 86.5-56-84 in cеntіmеtrеѕ, her bra size was 32B with cup size B.

Best Movies

She won the Academy Awards for Best Actress for her performances in films:

Morning Glory (1933) Pre-Code drama as Eva Lovelace

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) comedy drama as Christina Drayton

The Lion in Winter (1968) historical period drama as Eleanor of Aquitaine

On Golden Pond (1981) drama as Ethel Thayer

She was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Actress for her roles in films:

Alice Adams (1935) drama romance as Alice Adams

The Philadelphia Story (1940) romantic comedy as Tracy Samantha Lord

Woman of the Year (1942) romantic comedy drama as Tess Harding

The African Queen (1951) adventure romance as Rose Sayer

Summertime (1955) romance drama as Jane Hudson

The Rainmaker (1956) romance as Lizzie Curry

Suddenly, Last Summer (1959) mystery as Violet Venable

Long Day's Journey into Night (1962) drama as Mary Tyrone

She was nominated for the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress for her role as Terry Randall in comedy drama film Stage Door (1937).

She was nominated for the Golden Globe for Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television for her role as Victoria Brown in comedy drama movie The Man Upstairs (1992).

She won the Venice Film Festival Award for Best Actress for her role as Josephine "Jo" March in pre-Code drama movie Little Women (1933).

She was nominated for the BAFTA Film Award for Best Foreign Actress and the Golden Globe for Award for Best Actress - Comedy or Musical for her role as Patricia "Pat" Pemberton in romantic comedy movie Pat and Mike (1952).

She played Susan Vance in screwball comedy film Bringing Up Baby (1938).

Christopher Strong (1933) pre-Code drama romance as Lady Cynthia Darrington

Holiday (1938) romantic comedy as Linda Seton

Adam's Rib (1949) romantic comedy as Amanda Bonner

Best TV Shows

She won the Primetime Emmy Award for Best Actress in a Special - Drama or Comedy for her role as Jessica Medlicott in romantic comedy movie Love Among the Ruins (1975).


Graduated from Bryn Mawr College (1928), with a degree in history and philosophy.

Had three brothers: Thomas Houghton "Tom" Hepburn, Richard Houghton "Dick" Hepburn, Dr. Robert Houghton "Bob" Hepburn and two younger sisters: Marion Houghton Hepburn Grant, Margaret Houghton "Peg" Hepburn Perry.

Had English, Scottish and Welsh ancestry.

She starred in 44 movies and 33 plays, during her acting career.

She was named the greatest female star of Classic Hollywood Cinema, by the American Film Institute.

She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6284 Hollywood Boulevard in 1960.

She was nominated for two Tony Awards for her performances in a musical "Coco" (1969) as Coco Chanel and in a play "The West Side Waltz" (1982) as Margaret Mary Elderdice.

Her favorite actress was Bette Davis.

She was known for being an avid golfer, tennis player and swimmer.

She was also known for taking cold showers.

Published her autobiography "Me: Stories of My Life" in 1991.

She made nine films with actor Spencer Tracy.

Suffered from pyrophobia.

Katharine died on June 29, 2003, in Fenwick, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 96.


She was married to Ludlow Ogden Smith (1928-1941).


Has been in 26 year affair with actor Spencer Tracy.

She dated Laura Harding (1939-1994), James Stewart (1938-1939), Howard Hughes (1935-1938), John Ford (1935), Leslie Howard (1933), Leland Hayward (1933-1935) and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (1930-1933).

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