How tall is Lisbeth? In my edition of The Girl Who Played with Fire on page 15 “She still weighed only forty kilos and stood one metre twenty-four centimetres tall. In Chapter 4 of The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest, she is described on pages 61 and 65 as one metre fifty tall. The English edition of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo also had her at 40 kilos but said she was “five feet tall” which is also close to 1.5metres…

Posted by Martin in Christchurch NZ , 2 September 2010

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14 thoughts on “Lisbeth’s Height”
  1. I should have asked if her height is the same in the original Swedish editions.

    Posted by Martin in Christchurch NZ ,

  2. In the first chapter of the swedish edition Flickan som lekte med elden (The Girl Who Played with Fire) Lisbeth is described as just a little bit over 150 cm tall. In Luftslottet som sprängdes (The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest) she is described several times as being around 150cm tall. One metre twenty-four centimeter must be a printing error?

    Posted by MA in Umeå, Sweden ,

  3. I had the same confusion but I took it as a mistake. I’ve read all the books and seen the first 2 movies and even though I thought the girl who played Lisbeth was amazing i was a little disappointed that she was taller than 150cm but still loved it.

    Posted by AD in Wellington, NZ ,

  4. I had envisioned a small actress like Ellen Page as Lisbeth because I, too, had the impression that Lisbeth was a very small petite gal. What I call a “pepper pot” — small but lethal. So when I see this Swedish version. This gal seems taller than described.

    Posted by Janet Vasquez in Bronx, NY ,

  5. I went back & looked at the different areas of the book which describer Lisbeth physically. My understanding is that Saldander is 59 inches tall or 149.75 centimeters. As for her weight, I’ve only seen it printed in one number which was 90 pounds or 40.75 kilos. Hope this helped a little.

    Posted by Ginger in New York City ,

  6. 90lbs 4’10′ dynamite comes in small packages!

    Posted by robin in newark in newark ohio ,

  7. I miscalculated her height as much as you guys, but I finally got to understand it:

    Lisbeth is 4’11? ft, which means she is 4 feet and 11 inches tall. Therefore her height is 121cm (4ft) 28cm (11 inches) = 1,49m.


    To consider her height as 4.11ft gives us wrong result because calculators take it as 4 point one one, which stands for 1,25m.

    Posted by Guto in Sao Paulo, Brazil ,

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