Suzanne Pleshette’s Measurements: How A California Girl Stands Out


The American actress Suzanne Pleshette has been in the industry since the 1950s, but it’s her measurements that have really made her stand out. On top of being a well-known fatherless daughter who was born to a single mother, she never met her biological father. Born to an Italian mother and German-English father, she has both Irish-English and German-Italian ancestry. She is 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 48 kilograms. Here are some facts about Suzanne Pleshette’s measurements.

Suzanne’s measurements

Chest – 38 inches

Waist – 31 inches

Thigh – 25 inches

Hips – 39 inches

Inner thighs – 16 inches

Total body – 70 inches

Including arms, back, chest, chest, waist, breast, thigh and hip, this measurements comes up to 76 inches.

As mentioned earlier, Pleshette was born to an Italian mother and an English father. It’s likely she was born in the United States, but after her family relocated to the United Kingdom and later Germany, the actress was able to experience two distinct cultures growing up. It’s for that reason, many people will recognize Pleshette as the most versatile actress of the Golden Age of Hollywood.


On top of having that versatility, Pleshette also had that dreamlike quality to her.

The first time she was seen on TV

Pleshette got her start in show business with an appearance in 1956 on Broadway in the play, Anna Lucasta. From there she was signed up for the popular musical television show, “The Jack Benny Program.” She performed on the show for 10 seasons and appeared in a total of 133 episodes, according to Madame Noire.

The character she is most known for

Suzanne Pleshette played the character of Sue Ann Nivens on “The Brady Bunch” from 1969 to 1974. She was the character’s housekeeper and assistant, until she later took a backseat to Marcia after the beginning of the show’s sixth season.

Pleshette also portrayed Alice (the housekeeper) on “The Partridge Family” from 1970 to 1974. This led to a guest appearance on “Alice” spin-off, “The Brady Bunch Hour.

Her first television show and first movie

When Suzanne started working, her first major role was in 1958 on the sitcom Night Court, starring Harry Anderson. The sitcom ran for two seasons. She also had a small role in a movie starring Jeff Goldblum. In 1961, she played the role of Beth Worthington, the daughter of a judge who helped him solve cases.

Her first starring role

On June 21, 1963, Suzanne’s first starring role was in Nicholas Ray’s The Haunting. She won the award for “Best Newcomer” at the Venice Film Festival for her role in this movie. However, Ray was so annoyed by her unexpected success that he refused to let her have a Golden Globe for the same role.

Her popularity skyrocketed after she starred in the award-winning film A Place in the Sun in 1965.

The other movies she appeared in

Suzanne Pleshette was in over 120 films, and she had more than 30 awards to her name. She was born in Germany, and her filmography includes ‘John Brown’s Body’ (1962), ‘The Thief Of Bagdad’ (1958), ‘The Girl He Left Behind’ (1963), ‘Saga Of Hans Christian Andersen’ (1969), ‘Walk Across America’ (1970), ‘The Man with One Red Shoe’ (1972), ‘Don’t Let Him Know’ (1973), ‘An Unmarried Woman‘ (1975), ‘Kull The Conqueror’ (1976), ‘The Hairdresser’s Husband’ (1977), ‘The Thirteenth Warrior’ (1978), ‘Taxi Driver’ (1976), ‘Superman II’ (1980), ‘The Student Nurses’ (1981), ‘Mr. Mom’ (1983), ‘Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael’ (1988), ‘The Secret Of Roan Inish’ (1989), ‘Harlots’ (2017), ‘Murder Mystery’ (2017), and ‘Santa Clarita Diet’ (2017).

Her work as an actress

Pleshette began her career in television with a role in the 1950s in a series called The Old Fashioned Way. She then moved onto film. Her roles in the early years were of a very similar type to the character she played in My Favorite Year: a well-meaning, soft-spoken girl who is endearingly innocent.

From the 1970s, however, her roles became more dramatic. She was part of the ensemble cast of the television sitcom The Dave Garroway Show and a regular supporting character in the movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit? She appeared in the HBO film Steinbeck and television series Highway to Heaven and Murphy Brown. In recent years, she played Miss Trunchbull in Matilda, Annie and Parenthood.

What makes her stand out?

Everything about Suzanne Pleshette is considered unusual, and her measurements certainly are not the usual ones. Here’s a look at how she differs from most women and the impact it’s had on her career.

1. She has no inherited personal measurements from either parent. She was born to a mother from California and a father from Germany. Suzanne’s father was a soldier in World War II, so his military records have no indication of her birth date. Since her mother and father were from different countries, Suzanne did not inherit any of her father’s measurements.

2. She can change her size for different roles without missing a beat. Her favorite pair of pants are six sizes too big. She can take them out of her closet and put them on in a second without any alterations.

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