American named the tallest woman in the world during her lifetime by the Guinness Book of World Records. She was 7 feet 7 inches tall.
She started appearing in the Guinness Book of World Records in 1976 and kept the title of tallest woman in the world for the last sixteen years of her life.
She wrote a book called Cast A Giant Shadow and appeared in the film Il Casanova di Federico Fellini.
She never married or ever had a serious boyfriend.
Corin Tellado also holds a title in the Guinness Book of World Records. His is for most books written in Spanish.