Yao Defen

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Birthday
15, 1972
Birthplace
China
Death Date
Nov 13, 2012 (40)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
15, 1972
Birthplace
China
Death Date
Nov 13, 2012 (40)

About

At seven feet and eight inches tall, this Chinese citizen held the Guinness World Record as tallest woman alive.

Before Fame

Though she was born at a low-side-of-normal weight of just over six pounds, she had grown to be nearly seven feet tall by her fifteenth birthday.

Trivia

Her condition of gigantism was the result of a pituitary gland tumor.

Family Life

She grew up in poverty in Liuan, China. Interestingly, her mother was just under five feet tall.

Associated With

She narrowly surpassed the height record set by a 7'7" tall American woman named Sandy Allen.

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