5 inches shorter? Sorry, no. The height between the centre of someone's eyes to the top of their head is on average 4.5 inches. The top of Elvis' head is way above Ali's eyes. The best way to judge that pic is to draw a line from Elvis' eyes across to Ali. If Ali's head was level, rather than looking up, Elvis' eyes would be just under his nose - so about 2 inches or a little more below Ali's eyes. Ali was most likely 6ft 2.5 - at least that was his listing when he was Cassius Clay. Pics don't tell the whole story either, particularly when we can't see feet. Plus Ali has his arm around Elvis' shoulder, which is a common trick people use in pics to get a height advantage. Not suggesting Ali was doing that, but it still has that effect.Originally Posted by Elvislennon2004
Elvis was no way 5'10. That's absurd. His army records actually claim two heights - one barefoot and one with his boots. Recruits were measured twice. The barefoot height is 6'0.5 and the height with boots is 6'1.75. Elvis was therefore just a tiny bit over 6 foot.
In that pic with Sonny West, Elvis is either the same height or a tiny bit taller. West was 6'2, so Elvis is likely wearing boots with a large heel, which he was fond of wearing in the 70s.