Russian beauty Svetlana Pankratova is not only one of the tallest women in the world, but she also has the longest legs. While she is not the world’s tallest woman, her legs are 132 centimetres (4 ft 4 in) long.
Because her upper body is of much more typical dimensions, she is 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) tall. She has also very large feet, size 13 (US) / 46 (EU).
Pankratova was born in Volgograd, Russian SFSR, USSR on April 29, 1971.
She played women’s basketball at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, USA, from 1992 to 1995. She was an impact player, setting two school records which are still unbroken:
Pankratova appeared in Trafalgar Square in London on September 16, 2008 with Pingping, then the smallest man in the world (before his death in March, 2010), to promote the 2009 edition of the Guinness World Records. Along with her native Russian, Pankratova speaks
English and some Spanish.
On March 11, 2013 it was reported that Pankratova returned to Virginia after marrying local resident Jack Gosnell.
She is recorded to have accepted a position as an assistant coach for the George Mason High girls’ basketball team, a job she enjoys doing.