Date of birth: May 19, 1946
Date of death: January 27, 1993 (Age: 47)
Height: 7′ 5″ (224 cm)
Weight: 520 pounds (236 kg)
Andre the Giant body measurements:
Chest: 71″ (180 cm)
Biceps: 21″ (53 cm)
Calves: 22″ (56 cm)
Thighs: 36″ (91 cm)
Wrist: 11″ (28 cm)
Hand: 16″ (41 cm)
Forearms: 17″ (43 cm)
Neck: 24″ (61 cm)
Shoe size: 24 (US)
Hair color: Dark brown
Eye color: Blue
There were many great stars in professional wrestling. However, only one person was called “the eighth wonder of the world”. It was Andre the Giant, who was performing on the ring in the 70-s – 80-s.
In 1993, Andre became the first wrestler entered the WWF Hall of Fame (the world’s biggest WWE). He had also successfully acted in films. In particular, with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Surprisingly, on the background of Andre the Giant Schwartz looked almost like a child.
Andre the Giant (his real name is Andre Rene Russimoff, born May 19, 1946 in Grenoble, France) was a French professional wrestler and actor. The growth of this man was 224 centimeters with the weight of 240 kilos.
As a teenager, Andre suffered from acromegaly which caused changes in the boy’s body. Bones began to grow too quickly. As the result, already in his childhood Andre became a real giant.
When Andre was about 17 year-old, his growth was almost 2 meters.
His giant size Andre decided to turn into something positive. Therefore, he chose a professional wrestling career.
Swallow a few packs of beer or bottles of wine before an important match was quite a common practice for Andre. One day before the triple match, one of which was Royale Battle of 20 wrestlers, Andre drank 16 bottles of plum wine. Can you imagine the abilities of this huge man? It’s really impressive.
Of course, from the point of view of career, such growth and weight were beneficial. However, just imagine how complicated is the everyday life of such big person… Starting from choosing clothes and up to just taking a shower – everything what is usual for us, became a suffering for Andre the Giant.