I was at Marshall's yesterday and a woman asked my height. After I told her she asked, "Are you in the Guinness Book of World Records?" Umm, no. I did happen to be wearing 3" heels, but at 6'9" am still way below the record.
The tallest recorded woman was 8' 3/4" (from China). Sandy Allan was the tallest living female at 7'7" until her death in 2008. She was from Shelbyville, IN and actually lived down the street from my childhood home for a while.