60 Facts About Tippi Hedren


Tippi Hedren achieved great praise for her work in two of his films: the suspense-thriller The Birds, for which she won a Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year, and the psychological drama Marnie.


Tippi Hedren has appeared in over 80 films and television shows, including Charlie Chaplin's final film A Countess from Hong Kong, the political satire Citizen Ruth, and the existential comedy I Heart Huckabees.


Tippi Hedren started her own nonprofit organization, the Roar Foundation, in 1983; it supports the Shambala Preserve, an 80-acre wildlife habitat that enables her to continue her work in the care and preservation of lions and tigers.


Tippi Hedren has set up relief programs worldwide following earthquakes, hurricanes, famine and war.


Tippi Hedren was instrumental in the development of Vietnamese-American nail salons.


Nathalie Kay Tippi Hedren was born in New Ulm, Minnesota, on January 19,1930, to Bernard Carl and Dorothea Henrietta Tippi Hedren.


On reaching her 20th birthday, Tippi Hedren bought a ticket to New York City, where she joined the Eileen Ford Agency.


Tippi Hedren had a highly successful modeling career during the 1950s and early 1960s, appearing on the covers of Life, The Saturday Evening Post, McCall's, and Glamour, among others.


In 1961, after seven years of marriage to the actor Peter Griffith, Tippi Hedren divorced and returned to California with her daughter, Melanie, and rented an expensive home in Sherman Oaks.


Tippi Hedren was convinced for several weeks it was for his television series, Alfred Hitchcock Presents.


Tippi Hedren insisted for publicity purposes that her name should be printed only in single quotes, 'Tippi'.


Tippi Hedren portrayed her role of Melanie Daniels as Hitchcock requested.


Hitchcock protested, according to Tippi Hedren, saying nobody but her was left to film.


Tippi Hedren displayed jaunty assuredness, pertness, an attractive throw of the head.


Tippi Hedren virtually has to carry the picture alone for the first 45-minute stretch, prior to the advent of the first wave of organized attackers from the sky.


Miss Tippi Hedren has a star quality and Hitchcock has provided her with a potent vehicle to launch her career.


Hitchcock was so impressed with Tippi Hedren's acting abilities, he decided to offer her the leading role of his next film, Marnie, a romantic drama and psychological thriller from the novel by Winston Graham, during the filming of The Birds.


Tippi Hedren recalled Marnie as her favorite of the two films she did with Hitchcock for the challenge of playing an emotionally battered young woman who travels from city to city assuming various guises to rob her employers.


Miss Tippi Hedren, undertaking a role originally offered Grace Kelly for a resumption of her screen career, lends credence to a part never sympathetic.


For years after its release, Tippi Hedren was not keen to talk about it in interviews, but thought the chapter devoted to her story was "accurate as to just what he was".


Tippi Hedren then advised her on what she should eat, whom she should see, and how she should live.


Tippi Hedren told the cast and crew they were not allowed to talk to her.


Tippi Hedren told his assistant, Peggy Robertson, and the studio chief, Lew Wasserman, that she was becoming very unhappy about the whole situation.


Tippi Hedren always wanted a glass of wine or champagne, with me alone, at the end of the day.


Tippi Hedren believed Hitchcock had no consideration for her feelings and remembered she was humiliated after he asked her to touch him, just before shooting a scene.


In Spoto's third book about Hitchcock, Spellbound by Beauty, Tippi Hedren revealed that Hitchcock actually made offensive demands on her.


Tippi Hedren then told him Marnie would be their last film together and later recalled how Hitchcock told her he would destroy her career.


Tippi Hedren kept me under contract, paid me to do nothing for close on two years.


Tippi Hedren felt unhappy for both and described the situation as "an old man's cri de coeur", adding that Hitchcock had a "Pygmalion complex about Tippi".


Tippi Hedren advised Hedren to finish the film and then get on with her life and be happy.


Tippi Hedren was particularly disappointed when French director Francois Truffaut told her he had wanted her for one of them.


Tippi Hedren was told by writer-director Charlie Chaplin that he was offering her a major supporting role as Brando's estranged wife but had to accept the role without reading the script.


Tippi Hedren found him to be a very serious man and loved his approach to directing.


Tippi Hedren did Sophia's part, then Marlon's part, then mine, and then he'd say, 'Okay, now you can do it.


In 1968, Tippi Hedren returned to film as a socialite who helps her boyfriend catch a killer, in Tiger by the Tail.


Tippi Hedren played the lead role and co-starred with her daughter Melanie, husband Marshall, and his own sons Jerry and John.


Tippi Hedren was bitten in the neck by a lion and required 38 stitches; this incident can be seen in the film.


Tippi Hedren appeared in several television series, including Hart to Hart in 1983 and the late-night horror series Tales from the Darkside in 1984.


In 1994, Tippi Hedren appeared in the made-for-cable sequel, The Birds II: Land's End, in a role different from the one she had played in the original.


From 1994 to 1996, Tippi Hedren had a guest-starring role in Dream On.


Tippi Hedren's character, Alfreda Perkins, was a reference to Alfred Hitchcock and actor Anthony Perkins, who starred in the director's 1960 film Psycho.


In 2018, at age 88, Tippi Hedren became the new face of Gucci's timepieces and jewelry and starred as a mysterious fortune teller in the brand's commercial ad, The Fortune Teller.


Tippi Hedren's look from The Birds inspired designer Bill Gaytten to design for John Galliano Pre-Fall 2012 collection.


Watts and Tippi Hedren both appeared in I Heart Huckabees, but did not share any scenes together.


In 1981, Tippi Hedren produced Roar, an 11-year project that ended up costing $17 million and starred dozens of African lions.


Tippi Hedren later co-wrote Cats of Shambala about the experience.


Tippi Hedren ended her marriage to Marshall a year later in 1982.


The film directly led to the 1983 establishment of the nonprofit The Roar Foundation and Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve, located at the edge of the Mojave Desert in Acton, California, between the Antelope Valley and the Santa Clarita Valley, 40 miles northeast of Los Angeles.


Tippi Hedren was the founding president of the American Sanctuary Association, a post she still holds.


Tippi Hedren took in and cared for Togar, a lion that belonged to Anton LaVey, after he was told by San Francisco officials that he could not keep a fully grown lion as a house pet.


Tippi Hedren met future advertising executive Peter Griffith while doing a walk-on role on The Aldrich Family in 1951, when she was 21 and he was 17.


On September 27,1964, Tippi Hedren married her then-agent Noel Marshall, who later produced three of her films.


The marriage came under strain during the filming of Roar and they divorced in 1982, with Tippi Hedren securing a restraining order forbidding Marshall from coming within 20 feet of her.


Tippi Hedren played a role in the development of Vietnamese-American nail salons in the United States.


Tippi Hedren was instrumental in helping a desperate Nguyen Thi Chinh to enter the US after the fall of the South Vietnam government in 1975, she arranged for an air ticket and a visa for her and then invited her to stay in her house.


Tippi Hedren filed a suit to receive recompense following her inability to work.


In 2013, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Tippi Hedren had been awarded a $1.5 million settlement, including $213,400 for past lost earnings and $440,308 for future lost earnings, against her former lawyer.


Tippi Hedren was hurt by the report since she had not collected the award.


Tippi Hedren gave an interview to explain that her former lawyer does not have the money to pay her, and discussed how the report put her in a difficult situation since her foundation was in dire need of funds.


Tippi Hedren explained that she has to raise $75,000 monthly just to keep it going.