Tippi Hedren

Highest Rated: 96% The Birds (1963)
Birthday: Jan 19, 1930
Birthplace: New Ulm, Minnesota, USA
Blonde actress/model Tippi Hedren lists the year of her birth as 1935, which means that she would have been 14 or 15 when she appeared fleetingly in her first film, The Petty Girl (1950). Hedren did not resurface on the movie scene again until 1963, when she was "discovered" by Alfred Hitchcock. The official story is that Hitchcock wanted to mold Hedren into a new Grace Kelly; rumors persist that his interest in the actress went way beyond professional, and that he made a few clumsy advances towards her on the set. Whatever the case, Hedren starred in Hitchcock's The Birds (1963) and Marnie (1964). She was criticized for being too impassive in the former film and too expressive in the latter, though it isn't fair to pick on her for the shortcomings of the script and direction. Hedren was under contract not to Hitchcock but to his home studio of Universal; thus, she was obliged to appear in a 1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre episode and in director Charlie Chaplin's A Countess from Hong Kong (1967), acquitting herself nicely in both instances. She curtailed her film appearances in the late 1960s when she married her second husband, Noel Marshall. The Marshalls then proceeded to pour 11 years' work (and $17 million!) into Roar (1981), a film based on their own real-life efforts on behalf of the African wildlife preservation movement. Even three decades after the fact, Hedren can't quite shake her earlier relationship with Alfred Hitchcock: she played a murder victim in the 1990 TV remake of Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt, and starred in the made-for-cable The Birds II: Land's End (1994). Hedren remained active in small film and television roles throughout the 2000s, and appeared in the well-received documentaries The Elephant in the Living Room and Carol Channing: Larger Than Life in 2011. Hedren co-starred with Jess Weixler and Jesse Eisenberg in Free Samples (2012), an independent comedy following a cynical law-student whose brief stint driving an ice cream truck marks a very important transition in her life. Tippi Hedren is the mother of actress Melanie Griffith.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Rod Taylor: Pulling No Punches Actor 2018
No Score Yet The Ghost And The Whale Tippi 2017
36% Jayne Mansfield's Car Naomi Caldwell $14.8K 2013
57% Free Samples Betty 2013
No Score Yet Happy Hands Actor 2013
90% Carol Channing: Larger Than Life Tippi Hedren $16K 2012
83% The Elephant In The Living Room Actor 2011
No Score Yet Tribute Aileen Hennessey 2009
No Score Yet Dead Write Actor 2009
19% Birdemic: Shock And Terror Actor 2008
No Score Yet Return to Babylon Actor 2008
No Score Yet Rodeo Girl Actor 2008
No Score Yet Dead Write Actor 2007
No Score Yet The Boneyard Collection Actor 2006
No Score Yet The Last Confederate: The Story of Robert Adams Grandmother Eveline 2005
No Score Yet Icemaker Actor 2005
No Score Yet Replica Actor 2005
63% I Heart Huckabees Mary Jane $12.8M 2004
No Score Yet Raising Genius Grandma Babe 2004
No Score Yet Darkwolf Mary 2003
No Score Yet Julie & Jack Julie McNeal 2003
No Score Yet Footsteps Actor 2001
No Score Yet The Hand Behind Mickey Mouse: The Ub Iwerks Story Actor 1999
27% I Woke Up Early the Day I Died Maylinda Austed 1998
No Score Yet The Break Up Mom 1998
No Score Yet Footsteps Actor 1998
80% Citizen Ruth Jessica Weiss 1996
No Score Yet Teresa's Tattoo Evelyn Hill 1994
No Score Yet The Birds II: Land's End Helen 1994
No Score Yet Treacherous Beauties Lettie Hollister 1994
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Skin-Deep Scandal Beverly Courtney 1993
No Score Yet Through the Eyes of a Killer Mrs. Bellano 1992
No Score Yet In the Cold of the Night Clara 1991
No Score Yet Shadow of a Doubt Mrs. Mathewson 1991
46% Pacific Heights Florence 1990
No Score Yet Foxfire Light Elizabeth Morgan 1984
71% Roar Producer Madeline $0.2M 1981
No Score Yet The Harrad Experiment Margaret Tenhausen 1973
No Score Yet Satan's Harvest Actor 1970
No Score Yet Tiger by the Tail Rita Armstrong 1968
60% A Countess from Hong Kong Martha 1967
No Score Yet Satan's Harvest Actor 1965
82% Marnie Marnie Edgar 1964
96% The Birds Melanie Daniels 1963

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Eli Roth's History of Horror
2018
Appearing
  • 2018
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013-2018
Guest
  • 2016
89% Cougar Town
2009-2015
Herself
  • 2013
96% Raising Hope
2010-2014
Nana
  • 2012
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Karen Rosenthal
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2007
95% The 4400
2004-2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet Providence
1999-2002
Constance Constance Hemming
  • 2000
No Score Yet The Strip
1999-2000
Ginger
  • 1999
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Catherine Noble
  • 1993

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