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Tippi Hedren

Highest Rated:   96% The Birds (1963)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Ghost And The Whale
  • Tippi
2017
34% Jayne Mansfield's Car
  • Naomi Caldwell
$14.8k 2013
50% Free Samples
  • Betty
2013
No Score Yet Happy Hands
  • Actor
2013
89% Carol Channing: Larger Than Life
  • Tippi Hedren
$16k 2012
82% 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
62% 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
43% Pacific Heights
  • Florence
1990
No Score Yet Foxfire Light
  • Elizabeth Morgan
1984
72% Roar
  • Producer
  • Madeline
$0.2M 1981
No Score Yet The Harrad Experiment
  • Margaret Tenhausen
1973
No Score Yet Satan's Harvest
  • Actor
1970
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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013
  • Guest
  • 2016
76% Cougar Town
2009-2015
  • Herself
  • 2013
91% Raising Hope
2010-2014
  • Nana
  • 2012
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Karen Rosenthal
  • 2008

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