Tippi Hedren

Actor, Model
One of the quintessential cool blondes of Hollywood cinema in the 1960s, Tippi Hedren was the discovery of British filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and rose from relative obscurity to international fame on the strength of her ... Read more »
Born: 01/18/1930 in New Ulm, Minnesota, USA

Filmography

Actor (71)

Roar 2015 (Movie)

Madeleine (Actor)

Darkwolf 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mob Dot Com 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Searching for Haizmann 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Tea with Grandma 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Cougar Town 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Free Samples 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Carol Channing: Larger Than Life 2012 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Raising Hope 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Saving America's Horses: A Nation Betrayed 2012 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Genesis Awards 2011 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Nora Roberts' Tribute 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Last Confederate: The Story of Robert Adams 2007 (Movie)

Grandmother Eveline (Actor)

Fashion House 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 4400 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

I Heart Huckabees 2004 (Movie)

Mary Jane Hutchinson (Actor)

Small Souled Men 2004 (Movie)

Eleanor Kelly (Actor)

Arli$$ 1996 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Tippi Hedren 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Nightmare Room 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Chicago Hope 1991 - 1994, 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hollywood Off-Ramp 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

In the Heat of the Night 1991 - 1994, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Betty White 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Providence 1993 - 1994, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2001 Genesis Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hollywood Fashion Machine 1998 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

14th Annual Genesis Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Strip 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

I Woke Up Early the Day I Died 1999 (Movie)

Maylinda (Actor)

Life With Big Cats: Tippi Hedren and Shambala 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Thirteenth Annual Genesis Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Invasion America 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

Mulligans 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Citizen Ruth 1996 (Movie)

Jessica Weiss (Actor)

Mind Lies 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ninth Annual Genesis Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Inevitable Grace 1994 (Movie)

Dr Marcia Stevens (Actor)

Murder, She Wrote 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

Teresa's Tattoo 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Birds II: Land's End 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

In the Cold of the Night 1991 (Movie)

Clara (Actor)

Shadow of a Doubt 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Pacific Heights 1990 (Movie)

Florence Peters (Actor)

Superstars and Their Moms 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Deadly Spygames 1988 (Movie)

Chastity (Actor)

Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Thrill of Genius 1984 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The Courtship of Eddie's Father 1969 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

The Harrad Experiment 1972 (Movie)

Margaret Tenhausen (Actor)

Satan's Harvest 1969 (Movie)

(Actor)

Tiger By the Tail 1969 (Movie)

Rita Armstrong (Actor)

A Countess From Hong Kong 1967 (Movie)

Martha (Actor)

Marnie 1964 (Movie)

Marnie Edgar (Actor)

The Birds 1963 (Movie)

Melanie Daniels (Actor)

16th Annual Genesis Awards (TV Show)

Actor

Dream On (TV Show)

Actor

Replacing Dad (TV Show)

Actor

Return to Green Acres (TV Show)

Actor

The Break Up (TV Show)

Actor

The Darklings (TV Show)

Actor

The Horror Hall of Fame II (TV Show)

Actor

The Petty Girl (Movie)

Ice Box (Actor)

Treacherous Beauties (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

One of the quintessential cool blondes of Hollywood cinema in the 1960s, Tippi Hedren was the discovery of British filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and rose from relative obscurity to international fame on the strength of her lead roles in the "The Birds" (1963) and "Marine" (1964). Groomed by the Master of Suspense to be the next Grace Kelly, Hedren came to resent Hitchcock's controlling influence on her life and quarreled with him openly, resulting in a professional rift that did initial damage to her long-term career. After the end of her Universal contract in the early Seventies, Hedren traveled the world as a free agent and while on location for a film in Africa, became invested in the plight of exotic animals. Founding a wildlife preserve in Southern California in 1978, the maturing actress rarely turned down paying work in low budget films or on television, channeling her salary into her habitat project and lobbying during her down time for legislative reforms to benefit the living conditions of exotic animals in captivity. The mother of actress Melanie Griffith, Hedren overcame early professional disappointments to weather a diverse and purposeful career lasting more than half a century, continuing to work exhaustively into her ninth decade and enduring as an iconic example of classical beauty backed by a progressive social conscience.

Relationships

Luis Barrenecha

Husband
Hedren filed for divorce in October 1991

Melanie Griffith Actor

Daughter

Peter Griffith Actor

Husband

Dorothea Hedren

Mother
died on October 31, 1994

Noel Marshall Actor

Husband
Worked together on "Roar" (1981), an accident-ridden production which took 11 years to make and cost $17 million

Milestones

2004

Featured in the off beat comedy "I Heart Huckabees" starring Dustin Hoffman, Lily Tomlin and Mark Wahlberg

2003

Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

1999

Played recurring role on the short-lived UPN series "The Strip"

1990

TV-movie debut, "Return to Green Acres"

1981

Acted opposite daughter Melanie Griffith in "Roar"

1972

Founded the Shambala Preserve in the Antelope Valley (north of Los Angeles), primarily for retired animal actors

1968

Debut in recurring role on TV sitcom, "The Courtship of Eddie's Father"

1964

TV acting debut in anthology series, "Kraft Suspense Theater"

1963

Film acting debut, "The Birds"

1950

First film appearance (bit), "The Petty Girl"

Had short-term role on the CBS daytime drama "The Bold and the Beautiful"

Bonus Trivia

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Various sources list Ms. Hedren's birth year as 1928, 1930, 1931 and 1935 and her birthplace as New Ulm or Lafayette, Minnesota.

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