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Tippi Hedren

Actress; Animal Welfare Activist
Born Jan 19, 1930

Nathalie Kay "Tippi" Hedren is an American actress and former fashion model. She is widely known for her roles in the Alfred Hitchcock films The Birds and Marnie (in which she played the title role), and her efforts in animal rescue at Shambala Preserve, an 80-acre (320,000 m) wildlife habitat which she founded in 1983.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Tippi Hedren.


1930 Birth Born on January 19, 1930.
1935 5 Years Old For much of her career, Hedren's year of birth was misreported as 1935.


1952 22 Years Old In 1952, Hedren met and married 18-year-old future advertising executive Peter Griffith. Their daughter, actress Melanie Griffith, was born on August 9, 1957. They were divorced in 1961.


1961 31 Years Old On Friday, October 13, 1961, she received a call from an agent who told her a producer was interested in working with her. … Read More
1964 34 Years Old On September 22, 1964, Hedren married her then-agent Noel Marshall, who later produced three of her films; they divorced in 1982.
1966 36 Years Old In 1966, Hitchcock finally sold her contract to Universal Studios after Hedren appeared in two of their TV shows, Kraft Suspense Theatre (1965) and Run for Your Life (id.). … Read More
1968 38 Years Old In 1968, she returned to film as a socialite who helps her boyfriend (played by George Armstrong) catch a killer, in Tiger by the Tail. … Read More


1973 43 Years Old 1 More Event
Hedren's relationship with Hitchcock caused much controversy. In 1973, she admitted that a major life-style difference caused a split in their relationship. "He was too possessive and too demanding. … Read More


1981 51 Years Old Hedren starred alongside her then-husband, the agent and occasional producer Noel Marshall in the 1981 film Roar (directed by Marshall), about a family's misadventures in a research park filled with lions, tigers, and other wild cats. … Read More
1982 52 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1982, she co-starred with Leslie Nielsen in Foxfire Light.
…  She has been involved with animal rescue at Shambala Preserve, an wildlife habitat which she founded in 1983. … Read More
1985 55 Years Old 1 More Event
In the 1985 pilot episode of The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents, she made a brief appearance as a waitress in a bar who berates a customer, played by her daughter Melanie Griffith.


1990 - 2004 6 More Events
2006 76 Years Old 1 More Event
She was a cast member of the short-lived primetime soap opera Fashion House in 2006 with Bo Derek and Morgan Fairchild.
2009 79 Years Old In 2009, Hedren appeared in the Lifetime movie Tribute, which starred actress Brittany Murphy in one of Murphy's last roles.
2011 81 Years Old She provided the voice for the character of Queen Hippolyta on the animated series Batman: The Brave and the Bold in 2011.
2012 82 Years Old In 2012, Hedren and her daughter Griffith guest-starred together on an episode of Raising Hope. … Read More
2013 83 Years Old 1 More Event
She guest-starred in the fourth season finale of Cougar Town as herself; the episode ("Have Love Will Travel") aired on April 9, 2013.
2014 84 Years Old 1 More Event
Hedren's work with the Vietnamese-Americans was the subject of Happy Hands, directed by Honey Lauren, which won Best Documentary Short at the Sonoma International Film Festival in 2014.
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