Tippi Hedren


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From working for the exacting Alfred Hitchcock to a film written by Edward D. Wood Jr., Tippi Hedren, the Minnesota blonde, has had a distinctive career. She was born Nathalie Kay Hedren in New Ulm, MN, to Dorothea (née Eckhardt) and Bernard Hedren, who ran a general store, and is of Swedish, Norwegian, and German descent. Tippi was working as a ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Birds Melanie Daniels
(1963)
Marnie Marnie Edgar Rutland
(1964)
Roar Madelaine
(1981)
(2001)

Filmography

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 2018 Something Horrible
George Angell (voice)
 2013 Return to Babylon
Mrs. Peabody
 2013 Cougar Town (TV Series)
Tippi Hedren
- Have Love Will Travel (2013) ... Tippi Hedren
 2012 Raising Hope (TV Series)
Nana
 2012 Free Samples
Betty
 2012 Jayne Mansfield's Car
Naomi Caldwell (uncredited)
 2011 Batman: The Brave and the Bold (TV Series)
Queen Hippolyta
- Triumvirate of Terror! (2011) ... Queen Hippolyta (voice)
 2011 Ice Cream Sundae (Short)
Lady
 2009 Tribute (TV Movie)
Mrs. Hennessey
 2008 The Boneyard Collection
Aunt Gloria (segment "Her Morbid Desires")
 2008 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Karen Rosenthal
- Young Man with a Horn (2008) ... Karen Rosenthal
 2008 Her Morbid Desires (Video)
Gloria
 2007 Dead Write
Minnie
 2006 Fashion House (TV Series)
Doris / Doris Thompson
- All in the Family (2006) ... Doris
- Women on Verge (2006) ... Doris
- Maternal Instincts (2006) ... Doris Thompson
- Multiple Offers (2006) ... Doris
 2006 The 4400 (TV Series)
Lily Moore Tyler
- The New World (2006) ... Lily Moore Tyler
 2005 Diamond Zero
Eleanor Kelly
 2004 I Heart Huckabees
Mary Jane Hutchinson
 2004 Raising Genius
Babe
 2003 111 Gramercy Park (TV Movie)
Mrs. Granville
 2003 Julie and Jack
Julie McNeal
 2003 Rose's Garden
Rose
 2003 DarkWolf (Video)
Mary
 2003 Searching for Haizmann
Dr. Michelle Labner
 2001 Mind Rage
Dr. Wilma Randolph
 2001 The Nightmare Room (TV Series)
The Witch
- Fear Games (2001) ... The Witch
 2001 Tea with Grandma (Short)
Rae
 2000 Providence (TV Series)
Constance Hemming
- The Thanksgiving Story: Part 2 (2000) ... Constance Hemming
- The Thanksgiving Story: Part 1 (2000) ... Constance Hemming
- The Unsinkable Sydney Hansen (2000) ... Constance Hemming
 2000 Bull (TV Series)
Caitlin Coyle
- A Beautiful Lie ... Caitlin Coyle
 2000 Hollywood Off-Ramp (TV Series)
- Simple Simon (2000)
 1999 The Storytellers
Lillian Glosner
 1999 Replacing Dad (TV Movie)
Dixie
 1999 The Darklings (TV Movie)
Martha Jackson
 1998 Exposé
Judge Joan Harper
 1998 I Woke Up Early the Day I Died
Maylinda Austed
 1998 Break Up
Mom
 1998 Arli$$ (TV Series)
 1998 Internet Love
Tippi Hedren
 1998 Invasion America (TV Series short)
Mrs. McAllister
- Charade (1998) ... Mrs. McAllister (voice)
- Allies (1998) ... Mrs. McAllister (voice)
 1998 Mulligans! (Short)
Dottie
 1998 The New Batman Adventures (TV Series)
Donna Day
- Mean Seasons (1998) ... Donna Day (voice)
 1998 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Alfreda Perkins / Margaret Edgar
- Psychodrama (1998) ... Alfreda Perkins / Margaret Edgar
 1997 The Guardian (TV Movie)
Wynn
 1997 Adventures from the Book of Virtues (TV Series)
Madame Sofroni / Molly Mouse
- Generosity (1997) ... Madame Sofroni / Molly Mouse (voice)
 1994-1996 Dream On (TV Series)
Judith's Mother
- Finale with a Vengeance (1996) ... Judith's Mother
- The Way We War (1996) ... Judith's Mother
- Second Time Aground (1996) ... Judith's Mother
- She Won't Do It, But Her Sister Will (1995) ... Judith's Mother
- I Never Promised You Charoses, Martin (1994) ... Judith's Mother
 1996 Citizen Ruth
Jessica Weiss
 1994 Harlequin: Treacherous Beauties (TV Movie)
Lettie Hollister
 1994 Teresa's Tattoo
Evelyn Hill
 1994 The Birds II: Land's End (TV Movie)
Helen
 1994 Inevitable Grace
Dr. Marcia Stevens
 1993 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Catherine Noble
- Bloodlines (1993) ... Catherine Noble
 1993 Perry Mason: The Case of the Skin-Deep Scandal (TV Movie)
Beverly Courtney
 1992 Through the Eyes of a Killer (TV Movie)
Mrs. Bellano
 1991 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)
Annabelle Van Buren
- Liar's Poker (1991) ... Annabelle Van Buren
 1991 Shadow of a Doubt (TV Movie)
Mrs. Mathewson
 1990-1991 The Bold and the Beautiful (TV Series)
Helen Maclaine
- Episode #1.990 (1991) ... Helen Maclaine
- Episode #1.987 (1991) ... Helen Maclaine
- Episode #1.982 (1991) ... Helen Maclaine
- Episode #1.983 (1991) ... Helen Maclaine
- Episode #1.978 (1991) ... Helen Maclaine
 1990 Pacific Heights
Florence Peters
 1990 Return to Green Acres (TV Movie)
Arleen
 1989 Deadly Spygames
Chastity (as 'Tippi' Hedren)
 1988 Baby Boom (TV Series)
Laura Curtis
- Christmas '88 (1988) ... Laura Curtis
 1988 Hotel (TV Series)
Barbara Lyman
- Double Take (1988) ... Barbara Lyman
 1985 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Waitress (segment "Man from the South")
- Pilot (1985) ... Waitress (segment "Man from the South")
 1984 Tales from the Darkside (TV Series)
Ruth Anderson
- Mookie and Pookie (1984) ... Ruth Anderson
 1983 Foxfire Light
Elizabeth Morgan
 1983 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Liza Atterton
- Hunted Harts (1983) ... Liza Atterton
 1981 Roar
Madelaine
 1976 The Bionic Woman (TV Series)
Susan Victor
- Claws (1976) ... Susan Victor
 1973 The Harrad Experiment
Margaret / wife
 1973 Docteur Caraïbes (TV Series)
Sonia
- L'homme à l'Albatros ... Sonia
 1971 Mister Kingstreet's War
Mary Kingstreet
 1970-1971 The Courtship of Eddie's Father (TV Series)
Cissy Drummond-Randolph
- A Little Get Together for Cissy (1971) ... Cissy Drummond-Randolph
- Free Is a Four Letter Word (1970) ... Cissy Drummond-Randolph
 1970 Satan's Harvest
Marla Oaks
 1970 Tiger by the Tail
Rita Armstrong
 1965 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Jessica Braden
- Someone Who Makes Me Feel Beautiful (1965) ... Jessica Braden
 1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Lee Anne Wickheimer
- The Trains of Silence (1965) ... Lee Anne Wickheimer
 1964 Marnie
Marnie Edgar Rutland (as 'Tippi' Hedren)
 1963 The Birds
Melanie Daniels (as 'Tippi' Hedren)
 1950 The Petty Girl
Ice Box Petty Girl (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "A Hatful of Rain" in Saskatchewan, Canada.. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 2 Portrayals | 5 Interviews | 6 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 20 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

'Tippi' Hedren | Ms. Tippi Hedren | Nathalie Kay Hedren

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)

Spouse:

Luis Barrenechea  (divorced) | See more »

Children:

Melanie Griffith

Parents:

Bernard Carl Hedren | Dorothea Henrietta Eckhardt

Relatives:

Dakota Johnson (grandchild) | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

For years, directors and producers came up to me and said they'd wanted me for a role, but [Alfred Hitchcock] wouldn't allow it. The worst was when I found out that François Truffaut had wanted to cast me. I'd never heard a word about it. That one hurt. See more »

Trivia:

Alfred Hitchcock saw her in a 1961 commercial aired during the Today (1952) show and cast her in The Birds (1963). In the commercial for a diet drink, she is seen walking down a street and a man whistles at her slim, attractive figure, and she turns her head with an acknowledging smile. In the opening scene of The Birds (1963), the same thing happens as she walks toward the bird shop. This was an... See more »

Trademark:

An unaffected, icy mid-period "Hitchcock blond" See more »

Nickname:

Ms. Tippi Hedren

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