Nathalie Kay ‘Tippi’ Hedren was born January 19, 1930. Hedren is an American actress with a career spanning six decades. She is primarily known for her roles in two Alfred Hitchcock films, The Birds and Marnie, and her extensive efforts in animal rescue at Shambala Preserve, an 80-acre (320,000 m2) wildlife habitat which she founded in 1983. Hedren is the mother of actress Melanie Griffith, and they share credits on six films, notably Pacific Heights (1990). Hedren had a successful modeling career in the 1950s and 1960s. She was discovered by Hitchcock, who was watching The Today Show when he saw Hedren in a diet drink commercial. Hitchcock was looking for an actress who possessed something of the sophistication, self-assurance and cool-blonde sex appeal of Grace Kelly, with whom he had made three films. Hedren, expensively groomed and mentored by Hitchcock, appeared in his films The Birds and Marnie. At the time of the films’ releases, she was criticized for being too passive in The Birds and too expressive in Marnie. It took several years before she received respect for her work in both films from American film critics.
Original Tippi Hedren Autograph, signed on a 3 x 5 inch Index Card. Tippi has drawn three birds around her autograph. Written on the bottom: The Birds 1963. Regular Price – $ 150.00 / Sale Price – $ 98.95.

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