Hedren, Tippi 1930(?)–

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Hedren, Tippi 1930(?)–


Full name, Nathalie Kay Hedren; born January 19, 1930 (some sources cite 1928, 1931, or 1935), in New Ulm (some sources cite Lafayette), MN; daughter of Bernard Carl (a store owner) and Dorothea Henrietta (a schoolteacher; maiden name, Eckhardt) Hedren; married Peter Griffith (an actor and real estate broker), 1952 (divorced 1961); married Noel Marshall (a producer, director, writer, and actor), September 27, 1964 (divorced 1982); married Luis Barrenecha (a rancher), 1985 (marriage ended 1995); married Martin Dinnes, 2002; children: (first marriage) Melanie Griffith (an actress). Education: Attended Pasadena City College; studied acting with Gertrude Fogler and Claudia Franck.


Office—Shambala Preserve, 6867 Soledad Canyon, Acton, CA 93510. Agent—Gregory Mayo, The Orange Grove Group, Inc., 12178 Ventura Blvd., Suite 205, Studio City, CA 91604.


Actress. Worked as a fashion model in New York City, 1952-60; appeared in advertisements; toured Vietnam with the USO (United Service Organizations). Wildlife photographer with work exhibited in group shows; Roar Foundation (animal preserve), founder and president; Shambala Preserve, Acton, CA, founder, 1972, and principal; Wildlife Safari and Elsa Wild Animal Appeal, board member; Earth Communications Office, member of board of directors. KCET-TV (Channel 28-TV), member of board of directors of Women's Council; Food for the Hungry, volunteer international relief coordinator; March of Dimes, member of board of directors and spokesperson; member of board of directors, Minnesota Film Council, American Heart Association, Multiple Sclerosis Foundation and International Orphans, Inc. Lobbyist for the Shambala Wild Animal Protection Act. Public speaker and panelist for various events.


Screen Actors Guild, American Sanctuary Association (president).

Awards, Honors:

Golden Globe Award (tied with Ursula Andress and Elke Sommer), most promising newcomer—female, 1964, for The Birds; Golden Laurel Award nomination, top female new face, Producers Guild of America, 1964; Lifetime Achievement awards from Beauvais Film Festival Cinemalia, 1994, and Fundacion Municipal de Cine, 1995; Annual Humane Award, Helen Woodward Animal Center, 1995; Founder's Award, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 1996; Lion and Lamb Award, Wildhaven, 1997; named a woman of vision, Women in Film and Video, 1999; Best Actress Award, comedy short category, Method Fest, 2000, for Mulligans!; Best Actress Award, short film category, New York International Independent Film and Video Festival, 2002, for Tea with Grandma; received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, 2003; Presidential Medal, Hofstra University, for film work; her character Melanie Daniels from The Birds was named one of the greatest movie characters of all time, Premiere magazine; Humanitarian Award of the Baha'i faith; honored by the Celebrity Outreach Foundation for her work with charities and recognized for her work with the USO.


Film Appearances:

Ice Box Petty girl, The Petty Girl (also known as Girl of the Year), Columbia, 1950.

Melanie Daniels, The Birds (also known as Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds"), Universal, 1963.

Marnie Edgar/Margaret Edgar/Peggy Nicholson/Mary Taylor (title role), Marnie, Universal, 1964.

Martha Mears, A Countess from Hong Kong, Universal, 1969.

The Man and the Albatross, 1969.

Marla Oaks, Satan's Harvest (also known as Devil's Harvest), Killarney Film Studios, 1970.

Rita Armstrong, Tiger by the Tail, Commonwealth, 1970.

Maggie Kingstreet, Mister Kingstreet's War (also known as Heroes Die Hard), HRS Films, 1973.

Margaret Tenhausen, The Harrad Experiment, Cinerama, 1973.

Alla donde muere el viento (also known as Where the Wind Dies and Adonde muere el viento), 1976.

Madeleine, Roar, Alpha-Filmways/American Filmworks, 1981.

Elizabeth Morgan, Foxfire Light (also known as Foxfire-light), 1982, Ramblin' Film, 1983.

(In archive footage) Melanie Daniels, Terror in the Aisles (also known as Time for Terror), Universal, 1984.

Twist (short film), 1984.

Chastity, Deadly Spygames, Double Helix Films, 1989.

Clara, In the Cold of the Night, c. 1989.

Florence Peters, Pacific Heights, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1990.

Dr. Marcia Stevens, Inevitable Grace, Silverstar Productions, 1994.

Evelyn Hill, Teresa's Tattoo, Trimark Pictures, 1994.

(In archive footage from The Birds) Melanie Daniels, Twelve Monkeys (also known as 12 Monkeys), Universal, 1995.

Jessica Weiss, Citizen Ruth (also known as The Devil Inside, Meet Ruth Stoops, and Precious), Miramax, 1996.

Dottie, Mulligans! (short film), Hoodwinks Productions, 1997.

Herself, Sean Connery, an Intimate Portrait (documentary), 1997.

Voice, Madan and the Miracle Leaves (animated short film), 1997.

Maylinda Austed, I Woke Up Early the Day I Died (also known as Ed Wood's "I Woke Up Early the Day I Died" and I Awoke Early the Day I Died), Cinequanon Pictures International, 1998.

Expose (also known as Footsteps), AMCO Entertainment, 1998.

Lillian Glosner, The Storytellers, KOAN, Inc., 1999.

Herself, The Hand behind the Mouse: The Ub Iwerks Story (documentary), Buena Vista, 1999.

Dr. Wilma Randolph, Mind Rage (also known as Mind Lies), Mainline Releasing, 2000.

Herself, Internet Love, 2000.

Grandma Rae, Tea with Grandma (short film), Fahn Field, 2001.

Lady, Ice Cream Sundae (short film), Eternity Pictures/Samsa Film/World Entertainment, 2001.

Dr. Michelle Labner, Searching for Haizmann, Centre Communications, 2003.

Julie McNeal, Julie and Jack, Echelon Entertainment, 2003.

Mary, DarkWolf (also known as Darkwolf), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2003.

Mrs. Kelly, IceMaker (also known as Small Souled Men), Xenon Pictures, 2003.

Rose, Rose's Garden, 4 Elements Entertainment/Irena Belle Films, 2003.

Silent Madness, 2003.

Grandma Babe, Raising Genius (also known as Bathroom Boy), Allumination Filmworks, 2004.

Mary Jane Hutchinson, I Heart Huckabees (also known as I Love Huckabee's and I Love Huckabees), Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2004.

Return to Babylon, Ambyth Productions/Babylon Productions, 2004.

(In archive footage) Replica, Moviehead Pictures, 2005.

Grandmother Adams, Strike the Tent, Cut Entertainment Group/Strongbow Pictures/Solar Filmworks, 2006.

Minnie, Rodeo Girl, Marvista Entertainment, 2006.

Aunt Gloria, Her Morbid Desires, c. 2007.

Some sources cite appearances in other films, including Mob Dot Com, Regent Entertainment.

Film Producer:

Roar, Alpha-Filmways/American Filmworks, 1981.

Television Appearances; Series:

Docteur Caraiebes, [France], beginning c. 1973.

Helen McClaine, The Bold and the Beautiful (also known as Glamour, Rags, Top Models, and Belleza y poder), CBS, 1990-91 and 1992-93.

Di (Judith's mother), Dream On, HBO, between 1994 and 1996, also broadcast on Fox.

Voice of Mrs. McAllister, Invasion America (animated), The WB and CHUM Television, 1998.

Doris Thompson, Fashion House (also known as Secret Obsessions), MyNetworkTV, 2006.

Host of the series New Yorkers.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Herself, Hollywood Legenden, [Germany], 2004.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Arleen, Return to Green Acres, CBS, 1990.

Teresa Mathewson, Shadow of a Doubt, NBC, 1991.

Renata Bellano, Through the Eyes of a Killer (also known as The Master Builder), CBS, 1992.

Beverly Courtney, Perry Mason: The Case of the Skin-Deep Scandal, NBC, 1993.

Helen Matthews, The Birds II: Land's End, Showtime, 1994.

Lettie Hollister, Treacherous Beauties (also known as Les armes de la passion), CBS, 1994.

Mom, Break Up (also known as The Break Up), Cinemax, 1998.

Dixie, Replacing Dad, CBS, 1999.

Martha Jackson, The Darklings, Fox Family Channel, 1999.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Herself, Hitchcock, Il brivido del genio (also known as The Thrill of Genius), Radiotelevisione Italiana (RAI, Italy), 1985.

Superstars and Their Moms, TBS, 1989.

Herself, Life with Big Cats: Tippi Hedren and Shambala (also known as Life with Big Cats), Animal Planet, 1998.

Herself, Hitchcock: Shadow of a Genius (also known as Dial H for Hitchcock and Dial H Hitchcock: The Genius behind the Showman), TCM, 1999.

Herself, Besuch bei Tippi Hedren, [Germany], 2000.

Herself, AFI's 100 Years, 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies (also known as AFI's 100 Years … 100 Thrills), CBS, 2001.

Herself, Screen Tests of the Stars, Independent Television (England), 2002.

Herself, Hollywood's Creepiest Creatures, Animal Planet, 2004.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The American Film Institute Salute to Alfred Hitchcock (also known as The AFI Salute to Alfred Hitchcock), CBS, 1979.

The Horror Hall of Fame II, syndicated, 1991.

Presenter, The Ninth Annual Genesis Awards, The Discovery Channel, 1995.

Presenter, The 13th Annual Genesis Awards, Animal Planet, 1999.

Presenter, The 14th Annual Genesis Awards, Animal Planet, 2000.

Presenter, The 2001 Genesis Awards, Animal Planet, 2001.

16th Annual Genesis Awards, Animal Planet, 2002.

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Sean Connery, USA Network, 2006.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Herself, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (also known as The Best of Carson), NBC, 1964.

Jessica Braden, "Someone Who Makes Me Feel Beautiful," Run for Your Life, NBC, 1965.

Lee Anne Wickheimer, "The Trains of Silence," Kraft Suspense Theatre, NBC, 1965.

Herself, "Bob Hope Christmas Variety Special," Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (also known as The Chrysler Theatre and Universal Star Time), NBC, 1965.

Cissy Drummond-Randolph, "Free Is a Four Letter Word," The Courtship of Eddie's Father, ABC, 1970.

Cissy Drummond-Randolph, "A Little Get Together for Cissy," The Courtship of Eddie's Father, ABC, 1971.

Susan Victor, "Claws," The Bionic Woman, ABC, 1976.

Liza Atterton, "Hunted Harts," Hart to Hart, ABC, 1983.

Ruth Anderson, "Mookie and Pookie," Tales from the Darkside, syndicated, 1984.

Waitress, "Man from the South," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, NBC, 1985.

Herself, Our Time, NBC, 1985.

Barbara Lyman, "Double Take," Hotel (also known as Arthur Hailey's "Hotel"), ABC, 1988.

Laura Curtis, "Christmas '88," Baby Boom, NBC, 1988.

Annabelle Van Buren, "Liar's Poker," In the Heat of the Night, NBC, 1991.

Guest host, An Evening at the Improv, Arts and Entertainment, 1991.

Catherine Noble, "Bloodlines," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1993.

Herself and Melanie Daniels, "The Birds (1963)," Monstervision, TNT, c. 1993.

Herself, "Sophia Loren: Actress Italian Style," Biography (also known as A&E Biography: Sophia Loren), Arts and Entertainment, 1997.

Alfreda Perkins, "Psychodrama," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1998.

Voice of Donna Day, "Mean Seasons," The New Batman Adventures (animated), The WB and CanWest Global Television, 1998.

"Stanley Babson-Win, Place, or Show," Arli$$, HBO, 1998.

Herself, "Extraordinary Cats," Nature, PBS, 1999.

Herself, The Hollywood Fashion Machine, E! Entertainment Television, 1999.

Herself, Reputations: Alfred Hitchcock (also known as "Alfred Hitchcock," Reputations), BBC, 1999.

Constance Hemming, "The Thanksgiving Story: Parts 1 & 2," Providence, NBC, 2000.

Constance Hemming, "The Unsinkable Sydney Hansen," Providence, NBC, 2000.

Manager, "Simple Simon," Hollywood Off-Ramp, E! Entertainment Television, 2000.

Herself, Intimate Portrait: Betty White, Lifetime, 2000.

Herself, "Hitchcock: Alfred the Great," Biography (also known as A&E Biography: Alfred Hitchcock—Alfred the Great), Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

Witch, "Fear Games," The Nightmare Room, The WB, 2001.

Herself, Intimate Portrait: Tippi Hedren, Lifetime, 2001.

Herself, Leute heute, 2002.

Herself, "Linda Blair," Biography (also known as A&E Biography: Linda Blair), Arts and Entertainment, 2003.

Herself, This Morning (also known as This Morning with Richard and Judy), Independent Television (England), 2003.

Herself, "Scream Queens," The E! True Hollywood Story (also known as Scream Queens: The E! True Hollywood Story and THS), E! Entertainment Television, 2004.

(In archive footage) Herself, Cinema mil, Televisio de Catalunya (TV3, Spain), 2005.

Herself, Corazon de …, Television Espanola (TVE, Spain), 2005.

Lily, "The New World," The 4400, USA Network, 2006.

Herself, "Tippi Hedren," Where Are They Now?, Seven Network (Australia), 2006.

Appeared in other programs, including an appearance as Ginger, The Strip, UPN; and an appearance in Today (also known as NBC News Today and The Today Show), NBC. Provided voices for the animated series Adventures from the Book of Virtues (also known as The Book of Virtues), PBS; and Freakazoid!, The WB. Appeared as Caitlin Coyle in "A Beautiful Lie," an unaired episode of Bull, TNT.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Capital News, 1990.

Wynn, The Guardian, NBC, 1997.

Love and Madness, HBO, 1997.

111 Gramercy Park, ABC, 2003.

Doris Thompson, Fashion House (also known as Secret Obsessions), MyNetworkTV, 2006.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared as Melissa Gardner in a production of Love Letters; also appeared in other productions, including Black Comedy and A Hatful of Rain.



Herself, All about "The Birds," Universal Studios Home Video, 2000.

(And in archive footage) Herself, The Trouble with Marnie, Universal Studios Home Video, 2000.



(With Theodore Taylor) Cats of Shambala, Simon & Schuster, 1985.



Biography, October, 2000, p. 36.

Forbes, September 26, 1994, p. S142.

Let's Live, May, 1993, p. 18.

Literature-Film Quarterly, April, 1999, p. 78.

Mature Health, October, 1989, p. 38.

McCall's, May, 1991, p. 23.

New Choices for Retirement Living, September, 1992, p. 30.


The Roar Foundation Shambala Preserve,http://www.shambala.org, December 14, 2006.