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Well-known for portraying Melanie Daniels in the 1963 Hitchcock thriller, ‘The Birds’ for which she won a Golden Globe Award.

Relationship Facts of Tippi Hedren

Tippi Hedren is not having an affair with anyone presently.
Her sexual orientation is straight.

Is Tippi Hedren married thrice? Who is her current partner?

Tippi Hedren is currently single.

She has previously been married thrice.

Her first marriage was with Peter Griffith. He was an American advertising executive and child stage actor.

The couple got married in 1952 and got divorced in 1961. From their marriage, they have one daughter named Melanie Griffith.

She is an award-winning actress and the mother of American actress, Dakota Johnson.

Her second marriage was with Noel Marshall. He was an American agent and her own agent at the time.

The couple exchanged wedding vows on 27 September 1964.

After around 18 years of marriage, the couple divorced on 19 January 1982. They did not have any children.

Her last marriage was with Luis Barrenecha. The couple exchanged wedding vows on 15 February 1985.

They were married for ten years and got divorced in 1995.

Who is Tippi Hedren?

Tippi Hedren is a Golden Globe-winning actress and animal rights activist.

She is well-known for portraying Melanie Daniels in the 1963 Hitchcock thriller, ‘The Birds’ for which she won a Golden Globe Award.

In addition to this, she has also starred in ‘Marnie’, ‘A Countess from Hong Kong’, ‘The Harrad Experiment, and more.

Tippi Hedren: Age, Parents, Siblings, Family, Childhood, Ethnicity

Tippi Hedren was born Nathalie Kay Hedren in New Ulm, Minnesota, on January 19, 1930.

As of 2022, her age is 92. She was born to father Bernard Carl (1893-1979) and mother Dorothea Henrietta (née Eckhardt; 1899-1994).

Until 2004, her year of birth was reported as 1935. Her paternal grandparents were from Sweden whereas her mother was of German and Norwegian descent.

Hedren’s father ran a small general store in Lafayette, Minnesota where she stayed until she was four years old.

She and her parents moved to Minneapolis. She also has an older sister named Patricia (born in 1926).

During her teenage years, she took part in department store fashion shows. Her ethnicity is Swedish, German, Norwegian.

Education: School/College, University

Talking about her education, she attended West High School in Minneapolis.

Tippi Hedren: Movies, TV Shows

Tippi Hedren has an acting career of over 5 decades.

In late 1961, she appeared in an advertisement for a diet drink which was aired during an episode of The Today Show and caught the eye of the legendary film director, Alfred Hitchcock.

Hitchcock was so impressed that he signed her to a seven-year contract and gave her the lead role in his classic 1963 thriller, ‘The Birds’.

A huge critical and box office hit, the movie rose her to stardom and she won a Golden Globe for Most Promising Newcomer.

Following the success of The Birds, Hitchcock cast her as the lead for his next film, ‘Marnie’ (1964) as the titular character.

She starred alongside Sean Connery in the movie. Success was huge for the two professionally but behind the scenes, things were getting sour between them.

His behavior eventually became so unbearable that she refused to work with him and Alfred vengefully and for a time successfully, harmed her career.

However, after she used her new star power to land major roles in two television series, Hitchcock gave up and in 1966, he sold her contract to Universal Studios.

A year later, she starred alongside the legendary Marlon Brando and Sophia Loren in Charlie Chaplain’s last film as a director, A Countess from Hong Kong (1967).

Some of her major works after that include the political satire Citizen Ruth (1996) and the comedy I Heart Huckabees (2004).


Hedren is also an important animal rights activist.

Her commitment to animal rescue began in 1969 while she was shooting in Africa where she learned about the plight of African lions.

In an attempt to raise awareness, she spent over a decade bringing ‘Roar’ (1981) to the big screen.

In 1983, she started her own nonprofit organization, the Roar Foundation which supports the Shambala Preserve, an 80-acre (32 ha) wildlife habitat.

Moreover, she has set up relief programs worldwide following hurricanes, earthquakes, famine, and war.

How much is Tippi Hedren’s Net Worth?

Tippi Hedren has an estimated net worth of around $20 million as of 2023.

She earned a lot of fame in the 60s for her role in the Birds and Marnie.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Hedren stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches. She weighs around 56 kg.

Her hair color is blonde and her eyes are green in color.

Alfred Hitchcock Assaults

Tippy has revealed that Alfred Hitchcock assaulted her sexually multiple times with inappropriate demands.

She believed he had no consideration for her feelings and recalled being humiliated after he asked her to touch him before shooting a scene.

“He made sure no one else could hear, and his tone and glance made it clear exactly what he meant”

She also revealed that he made offensive demands on her.

“He stared at me and simply said, as if it was the most natural thing in the world, that from this time on, he expected me to make myself sexually available and accessible to him—however, and whenever and wherever he wanted”.

All of this led to huge fights between the two and she told him that Mernie would be their last film together.

Alfred then threatened to ruin her career which he did by keeping her under contract and letting her do nothing for two years.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Tippi Hedren is not active on social media sites.

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