When I was younger, my mother and I watched Hitchcock movies together and swooned over the ladylike glamor of their champagne-blond bombshell heroines.  My mother was particularly enamored of Tippi…

How to Be a Hitchcock Heroine

When I was younger, my mother and I watched Hitchcock movies together and swooned over the ladylike glamor of their champagne-blond bombshell heroines. My mother was particularly enamored of Tippi…

Tippi Hedren - Google Search....probably thinking about Director Alfred Hitchcock's treatment of her for inspiration in this scene from "Marnie" (1964).

Tippi Hedren - Google Search....probably thinking about Director Alfred Hitchcock's treatment of her for inspiration in this scene from "Marnie" (1964).

Tippi Hedren Publicity photo for The Birds.

Tippi Hedren Publicity photo for The Birds 1963

Tippi Hedren taking a break with a friend during filming of The Birds

Sccarrry Portraits of Autumn, October 28th, 2012

Tippi Hedren, The Birds  Normally, this would go in my "Icons" section, but it is more about the design and look of THE BIRDS.  Gorgeous.  And, the movie is terrifying. A lesson in paranoia and mob mentality.

Tippi Hedren, The Birds Normally, this would go in my "Icons" section, but it is more about the design and look of THE BIRDS. Gorgeous. And, the movie is terrifying. A lesson in paranoia and mob mentality.

Tippi Hedren. Still stands up, this great movie, The Birds, about the violence precipitated by a jealous, possessive mother toward the gals her son is dating--hen pecking writ into horror. Great stuff, Hitchcock.

Tippi Hedren. Still stands up, this great movie, The Birds, about the violence precipitated by a jealous, possessive mother toward the gals her son is dating--hen pecking writ into horror. Great stuff, Hitchcock.

Tippi Hedren ~ Animal activist...primarily Large Felines ~ She raised her actress daughter Melanie with them in their home~ she now has a sanctuary for them where she lives in Calif.

Tippi Hedren regrets letting lion sleep in Melanie Griffith's bed

Tippi Hedren ~ Animal activist...primarily Large Felines ~ She raised her actress daughter Melanie with them in their home~ she now has a sanctuary for them where she lives in Calif.

"nightmares filled with flapping wings"  Tippi Hedren describing her week of physicians recommended rest during the filming of The Birds.

"nightmares filled with flapping wings" Tippi Hedren describing her week of physicians recommended rest during the filming of The Birds.

Tippi Hedren: Hitchcock's reluctant muse and star of the film, The Birds

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Tippi Hedren: Hitchcock's reluctant muse and star of the film, The Birds

Tippi Hedren 85 years born 1930. Star of Hitchcock's The Birds & Marnie. Mother of Melanie Griffith.

Tippi Hedren 85 years born 1930. Star of Hitchcock's The Birds & Marnie. Mother of Melanie Griffith.

Tippi Hedren "Gli uccelli" ("The birds")    

Tippi Hedren "Gli uccelli" ("The birds")

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