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In this absorbing and surprising memoir, one of the biggest names of classic Hollywood--the star of Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds and Marnie--tells her story, including never-before-revealed experiences on the set of some of the biggest cult films of all time . . . now with a foreword by Melanie Griffith

For decades, Tippi Hedren's luminous beauty radiated from the silver screen, enchanting moviegoers and cementing her position among Hollywood's elite--beauty and star power that continue to endure. For too long Hedren's story has been told by others through whispered gossip and tabloid headlines. Now, Hedren sets the record straight, recalling how a young and virtuous Lutheran girl from small-town Minnesota became a worldwide legend--as one of the most famous Hitchcock girls, as an unwavering animal activist, and as the matriarch of a powerful Hollywood dynasty that includes her movie star daughter Melanie Griffith, and rising star Dakota Johnson, her granddaughter.

For the first time, Hedren digs deep into her complicated relationship with the man who discovered her talent, director Alfred Hitchcock, the benefactor who would become a repulsive and controlling director who contractually controlled her every move. She speaks openly about the dark pain she endured working with him on their most famous collaborations, The Birds and Marnie, and finding the courage she needed to break away.

Hedren's incandescent spirit shines through as she talks about working with the great Charlie Chaplin, sharing the screen with some of the most esteemed actors in Hollywood, her experiences on some of the most intriguing and troubling film sets--including filming Roar, one of the most dangerous movies ever made--and the struggles of being a single mother--balancing her dedication to her work and her devotion to her daughter--and her commitment to helping animals.

Filled with sixteen pages of beautiful photos, Tippi is a rare and fascinating look at a private woman's remarkable life no celebrity aficionado can miss.

Publisher: New York :, William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins,, 2016.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780062469038
Characteristics: xii, 275 pages, 16 unnumbered pages ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Harrison, Lindsay - Author
Alternative Title: Tippi : a memior


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Feb 14, 2020

Because Tippi Hedren was an obsession of Alfred Hitchcock, and I saw her in the movie theater in "The Birds" and "Marnie" in 1963/64, I was always curious about her. I wanted more information about her early life and less about the later animal rights / living with lions. The memoir was OK, but not terribly insightful. Kristi & Abby Tabby

Oct 12, 2018

"Tippi" Hedren's real name is Nathalie Kay Hedren. She is a fashion-model-turned-actress.

Hedren was "discovered" by famed film-maker, Alfred Hitchcock, who starred her in 2 of his films.

In this memoir "Tippi" tells her life story which certainly has both its ups and downs.

Sep 25, 2018

You know, it almost seems like a natural impulse when one sits down to read Tippi Hedren's memoirs, that they are first, and foremost, going to be wanting to check out the chapters where she (as a naive, young actress) was dealing directly with famed filmmaker, Alfred Hitchcock.

'Cause, believe me, if Hedren's face-to-face encounters with Hitchcock don't alter (even slightly) your overall opinion of said director, then you must be even more blase and jaded about matters like harassment than you had originally thought.

All-in-all - Hedren's biography is certainly well-worth a read. It is definitely written with plenty of insight and intelligence. And many of the chapters that have nothing to do with Hitchcock are interesting enough in their own right.

This book also includes a 16-page photo gallery, too.

Jan 15, 2017

This is a very enjoyable read, she is a remarkable woman, very strong and creative and resourceful. Highly recommend this autobiography, I feel like she left a lot out and would like to know more.

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