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How rich is Nathalie Kay Hedren?

Nathalie Kay Hedren net worth:
$20 Million

Nathalie Kay Hedren information

Nathalie Kay Hedren information

Birth date: January 19, 1930
Birth place: New Ulm, Minnesota, U.S.
Height:1.65 m
Profession:Actress
Nationality:American
Spouse:Luis Barrenechea (m. 1985–1995), Noel Marshall (m. 1964–1982), Peter Griffith (m. 1952–1961)
Children:Melanie Griffith
Parents:Dorothea Henrietta Hedren, Bernard Carl Hedren
Siblings:Patty Davis

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Nathalie Kay”Tippi” Hedren was born on 19 January 1930, in New Ulm, Minnesota USA, of Swedish, Norwegian, and German descent. Tippi is an actress, former fashion model, and an animal rights activist, best known for her successful modelling career during her 20s. She has also appeared in two Alfred Hitchcock films and all of her efforts have helped put her net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Tippi Hedren? As of late-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $20 million, mostly earned through successful careers in modelling and acting. Her work has been honored with a Jules Verne Award, and a Hollywood Walk of Fame Star. She’s also an advocate of animal rescue, and all of these have ensured the position of her wealth.

Tippi Hedren Net Worth $20 million

When she was four years old, her father gave her the nickname “Tippi”. During her teens, she started appearing in department store fashion shows, and by the age of 20 had moved to New York City to join the Eileen Ford Agency. Throughout the 1950s, became very successful as a model, being featured in magazines such as “Glamour”, “Life”, and “The Saturday Evening Post”, establishing her net worth.

In 1961, an agent contacted her to tell her that Alfred Hitchcock was interested in hiring her; she accepted and signed a seven-year contract. Hitchcock notably wanted her high-style and lady-like quality which was once well-represented in films. After going through an extensive screen test and performing scenes from previous films, Hitchcock started to heavily invest in her lifestyle. He then offered her the lead in his upcoming film “The Birds”.

“The Birds” became Hedren’s screen debut, and Hitchcock was responsible for coaching Tippi in many aspects of acting. She portrayed the role of Melanie Daniels, and had one of the most difficult scenes in which she is attacked by multiple live birds (beaks clamped shut with elastic bands). Her performance proved to be successful and critically acclaimed. Tippi started to rise to star quality, and received a Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year. Tippi was then offered a lead in Alfred’s next film, “Marnie” which was based on a novel by Winston Graham. In the film, she plays an emotionally battered woman who travels various cities to steal from her employers. The film had mixed reviews and low box-office returns, mainly because it was way ahead of its time, as over the years, it has become acknowledged as one of Hitchcock’s best works.

After “Marnie”, Hedren and Hitchcock’s collaboration would end; it was rumoured that he became very strict with Tippi’s lifestyle, which became very difficult for her especially during the filming of “Marnie” – Hitchcock was reported to be obsessed with her and was highly protective of her, to the point of being possessive. He threatened to end her career and later the two only communicated through a third party to complete the film. She refused all other film offers from him, and her contract was eventually sold to Universal Studios; later the film “The Girl” was released about their relationship. Her first feature film after “Marnie” would be “A Countess from Hong Kong” starring Marlon Brando.

Tippi would do more projects over the next few years, and her next major film would be “Roar”, which was about a family’s misadventures in a research park. For the film, they raised a lion and eventually bought a ranch, rescuing several other wild animals. The filming took five years to complete, and seventy members of the cast were injured including the actors. In 1978, a flood killed three lions and set the movie back for several years. This film led to her creating The Roar Foundation, which aimed to take care of animals. She went on to do several low budget roles to support her foundation later on.

For her personal life, it is known that Tippi’s daughter is actress Melanie Griffith whose father is advertising executive Peter Griffith(m. 1952-61). In 1964, she married agent Noel Marshall but they divorced in 1982. Three years later, she married Luis Barrenechea and their marriage lasted until 1995. In 2002, she was engaged to veterinarian Martin Dinnes but they broke up in 2008.


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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Unforgettable2017/Ipre-production
Something Horrible2016completedGeorge Angell (voice)
Cellophanepre-productionInez Supple
The Ghost and The Whale2016Tippi
Return to Babylon2013Mrs. Peabody
Cougar Town2013TV SeriesTippi Hedren
Raising Hope2012TV SeriesNana
Free Samples2012Betty
Jayne Mansfield's Car2012Naomi Caldwell (uncredited)
Batman: The Brave and the Bold2011TV SeriesQueen Hippolyta
Tribute2009TV MovieMrs. Hennessey
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2008TV SeriesKaren Rosenthal
Her Morbid Desires2008VideoGloria
The Boneyard Collection2008
Dead Write2007Minnie
The 44002006TV SeriesLily Moore Tyler
Fashion House2006TV SeriesDoris / Doris Thompson
The Last Confederate: The Story of Robert Adams2005Grandmother Adams
Diamond Zero2005Eleanor Kelly
I Heart Huckabees2004Mary Jane Hutchinson
Mind Rage2004Dr. Wilma Randolph
Raising Genius2004Babe
111 Gramercy Park2003TV MovieMrs. Granville
Julie and Jack2003Julie McNeal
Rose's Garden2003Rose
Dark Wolf2003VideoMary
Searching for Haizmann2003Dr. Michelle Labner
Ice Cream Sundae2001ShortLady
The Nightmare Room2001TV SeriesThe Witch / Tippi Hendren
Tea with Grandma2001ShortRae
Providence2000TV SeriesConstance Hemming
Hollywood Off-Ramp2000TV Series
Bull2000TV SeriesCaitlin Coyle
The Storytellers1999Lillian Glosner
Replacing Dad1999TV MovieDixie
The Darklings1999TV MovieMartha Jackson
Exposé1998
I Woke Up Early the Day I Died1998Maylinda Austed
Break Up1998Mom
Arli$$1998TV Series
Invasion America1998TV SeriesMrs. McAllister
The New Batman Adventures1998TV SeriesDonna Day
Chicago Hope1998TV SeriesAlfreda Perkins
Mulligans!1997ShortDottie
The Guardian1997TV MovieWynn
Adventures from the Book of Virtues1997TV SeriesMadame Sofroni / Molly Mouse
Dream On1994-1996TV SeriesJudith's Mother
Citizen Ruth1996Jessica Weiss
Inevitable Grace1994Dr. Marcia Stevens
Treacherous Beauties1994TV MovieLettie Hollister
The Birds II: Land's End1994TV MovieHelen
Teresa's Tattoo1994Evelyn Hill
Murder, She Wrote1993TV SeriesCatherine Noble
Perry Mason: The Case of the Skin-Deep Scandal1993TV MovieBeverly Courtney
Through the Eyes of a Killer1992TV MovieMrs. Bellano
In the Heat of the Night1991TV SeriesAnnabelle Van Buren
Shadow of a Doubt1991TV MovieMrs. Mathewson
The Bold and the Beautiful1990TV SeriesHelen Maclaine
Pacific Heights1990Florence Peters
In the Cold of the Night1990Clara
Return to Green Acres1990TV MovieArleen
Deadly Spygames1989Chastity
Baby Boom1988TV SeriesLaura Curtis
Hotel1988TV SeriesBarbara Lyman
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1985TV SeriesWaitress (segment "Man from the South")
Tales from the Darkside1984TV SeriesRuth Anderson
Hart to Hart1983TV SeriesLiza Atterton
Foxfire Light1982Elizabeth Morgan
Roar1981Madelaine
Where the Wind Dies1976
The Bionic Woman1976TV SeriesSusan Victor
The Harrad Experiment1973Margaret Tenhausen
Docteur Caraïbes1973TV Series
Mister Kingstreet's War1971Mary Kingstreet
The Courtship of Eddie's Father1970-1971TV SeriesCissy Drummond-Randolph
Satan's Harvest1970Marla Oaks
Tiger by the Tail1970Rita Armstrong
The Man and the Albatross1969Sonia
A Countess from Hong Kong1967Martha Mears
Run for Your Life1965TV SeriesJessica Braden
Kraft Suspense Theatre1965TV SeriesLee Anne Wickheimer
Marnie1964Marnie Edgar (as 'Tippi' Hedren)
The Birds1963Melanie Daniels (as 'Tippi' Hedren)
The Petty Girl1950Ice Box Petty Girl (uncredited)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Roar1981producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Happy Hands2014Documentary short the filmmakers wish to thank
TCM: Twenty Classic Moments2014TV Movie documentary special thanks
House of Good and Evil2013very special thanks
The Girl2012TV Movie thanks
Jayne Mansfield's Car2012the producers wish to thank
All About 'The Birds'2000Video documentary special thanks
The Hand Behind the Mouse: The Ub Iwerks Story1999Documentary special thanks
Birds Past1989Documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
All About 'The Birds'2000Video documentaryHerself
Besuch bei Tippi Hedren2000TV Movie documentaryHerself
Life with Big Cats2000Documentary
Intimate Portrait2000TV Series documentaryHerself
The Trouble with Marnie2000TV Movie documentaryHerself
Internet Love2000Herself
Hitchcock: Shadow of a Genius1999TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Hand Behind the Mouse: The Ub Iwerks Story1999DocumentaryHerself
Reputations1999TV Series documentaryHerself - Actress / Herself
Nature1999TV Series documentaryHerself
The 13th Annual Genesis Awards1999TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Women's Day: The Making of a Bill1998Documentary short
The 9th Annual Genesis Awards1995TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Hitchcock: Alfred the Great1994TV Movie documentaryHerself
La fièvre de l'après-midi1994TV SeriesHerself
Vicki!1992TV SeriesHerself
The 9th Annual American Cinema Awards1992TV SpecialHerself
The Horror Hall of Fame II1991TV MovieHerself
One on One with John Tesh1991TV SeriesHerself
Un dia és un dia1990TV SeriesHerself
The Grand Opening of Universal Studios New Theme Park Attraction Gala1990TV MovieHerself
7th Annual American Cinema Awards1990TV SpecialHerself
Fourth Annual Genesis Awards1990TV SpecialHerself
The 61st Annual Academy Awards1989TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
The 2nd Annual American Comedy Awards1988TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
The 44th Annual Golden Globe Awards1987TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
Hitchcock: il brividio del genio1986TV Movie documentaryHerself
Hour Magazine1985TV SeriesHerself
Our Time1985TV SeriesHerself
Today1984-1985TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Cinéma cinémas1984TV Series documentaryHerself
Barbara Woodhouse Goes to Beverly Hills1981TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 1980 Sci-Fi Awards1980TV SpecialHerself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Alfred Hitchcock1979TV Special documentaryHerself
You Don't Say1967TV SeriesHerself
Gypsy1967TV SeriesHerself
Late Show London1966TV SeriesHerself
Crossword1966TV MovieHerself
The Bob Hope Show1965TV SeriesHerself
I'll Bet1965TV SeriesHerself
That Regis Philbin Show1965TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1964TV SeriesHerself
Mansfield 66/672017Documentary post-productionHerself
Rod Taylor: Pulling No Punches2016DocumentaryHerself
Entertainment Tonight2007-2015TV SeriesHerself
The What? Series2014TV Series documentaryHerself
Inside Edition1996-2014TV Series documentaryHerself
Happy Hands2014Documentary shortHerself
The Nicole Barrett Show2014TV SeriesHerself
Give Me Shelter2014DocumentaryAnimal Advocate
Home & Family2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Vanity Fair: Decades2013TV Mini-Series shortHerself
Indie Cinema Showcase2013TV SeriesHerself - Special Guest
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHerself
Saving America's Horses: A Nation Betrayed2012DocumentaryHerself
Whiskey and Apple Pie: A Journey Across America2012DocumentaryHerself
Daybreak2012TV SeriesHerself
Carol Channing: Larger Than Life2012DocumentaryHerself
25th Annual Genesis Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
Making Burros Fly2010DocumentaryHerself
An Unbelievable Life: The Launch Event2010Herself
Loose Women2010TV SeriesHerself
24th Annual Genesis Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
Legenden2009TV Series documentaryHerself - Actress
The Florence Henderson Show2009TV SeriesHerself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2007TV SeriesHerself
Gala Tribute AFI's 40th Anniversary2007TV MovieHerself - Speaker
Your Mommy Kills Animals!2007DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
Once Upon a Time in the South: Behind 'The Last Confederate'2007Video documentary shortHerself
Land of the Free with Tippi Hedren2007Documentary shortHerself
The 21st Annual Genesis Awards2007VideoHerself
Where Are They Now2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Sean Connery2006TV SpecialHerself
Animal People: The Humane Movement in America2006DocumentaryHerself
The World's Greatest Actor2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
Corazón de...2005TV SeriesHerself
Biography1997-2005TV Series documentaryHerself
Hollywood Beat2005TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Hollywood Legenden2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2004TV Series documentaryHerself
Hollywood's Creepiest Creatures2004TV MovieHerself
The Making of Roar2004Video documentary shortHerself
This Morning2003TV SeriesHerself
Sean Connery, an Intimate Portrait2002DocumentaryHerself
Screen Tests of the Stars2002DocumentaryHerself - Interviewee
Leute heute2002TV Series documentaryHerself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies2001TV Special documentaryHerself
Animal Action2001TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra2015TV SeriesHerself
Ok! TV2015TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHerself
Talking Pictures2015TV Series documentaryMarnie Edgar / Melanie Daniels / Herself
Birdemic: Shock and Terror2010Julie McNeal (as Ms. Tippi Hedren)
Memòries de la tele2009TV SeriesHerself
Double Take2009DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
Cannes, 60 ans d'histoires2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
Cinema mil2005TV SeriesHerself
Replica2005
Sharon Stone - Una mujer de 100 caras1998TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
The Horror Show1979TV Movie documentary
The Dick Cavett Show1972TV SeriesMelanie Daniels

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010Lifetime Achievement AwardGenesis Awards
2008LA Femme Filmmaker AwardLA Femme International Film FestivalThespian Award
2003Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 30 January 2003. At 7060 Hollywood Blvd.
2002Short Film AwardNew York International Independent Film & Video FestivalBest ActressTea with Grandma (2001)
2000Best ActressMethod FestShort FilmMulligans! (1997)
1964Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USAMost Promising Newcomer - FemaleThe Birds (1963)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1964Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Female New Face

TitleSalary
Marnie (1964)$600 /per week
The Birds (1963)$500 per week

#Fact
1Daughter of Bernard (June 13, 1893-April 1, 1979) and Dorothea (née Eckhardt) Hedren (July 14, 1899-October 30, 1994). Both were born and raised in Minnesota.
2Younger sister of Patricia "Patty" Davis (b. March 31, 1926).
3She turned down a cameo role in The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990) that starred her daughter Melanie Griffith, because she had just done a cameo role in another film of Melanie's titled Pacific Heights (1990), and she didn't want to appear in all of her daughter's films, only on special occasion.
4Aunt of Robert Hanzlik (b. October 8, 1954) via her sister Patty.
5The June 11, 1969, and also Aug. 20, editions of Variety, in its Hollywood Production Pulse column, shows Tippi Hedren starring with Richard Crenna and Robert Conrad in the movie Seven Against Kansas, directed by David Friedkin, which started filming June 10, 1969, in Almeria, Spain. No evidence if the film was ever completed.
6Her commonly reported birth year was 1935 until she came out with her real age in the mid-'00s.
7Director Sean Baker considered casting Tippi and her real-life granddaughter Dakota Johnson together in his film Starlet (2012) before deciding on Besedka Johnson and Dree Hemingway.
8Dropped out of the film House of Good and Evil (2013) at the last minute because of illness. Her part was recast with actress Marietta Marich.
9Was directed by 5 Academy Awards winners: Alfred Hitchcock(he won the Irving Thalberg Memorial Award, thus qualifying him as an Academy Award winner); Charles Chaplin, John Schlesinger, Alexander Payne and Billy Bob Thornton(he left her scenes on the cutting room floor in Jayne Mansfield's Car (2012)).
10In the biographical movie The Girl (2012), Tippi (played by Sienna Miller) explained to Alfred Hitchcock (played by Toby Jones) that "Tippi" is a nickname for "Tupsa", meaning "little girl" or "sweetheart".
11She turned down the starring role in Eye of the Cat (1969) which was later played by Gayle Hunnicutt.
12Is a fan of actor Johnny Depp and named one of her house cats after him. Even though, she hasn't met him, her then son-in-law Antonio Banderas acted with him in Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003), and her grand daughter Dakota Johnson appeared in two films with him, 21 Jump Street (2012) and Black Mass (2015).
13Met President John F. Kennedy once, when he was on vacation, as she was, in the South of France. Later, she was driving to her horse-riding lesson in preparation for her role in Marnie (1964), when she learned about the President's assassination. She said that she was "stunned, and very angry", that the assassination could have happened.
14Actress Sienna Miller portrayed her in the cable movie, The Girl (2012), which dealt with Tippi's three years with Alfred Hitchcock. She told Miller to portray her as strong, since she rejected Hitchcock's advances, even though it meant the end of her career as a leading lady. She said she was happy with Miller's portrayal.
15She was supposed to play the leads in Bedtime Story (1964) (opposite David Niven and Marlon Brando), Mirage (1965) (opposite Gregory Peck and Walter Matthau), and Fahrenheit 451 (1966) (opposite Oskar Werner), but Hitchcock told the directors and producers that she wasn't available to work with them. Shirley Jones, Diane Baker, and Julie Christie eventually played the parts she was considered for.
16Bridget Fonda, who played her daughter in the straight-to-cable film Break Up (1998), gushed to her about how she had watched Marnie (1964) "a million times".
17In most of her films (and in all of her films before 1982 except Tiger by the Tail (1970), her character's name starts with an M: "Melanie Daniels" in The Birds (1963), "Marnie Edgar" in Marnie (1964), "Martha Mears" in A Countess from Hong Kong (1967), "Marla Oaks" in Satan's Harvest (1970), "Mary Kingstreet" in Mister Kingstreet's War (1971), "Margaret Tenhausen" in The Harrad Experiment (1973), "Madelaine" in Roar (1981), "Marcia Stevens" in Inevitable Grace (1994), "Maylinda Austed" in I Woke Up Early the Day I Died (1998), "Martha" in The Darklings (1999), "Michelle Labner" in Searching for Haizmann (2003), "Mary" in Dark Wolf (2003), "Mary Jane" in I Heart Huckabees (2004), and "Minnie" in Dead Write (2007).
18Of all her films, Marnie (1964) continues to be her favorite film, because of the complex title character. This is even more telling, considering all the problems that reportedly took place during the filming, which spelled the end of her professional relationship with the film's director Alfred Hitchcock, as well as the mixed critical reception and the indifferent box office results upon the film's release.
19Found it touching when Sean Connery, her leading man from Marnie (1964), publicly said that she was underrated while almost everyone in Hollywood was overrated.
20Requested director Alfred Hitchcock to give her the fur coat that she wore in The Birds (1963), and he graciously gave it to her but charged it to the production company. Eventually, she stopped wearing fur after she became an animal rights activist.
21One of her favorite sweet treats is Marnie's red velvet cake, which she named after her character from the film of the same name Marnie (1964). She graciously provided the recipe for this three-layer cake to a website called high-societea.com, which specializes in articles on tea and accompanying treats.
22Attended Suzanne Pleshette's funeral in 2008. They starred together in The Birds (1963).
23British neo-progressive band Landmarq have a song titled "Tippi Hedren" on their 1992 album "Solitary Witness".
24Her performance as Melanie Daniels in The Birds (1963) is ranked #86 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
25She met with Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville for the final time in London, England, in 1966, while she was filming Charles Chaplin's last film, A Countess from Hong Kong (1967). They took her to tea at Claridge's. The atmosphere was tense because she knew Hitchcock was upset that she had been cast in what was expected to be a big film, and he was unable to hide his bitterness.
26Has a sister named Patty Davis.
27Friend of Linda Blair, Rod Taylor and Diane McBain.
28Her store owner father, Bernard Hedren, was of Swedish descent, and her school teacher mother, Dorathea (Eckhardt), was of half German and half Norwegian ancestry.
29Operates an exotic animal sanctuary which prompted her testimony in February 2005 in Riverside Superior Court. Hedren made a complaint regarding animal cruelty by a tiger rescuer and was told by U.S. Department of Agriculture that there were not enough inspectors to respond to her complaint. She eventually made room for a lion rather than have it go to the rescuer. She stated she felt like she was walking through a trash dump.
30Former mother-in-law of Steven Bauer, Don Johnson and Antonio Banderas.
31Grandmother of Alexander Bauer, Dakota Johnson, and Stella Banderas.
32Alfred Hitchcock saw her in a 1962 commercial aired during the Today (1952) show and cast her in The Birds (1963). In the commercial for a diet drink, she is seen walking down a street and a man whistles at her slim, attractive figure, and she turns her head with an acknowledging smile. In the opening scene of The Birds (1963), the same thing happens as she walks toward the bird shop. This was an inside joke by Hitchcock.
33Received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on January 30, 2003.
34Her first television commercial was for a cigarette brand in the early 1950s. She learned to smoke for the commercial, because she felt viewers would know if she was faking it. Her smoking habit lasted for 15 years until her daughter, actress Melanie Griffith, then 10 years old, came to her after a school health lecture and begged her to stop.
35Participated in panel at University of Illinois on "Hitchcock, Women and Terror", October 2001.
36Lobbying for passage of Shambala Wild Animal Protection Act.
37She named one of her housecats after Sean Connery, her co-star in Marnie (1964).
38Tried to be a vegetarian but it didn't work out for her.
39Director Alfred Hitchcock unsuccessfully pursued a relationship with her during the filming of Marnie (1964).
40Presides over The Roar Foundation, an animal preserve outside of Los Angeles.
41Gave birth to her only child at age 27, a daughter Melanie Griffith on August 9, 1957. Child's father was her 1st ex-husband, Peter Griffith.
42At the end of shooting Mister Kingstreet's War (1971), she discovered that the big cats used in the production had no place to go and would likely languish in small cages. This prompted her to obtain a parcel of land on her own to establish a home with a natural setting for retired big cats. She named it Shambala and it exists to this day.

#Quote
1[In 2016] My marriages were all good - until they weren't. But I got something good out of each of them. My first husband Peter Griffith was younger than me and I've never understood why I married him but he gave me Melanie Griffith. My second husband Noel Marshall gave me my love of animals. My third husband Luis Barrenechea was everything I wanted in a man, except that he was an alcoholic and that was unbearable. I'd love to have a man in my life and to go on dates but I'll never marry again. I like living alone. I'm vain and I'm also selfish. Who would want that in a woman?
2[on working on the set of The Birds (1963)] One of the ravens was so sweet that Ray [Ray Berwick] wouldn't teach him all the bad things to do, like peck people and dive-bomb. That raven became my buddy. He'd come up and sit in my dressing room on the set, play with my makeup, and throw it on the floor. I'd walk around on the set with him on my shoulders.
3[2014, on what it's like being a matriarch of an acting dynasty] It's funny that nobody in of all my ancestors was interested in any of the dramatic arts. None of them. It started with me, then my gorgeous daughter Melanie Griffith, and now my granddaughter Dakota Johnson. Now, we are wondering what my other granddaughter Stella Banderas is going to be doing. She's very cerebral. I would be very anxious to see what happens to her.
4When you do a love scene with someone in a movie, you have cameras and lights surrounding you. It's not very romantic, especially considering what I was going through. A lot of people have asked me whether or not I had a fling with Sean Connery during the filming of Marnie (1964), and the answer is no. Marnie was so frigid and cold that she screamed when a man came near her. If I had strong feelings for him in real life, it would have shown through my eyes in the film. I was too dedicated to acting. So, no, I don't really know what it's like to kiss Sean Connery.
5They called and asked what I thought about a remake of The Birds (1963) and I thought: 'Why would you do that? Why?' I mean, can't we find new stories, new things to do?
6[In 2006, when asked whether she can watch The Birds (1963) and Marnie (1964) and separate herself from the experience of making them] I can do that now and it is quite a relief, actually. I can look at it and think "She did a good job!" There were years where I would see things and wish I could do them over but now I can just watch them.
7It is interesting because some of the critics who really panned [Marnie (1964)] when it came out see it again and it is like they are reviewing an entirely different movie. I think a lot of it was that all those years ago, people were not aware of how a trauma being inflicted upon a child can affect what happens to them as an adult if it isn't properly dealt with. I think there were multiple reasons why they didn't like it. For some reason, the painted backdrops really bothered people forty years ago - that was a big deal for some reason with the critics. I kept thinking "So what, it's a movie!"
8[on working with Sean Connery, her leading man in Marnie (1964)] He was just fabulous, a consummate actor with a great sense of humor. He was practicing his golf swing all the time - a rather profound golfer. We honored him on June 8, 2006, at the American Film Institute. They asked me to speak about him, which was great fun. It was one of the most wonderful evenings.
9[on being offered the title role in Marnie (1964) by Alfred Hitchcock] I was stunned. I was amazed that he would offer me this incredible role and that he would have that kind of faith in me . . . I thought Marnie was an extremely interesting role to play and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
10For years, directors and producers came up to me and said they'd wanted me for a role, but [Alfred Hitchcock] wouldn't allow it. The worst was when I found out that François Truffaut had wanted to cast me. I'd never heard a word about it. That one hurt.
11My advice to anyone contemplating acting as a profession is to be independently wealthy or have another vocation as a backup. [Melanie Griffith] and [Antonio Banderas] are well set, but most actors make a pittance.
12[on 3/1/05, when asked which is her favorite of the Alfred Hitchcock films she starred in] I think Marnie (1964). They were both so different that it's kind of hard to figure out which, but The Birds (1963) was sort of a chase. All of the Hitchcock films have a mystery to them and that sort of thing, but the personality of Marnie was so intriguing. She was really - poor Marnie.
13[on Alfred Hitchcock] To be the object of somebody's obsession is a really awful feeling when you can't return it.

#Trademark
1Deep sultry voice
2Voluptuous figure
3An unaffected, icy mid-period "Hitchcock blond"

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