Tippi Hedren

Biography: From working for (Best Director) Hitchcock, to a movie written by (Worst Director) Ed Wood: Tippi Hedren, the Minnesota girl of Scandinavian descent, has had a fabulous career. Tippi was working as a New York fashion model when she married her first husband, Peter Griffith, in 1952 (married until 1961). They had a daughter, Melanie Griffith, on August 9, 1957. Alfred Hitchcock discovered Tippi, the pretty cover girl, while viewing a commercial on NBC's "Today Show" and summoned her to Hollywood under personal contract; he cast her in "The Birds." In a cover article about the movie in Look magazine (Dec. 4, 1962) Hitchcock praised her; he also told Associated Press: "Tippi Hedren is really remarkable. She's already reaching the lows and highs of terror." Tippi's performance in the film earned her a Golden Globe award. Her next film was "Marnie" (1964). That year she married her second husband, Noel Marshall (married until 1982). Tippi continued to appear in many different movies, playing a variety of roles. "Roar" (1981), a movie which she starred in and produced, seemed to be a turning point in her life; she became actively involved in animal rights, as well as a wide variety of humanitarian and environmental causes. She married her third husband, Luis Barrenecha in 1985. Tippi has devoted much time and effort to charitable causes: she is a volunteer International Relief Coordinator for "Food for the Hungry." Tippi traveled worldwide to set up relief programs following earthquakes, hurricanes, famine and war. Tippi has received numerous awards for her efforts, including the "Humanitarian Award" presented to her by the B'hai Faith. As for animal causes, Tippi is founder and President of "The Roar Foundation." Onscreen, Tippi continues to work frequently in motion pictures, theatre and TV. She appeared in "I Woke Up Early the Day I Died" (1998), finally bringing to the big screen the last screenplay written by the late Ed Wood in 1974, (and featuring Vampira and Conrad Brooks, just about the only surviving members of Ed Wood's stock company). Tippi's contributions to world cinema have been honored with Life Achievement awards in France at The Beauvais Film Festival Cinemalia 1994, and in Spain by The Fundacion Municipal De Cine in 1995. In 1999, Tippi was honored as "Woman of Vision" by Women in Film and Video in Washington, D.C., and received the Presidential Medal for her work in film from Hofstra University. Collapse

Tippi Hedren's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 51
Highest Metascore: 67 Carol Channing: Larger Than Life
Lowest Metascore: 14 I Woke Up Early the Day I Died
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
6 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
48 Jayne Mansfield's Car Sep 13, 2013 Naomi Caldwell / Naomi Caldwell 7.5
53 Free Samples May 31, 2013 Betty 6.0
63 Saving America's Horses: A Nation Betrayed Nov 26, 2012 Herself 10
67 Carol Channing: Larger Than Life Jan 20, 2012 Herself 8.5
tbd The Last Confederate: The Story of Robert Adams Jun 8, 2007 Grandmother Adams 7.7
14 I Woke Up Early the Day I Died Sep 3, 1999 Maylinda Austed 5.4
64 Citizen Ruth Dec 13, 1996 Jessica Weiss 5.0