From Alfred Hitchock’s The Birds to the making of Roar, one of the most controversial movies of all time, Tippi Hedren has had few dull moments, yet she has never told the full tale of her astonishing life in her own words—until now.
In Tippi, she details her rise from humble beginnings to becoming the matriarch of a Hollywood dynasty that includes her daughter Melanie Griffith and granddaughter Dakota Johnson. Here Tippi shares the entire story of her complicated relationship with Hitchcock. Going behind the scenes, she details how her uncompromising spirit finally gave her the courage to break away from Hitchcock’s controlling behavior. Difficult as her experiences with Hitchcock were, they nearly paled in comparison to her time on the set of Roar when a seemingly simple movie evolved into one of the most dangerous film productions of all time. And yet, through it all, Tippi shows how her career and life have continued to embody her unwavering devotion—to her daughter Melanie, to her animal-rights activism, and to her art.
Filled with sixteen pages of beautiful photos, Tippi is a rare look at a private woman’s truly remarkable life.
Tippi Hedren is an actress and an activist for animal rights, as well as a recognized humanitarian for her efforts with and dedication to the women of Vietnam, helping to create a multibillion-dollar manicuring industry. She has appeared in over thirty-five television projects and more than forty-five films, including the starring roles in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds and Marnie, and Roar. She also appeared in Charlie Chaplin’s last film, A Countess from Hong Kong, making her the only actress to have worked with both great directors. She is the founder of the Shambala Preserve, a wild-animal sanctuary. She lives in Acton, California.