Tippi Hedren in a promotional photo for The Birds, 1963.

Tippi Hedren in a promotional photo for The Birds, 1963.

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…

Rugged & Fancy | Blog - Edith Head dress on Tippi Hedren

Rugged & Fancy | Blog - Edith Head dress on Tippi Hedren

"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 - 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. 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.

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 at home with her pet cheetah Pharaoh

Tippi Hedren at home with her pet cheetah Pharaoh

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

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

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.

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tippi hedren publicity shot birds

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Star of Hitchcock's most terrifying film - Birds - Tippi Hedren

Star of Hitchcock's most terrifying film - Birds - Tippi Hedren

1000+ images about Tippi Hedren on Pinterest | Tippi hedren ...

1000+ images about Tippi Hedren on Pinterest | Tippi hedren ...

Tippi Hedren - The Birds (1963). No matter how many times I see it, this movie still gives me chills!

Tippi Hedren - The Birds (1963). No matter how many times I see it, this movie still gives me chills!

Alfred Hitchcock & Tippi Hedren - Publicity Shot for "The Birds" 1963

Alfred Hitchcock & Tippi Hedren - Publicity Shot for "The Birds" 1963

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