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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
Unforgettable 2017/I pre-production
Something Horrible 2016 completed George Angell (voice)
Cellophane pre-production Inez Supple
The Ghost and The Whale 2016 Tippi
Return to Babylon 2013 Mrs. Peabody
Cougar Town 2013 TV Series Tippi Hedren
Raising Hope 2012 TV Series Nana
Free Samples 2012 Betty
Jayne Mansfield's Car 2012 Naomi Caldwell (uncredited)
Batman: The Brave and the Bold 2011 TV Series Queen Hippolyta
Tribute 2009 TV Movie Mrs. Hennessey
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2008 TV Series Karen Rosenthal
Her Morbid Desires 2008 Video Gloria
The Boneyard Collection 2008
Dead Write 2007 Minnie
The 4400 2006 TV Series Lily Moore Tyler
Fashion House 2006 TV Series Doris / Doris Thompson
The Last Confederate: The Story of Robert Adams 2005 Grandmother Adams
Diamond Zero 2005 Eleanor Kelly
I Heart Huckabees 2004 Mary Jane Hutchinson
Mind Rage 2004 Dr. Wilma Randolph
Raising Genius 2004 Babe
111 Gramercy Park 2003 TV Movie Mrs. Granville
Julie and Jack 2003 Julie McNeal
Rose's Garden 2003 Rose
Dark Wolf 2003 Video Mary
Searching for Haizmann 2003 Dr. Michelle Labner
Ice Cream Sundae 2001 Short Lady
The Nightmare Room 2001 TV Series The Witch / Tippi Hendren
Tea with Grandma 2001 Short Rae
Providence 2000 TV Series Constance Hemming
Hollywood Off-Ramp 2000 TV Series
Bull 2000 TV Series Caitlin Coyle
The Storytellers 1999 Lillian Glosner
Replacing Dad 1999 TV Movie Dixie
The Darklings 1999 TV Movie Martha Jackson
Exposé 1998
I Woke Up Early the Day I Died 1998 Maylinda Austed
Break Up 1998 Mom
Arli$$ 1998 TV Series
Invasion America 1998 TV Series Mrs. McAllister
The New Batman Adventures 1998 TV Series Donna Day
Chicago Hope 1998 TV Series Alfreda Perkins
Mulligans! 1997 Short Dottie
The Guardian 1997 TV Movie Wynn
Adventures from the Book of Virtues 1997 TV Series Madame Sofroni / Molly Mouse
Dream On 1994-1996 TV Series Judith's Mother
Citizen Ruth 1996 Jessica Weiss
Inevitable Grace 1994 Dr. Marcia Stevens
Treacherous Beauties 1994 TV Movie Lettie Hollister
The Birds II: Land's End 1994 TV Movie Helen
Teresa's Tattoo 1994 Evelyn Hill
Murder, She Wrote 1993 TV Series Catherine Noble
Perry Mason: The Case of the Skin-Deep Scandal 1993 TV Movie Beverly Courtney
Through the Eyes of a Killer 1992 TV Movie Mrs. Bellano
In the Heat of the Night 1991 TV Series Annabelle Van Buren
Shadow of a Doubt 1991 TV Movie Mrs. Mathewson
The Bold and the Beautiful 1990 TV Series Helen Maclaine
Pacific Heights 1990 Florence Peters
In the Cold of the Night 1990 Clara
Return to Green Acres 1990 TV Movie Arleen
Deadly Spygames 1989 Chastity
Baby Boom 1988 TV Series Laura Curtis
Hotel 1988 TV Series Barbara Lyman
Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1985 TV Series Waitress (segment "Man from the South")
Tales from the Darkside 1984 TV Series Ruth Anderson
Hart to Hart 1983 TV Series Liza Atterton
Foxfire Light 1982 Elizabeth Morgan
Roar 1981 Madelaine
Where the Wind Dies 1976
The Bionic Woman 1976 TV Series Susan Victor
The Harrad Experiment 1973 Margaret Tenhausen
Docteur Caraïbes 1973 TV Series
Mister Kingstreet's War 1971 Mary Kingstreet
The Courtship of Eddie's Father 1970-1971 TV Series Cissy Drummond-Randolph
Satan's Harvest 1970 Marla Oaks
Tiger by the Tail 1970 Rita Armstrong
The Man and the Albatross 1969 Sonia
A Countess from Hong Kong 1967 Martha Mears
Run for Your Life 1965 TV Series Jessica Braden
Kraft Suspense Theatre 1965 TV Series Lee Anne Wickheimer
Marnie 1964 Marnie Edgar (as 'Tippi' Hedren)
The Birds 1963 Melanie Daniels (as 'Tippi' Hedren)
The Petty Girl 1950 Ice Box Petty Girl (uncredited)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Roar 1981 producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Happy Hands 2014 Documentary short the filmmakers wish to thank
TCM: Twenty Classic Moments 2014 TV Movie documentary special thanks
House of Good and Evil 2013 very special thanks
The Girl 2012 TV Movie thanks
Jayne Mansfield's Car 2012 the producers wish to thank
All About 'The Birds' 2000 Video documentary special thanks
The Hand Behind the Mouse: The Ub Iwerks Story 1999 Documentary special thanks
Birds Past 1989 Documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
All About 'The Birds' 2000 Video documentary Herself
Besuch bei Tippi Hedren 2000 TV Movie documentary Herself
Life with Big Cats 2000 Documentary
Intimate Portrait 2000 TV Series documentary Herself
The Trouble with Marnie 2000 TV Movie documentary Herself
Internet Love 2000 Herself
Hitchcock: Shadow of a Genius 1999 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Hand Behind the Mouse: The Ub Iwerks Story 1999 Documentary Herself
Reputations 1999 TV Series documentary Herself - Actress / Herself
Nature 1999 TV Series documentary Herself
The 13th Annual Genesis Awards 1999 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Women's Day: The Making of a Bill 1998 Documentary short
The 9th Annual Genesis Awards 1995 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Hitchcock: Alfred the Great 1994 TV Movie documentary Herself
La fièvre de l'après-midi 1994 TV Series Herself
Vicki! 1992 TV Series Herself
The 9th Annual American Cinema Awards 1992 TV Special Herself
The Horror Hall of Fame II 1991 TV Movie Herself
One on One with John Tesh 1991 TV Series Herself
Un dia és un dia 1990 TV Series Herself
The Grand Opening of Universal Studios New Theme Park Attraction Gala 1990 TV Movie Herself
7th Annual American Cinema Awards 1990 TV Special Herself
Fourth Annual Genesis Awards 1990 TV Special Herself
The 61st Annual Academy Awards 1989 TV Special Herself - Audience Member
The 2nd Annual American Comedy Awards 1988 TV Special Herself - Audience Member
The 44th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1987 TV Special Herself - Audience Member
Hitchcock: il brividio del genio 1986 TV Movie documentary Herself
Hour Magazine 1985 TV Series Herself
Our Time 1985 TV Series Herself
Today 1984-1985 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
Cinéma cinémas 1984 TV Series documentary Herself
Barbara Woodhouse Goes to Beverly Hills 1981 TV Movie documentary Herself
The 1980 Sci-Fi Awards 1980 TV Special Herself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Alfred Hitchcock 1979 TV Special documentary Herself
You Don't Say 1967 TV Series Herself
Gypsy 1967 TV Series Herself
Late Show London 1966 TV Series Herself
Crossword 1966 TV Movie Herself
The Bob Hope Show 1965 TV Series Herself
I'll Bet 1965 TV Series Herself
That Regis Philbin Show 1965 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1964 TV Series Herself
Mansfield 66/67 2017 Documentary post-production Herself
Rod Taylor: Pulling No Punches 2016 Documentary Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2007-2015 TV Series Herself
The What? Series 2014 TV Series documentary Herself
Inside Edition 1996-2014 TV Series documentary Herself
Happy Hands 2014 Documentary short Herself
The Nicole Barrett Show 2014 TV Series Herself
Give Me Shelter 2014 Documentary Animal Advocate
Home & Family 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
Vanity Fair: Decades 2013 TV Mini-Series short Herself
Indie Cinema Showcase 2013 TV Series Herself - Special Guest
Good Day L.A. 2013 TV Series Herself
Saving America's Horses: A Nation Betrayed 2012 Documentary Herself
Whiskey and Apple Pie: A Journey Across America 2012 Documentary Herself
Daybreak 2012 TV Series Herself
Carol Channing: Larger Than Life 2012 Documentary Herself
25th Annual Genesis Awards 2011 TV Special Herself
Making Burros Fly 2010 Documentary Herself
An Unbelievable Life: The Launch Event 2010 Herself
Loose Women 2010 TV Series Herself
24th Annual Genesis Awards 2010 TV Special Herself
Legenden 2009 TV Series documentary Herself - Actress
The Florence Henderson Show 2009 TV Series Herself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2007 TV Series Herself
Gala Tribute AFI's 40th Anniversary 2007 TV Movie Herself - Speaker
Your Mommy Kills Animals! 2007 Documentary Herself (uncredited)
Once Upon a Time in the South: Behind 'The Last Confederate' 2007 Video documentary short Herself
Land of the Free with Tippi Hedren 2007 Documentary short Herself
The 21st Annual Genesis Awards 2007 Video Herself
Where Are They Now 2006 TV Series Herself - Guest
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Sean Connery 2006 TV Special Herself
Animal People: The Humane Movement in America 2006 Documentary Herself
The World's Greatest Actor 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself
Corazón de... 2005 TV Series Herself
Biography 1997-2005 TV Series documentary Herself
Hollywood Beat 2005 TV Series Herself - Guest
Hollywood Legenden 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself
E! True Hollywood Story 2004 TV Series documentary Herself
Hollywood's Creepiest Creatures 2004 TV Movie Herself
The Making of Roar 2004 Video documentary short Herself
This Morning 2003 TV Series Herself
Sean Connery, an Intimate Portrait 2002 Documentary Herself
Screen Tests of the Stars 2002 Documentary Herself - Interviewee
Leute heute 2002 TV Series documentary Herself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies 2001 TV Special documentary Herself
Animal Action 2001 TV Series Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra 2015 TV Series Herself
Ok! TV 2015 TV Series Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2015 TV Series Herself
Talking Pictures 2015 TV Series documentary Marnie Edgar / Melanie Daniels / Herself
Birdemic: Shock and Terror 2010 Julie McNeal (as Ms. Tippi Hedren)
Memòries de la tele 2009 TV Series Herself
Double Take 2009 Documentary Herself (uncredited)
Cannes, 60 ans d'histoires 2007 TV Movie documentary Herself
Cinema mil 2005 TV Series Herself
Replica 2005
Sharon Stone - Una mujer de 100 caras 1998 TV Movie documentary Herself (uncredited)
The Horror Show 1979 TV Movie documentary
The Dick Cavett Show 1972 TV Series Melanie Daniels

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 Lifetime Achievement Award Genesis Awards
2008 LA Femme Filmmaker Award LA Femme International Film Festival Thespian Award
2003 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 30 January 2003. At 7060 Hollywood Blvd.
2002 Short Film Award New York International Independent Film & Video Festival Best Actress Tea with Grandma (2001)
2000 Best Actress Method Fest Short Film Mulligans! (1997)
1964 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Most Promising Newcomer - Female The Birds (1963)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1964 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Female New Face

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

#Fact
1 Daughter 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.
2 Younger sister of Patricia "Patty" Davis (b. March 31, 1926).
3 She 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.
4 Aunt of Robert Hanzlik (b. October 8, 1954) via her sister Patty.
5 The 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.
6 Her commonly reported birth year was 1935 until she came out with her real age in the mid-'00s.
7 Director 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.
8 Dropped 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.
9 Was 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)).
10 In 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".
11 She turned down the starring role in Eye of the Cat (1969) which was later played by Gayle Hunnicutt.
12 Is 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).
13 Met 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.
14 Actress 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.
15 She 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.
16 Bridget 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".
17 In 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).
18 Of 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.
19 Found it touching when Sean Connery, her leading man from Marnie (1964), publicly said that she was underrated while almost everyone in Hollywood was overrated.
20 Requested 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.
21 One 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.
22 Attended Suzanne Pleshette's funeral in 2008. They starred together in The Birds (1963).
23 British neo-progressive band Landmarq have a song titled "Tippi Hedren" on their 1992 album "Solitary Witness".
24 Her performance as Melanie Daniels in The Birds (1963) is ranked #86 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
25 She 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.
26 Has a sister named Patty Davis.
27 Friend of Linda Blair, Rod Taylor and Diane McBain.
28 Her store owner father, Bernard Hedren, was of Swedish descent, and her school teacher mother, Dorathea (Eckhardt), was of half German and half Norwegian ancestry.
29 Operates 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.
30 Former mother-in-law of Steven Bauer, Don Johnson and Antonio Banderas.
31 Grandmother of Alexander Bauer, Dakota Johnson, and Stella Banderas.
32 Alfred 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.
33 Received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on January 30, 2003.
34 Her 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.
35 Participated in panel at University of Illinois on "Hitchcock, Women and Terror", October 2001.
36 Lobbying for passage of Shambala Wild Animal Protection Act.
37 She named one of her housecats after Sean Connery, her co-star in Marnie (1964).
38 Tried to be a vegetarian but it didn't work out for her.
39 Director Alfred Hitchcock unsuccessfully pursued a relationship with her during the filming of Marnie (1964).
40 Presides over The Roar Foundation, an animal preserve outside of Los Angeles.
41 Gave 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.
42 At 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.
4 When 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.
5 They 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.
7 It 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.
10 For 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.
11 My 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
1 Deep sultry voice
2 Voluptuous figure
3 An unaffected, icy mid-period "Hitchcock blond"
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