Tippi insists that despite her experience with Hitchcock, her view of the industry was not poisoned forever – indeed, she wholeheartedly supported daughter Melanie Griffiths’ decision to pursue an acting career.‘I have to explain.
When I was under contract to him, I was in the studio system.
Much to Tippi Hedren's surprise, real birds were used during the filming Ultimately though, Hitchcock went on to personify the casting couch.
'He ruined my career but he couldn't ruin my life' Actress Tippi Hedren, 82, revealed Alfred Hitchcock's unhealthy obsession ended her film career - but she would never have given in thanks to her moral upbringing Hitchcock spotted the blonde in an advert, where Tippi says she had been given a rare opportunity to portray a character and a storyline, instead of the usual ad style of the era where actresses would simply hold up a product.‘I was under contract with Hitchcock before I even met him,’ she said.
‘They wouldn’t tell me anything about the film, or who was working on it.
This is nothing new, nor is it limited to the entertainment industry,' Hedren said.
'I dealt with sexual harassment all the time, during my modeling and film career. 'However, I wasn't going to take it anymore, so I simply walked away and didn't look back.
Dakota Johnson holds hands with her mom Melanie Griffith while walking through the snow-filled streets on Tuesday afternoon (December 26) in Aspen, Col.
The Griffith-Johnson family always spends the holidays in Aspen and Melanie was spotted doing some shopping with her friend Goldie Hawn just the other day.Now 82, she spends her days running Shambala, an 80-acre game reserve she founded on the edge of the Mojave desert.Three times married and divorced, the mother of the actress Melanie Griffith is still elegant and self-assured, talking matter-of-factly and seemingly without rancour, of the mental and physical torture the famed director inflicted on her.Indeed, when Hitchcock called ‘cut’ and the cameras stopped rolling, the behind-the-scenes drama that unfolded between the director and the then 33-year-old actress was as dark as some of Hitchcock’s movies.The director was more than just enamoured with the young star – he was obsessed.There were no laws against it then, but if it had happened now I’d be a very rich woman because of sexual harassment laws.” She laughs. “I wanted to make sure she understood where I was coming from,” she says.