Tippi Hedren's birthday: Actress, 93, is 'devoted' grandma, mends relationship with daughter
ACTON, CALIFORNIA: Legendary Hollywood actress Tippi Hedren has just turned 93! The former star may be living her best life away from the cameras, but her legacy continues to live on- not just with her body of work, but also in her children and grandchildren. She is mother to Melanie Griffith and grandmother to Dakota Johnson, both established and successful actresses in their own right. With her loving family always supportive and by her side, there is no doubt that Hedren will be surrounded by those she loves and treasures for her milestone birthday.
It was only a month ago when Griffith had posted a sweet picture with her Hitchcock heroine mother on Instagram. The pair were seen embracing each other on a couch with cushions as Griffith expressed gratefulness for her mother’s presence in her life. “Thankful that my Mom is still here with us,” she captioned the post. However, their relationship was not always as smooth sailing as it is now. Amomama reports that following Hedrens’ divorce from Griffith’s father, she moved with her daughter to New York, which had led to a strained relationship.
Going into detail about what had deepened the rift between Hedren and her daughter, an insider said, "[Griffith] felt forgotten by her mother. She went back and forth to see her father and his new family. She felt her mother held back love and was so focused on becoming a successful actress that she felt neglected."
However, the pair had worked towards repairing their bond and are now close and strong as ever. An insider had stated that it was no big deal that the mother-daughter had patched up and had further stated that Hedren was an amazing and devoted grandmother to her grandchildren- Dakota, Alexander, and Stella.
The nonagenarian, whose epic career had taken off amidst contemporaries such as Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, and Jayne Mansfield, has long hanged up her acting boots. However, her retirement came not because she felt she was in her twilight years, but because she was satisfied that she had done everything she ever wanted to do in her career. "Although I'm in my late 80s, I certainly don't let age dictate anything…” she had said. Hedren’s work now primarily involves wildlife conservation. She lives at the Shambala Preserve, where she is surrounded by tigers.