Wednesday 13 December 2017

Casting couch tales: what's an actress to do?

Leading ladies have had to put up with unacceptable behaviour from men on the casting couch

Targeted: Hitchcock star Tippi Hedren
Targeted: Hitchcock star Tippi Hedren

Victoria Mary Clarke

An iconic blonde of immigrant descent shocked the world last week. And, no, it was not Donald Trump.

It was the actress Tippi Hedren, who, at the age of 86, has published her memoir.

Hedren, the mother of actress Melanie Griffith and grandmother of Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson, is an animal rights activist - but most of all she is known as the ice-cool star of Alfred Hitchcock's thrillers The Birds and Marnie.

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