Birth Name: Nathalie Kay Hedren
Place of Birth: New Ulm, Minnesota, United States
Date of Birth: January 19, 1930
Tippi Hedren is an American actress, model, and animal rights activist. She is the mother of actress Melanie Griffith and the grandmother of actresses Dakota Johnson and Stella Banderas. Tippi’s father was of Swedish descent and Tippi’s mother was of half German and half Norwegian ancestry.
Tippi’s paternal grandparents were Mathias Johnson Hedren (the son of the son of Olof Jonasson and Kristina/Christina Andersdotter Floberg) and Wilhelmina/Vilhelmina Maria “Winnie”/”Mima” Flygare (the daughter of Petter Johansson Flygare and Kristina/Christina Maria Jansdotter). Mathias and Maria were both Swedish.
Tippi’s maternal grandparents were Charles “Charley” Eckhardt (the son of Frederick Eckhardt and Amelia Stubbe) and Julia Strand (the daughter of Lars Oleson Strand and Austine F. Moen). Charley was born in New York, to German parents. Julia was born in Minnesota, to Norwegian parents.
Genealogy of Tippi Hedren (through her granddaughter, Dakota Johnson) – http://famouskin.com
Tippi’s maternal grandfather, Charles “Charley” Eckhardt, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
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