Tippi Hedren

by ethnic on July 13, 2010

Tippi Hedren at the "Divorce Party The Musical" Opening Night, E

Birth Name: Nathalie Kay Hedren

Place of Birth: New Ulm, Brown, Minnesota, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 19, 1930

*50% Swedish
*25% German
*25% Norwegian

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.

Sources: Genealogies of Tippi Hedren – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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

Photo by s_bukley/Bigstock.com

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