Tippi Hedren

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

Hedren in 2013, photo by s_bukley/Bigstock.com

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 daughter of Dorothea Henriette/Henrietta and Carl Bernard “Ben” Hedren. With her former husband, late advertising executive and actor Peter Griffith, 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 grandfather was Mattias/Mathias J. Hedren (the son of the son of Olof Jonasson and Kristina/Christina Andersdotter Floberg). Mathias was Swedish, and was born in Vinsater, Jarbo, Dalsland.

Tippi’s paternal grandmother was Maria/Marie Wilhelmina/Vilhelmina/Wilhelmine Flygare (the daughter of Petter Johansson Flygare and Kristina/Christina Maria Jansdotter). Wilhelmina was Swedish, and was born in Finnatorp, Norra Ving, Vastergotland.

Tippi’s maternal grandfather was Charles “Charley” Eckhardt (the son of Frederick Eckhardt and Amelia Stubbe). Charles was born in New York, to German parents. Amelia was born in Hanover, Lower Saxony, the daughter of Ferdinand Stubbe.

Tippi’s maternal grandmother was Julia Strand (the daughter of Lars Oleson Strand and Austine F. Moen). Julia was born in Minnesota, to Norwegian parents.

Sources: Genealogies of Tippi Hedren – http://www.wargs.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


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