The star of the films "the Birds" and "Marnie", Tippi Hedren in his memoirs, accused the British Director Alfred Hitchcock's sexual harassment reports Reuters. The book is called "Tippy" was released on Tuesday, 1 November.
In his autobiography Hedren describes his relationship with the Director in the mid 60-ies during the filming of "Marnie" when, according to her, Hitchcock suddenly grabbed her and started touching. "It was sexual harassment, perverted and ugly, and I was shocked as ever," said the actress.
She added that the Director also threatened to ruin her career if she'll stop contact with him.
After "Marnie" actress refused further cooperation with the Director and practically ceased to act in films.
The relationship of Hitchcock and Hedren was the basis of the plot of the HBO television production "the Girl" in 2012. Sienna Miller played the role of Tippi Hedren, manipulated master.
86-summer Hedren is the mother of actress Melanie Griffith and grandmother of Dakota Johnson, star of "50 shades of grey".
Alfred Hitchcock is known for his movies in the Thriller genre. Among the most iconic of his paintings — "Psycho", "Vertigo", "the 39 steps" and "North by Northwest". Hitchcock was married to cinemechanica Alma Reville from 1926 until his death in 1980.