Tippi Hedren Helped Vietnamese Refugees Find Jobs As Nail Artists

Tippi Hedren might be best known for her work in the Alfred Hitchcock classics The Birds and Marnie. But the Hollywood legend unarguably made an even greater impact in the beauty industry. Here’s a look at why the actress is treated as a goddess by one particular section of that world.

Born in Minnesota in 1930, Tippi Hedren began fashion modeling in shows at department stores during her teens. After moving to New York aged 20, she was taken on by an agency and spent much of the next decade posing for magazines such as Life, Glamour and McCall’s. She was initially reluctant to pursue an acting career due to the tough nature of the film industry.

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