by Nathalie Azoulai
So many things have been told about the way Alfred Hitchcock hassled actress Tippi Hedren, in his 1963 movie, The Birds. Let’s remember a few facts first : Tip was 33 at that time and had just played in one single forgotten movie so-called The Pretty Girl. One should know that till then, she was just a fashion model, used to changing outfits and gowns all day long. So when prestigious Hitch hired her, she probably dreamed about the stunning countless gowns Edith Head would design for her as she did for Grace Kelly or Kim Novak, whereas the sadistic master imposed on her the same very bloody green outfit from scene 1 to the end.