Best Movies She won the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year for her role as Melanie Daniels in horror thriller film The Birds 1963.
Hedren's character, Alfreda Perkins, was a reference to Alfred Hitchcock and actor , who starred in the director's 1960 film.
Hedren suffered from severe and persistent headaches for a long time, which rendered her unable to accept several projects including a television series produced by and starring.
She was also bitten in the neck by a lion and required 38 stitches; this incident can be seen in the film.
Reuters Leigh also addressed one rumor that has followed that scene since it premiered: it was shot with a nude body double.
They were divorced in 1961.
Her folks migrated to California while she was a secondary school understudy.