Vintage film characters we love: Tippi Hedren in The Birds Tippi Hedren’s performance as Melanie Daniels in Hitchcock’s 1963 film The Birds set a new standard for icy blondes. In the film, her costumes of neat suits work perfectly to enhance the random violence and crazed aggression of the birds. Tippi’s film look is all about swept-back blonde locks, subtle make-up and chic but neat and simple suits. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.