Hedren went so far as to allow the lions to sleep in the same bed as her own daughter (actress Melanie Griffith). Unexpectedly and tragically, Griffith was attacked and needed surgery on her face.
In 2014, Hedren confessed to the “Daily Mail” newspaper that, looking back, her idea to have lions in her home was “stupid beyond belief.”
Jeans and Safety Pins
While it sounds a little gross, we can't really blame the guy. 'Bad boys' shouldn't really worry so much about their hydergine, right? That is what shot him to stardom in the first place. It's all about the persona.
But, it was a little out of hand at times. According to eyewitnesses, Dean showed up to rehearsals in jeans held together with only safety pins and apparently. It’s amazing he made it to icon status with this kind of behavior.
Tippi Hedren's Lion
Tippi Hedren loved exotic animals but she should have been more careful about what creatures she brought home. She decided that a large male lion (who was named Neil) would be the perfect addition to her family.
Hedren demonstrated a misplaced sense of philanthropy when she believed that she should care for the wild animal as a conservation effort. Neil was a wild animal, and he was later joined by others.
Charlie Chaplin and the Tramp
Charlie Chaplin had a freaky alter ego. Chaplin became iconic in cinema for his comedic characters. But underneath it all, there were deeper issues in Chaplin’s life. The Tramp, Chaplin’s most famous character, was a comical yet extremely tragic character who would often wind up in some unfortunate situations.
The character is so synonymous with Chaplin that it's hard to think it came from anywhere else. But the real origins of that character actually came from his father.
Marilyn Monroe the Nerd
Marilyn Monroe was a bookworm. She seemed like nothing more than a pin-up girl, but there was much more beneath her classic beauty. She married playwright Arthur Miller in 1956, and it was thought that Miller had married beneath his intellectual level.
"Variety" magazine plastered the marriage with the headline, “Egghead Weds Hourglass.” On the contrary, Monroe was intelligent and well-read and was even told to stop reading more “radical” books when she was on set.