Pets lions Melanie Griffith
mother of actress Melanie Griffith - actress and model Tippi Hedren has long been known for his love of large predatory cats. Back in the early 70's she created a special reserve "Shambhala" to have grown up in captivity, big cats.Located just 30 miles from the busy Los Angeles Zoo is home to more than seven dozen predators - tigers, lions, cougars, servals and other big cats. At various times in the house of the actress lived lions and tigers. In the photographs of this release, made in the early 70's photographer for the magazine Life, you'll see one of the pet Tippy - adult lion named Togar. Noel Marshall - Tippi Hedren actress agent (most known for his role in the film Hitchcock "The Birds") and her husband from 1964 to 1982-th years. Noel became the producer of three films with the participation of Tippy, the most important of which was the movie "Roar" (Roar), which was released in 1981. Noel not only produced this picture, but also served as writer, director, and also played a major role - the father. Melanie Griffith, daughter of Tippi, played in the movie the main character's daughter, also named Melanie. Also appeared in the film and the children of Noel - Jim and Jerry. On a plot of the picture, which is a thriller, a family living on a ranch surrounded by his pets - two elephants and more than a hundred of predatory cats, one finds himself in an awkward position to say the least - to it claimed two villain-poacher, the occurrence of which leads to the fact that the pets out of control. The family had to seek refuge in the house, hiding from the onslaught of angry predators. Filming, which lasted more than 10 years, has cost a considerable sum for those years - $ 17 million. Unfortunately, the film is not paid for itself - came out in theaters in 1981, He received a total of 2 million box office. On authoritative English-language Internet Movie Database Engine Directories failed at the box "Growl" was called "the most expensive in the history of home video." At the same resource movie has enough low audience rating - 5.8. Despite all this proximity to humans and predators, as shown in the film, can not leave the viewer indifferent. Based on his experience shooting pictures "Growl" Tippi Hedren wrote the book "Cats of Shambala", which was published in 1985. actress describes the film as "perhaps one of the the most dangerous in the history of Hollywood. amazing that we all survived. " During the filming of the actress, her husband and their children are often subjected to attacks by predators, and suffered the most chief director of the film - Jan de Bont. Doing a good face on a bad game Noel Marshall did not stop to argue that the relationship between the four-legged and two-legged participants in the shooting process was quite peaceful and did not pose major problems. However, this claim begins to seem an exaggeration, when you learn that the producer himself ten times caught on the tooth to its predatory "stars." Once doctors were almost certain that it will be impossible to save his arm ... Thirty-eight stitches Tippi Hedren had to put after one of the lions noticed her light hair and decided to taste it. A little later, she almost became crippled due to the fact that her leg came elephant. The bones were crushed to impossible, because the weight of the "actor" was four tons! John - son of Noel and Tippy - otlezhivayas after doctors moved to the place of his scalp and followed it fifty-six stitches, said "heard as the teeth of a lion gnashed "leaving scratches on his skull. 's second son, Jerry, spent a month in the hospital before he learned that his leg will remain with him. Melanie is also not without trouble. Beauty Melanie seen "did not share the screen" with his "colleague acting business" - beautiful lioness, and almost lost face. In the literal sense! Operation, during which it was imposed twelve stitches in itself was not too difficult, but in order to stay in the film, Melanie had to later turn to a plastic surgeon. Perhaps it is only through the efforts of this man, whose name we do not know, she was able in 1988 to get the same his first Oscar for Best Actress for the film "Women in Business". Known defender of nature, Tippi Hedren is also the creator of the reserve "Shambhala" to predatory cats, raised in captivity. It is located on a vast area of 10 acres, north of Los Angeles and is contained in the fund "Roar" based actress in 1983. The main objective of the fund - raising awareness of the public about the wildlife in our world. Nowadays "Shambhala" live predators such as African lions, Siberian and Bengal tigers, leopards, servals, cougars, bobcats, and one Florida Panthers and one liger - a cross between a lion and a tiger. Most animals in Shambhala born in captivity, were purchased in circuses and zoos are orphans or animals from whom abandoned by their former owners, who were not able to take care of their predatory pets. example, Shambhala became new home for two Bengal tigers Michael Jackson's Thriller and Sabu, after he decided to close the zoo at Neverland Ranch Valley in Los Olivos, California.