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Melanie Griffith’s family reunites for Hollywood Legacies

The Hedren-Griffith-Johnsons reunited to discuss their unorthodox family history for THR’s Hollywood Legacies issue with a spread shot by lensman Joe Pugliese.

Melanie Griffith suited up in black to pose beside her mother Tippi Hedren, her ex-husband Don Johnson, and their daughter Dakota Johnson for the mag, which hit newsstands Monday.

The silver-haired matriarch – turning 88 next month – recalled the ‘sheer panic’ she felt after her 23-year-old co-star in The Harrad Experiment started romancing her then 14-year-old child.

  

All actors! The Hedren-Griffith-Johnsons reunited to discuss their unorthodox family history for THR’s Hollywood Legacies issue with a spread shot by lensman Joe Pugliese

In the genes: Melanie Griffith (R) suited up in black to pose beside her mother Tippi Hedren (2-R), her ex-husband Don Johnson (L), and their daughter Dakota Johnson (2-L) for the mag

In the genes: Melanie Griffith (R) suited up in black to pose beside her mother Tippi Hedren (2-R), her ex-husband Don Johnson (L), and their daughter Dakota Johnson (2-L) for the mag

‘They were two beautiful, wonderful people, and here, my daughter was showing signs that I had never seen before in her, with an older man, and there was just sheer panic,’ the Golden Globe winner shrugged.

‘How do you handle that? There was a very strong attachment between the two of them.’

By the time the 60-year-old Oscar nominee turned 15, she was sharing a rented Laurel Canyon home with the 68-year-old Golden Globe winner whom she called ‘the most beautiful person I’d ever seen.’

The on/off couple went on to wed twice, in 1976 and 1989, before finally divorcing for good in 1996.  

'How do you handle that?' The silver-haired matriarch (L) - turning 88 next month - recalled the 'sheer panic' she felt after her 23-year-old co-star (R) in The Harrad Experiment started romancing her then 14-year-old child

‘How do you handle that?’ The silver-haired matriarch (L) – turning 88 next month – recalled the ‘sheer panic’ she felt after her 23-year-old co-star (R) in The Harrad Experiment started romancing her then 14-year-old child

The Golden Globe winner shrugged: 'They were two beautiful, wonderful people, and here, my daughter was showing signs that I had never seen before in her, with an older man, and there was just sheer panic'  (pictured in 1972)

The Golden Globe winner shrugged: ‘They were two beautiful, wonderful people, and here, my daughter was showing signs that I had never seen before in her, with an older man, and there was just sheer panic’  (pictured in 1972)

'He was the most beautiful person I'd ever seen': By the time the 60-year-old Oscar nominee turned 15, she was sharing a rented Laurel Canyon home with the 68-year-old Golden Globe winner

‘He was the most beautiful person I’d ever seen’: By the time the 60-year-old Oscar nominee turned 15, she was sharing a rented Laurel Canyon home with the 68-year-old Golden Globe winner

'There was a very strong attachment between the two of them': The on/off couple went on to wed twice, in 1976 and 1989 (pictured), before finally divorcing for good in 1996

‘There was a very strong attachment between the two of them’: The on/off couple went on to wed twice, in 1976 and 1989 (pictured), before finally divorcing for good in 1996

At all of this, 28-year-old Dakota cracked: ‘I keep my therapist on speed dial.’

Both Melanie and Dakota learned big lessons from Tippi (born Nathalie), who refused to fulfill her seven-year contract with her Birds director Alfred Hitchcock after he sexually harassed her.

The Disaster Artist actress remembers ‘not being allowed’ to visit her mother on the Birds set and she received a very creepy present from the British filmmaker – a figurine of Tippi in a ‘coffin.’

‘[Hedren] became an example of what to never let happen in my life,’ Griffith said. ‘Hopefully, I’ve passed that on to Dakota – to be strong in your work and in yourself.’  

 'I was taught self-respect and grace and strength': Both Melanie and Dakota learned big lessons from Tippi (born Nathalie), who refused to fulfill her seven-year contract with her Birds director Alfred Hitchcock after he sexually harassed her

 ‘I was taught self-respect and grace and strength’: Both Melanie and Dakota learned big lessons from Tippi (born Nathalie), who refused to fulfill her seven-year contract with her Birds director Alfred Hitchcock after he sexually harassed her

Way before the Me Too movement: The Disaster Artist actress remembers 'not being allowed' to visit her mother on the Birds set and she received a very creepy present from the British filmmaker - a figurine of Tippi in a 'coffin'

Way before the Me Too movement: The Disaster Artist actress remembers ‘not being allowed’ to visit her mother on the Birds set and she received a very creepy present from the British filmmaker – a figurine of Tippi in a ‘coffin’

Griffith said: '[Hedren] became an example of what to never let happen in my life. Hopefully, I've passed that on to Dakota - to be strong in your work and in yourself'

Griffith said: ‘[Hedren] became an example of what to never let happen in my life. Hopefully, I’ve passed that on to Dakota – to be strong in your work and in yourself’

'She's the one that gets the scripts': Dakota will resume her role as Anastasia Steele a third time opposite Jamie Dornan (R) in Fifty Shades Freed, which hits UK/US theaters February 9

‘She’s the one that gets the scripts’: Dakota will resume her role as Anastasia Steele a third time opposite Jamie Dornan (R) in Fifty Shades Freed, which hits UK/US theaters February 9

The Fifty Shades Darker stunner chimed in: ‘I was taught self-respect and grace and strength.’

Dakota will resume her role as bride-to-be Anastasia Steele a third time opposite Jamie Dornan in Fifty Shades Freed, which hits UK/US theaters February 9.

Also profiled in THR’s celebration of show business nepotism were the late, great actor-director John Huston’s children – Anjelica, Danny, as well as grandson Jack photographed by Austin Hargrave.

The elusive Val Kilmer discussed his two-year battle with throat cancer while posing with his 22-year-old son Jack and 26-year-old daughter Mercedes from his marriage to Willow co-star Joanne Whalley.  

Generations: Also profiled in THR's celebration of show business nepotism were the late, great actor-director John Huston's children - Anjelica (L), Danny (M), as well as grandson Jack (R)

Generations: Also profiled in THR’s celebration of show business nepotism were the late, great actor-director John Huston’s children – Anjelica (L), Danny (M), as well as grandson Jack (R)

On the mend: The elusive Val Kilmer discussed his two-year battle with throat cancer while posing with his 22-year-old son Jack (M) and 26-year-old daughter Mercedes (R)

On the mend: The elusive Val Kilmer discussed his two-year battle with throat cancer while posing with his 22-year-old son Jack (M) and 26-year-old daughter Mercedes (R)

THR opted for a picnic set-up for 84-year-old music mogul Quincy Jones and his seven kids with five women, including Angie Tribeca funnywoman Rashida Jones.

Penning and producing hits shows runs deep in the veins of The Carol Burnett Show’s Buz Kohan and his children – Orange Is the New Black’s Jenji Kohan and Will & Grace co-creator David Kohan.

Meanwhile, former 20th Century Fox President Alan Ladd Jr. posed with his big brood including documentarian Amanda and An Unfinished Life producer Kelliann.

Grass is greener: THR opted for a picnic set-up for 84-year-old music mogul Quincy Jones (2-R) and his seven kids with five women, including Angie Tribeca funnywoman Rashida Jones (3-L)

Grass is greener: THR opted for a picnic set-up for 84-year-old music mogul Quincy Jones (2-R) and his seven kids with five women, including Angie Tribeca funnywoman Rashida Jones (3-L)

Showrunning trio: Producing and penning hits shows runs deep in the veins of The Carol Burnett Show's Buz Kohan (L) and his children - Orange Is the New Black's Jenji Kohan (M) and Will & Grace's David Kohan (R)

Showrunning trio: Producing and penning hits shows runs deep in the veins of The Carol Burnett Show’s Buz Kohan (L) and his children – Orange Is the New Black’s Jenji Kohan (M) and Will & Grace’s David Kohan (R)

Ladds: Former 20th Century Fox President Alan Ladd Jr. posed with his big brood including documentarian Amanda (M) and An Unfinished Life producer Kelliann (2-L)

Ladds: Former 20th Century Fox President Alan Ladd Jr. posed with his big brood including documentarian Amanda (M) and An Unfinished Life producer Kelliann (2-L)



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