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Recreating The Look: The Girl

3 May 2013
The Girl

Recreate the glamour of Tippi Hedren in The Girl with hair, make-up and fashion tips from BAFTA's official style partners.

The GirlThe Girl tells the full tragic story of Alfred Hitchcock's relationship with actress Tippi Hedren and his unrelenting obsession with sculpting her into the perfect Hitchcock blonde of his imagination.

Sienna Miller plays the part of Tippi in The Girl for which she received a Leading Actress nomination at the Television Awards in 2013.

Tippi Hedren was a beautiful former-fashion model, cast by Hitchcock in the starring role of his 1963 film The Birds. She oozed glamour and style, always looking exceptionally polished.

Creating The Girl by Nadine Prigge

Make-up and hair designerNadine Prigge received a BAFTA nomination for her work on The Girl at the Television Craft Awards in 2013. Here she explains the creative and technical process of creating the look.

"The Girl is a gritty story based on fact directed by Julian Jarrold and one I am very proud to have been a part of. Documenting the relationship between film icon Alfred Hitchcock and Tippi Hedren in the 1960’s was an exciting challenge involving comprehensive research from the time they met through the filming of The Birds and Marnie. To create Tippi, Sienna Miller’s hair was dyed and highlighted and the signature nails and lashes applied."

Recreate the Look

Here we recreate the look of the glamorous Tippi, on Super Gorgeous blogger Alice. Styling took place at London's Corinthia hotel where BAFTA's official style partners were on hand to give Alice the 60s style treatment.

Make-UpThe Girl Make-Up

Official BAFTA partner MAC looked after cosmetics, recreating the simple yet undoubtedly beautiful make-up worn by Sienna Miller's character.

Blacktrack fluidline was used to create a black eyeliner flick, with Zoom Black mascara lengthening the lashes and opening out the eyes. Paint pot eye-colour in nude was seamlessly combined with a vanilla eye shadow to create bright, natural looking eyes.

  • Blacktrack fluidline - £14.00
  • Zoom Lash - Zoom Black - £14.00
  • Bare Study paint pot - £14.50
  • Vanilla Eye shadow - £12.00

The Girl - Make UpBAFTA/ Steve Butler

The Girl - HairBAFTA/ Steve Butler


Alice's hair was curled with Mark Hill's magic wand, heated styling tong which is versatile enough to create waves and curls of varying shapes and sizes. Once curled, the hair was pinned up at the back and sprayed with a firm hold hairspray to keep it in place.Mark Hill

Skin Finish

At the start of the day Alice was given a full body St Tropez spray tan by skin finishing expert Michaella Bolder. To achieve the 'English Rose' skin-tone, Michaella applied a sensitive tan, leaving the skin with a glow that develops over 8 hours achieving a natural but polished and blemish free finish.

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The Girl - Garments


Styling was looked after by House of Fraser, official menswear and womenswear partner to the BAFTA Television Awards.

To create the look of 1960s model Tippi, they used a selection of pieces from various fashion lines available in the store.

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The Girl - Jewellery by CARAT


Of course the look wouldn't be complete without a touch of sparkle to add that feel of Hollywood glamour and BAFTA's Television Awards jewellery partner CARAT

  • was on hand to help.

To achieve the look of Hitchcock's leading lady, some really luxurious gemstones were called-for. Sapphire cluster earrings (£386) with a complimentary sapphire daisy bracelet (£777) are worn in this look, along with a stunning Sapphire oval ring (£208).

The Girl - StylingBAFTA/ Steve Butler

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