In case you were still on the fence about whether rich and famous people live different lives from the rest of us, I submit this picture of a young Melanie Griffith, tucked into bed with her pet lion. Griffith’s mom, “The Birds” actress Tippi Hedren, was actually the owner of the lion, and let it live all over the family’s Hollywood mansion. A 1970s Life magazine spread chronicles the family’s life with the large cat, and shows Tippi, you know, hanging out on the carpet with him, as well as the kids roughhousing in the pool with the furry beast. I can’t tell if this would be a beautiful dream or a terrifying nightmare, but I think it does explain quite a lot about Melanie Griffith, no? A couple more pics after the jump.
A leisurely newspaper read on the plush carpet. With a lion pillow.
Oh hey, it’s totally cool, it’s just a lion with your daughter’s head in its mouth.