Even Beth isn't as crazy as Tippi Hedren. Full grown lions are not pets. They can decide to go lion on you at any time. The "King of the Jungle" once had a special place at Melanie Griffith's house. When the now 57-year-old actress was 14, she resided at the Sherman Oaks, California-home of her mother, actress Tippi Hedren, and her stepfather at the time, Noel Marshall, where the family pet was a lion named Neil. Vintage photographs of the star and her famous mom bonding with the lion at home were originally published in Life magazine and have resurfaced. The 1971 images show the teen was incredibly comfortable around the animal, even taking a nap and playing in the swimming pool with him. Griffith's mom — who filmed Alfred Hitchcock's iconic film The Birds just eight years before the photos were snapped — also goofed off with the jungle cat. Neil came to live with the family after Hedren and Marshall, while filming in Africa, discovered an abandoned house filed with lions. They decided they wanted to make a movie about lions and, upon the advice of an animal trainer prepping them for the job, began bringing the animals into their home, starting with Neil.