Date: 29th March 2001
Actress MELANIE GRIFFITHs showed off at school by taking her baby lions with her.
The WORKING GIRL (1988) actress, 43, grew up surrounded by big cats and her favourite was a baby lion who used to sleep in her bed. When it came to taking pets to school, Griffith and her mother TIPPI HEDREN used to raise a few eyebrows.
She says, "I got my first lion when I was 13. He was a baby and would sleep on my bed like a house cat. "When my son asked if he could take kitty to school for show-and- tell, I remembered how I took a baby lion to school - bizarre." (SVD/IS/PDD)