Tippi Hedren has no sense of taste or smell

Los Angeles, Nov 21 (IANS) Actress Tippi Hedren has no sense of taste and smell thus unable to enjoy her meals.

The “Birds” actress has little interest or enjoyment in meals because there is no pleasure in it for her after suffering damage in a fall over a decade ago, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

“I have no sense of taste or smell anymore, so I don’t care about food. I had two falls and hit my head in the same place, which affected my olfactory nerves. It was over 10 years ago. I love chocolate but that’s because I loved chocolate before,” Hedren told Vogue magazine.

The 86-year-old says that her condition can be dangerous so she’s had all the gas-fuelled appliances removed from her home because she will be unable to realise if there was a leak.

“It’s dangerous having no smell though because I cant smell smoke. I’ve had all the gas appliances taken out of the house,” she said.

Though some stars have spoken of their desire not to have their children follow in their footsteps, Hedren is overjoyed that both her daughter Melanie Griffith and granddaughter Dakota Johnson have pursued the same career path.