Hitchcock's women range from annoyingly weak to tough, smart and cunning and they all have a handsome gentleman who is willing to protect them.
These women are complicated, neurotic and sometimes two-faced but that's exactly what makes the movies interesting and full of drama.
Here are some of our favorite characters:
Janet Leigh as Marion Crane:
Tippi Hedren as Melanie Daniels:
Grace Kelly as Sheila Enders
Kim Novak as Judy Barton/Madeleine Elster
Eva Marie Saint as Eve Kendall
Ingrid Bergman as Alicia Huberman