Audrey Hepburn Biography and Quotes
Birthday: May 4th, 1929
Commemoration: January 20th, 1993
Famously Known For
The American Film Institute ranked Hepburn as the third greatest female movie legend during Hollywood’s golden age. This earned her a place at the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame.
Audrey was born in Brussels in Britain. Her father was Joseph Victor Anthony Ruston, an honorary British consul. Her Mother Baroness Ella Van Heemstra was a Dutch noblewoman. Audrey spent her childhood moving between Netherlands, England and Belgium. She studied Ballet dancing while in Amsterdam and 1948 she moved to London and continued with her ballet training.
Audrey had been engaged to James Hanson in 1952 but called off the wedding on their wedding day due to the demands of their careers. She then started dating producer Michael Butler. During a cocktail party organized by her friend Gregory Parker, she met with Mel Ferrer and later on got married on September 25 1954.
At the age of 22, she took a lead role in the Broadway production of Gigi. The film was based on the book written by Colette. She then went to Hollywood and starred in Roman Holiday in 1953 with her soon to be husband Gregory Peck.
In 1954 she starred in Ondine along with film star Mel Ferrer. This led to her winning the prestigious Tony Award. Her performance in Sabrina in 1954 led to her receiving several awards.
She starred in a dance movie, Funny Face in 1957. Here she showcased her dancing ability. Other notable works by Audrey Hepburn are War and Peace, The Nun’s Story, Charade in 1963, My Fair Lady in 1964, and Wait Until Dark in 1967 which earned her a fifth Academy Award.
Audrey appointed as a goodwill ambassador representing the UNICEF in the 1980s. Throughout her career, she managed to win an Emmy, Grammy, Academy Award and a Tony Award. In her later years, she took a break from working to raise her children.
Audrey died on January 20, 1993, after suffering from colon cancer.