Audrey Hepburn

Biography

Audrey Hepburn (4 May 1929(1929-05-04) – 20 January 1993(1993-01-20)) was a British actress and humanitarian. Born in Ixelles, Belgium, as Audrey Kathleen Ruston, Hepburn spent her childhood chiefly in the Netherlands, including German-occupied Arnhem, Netherlands, during the Second World War. She studied ballet in Arnhem and then moved to London in 1948, where she continued to train in ballet and worked as a photographer's model. She appeared in several European films before starring in the 1951 Broadway play Gigi. Hepburn played the lead female role in Roman Holiday (1953), winning an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA for her performance. She also won a Tony Award for her performance in Ondine (1954). She was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1961.[1] Hepburn became one of the most successful film actresses in the world and performed with notable leading men such as Gregory Peck, Rex Harrison, Humphrey Bogart, Gary Cooper, Cary Grant, Henry Fonda, William Holden, Burt Lancaster, Fred Astaire, James Garner, Peter O'Toole and Albert Finney. She won BAFTA Awards for her performances in The Nun's Story (1959) and Charade (1963) and received Academy Award nominations for Sabrina (1954), The Nun's Story (1959), Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) and Wait Until Dark (1967). She starred as Eliza Doolittle in the film version of My Fair Lady (1964), becoming only the third actor to receive $1,000,000 for a film role. From 1968 to 1975 she took a break from film-making to spend more time with her two sons. In 1976, she starred with Sean Connery in Robin and Marian. In 1989, she made her last film appearance in Steven Spielberg's Always. Her war-time experiences inspired her passion for humanitarian work and, although she had worked for UNICEF since the 1950s, during her later life she dedicated much of her time and energy to the organization. From 1988 until 1992, she worked in some of the most profoundly disadvantaged communities of Africa, South America and Asia. In 1992, Hepburn was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in recognition of her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. In 1999, she was ranked as the third greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute.

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Birth Name

Audrey Kathleen Ruston

Birth Place

Ixelles, Bruxelles, Belgique

Birth Date

5/4/1929

Death Date

1/20/1993
Known For
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Breakfast at Tiffany's

Holly Golightly

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My Fair Lady

Eliza Doolittle

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Funny Face

Jo Stockton

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Roman Holiday

Princess Ann

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Charade

Regina Lampert

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War and Peace

Natasha Rostova

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Sabrina

Sabrina Fairchild

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How to Steal a Million

Nicole

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The Children's Hour

Karen Wright

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Paris When It Sizzles

Gabrielle Simpson / Gaby

Starring In
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Audrey

Self (archive footage)

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Audrey Hepburn, Königin der Eleganz

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And the Oscar Goes To...

Herself (archive footage)

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Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen

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Bert Stern: Original Madman

Herself (archive footage)

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Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel

Herself (archive footage)

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Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff

Natasha Rostova (archive footage)

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Hollywood on the Tiber

Herself (archive footage)

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Edith Head: The Paramount Years

Self (screen tests) (archive footage)

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Cinemania

Herself (archive footage)

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Warner Bros. 75th Anniversary: No Guts, No Glory

Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Always

Hap

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Love Among Thieves

Baroness Caroline DuLac

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.....e Tutti Risero

Angela Niotes

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Bloodline

Elizabeth Roffe

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Robin and Marian

Lady Marian

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Wait Until Dark

Susy Hendrix

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Two for the Road

Joanna Wallace

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How to Steal a Million

Nicole

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The Love Goddesses

Herself (archive footage)

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My Fair Lady

Eliza Doolittle

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Paris When It Sizzles

Gabrielle Simpson / Gaby

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Charade

Regina Lampert

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The Children's Hour

Karen Wright

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Breakfast at Tiffany's

Holly Golightly

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The Unforgiven

Rachel Zachary

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The Nun's Story

Sister Luke (Gabrielle van der Mal)

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Green Mansions

Rima

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Love in the Afternoon

Ariane Chavasse / Thin Girl

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Funny Face

Jo Stockton

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War and Peace

Natasha Rostova

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Sabrina

Sabrina Fairchild

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Roman Holiday

Princess Ann

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We Go to Monte Carlo

Linda Farrel / Melissa Farrell

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Secret People

Nora

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The Lavender Hill Mob

Chiquita

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One Wild Oat

Hotel Receptionist

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Nous irons à Monte Carlo

Melissa Farrell

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Laughter in Paradise

Frieda - Cigarette girl

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