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Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn (born Audrey Kathleen Ruston; 4 May 1929 – 20 January 1993) was a British actress and humanitarian. Although modest about her acting ability, Hepburn remains one of the world's most famous actresses of all time, remembered as a film and fashion icon of the twentieth century. Redefining glamour with "elfin" features and a waif-like figure that inspired designs by Hubert de Givenchy, she was inducted in the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame, and ranked by the American Film Institute as the third greatest female screen legend in the history of American cinema. Born in Ixelles, Belgium, Hepburn spent her childhood chiefly in the Netherlands, including German-occupied Arnhem during the Second World War. In Arnhem, she studied ballet before moving to London in 1948 where she continued to train in ballet while working as a photographer's model. Upon deciding to pursue a career in acting, she performed as a chorus girl in various West End musical theatre productions. After appearing in several British films and starring in the 1951 Broadway play Gigi, Hepburn gained instant Hollywood stardom for playing the Academy Award-winning lead female role in Roman Holiday (1953). Later performing in Sabrina (1954), The Nun's Story (1959), Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), Charade (1963), My Fair Lady (1964) and Wait Until Dark (1967), Hepburn became one of the great screen actresses of Hollywood's Golden Age who received nominations for Academy Awards, Golden Globes and BAFTAs as well as winning a Tony Award for her theatrical performance in the 1954 Broadway play Ondine. Hepburn remains one of few entertainers who have won Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Awards. Devoting much of her later life to UNICEF, Hepburn's war-time struggles inspired her passion for humanitarian work and, although Hepburn had contributed to the organisation since the 1950s, she worked in some of the most profoundly disadvantaged communities of Africa, South America and Asia in the late eighties and early nineties. In 1992, Hepburn was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in recognition of her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. At the age of 63, Hepburn died of appendiceal cancer at her home in Switzerland.

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May 4, 1929 In Ixelles, Belgium
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Bambi-Verleihung 1948-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie Beautiful Like a Poem 2022
Known For
Poster of Audrey Hepburn: In Her Own Words
Poster of My Fair Lady
Poster of Sabrina
Poster of Roman Holiday
Movie Beautiful Like a Poem Self 2022
Movie Audrey Self (archive footage) 2020-11-30
Movie Very Ralph Herself (archive footage) 2019-11-12
Movie Audrey Hepburn, le choix de l'élégance Herself (archive footage) 2018-12-30
Movie Darcey Bussell's Looking for Audrey Herself / Various (archive footage) 2014-12-29
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... Unknown 2014-02-01
Movie Bert Stern: Original Madman Herself (archive footage) 2011-09-02
Movie Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff Natasha Rostova (archive footage) 2010-05-05
Movie They All Laughed 25 Years Later: Director to Director - A Conversation with Peter Bogdanovich and Wes Anderson Archive Footage 2006-10-17
Movie Billy Wilder Speaks Unknown 2006-06-22
Movie Remembering Roman Holiday Self 2002-11-26
Movie The Good, The Bad, and the Beautiful Herself (archive footage) (uncredited) 1996-03-17
Movie More Loverly Than Ever: The Making of My Fair Lady Self / Eliza Doolittle (archive footage) 1995-12-30
Series Intimate Portrait Unknown 1994-01-03
Movie Audrey Hepburn: In Her Own Words Herself 1993-01-01
Movie Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn Herself 1993-01-21
Movie Audrey Hepburn: Remembered Herself 1993-08-11
Movie The Fred Astaire Songbook Self - Host 1991-03-08
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Gregory Peck Host 1989-03-09
Movie Always Hap 1989-12-22
Movie Love Among Thieves Baroness Caroline DuLac 1987-02-23
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Billy Wilder Self 1986-04-26
Movie Directed by William Wyler Unknown 1986-05-01
Series Wogan Herself 1982-05-04
Movie They All Laughed Angela Niotes 1981-11-20
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Fred Astaire Unknown 1981-04-18
Movie Bloodline Elizabeth Roffe 1979-06-29
Movie Fear and Loathing on the Road to Hollywood Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 1978-11-02
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to William Wyler Herself 1976-03-14
Movie Robin and Marian Lady Marian 1976-03-11
Series Great Performances self-host 1971-01-28
Movie Two for the Road Joanna Wallace 1967-04-27
Movie Wait Until Dark Susy Hendrix 1967-10-26
Movie How to Steal a Million Nicole Bonnet 1966-07-13
Movie The Love Goddesses Unknown 1965-03-03
Movie Paris When It Sizzles Gabrielle Simpson / Gaby 1964-03-16
Movie My Fair Lady Eliza Doolittle 1964-10-21
Movie Charade Regina Lampert 1963-12-05
Movie Breakfast at Tiffany's Holly Golightly 1961-10-06
Movie The Children's Hour Karen Wright 1961-12-19
Movie The Unforgiven Rachel Zachary 1960-01-01
Movie Green Mansions Rima 1959-03-19
Movie The Nun's Story Sister Luke 1959-06-18
Movie Mayerling Countess Marie Vetsera 1957-02-04
Movie Funny Face Jo Stockton 1957-02-13
Movie Love in the Afternoon Ariane Chavasse / Thin Girl 1957-05-29
Series Tony Awards Presenter / Recipient 1956-04-01
Series Cinépanorama Self 1956-02-04
Movie War and Peace Natasha Rostova 1956-08-21
Series Was bin ich? self 1955-01-02
Movie Sabrina Sabrina Fairchild 1954-09-10
Series Producers' Showcase Unknown 1954-10-18
Series The Oscars Self 1953-03-18
Movie Roman Holiday Princess Ann 1953-08-26
Movie Secret People Nora Brentano 1952-01-01
Movie One Wild Oat Hotel Receptionist 1951-05-16
Movie Laughter in Paradise Freida (Cigarette Girl) 1951-06-01
Movie Monte Carlo Baby Melissa Walter 1951-11-22
Movie Young Wives' Tale Eve Lester 1951-11-01
Movie The Lavender Hill Mob Chiquita 1951-06-28
Series The Colgate Comedy Hour Unknown 1950-09-10
Series Bambi-Verleihung herself 1948-01-01
Movie Dutch in Seven Lessons KLM stewardess 1948-05-07
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20