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Audrey Hepburn Biography – A Brief Account on the British Actress and Humanitarian

Academy Award and Golden Globe winner, Audrey Hepburn was a true diva in her own right. She was immensely talented and had a heart of gold. She was also adjudged as the most beautiful woman of all times in a poll of beauty experts.

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Audrey Hepburn Biography - Journey of her Life

A blend of beauty and elegance, Audrey Hepburn was born on May 4, 1929 in Belgium, Brussels to J. A. Hepburn-Ruston and Baroness Ella van Heemstra. Her father was a Banker and mother a Baroness. Audrey Hepburn biography tells that her real name was Audrey Kathleen Ruston. She was only eight years old when her father left them. She lived with her mother and brothers in Holland. In te world war II they had lost everything and sometimes they even slept empty stomach. As a result, she suffered from depression, malnutrition and anorexia later. LAter she went to London, learnt ballet dancing and did modelling. For supporting her family, she accepted small roles in films and on stage. She was discovered by French novelist Colette in Monte Carlo, who cast her in Gigi, a Broadway production theatre show. This brought her to limelite and ten came her debut film Roman Holiday in 1953 opposite Gregory Peck. She even won Best Actress Oscar for this role. Later she was seen in movies like Funny Face (1957), Sabrina (1954), Love in the Afternoon, The Nun's Story (1959), Breakfast at Tiffany's and My Fair Lady. Audrey Hepburn biography reveals that she married twice, in 1960 to American actor Mel Ferrer, with whom she had a son Sean and then in 1970 to Italian doctor Andrea Dotti and had a son Luca. She was appointed as a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF till 1993 and worken in Africa, Latin America and Bangladesh also. In 1993 she was diagnosed with appendicular cancer and she died on 20 January, 1993 in Switzerland.

Audrey Hepburn Costume - Super Trendy and Authentic

Audrey Hepburn symbolises style, grace and beauty. The costumes she wore in her movies, especially Breakfast At Tiffany's, speak volumes about her sense of style and the fashion icon that she was. The most famous and sought after Audrey Hepburn costume is the long black dress she wore in the opening scene of the her movie Breakfast At Tiffany's. She accessorized it with a dazzling tiara, a hat and a pair of long satin black gloves for that sophisticated look. Her look in My Fair Lady also stands apart as people rushed to theatres just to catch a glimpse of Audrey Hepburn costume. The best costume being the lovely shimmering white dress worn by her at the embassy hall. Most of the costumes she flaunted in movies were designed by Givenchi.

Audrey Hepburn My Fair Lady - Eternal Movie

Audrey Hepburn My Fair Lady was a musical adaptation of G B Shaw's play Pygmalion. That was the role of her lifetime. Earlier, Julie Andrews was supposed to be cast in My Fair Lady, but Audrey Hepburn was cast owing to her talent, beauty and super-stardom and the fact that she never delivered any box-office flops. The movie received critical acclaim and was a blockbuster hit too. Warner Brothers paid $1 million to Audrey Hepburn for her role as Eliza Doolittle, a flower seller from slums. The movie was nominated for twelve Academy Awards of which eight oscars went to it including Best Picture and Best Director.

Written by Simon Harris

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