An Outline On Audrey Hepburn


Audrey Hepburn was a British actress known for her beauty, grace and elegance. She was born on 4th May, 1929, in Brussels, Belgium. Audrey Hepburn was the only child to her father who was an English banker and his second wife. She was not just a great actress but also a goodhearted person and a charity donor. And even today she remains as one of Hollywood’s greatest style icons. During World War II her parents divorced and Hepburn and her mother struggled to survive.
After the war, Hepburn continued to pursue an interest in dance. She studied ballet in Amsterdam and later in London. By 1944, she became a proficient ballerina. Hepburn needed to find employment as her mother worked in tedious jobs in order to support them. So, that’s how Hepburn got into acting and in 1948, Hepburn made her stage debut as a chorus girl in the musical High Button Shoes in London. And in 1951 Hepburn made her feature film debut in One Wild Oat in which she played a hotel receptionist.
Audrey Hepburn went to New York at the age of 22 to star in the Broadway production of Gigi. In 1953, she starred opposite Gregory Peck in Roman Holiday for which she won the Academy Award for the Best Actress. And by mid 1950s, Hepburn was the biggest motion picture stars in Hollywood. In 1955, she was awarded the Golden Globe for World Film Favorite Female.
Hepburn got married to Mel Ferrer in 1954. From 1967, she only acted occasionally as she decided to spend more time with her family. But her marriage with Ferrer didn’t last. After her divorce from Ferrer, Hepburn married Dr. Andrea Dotti an Italian psychiatrist, and in 1970, she had her second son. But her marriage with Dotti didn’t last for long either. After her divorce from Dottti, Hepburn tried to comeback to movies. She starred opposite Sean Connery in the period piece Robin and Marian in 1976, which was moderately successful.
In 1980, Hepburn fell in love with the actor Robert Wolders. Hepburn lived nine years with Wolders until she died, and she called it the happiest years of her life. In 1988, Hepburn acted in her last movie as an angel in Steven Spielberg’s Always. Hepburn suffered from appendiceal cancer and died at her home in Switzerland on Jan 20, 1993.
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