Audrey Hepburn

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Date of Birth May 4, 1929
Place of Birth Ixelles, Belgium
Date of Death Jan 20, 1993 (63)
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Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn was a British actress and humanitarian. Recognised as a film and fashion icon, she was ranked by the American Film Institute as the third-greatest female screen legend in Golden Age Hollywood, and was inducted into the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame. Born in Ixelles, Brussels, Hepburn spent parts of her childhood in Belgium, England, and the Netherlands. She studied ballet with Sonia Gaskell in Amsterdam beginning in 1945 and with Marie Rambert in London starting in 1948. She began performing as a chorus girl in West End musical theatre productions and then had minor appearances in several films. Hepburn starred in the 1951 Broadway play Gigi after being spotted by French novelist Colette, on whose work the play was based. She rose to stardom in the romantic comedy Roman Holiday, alongside Gregory Peck, for which she was the first actress to win an Oscar, a Golden Globe Award, and a BAFTA Award for a single performance.

Born: Audrey Kathleen Ruston, May 4, 1929, Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium
Died: January 20, 1993, Tolochenaz, Vaud, Switzerland
Resting place: Tolochenaz Cemetery, Tolochenaz, Vaud
Nationality: British
Occupation: Actress (1948–1989), Humanitarian (1988–1992)
Partner(s): Robert Wolders, (1980–1993, her death)
Children: 2, including Sean Hepburn Ferrer
Parent(s): Baroness Ella van Heemstra, Joseph Victor Anthony Ruston
Relatives: Baron Aarnoud van Heemstra, (maternal grandfather), Emma Ferrer, (granddaughter)
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About Audrey Hepburn

Iconic star of Breakfast at Tiffany's who won an Oscar, a BAFTA Award, and a Golden Globe Award for her performance in Roman Holiday. In 1993, she received a Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award.

Before Fame

She was poised to become an outstanding ballerina when her acting career took off.

Achievement

She was voted the third greatest female screen legend in the history of American cinema by AFI in 2008.

Family Life

She married Mel Ferrer in 1954, and the couple divorced in 1968. She had two sons named Sean Hepburn and Luca Dotti.

Associations

She co-starred with Gregory Peck in the 1953 romantic comedy Roman Holiday.

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