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Audrey Hepburn Fast Facts
Birthday ***, 1929
Place of Birth Ixelles, Belgium
Death day January 20, 1993 (63 years old)
Zodiac Sign Taurus
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Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn was a British actress and humanitarian. Recognised as both a film and fashion icon, she was ranked by the American Film Institute as the third-greatest female screen legend from the Golden Age of 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 the 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.

BornAudrey Kathleen Ruston, May 4, 1929, Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium
DiedJanuary 20, 1993, Tolochenaz, Vaud, Switzerland
Resting placeTolochenaz Cemetery, Tolochenaz, Vaud
OccupationActress, Humanitarian
Years active1948–1989 (actress), 1954–1992 (humanitarian)
Notable workFull list
Partner(s)Robert Wolders, (1980–1993, her death)
Children2, including Sean Hepburn Ferrer
Parent(s)Joseph Victor Anthony Ruston or Hepburn-Ruston, Baroness Ella van Heemstra
RelativesBaron Aarnoud van Heemstra, (maternal grandfather), Emma Ferrer, (granddaughter)
AwardsFull list
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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.

Audrey Hepburn before fame

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

Achievement of Audrey Hepburn

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

Audrey Hepburn 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 of Audrey Hepburn

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

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Latest information about Audrey Hepburn updated on May 10 2021.