Audrey Hepburn

Birth Day May 4th, 1929
Birth Place Ixelles, Brussels
Age 94 Years Old

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A British actress, model, dancer, and humanitarian is named Audrey Hepburn. She is famous as a film and fashion icon, Hepburn was active during Hollywood's Golden Age. 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. Her breakout year was in 1953 after she won three envious awards; a BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award, for a single performance in the film, Roman Holiday. She would rise to become one of the greatest female screen stars in the Golden Age of Hollywood as well as a legend whose legacy speaks for itself. She was a very talented woman. 

How a Young Audrey Hepburn Helped the Dutch Resistance During World War II

Many Dutch people who lived through World War II have doubted the participation of a young Audrey Hepburn in work for the Resistance against the Nazis, saying, “She was just a girl. What could she possibly have done?” But as she was under the influence of such an enterprising and patriotic character as local Resistance leader Dr. Hendrik Visser’t Hooft, the many stories she told about her activities in the war become highly plausible. The first documented involvement of Audrey’s family, the van Heemstras, with the Zwarte avonden took place on April 23, 1944, when at least one van Heemstra, and likely both Audrey and her mother Ella, attended an illegal performance, their family name listed among those present. From that point on, Audrey wanted to participate. In a 1951 interview with Sidney Fields of the New York Daily Mirror, Audrey tossed off the fact that her role with the Resistance had included “running around with food for the pilots,” referencing the Allied airmen shot down over the Netherlands during the 1944 bombing campaign and hidden by the Resistance in and around the village before being moved south. Dr. Visser ’t Hooft sent her at one point during this period to take a message, and perhaps food, to one of the downed fliers. Her qualifications were simple: She spoke English fluently whereas other young people within easy reach in the village did not. Many versions of the story exist, a story that originated with Audrey herself when she told it to American writer Anita Loos. 

From where Audrey Hepburn came?

Audrey Hepburn was born on 4th May 1929 with the birth name of Audrey Kathleen Ruston in Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium. Her nationality is British. Her father, Joseph Victor Anthony Ruston (21 November 1889-16 October 1980), was a British subject born in Auschwitz, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary. Her mother, Baroness Ella van Heemstra (12 June 1900-26 August 1984), was a Dutch noblewoman. parents officially divorced in 1938. Her religion was Christian. Her age was 63 at the time of her death. Her other information about her early life will be added soon. 

How much was Audrey Hepburn's net worth?

The net worth of Audrey Hepburn was estimated to have $100 Million at the time of her death. Her exact salary has not been disclosed yet but will be added soon. Her major source of income was from her acting career. 

When and how Audrey Hepburn died?

Audrey Hepburn died in her sleep on 20th January 1993, at her home in Tolochenaz, Vaud, Switzerland, after battling appendiceal cancer. Her funeral service was held on 24th January 1993 at the village church of Tolochenaz and was presided over by Maurice Eindiguer, the same pastor who baptized her son Sean in 1960 and officiated her marriage with Mel Ferrer.

Who is the husband of Audrey?

Reflecting on Audrey Hepburn's marital life, she was married twice, after which she embarked on a long-term relationship with her partner Robert Wolders, whom she spent the rest of her life with. Her first husband was American actor Mel Ferrer, who she married on 25th September 1954, in Burgenstock, Switzerland. The pair had a son called Sean Hepburn Ferrer (born July 17, 1960) before they divorced after fourteen years together. Her next marriage was to Italian psychiatrist, Andrea Dotti, on January 19, 1969. The couple welcomed their first child, a son named Luca Dotti, on 8th February 1970 before divorcing in 1982, after thirteen years together. Hepburn’s relationship with Wolders, a Dutch actor and widower of actress Merle Oberon, began during the later years of her second marriage, precisely in 1980 and lasted till her death in 1993. 

Her children; Sean is an author and film producer while Luca is a former graphic designer turned actor, who serves as the chairman of the Audrey Hepburn’s Children’s Fund (created in 1994).

How tall is Audrey?

Audrey Hepburn was a very beautiful woman with a cool personality. Her height was recorded at 5 feet 7 inches and she reportedly weighed about 103 pounds. Her shoe size‎ was further measured to be 10 (US) or 40 (EU). Her other body measurement will be added soon. 

How was the career (beginning-present) journey of Audrey?

  • Audrey moved with her mother and siblings to Amsterdam, where she began ballet training under Sonia Gaskell after the war ended in 1945. 
  • Later, she was registered as a freelance actress with the Associated British Picture Corporation. 
  • She appeared in the BBC Television play The Silent Village, and in minor roles in the films One Wild Oat, Laughter in Paradise, Young Wives' Tale, and The Lavender Hill Mob (all 1951). 
  • She was cast in her first major supporting role in Thorold Dickinson's The Secret People (1952).
  • She was then offered a small role in a film being shot in both English and French, Monte Carlo Baby.
  • She had her first starring role in Roman Holiday (1953).
  • She was signed to a seven-picture contract with Paramount with 12 months in between films to allow her time for stage work.
  • Following her success in Roman Holiday, Hepburn starred in Billy Wilder's romantic Cinderella-story comedy Sabrina (1954).
  • She appeared in no new film releases in 1955.
  • She played Sister Luke in The Nun's Story (1959).
  • She starred as New Yorker Holly Golightly, in Blake Edwards's Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961).
  • She starred in William Wyler's drama The Children's Hour (1961). 
  • She next appeared opposite Cary Grant in the comic thriller Charade (1963). 
  • She reunited with her Sabrina co-star William Holden in Paris When It Sizzles (1964).
  • Her second film released in 1964 was George Cukor's film adaptation of the stage musical My Fair Lady.
  • She chose to devote more time to her family after 1967 and acted only occasionally in the following decades.
  • She reunited with director Terence Young in the production of Bloodline in 1979. 
  • Her last starring role in a feature film was opposite Gazzara in the comedy They All Laughed (1981).
  • She co-starred with Robert Wagner in a made-for-television caper film, Love Among Thieves (1987).
  • Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn was a PBS documentary series, which was filmed on location in seven countries in the spring and summer of 1990.
  • She went to Turkey on an immunization campaign in 1988. 
  • She toured Central America in February 1989 and met with leaders in Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala.
  • She went to Vietnam, in an effort to collaborate with the government for national UNICEF-supported immunization and clean water programmes in 1990. 

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