Audrey Hepburn: Facts About Hollywood’s Best Golden Age Actor

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Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!”, a Hollywood’s Golden Age idol once quoted. And today, the world knows the same icon by the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Yes Audrey Hepburn was a screen icon, also considered as the World’s most beautiful women and a fashion legend, known for being best dressed always. Know more about the historic beauty below:

1. She was marked as the best natural looking women in the world by most notables.

2. She was also inducted in The International Best Dressed List, a reputed list founded by fashionista Eleanor Lambert in 1940 as an attempt to boost the reputation of American fashion at the time.

3. The American Film Institute (AFI), a film organization that educates filmmakers and honors the heritage of the moving picture arts in the U.S., ranked her as the 3rt greatest female screen legend of all times.

4. Her quotes are still date very famous like “Paris is always a good idea”, “The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters” and “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other”.

5. Her ever famous movies are Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961), Roman Holiday (1953), Sabrina (1954), The Nun’s Story (1959), My Fair Lady (1964), Wait Until Dark (1967) and Funny Face (1957), with many others.

6. She was born with the name Audrey Kathleen Ruston on May 4, 1929 in Brussels, Belgium and died from Appendiceal cancer on January 20, 1993, when she was 63. Her last breathe was at Vaud, Switzerland.

7. Besides an actor, she was also a respected humanitarian and devoted half of her life to UNICEF, as a Goodwill Ambassador. She worked for the betterment of several weak groups in South America, Africa and Asia.

8. Hepburn’s first major role as a lead actress was in the film “Roman Holiday”, though she appeared in many other several British films before. For the same film, she created history by becoming the first actor winning an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA Award for the same role.

9. She also set a record when she won 3 BAFTA Awards in the column Best British Actress in a leading role. Among very few, she is the one who won all the best four prestigious awards: Academy, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony.

10. The actress, growing up, also helped The Resistance during the World War II, the best part she will always be known for. Her parents were however Nazi supporters.

11. She was tagged by America as the “America’s Sweetheart”, during the time she was filming Sabrina. She then also fell in love with her co-star William Holden, which covered major media attraction. However the relationship ended when William disclosed about his vasectomy, and Hepburn then wanted to have a child.

12. She moved ahead and married actor Mel Ferrer. The marriage lasted between years 1954 to 1968. Then she married Andrea Dotti (1969–82). She had her first child after two miscarriages, with Mel Ferrer in the year 1960. She named him Sean Hepburn Ferrer. She had her second son Luca Dotti with Andrea in the year 1970, when she was 39.

13. Her ever popular Givenchy’s “little black dress” from the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s, was sold for £467,200, which is at 7-times its pre-sale estimate. It was auctioned at a Christie’s auction on 5 December 2006. Italian shoe designer Salvatore Ferragamo created a shoe for her and made her ambassador of his fashion house as well.

14. Not just designers and fashion labels, she also inspired others like photographer Richard Avedon, who clicked with intent a close-up of Hepburn’s face with only her eyes, eyebrows, and mouth in focus.

15. Her image, as quoted, always attracted more attention to women, than to men. Even today, she is counted with Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor on the same platform. She could also speak several languages including German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, French and English ofcourse.

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