J'adore Audrey Hepburn

This group is for everyone who loves this classic beauty. Grumps like Humphrey Bogart were insane not to like this gorgeous, kind-hearted, and selfless actress, who stuck out against the rest of Hollywood. If you don't mind those black and white classics like Roman Holiday and you watch them to put you in a good mood... this group is definitely for you!

I also had to make a group about her because we share the same birthday :)



A little information to know about her:
I had heard that Audrey was born Kathleen Edda van Heemstra Hepburn Ruston... partly due to the fact that her mother was known as Ella van Heemstra. Audrey was commonly known as Kathleen Hepburn-Ruston. She was born in Belgium and dreamed of becoming a ballerina. She moved to London in 1948 after WWII to study further.

In 1953 she starred in [my personal favorite] Roman Holiday alongside Gregory Peck [what a hunk!] and won her first and only Academy Award for her performance. It was her only win, but certainly not her only nomination for the golden man.

Audrey was married twice. Her first marriage to fellow actor, Mel Ferrer [Ondine, War & Peace] for 14 years, Dr. Andrea Dotti for 13 years, and had one companion in the last 12 years of her life [together from 1980, she died in January of '93], actor Robert Wolders. She had two sons, one with each of her former husbands, Sean Ferrer [1960] and Luca Dotti [1970].

Some of her most famous characters are from the following films:
Princess Ann in Roman Holiday
Sabrina Fairchild in Sabrina
Natasha Rostova in War and Peace
Jo Stockton in Funny Face
Ariane Chavasse in Love in the Afternoon
Sister Luke in The Nun's Story
Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's
Regina Lampert in Charade
Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady
Nicole Bonnet in How to Steal a Million
Joanna Wallace in Two for the Road
Susy Hendrix in Wait Until Dark

Audrey was nominated for Roman Holiday, Sabrina, The Nun's Story, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and Wait Until Dark. She won Best Actress at the 1954 Academy Awards ceremony for Roman Holiday.

Audrey is one of twelve people that has ever received an Academy Award, an Emmy, a Tony, and a Grammy.
Academy: Best Actress for Roman Holiday
Emmy: Outstanding Individual Achievement for the "Flower Gardens" episode of her documentary series, Gardens of the World (posthumous)
Tony: Best Actress for Ondine
Grammy: Best Spoken Word Album for Children in Audrey Hepburn Enchanted Tales (posthumous)

Audrey was known for having all of her leading men fall in love with her a little, and who wouldn't?! Whether it was a brotherly or fatherly influence like that of Gregory Peck, or a love interest like that of her husband Mel Ferrer or William Holden (who apparently never fell out of love with her), she was a kind, giving woman who dedicated the later portion of her life to helping those less fortunate and became a goodwill ambassador to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

Audrey died of inoperable colon cancer on January 20, 1993. She is known as the beautiful classic woman, because she defined sophistication, beauty, and culture. What a wonderful little thing Audrey was and remains to be.

"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!"