Audrey Hepburn


Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn (May 4, 1929 - January 20 1993) was an actress, from Belgium. She was born in Brussels. Audrey's parents were Joseph Anthony Ruston and Ella Van Heemstra. They were divorced in 1935.
When World War II ended, Audrey and her mother moved to England. There Audrey learned ballet, was a model and started to appear in the theatre and in movies. Audrey won the Theatre World Award for her performance in "Gigi", which was a play on "Broadway". After this she was offered a part in the movie "Roman Holiday", which also starred Gregory Peck. Audrey won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in this movie. She would be nominated for four more Academy Awards during her career. Those movies were "Sabrina", "The Nun's Story", "Wait Until Dark", and "Breakfast at Tiffany's". Audrey's most famous movie is "Breakfast At Tiffany's". The character she played was called Holly Golightly. She also appeared in "Charade", "My Fair Lady" and was a Goodwill Ambassasor for UNICEF.
Audrey died of colon cancer in Switzerland in 1993. She was 63. Her son, Sean Ferrer, later wrote a book about his mother. It was called "Audrey Hepburn: An Elegant Spirit".


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