Audrey Hepburn Biography

Audrey Hepburn was a British actress and humanitarian. Recognised 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 the history of American cinema and has been placed in the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame. She is also regarded by some to be the most naturally beautiful woman of all time.

Born in Ixelles, a district of Brussels, Hepburn spent her childhood between Belgium, England and the Netherlands, including German-occupied Arnhem during the Second World War. In Amsterdam, she studied ballet with Sonia Gaskell before moving to London in 1948 to continue her ballet training with Marie Rambert and perform as a chorus girl in West End musical theatre productions. She spoke several languages including English, French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, and German.

After appearing in several British films and starring in the 1951 Broadway play Gigi, Hepburn played the lead role in Roman Holiday, for which she was the first actress to win an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA Award for a single performance. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Audrey Hepburn
Nationality:
United Kingdom
Profession:
Model, Actor, Dancer
Ethnicity:
Belgian people, Irish people, Dutch people
Religion:
Christian Science
Date of Birth:
May 4, 1929
Astrological Sign:
Taurus
Date of Death:
January 20, 1993
Age at Death:
63
Cause of Death:
Appendix cancer
Marriages
Audrey Hepburn Timeline
  • 1954-03-25
    26th Academy Awards - "From Here to Eternity" best film, William Holden & Audrey Hepburn best actor/actress
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