Friday 14 July 2017

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn is one of the most recognized legends of Hollywood and film industry worldwide. Now no longer with us, her contribution to the world of cinemas is incredible and irreplaceable. Some of her unparalleled works are Roman Holiday, Breakfast at Tiffany, Charade, My Fair Lady, Wait Until Dark, Sabrina, The Nun's Story, Ondine, The Children's Hour, War and Peace, Green Mansions, and more. Her award arsenal is endless. She was ranked by the American Film Institute as the third greatest female screen legend and inducted in the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame. Audrey has won several awards for her brilliant performances, namely Academy Awards, Golden Globe, BAFTA, Emmy, Grammy and Tony Awards. With an undying legacy, she in 1991 won tribute from the Film Society of Lincoln Centre. Besides, she was posthumously awarded Jean Hersholt Humanitarian award for her remarkable humanitarian contribution. Her wax statue can be seen at Madam Tussauds Vienaa.

Audrey Hepburn Religion

Audrey was born in Brussels, Belgium. Her mother was a Dutch baroness and father who was of English and Austrian descent was a businessman. She might have been a Christian but was not particularly religious

Audrey Hepburn Political Views

Audrey Hepburn was named the Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF, a task that she performed outstandingly. Her field missions have been in an orphanage in Ethiopia, immunization camp of Turkey, meeting the leaders of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. She was part of the Operation Lifeline that had to ferry food to South Sudan. In 1990, she even visited Vietnam for immunization and clean water programmes. 

Who is he/she dating?

Hepburn dated her future Hair producer Michael Butler and was engaged to James Hanson in 1952. As she was at the peak of her career, she couldn't marry at that time. She then began her relationship with American actor Mel Ferrer whom she married. He divorced him after a 14-year marriage in 1968. Audrey married an Italian psychiatrist Andrea Dotti in 1969. This marriage too dissolved after 13 years. Finally, she settled with Dutch actor Robert Wolders.

Audrey Hepburn Hobbies

A crusader of compassion and benevolence, she has worked relentlessly in various countries for the causes of weak, poor, war-stricken, and undernourished. These humanitarian expeditions kept her busy and enlightened for most of her life other than acting.

Interesting Facts

Her character of a New York call girl in Breakfast at Tiffany's is considered as the best-known character in American cinema, and the little black dress she wore in here is the most popular one of all times.

Audrey has been particularly associated with French fashion house Givency, and was also the face of its first perfume L'Interdit. 

She is said to have boosted the sale of Burberry Trench coats.

The auction of her "Little Black Dress" sold for a record sum of  £467,200 in 2006. 

She has been named the Most Beautiful women and actress of all times by several associations such as Evian, QVC, Samsung etc.

Hepburn suffered from a rare disease called Pseudomyxoma. 

She suffered from depression and malnutrition as her father deserted them and their town was occupied by Hitler's Nazi forces. 

She has a breed of tulip named after her.