Celebrating the lovely Audrey Hepburn, actress and humanitarian
Truly lovely both inside and out, Hepburn combined elegance, grace and style with a certain naive joy — a gamine charm at odds with her slim dancer’s body and doe-eyed beauty.
A skilled actress, she lit up the screen in such film as “Sabrina,” “War and Peace,” “Funny Face,” “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and “My Fair Lady.“
She won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for “Roman Holiday,“ as well as a Tony for her role as a water sprite in “Odine” and an Emmy for her television series “Gardens of the World.” Her spoken-word album, “Audrey Hepburn’s Enchanted Tales,” earned her a posthumous Grammy.
At the same time, Hepburn was a gentle soul who loved nature, animals and the outdoors. She worked as a UNICEF ambassador for decades, earning a Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Born in Brussels and raised in the Netherlands during World War II, Hepburn later set aside her dreams of becoming a professional ballerina to work as a photographer’s model and actress.
A role as the lead in the hit Broadway play “Gigi” led to her first starring role, opposite Gregory Peck in “Roman Holiday.” Critics loved her. Audiences adored her, and a career was born.
Audrey Hepburn would have celebrated her 80th birthday today.
In celebration of her career and her loving soul, I invite you to click through Life’s beautiful online gallery “Audrey Hepburn in Lights.”
Here you can see Audrey at her most stunning, in photos that reveal that unmistakably wistful, winsome charm.
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