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Audrey Hepburn (I) (1929–1993)


Audrey Hepburn was born Audrey Kathleen Ruston on May 4, 1929 in Brussels, Belgium. She was a blue-blood and a cosmopolitan from birth. Her mother, Ella van Heemstra, was a Dutch baroness, and her father, Joseph Victor Anthony Ruston, was born in Úzice, Bohemia, of English and Austrian descent, and worked in business. After her parents divorced, ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 34 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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Her 1957 TV production, "Mayerling" (3rd season episode of the TV-series Producers' Showcase (1954)), was released theatrically in Europe. See more »

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6 Biographical Movies | 24 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 21 Articles | 12 Pictorials | 72 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Audrey

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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You can't let yourself worry when you play a classic role. I'm an introvert anyway. Playing the extroverted girl in Breakfast at Tiffany's was the hardest thing I ever did. If I had stopped to think about comparison with my predecessors as Eliza, I'd have frozen completely. But I loved this part. Eliza is vulnerable, but she has a beautiful inner strength. I made myself forget the problems. I ... See more »

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Her biggest film regret was not getting the Anne Bancroft role in The Turning Point (1977). "That was the one film", she later admitted, "that got away from me." See more »

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Delicate thin frame See more »

Nickname:

Edda van Heemstra

Star Sign:

Taurus

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