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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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Posters and print ads for Givenchy perfume. 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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I understood the dismay of people who had seen Julie on Broadway. Julie made that role her own, and for that reason I didn't want to do the film when it was first offered. But Jack Warner never wanted to put Julie in the film. He was totally opposed to it, for whatever reason. Then I learned that if I turned it down, they would offer it to still another movie actress. So I felt I should have the ... See more »

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She confessed to eating tulip bulbs and tried to bake grass into bread during the hard days of World War II. See more »

Trademark:

Often played classy High Society women. See more »

Nickname:

Edda van Heemstra

Star Sign:

Taurus

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