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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 22 wins & 39 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Breakfast at Tiffany's
Breakfast at Tiffany's Holly Golightly
(1961)
My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady Eliza Doolittle
(1964)
Roman Holiday
Roman Holiday Princess Ann
(1953)
Charade
Charade Regina Lampert
(1963)

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Other Works:

Stage: "High Button Shoes" (Hippodrome, London). See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Biographical Movies | 26 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 22 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 »

Trivia:

Was fluent in English, Dutch, Spanish, French, and Italian. She was raised bilingually; speaking English and Dutch (resulting in her unique accent). Throughout her life, she used multilingualism to great advantage with international press in both her careers as an actress and humanitarian. See more »

Trademark:

Charming characters who try to wear their troubles lightly See more »

Nickname:

Edda van Heemstra

Star Sign:

Taurus

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