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The Audrey Hepburn Story (2000)

Biographic made-for-TV movie of the life of one of Hollywood's most famous actreses: Audrey Hepburn, spaning from her early childhood to the 1960's which details her life as Dutch ... See full summary »

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Biographic made-for-TV movie of the life of one of Hollywood's most famous actreses: Audrey Hepburn, spaning from her early childhood to the 1960's which details her life as Dutch overachieving ballerina, coming to grips with her parents divorce and enduring five hard years of living in Nazi occupied Holland during World War II. Audrey then settles in the USA where she tries to make it big as a movie actress and the emotional trials that follow her with it. Written by Matthew Patay

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The dazzling true story of one of Hollywood's great icons See more »

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Biography | Drama

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Rated PG for a scene of violence and brief language | See all certifications »
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27 March 2000 (USA)  »

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Like Audrey Hepburn herself, Jennifer Love Hewitt is also an ambassador for the charity UNICEF, Jennifer has always admired Audrey and considered it a great honour to follow in her footsteps. See more »

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When Audrey is auditioning for the ballet school in London in 1947, there is a close-up of a pair of feet wearing pointe shoes. Unfortunately, these feet are wearing Gaynor Mindens, pointe shoes not introduced to the world until the late 1990's, shoes that, because of the very advanced methods in their construction, are controversial in the ballet world to this day. See more »

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Audrey Hepburn: [after receiving an Academy Award] I would like to thank my mother, who taught me to stand up straight, sit erect, use discipline with wine and sweets, and only smoke six cigarettes a day.
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References From Here to Eternity (1953) See more »

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Audrey deserved much better
10 June 2001 | by (Manhattan,New York) – See all my reviews

I have been an Audrey Hepburn fan, for as long as I could remember, and was dying to see this biopic actually. I wasn't going to judge it right away, but after seeing it twice, it turned out to be the worst biopic I've ever seen in my life. Jennifer Love Hewitt, not to bad-mouth her, but just did not fit the part at all. She lacks the looks, the poise and the maturity to portray such a film legend. For those who disagree, just rent some Audrey movies-(Breakfast at Tiffany's, Roman Holiday, The Nun's Story) and compare. Also the biopic only shows half of Audrey Hepburn's life. It starts off with JLH (Audrey) making Breakfast at Tiffany's, then through a series of flashbacks she recalls some event's of Audrey's life. So half the time JLH is staring dreamily into space in those big dark sunglasses. Emmy was terrific as young Audrey during the Nazi occupation, which made me stuck around, but afterwards it became just awful. They got the facts all wrong about Audrey as well. Her Oscar speech, her meeting with Givenchy, were incorrect. The supporting cast were not much help either.Please before you see this biopic, (if you dare too) look at some of Audrey's websites, watch her movies, read a good biography on her (Audrey Adieu is good) Don't rely on this TV biopic to give you all the facts on her. She was a talented, beautiful, elegant and compassionate woman who deserved much better than this biopic.


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