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Audrey Hepburn (I) (1929–1993)


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

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 23 wins & 39 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

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

Filmography

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 1989 Always
Hap
 1987 Love Among Thieves (TV Movie)
Baroness Caroline DuLac
 1981 They All Laughed
Angela Niotes
 1979 Bloodline
Elizabeth Roffe
 1976 Robin and Marian
Maid Marian
 1967 Wait Until Dark
Susy Hendrix
 1967 Two for the Road
Joanna Wallace
 1966 How to Steal a Million
Nicole
 1964 My Fair Lady
Eliza Doolittle
 1964 Paris When It Sizzles
Gabrielle Simpson / Gaby
 1963 Charade
Regina Lampert
 1961 The Children's Hour
Karen Wright
 1961 Breakfast at Tiffany's
Holly Golightly
 1960 The Unforgiven
Rachel Zachary
 1959 The Nun's Story
Sister Luke (Gabrielle van der Mal)
 1959 Green Mansions
Rima
 1957 Love in the Afternoon
Ariane Chavasse / Thin Girl
 1957 Funny Face
Jo Stockton
 1957 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Marie Vetsera
- Mayerling (1957) ... Marie Vetsera
 1956 War and Peace
Natasha Rostova
 1954 Sabrina
Sabrina Fairchild
 1953 We Go to Monte Carlo
Linda Farrel / Melissa Farrell
 1953 Roman Holiday
Princess Ann
 1952 Secret People
Nora
 1951 Nous irons à Monte Carlo
Melissa Farrell
 1951 Young Wives' Tale
Eve Lester
 1951 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Celia
- The Silent Village (1951) ... Celia
 1951 The Lavender Hill Mob
Chiquita
 1951 Laughter in Paradise
Cigarette Girl
 1951 One Wild Oat
Hotel Receptionist
 1950 Saturday-Night Revue (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1950)
- Episode #1.2 (1950)
- Episode #1.1 (1950)
 1949 Sauce Tartare (TV Movie)
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Other Works:

TV commercial using a combination of archive footage, CGI, and an Audrey Hepburn impersonator for Dove Chocolate Bars (archive footage and archive sound). See more »

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6 Biographical Movies | 26 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 22 Articles | 12 Pictorials | 74 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Audrey

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on "The Diary of Anne Frank"] I was given the book in Dutch, in galley form, in 1946 by a friend. I read it...and it destroyed me. It does this to many people when they first read it but I was not reading it as a book, as printed pages. This was my life. I didn't know what I was going to read. I've never been the same again, it affected me so deeply. See more »

Trivia:

Turned down the title role in Gigi (1958) to make Funny Face (1957). Ironically, her agent initially rejected the film, but Hepburn overrode the decision after reading the script. Her mother, Baroness Ella Van Heemstra, makes a cameo appearance as a sidewalk café patron, and her Yorkshire terrier "Mr. Famous" appears as the dog in the basket during the "Anna Karenina" train shot. Hepburn did not ... 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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