Audrey Hepburn Biography: Movies, Cause of Death, Quotes, Age, Net Worth, Fashion, Birthday, Grandchildren, Wiki, Height, Wight

Audrey Hepburn Biography: Movies, Cause of Death, Quotes, Age, Net Worth, Fashion, Birthday, Grandchildren, Wiki, Height, Wight

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Biography

Audrey Kathleen Ruston Hepburn (born 4 May 1929; died 20 January 1993) was an iconic British actress and inspiring humanitarian.

Remembered as both a film and fashion icon, American Film Institute ranked her as the third-greatest female screen legend from the Golden Age of Hollywood.

She was formally recognized by the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame.

Audrey Hepburn rose to stardom through her scintillating role in a romantic comedy titled Roman Holiday, in 1953, for which she became the first actress in history to win an Oscar, a BAFTA Award, and Golden Globe Award for a single performance.

Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn: History, Bio, Photo
Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Audrey Kathleen Ruston Hepburn
Stage Name: Audrey Hepburn
Born: 4 May 1929 (age 92 years old)
Place of Birth: Ixelles, Belgium
Died: 20 January 1993, Tolochenaz, Switzerland
Nationality: British
Parents: Joseph Anthony Ruston, Ella van Heemstra
Children: Luca Dotti, Sean Hepburn Ferrer
Height: 1.7 m
Cause Of Death: Cancer
Boyfriend • Husband: Andrea Dotti (m. 1969–1982), Mel Ferrer (m. 1954–1968), Robert Wolders
Occupation: Actress • Humanitarian
Net Worth: $55 million

Early Life

Audrey Hepburn was born Audrey Kathleen Ruston on 4 May 1929 in Brussels, the capital city of Belgium.

She was a daughter to Joseph Anthony Ruston (father) and Ella van Heemstra (mother).

Her parents separated when she was a child and after which she moved with her mother to London, England.

However, she later relocated to the Netherlands with her mother during World War II.

At that time, Audrey Hepburn was learning ballet, and after the war was over, she received ballet lessons in the capital city of Netherlands, Amsterdam, and then in London, England.

She was also into modeling and dancing projects and, at the same time, received acting training.

Education

Audrey Hepburn attended a local boarding school in England and later moved to the Netherlands with her mother during World War II, there she studied in an institute called ‘Arnhem Conservatory’.

Career

In 1948, Audrey Hepburn appeared as a chorus girl in a musical called High Button Shoes, which was her debut stage performance. This was followed by numerous stage performances.
And in 1949, she once again featured in a chorus named Sauce Tartare, and the following year, she played in the musical called Sauce Piquante. She also played minor roles in movies like Laughter in Paradise, The Lavender Hill Mob, One Wild Oat, and Young Wives Tale.

Between 1951 and 1953, she performed the lead role in a play titled Gigi, which turned out to be a success, and Audrey Hepburn‘s potential in acting was recognized.

Audrey Hepburn‘s first elaborate role was as a supporting actress in a film titled The Secret People in 1952, where she played the role of a ballet dancer. That same year, she also performed in a movie named Nous Irons a Monte Carlo (English translation: We Will Go To Monte Carlo).

Then she got her breakthrough in 1953 when she played in the lead role of Princess Anne in a film titled Roman Holiday, alongside actor Gregory Peck. This was immediately followed by her movie Sabrina, which also was a success as the film Roman Holiday.

Audrey Hepburn‘s acquaintance Mel Ferrer asked her to play in Broadway opposite him titled Ondine. , the acquaintance later became Audrey Hepburn‘s husband, and in 1956, the new couple featured together in the film, War and Peace, an adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s novel with the same name.
From 1957-60, she worked in a few films such as Funny Face, Love in the Afternoon, Mayerling, Green Mansions, The Unforgiven, and The Nun’s Story.

Audrey Hepburn’s career got a kick start, and she performed with numerous industry stalwarts, which was a significant contribution to her successful career.
In 1960, she began working on the screen adaptation of Truman Capote’s novel Breakfast at Tiffany’s, released the following year. Likewise, she worked in a movie titled The Children’s Hour.

The British actress took some time off from her career, devoting her time to her son Sean Hepburn Ferrer and family. After which, she resumed work and starred in numerous movies from 1963-67, including Charade, My Fair Lady, Paris When It Sizzles, How to Steal a Million, Wait Until Dark, and Two For the Road.

She again took a second break from acting, this time longer for about nine years and bounced back with a film titled Robin and Marian in 1976. This was followed by a few more films such as Bloodline, They All Laughed and Always. Unfortunately, she could not continue her career due to illness.

Awards and Achievements

This versatile actress Audrey Hepburn was awarded the Promising Personalities of 1951-52 at the Theatre World Awards. She had also been awarded the Billboard Annual Donaldson Award for Outstanding Achievement in Theatre in 1952.

Audrey Hepburn received an Oscar in the Best Actress category for her role in the film Roman Holiday in 1954. She also received the BAFTA Award for Best British Actress in a Leading Role and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress Motion Picture Drama for the same film.

In 1954, she received the Tony Award in Best Dramatic Actress for Ondine by the American Theatre Wing and The League of American Theatres and Producers.

And in 1958, she was awarded the Golden Laurel Award in Top Female Comedy Performance for Love in the Afternoon.
In late 1960, she was awarded the Hollywood Walk of Fame Star in the Motion Picture category. That same year, she received the NYFCC Best Actress Award for her role in the film The Nun’s Story.

Furthermore, in1962, Audrey Hepburn won the David di Donatello Best Foreign Actress Award for the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

In 1965, she was awarded the NYFCC Best Actress Award and the David di Donatello Best Foreign Actress Award for her role in My Fair Lady.

In 1992, she received the BAFTA Lifetime Achievements Award.

She also received numerous awards for her humanitarian works.

Personal Life

Audrey Hepburn was a beautiful woman in her prime. Up until her death, she weighed 110 pounds and was 5 feet 7 inches tall.

In September 1954, Audrey Hepburn married a co-actor named Mel Ferrer, with whom she had a son named Sean Hepburn Ferrer. However, the couple divorced fourteen years later.

Nonetheless, in January 1969, she married again to Andrea Dotti, who worked as an Italian Psychiatrist whom she met on a cruise trip. The marriage produced a son named Luca Dotti. However, the couple separated after being married for up to thirteen years.

However, she later found a friend and confidante in veteran actor Robert Wolders with whom she shared many common interests; even though they did not marry, they were together, she died.

For her influence and hard work, a street in Doorn, Netherlands, was named after her as Audrey Hepburn Laan (Audrey Hepburn Lane), In 1959.

After suffering from the dreaded appendiceal cancer for a long time, the graceful actress breathed what would be her last on 20 January 1993.

In the New York headquarter of UNICEF, a statue of hers is placed in her honor called The Spirit of Audrey, built-in 2002.

Net Worth

As for Audrey Hepburn‘s wealth at the time of her death in 1993, multiple outlets reported she was worth a whopping $55 million. She shared her wealth, including several estates and businesses, with her two sons in her will.

Filmography

Audrey Hepburn has inspired several actors and actresses in contemporary films worldwide even while she lay still in her grave.

The Belgian has acted in numerous films, theatres and television films, most of which are still hit to date.
Audrey Hepburn’s filmography is as follows:

Movies

  • 1948 Dutch in Seven Lessons as Stewardess
  • 1951 One Wild Oat as Hotel receptionist
  • 1951 Young Wives’ Tale as Eve Lester
  • 1951 Laughter in Paradise as a Cigarette girl
  • 1951 The Lavender as Hill Mob
  • 1952 Secret People as Nora Brentano
  • 1952 Monte Carlo Baby as Linda Farrell
  • 1953 Roman Holiday as Princess Ann
  • 1954 Sabrina as Sabrina Fairchild
  • 1956 War and Peace as Natasha Rostova
  • 1957 Love in the Afternoon as Ariane Chavasse
  • 1957 Funny Face as Jo Stockton
  • 1959 Green Mansions as Rima
  • 1959 The Nun’s Story as Sister Luke
  • 1960 The Unforgiven as Rachel Zachary
  • 1961 Breakfast at Tiffany’s as Holly Golightly
  • 1961 The Children’s Hour as Karen Wright
  • 1963 Charade as Regina Lampert
  • 1964 Paris When It Sizzles as Gabrielle Simpson
  • 1964 My Fair Lady as Eliza Doolittle
  • 1966 How to Steal a Million as Nicole Bonnet
  • 1967 Two for the Road as Joanna Wallace
  • 1967 Wait Until Dark as Susy Hendrix
  • 1976 Robin and Marian as Maid Marian
  • 1979 Bloodline as Elizabeth Roffe
  • 1981 They All Laughed as Angela Notes
  • 1989 Always as Hap

TV Shows

  • 1950 Saturday Night Revue (3 episodes)
  • 1951 Sunday Night Theatre as Celia (Episode: “The Silent Village”)
  • 1952 CBS Television Workshop as Virginia Forsythe (Episode: “Rainy Day at Paradise Junction”)
  • 1957 Producers’ Showcase as Mary Vetsera (Episode: “Mayerling”)
  • 1970 A World of Love as Herself (UNICEF special)
  • 1987 Love Among Thieves as Caroline DuLac
  • 1988 American Masters as Herself
  • 1988 Gregory Peck: His Own Man as Herself
  • 1993 Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn as Herself

Theatres

  • 1948–1949 High Button Shoes as Chorus girl (London Hippodrome)
  • 1949 Sauce Tartare as Chorus girl (Cambridge Theatre)
  • 1950 Sauce as Piquante (Cambridge Theatre)
  • 1951–1952 Gigi as Gigi (Fulton Theatre)
  • 1954 Ondine as Ondine (46th Street Theatre)



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