Audrey Hepburn young
May 4, 1929
5 ft 7 in | 170 cm
33-24-34 in | 84-61-86 cm
54 kg | 119 pounds
10.5 US | 41 EU
Audrey Hepburn was born in Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium, on May 4, 1929, was an British actress. Young Audrey Hepburn first started performing as a ballerina and chorus girl in the West End musical theatre productions. She studied ballet under Sonia Gaskell and Marie Rambert.
She made her big screen debut in the Dutch black and white movie Dutch in Seven Lessons (1948) in a role as air stewardess.
Her breakthrough performance came as a royal princess Ann in romantic comedy film Roman Holiday (1953) opposite Gregory Peck, for which she won the Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.
She made her Broadway debut in a play "Gigi" (1951) in role as Gigi. She won the Tony Award for Best Lead Actress for her role as Ondine in a play "Ondine" (1953).
She was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Actress for her performances in films:
Sabrina (1954) romantic comedy drama in role as Sabrina Fairchild
The Nun's Story (1959) drama in role as Sister Luke (Gabrielle "Gaby" Van Der Mal), for which she won a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) romantic comedy in role as Holly Golightly/Lula Mae Barnes
Wait Until Dark (1967) thriller in role as Susy Hendrix
She won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance as Regina "Reggie" Lampert in romantic comedy mystery film Charade (1963) opposite Cary Grant.
Funny Face (1957) musical romantic comedy opposite Fred Astaire
My Fair Lady (1964) musical comedy drama opposite Rex Harrison
Love in the Afternoon (1957) romantic comedy with Gary Cooper
The Unforgiven (1960) western opposite Burt Lancaster
How to Steal a Million (1966) heist comedy opposite Peter O'Toole
Robin and Marian (1976) romantic adventure opposite Sean Connery.
She posthumously received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement – Informational Programming for hosting documentary television series Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn (1993).
She was one of the most influential movie and fashion icons of all time.
Attended the Arnhem Conservatory from 1939 to 1945.
She received the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1990.
Received a Special Tony Award in 1968.
She was nominated for 10 Golden Globe Awards.
Has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located on 1652 Vine Street, Los Angeles.
She was fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy's muse.
Was good friends with Eva Gabor.
Was close friend of Gregory Peck and Ben Gazzara.
Hepburn died on January 20, 1993, Tolochenaz, Switzerland.
She was married to:
Mel Ferrer (1954-1968) they had a son
Andrea Dotti (1969-1982), they had a son
She was engaged to James Hanson (1952-1953).
I probably hold the distinction of being one movies star who, by all laws of logic should never have made it. At each stage of my career, I lacked the experience.
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 threw myself into it and tried to make it me.
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
I have to be alone very often. I'd be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That's how I refuel.
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
I was asked to act when I couldn't act. I was asked to sing 'Funny Face' when I couldn't sing, and dance with Fred Astaire when I couldn't dance - and do all kinds of things I wasn't prepared for. Then I tried like mad to cope with it.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.