Actress and humanitarian
"She was born Edda Kathleen can Heemstra Hepburn- Ruston in Brussels on May 4, 1929" (Golden).
"Her parents' marriage was often turbulent and finally ended when John left the family in 1935" (Hasday 106).
"'The most traumatic event in my life. A tragedy from which I don't think I've ever recovered. I worshipped him and missed him terribly from the day he disappeared,' said Audrey." (Hasday 106).
"At the age of 22, Audrey Hepburn went to New York to star in the Broadway production of Gigi" ("Audrey").
"Audrey received many honors, including an Academy Award, two Tony's, the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award" (Hasday 105).
"Traveling the world, Hepburn tried to raise awareness about children in need" ("Audrey").
"There is no proof that her disease was related to her UNICEF work, but there were those who believed she had sacrificed herself for the cause (Paris 357-60)" (Rollin 333).
"'To save a child is a blessing: to save a million is a God-given opportunity' - Audrey Hepburn" (Hasday 105).