Audrey Hepburn

By: Benda Nurceska

EARLY LIFE

Audrey Kathleen Hepburn-Ruston was born in Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium on May 4, 1929. She lived in Hollywood's Golden Age. She spent her childhood between Belgium, England, and the Netherlands, including Germany. In 1948, she moved to London to continue her ballet. She spoke several languages, including English, French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, and German.

FAME

She had small roles in several films. She then starred in the 1951 broad way play Gigi. She then got her fame from playing the lead role in Roman Holiday and Ondine. She went on to star in a number of successful films, such as Sabrina (1954), The Nun's Story (1959), Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), Charade (1963), My Fair Lady (1964) and Wait Until Dark (1967)
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AWARDS

Audrey Hepburn got many awards and honors. She won or was nominated for awards for her work in motion pictures, television, spoken-word recording, on stage and humanitarian work.

- She was five-times nominated for an Academy Award and was awarded the 1954 Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Roman Holiday

- And the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 1993 for her humanitarian work.

- She won a record three BAFTA Awards for Best British Actress

- From five nominations, and received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1992

- She then won three Golden Globe Awards

- She won the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1990

- She also won the 1954 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress

- And received a Special Tony Award in 1968

- An Emmy Award for her television series Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn

- A Grammy Award for her recording title Audrey Hepburn's Enchanted Tales

She has been honored on United States postage stamps and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The American Film Institute has repeatedly recognized her talent, placing Hepburn third on its list of the top 100 female stars of all time and placing several of the films she starred in on its 100 best... lists.

LATE LIFE

She retired her role as an actress in 1989. Then she began her work as a humanitarian from 1988 until 1992. She then got married to Peter Wolders in 1980 until her death. She also had 2 children. Then she got Appendiceal Cancer, and she died in 1993. She is resting in Tolochenaz Cemetery, Tolochenaz, Vaud.
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