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Audrey Hepburn (I) (1929–1993)


Audrey Hepburn was born Audrey Kathleen Hepburn-Ruston on May 4, 1929 in Brussels, Belgium. She was a blue-blood and a cosmopolitan from birth. Her mother, Ella van Heemstra, was a Dutch baroness; Audrey's father, Joseph Victor Anthony Hepburn-Ruston, was born in Úzice, Bohemia, of English and Austrian descent, and worked in business. After her ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 22 wins & 39 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Breakfast at Tiffany's
Breakfast at Tiffany's Holly Golightly
(1961)
My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady Eliza Doolittle
(1964)
Roman Holiday
Roman Holiday Princess Ann
(1953)
Sabrina
Sabrina Sabrina Fairchild
(1954)

Filmography

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 1989 Always
Hap
 1981 They All Laughed
Angela Niotes
 1957 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Marie Vetsera
- Mayerling (1957) ... Marie Vetsera
 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
 1951 We Go to Monte Carlo
Linda Farrel / Melissa Farrell
 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 her dance sequence from Funny Face (1957) for The Gap (archive footage). See more »

Publicity Listings:

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:

[talking about a severe coughing attack she had when she was six weeks old, slowly turning blue and finally stopping breathing until her mother's prayers and spanking brought her back to life] If I were to write a biography, it would start like this: I was born in Brussels, Belgium, on May 4, 1929 . . . and I died six weeks later. See more »

Trivia:

Hepburn was diagnosed with appendiceal cancer on November 1, 1992 (not colon cancer, as it is often mistakenly called). The cancer spread into the lining of her small intestine. She had one foot of intestine removed in surgery and went through chemotherapy, but in a second surgery it was decided that the cancer had spread too far and could not be treated. Her son Sean Hepburn Ferrer believes it ... See more »

Trademark:

Delicate thin frame See more »

Nickname:

Edda van Heemstra

Star Sign:

Taurus

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