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Audrey Hepburn

Actor

Born: 4 May 1929
Died: 20 January 1993 (colon cancer)
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Best known as:

The elfin star of the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's

Name at birth: Audrey Kathleen Hepburn-Ruston

 

Actress Audrey Hepburn was known for her gracefully petite figure (and famously long neck) and for her air of playful elegance. Among her best-known films were Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), My Fair Lady (1964), and Roman Holiday (1953). She won the best actress Oscar for the latter and was nominated for Oscars four other times: for Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Nun's Story (1959), Sabrina (1954, starring Humphrey Bogart), and Wait Until Dark (1967, with Alan Arkin). During the last dozen years of her life she worked as a special goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF). Hepburn is no relation to fellow actress Katharine Hepburn.

Extra credit:

Audrey Hepburn was portrayed by Jennifer Love Hewitt in the 2000 TV movie The Audrey Hepburn Story.

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