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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:

Recorded several tapes/CDs of fairy tales for Dove Audio. 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:

[1991 - Comparing her acting ability with her contemporaries] I couldn't do what Cher, or Michelle Pfeiffer, or even Meryl Streep do. No, I think Cher, for instance, is so versatile. She deals with dialogue as if it's just coming out of her skin, you know, it's just part of her. She has enormous scale of emotions, and total lack of inhibitions, which I envy. Michelle Pfeiffer, for instance, can ... See more »

Trivia:

She was presented with her 1953 Best Actress Oscar for "Roman Holiday" by actor and humanitarian Jean Hersholt. Forty years later she would posthumously receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for her work with UNICEF. See more »

Trademark:

Often played classy High Society women. See more »

Nickname:

Edda van Heemstra

Star Sign:

Taurus

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