height - 5' 7" (1.70 m), weight - 110 lbs (50 kg), dark brown eyes and dark brown hair.
Everyone remembers when Marilyn Monroe serenaded President John F. Kennedy on his birthday in 1962. What is often forgotten is that Audrey Hepburn sang "Happy Birthday Mr. President" to JFK for his final birthday in 1963.
Had a breed of tulip named after her in 1990.
Was fluent in English, Spanish, French, Dutch/Flemish and Italian.
Hubert de Givenchy's perfumes "L'Interdit" were made specifically for her and for a long time could be used only by Hepburn.
Audrey felt that she was miscast as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) although it was one of her most popular roles.
Lived together with Robert Wolders in the final years of her life.
Is portrayed by Jennifer Love Hewitt in "The Audrey Hepburn Story" (2000)
Like Humphrey Bogart, Hepburn also starred in five of the movies listed by American Film Institute in its Top 100 U.S. love stories (2002). They are "Roman Holiday" (1953), ranked #4 on the list, "Sabrina" (1954) ranked #54, which co-starred Bogart, "My Fair Lady" (1964) ranked #12, "Two for the Road" (1967) at #57 and "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1961) #61.
Died on January 20, 1993, the 67th birthday of Patricia Neal. They starred together in "Breakfast at Tiffany's".
Christened simply Audrey Kathleen Ruston, her mother Baroness Ella Van Heemstra temporarily changed the actress' name from Audrey to Edda during the war, feeling that "Audrey" might indicate her British roots too strongly. During the war, being English in occupied Holland was not an asset; it could have attracted the attention of the occupying German forces and resulted in confinement or even deportation. After the war, her father, Joseph Victor Anthony Ruston, found documents about his ancestors, some of whom bore the name Hepburn. This is when he added it to his name, which caused her daughter to have to legally add Hepburn to her name as well, thus Audrey Kathleen Hepburn-Ruston.
Was trained as a dental assistant before making it big.
During World War II, 16-year-old Audrey was a volunteer nurse in a Dutch hospital. During the battle of Arnhem, Hepburn's hospital received many wounded Allied soldiers. One of the injured soldiers young Audrey helped nurse back to health was a young British paratrooper - and future director - named Terence Young. More than 20 years later, Young directed Hepburn in "Wait Until Dark" (1967).
In 1954, she was presented with her Best Actress Oscar for "Roman Holiday" by Jean Hersholt. In 1993, she was posthumously awarded the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.
Presented the Best Picture Oscar at the Academy Awards four times (in 1955, 1960, 1966, and 1975) more than any other actress.
In 1993 she became the thirteenth performer to win the Triple Crown of Acting. Oscar - Best Actress for "Roman Holiday", Tony for Best Actress in a Play for "Ondine", and Emmy for Outstanding Individual Achievement - Informational Programming for "Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn"
Was fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy's muse, who dressed her for the films "Sabrina", "Funny Face", "Love in the Afternoon", "Breakfast at Tiffany's", "Paris - When It Sizzles", "How to Steal a Million", "Charade", and "Love Among Thieves".
As of 2005, she is one of only nine performers to win an Oscar, a Tony, an Emmy and a Grammy Award. At the same time, Audrey is only one of three actresses, who won Oscar and Tony in the same year (the other two are Ellen Burstyn and Shirley Booth).
She owned a Yorkshire Terrier called "Mr. Famous". Pet was a gift from Mel Ferrer in 1956.
The US Postal Service issued a 37 cent commemorative stamp honoring her as a Hollywood legend and humanitarian in 2003.
Her famous "little black dress" from "Breakfast at Tiffany's", designed by Hubert de Givenchy, was sold at a Christie's auction for approximately $920,000 in 2006.
Godmother of Victoria Brynner daughter of Doris Kleiner and Yul Brynner.
Saved the life of her friend Capucine (who attempted suicide on several occasions) (actress who appeared in "The Pink Panther").
As of 2007, she and Katharine Hepburn are the only "Best Actress" Oscar-winners to share a last name. Of course, they are not related.
Broke her back during filming of a horse-riding scene in "The Unforgiven".
Stanley Kubrick's favourite actress.
When she failed to receive an Academy Award-nomination for her role as Eliza Doolittle in "My Fair Lady", Katharine Hepburn wired her with a message of encouragement: "Don't worry about it. You'll get it one day for a part that doesn't rate it." Ironically, when Audrey's next (and last) nomination came for "Wait Until Dark" in 1967, Hepburn beat her in "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" - in a part that arguably didn't rate it.
she has a street named after her in Doorn, Netherlands (1959).
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