- NAME: Audrey Hepburn
- OCCUPATION: Film Actress, Theater Actress, Philanthropist
- BIRTH DATE: May 04, 1929
- DEATH DATE: January 20, 1993
- Did You Know?: Audrey Hepburn is one of only 14 entertainers to have won Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards.
- EDUCATION: Arnhem Conservatory
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Brussels, Belgium
- PLACE OF DEATH: Tolochenaz, Switzerland
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Audrey Hepburn won an Oscar for her performance in "Roman Holiday" and starred as the iconic Holly Golightly in "Breakfast at Tiffany's." Later in her life, she focused less on her film career and more on humanitarian work.
Watch a short video about the life of Audrey Hepburn—her childhood struggles during WWII, her life as an Oscar-winning Hollywood actress, and later, her role as a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF.
Born in Brussels, she studied dance at a young age before starring on Broadway in "Gigi" at the age of 22. Her performance caught the attention of Hollywood, and two years later she starred in "Roman Holiday."
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This film brought her a fifth Academy Award nomination. That same year, Hepburn and her husband separated and later divorced. She married Italian psychiatrist Andrea Dotti in 1969, and the couple had a son, Luca, in 1970.
In the 1970s and 1980s, Hepburn worked sporadically. She starred opposite Sean Connery in Robin and Marian (1976), a look at the central figures of the Robin Hood saga in their later years. In 1979,
Hepburn co-starred with Ben Gazzara in the crime thriller Bloodline. Hepburn and Gazzara teamed up again for the 1981 comedy They All Laughed, directed by Peter Bogdanovich. Her last screen role was in Always (1989) directed by Steven Spielberg.
In her later years, acting took a back seat to her work on behalf of children. She became a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF in the late 1980s. Traveling the world, Hepburn tried to raise awareness about children in need. She understood too well what it was like to go hungry from her days in The Netherlands during the German Occupation. Making more than 50 trips, Hepburn visited UNICEF projects in Asia, Africa, and Central and South America. She won a special Academy Award for her humanitarian work in 1993, but she did not live long enough to receive it. Hepburn died on January 20, 1993, at her home in Tolochenaz, Switzerland after a battle with colon cancer.
Her work to help children around the world continues. Her sons, Sean Ferrer and Luca Dotti, along with her companion Robert Wolders, established the Audrey Hepburn Memorial Fund to continue Hepburn's humanitarian work in 1994. It is now known as the Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund.
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