Birthday: 05/04/1929 Year
Age: 63 year
Place of birth: Brussels, United Kingdom
Date of Death: 20/01/1993 Year
Place of death: Tolochenaz, Vaud, Switzerland
Nationality: United States
Height: 170 cm
Weight: 62 kg
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Original name: Audrey Kathleen Ruston
The greatest actress of the world
Breaking all the stereotypes about actresses of that time, Audrey had an excellent education, knew literature and history and is fluent in six languages. According to recent surveys, more than half of today’s movie stars and theater named Audrey Hepburn as their primary teacher and actress, whose roles have inspired them to start their careers.
Audrey Hepburn (Audrey Hepburn, full name – Audrey Kathleen Ruston) – British actress, who became a style icon and one of the brightest stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age. The American Film Institute named her best actress in the history of American cinema, and has included it in the list of the most stylish women of the century. The screen Audrey played in films, which today have become a classic: ‘Sabrina’ (Sabrina), ‘The Nun’s Story’ (The Nun’s Story), ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ (Breakfast at Tiffany’s), ‘Wait Until Dark’ (Wait Until Dark) and ‘My Fair Lady’ (My Fair Lady); for starring in the film ‘Roman Holiday’ (Roman Holiday) Hepburn won an Oscar, and for the life of another four nominated to receive an Academy Award. Not less important role as a humanitarian worker Audrey: being at the peak of its popularity, she gave most of the royalties to charity, as well as work with international organizations UNICEF (UNICEF) in the poorest regions of Africa (Africa), Asia (Asia) and South America ( South America). For his humanitarian work, the actress received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and was appointed Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF.
Audrey Hepburn was born on May 4, 1929-the year near Brussels, Belgium (Brussels, Belgium) in the family of Joseph Victor Hepburn Ruston (Joseph Victor Ruston Hepburn) and Ella van Heemstra (Ella van Heemstra). From early childhood, children strict mother paid special attention to their education, while the father, cheerful and carefree, not particularly worried about the education and discipline.
As a child, Audrey went to school in England and the Netherlands, but eventually broke her happy family: mother of the future actress found out about her husband’s infidelity, and he was forced to leave the family. Only many years later Audrey found him in Dublin (Dublin) and supported financially by the end of life; According to her, leaving her father was the most difficult moments of her early life.
During the Second World War, Audrey lived with her mother and, later recalled, did not quite understand the full horror of the disaster. By the end of the war the family was saved Organization, UNICEF, the volunteers who help them with food. Its cooperation with the organization later became a way to repay the kindness of humanity shown by at the right time.
Audrey was the first picture of training film ‘Dutch in Seven Lessons’ (Nederlands in zeven lessen) 1948, but no copies of the film has survived. Around the same time, she often played in the theater and in films malyubyudzhetnyh. First major role played Audrey in 1951 in the film ‘The Secret People’, and just a couple of years, she was offered a role in a Hollywood film ‘Roman Holiday’. This role is not only to bring young Hepburn ‘Oscar’, but discovered her talent around the world.
In the following years, proposals for filming almost did not stop because the mere name Audrey ensure commercial success of the film. After the popular painting ‘Sabrina’ outfits Audrey became so popular that within a few seasons were at the top of women’s fashion. The icon of the world of style, Hepburn never allowed herself to appear in public out of shape, so that in the history of cinema, it takes pride of place as the most stylish and elegant actresses in the world. According to many, the actress and does deserve the title of most beautiful girl in the world.
Relationship Audrey always hit the front pages of newspapers and magazines: in the mid-1950s the actress began to appear with Mel Ferrer (Mel Ferrer), for which Audrey quickly married. Their union broke up in 1968, and just a year later Hepburn married Italian psychiatrist Andrea Dotti (Andrea Dotti), a marriage which lasted until 1982. From 1980 until his death, the actress lived with Robert Wolders (Robert Wolders), but the couple never entered into a formal alliance.
In recent years, alas, Audrey’s acting career began to decline, and the last of her paintings are not particularly popular. Most of the time the actress was engaged in humanitarian work: she visited the most dangerous corners of the world, seeking assistance from UNICEF. During his visits, the actress met not only with ordinary people, but also with heads of state. As later recalled her colleagues, because of its charm and popularity Audrey gets her way, even when the situation seemed hopeless; her well entrenched status of the most daring actress, since most of their trips Audrey was in a group of ordinary volunteers without personal protection.
In 1992, during a trip to Africa, the actress began torturing pain in the abdomen, which turned out to be the consequences of colon cancer. At the age of 63 on January 20, 1993. Audrey Hepburn died at his home surrounded by his family. The funeral took place a few days and put together the most famous people in the world, for which Audrey was not just a famous actress, but a friend and support in the most difficult moments of life. Newspapers and cultural publications for several weeks writing about the early death of Audrey, but, as noted by Peter Ustinov (Sir Peter Alexander Ustinov): ‘The figures show that Audrey died young. What the numbers do not say – it is the fact that Audrey would have died young at any age. “
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