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Audrey Hepburn

Stage Actress / Model (person) / Film Actress / Ballet Dancer | * 05/04/1929 († 63, 01/20/1993) | Ixelles (Belgium)
Audrey Hepburn (born Audrey Kathleen Ruston; 4 May 1929 – 20 January 1993) was a British actress and humanitarian. Recognised as both a film and fashion icon, she was ranked by the American Film Institute as the third-greatest female screen legend from the Classical Hollywood cinema and was inducted into the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame. Born in Ixelles, Brussels to an aristocratic family, Hepburn spent parts of her childhood in Belgium, England, and the Netherlands. She studied ballet with Sonia Gaskell in Amsterdam beginning in 1945, and with Marie Rambert in London from 1948. She began performing as a chorus girl in West End musical theatre productions and then had minor appearances in several films. She rose to stardom in the romantic comedy Roman Holiday (1953) alongside Gregory Peck, for which she was the first actress to win an Oscar, a Golden Globe Award, and a BAFTA Award for a single performance. That year, she also won a Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Play for her performance in Ondine. She went on to star in a number of successful films such as ()
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Audrey Hepburn (born Audrey Kathleen Ruston; 4 May 1929 – 20 January 1993) was a British actress and humanitarian. Although modest about her acting ability, Hepburn remains one of the world's most famous actresses of all time, remembered as a film and fashion icon of the twentieth century. Redefining glamour with "elfin" features and a waif-like figure that inspired designs by Hubert de Givenchy, she was inducted in the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame, and ranked by the American Film Institute as the third greatest female screen legend in the history of American cinema.Born in Ixelles, Belgium, Hepburn spent her childhood chiefly in the Netherlands, including German-occupied Arnhem during the Second World War. In Arnhem, she studied ballet before moving to London in 1948 where she continued to train in ballet while working as a photographer's model. Upon deciding to pursue a career in acting, she performed as a chorus girl in various West End musical theatre productions. After appearing in several British films and starring in the 1951 Broadway play Gigi, Hepburn gained instant Hollywood stardom for playing the Academy Award-winning lead female role in Roman Holiday (1953). Later performing in Sabrina (1954), The Nun's Story (1959), Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), Charade (1963), My Fair Lady (1964) and Wait Until Dark (1967), Hepburn became one of the great screen actresses of Hollywood's Golden Age who received nominations for Academy Awards, Golden Globes and BAFTAs as well as winning a Tony Award for her theatrical performance in the 1954 Broadway play Ondine. Hepburn remains one of few entertainers who have won Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Awards.Devoting much of her later life to UNICEF, Hepburn's war-time struggles inspired her passion for humanitarian work and, although Hepburn had contributed to the organisation since the 1950s, she worked in some of the most profoundly disadvantaged communities of Africa, South America and Asia in the late eighties and early nineties. In 1992, Hepburn was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in recognition of her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.At the age of 63, Hepburn died of appendiceal cancer at her home in Switzerland.

Most frequent genres for this person: Documentaries | Comedies | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Audrey Hepburn

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award Presidential Medal of Freedom Emmy Awards Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress Special Tony Award 3x David di Donatello for Best Foreign Actress 2x Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award Academy Award for Best Actress Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play Theatre World Award Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Grammy Awards Crystal Award Commandeur Des Arts Et Des Lettres‎ 5x Academy Award for Best Actress

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Movies with Audrey Hepburn as Actress(55)

as herself2021 Beautiful Like a Poem
as Self (archive footage)2020 Audrey
as Herself (archive footage)2019 Very Ralph
as Herself (archive footage)2018 Audrey Hepburn, le choix de l'élégance
as Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)2018 Black '47
as (archive footage)2017 Becoming Cary Grant
as Herself / Various (archive footage)2014 Darcey Bussell's Looking for Audrey
as Herself (archive footage)2011 Bert Stern: Original Madman
as Natasha Rostova (archive footage)2010 Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff
as Herself (archive footage)2005 Legenden: Audrey Hepburn
as Self / Eliza Doolittle (archive footage)1995 More Loverly Than Ever: The Making of My Fair Lady
as Self - Host1991 The Fred Astaire Songbook
as Hap1989 Always
as Baroness Caroline DuLac1987 Love Among Thieves
as Angela Niotes1981 They All Laughed
as Elizabeth Roffe1979 Bloodline
as Self (archive footage) (uncredited)1978 Fear and Loathing on the Road to Hollywood
as Lady Marian1976 Robin and Marian
as Susy Hendrix1967 Wait Until Dark
as Joanna Wallace1967 Two for the Road
as Nicole Bonnet1966 How to Steal a Million
as (archive footage)1965 The Love Goddesses
as Gabrielle Simpson / Gaby1964 Paris When It Sizzles
as Eliza Doolittle1964 My Fair Lady
as Regina Lampert1963 Charade
as Holly Golightly1961 Breakfast at Tiffany's
as Karen Wright1961 The Children's Hour
as Rachel Zachary1960 The Unforgiven
as Sister Luke1959 The Nun's Story
as Rima1959 Green Mansions
as Countess Marie Vetsera1957 Mayerling
as Ariane Chavasse / Thin Girl1957 Love in the Afternoon
as Jo Stockton1957 Funny Face
as Natasha Rostova1956 War and Peace
as Sabrina Fairchild1954 Sabrina
as Princess Ann1953 Roman Holiday
as Nora Brentano1952 Secret People
as Cigarette Girl Bit1951 Laughter in Paradise
as Melissa Walter1951 Monte Carlo Baby
as Eve Lester1951 Young Wives' Tale
as Chiquita1951 The Lavender Hill Mob
as Hotel Receptionist1951 One Wild Oat
as Stewardess / Girl with lute1948 Dutch in Seven Lessons

TV Shows/Series with Audrey Hepburn as Actress(8)

as herself1982 Wogan
as self-host1971 Great Performances
as herself1956 Cinépanorama
as herself1955 Was bin ich?

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Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: Saturday, 05/04 1929 (May) in Ixelles (Belgium)
Died: Wednesday, 01/20 1993 (January) in Tolochenaz (aged: 63)
Zodiac sign: Taurus (Chinese zodiac sign: Snake)
Languages: English (EN), Dutch (NL, native language)
Employer: UNICEF
Spouses (current/former): Mel Ferrer, Andrea Dotti
Children: Sean Hepburn Ferrer, Luca Dotti
Siblings: Arnoud Quarles van Ufford, Ian Quarles van Ufford
Father: Joseph Victor Anthony Hepburn-Ruston
Mother: Ella van Heemstra
Student of: Constance Collier, Sonia Gaskell, Marie Rambert, Felix Aylmer
Other names for Audrey Hepburn (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Одри Кэтлин Растон"
"Audrey Kathleen Ruston"
"Одри Хепбёрн"
"Одри Хепберн"
"Одрі Гепберн"
"Одрі Хепберн"
"오드리 헵번"
"Adriaantje" (Nickname)
"Edda van Heemstra" (Pseudonym)
Audrey Hepburn frequently works together with these people:
Charlton Heston (10x, Actor)
Billy Wilder (10x, Crew)
Hubert de Givenchy (10x, Crew)
Gregory Peck (9x, Actor)
Mel Ferrer (9x, Actor)
Henry Mancini (8x, Crew)
Stanley Donen (7x, Crew)
William Wyler (6x, Crew)
Lauren Bacall (6x, Actress)
Plácido Domingo (6x, Actor)
Franz Planer (6x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:984, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 06/28/2022