Audrey Hupburn - A Humble Star
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Audrey Hupburn... Her beautiful face is known around the world, and most people associate it with a role of Holly Golightly from "Breakfast at Tiffany's", for obvious reasons. The film was deemed in 2012 "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library Congress.
No surprise here: Hepburn's portrayal of Holly Golightly as the cute, naive, eccentric girl is generally considered to be the actress' most memorable and identifiable role. Audrey described it as one of her most challenging roles, since she was a quite person, an introvert, and she had to play an extrovert.
Through the years, when her international stardom grew and blossomed: she stayed grounded and humble.
Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's
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Who Was Audrey Hupburn?
- Who: Audrey Hepburn
- Born on May 4th, 1929
- Occupation: Actress and Philanthropist
- Died on January 20th, 1993
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Audrey Hepburn was blue-blood from the beginning with her father, a wealthy English banker, and her mother, a Dutch baroness.
Clever, Insightful and Fun!
Elegance of Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn, star of Breakfast at Tiffany's, remains one of Hollywood's icons of elegance and style, and one of the world's most successful actresses. A motto inspired by her personal style was: "Less is more". She kept it classic, elegant, but also sort of humble, without ever taking her fashions over the top, as many other stars did then to get noticed, and many of them still do.
According to the magazine "Vogue", Audrey Hepburn is the most beautiful woman of all time, best-dressed woman of all time, and her famous little black dress from the film" Breakfast at Tiffany's "is one of the most iconic creations. Audrey Hepburn would be very surprised to hear that: "I never thought I’d land in pictures with a face like mine" she said, and "The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries or the way she combs her hair."
Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday
Audrey Hepburn: A Denial of The Stereotype of Hollywood Stars
Audrey's style never changed with the advent of any new trend, she believed in the power of simplicity - in her fashions and through her life. which was by the way devoid of scandals and embarrassing secrets. Surprisingly to many she kept rejecting proposals to write an autobiography, because she thought her life was way too ordinary and not interesting.
"If I get married, I want to be very married."
Her childhood was difficult, relation with her father complicated and she didn't find happiness in marriage, although she tried it two times. But she bore two sons, who were her true happiness, accompanying her to the last moments of her life. Audrey's son, Sean Hepburn Ferrer, mentioned that they were not the typical show-business family. Her sons went to normal schools and grew up among regular children. She tried to keep them grounded, and have ordinary lives.
Audrey Hepburn worked hard for her professional success, nothing came easy to her, but never felt that she was better than others, just because she "made it" in Hollywood. Even after years of work before the cameras, she was nervous giving a speech at a UNICEF lunch.
She fought to feed hungry children, she lived to help others: "As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others."
Audrey Hepburn's life was a denial of the stereotype of Hollywood stars. She proved that a person can become famous, admired and respected, but also remain humble at the very same time.
Interesting Facts About Audrey Hepburn:
Did you know:
- Audrey spoke 5 languages: English, French, Italian, Dutch, and Spanish.
- In 2000, Jennifer Love Hewitt portrayed Audrey Hepburn in a television movie called The Audrey Hepburn Story.
- Audrey Hepburn had a romance with her co-star Ben Gazzara while filming "They All Laughed" in 1981.
- Audrey had a breed of tulip named after her in 1990.
- Audrey was trained as a dental assistant before making it big as an actress.
- In 2003 in the U.S.A. came out a stamp, painted by Michael J. Deas, with Audrey Hepburn's face.
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