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Remebering Audrey Hepburn and All the Beauty She Gave Us In Cancer Awareness Month

Updated on October 22, 2011

Audrey Hepburn

Perhaps the most elegant actress of our generation is Audrey Hepburn. There has never been anyone quite like her nor will there be again. Unlike the beautiful roles she played in high fashion her life was marred with tragedy. But it didn't stop her from being a most generous actress and finishing her life as a good will ambassador for UNICEF until she was terminally diagnosed with stomach cancer.

We can honor Ms. Audrey Hepburn's spirit by remembering watching her films this month of cancer awareness.

Audrey Hepburn made 15 films but I have limited the scope of this article to my top 4 favorite films.

Roman holiday

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Roman Holiday

AnAristocrat escapes her body guards and takes a tour of Roman only to find Gregory Peck and fall in love. That could happen to all of us. This film was in black and white and had some great scenes in it. It is well worth seeing if you have not. And it makes my top four favorite Audrey Hepburn favorite movies of all time.

My perspective is skewed though because i saw it after going to Rome.

it is a very young Audrey Hepburn.

Breakfast At Tiffany's

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Breakfast At Tiffany's

I disagree with the critics on this one. I thought Audrey Hepburn played this role with a great deal of sophistication. I thought she go Holly Golightly perfectly. She had the perfect performance of being bale to be involved in everything and still very lost in the world which made this film absolutely intriguing. And Audrey Hepburn played against character type. There are so many funny scenes in this movie and so much symbolism it is a classic.

Charade

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Charade

I think this script is perhaps the wittiest script every written. It is a fantastic script and a terrific cast with exceptional performances that this has to be one of my favorite movies of all time and it is a Audrey Hepburn film so that makes it doubly great. It is perhaps the only film I have seen Audrey Hepburn in which was as sophisticated as she was.

And Cary Grant was no slacker in this one either at the age of 59. He gives a fantastic performances.

Really one of my favorite films of ll time.

My Fair Lady

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My Fair Lady

This film was a bit controversial as they dubbed Julie Andrew's voice in for Audrey Hepburn. And everyone thought that was quite controversial at the time but Rex Harrison didn't really even sing so I think the film would have stood on it's own merit. Audrey Hepburn gives an outstanding performance and manages to be sophisticated even as a flower girl.

So this is also one of my very favorite movies of Audrey Hepburn.

In Cancer Awareness Month

I think it is important to remember who we have lost to Cancer including our own loved ones but artists as well. Cancer doesn't discriminate. It takes people from all walks of life. And while we remember or walk or do whatever we do to acknowledge this disease and those we have lost to it why not take a few hours and sit down and enjoy one of Audrey Hepburn's classic films.

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      JT Walters 6 years ago from Florida

      Hi Max,

      Thank you but I doubt words could capture the beauty and essence of the elegance Audrey Hepburn. She will be forever missed.

      All My Best,

      JT

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      Max Havlick 6 years ago from Villa Park, Illinois

      JT, this essay is a fine piece of work, a worthy tribute to a worthy person.

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      JT Walters 6 years ago from Florida

      Hi Seeker7,

      It is Audrey Hepburn who gave so much and all of us on this hub remember her beauty, grace, sophistication and generosity and are all only too sad we lost her to cancer.

      Thanks for reaing, commenting and providing feedback.

      JT

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      Helen Murphy Howell 6 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      A wonderful hub and a beautiful tribute to one of the best actresses ever! I remember seeing Audrey Hepburn for the first time as a small girl in 'My Fair Lady' - I thought she was so beautiful! As an adult I could then appreciate more what she brought to the screen - sheer magic. Even with the wonderful Julie Andrews signing the sound track of My Fair Lady, Audrey and Rex Harrison were so awesome the film would have made it anyway!

      Many thanks for sharing this wonderful tribute to her. Voted up + awesome!

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      JT Walters 6 years ago from Florida

      Thanks Dexter,

      It is always a pleasure to hear from you. Thanks for reading, commenting and providing feedback.

      JT

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      Dexter Yarbrough 6 years ago from United States

      Audrey Hepburn was a treasure as is this wonderful tribute to her.

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      JT Walters 6 years ago from Florida

      Thanks billabongbob,

      I just thought thst we could take a moment out from all the awareness and fundraising to remember Cancer touches every including but not limited to Audrey Hepburn, And we could all watchan Audrey Hepburn movie to commemorate.

      Thanks for reading, commenting and providing feedback.

      JT

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      billabongbob 6 years ago from South Wales, UK

      Audrey Hepburn was a truly tremendous woman. Her style and beauty radiated from her, and her acting was superb. Her personal life was marred with tragedy, right up to the end, where she was taken by cancer.

      Remembering those that we loved and lost to the awful disease, cancer awareness month will be stronger than ever this year. By making people more aware of symptom, the disease can often be caught early enough to cure completely. Saving lives is what it's all about.

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