Last week I kept seeing Audrey Hepburn photos on social media. I wondered why. And then she was on google page as well and everything became clear for me. It was her birthday on 4th of May! I didn’t know that. I also didn’t know her mother was a Dutch Baroness and she was a blue-blood. What is more she was born in Belgium!
I believe, I am not the only one to think she was always in Hollywood! I mean for those who had seen her on a movie poster frame in her iconic black Givenchy dress in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Her father was of English and Austrian descent. She is an hybrid, that must be the secret to her beauty.
Here is a brief story of her life I learned while googling:
After her parents get divorced, Audrey goes to London with her mother. She goes to a private girls school there. Later, when her mother moves back to the Netherlands, she visits her there and Hitler’s army takes over the town her mother is living! She has some really hard times during Nazi occupation. Audrey suffers from depression and malnutrition. What a story. I would think she always had a life like in her movies. Always happy. Frozen in a 24×24 poster frame.
In contrast to the “sex goddesses” of Hollywood, Audrey Hepburn always has a more wholesome beauty enriched with innocence and class. She was a custom poster frame among all those wholesale poster frames, if you know what I mean. She plays one movie after another. Audrey reaches the peak of her career when she played Holly Golightly in the delightful film Breakfast at Tiffany’s in 1961. For this she receives another Oscar nomination.
By the end of the sixties, after her divorce, she decides to retire while she was on top. Later she marries Dr. Andrea Dotti. From time to time, she appears on the silver screen. Her last film is Always in 1989. In 1988, she becomes a special ambassador to the United Nations UNICEF fund helping children in Latin America and Africa. She dies on January 20, 1993 in Switzerland, from appendicular cancer, however her elegance and style will live forever!