On April 4th 1929 Audrey Kathleen Ruston was born in Brussels. She lived in different countries, Belgium, England and the Netherlands in her early years. She studied balled, performed at the West End, Broadway… but films got in her way.
Here you have some of her top movies.
Roman Holiday 1953
It was not her debut on the cinema but her first starring role. Directed by William Wyler and written by John Dighton and Dalton Trumbo. Gregory Peck, as a reporter and Audrey Hepburn as a Royal Princess were the stars of the movie. Hepburn won an Academy Award for Best Actress. Elizabeth Taylor and Jean Simmons were considered for this role but Wyler was very excited to find Hepburn.
Billy Wilder directed Hepburn in this movie along with Humphrey Bogart and William Holden. She was nominated to the Academy Awards for her role although Grace Kelly got the Oscar that year. Sabrina is the young daughter of the Larrabee family’s chauffeur and she has been in love with David Larrabee, all her life…
Funny Face 1957
This movie was directed by Stanley Donen and starred by Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire. It is the story of a photographer looking for a new model.. Of course, you know who the new model is, don’t you?
Breakfast at Tiffanys 1961
Probably the most famous movie in her carreer. A delicious comedy that made her an icon of American cinema. She was nominated for Oscar for this film in which she played Holly Golightly, a role that was to supposed to be for Marilyn Monroe. George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Martin Balsam and Mickey Rooney also starred in this adaptation of Truman Capote’s novel.
My Fair Lady 1964
The rain in Spain… it is one of the most famous quotes of this movie. Hepburn and Rex Harrison starred this movie directed by George Cukor. It is based on the play Pigmalion and was awarded the Oscar by the academy with the Best Movie, best actor and best director awards.
Hepburn appeared in fewer films as her life went on, devoting much of her later life to UNICEF.
Thanks for making our life better Audrey!
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