The star of the movie 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' (1961) ranked as the 'third-greatest female screen legend' of the Golden Age of Hollywood. In addition, she took part in the making of the movie 'Roman Holiday' (1953).
May 4, 1929
January 20, 1993
Audrey Hepburn rose to stardom with her performance in ‘Roman Holiday’ (1953) and made a mark in the movie industry for her role in ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ (1961). Her success continued with other big-screen hits such as ‘Sabrina’ (1954), ‘Funny Face’ (1957), ‘My Fair Lady’ (1964), and ‘Wait Until Dark’ (1967). She was recognized by many as a film and fashion icon.
Audrey was known in her family as Adriaantje. Her mother renamed her from Audrey to Edda during the war as the former name might give away her British roots easily. Her father added the name Hepburn when he found it in some of their ancestral documents.
The actress dedicated much of her later years to humanitarian work as a United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) as a Goodwill Ambassador.