Audrey Kathleen Ruston or Audrey Hepburn or Edda van Heemstra was born on May 4, 1929 in Ixelles, Belgium to a Dutch Baroness. She attended a private girls' school in London but during the WWII she fell on hard times during the Nazi occupation. Audrey attended ballet school after Netherland's liberation and she seemed to have found her career. In 1948 she was spotted by a producer and was signed to do a part in Dutch in Seven Lessons in 1948.
In 1951 Audrey had a speaking role in Young Wives' Tale, but she wanted more so she moved to America. She was wonderful In Roman Holiday in 1953 and she won an Oscar as Best Actress. Audrey had a wholesome and soft beauty. She was classy in films like Funny Face in 1957, Sabrina in 1954 and Love in the Afternoon in 1957 gave her great reviews She received an Oscar nomination for her part in The Nun's Story in 1959.
Everyone will remember Audrey in Breakfast at Tiffany's in 1961. She gained another Oscar nomination for this picture. In Charade in 1963 and My Fair Lady in 1964 she was thrilling. Two for the Road in 1967 and Wait until Dark earned her another Academy Award nomination in 1967.
After her divorce from Mel Ferrer, Audrey retired from film. She would appeared on screen occasionally and she filmed Robin and Marian in 1976. In 1988 Audrey was a special ambassador to the UN UNICF fund and here she stayed until 1993. She was named in People's magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world. She made Always in 1989 and this was her last film.
Audrey died on January 20, 1993 in Switzerland from appendicular cancer. She had made 31 wonderful movies and her elegance and style will never be recreated. She was married to Mel Ferrer from 1954 to 1968 and had one child. She married Andrea Dott in 1969 until 1982. They had one child.