Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

British, Actress
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Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn (born Audrey Kathleen Ruston; 4 May 1929 – 20 January 1993) was a British actress and humanitarian. Recognised as a film and fashion icon, she was ranked by the American Film Institute as the third-greatest female screen legend in Golden Age Hollywood, and was inducted into the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame.

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Full name at birth
Audrey Kathleen Ruston
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Claim to fame
Breakfast at Tiffany's, My Fair Lady, Roman Holiday, Sabrina
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Date of birth
4 May 1929
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Place of birth
Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium
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Date of death
20 January 1993
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Age
63 (age at death)
Place of death
Tolochenaz, Vaud, Switzerland
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Cause of death
Appendiceal cancer
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Resting place
Tolochenaz Cemetery, Tolochenaz, Vaud
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Occupation
Singer, Model, Actress, Humanitarian
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Height
5' 7" (170 cm)
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Weight
100 lbs (45.4 kg)
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Distinctive feature
Dark brown hair and hazel eyes
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Shoe size
10
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Pets
  • Mr. Famous (Dog - Yorkshire Terrier)
  • Pippin (Fawn - 1958)
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Net worth
$100,000,000 USD
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"There is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don’t need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain."
  • 12. Her feet were larger than you'd expect. Despite her small frame, Hepburn actually wore a size 10 in shoes. "I'd like to be not so flat-chested," she once said. "I'd like not to have such angular shoulders, such big feet, and such a big nose." She reportedly also bought her signature ballet flats half a size larger to avoid a squeezed-in look.
  • She had a pet baby deer named Pippin (and nicknamed 'Ip'). According to AnOther magazine, on the set of her 1959 film Green Mansions the animal trainer suggested Hepburn take the deer home with so that it would follow her on-screen. The fawn became her sidekick and even went with her to the supermarket.
  • To try to keep her mind off things and give her some enjoyment, during the war, Audrey practiced Ballet. From a young age, she had always wanted to be a premier ballerina. After the war she was told she could not be a ballerina because she was too tall and her feet was too big. Her dreams were crushed and starting modeling to raise money.
  • "Her parents were Nazi sympathizers. While Hepburn boldly supported the resistance (see above), her father, who abandoned her when she was a little girl, and her mother, Ella, were members of the British Union of Fascists, according to Biography.com. Fortunately for Hepburn, this was little-known in the 1950s as it would have been disastrous for her image."
  • She's a member of the EGOT club. One of 14 people in the world, she's won an Emmy (hosting Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn), a Grammy (spoken word album Audrey Hepburn's Enchanted Tales), an Oscar (best actress in Roman Holiday), and a Tony (best actress in Ondine).

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