Audrey Hepburn's Life

  • Audrey Hepburn is born

    Audrey Hepburn is born
    Audrey Hepburn was born in Brussels, Belgium on May 4th 1929
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    The Life of Audrey Hepburn

  • Audrey Starts School

    Audrey Starts School
    She attends a small independant all girls academy in England.
  • World War II.

    World War II.
    During World War II. athough she was not jewsish, Audrey was sent to a special camp and developed acute anemia due to lack of nutrition.
  • Began her Career

    Began her Career
    During the war, Audrey was also studying to become a proficient ballerina.
  • Ballet Debut

    Ballet Debut
    After the war was decreasing, Audrey moved to Amesterdam and began to take ballet lessons with Sonia Gaskell and also started performing for secret groups to help raise money for the Dutch Resistance
  • Acting Career Begins

    Acting Career Begins
    Audrey Hepburn's first acting career began with an educational film called Dutch in Seven Lessons, and began performing in musicals such as, High Button Shoes and Sauce Piquante in the West End.
  • First role in motion picture.

    First role in motion picture.
    During the filming of Audrey's first motion picture, Monte Carlo Baby, Audrey was chosen to play the lead character in the broadway show Gigi!
  • Roman Holiday

    Roman Holiday
    Audrey Hepburn's first STARRING role was with Gregory Peck in the movie Roman Holiday an Italian-set movie about a princess and her love interest. Producers wanted Elizabeth Taylor for the role, but they saw Audrey and said "That's the girl!"
  • First love interest?

    First love interest?
    During the filming of Roman Holiday Gregory Peck and Audrey bonded during the filming but there were rumors going around about them becoming an item..they both denied it.
  • Gigi

    After the end of filming Roman Holiday Audrey traveled back to New York City to perform the show Gigi for eight months.
  • Sabrina

    After Gigi and Roman Holiday, Audrey Hepburn was chosen to play the leading role in Billy Wilder's, Sabrina. In this film she worked with Humphrey Bogart and William Holden. During this Audrey became romantically involved with William Holden,
  • Acadamy Awards!

    Acadamy Awards!
    By the mid 1950's Audrey had become not only a fashion icon, but one of the biggest motion picture stars in hollywood. During the run of the play Ondine, (in which Audrey starred) she won a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Actress and an Acadamy Award for both for Roman Holiday. After recieving the Oscar six weeks afterwards she won a TonyAward for Best Actress in Ondine.
  • First Husband

    First Husband
    During the making of the film War and Peace, Audrey fell in love with the producer Mel Ferrer who is also an actor. When they saw each other at the premier party their eyes met and "it was love at first sight"! Audrey exclaims.
  • Funny Face

    Funny Face
    This was Audrey's favorite movie that she starred in ONLY because she was able to dance with the famous Fred Astaire!
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's

    Breakfast at Tiffany's
    This movie is one of Audrey Hepburn's most remembered films that she starred in as the beloved and unforgettable Holly Golightly. Her co-star was George Peppard who played Holly's lover/best friend. Holly though does not realize until the end that he is in love with her and wants to be with her forever.
  • My Fair Lady: Most antisipated film since Gone With the Wind.

    My Fair Lady: Most antisipated film since Gone With the Wind.
    In the wonderful classic film My Fair Lady, Audrey Hepburn stars as Eliza Doolittle who is the starring character. This movie was considered the most anticipated movie since Gone With the Wind.
  • Second Child

    Audrey was preganant with her second child in 1974. It was a baby boy whom she named Luca. Audrey also had two misscarrages in her lifetime.
  • Work for UNICEF

    Work for UNICEF
    After Audrey's last film role she was awarded goodwill ambassador to the United Nations Childrens Fund(UNICEF). Audrey dedicated the rest of her life to helping impoverthished children in the poorest nations. She traveled places such as Vietnam and Africa and even Somalia.
  • First Child

    First Child
    Audrey Hepburn was supposed to have two children...but when she was in a resort in Italy she became pregnant but found out that it was a miscarrage. She then later gave birth to a healthy baby boy whom she named Shaun.
  • End of LIfe

    End of LIfe
    In 1992 Audrey hepburn began having extreme abdominal cramps. She went to the hospital and found out that she had cancer. Two years later at the age of 63 Audrey Hepburn died from appendical cancer.