Biography of Audrey Hepburn
Hepburn's most famous role was in George Cukor's 1964 musical, My Fair Lady. Hepburn won out over Julie Andrews to play Eliza Doolittle, the rough and tumble flower-peddler with a harsh Cockney accent who is taken under the wing of Rex Harrison and transformed into a flawless socialite. Her music, however, was dubbed, which Hepburn always regretted.
Audrey Hepburn was a rare beauty who managed to be just as graceful and captivating on the inside as she was on the outside. Her lithe dancer's body, large dark eyes and effortlessly chic clothing have made Hepburn a fashion icon for decades, no matter how many other trends may come and go. At the same time, Hepburn’s refined and charming personality captured her fans' hearts, and her charity work was an important part of her life up until her final years.
With her characteristic and unique blend of tomboy, ballerina and socialite personas, Hepburn worked hard to make her way into the ranks of Hollywood A-listers, but never forgot to stay true to her roots and genuinely care for those in need. After a childhood that was marked with tragedy and hardship, from losing her father to enduring the trials of World War II, Hepburn persevered and quickly became a role model for many people. She showed the world that it was possible to have a blend of poise and playfulness, to be a movie star and a humanitarian at the same time.
- Audrey Hepburn’s Background
- Hepburn’s Awards and Honors
- Personal Life
- Audrey Hepburn: Selected Quotes
- Top Hepburn Trivia
- Final Word
- Sources and Further Reading