30 Facts About Audrey Hepburn

1. Audrey Hepburn took the record as one of the few actresses in the world who could earn Tony Awards, Grammy, Emmy, BAFTA, and Academy award.

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2. Audrey Hepburn was born with the real name Audrey Hepburn Kathleen Ruston on 4 May 1929.

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3. Audrey Hepburn was in particular associated with French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy, who was first hired to design her on-screen wardrobe for her second Hollywood film, Sabrina, when she was still unknown as a film actor and he a young couturier just starting his fashion house.

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4. Audrey Hepburn met her second husband, Italian psychiatrist Andrea Dotti, on a Mediterranean cruise with friends in June 1968.

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5. Audrey Hepburn said, "I saw but one glaring truth: These are not natural disasters but man-made tragedies for which there is only one man-made solution—peace.

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6. Audrey Hepburn toured Central America in February 1989, and met with leaders in Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala.

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7. Audrey Hepburn earned her fifth and final competitive Academy Award nomination for Best Actress; Bosley Crowther affirmed, "Hepburn plays the poignant role, the quickness with which she changes and the skill with which she manifests terror attract sympathy and anxiety to her and give her genuine solidity in the final scenes.

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8. Audrey Hepburn was signed to a seven-picture contract with Paramount with 12 months in between films to allow her time for stage work.

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9. Audrey Hepburn had her first starring role in Roman Holiday, playing Princess Ann, a European princess who escapes the reins of royalty and has a wild night out with an American newsman (Gregory Peck).

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10. Audrey Hepburn was a British actress, model, dancer and humanitarian.

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11. Audrey Hepburn died on January 20, 1993, at her home in Tolochenaz, Switzerland after a battle with colon cancer.

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12. In 1979, Audrey Hepburn co-starred with Ben Gazzara in the crime thriller Bloodline.

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13. Audrey Hepburn received her fourth Academy Award nomination for her work on the film.

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14. Audrey Hepburn earned her an Academy Award nomination for her work on this bittersweet romantic comedy.

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15. At the age of 22, Audrey Hepburn went to New York to star in the Broadway production of Gigi, based on the book by the French writer Colette.

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16. In 1948, Audrey Hepburn made her stage debut as a chorus girl in the musical High Button Shoes in London.

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17. Audrey Hepburn is one of the few actresses to win an Emmy, Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award.

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18. Audrey Hepburn set a lot of style trends or at least concreted the trends.

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19. Audrey Hepburn had this perfume for a couple of years before Givenchy decided to make it available to everyone else in 1957.

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20. Audrey Hepburn was determined that she was going to have kids.

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21. Audrey Hepburn worked for the Dutch resistance and would carry secret messages in her ballet slippers.

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22. Audrey Hepburn gave the first official Audrey Hepburn Tulip to her elderly aunt Jacqueline.

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23. Audrey Hepburn is one of the 14 people who have managed this feat.

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24. Audrey Hepburn is such an iconic actress and so beloved.

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25. Audrey Hepburn showed the whole world what was the real meaning of beauty and elegance.

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26. Audrey Hepburn worked closely with designer Hubert de Givenchy, who designed a significant amount of her personal and professional outfits.

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27. In 2004, Audrey Hepburn was named the "most beautiful woman of all time" and "most beautiful woman of the 20th century" in polls by Evian and QVC respectively, and in 2015, was voted "the most stylish Brit of all time" in a poll commissioned by Samsung.

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28. In January 2009, Audrey Hepburn was named on The Times' list of the top 10 British actresses of all time.

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29. In October 1990, Audrey Hepburn went to Vietnam, in an effort to collaborate with the government for national UNICEF-supported immunisation and clean water programmes.

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30. Audrey Hepburn was the son of Victor John George Ruston, of British and Austrian descent and Anna Wels, of Austrian descent.

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