What better way to celebrate the new year 2013 than with a pictures gallery of the most beautiful actress of all time : Audrey Hepburn. Enjoy these 76 high quality photos of the wonderful Audrey Hepburn. And please visit the Audrey Hepburn Children’s Fund website (the fund was created by Audrey’s two sons, Sean Ferrer and Luca Dotti, in order to continue their mother’s humanitarian work with the UNICEF). “ For me the only things of interests are those linked to the heart.” – Audrey Hepburn
DVDbash wishes you all the best for 2013 !
Born in Ixelles, a district of Brussels, Edda Kathleen Ruston spent her childhood between Belgium, England and the Netherlands, including German-occupied Arnhem during the Second World War. In Amsterdam, she studied ballet with Sonia Gaskell before moving to London in 1948 to continue ballet training with Marie Rambert and perform as a chorus girl in West End musical theatre productions.
After appearing in several British films and starring in the 1951 Broadway play Gigi, Audrey Hepburn played the Academy Award-winning lead role in Roman Holiday (1953). Later performing in successful films like Sabrina (1954), The Nun’s Story (1959), Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961), Charade (1963), My Fair Lady (1964) and Wait Until Dark (1967), she received Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations and accrued a Tony Award for her theatrical performance in the 1954 Broadway play Ondine. Audrey Hepburn remains one of few people who have won Academy, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Awards.
She appeared in fewer films as her life went on, devoting much of her later life to UNICEF. Although contributing to the organisation since 1954, she worked in some of the most profoundly disadvantaged communities of Africa, South America and Asia between 1988 and 1992. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in recognition of her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in late 1992. A month later, Hepburn died of appendiceal cancer at her home in Tolochenaz (Switzerland) in early 1993 at the age of 63.
• This post is part of the Celebrating Audrey Hepburn series, wich contains 350 high resolution pictures of the film icon Audrey Hepburn, including movie posters, stills, on-set pictures and fashion photoshoots (21 posts, 290 Mb) :
Beautiful Audrey Hepburn – Happy new year 2013 !
Audrey Hepburn, We will all go to Monte Carlo (1951)
Audrey Hepburn, Secret People (1952) starring Valentina Cortese
Audrey Hepburn, Roman Holiday (1953) starring Gregory Peck
Audrey Hepburn, Sabrina (1954) starring Humphrey Bogart and William Holden
Audrey Hepburn, War and Peace (1956) starring Henry Fonda and Mel Ferrer
Audrey Hepburn, Funny Face (1957) starring Fred Astaire
Audrey Hepburn, Love in the afternoon (1957) starring Gary Cooper and Maurice Chevalier
Audrey Hepburn, Green Mansions (1959) starring Anthony Perkins
Audrey Hepburn, The Nun’s Story (1959) directed by Fred Zinnemann
Audrey Hepburn, The Unforgiven (1960) starring Burt Lancaster
Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) starring George Peppard
Audrey Hepburn, The Children’s Hour (1961) starring Shirley MacLaine
Audrey Hepburn, Charade (1963) starring Cary Grant
Audrey Hepburn, My Fair Lady (1964) starring Rex Harrison
Audrey Hepburn, Paris when it sizzles (1964) starring William Holden
Audrey Hepburn, How to steal a million (1966) starring Peter O’Toole
Audrey Hepburn, Two for the road (1967) starring Albert Finney
Audrey Hepburn, Wait until dark (1967) starring Alan Arkin and Richard Crenna
Audrey Hepburn, Robin and Marian (1976) starring Sean Connery
Audrey Hepburn, Always (1989) directed by Steven Spielberg