”For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone”
4 May 1929, Brussels, Belgium – 20 January 1993, Tolochenaz, Switzerland
Audrey Kathleen Ruston was a Belgian-born film actress known for her radiant beauty and style, her ability to project an air of sophistication tempered by a charming innocence, and her tireless efforts to aid children in need.
After spending World War II in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands, she studied ballet and acting in London. During her early 20s, she studied acting and worked as a model and dancer. She also began to get some small film roles, credited as Audrey Hepburn. She was discovered by Colette, who insisted she play the lead in Gigi on Broadway (1951).
She made her U.S. film debut in Roman Holiday (1953, Academy Award), then returned to Broadway in Ondine (1954, Tony Award).
Roman Holiday I Don’t Know How to Say Goodbye (1953)
She projected a radiant, elfin innocence combined with elegance in films such as Sabrina (1954), War and Peace (1956), Funny Face (1957), Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961), My Fair Lady (1964), and Wait Until Dark (1967).
Breakfast at Tiffany’s Holly meets Paul
She later devoted herself to charity work and was a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF.
Secret People Audrey Hepburn Dancing