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Known Credits: 35

Birthday: 1929-05-04

Day of Death: 1993-01-20

Place of Birth: Ixelles, Belgium

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Audrey Hepburn

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Audrey Hepburn (born Audrey Kathleen Ruston; 4 May 1929 – 20 January 1993) was a British actress and humanitarian. Although modest about her acting ability, Hepburn remains one of the world's most famous actresses of all time, remembered as a film and fashion icon of the twentieth century. Redefining glamour with "elfin" features and a waif-like figure that inspired designs by Hubert de Givenchy, she was inducted in the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame, and ranked by the American Film Institute as the third greatest female screen legend in the history of American cinema.

Born in Ixelles, Belgium, Hepburn spent her childhood chiefly in the Netherlands, including German-occupied Arnhem during the Second World War. In Arnhem, she studied ballet before moving to London in 1948 where she continued to train in ballet while working as a photographer's model. Upon deciding to pursue a career in acting, she performed as a chorus girl in various West End musical theatre productions. After appearing in several British films and starring in the 1951 Broadway play Gigi, Hepburn gained instant Hollywood stardom for playing the Academy Award-winning lead female role in Roman Holiday (1953). Later performing in Sabrina (1954), The Nun's Story (1959), Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), Charade (1963), My Fair Lady (1964) and Wait Until Dark (1967), Hepburn became one of the great screen actresses of Hollywood's Golden Age who received nominations for Academy Awards, Golden Globes and BAFTAs as well as winning a Tony Award for her theatrical performance in the 1954 Broadway play Ondine. Hepburn remains one of few entertainers who have won Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Awards.

Devoting much of her later life to UNICEF, Hepburn's war-time struggles inspired her passion for humanitarian work and, although Hepburn had contributed to the organisation since the 1950s, she worked in some of the most profoundly disadvantaged communities of Africa, South America and Asia in the late eighties and early nineties. In 1992, Hepburn was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in recognition of her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

At the age of 63, Hepburn died of appendiceal cancer at her home in Switzerland.   Description above from the Wikipedia article Audrey Hepburn, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Acting
1994 Intimate Portrait - (1 episode)
1993 Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn as Herself
1989 Always as Hap
1987 Love Among Thieves as Baroness Caroline DuLac
1981 They All Laughed as Angela Niotes
1979 Bloodline as Elizabeth Roffe
1976 Robin and Marian as Lady Marian
1967 Wait Until Dark as Susy Hendrix
1967 Two for the Road as Joanna Wallace
1966 How to Steal a Million as Nicole Bonnet
1964 My Fair Lady as Eliza Doolittle
1964 Paris When It Sizzles as Gabrielle Simpson / Gaby
1963 Charade as Regina Lampert
1961 The Children's Hour as Karen Wright
1961 Breakfast at Tiffany's as Holly Golightly
1960 The Unforgiven as Rachel Zachary
1959 The Nun's Story as Sister Luke
1959 Green Mansions as Rima
1957 Love in the Afternoon as Ariane Chavasse / Thin Girl
1957 Funny Face as Jo Stockton
1957 Mayerling as Countess Marie Vetsera
1956 War and Peace as Natasha Rostova
1954 Producers' Showcase - (1 episode)
1954 Sabrina as Sabrina Fairchild
1953 Roman Holiday as Princess Ann
1952 Secret People as Nora Brentano
1951 We Will All Go to Monte Carlo as Melissa Walter
1951 Laughter In Paradise as Freida (Cigarette Girl)
1951 Young Wives' Tale as Eve Lester
1951 The Lavender Hill Mob as Chiquita
1951 One Wild Oat as Hotel Receptionist
1950 The Colgate Comedy Hour - (1 episode)
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show - (3 episodes)
1948 Dutch in Seven Lessons as KLM stewardess
1929 The Academy Awards - (8 episodes)