Interesting facts about Audrey Hepburn
• Interesting facts about Audrey Hepburn
May 4, 1929 was born British and American actress, model, and the brightest star of cinema of the twentieth century Audrey Hepburn. The owner of refined taste, she was not only a beautiful woman, a great actress and a model, but also the humanitarian activist, for which he was awarded the Jean Hersholt for helping humanity.
In honor of the 85th anniversary of the birth we suggest you read the facts about the life and fate of the actress.
Audrey was born in 1929 in Brussels. Six years later, her parents, Joseph and Ella, divorced because of her husband's infidelity. Both of them, however, in the political allegiances were on the same side - supported the Nazis. Their fate has developed differently. Ella after the Nazi occupation of their views and helping the Dutch resistance. Joseph in 1940, was arrested in London, until April 1945, he stayed in prison the rest of life spent in Dublin.
But Audrey Hepburn was a veteran of World War II. These are the facts. As a teenager, the girl survived the occupation of the city of Arnhem, where they were living. Dreaming of becoming a ballerina, Audrey entered the conservatory. She, along with other children gave private concerts, which secretly collected money and information to the Resistance groups - for participation in life which paid her uncle and cousin Ella and her brother went through a German concentration camp. The rest of the time Audrey was lying in bed and read, not to pester hunger. From time to time it succeeded in the oven cakes and biscuits, flour, which were obtained from milled bulbs beautiful Dutch tulips.
After the war, in 1948, Audrey Hepburn continued her education in London. Her teacher was herself Marie Rambert, whose disciple was at one time a great dancer Vaslav Nijinsky. Soon Marie spoke with Audrey and explained to her that she is a good pupil, and become an outstanding ballerina, but note - because of too tall and chronic malnutrition during the occupation - ever. Mother could barely feed his family, and Audrey knew that she would have to earn the most. It is very natural to do in these circumstances actress career.
Her first big role - in the movie "The Secret People" (1951) - also naturally was associated with ballet: she played a ballerina. Critics have reacted favorably to her youth and talent. It's only been three years - and in the cinematic firmament broke supernova after the "Roman Holiday" with Gregory Peck in the male lead. It Peck got that on film posters Hepburn name printed as large as his own - he said that Audrey will get "Oscar". And so it happened!
Audrey Hepburn was the true face of Hollywood: on her movies viewers were most readily. Her partners were Fred Astaire ( "Funny Face"), Maurice Chevalier and Gary Cooper ( "Love in the Afternoon"), Cary Grant ( "Charade"), Rex Harrison ( "My Fair Lady"), Peter O'Toole ( "How steal a million "), Sean Connery (" Robin and Marian "). Many of them later became friends of Audrey. And already mentioned Gregory Peck - a true friend for life.
In 1961, Hepburn supernova flared even brighter, giving the cinema and world classics of the genre - "Breakfast at Tiffany's." The role of Holly Golightly became a cult, an integral symbol of the 1960s. Audrey, above all, become a trendsetter by giving a second life invented by Coco Chanel's "little black dress" and lifted it into a hit. This role gave her strong friendship with Hubert de Givenchy, designer Jacqueline Kennedy. It is worth adding that the jewelry company Tiffany & Co after the premiere of "Tomorrow at Tiffany's" literally woke up famous - thanks precisely to Audrey Hepburn.
After 1967, the actress starred in a movie from time to time, with varying success. Something clearly does not fit the role for her. From something she refused to herself, and then regretted it. Long does not communicate personal life. The last major role - in a stylish and bright film, "They All Laughed" (1981). And the latest - angel cameo in the remake of "Always" (1989) and the work of the Master Steven Spielberg.
Audrey Hepburn never forgot that in his early youth from starvation saved her newly formed UN Children's Fund UNICEF. Returning the debt, it is from the very beginning of his stellar career has actively cooperated with him. Initially performed in radio broadcasts, and insisted on the completion of the cinematographic career to her appointed special ambassador of the organization. Tens of thousands of children in various countries around the world owe her selfless devotion to their health and life. Presidential Medal of Freedom - for the work within the US UNICEF Audrey Hepburn one of the highest awards.
This work of Audrey gave all their strength, and they were in no hurry to return. In September 1992, during a trip to Somalia from Hepburn began to have serious health problems. The operation seems to be successful, but the disease progressed rapidly. Audrey Hepburn literally burned for six weeks, and forever left this world 20 January 1993. Upon learning of her death, the great Elizabeth Taylor could not hold back her tears. She said: "The Lord God has another beautiful angel, who knows what to do to him in heaven."
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