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Audrey Hepburn

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Audrey Hepburn (/ˈɔːdri ˈhɛpˌbɜːrn/; born Audrey Kathleen Ruston; 4 May 1929 – 20 January 1993) was a British actress. Recognised as a film and fashion icon, Hepburn was active during Hollywood's Golden Age. She was ranked by the American Film Institute as the third-greatest female screen legend in Golden Age Hollywood and was inducted into the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame. Born in Ixelles, a district of Brussels, Hepburn spent her childhood between Belgium, England and the Netherlands. In Amsterdam she studied ballet with Sonia Gaskell, before moving to London in 1948 to continue her ballet training with Marie Rambert and perform as a chorus girl in West End musical theatre productions.

Fact file

  • Born: Audrey Kathleen Ruston 4 May 1929 Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium
  • Died: 20 January 1993 (aged 63) Tolochenaz, Vaud, Switzerland
  • Cause of death: Appendiceal cancer
  • Resting place: Tolochenaz Cemetery, Tolochenaz, Vaud
  • Nationality: British
  • Other names: Edda van Heemstra Audrey Kathleen Hepburn-Ruston
  • Occupation: Actress (1948–89) Humanitarian (1988–92)
  • Spouse(s): Mel Ferrer (m. 1954; div. 1968) Andrea Dotti (m. 1969; div. 1982)
  • Partner(s): Robert Wolders (1980–93; her death)
  • Children: 2
  • Parent(s): Joseph Victor Anthony Ruston Baroness Ella van Heemstra
  • Relatives: Baron Aarnoud van Heemstra (maternal grandfather) Emma Ferrer (granddaughter)
  • Website: www.audreyhepburn.com

Read more about Audrey Hepburn at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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