On this day in 1929, Audrey Hepburn was born in Belgium. Audrey would go on to become one of the most beloved of all the classic era film stars. Audrey would also become famous as a fashion icon, and for the great deal of charity work she undertook.
I like Audrey as an actress, but I like her more for who she was in real life; by all accounts(I have never heard or read a bad word about her)she was a kind, gentle and classy woman who treated everyone the same. There was nothing phoney about Audrey and it showed, she truly was someone who was beautiful inside and out.
If you want to know more about Audrey’s life, I highly recommend that you read this biography: Audrey Her Real Story by Alexander Walker. It is a thorough and moving account of her life and career, and features some beautiful personal and studio photos of Audrey.
Despite her talent and fame, Audrey actually made very few films during her career, and I do find that a shame because she was a very good actress.
Here are my top five Audrey Hepburn film performances.
1- Sister Luke in The Nun’s Story.
2- Holly in Breakfast At Tiffany’s .
3-Princess Ann in Roman Holiday.
4- Suzy in Wait Until Dark.
5- Sabrina in Sabrina.
Audrey passed away in 1993, following a battle with cancer. Happy Birthday, and R.I.P Audrey. Thank you for so many wonderful film memories.
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