Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn is best known for her roles in films such as Roman Holiday (1953), Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961), and My Fair Lady (1964). Hepburn devoted the final years of her life to humanitarian work.

Audrey Hepburn is one of only 12 individuals who have won all four major entertainment awards, known as an EGOT, by winning Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony awards.Audrey Hepburn is seen as a screen star next to Marilyn Monroe. While turning from girl to woman Hepburn became fashion icon while she was trying from the pieces of Givenchy’s collection. She was Givenchy’s muse who dressed her for her most popular movie roles in Sabrina and Love in the afternoon. Givenchy also designed her famous little black dress in ‘breakfast at tiffany’s’ and funny face.

HEPBURN STYLE:

Hepburn was a talented performer known for her beauty, elegance and grace. Often imitated, she remains one of Hollywood’s greatest style icons.Audrey Hepburn had epitome glamour in 1950s and had style in spades.

Onscreen, Hepburn floated in custom-made dresses by Givenchy founder Hubert de Givenchy. Off-screen, Hepburn made wearing pedal pushers and simple, unadorned tops into an art. So many Audrey Hepburn style moments made history, she was inducted to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame.Casual fans know Audrey Hepburn style as the black dress she wore in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. But Hepburn’s style was so much more than the costume for one of her iconic roles, however and Audrey Hepburn style moments are still influencing how we dress today. Just revisit the next several outfits from Audrey Hepburn’s illustrious career for proof.

IN PERSON:

Hepburn became a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF in the late 1980s. Traveling the world, Hepburn tried to raise awareness about children in need.

She understood too well what it was like to go hungry from her days in the Netherlands during the German Occupation. Making more than 50 trips, Hepburn visited UNICEF projects in Asia, Africa and Central and South America. She won a special Academy Award for her humanitarian work in 1993, but she did not live long enough to receive it. Hepburn died on January 20, 1993, at her home in Tolochenaz, Switzerland after a battle with colon cancer.

Her work to help children around the world continues. Her sons, Sean and Luca, along with her companion Robert Wolders, established the Audrey Hepburn Memorial Fund at UNICEF to continue Hepburn’s humanitarian work in 1994. It is now known as the Audrey Hepburn Society at the US Fund for UNICEF.

AUDREY HEPBURN AWARDS:

1954- Academy award for best actress- Roman Holiday

1954- Golden globe award for best actress- Roman Holiday

1954- Tony award for best lead actress in a play- Odine

1968- Special Tony award

1993- Jean Hersholt humanitarian award

1994- Grammy award

1992- Screen actors guild life achievement award

1965, 1960, 1954- BAFTA award for best British actress

1958- Laurel award for best comedy performance- love in the afternoon

1992- BAFTA lifetime achievement award

1992- BAFTA special award

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