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Audrey Hepburn (May 4, 1929January 20, 1993) was an Academy Award-winning Anglo-Dutch actress of film and theatre, Broadway stage performer, ballerina, fashion model, and humanitarian, noted for her performances in films such as Breakfast at Tiffany's.

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Biography

Raised under Nazi rule in Arnhem, Netherlands during World War II, Hepburn trained extensively to become a ballerina, before deciding to pursue acting. She first gained notice for her starring role in the Broadway production of Gigi (1951). She was then cast in Roman Holiday (1953) as Princess Ann, the role for which she won an Academy Award. She was one of the leading Hollywood actresses during the 1950s and 1960s and received four more Academy Award nominations, including one for her iconic performance as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961). In 1964, she played Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, the critically acclaimed film adaptation of the musical.

From 1988 until her death in 1993, she served as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her work. In 1999, she was ranked as the third greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute.

Notable appearances

Filmography

Year Title Role Other notes
1948 Nederlands in 7 lessen
(English: "Dutch in Seven Lessons")
Airline Stewardess Documentary
1951 One Wild Oat Hotel receptionist
Laughter in Paradise Cigarette Girl
Monte Carlo Baby Linda Farell Discovered by French novelist Colette during filming and cast as Gigi for the Broadway play
Young Wives' Tale Eve Lester
The Lavender Hill Mob Chiquita
1952 The Secret People Nora Brentano
Nous irons à Monte Carlo
(English: "We Will Go to Monte Carlo")
Melissa Walter French version of Monte Carlo Baby
1953 Roman Holiday Princess Ann Academy Award win: Best Actress
BAFTA win: Best Actress
Golden Globe win: Best Drama Actress
1954 Sabrina Sabrina Fairchild Academy Award nomination: Best Actress
BAFTA nomination: Best Actress
1956 War and Peace Natasha Rostova Golden Globe nomination: Best Drama Actress
BAFTA nomination: Best Actress
1957 Funny Face Jo Stockton
Love in the Afternoon Ariane Chavasse/Thin Girl Golden Globe nomination: Best Musical/Comedy Actress
1959 Green Mansions Rima Directed by Mel Ferrer
The Nun's Story Sister Luke (Gabrielle van der Mal) Academy Award nomination: Best Actress
BAFTA win: Best Actress
Golden Globe nomination: Best Drama Actress
1960 The Unforgiven Rachel Zachary
1961 Breakfast at Tiffany's Holly Golightly Academy Award nomination: Best Actress
The Children's Hour Karen Wright
1963 Charade Regina "Reggie" Lampert Golden Globe nomination: Best Musical/Comedy Actress
BAFTA win: Best Actress
1964 Paris, When It Sizzles Gabrielle Simpson
My Fair Lady Eliza Doolittle Golden Globe nomination: Best Musical/Comedy Actress
1966 How to Steal a Million Nicole Bonnet
1967 Two for the Road Joanna Wallace Golden Globe nomination: Best Musical/Comedy Actress
Wait Until Dark Susy Hendrix Academy Award nomination: Best Actress
Golden Globe nomination: Best Drama Actress
1976 Robin and Marian Lady Marian
1979 Bloodline Elizabeth Roffe Her only R-rated film
1981 They All Laughed Angela Niotes
1989 Always Hap

Television and theatre

Year Title Role Other notes
1949 High Button Shoes Chorus Girl Musical Theatre
Sauce Tartare Chorus Girl Musical Theatre
1950 Sauce Piquante Featured Player Musical Theatre
1951 Gigi Gigi Opened on Broadway at the Fulton Theatre, 24 November 1951. Hepburn won the 1952 Theatre World Award.
1952 CBS Television Workshop Episode entitled "Rainy Day at Paradise Junction"
1954 Ondine Water Nymph Opened on Broadway, 18 February - 26 June. Tony Award Winner - Best Actress. Costarring Mel Ferrer
1957 Mayerling Maria Vetsera Producers' Showcase live production. Costarring Mel Ferrer as Prince Rudolf. Released theatrically in Europe.
1987 Love Among Thieves Baroness Caroline DuLac Television movie.
1993 Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn Herself PBS miniseries; Emmy Award Winner - Outstanding Individual Achievement - Informational Programming




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