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Transcript of Audrey Hephburn
WHEN SHE WAS A CHLD
Audrey Hepburn was born on may 4, 1929 in Brussels, Belgium and spent her youth in England. Audrey Hepburn was not her original name she was born as Audrey Kathleen Ruston. Her name added Hepburn to it when her father added Hepburn as his sir name. Audrey Hepburn's father was Joseph Victor Anthony Ruston and her mother was Ella Van Heemstra. Audrey Hepburn had two half brothers from her mother's previous marriage. When Audrey was just a little girl her parents got divorced in 1935.
Audrey Hepburn was a very intelligent women. She first attended school in 1934 at age 5 at a boarding school in England. In 1935 after her parents divorce Audrey began to take ballet lessons. Then in 1939 her mother Ella moved her to Holland in the Netherlands with her to keep her safe from WWll. While in Holland Audrey Hepburn is forced to learn the Dutch language when she has only known English at this time. While in Arnhem, Holland Audrey attended Arnhem School of Music in 1941 and became her teacher, Winja Marova's best ballet dancer in her class. In 1945 Winja Marova referred Audrey Hepburn to the Sonia Gaskell's Ballet Studio in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Audrey then attended Sonia Gaskell's Ballet Studio for the next three years. The school soon learned Audrey Hepburn had something special to her and got her an audition with the Ballet Rambert in London where Audrey was accepted in 1948 with a scholarship, but she was told later that year that ballet is not for her and she then left the last school she attended.
Audrey Hepburn was a great woman and made this world a better place in her own special way. She was an inspiration and icon to many.
Thank you for your time to watch and to remember Audrey Hepburn.
Audrey Hepburn had many hardships in her life. The sadness in her life first began in 1935 when her parents divorced. Audrey lived with her mother after her parents split but she begged her father to get his visitation rights when the divorce was finalized in 1938. Her father Joseph Victor Ruston-Hepburn did not get his rights to visit his daughter and then walked out of Audrey Hepburn's life for many years to come.
The next hardship Audrey Hepburn indured was during WWll when the Nazis took over her home in Holland and took all Audrey's Mother's family the Heemstra's valuables and reduced Arnham, Holland's food. Since the lack of food Audrey Hepburn suffered from malnutrition, jaundice, and many other weakening illnesses. These problems would effect Audrey's eating habits for the rest of her life.
Audrey Hepburn was also exposed to lots of death because of the Nazis. The Nazis would shoot people in front of everyone including Audrey. One of the people shot was Audrey Hepburn's uncle for blowing up a train for the Resistance. Audrey also lost her half-brothers when Ian was forced to work in a Nazi factory and her other half-brother Alexander ran off to work for the Underground Dutch Resistance.
There were many things that intrigued Audrey Hepburn. Some of these interests helped make Audrey's kind and lively personality.
Audrey Hepburn was in many movies. She starred in most of her movies but not all, either way she always dedicated her self to the movies she was in to make them as great as possible.
~ Breakfast at Tiffany's
~ Roman Holiday
~ My Fair Lady
~ Funny Face
~ Wait Until Dark
~ How to Steal a Million
~ The Nun's Story
~ Paris When it Sizzles
~ Love in the Afternoon
~ Two for the Road
~ The Children's Hour
~ War and Peace
~ Robin and Marian
~ The Unforgiven
~ Green Mansions
~ They All Laughed
~ The Lavender Hill Mob
~ Monte Carlo Baby
~ Love Among Thieves
~ Secret People
~ Laughter in Paradise
~ Dutch in Seven Lessons
~ Young Wives' Tale
~ One Wild Oat
SPOUSES AND CHILDREN
Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer
Their son is Sean Hepburn Ferrer.
Audrey Hepburn and Andrea Dotti
Their son is Luca Dotti
Presidential Medal of Freedom~1992
Global Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award~1990
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award~1993
Golden Globe Award~1954
Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award~1992
Special Tony Award~1968
BAFTA Award~1965, 1960, 1954
BAFTA Special Award~1992
Golden Globe Henrietta Award~1955
David di Donatello~1965, 1962, 1960
BAFTA Lifetime Achievement Award~1992
Women in Film Crystal Award~1996
New York Film Critics Circle Award~1959
Primetime Emmy Award~1993
Audrey Hepburn contributed more than just her movies to the world. When she was a child Audrey would help the Dutch Resistance for WWll by carrying secret messages and teaching ballet for money. Audrey Hepburn also had a great passion for helping others and dedicated herself to helping children in need by raising money.
Audrey Hepburn died on January 20, 1993 in Tolochenaz,Switzerland. Her cause of death was Appendix Cancer.
Audrey Hepburn wanted to purse a career in dancing, but then took in interest in acting. She was an actress in many plays and her career took off when she starred in her first movie. Audrey Hepburn had a great career and was a very famous actress.
Audrey Hepburn's most known and loved movies where Breakfast at Tiffany's, Roman Holiday, Sabrina, and Funny Face.