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Timeline: Audrey Hepburn
Transcript of Timeline: Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn was born on May 4, 1929 in Brussels, Belgium.
A few years later, Hepburn's parents divorced and her father, a Nazi sympathiser, left the family and Hepburn referred to her father's leaving as the most traumatic moment of her life.
Audrey's mother sent her and her two half-brothers to live with their grandfather in the Netherlands because she felt it would be safe from German attack.
Hepburn adopted the name Edda van Heemstra because of the fact her name was considered to be dangerous because it sounded English and indicated her British roots
In 1944, Audrey Hepburn was an accomplished ballerina and she secretly performed for groups of people.
In 1951, Audrey played as a hotel receptionist in her first motion picture film.
1952 Hepburn's First Engagement
James Hanson and Audrey Hepburn engaged in 1952 and Hepburn called it "love at first sight." Shortly after being fitted for her wedding dress and setting the date, they decided their careers would keep them apart most of the time and broke it off.
1953 Roman Holiday
The Italian-set romantic-comedy, "Roman Holiday,"with Gregory Peck was her first MAJOR star role. Elizabeth Taylor was originally wanted for the role but director chose to Hepburn and she won a lot of awards
"Sabrina" was directed by Billy Wilder In 1954, Audrey starred as Sabrina Fairchild in the movie with Humphrey Bogart. This was Audrey's second big film.
Audrey wins an Oscar Award in 1954. Then Audrey Hepburn received a Best Actress Oscar for her role in "Roman Holiday"
First Marriage On September, 1954:
Mel Ferrer and Audrey Hepburn married. They met at a party which was organised by Gregory Peck.
First Child Born Hepburn had her first pregnancy but miscarried in March of 1955.
In 1959, she fell off a horse and onto a rock and broke her back while she was working and she spent weeks in the hospital and had her second miscarriage due to physical and mental stress. In 1960, she had her first child with Mel Ferrer and his name was Sean Hepburn Ferrer.
Breakfast at Tiffany's Hepburn played the role of Holly Golightly in the film and after this she take part in Charada with Cary Grant. Many people called them "the golden couple".
After being married for 14 years, Hepburn and Ferrer
separated their lifes.
After this Hepburn went on a cruise and met Italian ç
psychiatrist whose name was Andrea Dotti and they fell
in love. They married in 1969.
Hepburn and Dotti were married for 13 years.
Audrey was very careful while pregnant with her next child to prevent another miscarriage. She passed the time by painting.
Then, on February 8, she had her second son and they named him Luca Dotti.
Audrey Hepburn became romantically involved with actor Robert Wolders. Although they never married, she referred to her time with him as the happiest years of her life. In an interview with Barbara Walters, Walters asked Hepburn why they never married. Hepburn replied they were married just not formally
Audrey Hepburn decided to dedicate the remainder of her life to helping needy children in impoverished countries.She was appointed as the UNICEF's International Goodwill Ambassador.
When she returned from a UNICEF trip to Somalia and began feeling abdominal pain. After seeing a specialist and receiving inconclusive results, she went to another doctor. On November, doctors discovered she had abdominal cancer that had originated in her appendix. After several surgeries, doctors concluded the cancer had spread too far and there was nothing they could do.
This year was Audrey Hepburn's funeral. Her family and friends were there, including her two sons, Sean and Luca, and her partner Robert Wolders. Her two sons and partner helped carry her coffin to the grave site. "Audrey Hepburn became more than a movie star. She became a legend, first on screen - and then on the arid plains of Africa."