Audrey Hepburn (4 May 1929 – 20 January 2003) was a Belgian-American actress and humanitarian. She was considered one of the greatest actresses of all time, and was named one of the “100 Most Important People of the Twentieth Century” by Time magazine. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1997.
Born in Ixelles, Brussels to an aristocratic family, Hepburn spent corridor of her nonage in Belgium, England, and the Netherlands. She studied ballet with Sonia Gaskell in Amsterdam beginning in 1945, and with Marie Rambert in London from 1948. She began performing as a chorus girl in West End musical theatre productsand also had minor appearances in several flicks. She rose to stardom in the romanticcomedy Roman Holiday( 1953) alongside Gregory Peck, for which she was the firstactress to win an Oscar, a Golden Globe Award, and a BAFTA Award for a singleperformance. That time, she also won a Tony Award for Stylish Lead Actress in a Playfor her performance in Ondine.
She went on to star in a number of successful flicks similar as Sabrina( 1954), in which Humphrey Bogart and William Holden contend for her affection; Funny Face( 1957), a musical where she sang her own corridor; the drama The Nun’s Story( 1959); the romantic comedy Breakfast at Tiffany’s( 1961); the suspenser- love Charade( 1963), contrary Cary Grant; and the musical My Fair Lady( 1964). In 1967 she starred in the suspenser stay Until Dark, entering Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA nominations. After that, she only sometimes appeared in flicks, one being Robin and Marian( 1976) with Sean Connery. Her last recorded performances were in the 1990 talkie TV series Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement – instructionalProgramming.
Hepburn won three BAFTA Awards for Stylish British Actress in a Leading part. In recognition of her film career, she entered BAFTA’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the Golden Globe CecilB. DeMille Award, the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, and the Special Tony Award. She remains one of only seventeen people who have wonAcademy, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Awards. latterly in life, Hepburn devoted much of her time to UNICEF, to which she had contributed since 1954. Between 1988 and 1992, she worked in some of the poorest communities of Africa, South America, and Asia. In December 1992, she entered the US Presidential Medal of Freedom in recognition of her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. A month latterly, she failed of appendiceal cancer at her home in Switzerland at the age of 63.