Audrey Hepburn

Audrey HepburnBorn: 4 May 1929

Died: 20 January 1993










Academy Award winning actress and screen icon Audrey Hepburn was born on this day in 1929.

She had her first starring role in the film Roman Holiday (1953) and originally the film was to be billed with only Gregory Peck’s name above the title, with the line ‘Introducing Audrey Hepburn’ to be included beneath the title. It was Gregory Peck himself who insisted this should be changed, saying “You’ve got to change that because she’ll be a big star and I’ll look like a big jerk.” He was right to say that as Hepburn received critical acclaim for the role and the Best Actress Academy Award.

Hepburn’s next film was the Billy Wilder romantic Comedy Sabrina (1954) for which she received her second Best Actress Academy Award nomination. By now she was one of Hollywood’s most popular box office attractions and starred in films such as War and Peace (1956) and Funny Face (1957), in which she showed off her talents as a dancer.

Her third Best Actress Academy Award nomination was received for her role as Sister Luke in The Nun’s Story (1959) and just a few years later came her most iconic role as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961), earning her a fourth Best Actress nomination.

Other memorable films include Charade (1963) opposite Cary Grant and My Fair Lady (1964), before she received her fifth and final Best Actress nomination for Wait Until Dark (1967).

Read more at The Internet Movie Database

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