Audrey Hepburn is a popular British actress known for her strong character acting and unique fashion sense. She is rated as one of the best female actresses of all time by critics and audience alike. She has been under the spotlight throughout her career for her likeable on-screen and off-screen personality. She has been part of Hollywood’s Golden Age of Cinema ending in the early 1960’s. She is adored for her roles in the movies Roman Holiday (1953), Sabrina (1954), The Nun’s Story (1959), Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) and My Fair Lady (1964). She was the first actress to have won the Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA Award for a single performance: Roman Holiday (1954). She has also been the recipient of the Grammy, Emmy Award posthumously.
Audrey Hepburn was born on 4th May 1929 in Brussels, Belgium. Her mother’s family was in Netherlands whereas her father had a British background. The family’s constantly travelled between the three countries. Thus Audrey was soon able to converse fluently in English, French, Dutch, Spanish and Italian.
During the Second World War, her mother took her to Netherlands which she hoped would not be affected by the war. She faced a difficult childhood when they were in Netherlands. Because of the Nazi invasion, many of her relatives were killed or taken away. Audrey had to starve for many days because of lack of food available in their area.