Classic Actress Audrey Hepburn

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on January 16, 2005

I recently saw a classic movie called Breakfast At Tiffany's with Audrey Hepburn. Could you tell me more about her?
—Bill A., Nebraska

The actress was born near Brussels, Belgium, and grew up in London. She started out as a ballerina but soon began getting modeling jobs and landing small parts in British movies. She was filming Monte Carlo Baby in 1951 when she was selected for the title role of Gigi on Broadway. That role led to the film Roman Holiday, which earned her an Oscar. Hepburn starred in Sabrina, Funny Face, Charade, My Fair Lady and many other films. She was married to actor Mel Ferrer for 14 years, then married psychiatrist Mario Dotti, in 1969. The mother of two took a break from acting for nearly a decade to focus on her family. She became almost as well known for her charity work with UNICEF as she was for her films. "I can testify to what UNICEF means for children because I was among the recipients of food and medical relief right after World War II," she said. Hepburn died of colon cancer in 1993 at age 63.