Audrey’s Top 5: Quotes, Styles, Offbeat Films, & Unknown Facts

Audrey Hepburn was born in Brussels, Belgium. Her mother was a Dutch baroness and her father was a businessman of English and Austrian descent. Audrey attended private schools in London and The Netherlands. She was on a vacation with her mother in Arnhem, Netherlands, when Hitler’s army occupied the town and her fate changed. Her family situation changed drastically, like that of most European aristocrats. 

After the war got over, Audrey went to ballet school in London on a scholarship and started modelling. It was here that she received offers for roles in films. Her first was a European film called Dutch in Seven Lessons in 1948. This was followed by a few more, until she decided to head to Hollywood. In 1953, she tasted success in LA with Roman Holiday. She even won an Oscar for her role as Princess Anne. Her charm, innocence and class appealed to the audience, and she was a hit! 

Audrey is famous for her role as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. With this movie, she has been immortalized as the ultimate fashion icon. On her birth anniversary today, we give you top five styles, quotes, offbeat films and unknown facts about this timeless beauty. 

  • The little black dress (LBD) was her signature style. You can pair it with a string of pearls to complete the look! 
  • After Breakfast at Tiffany’s, her up-do became immensely popular. Her short bangs was another popular hairstyle that gave her a distinctive look. 
  • Crisp, white tunic shirt that looks comfortable, yet classy. The button-down is an Audrey-must-have. 
  • Her sunglasses were over-sized and had a hint of cat-eye shape. The perfect accessory for a girl on-the-go.   
  • Black ballet flats were her choice of footwear. Classy and chic shoes that go with pants, slacks, and dresses.  
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Offbeat Films: Everyone has heard of Roman Holiday and Sabrina, but here are five films you probably haven’t heard about. 
  • The Nun’s Story – 1959
  • Charade – 1960
  • Children’s Hour – 1961
  • Two for the Road – 1967
  • Wait Until Dark – 1967 
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  • “The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.”
  • “The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode, but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years.”
  • “I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. “
  • "You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him." 
  • "I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it." 
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Unknown Facts: 
  • Audrey Hepburn’s parents were Nazi sympathizers. However, she supported the Resistance. She donated the money she earned from her ballet recitals to the cause. 
  • Audrey Hepburn announced her engagement to Mel Ferrer at William Holden‘s house. It is a less-known fact that she and Holden had a torrid affair during the filming of Sabrina
  • Audrey Hepburn is known to have dated President John F. Kennedy when he was still an unmarried senator. 
  • Audrey is an EGOT – she’s won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony Award. The Oscar for Best Actress for Roman Holiday, the Tony for Best Actress for Ondine,  an Emmy for hosting a documentary, Audrey Hepburn’s Gardens of the World. She won her Grammy posthumously for Best Spoken Word Album for Children for Audrey Hepburn’s Enchanted Tales.  
  • It is said that to survive World War II, Audrey Hepburn even had to eat tulip bulbs. As a tribute to her film career and her longtime work on behalf of UNICEF, she has a new white hybrid tulip named after her.  
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Remembering you fondly, Audrey Hepburn. 

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