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Full Name  Audrey Kathleen Ruston
Stage Name Audrey Hepburn
Born 4 May 1929
Place of BirthIxelles, Brussels, Belgium
NationalityBritish
Occupation Actress, humanitarian
Spouse Mel Ferrer (1954–1968)
Andrea Dotti (1969–1982)
Partner(s)Robert Wolders
(1980–1993; her death)
Children2, including Sean Hepburn Ferrer
ParentsJoseph Victor Anthony Ruston
Baroness Ella van Heemstra
Died20 January 1993 (aged 63)
Tolochenaz, Vaud, Switzerland
Resting PlaceTolochenaz Cemetery, Tolochenaz, Vaud

Audrey Hepburn Biography

Audrey Kathleen Ruston (later, Hepburn-Ruston) was born on 4 May 1929 at number 48 Rue Keyenveld in Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium. She was known to her family as Adriaantje. Hepburn’s mother, Baroness Ella van Heemstra (12 June 1900 – 26 August 1984), was a Dutch noblewoman. Ella was the daughter of Baron Aarnoud van Heemstra. Hepburn’s father, Joseph Victor Anthony Ruston (21 November 1889 – 16 October 1980), was a British subject born in Auschitz, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary.

Hepburn father worked for a trading company before he got married to Hepburn’s mother. They moved to Europe where he worked for a loan company reportedly tin merchants MacLaine, Watson and Company in London.

 Hepburn’s early childhood was sheltered and privileged. Her multinational background was enhanced through her traveling between three countries with her family due to her father’s job. She started school at Kent, England, an independent small school in Elham. Her parents divorced in 1938.

Early Career

She moved to Amsterdam with her mother and her siblings. She started taking ballet training under Sonia Gaskell, a leading figure in Dutch ballet, and Russian teacher Olga Tarasova. Hepburn made her film debut playing an air stewardess in Dutch in Seven Lessons (1948), an educational travel film made by Charles van der Linden and Henry Josephson. Later that year, Hepburn moved to London after accepting a ballet scholarship with Ballet Rambert, which was then based in Notting Hill.  

She supported herself with part-time work as a model, and dropped “Ruston” from her surname. After she was told by Rambert that despite her talent, her height and weak constitution (the after-effect of wartime malnutrition) would make the status of prima ballerina unattainable, she decided to concentrate on acting.

Hepburn and Sean Connery in the film Robin and Marian

Audrey Hepburn Filmography

Hepburn was considered by some to be one of the most beautiful women of all time,she was ranked as the third greatest screen legend in American cinema by the American Film Institute.

Film

1948Dutch in Seven LessonsStewardess
1951One Wild OatHotel receptionist
1951Young Wives’ TaleEve Lester
1951Laughter in ParadiseCigarette girl
1951The Lavender Hill MobChiquita
1952Secret PeopleNora Brentano
1952Monte Carlo BabyLinda Farrell
Melissa Farrell (French version)
1953Roman HolidayPrincess Ann
1954SabrinaSabrina Fairchild
1956War and PeaceNatasha Rostova
1957Love in the AfternoonAriane Chavasse
1957Funny FaceJo Stockton

Tv Show

YearTitleRole
1950Saturday Night RevueUnknown
1951Sunday Night TheatreCelia
1952CBS Television WorkshopVirginia Forsythe
1957Producers’ ShowcaseMary Vetsera
1970A World of LoveHerself
1987Love Among ThievesCaroline DuLac
1988American MastersHerself
1988Gregory Peck: His Own ManHerself
1993Gardens of the World with Audrey HepburnHerself

Personal Life

Hepburn and her first husband Mel Ferrer

At a cocktail party hosted by mutual friend Gregory Peck, Hepburn met American actor Mel Ferrer, and suggested that they star together in a play. After a 14-year marriage, the couple divorced in 1968. Hepburn met her second husband, Italian psychiatrist Andrea Dotti, on a Mediterranean cruise with friends in June 1968. The Dotti-Hepburn marriage lasted thirteen years and was dissolved in 1982. From 1980 until her death, Hepburn was in a relationship with Dutch actor Robert Wolders.

IIness and Death

Audrey Hepburn was diagnosed with a cancer known as  pseudomyxoma peritonei. She underwent surgery and chemotherapy. Still recovering from the surgery, she died in her sleep at her home at Tolochenaz, Vaud on the evening of 20 January 1993.

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