Everyone today regardless whether they are movie fans or not have heard the name Audrey Hepburn because of the impact she has made. Hepburn has made a great impact on the film industry through her roles on screen and off. She is known for their fashion and style creating individuality and making herself stand out from the crowd. Women, still today, look to her as an icon for ways to stay classy. In this article I will discuss Audrey Hepburn's life briefly, her movies, and her legacy after death, as well as, her impact on the film industry.
Audrey Kathleen Ruston was born in May 1929 in Belguim daughter of a wealthy English banker. Her time in Europe led to an interaction with Hitler's army and like many others Hepburn fell into a depression along with malnutrition. Her time as a model led her to be discovered by a film maker landing her a part in Nederlands in 7 less released in 1948. This was Hepburn's first film. With a few movies under her belt she headed to America to try her luck and was rewarded with a film called Roman Holiday in 1953. This was the first in a string of many films she stared in. Hepburn's last film was Always filmed in 1989.
The successful movie star stared in over 30 movies in her forty years as a movie star. some of her films include: Nederlands in 7 Lessen, One Wild Oat, Laughter in Paradise, Monte Carlo Baby, War and Peace, Funny Face, The Nun's Story, The Unforgiven, Breakfast at Tiffany's, My Fair Lady, Two for the Road. Her final role was in 1989 in the film Always.
Hepburn passed away in January of 1993 in Switzerland. The International Movie Database says, "Her elegance and style will always be remembered in film history as evidenced by her being named in Empire magazine's 'The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time.'" Another legacy Hepburn has left behind her the Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund. It was created in 1994 to continue her international events around the world to help children suffering. Children in Somalia, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Rwanda are educated and given physical and emotional treatment for abuse. The fund's goal is to help bring over one-hundred-twenty million children worldwide back to school. Hepburn is not the only celebrity involved in this wonderful fund, Faith Hill is also involved with support for the children in this fund. Hepburn has made her impact on the world in the film industry and with helping others. Marilyn Monroe has also made her impact as well.
She is a remarkable woman who showed the world you could follow your dreams no matter where you came from. Hepburn came to America to pursue her dream of becoming a famous actress. She handled herself like professional while making the world aware of just how fabulous she really was.