Friday, May 04, 2007

A Fair Lady

Probably Kindra’s favorite actress of all-time, Audrey Hepburn was born Audrey Kathleen Ruston on this day in 1929 in Brussels, Belgium. From her American movie and Oscar award-winning debut alongside Gregory Peck in Roman Holiday to her unforgettable turn as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Hepburn exuded a charm and class that remain iconic even today.

Quick trivia tidbits from IMDB:

Felt she was miscast as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Is one of only nine performers to win an Oscar, a Tony, an Emmy and a Grammy.

She was considered for the lead in Cleopatra, which went to Elizabeth Taylor.

Her father discovered documents about his ancestors after World War II that indicated some of them bore the name Hepburn, which he added to his name, thus her name is Audrey Kathleen Hepburn-Ruston.

She was trained as a dental assistant before beginning her modeling career.

In 1988, she was named special ambassador to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

The Gap revived her (digitally) for a series of “Back in Black” pants commercials in September of 2006.

Hepburn passed away January 20, 1993. Read more about her at IMDB or at

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