Audrey HepburnBirth Name: Edda Van Heemstra Hepburn-Ruston
Born: May 4, 1929
Died: January 20, 1993
Even though her career in Hollywood lasted only 15 years,
Audrey Hepburn will always be remembered as one of its
brightest stars. Coming to Hollywood in 1953 by way of
Holland and England, she became an instant sensation with
her performance in William Wyler's Roman Holiday.
She won an Academy Award for this American debut, and followed
it with a solid string of successful films, including
four more which would earn her Oscar nominations. Her elegant
beauty and European charm made her a beloved figure throughout
the world, but she decided that she had enough after
making Wait Until Dark in 1967. At 38 years old and
in her prime, she was a retired actress. Through the rest of
her life, she came back to make only four more forgettable feature films,
ending with Steven Spielberg's Always in 1989.
After that, she fell ill with cancer and left the world
wanting much, much more of this great lady of the screen.
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