Audrey Hepburn

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"When Audrey Hepburn walked into my life the cinematic world changed forever."
Krazy Crow

Audrey Hepburn

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Audrey Hepburn (4 May 1929 - 20 January 1993) was an Academy Award and Tony Award winning Anglo-Dutch actress of film and theatre, Broadway stage performer, ballerina, fashion model, and humanitarian.

Raised under Nazi rule in Arnhem (The Netherlands) during World War II, Hepburn trained extensively to become a ballerina before deciding to pursue acting. She first gained notice for her starring role in the Broadway production of Gigi (1951). She was then cast in Roman Holiday (1953) as Princess Ann, the role for which she won an Academy Award.

She was one of the leading Hollywood actresses during the 1950s and 1960s and received four more Academy Award nominations including one for her iconic performance as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961).

In 1964 she played Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, the critically acclaimed film adaptation of the musical.

From 1988 until her death in 1993 she served as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and was honoured with the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her work. In 1999 she was ranked as the third greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute.

MEMRABLE QUOTES

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Roman Holiday (1953)

Princess Ann: I've never been alone with a man before, even with my dress on. With my dress off, it's MOST unusual..

Princess Ann: Please do not use that word. Were I not entirely aware of my duty to my family and to my country, I would not have come back tonight... or indeed ever again!

Princess Ann: I have to leave you now. I'm going to that corner there and turn. You must stay in the car and drive away. Promise not to watch me go beyond the corner. Just drive away and leave me as I leave you.

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Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

Holly Golightly: It should take you exactly four seconds to cross from here to that door. I'll give you two.

Holly Golightly: I'm like cat here, a no-name slob. We belong to nobody, and nobody belongs to us. We don't even belong to each other.

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Charade (1963)

Reggie Lampert: I already know an awful lot of people and until one of them dies I couldn't possibly meet anyone else.

Reggie Lampert: Marriage license, did you say marriage license? Oh I love you Adam, Alex, Peter, Brian, whatever your name is

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How to Steal a Million (1966)

Nicole Bonnet: You don't think I'd steal something that didn't belong to me, do you?

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Wait Until Dark (1967)

Susy Hendrix: [turns around] Then I will be. I'll be everything you want me to be.