Audrey Kathleen HepburnRuston
Audrey Hepburn was born in Brussels, Belgium on May 4, 1929. Her father was a British banker and her mother was a Dutch baroness. Audrey went to private schools. In 1935 her parents had really serious problems and they got divorced. That left her with only her mother. She didn’t feel well about that. She went to private schools in England and the Netherlands.

In the late 1930's Audrey trained to be a ballet dancer. She loved dancing. During World War II she didn't have very good moments, Audrey didn't get enough to eat, she developed problems that she would have for the rest of her life. When the Nazi army came to the Netherlands she changed her name to hide. Her living conditions grew worse. Dance class gave her a way to forget about what was happening around her.

In 1954 she married actor Mel Ferrer and on July 17, 1960 had a child, Sean. In 1968 she divorced Mel Ferrrer. Then in 1969 she married psychiatrist Dr. Andrea Dotti and they had a second son Luca. In 1979 she divorced Dotti. Dutch actor Robert Wolders became her companion.

actress icon of style Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF

Career History
A French novelist named Colette insisted she star in Gigi on Broadway in New York City in 1951.That year she also made her motion picture debut in One Wild Oat. Two years later she starred in Roman Holiday. She earned an Academy Award as best actress. Audrey earned 4 more Academy Awards for her parts in Sabrina, The Nun's Story, Breakfast at Tiffany's and Wait Until Dark. She came out of retirement in 1976 to star in Robin and Marion with Sean Connery.

Career History
She is known as a great actress but she is also known for her work with UNICEF. Audrey served as Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF from 1988 until her death in January 1993. Finally she died on January 20, 1993 from colon cancer in Tolochenaz, Switzerland.

There was something in her smile, in her eyes, in her timeless and natural elegance. Audrey Hepburn: beloved actress, icon of style, devoted mother, humanitarian and spokesperson for the children of the world.