Women’s History Month Spotlight: Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn was one of few entertainers who won an Emmy, Tony, Grammy, and Academey Award.

Audrey Hepburn
Brandi Addison

Brandi Addison

Feature Writer at RYSE
Just another Journalism major in Texas, inspired by the medias in New York and Boston, driven to someday write in D.C., hoping my words reach even further than this country, and aspiring to become something even bigger than that. I #StandUp2Cancer for my uncle.
Brandi Addison

Audrey Hepburn was born on May 4, 1929, in Brussels, Belgium. She passed in January of 1993 of cancer. As a child she moved country to country as her father was in World War II. At a young age, she worked as a courier for the Dutch-resistance. As she grew, she began taking classes and made her debut in the Broadway show Gigi.

By the American Film Institute, she was ranked as the third greatest female screen legend in the Golden Age Hollywood. She was also inducted into the Best Dressed Hall of Fame. For the movie Roman Holiday, she was the first actress to win an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and a BAFTA award for one single performance.

She also won a record of three BRAFTA awards as Best British Actress in Leading Role. She is one of a handful entertainers who have won an Emmy, Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award. The movies she is best known for is Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Aside from her talent and beauty, she devoted much of her time as a humanitarian to UNICEF, traveling to Africa, South America, and Asia. As UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in recognition of her work.

Still today, Audrey Hepburn inspires young ladies in all of their talents and their inner and outer beauty. She is considered one of the classiest ladies to have walked this earth and is an idol to many, including myself.

A few famous quotes from Audrey Hepburn are:

“Happy girls are the prettiest.”

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!”

“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”

“People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.”

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”

 

 



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