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One of Audrey's favorite poems:

Audrey joined the UNICEF foundation and gave many
       years of her life to help fight causes for the children of the poor world. Time Tested Beauty Tips
"For attractive lips, speak
words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out
the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food
with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child
run his fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with
the knowledge you'll never walk alone...

People, even more than things,
have to be restored, renewed, revived,
reclaimed, and redeemed Audrey Hepburn... A beautiful angel who touched the lives of many. and redeemed and redeemed.
Never throw out anybody.

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand,
you'll find one at the end of your arm.
As you grow older you will
discover that you have two hands.
One for helping yourself,
the other for helping others."

by Sam Levenson

"Time Tested Beauty Tips" by Sam Levenson--who was better known as a humorist than a poet--was one of Audrey Hepburn's favorite poems. Mr. Levenson passed away on 27 August 1980 at the age of 68. It is often mistaken that Audrey wrote this beautiful poem herself. Of interest, according to one resource, "Audrey Hepburn read this poem to her children on the very last Christmas Eve she spent with us here on Earth," which is perhaps the best reason why these words are still remembered with Audrey today. princessmonkey.com

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Thousands of visitors read this three-part tribute each month, and many guests have taken the time to write their fond thoughts about Audrey Hepburn and my work. Together, we are an audience who misses our "movie-friend" Audrey Hepburn. Among the many messages, I have noticed that we are a diverse group of fans that span different countries, ethnicities, and ages... We come from so many walks of life, just as Audrey would have wanted it.

All of us should remember Audrey for the sincerity of her smile, the delicacy of her grace, and her so many sides of loveliness. The public work of this one woman has done so much for so many people. It is almost unbelieveable.

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Audrey Hepburn models a white Givenchy gown from the film _Sabrina_.

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Audrey Hepburn: 1929-1993
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Respect Audrey Hepburn
b. 1929, d. 1993. She led a beautiful life.

Respect Audrey Hepburn.

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Frequently Asked Questions:
~   Facts about Audrey Hepburn   ~

Her Birth and Life Details:

  • Audrey Hepburn was born on 4 May 1929 in Brussels, Belgium.
  • Parents were Dutch baroness Ella van Heemstra and John Hepburn Ruston, a wealthy English banker.
  • Audrey was named Andrey Kathleen Ruston at birth, she was sometimes known as Edda van Heemstra Hepburn-Ruston due to her societally conscious mother.
  • Passed away on 20 January 1993 in Tolochnaz, Switzerland, from colon cancer.

Audrey Hepburn in Hollywood:

  • Everyone remembers when Marilyn Monroe serenaded President John F. Kennedy on his birthday in 1962. What is often forgotten is that Audrey Hepburn sang "Happy Birthday Mr. President" to JFK for his final birthday in 1963.
  • Audrey Hepburn starred in five of the *Top 100 Passions, US love stories on film listed by the American Film Institute in 2002: Roman Holiday (1953) ranked #4; My Fair Lady (1964) ranked #12; Sabrina (1954), ranked #54 and co-starred Humphrey Bogart (who also has five top 100 films); Two for the Road (1967) at #57; and Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) #61.
  • Audrey and William Holden, her Sabrina (1954) co-star did fall in love, but she broke off the relationship learning that Holden could not have children any more.


Stories you should Know:

  • Audrey was fluent in Dutch, English, Flemish, French, Italian and Spanish.
  • Under the difficult circumstances of World War II, Audrey ate tulip bulbs and tried to bake grass into bread.
  • In fact, Audrey turned down the lead role in George Stevens' Diary of Anne Frank because, as a young girl in Holland during the war, she witnessed Nazi soldiers publicly executing people and herding Jews onto railroad cars to be sent to death camps. Audrey identified with Anne's story of Nazi-occupied Amsterdam so much that she claimed her participation in the 1959 film would have been much too realistic and painful in memories.
  • During World War II, 16-year-old Audrey was a volunteer nurse in a Dutch hospital. During the battle of Arnhem, her hospital received many wounded Allied soldiers. One of the injured soldiers that young Audrey helped nurse back to health was a young British paratrooper and future director named Terence Young. More than 20 years later, Young directed Hepburn in his thriller, Wait Until Dark (1967).
  • Audrey was a special ambassador to the United Nations UNICEF Fund for helping children in Latin America and Africa, from 1988 to 1993.


Family and Love for Audrey Hepburn

  • Audrey is the mother of Sean H. Ferrer and Luca Dotti.
  • Audrey had Sean (b. 17 January 1960) with her first husband, Mel Ferrer, and son Luca (b. 8 February 1970), with her second husband, Dr. Andrea Dotti.
  • Divorcing Mel and Andrea, Audrey spent her last days with friend Robert Wolders.

Her Fashion Sense

  • Audrey Hepburn's measurements recorded as 34A-20-34 in 1953. Audrey Hepburn famously had a thin, tall frame throughout her life.
  • Not known for having a curvaceous figure, Audrey is best remembered by her intriguing and unforgettable face.
  • The Audrey Look: her gamine hair cut, flat ballet shoes, turtlenecks, fitted-waist outfits, ¾ length sleeves, trench coat, dresses and the black dress, classic handbags in various leathers with chain handles, a scarf at her throat, and wrap-around shirts.
  • "My look is attainable," Audrey told Barbara Walters in 1989. "Women can look like Audrey Hepburn by flipping out their hair, buying the large glasses and the little sleeveless dresses." In truth, though, it is not as easy to capture her unique essence.

 

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Paramount Pictures and Mattel: An Audrey Hepburn Doll Collection

The following is a list highlighting my collection of Audrey Hepburn 11 1/2" dolls. click on the individual links to see a picture of the doll. As dolls, I personally think these are absolutely "loverly" renditions of the costumes of Audrey's films. The reproductions are incredibly detailed, and I love how they've created variations from each film. These are highly collectible dolls and are approved by the Audrey Hepburn estate. The dolls are wonderful for those of us who wanted to display our love of Audrey Hepburn and her legacy...

Holding an Oscar for 'Best Actress'

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