Audrey Hepburn Accomplishments

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Possibly Perfect Audrey Hepburn “Nothing is impossible the word itself says I’m possible.” (Audrey Hepburn) In Audrey’s greatest accomplishments she proved that anything is possible. Over the course of her remarkable life and career, Audrey Hepburn seized hearts around the world and created a positive public image that is one of the most recognizable and adorable in recent memory. For the next 16 years, Audrey changed the definition of feminity, she was like no other actress, childlike, vulnerable, and wonderfully expressive. Her charitable work brought so much change and goodness to children around the world, though her acting can sometimes seem like an extra prize. She didn’t start out wanting to be an actress, she wanted to be a dancer,…show more content…
Returning a year later, she was cast as the perfect Holly-Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961). Audrey received her fourth Oscar nod for Best Actress in that film (she was also nominated for Sabrina and 1959’s A Nun’s Story). Audrey had a beautiful singing voice, but wasn’t used in the musical My Fair Lady (1964). “It should have been Julie Andrews! In fact, I told my agents I didn’t want to do it, because it should be her.” (Hepburn) Many criticized her for taking a role that was considered to be wrong for her, but right for Julie Andrews, since she was already a star on Broadway. Three years later, Audrey earned her fifth Academy Award nomination for Wait Until Dark, soon after she virtually disappeared, becoming somewhat of a mystery. Audrey’s last film was in, Always (1989), directed by Steven Spielberg. She was always wearing things from Givenchy, she created a look. Audrey was married and divorced twice, to Mel Ferrer and Andrea Dotti. She had two sons, Sean from the first marriage, and Luca from the second. “I am sort of married to Robert, we’re always together,” Audrey specified, “we have been for 9 years.” (Hepburn) In 1980, she lived a quiet life in Switzerland, with Robert Wolders and 4 jack-russell terriers. “I don’t regret for one minute, making the decision to quit movies for my children. Had I done it the other way around, I’d be miserable today.” (Hepburn) Thereafter, she left being a full-time actress, to spend her time with her
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