Audrey Kathleen Hepburn-Ruston: A Great Hollywood Style Icon

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“For beautiful eyes, look for the goods in others; for beautiful lips speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” Audrey Kathleen Hepburn - Ruston is famous for her beauty, elegance, grace and she is a great Hollywood style icon, she was also known for being a philanthropist. Although she was mostly known for being a British actress, everyone thought of her as a fashion icon. “I never think of myself as an icon. What is in other people's minds is not in my mind. I just do my thing.” I chose Hepburn because she influenced me to fulfill my dreams in becoming a ballerina and child actress. However I mostly chose her because of all the good deeds she has done. This encourages me to become someone…show more content…
She was born in Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium. When Hepburn was young she would go to ballet performances. She instantly had a passion for ballet. This was because the ballerina’s grace made her want to dance like that. She got inspired and influenced to become a ballerina. Years later Hepburn and her mother moved to London, England shortly after her parents’ divorce. This is where she attended a private girl’s school and started taking ballet classes. She enjoyed the classes and was determined to become a prima ballerina. Unfortunately she had to stop because Germany started World War 2 and was starting to invade all of Europe. This caused Hepburn and her mother to move to Holland thinking that it was safer for them. Unfortunately the Germans invaded Holland as well. It was becoming more treacherous for them to survive which made the Hepburns suffer. They became poor as well with mostly flour as their food. Audrey Hepburn had depression and was suffering from asthma. She and her mother were on the edge of dying from hunger. Fortunately the war ended in 1945 and both Hepburn and her mother survived and they both went to London, England once again. Since the war had prevented Hepburn from eating she had lost a lot of weight. She also didn’t practice any ballet during war. Due to weight loss and inadequacy of practice she realized that being a ballerina
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