Who is Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn, the iconic British film star, was born on the 4th May 1929 in Brussels and spent her initial years in Belgium, Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Initially, Hepburn studied ballet and performed on stage in the West End, with some small film appearances.
Her popularity and fame started to increase when she starred in Roman Holiday, a 1953 film with Gregory Peck. It was for this film that she became the first actress to win a BAFTA, Golden Globe and Oscar. Not satisfied with this, she also continued her stage work and won a Tony Award for Ondine. Her incredibly successful film career continued over the 50s and 60s, including films Sabrina, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and My Fair Lady. He won multiple awards for these films and her last performance was a 1990 documentary.
Hepburn committed her later life to humanitarian causes, particular UNICEF, which she has supported from 1954. She worked in poorer countries around the world and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1992 for her UNICEF work. She passed away shortly after this at the age of 63. She is widely voted as one of the legends of Hollywood films and her movies remain popular to date.
Audrey Hepburn Quotes
1. I decided, very early on, just to accept life unconditionally; I never expected it to do anything special for me, yet I seemed to accomplish far more than I had ever hoped. Most of the time it just happened to me without my ever seeking it.
2. I decided, very early on, just to accept life unconditionally; I never expected it to do anything special for me, yet I seemed to accomplish far more than I had ever hoped. Most of the time it just happened to me without my ever seeking it.
3. Living is like tearing through a museum. Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw, thinking about it, looking it up in a book, and remembering – because you can’t take it in all at once.
4. My own life has been much more than a fairy tale. I’ve had my share of difficult moments, but whatever difficulties I’ve gone through, I’ve always gotten the prize at the end.
5. The greatest victory has been to be able to live with myself, to accept my shortcomings… I’m a long way from the human being I’d like to be. But I’ve decided I’m not so bad after all.
6. I have learnt how to live…how to be in the world and of the world, and not just to stand aside and watch.
7. Pick the day. Enjoy it – to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come… The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present – and I don’t want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future.
8. Not to live for the day, that would be materialistic — but to treasure the day. I realize that most of us live on the skin — on the surface — without appreciating just how wonderful it is simply to be alive at all.
9. I believe, every day, you should have at least one exquisite moment.
10. Life is a party. Dress for it.
11. Giving is living. If you stop wanting to give, there’s nothing more to live for.
12. People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.
13. I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
14. Your heart just breaks, that’s all. But you can’t judge, or point fingers. You just have to be lucky enough to find someone who appreciates you.
15. If I get married, I want to be very married.
16. The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.
17. When you have nobody you can make a cup of tea for, when nobody needs you, that’s when I think life is over.
18. We all want to be loved, don’t we? Everyone looks for a way of finding love. It’s a constant search for affection in every walk of life.
19. When the chips are down, you are alone, and loneliness can be terrifying. Fortunately, I’ve always had a chum I could call. And I love to be alone. It doesn’t bother me one bit. I’m my own company.
20. I may not always be offered work, but I’ll always have my family.
21. True friends are families which you can select.
22. Whatever a man might do, whatever misery or heartache your children might give you – and they give you a lot – however much your parents irritate you – it doesn’t matter because you love them.
23. They say love is the best investment; the more you give, the more you get in return.
24. Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!
25. Pick the day. Enjoy it – to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come… The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present – and I don’t want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future.
26. I tried always to do better: saw always a little further. I tried to stretch myself.
27. To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.
28. I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and a short memory! I wish I’d invented it, because it is very true.
29. I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
30. I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and… I believe in miracles.
31. I probably hold the distinction of being one movie star who, by all laws of logic, should never have made it. At each stage of my career, I lacked the experience.
32. I never think of myself as an icon. What is in other people’s mind is not in my mind. I just do my thing.
33. There are certain shades of limelight that can wreck a girl’s complexion.
34. My greatest ambition is to have a career without becoming a career woman.
35. When you have found it, you should stick to it.
36. It is too much to hope that I shall keep up my success. I don’t ask for that. All I shall do is my best – and hope.
37. Good things aren’t supposed to just fall into your lap. God is very generous, but He expects you to do your part first.
38. I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person.
39. Why change? Everyone has his own style. When you have found it, you should stick to it.
40. For me the only things of interests are those linked to the heart.
41. On the one hand maybe I’ve remained infantile, while on the other I matured quickly, because at a young age I was very aware of suffering and fear.
42. It’s that wonderful old-fashioned idea that others come first and you come second. This was the whole ethic by which I was brought up. Others matter more than you do, so don’t fuss, dear; get on with it.
43. The beauty in a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart; the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It’s the caring and that she lovingly gives the passion that she shows and the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.
44. Elegance is the only beauty that never fades. A woman can be beautiful as well as intellectual. It’s that wonderful old-fashioned idea that others come first and you come second. This was the whole ethic by which I was brought up. Others matter more than you do, so ‘don’t fuss, dear; get on with it.’
45. Sex appeal is something that you feel deep down inside. It’s suggested rather than shown. I’m not as well-stacked as Sophia Loren or Gina Lollobrigida, but there is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don’t need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal, picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain.
46. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.
47. Look, whenever I hear or read I’m beautiful, I simply don’t understand it … I’m certainly not beautiful in any conventional way. I didn’t make my career on beauty.
48. The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole, but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she knows.
49. Make-up can only make you look pretty on the outside but it doesn’t help if your ugly on the inside. Unless you eat the make-up.
50. And the beauty of a woman, with passing years only grows!
51. My look is attainable. Women can look like Audrey Hepburn by flipping out their hair, buying the large sunglasses, and the little sleeveless dresses.
52. I’m not beautiful. My mother once called me an ugly duckling. But, listed separately, I have a few good features.
53. There are more important things than outward appearance. No amount of makeup can cover an ugly personality.
54. Dress like you are already famous.
55. I saw but one glaring truth: These are not natural disasters but man-made tragedies for which there is only one man-made solution-peace.
56. The ‘Third World’ is a term I don’t like very much, because we’re all one world. I want people to know that the largest part of humanity is suffering.
57. I can testify to what UNICEF means to children, because I was among those who received food and medical relief right after World War II. I have a long-lasting gratitude and trust for what UNICEF does.
58. It makes me self-conscious. It’s because I’m known, in the limelight, that it’s getting all the gravy, but if you knew, if you saw some of the people who make it possible for UNICEF to help these children survive. These are the people who do the jobs-the unknowns, whose names you will never know…I at least get a dollar a year, but they don’t.
59. Taking care of children has nothing to do with politics. I think perhaps with time, instead of there being a politicization of humanitarian aid, there will be a humanization of politics.
60. People in these places don’t know Audrey Hepburn, but they recognize the name UNICEF. When they see UNICEF their faces light up, because they know that something is happening. In the Sudan, for example, they call a water pump UNICEF.