Audrey Hepburn Net Worth

Audrey Hepburn Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Audrey Hepburn net worth is
$100 Million

Audrey Hepburn Wiki Biography

Audrey Kathleen van Heemstra Ruston was born on 4 May 1929, in Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium, of Austrian and British descent. Audrey was an actress and icon in the fashion world, best known to be one of the legendary female actresses during the Golden Age of Hollywood. She appeared many successful films including “Roman Holiday”, “Sabrina”, and “My Fair Lady”. All of her efforts helped put her net worth to where it was prior to her passing in 1993.

How rich was Audrey Hepburn? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that was at $100,000, mostly earned through a successful career in acting. She appeared in numerous films and won various awards for several performances. Many argue that her net worth would’ve been higher, but later in life she dedicated most of her time to charity work. All of these lead to the eventual position of her wealth.

Audrey Hepburn Net Worth $100,000

During World War II, Hepburn attended Arnhem Conservatory, as she was moved to the Netherlands to avoid German attacks. She also took ballet lessons, and after Germany invaded the Netherlands she adopted the name Edda van Hemstra, and became part of the Dutch resistance, delivering packages and messages.

After the war, Audrey moved to Amsterdam to continue her ballet training. She made her film debut in 1948 and it was entitled “Dutch in Seven Lessons”. She also worked part time as a model, and did a few other jobs for financial support. She then became a chorus girl and participated in various productions such as “High Button Shoes”. Minor roles in films such as “The Lavender Hill Mob” and “One Wild Oat” followed, and her first major role came in 1952 in the film “The Secret People”, in which she played a ballerina. She was then cast for the title role in the Broadway play “Gigi”, which earned her a lot of critical praise, and a boost to her net worth. She would start gaining popularity, and did a total of 219 performances during the run of “Gigi” during a tour around the United States.

She then starred in the film “Roman Holiday”, which became a big success and won her an Academy Award for Best Actress, as well as a BAFTA and Golden Globe Award for her performance. She was given film contracts that coincided with her various stage performances, and soon she would appear in the comedy “Sabrina”. She continued racking in nominations and even won a Tony Award for “Ondine”, and for the remainder of the decade, she continued making highly successful films including “War and Peace”, “Funny Face” and “The Nun’s Story”. She then starred in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, which earned her another Academy Award nomination, and then in “Charade” opposite Cary Grant, and “Paris When it Sizzles”. Hepburn went on and continued making films until the late 1960s.

In 1967, Hepburn started to devote more time to her family and would make fewer films. Her last motion picture came in 1998’s “Always” and she would also focus more of her time to UNICEF. Meantime, she had developed a fabricated rivalry with British singing actress Julie Andrews, that was further exaggerated by the press, but was probably good publicity.

For her personal life, she was engaged to James Hanson but called off the marriage apparently because of the demands of her work. She then met actor Mel Ferrer and they were married in September 1954. During their marriage, Audrey had two miscarriages allegedly because of work, so on her third pregnancy, took time off from acting to give birth to their son. After fourteen years of marriage they divorced, and she then met psychiatrist Andrea Dotti. They had a child and their marriage lasted thirteen years despite both of them supposedly becoming unfaithful. She then had a relationship with Robert Wolders and they remained together until her death; although they never formally married, Hepburn considered them to be wed. In 1992, Hepburn was diagnosed with a rare form of abdominal cancer and she underwent surgery for it. She also began chemotherapy but later tests showed that the sickness had spread too far to be operable. She died in 1993 while sleeping in her home.

Full NameAudrey Hepburn
Net Worth$100 Million
Date Of BirthMay 4, 1929
Place Of BirthIxelles, Brussels, Belgium
Height1.7 m
SpouseAndrea Dotti (m. 1969–1982), Mel Ferrer (m. 1954–1968)
ChildrenLuca Dotti, Sean Hepburn Ferrer
ParentsElla van Heemstra, Joseph Victor Anthony Ruston
SiblingsArnoud Robert Alexander Quarles van Ufford, Ian Edgar Bruce Quarles van Ufford
PartnerRobert Wolders
AwardsAcademy Award for Best Actress, Presidential Medal of Freedom, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama, Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award, BAFTA Award for Best British Actress, New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress, Grammy Aw...
NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
MoviesBreakfast at Tiffany's, Roman Holiday, Sabrina, My Fair Lady, Funny Face, Charade, How to Steal a Million, War and Peace, Always, Two for the Road, The Unforgiven, Paris When It Sizzles, Wait Until Dark, Love in the Afternoon, The Children's Hour, The Nun's Story, Green Mansions, Robin and Marian, B...
TV ShowsGardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn
1Delicate thin frame
2Charming characters who try to wear their troubles lightly
3Often played classy High Society women.
4Often cast opposite leading men who were considerably older than she was.
Always (1989)$1,000,000
Bloodline (1979)$1,000,000 + % of gross
Robin and Marian (1976)$1,000,000
Wait Until Dark (1967)$750,000 +10% of profits
Two for the Road (1967)$750,000
How to Steal a Million (1966)$750,000
My Fair Lady (1964)$1,100,000
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)$750,000
The Unforgiven (1960)$200,000
The Nun's Story (1959)$250,000 + 10% of gross
Funny Face (1957)$150,000
War and Peace (1956)$350,000
War and Peace (1956)$130,000
Producers' Showcase (1954)$150,000
Sabrina (1954)$15,000
Roman Holiday (1953)$12,500
1[1991 - Comparing her acting ability with her contemporaries] I couldn't do what Cher, or Michelle Pfeiffer, or even Meryl Streep do. No, I think Cher, for instance, is so versatile. She deals with dialogue as if it's just coming out of her skin, you know, it's just part of her. She has enormous scale of emotions, and total lack of inhibitions, which I envy. Michelle Pfeiffer, for instance, can sing, and she can be very dramatic, and she can be very sexy. Meryl Streep is a highly dramatic actress, and also, again, can do anything she wants. I can't.
2Only the absolutely determined people succeed.
3When I've made about 70 films and the public still wants me, then I shall think of myself as a star.
4[on "The Diary of Anne Frank"] I was given the book in Dutch, in galley form, in 1946 by a friend. I read it...and it destroyed me. It does this to many people when they first read it but I was not reading it as a book, as printed pages. This was my life. I didn't know what I was going to read. I've never been the same again, it affected me so deeply.
5You can even say that I hated myself at certain periods. I was too fat, or maybe too tall, or maybe just plain too ugly ... you can say my definiteness stems from underlying feelings of insecurity and inferiority. I couldn't conquer these feelings by acting indecisive. I found the only way to get the better of them was by adopting a forceful, concentrated drive.
6I understood the dismay of people who had seen Julie on Broadway. Julie made that role her own, and for that reason I didn't want to do the film when it was first offered. But Jack Warner never wanted to put Julie in the film. He was totally opposed to it, for whatever reason. Then I learned that if I turned it down, they would offer it to still another movie actress. So I felt I should have the same opportunity to play it as any other film actress. - On My Fair Lady (1964).
7You can't let yourself worry when you play a classic role. I'm an introvert anyway. Playing the extroverted girl in Breakfast at Tiffany's was the hardest thing I ever did. If I had stopped to think about comparison with my predecessors as Eliza, I'd have frozen completely. But I loved this part. Eliza is vulnerable, but she has a beautiful inner strength. I made myself forget the problems. I threw myself into it and tried to make it me.
8I think sex is overrated. I don't have sex appeal and I know it. As a matter of fact, I think I'm rather funny looking. My teeth are funny, for one thing, and I have none of the attributes usually required for a movie queen, including the shapeliness.
9[on filming Funny Face (1957), while coping with extreme Paris weather and a grumpy co-star] Here I've been waiting for 20 years to dance with 'Fred Astaire', and what do I get? Mud in my eye!
10It'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.'
11[about her "comeback" in 1976] Whatever happens, the most important thing is growing old gracefully. And you can't do that on the cover of a fan magazine.
12[talking about a severe coughing attack she had when she was six weeks old, slowly turning blue and finally stopping breathing until her mother's prayers and spanking brought her back to life] If I were to write a biography, it would start like this: I was born in Brussels, Belgium, on May 4, 1929 . . . and I died six weeks later.
13I know I have more sex appeal on the tip of my nose than many women in their entire bodies. It doesn't stand out a mile, but it's there.
14Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding you're exactly the same.
15My look is attainable. Women can look like Audrey Hepburn by flipping out their hair, buying the large sunglasses, and the little sleeveless dresses.
16I 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.
17I never think of myself as an icon. What is in other people's minds is not in my mind. I just do my thing.
18For me, the only things of interest are those linked to the heart.
19My 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 a prize at the end.
20I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
21Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it's at the end of your arm. As you get older, remember you have another hand: the first is to help yourself, the second is to help others.
22I was asked to act when I couldn't act. I was asked to sing "Funny Face" when I couldn't sing and dance with Fred Astaire when I couldn't dance
  • and do all kinds of things I wasn't prepared for. Then I tried like
mad to cope with it.
23I never thought I'd land in pictures with a face like mine.
1Played by Caroline J. Smith in Hollywood Mouth 3 (2017).
2Increased her smoking habit to 60 cigarettes a day while filming The Unforgiven (1960).
3Spoke 5 languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian and Dutch.
4Was to play the lead in a screen version of the Henry Cecil novel "No Bail for the Judge," which was to be Alfred Hitchcock's followup to North by Northwest. Hepburn was to play the daughter of an English judge who enlists the aid of a thief ( Laurence Harvey ) to exonerate her father, a High Court Judge who has been arrested for the murder of a prostitute. Hepburn dropped out of the project when she became pregnant, and that, along with subsequent changes in British law regarding prostitution, caused Hitchcock to lose interest in the project, and it was never made. A few years later Hepburn starred with Cary Grant in Charade (1963) , which is sometimes referred to as "the best Hitchcock film that Hitchcock never made.".
5She accepted her final role as "Hap" in Always (1989) simply for the opportunity to work with Director Steven Spielberg. Hepburn was moved by Spielberg's film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) after taking her youngest son to see it in Rome, and remarked: "The man is a genius!" She vowed to work with him, ever since.
6Hepburn is mentioned by name in the Frank Sinatra standard "Nancy with the Laughing Face.".
7Is one of 26 actresses to have won an Academy Award for their performance in a comedy; hers being for Roman Holiday (1953). The others, in chronological order, are: Claudette Colbert (It Happened One Night (1934)), Loretta Young (The Farmer's Daughter (1947)), Josephine Hull (Harvey (1950)), Judy Holliday (Born Yesterday (1950)), Goldie Hawn (Cactus Flower (1969)), Glenda Jackson (A Touch of Class (1973)), Lee Grant (Shampoo (1975)), Diane Keaton (Annie Hall (1977)), Maggie Smith (California Suite (1978)), Mary Steenburgen (Melvin and Howard (1980)), Jessica Lange (Tootsie (1982)), Anjelica Huston (Prizzi's Honor (1985)), Olympia Dukakis (Moonstruck (1987)), Cher (Moonstruck (1987)), Jessica Tandy (Driving Miss Daisy (1989)), Mercedes Ruehl (The Fisher King (1991)), Marisa Tomei (My Cousin Vinny (1992)), Dianne Wiest (Bullets Over Broadway (1994)) Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite (1995)), Frances McDormand (Fargo (1996)), Helen Hunt (As Good as It Gets (1997)), Judi Dench (Shakespeare in Love (1998)), Gwyneth Paltrow (Shakespeare in Love (1998)), Penélope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)), and Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook (2012)).
8Was the 40th actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Actress Oscar for Roman Holiday (1953) at The 26th Annual Academy Awards (1954) on March 25, 1954.
9Release of the biography, "Audrey Hepburn: An Elegant Spirit" by her son, Sean H. Ferrer. [2003]
10Release of the biography, "Enchantment: The Life of Audrey Hepburn" by Donald Spoto. [2006]
11Studied Ballet in London under Madame Rambert.
12She never singled out any of her films as a favorite, but often spoke fondly of Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), Roman Holiday (1953), Funny Face (1957), The Nun's Story (1959), and Charade (1963) in interviews. She reportedly did not enjoy working on The Unforgiven (1960) due to injuries sustained while shooting, and Wait Until Dark (1967) from the stress of her failing marriage. She was said to have also disappointed with the results of Paris When It Sizzles (1964) and Bloodline (1979). Nonetheless, she had a great reputation for her professionalism and almost always got along well with her co-stars and directors.
13While working in a minor movie, We Go to Monte Carlo (1951), in Monaco in 1951, Hepburn was spotted by novelist Colette, who deemed her the ideal choice to play the title role in the upcoming Broadway version of her play "Gigi." Although she lacked experience and confidence, she ultimately got the part.
14When Hepburn was in the final stages of her illness, the press took pictures of her while she was at home, and published the photos, much to the disapproval of everyone who knew her.
15She auditioned for, and did a costume test for, the role of Lygia in Quo Vadis (1951), but M-G-M turned her down because she was too unknown at the time and went with Deborah Kerr.
16Ranked #82 in Men's Health 100 Hottest Women of All Time (2011).
17Is one of 15 actresses to have won the Triple Crown of Acting (an Oscar, Emmy and Tony); the others in chronological order are Helen Hayes, Ingrid Bergman, Shirley Booth, Liza Minnelli, Rita Moreno, Maureen Stapleton, Jessica Tandy, Anne Bancroft, Vanessa Redgrave, Maggie Smith, Ellen Burstyn, Helen Mirren, Frances McDormand and Jessica Lange.
18In addition to her first son Sean H. Ferrer, Hepburn became pregnant another four times by her husband Mel Ferrer (in 1954, 1958, 1965, and 1967). However, she suffered miscarriages on all of those occasions. She fell pregnant twice with Dr. Andrea Dotti; giving birth in 1970 to her second son, Luca, but miscarried in 1974.
19Art was one of her longtime hobbies, she drew pictures of stories when she was a child to distract herself from chronic hunger pains during WWII. As an adult, she took up painting to pass time while pregnant with her son, Luca. Samples of her work can be seen in the book "Audrey Hepburn: An Elegant Spirit".
20She donated all the salaries she earned for her final projects to UNICEF (Love Among Thieves (1987), Always (1989), and Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn (1993)).
21Is one of the only 12 people who are an EGOT, which means that she won at least one of all of the four major American entertainment awards: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. The other ones in chronological order are Richard Rodgers, Barbra Streisand, Helen Hayes, Rita Moreno, Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud, Marvin Hamlisch, Jonathan Tunick, Mel Brooks, Mike Nichols and Whoopi Goldberg. Streisand, however, won a Special Tony Award, not a competitive one, and Minnelli won a Special Grammy.
22During his acceptance speech honoring her work for UNICEF, Sean H. Ferrer dedicated his mother's Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to "the children of the world".
23Suffered from hydrophobia, a condition that severely hampered some of her scenes in Two for the Road (1967). When a shot called for co-star Albert Finney to throw Hepburn into a swimming pool, divers were placed on standby (off-camera) just to placate the actress after it was learned that she had a morbid fear of water.
24Returned to work nine months after giving birth to her son Sean H. Ferrer in order to begin filming Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961).
25Her last humanitarian mission for UNICEF was to Somalia in September 1992. She was reported to have begun experiencing stomach pains towards the end of the trip, leading to her cancer diagnosis, two months later.
26Nearly married James (later Lord) Hanson, a businessman, after filming Roman Holiday (1953). An ivory satin wedding gown was designed by the Fontana sisters, but Hepburn called off the wedding at the last minute.
27In December 1992, President George Bush presented her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in recognition of her work for UNICEF. She did not attend the ceremony, due to being ill with cancer.
28Was a three-pack-a-day smoker.
29Was a close friend of Gregory Peck, Ben Gazzara and French actress Capucine.
30Was considered for the part of Tony Gromeko in Doctor Zhivago (1965), but Geraldine Chaplin was cast instead.
31Won a 1968 Special Tony Award (New York City).
32Broke her back during filming of a horse-riding scene in The Unforgiven (1960).
33Hepburn was offered the role of a Japanese bride opposite Marlon Brando in Sayonara (1957) but turned it down. She later explained that she "couldn't possibly play an Oriental. No one would believe me; they'd laugh. It's a lovely script, however, I know what I can and can't do. And if you did persuade me, you would regret it, because I would be terrible".
34Once admitted that she would not have accepted the role of Eliza Dolittle in My Fair Lady (1964) if she had known that producer Jack L. Warner planned to have all of her singing dubbed.
35Was friends with Eva Gabor.
36Scottish writer A.J. Cronin was godfather of Sean H. Ferrer, her first child.
37Met future husband Mel Ferrer at a party hosted by Gregory Peck. It was Ferrer who sent Hepburn the script for "Ondine", which Hepburn agreed to play on Broadway, in which the couple co-starred.
38As of 2007, she and Katharine Hepburn are the only "Best Actress" Oscar-winners to share a last name. Of course, they are not related.
39She was presented with her 1953 Best Actress Oscar for "Roman Holiday" by actor and humanitarian Jean Hersholt. Forty years later she would posthumously receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for her work with UNICEF.
40In Italy she was almost exclusively dubbed by Maria Pia Di Meo, except in her first two films (Roman Holiday (1953) (Vacanze Romane) and Sabrina (1954)) and in Green Mansions (1959) (Verdi dimore), where she was dubbed by Fiorella Betti.
41Saved the life of her friend Capucine, who attempted suicide on several occasions.
42Godmother of Victoria Brynner, the daughter of Doris Kleiner and Yul Brynner.
43Was voted "most beautiful woman of all time" by the readers of "New Woman" magazine (2006).
44Her famous "little black dress" from Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), designed by Hubert de Givenchy, was sold at a Christie's auction for approximately $920,000 (5 December 2006).
45The US Postal Service issued a 37 cent commemorative stamp honoring her as a Hollywood legend and humanitarian (2003).
46From 1980 until her death, she lived together in Switzerland with her partner, Dutch actor Robert Wolders.
47Hepburn was diagnosed with appendiceal cancer on November 1, 1992 (not colon cancer, as it is often mistakenly called). The cancer spread into the lining of her small intestine. She had one foot of intestine removed in surgery and went through chemotherapy, but in a second surgery it was decided that the cancer had spread too far and could not be treated. Her son Sean H. Ferrer believes it had probably been developing over the course of the previous five years.
48Asked for the part of Emma Jacklin in The Turning Point (1977) but Anne Bancroft had already been cast in the role.
49Her performance as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) is ranked #32 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
50According to director William Friedkin, Audrey was Warner Bros. first choice for the role of Chris MacNeil in The Exorcist (1973) after her box-office successes with the studio's productions The Nun's Story (1959), My Fair Lady (1964) and Wait Until Dark (1967). She would only agree to star if the film were made in Rome, so that she would be able to remain home to raise her sons. Both Friedkin and writer William Peter Blatty rejected the proposal, and eventually cast Ellen Burstyn.
51Turned down the title role in Gigi (1958) to make Funny Face (1957). Ironically, her agent initially rejected the film, but Hepburn overrode the decision after reading the script. Her mother, Baroness Ella Van Heemstra, makes a cameo appearance as a sidewalk café patron, and her Yorkshire terrier "Mr. Famous" appears as the dog in the basket during the "Anna Karenina" train shot. Hepburn did not want to be separated from husband Mel Ferrer, so filming of the Paris scenes was timed to coincide with Ferrer's filming of Elena and Her Men (1956). Paris' unseasonably rainy weather had to be worked into the script, particularly during the balloons photo shoot scene. During filming of the Paris scenes, much of the crew and cast were on edge because of riots and political violence that were gripping the city. The soggy weather played havoc with the shooting of the wedding dress dance scene. Both Fred Astaire and Hepburn were continually slipping in the muddy and slippery grass. In "Funny Face" she was lucky enough to sing several songs. Her next full musical, My Fair Lady (1964), had her singing voice dubbed by Marni Nixon, much to Hepburn's disappointment. The face portrait unveiled in the darkroom scene was photographed by Richard Avedon. The film was shot back-to-back with Love in the Afternoon (1957).
52According to her biography, "Audrey Hepburn: An Intimate Portrait", she made a vow to herself never to exceed 103 pounds. With the exception of her pregnancies, she succeeded.
53Her character in Funny Face (1957) was inspired by Suzy Parker, who made a fashionable cameo appearance in the film (her first film) in the "Think Pink" sequence.
54When she failed to receive an Academy Award nomination for her role as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady (1964), Katharine Hepburn wired her with a message of encouragement: "Don't worry about it. You'll get it one day for a part that doesn't rate it." Ironically, when Audrey's next (and last) nomination came for Wait Until Dark (1967) in 1967, Hepburn beat her in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) - in a part that arguably didn't rate it.
55Is portrayed by Jennifer Love Hewitt in The Audrey Hepburn Story (2000)
56Her biggest film regret was not getting the Anne Bancroft role in The Turning Point (1977). "That was the one film", she later admitted, "that got away from me."
57Was named #3 on The American Film Institute's 50 Greatest Screen Legends
58She was voted the 18th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Premiere Magazine.
59She owned a Yorkshire Terrier called "Mr. Famous".
60Voted #1 in's Top 100: Natural Beauties of all time.
61Followed winning the Academy Award for Roman Holiday (1953) with winning Broadway's 1954 Tony Award as Best Actress (Dramatic) for "Ondine."
62Her father was of approximately one quarter English and three quarters Austrian descent. Her mother was Dutch, with remote French and English roots. Some reports incorrectly identified Audrey as having Irish ancestry on her paternal side (which even she believed), but her father's only ties to Ireland were having resided there in the latter part of his life.
63As of 2005, she is one of only nine performers to win an Oscar, a Tony, an Emmy and a Grammy Award.
64In 1996 the British magazine Harpers & Queen conducted a poll to find the most fascinating women of our time. She was in the #1 spot.
65Was fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy's muse, who dressed her for the films Sabrina (1954), Funny Face (1957), Love in the Afternoon (1957), Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), Paris When It Sizzles (1964), How to Steal a Million (1966), Charade (1963) and Love Among Thieves (1987).
66In 1993 she became the thirteenth performer to win the Triple Crown of Acting. Oscar - Best Actress for Roman Holiday (1953), Tony for Best Actress in a Play for "Ondine" (1954) and Emmy for Outstanding Individual Achievement
67She was voted the 21st Greatest Movie Star of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
68Told People Magazine that she was very self-conscious about her size-10 feet.
69Presented the Best Picture Oscar at the Academy Awards four times (in 1955, 1960, 1966, and 1975), more than any other actress.
70During World War II, she lived in Arnhem, Netherlands. She worked with the Dutch Underground, giving ballet performances to collect donations for the anti-Nazi effort and as an occasional courier. She also received dance training and later studied ballet in London.
71In 1954 she was presented with her Best Actress Oscar for Roman Holiday (1953) by Jean Hersholt. In 1993 she was posthumously awarded the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.
72During the battle of Arnhem, 16-year-old Audrey was a volunteer nurse in a Dutch hospital. The hospital received many wounded Allied soldiers, one of whom 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 Wait Until Dark (1967).
73Like Humphrey Bogart, Hepburn also starred in five of the movies listed by American Film Institute in its Top 100 U.S. love stories (2002). They are Roman Holiday (1953), ranked #4 on the list, Sabrina (1954) ranked #54, which co-starred Bogart, My Fair Lady (1964) ranked #12, Two for the Road (1967) at #57 and Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) #61.
74Turned down a role in the film The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) because, as a young girl in the Netherlands during the war, she had witnessed Nazi soldiers publicly executing people in the streets and herding Jews onto railroad cars to be sent to the death camps. She said that participating in the film would bring back too many painful memories for her. Years later, in 1990, during her humanitarian career, she accompanied composer Michael Tilson Thomas and the New World Symphony orchestra to narrate portions of Frank's diary for a symphonic work he had written, "From The Diary of Anne Frank", which she performed on a small tour in the United States and London. Proceeds from all the concerts benefited UNICEF.
75Henry Mancini said of her: "'Moon River' was written for her. No one else had ever understood it so completely. There have been more than a thousand versions of 'Moon River', but hers is inquestionably the greatest".
76Was trained as a dental assistant before making it big.
77Audrey felt that she was miscast as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) although it was one of her most popular roles.
78She confessed to eating tulip bulbs and tried to bake grass into bread during the hard days of World War II.
79Was briefly considered for the main role in Cleopatra (1963) but the part went to Elizabeth Taylor
80Was fluent in English, Dutch, Spanish, French, and Italian. She was raised bilingually; speaking English and Dutch (resulting in her unique accent). Throughout her life, she used multilingualism to great advantage with international press in both her careers as an actress and humanitarian.
81Christened simply Audrey Kathleen Ruston, her mother Baroness Ella Van Heemstra temporarily changed her daughter's name from "Audrey" to "Edda" during the war, feeling that "Audrey" might indicate her British roots too strongly. During the war, being English in occupied Netherlands was not an asset; it could have attracted the attention of the occupying German forces and resulted in confinement or even deportation. After the war her father Joseph Victor Anthony Ruston found documents about his ancestors, some of whom bore the name "Hepburn". This is when he added it to his name, which caused her daughter to have to add Hepburn to her legal name as well, thus Audrey Kathleen Hepburn-Ruston.
82She won the 1953 Best Actress Academy Award for Roman Holiday (1953). On March 25th, 1954, she accepted the award from the much revered Academy president Jean Hersholt. After accepting the award, Audrey kissed him smack on the mouth, instead of the cheek, in her excitement. Minutes after accepting her 1953 Oscar, Audrey realized that she'd misplaced it. Turning quickly on the steps of the Center Theater in New York, she raced back to the ladies' room, retrieved the award, and was ready to pose for photographs.
83Died on January 20, 1993, the day of Bill Clinton's first inauguration as President of the United States and the 67th birthday of Patricia Neal. They starred together in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961).
84Had a breed of tulip named after her in 1990.
85Turned down the film Gigi (1958) after creating the character in the Broadway non musical play.
86Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#8). [1995]
87Interred in Tolochenaz, Vaud, Switzerland.
88After Wait Until Dark (1967) was offered the leads in Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969), 40 Carats (1973), Nicholas and Alexandra (1971), The Exorcist (1973), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), A Bridge Too Far (1977) and The Turning Point (1977) but decided to stay in retirement and raise her sons.
89Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world. [1990]
90Son, Luca Dotti (b. 8 February 1970), with second husband, Dr. Andrea Dotti.
91Mother of Sean H. Ferrer, with first husband, Mel Ferrer.
92Ranked #50 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
93Was first choice for the lead in A Taste of Honey (1961).


Love in the Afternoon1957Ariane Chavasse / Thin Girl
Funny Face1957Jo Stockton
Producers' Showcase1957TV SeriesMarie Vetsera
War and Peace1956Natasha Rostova
Sabrina1954Sabrina Fairchild
Roman Holiday1953Princess Ann
CBS Television Workshop1952TV Series
Betty Crocker Star Matinee1952TV Series
Secret People1952Nora
Nous irons à Monte Carlo1951Melissa Farrell
Young Wives' Tale1951Eve Lester
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre1951TV SeriesCelia
The Lavender Hill Mob1951Chiquita
Laughter in Paradise1951Cigarette Girl
One Wild Oat1951Hotel Receptionist
We Go to Monte Carlo1951Linda Farrel / Melissa Farrell
Saturday-Night Revue1950TV Mini-Series
Sauce Tartare1949TV Movie
Love Among Thieves1987TV MovieBaroness Caroline DuLac
They All Laughed1981Angela Niotes
Bloodline1979Elizabeth Roffe
Robin and Marian1976Maid Marian
Wait Until Dark1967Susy Hendrix
Two for the Road1967Joanna Wallace
How to Steal a Million1966Nicole
My Fair Lady1964Eliza Doolittle
Paris When It Sizzles1964Gabrielle Simpson Gaby
Charade1963Regina Lampert
The Children's Hour1961Karen Wright
Breakfast at Tiffany's1961Holly Golightly
The Unforgiven1960Rachel Zachary
The Nun's Story1959Sister Luke (Gabrielle van der Mal)
Green Mansions1959Rima


Banda sonora2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
20 to 12010TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me2009TV Movie documentary performer: "Moon River"
Gilmore Girls2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
Here's Looking at You, Warner Bros.1991TV Movie documentary performer: "The Rain in Spain" - uncredited
Great Performances1991TV Series performer - 1 episode
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Fred Astaire1981TV Movie documentary performer: "'S Wonderful"
My Fair Lady1964performer: "Why Can't the English?" 1956, "Wouldn't It Be Loverly" 1956, "Just You Wait" 1956, "The Rain in Spain" 1956, "I Could Have Danced All Night" 1956, "You Did It" 1956, "Just You Wait Reprise" 1956, "Show Me" 1956, "The Flower Market" 1956, "Without You" 1956 - uncredited
Breakfast at Tiffany's1961performer: "Moon River" 1961
Funny Face1957performer: "Funny Face", "Bonjour, Paris!", "How Long Has This Been Going On?", "He Loves and She Loves", "On How to Be Lovely", "'S Wonderful"
Sabrina1954performer: "La Vie en Rose", "Yes! We Have No Bananas" uncredited


Little Black Dress: The History of a Legendary Frock2016TV Movie documentary dedicatee
Before Breakfast2010/IShort in memory of
Omaggio a Roma2009Short grateful thanks
S1m0ne2002Simone wishes to thank the following for their contribution to the making of Simone
Cinemania2002Documentary thanks - as Audrey
Dieter & Andreas1989Short grateful acknowledgment


Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn1994TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Audrey Hepburn: In Her Own Words1993DocumentaryHerself
Danny Kaye International Children Award for Unicef1992TV MovieHerself
Entertainment Tonight1989-1992TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning America1989-1992TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Film Society of Lincoln Center Annual Gala Tribute to Gregory Peck1992TV MovieHerself - Speaker
The 64th Annual Academy Awards1992TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Honorary Award to Satyajit Ray
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1991TV SpecialHerself
CBS This Morning1989-1991TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Larry King TNT Extra 21991TV MovieHerself
The 45th Annual Tony Awards1991TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Featured Actor & Actress in a Musical
Great Performances1991TV SeriesHerself - Host
Tonight Live with Steve Vizard1990TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Reflections on the Silver Screen1990TV SeriesHerself
Donahue1990TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Larry King Live1989-1990TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards1990TV SpecialHerself - Cecil B. DeMille Awardee
Kids First1990Herself
Wogan1988-1989TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Bob Hope's Birthday Spectacular in Paris1989TV SpecialHerself
The Barbara Walters Summer Special1989TV SeriesHerself - Guest
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Gregory Peck1989TV SpecialHerself - Hostess
Was bin ich?1988TV SeriesHerself - Mystery Guest
Hour Magazine1988TV SeriesHerself
The 60th Annual Academy Awards1988TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay
Gregory Peck: His Own Man1988DocumentaryHerself
Lerner and Loewe: Broadway's Last Romantics1988TV MovieHerself - Host
La nuit des Césars1987TV Series documentaryHerself
American Masters1986TV Series documentaryHerself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Billy Wilder1986TV Special documentaryHerself
The 58th Annual Academy Awards1986TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Costume Design
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1981TV Special documentaryHerself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Fred Astaire1981TV Movie documentaryHerself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Stewart1980TV Special documentaryHerself (uncredited)
The 51st Annual Academy Awards1979TV Special documentaryHerself - Presenter: Honorary Award to King Vidor
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1976TV SeriesHerself
The 48th Annual Academy Awards1976TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Picture
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to William Wyler1976TV Movie documentaryHerself
A New Look at the Legend of Robin Hood and Maid Marian1976Documentary shortMaid Marian
A World of Love1970TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 22nd Annual Tony Awards1968TV SpecialHerself - Special Tony Award Recipient & Presenter
The 40th Annual Academy Awards1968TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role & Presenter: Best Actor
The 39th Annual Academy Awards1967TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Picture
The 37th Annual Academy Awards1965TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Leading Role
The Fairest Fair Lady1964Documentary shortHerself
The 35th Annual Academy Awards1963TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The 33rd Annual Academy Awards1961TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The 31st Annual Academy Awards1959TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Supporting Actress / Best Sound
Cinépanorama1956TV Series documentaryHerself
The 28th Annual Academy Awards1956TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Picture
Today1953-1955TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 27th Annual Academy Awards1955TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role and Presenter: Best Writing, Story and Screenplay
The Arthur Murray Party1954TV SeriesHerself
The 26th Annual Academy Awards1954TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Best Actress in a Leading Role (In New York)
The Colgate Comedy Hour1954TV SeriesHerself - Actress
The Ed Sullivan Show1952TV SeriesHerself
The Kate Smith Hour1952TV SeriesHerself
Leave It to the Girls1951TV SeriesHerself
We, the People1951TV SeriesHerself
Nederlands in zeven lessen1948DocumentaryStewardess

Archive Footage

Extra2017TV SeriesHerself
Nunca es tarde2017TV SeriesHerself
I Am Not Your Negro2016DocumentaryAriane Chavasse
Trumbo2015Princess Ann (uncredited)
Tellement Gay! Homosexualité et pop culture2015TV Mini-Series documentaryHolly Golightly
Wogan: The Best Of2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Welcome to the Basement2012-2015TV SeriesRegina Lampert / Princess Ann
Darcey Bussell's Looking for Audrey2014TV MovieHerself / Various
And the Oscar Goes To...2014TV Movie documentaryHerself
Piaggio Vespa Commercial2014TV Short
Leonning maen2014TV SeriesPrincess Ann
Michael Grade's Stars of the Musical Theatre2014TV Movie documentary
Nao Matsushita: Eien no Audrey2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
That's Life!! Kilorenzos Smith in Talks...2013TV Series documentaryHolly Golightly
Secret Voices of Hollywood2013TV Movie documentaryHerself
Dai nostri inviati: La Rai racconta la Mostra del cinema di Venezia 1980-19892013TV Movie documentaryHerself
Arena2012TV Series documentary
Today2011TV SeriesHerself
Vito2011DocumentaryKaren Wright / Joanna Wallace
Bert Stern: Original Madman2011DocumentaryHerself
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel2011DocumentaryHerself
Edición Especial Coleccionista2011TV SeriesRegina Lampert
Love Lust2011TV Series documentaryHerself
Nazi Collaborators2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
20 to 12010TV Series documentaryEliza Doolittle
Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff2010DocumentaryNatasha Rostova
Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me2009TV Movie documentaryHerself
Hollywood sul Tevere2009DocumentaryHerself
The 80th Annual Academy Awards2008TV SpecialHerself (uncredited)
World Film Report2008TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure2008TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Magic of Audrey2008TV Movie documentaryHerself / Various characters
Paris Hilton Inc.: The Selling of Celebrity2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
5 News2007TV SeriesHerself - Screen Test
ITV Evening News2007TV SeriesHerself - Screen Test
London Tonight2007TV SeriesHerself - Screen Test
They All Laughed 25 Years Later: Director to Director - A Conversation with Peter Bogdanovich and Wes Anderson2006Video documentary shortAngela Niotes
Billy Wilder Speaks2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
Movie Music Mania2005TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
VM Show Vol. 22005TV SeriesHolly Golightly
Legenden2005TV Series documentaryHerself
The World's Most Photographed2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Britain's Finest2005TV Series documentaryHerself
Cineastas contra magnates2005DocumentaryRegina "Reggie" Lampert (in "Charade") (uncredited)
... A Father... A Son... Once Upon a Time in Hollywood2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
Audrey Hepburn: Ein Star auf der Suche nach sich selbst2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 100 Greatest Musicals2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Edith Head: The Paramount Years2002Video documentary shortHerself (screen tests)
Remembering 'Roman Holiday'2002Video documentary shortHerself
Restoring Roman Holiday2002Video documentary short
Intimate Portrait2002TV Series documentaryHerself
Private Screenings2001TV SeriesKaren Wright in 'The Children's Hour'
Omnibus1978-2001TV Series documentaryHerself
Hollywood Greats2001TV Series documentary
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years2000TV Movie documentaryJoanna Wallace
The Audrey Hepburn Story2000TV MovieHerself in UNICEF footage (uncredited)
ABC 2000: The Millennium1999TV Special documentary
Warner Bros. 75th Anniversary: No Guts, No Glory1998TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Biography1995-1997TV Series documentaryHerself
20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years1997TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Women in Film Crystal Awards1996TV SpecialPosthumusly
The Good, the Bad & the Beautiful1996TV Special documentaryHerself
The Making of 'My Fair Lady'1995Video documentaryHerself / Eliza Doolittle
The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies1995TV Movie documentaryHerself
Larry King Live: 10th Anniversary Volume One1995Video documentaryHerself
100 Years at the Movies1994TV Short documentaryHerself
The 66th Annual Academy Awards1994TV SpecialHerself - Memorial Tribute
Audrey Hepburn Remembered1993TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 65th Annual Academy Awards1993TV SpecialHerself
Here's Looking at You, Warner Bros.1991TV Movie documentaryHerself
Home Stories1990Short
Hollywood Mavericks1990DocumentaryAngela Niotes
Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter1982TV Movie documentaryActress - 'Charade' (uncredited)
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda1978TV Special documentaryActress 'War and Peace' (uncredited)
Film Review1967-1968TV Mini-SeriesJo Stockton / Regina Lampert
Mondo Hollywood1967DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
The Love Goddesses1965DocumentaryHerself
The Ed Sullivan Show1954-1965TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Actress
Hollywood: The Great Stars1963TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)

Won Awards

1996Crystal AwardWomen in Film Crystal AwardsPosthumously.
1993Jean Hersholt Humanitarian AwardAcademy Awards, USA

The award, which was voted prior to her death, was presented posthumously. Her son Sean H. Ferrer

1993Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement - Informational ProgrammingGardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn (1993)
1993Life Achievement AwardScreen Actors Guild Awards
1991BambiBambi AwardsCharityPresented by Maximilian Schell.
1991Gala TributeFilm Society of Lincoln Center
1990Cecil B. DeMille AwardGolden Globes, USA
1987Commander of the Order of Arts and LettersOrder of Arts and Letters, France
1965BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest British ActressCharade (1963)
1965DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Foreign Actress (Migliore Attrice Straniera)My Fair Lady (1964)
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 8 February 1960. At 1652 Vine Street.
1958Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Female Comedy PerformanceLove in the Afternoon (1957)
1955Henrietta AwardGolden Globes, USAWorld Film Favorite - Female
1954OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Leading RoleRoman Holiday (1953)
1954Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Motion Picture Actress - DramaRoman Holiday (1953)
1954BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest British ActressRoman Holiday (1953)
1953NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActressRoman Holiday (1953)

Nominated Awards

1970Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsFemale Star8th place.
1968OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Leading RoleWait Until Dark (1967)
1968Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Motion Picture Actress - DramaWait Until Dark (1967)
1968Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Motion Picture Actress - Musical/ComedyTwo for the Road (1967)
1967Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsFemale Star12th place.
1966Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsFemale Star7th place.
1965Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Motion Picture Actress - Musical/ComedyMy Fair Lady (1964)
1965Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsFemale Star14th place.
1964Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Motion Picture Actress - Musical/ComedyCharade (1963)
1964Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Female Star15th place.
1963Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Female Star10th place.
1961Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Female Star12th place.
1960Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Female Star5th place.
1958Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Motion Picture Actress - Musical/ComedyLove in the Afternoon (1957)
1958Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Female Star5th place.
1957Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Motion Picture Actress - DramaWar and Peace (1956)
1957BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest British ActressWar and Peace (1956)
1955OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Leading RoleSabrina (1954)
1955BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest British ActressSabrina (1954)
1954BambiBambi AwardsBest Actress - InternationalRoman Holiday (1953)

2nd Place Awards

1968Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsFemale Star
1958BambiBambi AwardsBest Actress - InternationalFunny Face (1957)
1957BambiBambi AwardsBest Actress - InternationalWar and Peace (1956)
1954NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActressSabrina (1954)

3rd Place Awards

1968Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsFemale Dramatic PerformanceWait Until Dark (1967)
1965Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsComedy Performance, FemaleMy Fair Lady (1964)
1964Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Female Comedy PerformanceCharade (1963)
1964NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActressMy Fair Lady (1964)
1962Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Female Star
1956NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActressWar and Peace (1956)

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