Born: May 4, 1929 in Ixelles, Belgium
Died: January 20, 1993 in Tolochenaz, Switzerland
“Remember, 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.“
Did You Know?
Was named #3 on The American Film Institute’s 50 Greatest Screen Legends.
On occasion, I will be highlighting a “Hollywood Legend” as part of my Actor Trading Card series. To kick off this special edition’s debut, I chose my favorite legendary actress, Audrey Hepburn. Her grace and the authenticity that she brought to every role will forever be used as the ‘gold standard’ for generations of actresses to come.
Breakout Role (according to the masses): Roman Holiday
Breakout Role (according to Leo Craven): My Fair Lady
– Unfortunately, I wasn’t alive during any of Hepburn’s theatrical releases; however, my mom ‘made’ me watch MFL when I was pretty young (along with “Sound of Music”), and while I didn’t appreciate it at the time, I later became a fan of those classics.
Box Office Status: Hollywood Legend
Most Famous Role (‘Holly Golightly’ in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Opening Scene):
Won Life Achievement Award (Screen Actors Guild Awards) in 1993
Won Cecil B. DeMille Award (Golden Globes) in 1990 for “Outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.”
Won for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Academy Awards) in 1954 for “Roman Holiday”
ONE LAST THING:
Here’s a clip of Audrey Hepburn receiving her Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 1990 Golden Globe Awards from another Hollywood Legend (and close friend), Gregory Peck: