Bold and Full: Audrey Hepburn

Today, for BOLD AND FULL we're featuring Audrey Hepburn (4 May 1929 – 20 January 1993), an actress and humanitarian.


Audrey Hepburn was born on May 4, 1929 in Brussels, Belgium. She found a talent at the age of five in ballet and worked with Sonia Gaskell. Audrey lived in Arnhem, Netherlands during the German occupancy during WWII. She helped the resistance by delivering messages. Audrey and her mother struggled during the years of the war. She had a love for performing and moved to London in 1948 to be a chorus girl in West End Musical Theatre. Shortly after, Audrey was discovered and she RADIATED beauty from the beginning. She appeared in many films and is known today for her role as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Audrey Hepburn isn’t just known for her fame and beauty. She was kind and giving, a good person at heart, and an example of who we strived to be like. “For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”

Audrey slowed down her work in the film industry and chose to focus more on her family and helping others. She worked with UNICEF as a Goodwill Ambassador, as well as many other humanitarian projects. Audrey received an Academy Award, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony. Of all the awards that Audrey received, she was most proud of receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her work with UNICEF. Audrey died one month later due to cancer on January 20, 1993.

Audrey Hepburn will remain a timeless beauty inside and out, but she RADIATES love and kindness. “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”

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