Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

Highest Rated: 100% How to Steal a Million (1966)

Lowest Rated: 20% Laughter in Paradise (1951)

Birthday: May 4, 1929

Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium

Magical screen presence, fashion arbiter, shrine to good taste, and tireless crusader for children's rights, Audrey Hepburn has become one of the most enduring screen icons of the twentieth century. Best-known for her film roles in Breakfast at Tiffany's, My Fair Lady, Roman Holiday and Charade, Hepburn epitomized a waif-like glamour, combining charm, effervescence, and grace. When she died of colon cancer in 1993, the actress was the subject of endless tributes which mourned the passing of one who left an indelible imprint on the world, both on and off screen.Born into relative prosperity and influence on May 4, 1929, Hepburn was the daughter of a Dutch baroness and a wealthy British banker. Although she was born in Brussels, Belgium, her early years were spent traveling between England, Belgium, and the Netherlands because of her father's job. At the age of five, Hepburn was sent to England for boarding school; a year later, her father abandoned the family, something that would have a profound effect on the actress for the rest of her life. More upheaval followed in 1939, when her mother moved her and two sons from a previous marriage to the neutral Netherlands: the following year the country was invaded by the Nazis and Hepburn and her family were forced to endure the resulting hardships. During the German occupation, Hepburn suffered from malnutrition (which would permanently affect her weight), witnessed various acts of Nazi brutality, and at one point was forced into hiding with her family. One thing that helped her through the war years was her love of dance: trained in ballet since the age of five, Hepburn continued to study, often giving classes out of her mother's home.It was her love of dance that ultimately led Hepburn to her film career. After the war, her family relocated to Amsterdam, where the actress continued to train as a ballerina and modeled for extra money. Hepburn's work led to a 1948 screen test and a subsequent small role in the 1948 Dutch film Nederlands in Zeven Lessen (Dutch in Seven Lessons). The same year, she and her mother moved to London, where Hepburn had been given a dance school scholarship. Continuing to model on the side, she decided that because of her height and lack of training, her future was not in dance. She tried out for and won a part in the chorus line of the stage show High Button Shoes and was soon working regularly on the stage. An offer from the British Pictures Corporation led to a few small roles, including one in 1951's The Lavender Hill Mob. A major supporting role in the 1952 film The Secret People led to Monte Carlo, Baby (1953), and it was during the filming of that movie that fate struck for the young actress in the form of a chance encounter with Colette. The famed novelist and screenwriter decided that Hepburn would be perfect for the title role in Gigi, and Hepburn was soon off to New York to star in the Broadway show. It was at this time that the actress won her first major screen role in William Wyler's 1953 Roman Holiday. After much rehearsal and patience from Wyler (from whom, Hepburn remarked, she "learned everything"), Hepburn garnered acclaim for her portrayal of an incognito European princess, winning an Academy Award as Best Actress and spawning what became known as the Audrey Hepburn "look." More success came the following year with Billy Wilder's Sabrina. Hepburn won a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her performance in the title role, and continued to be a fashion inspiration, thanks to the first of many collaborations with the designer Givenchy, who designed the actress' gowns for the film.Hepburn also began another collaboration that year, this time with actor/writer/producer Mel Ferrer. After starring with him in the Broadway production of Ondine (and winning a Tony in the process), Hepburn married Ferrer, and their sometimes tumultuous partnership would last for the better part of the next fifteen years. She went on to star in a series of successful

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No Score Yet Audrey Hepburn: The Fairest Lady Actor 2006
67% Always Hap 1989
No Score Yet Love Among Thieves Baroness Caroline DuLac 1987
No Score Yet The AFI Lifetime Achievement Awards: Billy Wilder Actor 1986
44% They All Laughed Angela Niotes 1981
No Score Yet Sidney Sheldon's Bloodline Actor 1979
No Score Yet Sidney Sheldon's 'Bloodline' Elizabeth Roffe 1979
73% Robin and Marian Maid Marian 1976
95% Wait Until Dark Susy Hendrix 1967
80% Two for the Road Joanna Wallace 1967
100% How to Steal a Million Nicole 1966
95% My Fair Lady Eliza Doolittle 1964
50% Paris When It Sizzles Gabrielle Simpson 1964
94% Charade Regina Lampert 1963
88% Breakfast at Tiffany's Holly Golightly 1961
88% The Children's Hour Karen Wright 1961
No Score Yet The Unforgiven Rachel Zachary 1960
94% The Nun's Story Gabrielle Van Der Mal 1959
No Score Yet Green Mansions Rima 1959
88% Love in the Afternoon Ariane Chavasse 1957
86% Funny Face Jo Stockton 1957
43% War and Peace Natasha Rostov Natasha 1956
92% Sabrina Sabrina Fairchild 1954
No Score Yet Monte Carlo Baby (Baby Beats the Band) (We Go to Monte Carlo) Linda Farrel 1953
98% Roman Holiday Princess Anne Ksi??niczka Anna 1953
No Score Yet The Secret People Nora Brentano 1952
No Score Yet Young Wives' Tale Eve Lester 1952
No Score Yet We Will All Go to Monte Carlo Melissa Walter 1951
20% Laughter in Paradise Cigarette girl 1951
100% The Lavender Hill Mob Chiquita 1951
No Score Yet One Wild Oat Extra 1951

QUOTES FROM Audrey Hepburn CHARACTERS

Nicole says: I'm sorry I'm late. I was getting engaged.

Simon Dermott says: Well, we have about ten more minutes before we commit the crime, so if you would like to go back and marry the fellow...

Gabrielle Van Der Mal says: Prayer: "Lord, the more I try, the more imperfect I become. I seem to fail in charity, humility, and obedience. Pride is not been burnt out of me. When I succeed in obeying the rule, I fail at the same time because I have pride in succeeding."

Gabrielle Van Der Mal says: Lord, the more I try, the more imperfect I become. I seem to fail in charity, humility, and obedience. Pride is not been burnt out of me. When I succeed in obeying the rule, I fail at the same time because I have pride in succeeding.

Holly Golightly says: No, no, you disapprove of me. And I will not accept drinks from gentlemen who disapprove of me. I'll pay for my own whiskey and don't you forget it!

Paul Varjak says: Holly...

Holly Golightly says: I do not accept drinks from disapproving gentlemen. Especially not from disapproving gentlemen who are kept by the ladies. So take it. You should be used to taking money from ladies by now.

Simon Dermott says: There's the bathroom. Take off you clothes.

Nicole Bonnet says: Are we planning the same sort of crime?

Simon Dermott says: Your quite safe. It's dress rehearsal time. That's why we bought all this lovely junk.

Joanna Wallace says: *a train drives past them, catching them by surprise* Sexy, wasn't it?

Joanna Wallace says: Sexy, wasn't it?

Mark Wallace says: *sarcastically* You're not frustrated at all.

Mark Wallace says: You're not frustrated at all.

Mark Wallace says: What kind of people just sit there without a word to say to each other?

Joanna Wallace says: Married people.

Mark Wallace says: I was waiting for what you wanted! You wanted a boiled egg, not me!

Joanna Wallace says: So I suppose Caroline has nothing to do with this?

Mark Wallace says: You were the one who wanted a child!

Joanna Wallace says: Why don't you wake her up and tell her that?!

Joanna Wallace says: Why don't you wake her up and tell her that?

Joanna Wallace says: I dreamt that you built us the most beautiful little Wallace designed house, and I built us the most beautiful little Wallace designed triplets!

Joanna Wallace says: I'll always love you, always, always, no matter what.

Holly Golightly says: You could always tell what kind of a person a man thinks you are by the earrings he gives you. I must say, the mind reels.

Holly Golightly says: Well, when I get it the only thing that does any good is to jump in a cab and go to Tiffany's. Calms me down right away. The quietness and the proud look of it; nothing very bad could happen to you there. If I could find a real-life place that'd make me feel like Tiffany's, then - then I'd buy some furniture and give the cat a name!

Holly Golightly says: I'll tell you one thing, Fred, darling... I'd marry you for your money in a minute. Would you marry me for my money?

Holly Golightly says: I'll tell you one thing, Fred, darling, I'd marry you for your money in a minute. Would you marry me for my money?

Holly Golightly says: I'm like cat here, a no-name slob. We belong to nobody, and nobody belongs to us. We don't even belong to each other.

Holly Golightly says: How do I look?

Paul Varjak says: Very good. I must say, I'm amazed.

Holly Golightly says: I've got to do something about the way I look. I mean a girl just can't go to Sing Sing with a green face.

Holly Golightly says: But I am mad about Jose. I honestly think I'd give up smoking if he asked me.

Princess Anne says: At midnight, I'll turn into a pumpkin and drive away in my glass slipper.

Joe Bradley says: And that will be the end of the fairy tale.

Princess Anne says: I could do some of the things I've always wanted to.

Joe Bradley says: Like what?

Princess Anne says: Oh, you can't imagine. I-I'd do just whatever I liked all day long.

Joe Bradley says: You should always wear my clothes.

Princess Anne says: It seems I do.

Princess Anne says: [the General mentions Princess Ann's duty] Your Excellency, I trust you will not find it necessary to use that word again. Were I not completely aware of my duty to my family and to my country, I would not have come back tonight... or indeed ever again!

Princess Anne says: Your Excellency, I trust you will not find it necessary to use that word again. Were I not completely aware of my duty to my family and to my country, I would not have come back tonight or indeed ever again!

Princess Anne says: Is this the elevator?

Joe Bradley says: This is my ROOM!

Joe Bradley says: This is my room!

Princess Anne says: I've never been alone with a man before, even with my dress on. With my dress off, it's MOST unusual.

Princess Anne says: I've never been alone with a man before, even with my dress on. With my dress off, it's most unusual.

Princess Anne says: Do you have a silk nightgown with rosebuds?

Joe Bradley says: I haven't worn a nightgown in years!

Princess Anne says: I hate this nightgown. I hate all my nightgowns, and I hate all my underwear too.

Princess Anne says: I hate this nightgown. I hate all my nightgowns and I hate all my underwear too.

Countess Vereberg says: My dear, you have lovely things.

Princess Anne says: But I'm not two hundred years old. Why can't I sleep in pajamas?

Countess Vereberg says: Pajamas?

Princess Anne says: Just the top part. Did you know that there are people who sleep with absolutely nothing on at all?

Countess Vereberg says: I rejoice to say I do not.

Princess Anne says: Rome. By all means. Rome!

Eliza Doolittle says: (singing) The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain!

Eliza Doolittle says: The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain!

Simon Dermott says: Why must it be this particular work of art?

Nicole Bonnet says: You don't think I'd steal something that didn't belong to me, do you?

Nicole Bonnet says: Excuse me, I spoke without thinking.

Joanna Wallace says: I do want a child...I just don't want THAT child.

Joanna Wallace says: I do want a child... I just don't want THAT child.

Holly Golightly says: Well, when I get it the only thing that does any good is to jump in a cab and go to Tiffany's. Calms me down right away. The quietness and the proud look of it; nothing very bad could happen to you there. If I could find a real-life place that'd make me feel like Tiffany's, then - then I'd buy some furniture and give the cat a name!

Sabrina Fairchild says: Oh but Paris isn't for changing planes, it's for changing your outlook!

Sabrina Fairchild says: All night long I've had the most terrible impulse to do something.

Linus Larrabee says: Oh never resist an impulse, Sabrina. Especially if it's terrible.

David Larrabee says: Oh Sabrina, Sabrina, where have you been all my life?

Sabrina Fairchild says: Right over the garage.

Sabrina Fairchild says: The moon's reaching for me.

Maid Marian says: "I love you. More than all you know. I love you more than children. More than fields I've planted with my hands. I love you more than morning prayers or peace or food to eat. I love you more than sunlight, more than flesh or joy, or one more day. I love you...more than God."

Maid Marian says: I love you. More than all you know. I love you more than children. More than fields I've planted with my hands. I love you more than morning prayers or peace or food to eat. I love you more than sunlight, more than flesh or joy, or one more day. I love you...more than God.

Dick Avery says: You are mad, aren't you?

Jo Stockton says: No, I'm not mad. I'm hurt, and disappointed, and... and mad.

Jo Stockton says: I have no desire to be kissed.

Jo Stockton says: Take the picture, take the picture!

Paul Varjak says: : You know what's wrong with you, Miss Whoever-you-are? You're chicken, you've got no guts. You're afraid to stick out your chin and say, "Okay, life's a fact, people do fall in love, people do belong to each other, because that's the only chance anybody's got for real happiness." You call yourself a free spirit, a "wild thing," and you're terrified somebody's gonna stick you in a cage. Well baby, you're already in that cage. You built it yourself. And it's not bounded in the west by Tulip, Texas, or in the east by Somali-land. It's wherever you go. Because no matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself. [takes out the ring and throws it in Holly's lap]

Paul Varjak says: You know what's wrong with you, Miss Whoever-you-are? You're chicken, you've got no guts. You're afraid to stick out your chin and say, 'Okay, life's a fact, people do fall in love, people do belong to each other, because that's the only chance anybody's got for real happiness.' You call yourself a free spirit, a "wild thing," and you're terrified somebody's gonna stick you in a cage. Well baby, you're already in that cage. You built it yourself. And it's not bounded in the west by Tulip, Texas, or in the east by Somali-land. It's wherever you go. Because no matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself. [takes out the ring and throws it in Holly's lap]

Paul Varjak says: You know what's wrong with you, Miss Whoever-you-are? You're chicken, you've got no guts. You're afraid to stick out your chin and say, 'Okay, life's a fact, people do fall in love, people do belong to each other, because that's the only chance anybody's got for real happiness.' You call yourself a free spirit, a 'wild thing,' and you're terrified somebody's gonna stick you in a cage. Well baby, you're already in that cage. You built it yourself. And it's not bounded in the west by Tulip, Texas, or in the east by Somali-land. It's wherever you go. Because no matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself. [takes out the ring and throws it in Holly's lap]

Holly Golightly says: Here. I've been carrying this thing around for months. I don't want it anymore.

Holly Golightly says: He's all right! Aren't you, cat? Poor cat! Poor slob! Poor slob without a name! The way I see it I haven't got the right to give him one. We don't belong to each other. We just took up one day by the river. I don't want to own anything until I find a place where me and things go together. I'm not sure where that is but I know what it is like. It's like Tiffany's.

Paul Varjak says: Tiffany's? You mean the jewelry store.

Holly Golightly says: That's right. I'm just CRAZY about Tiffany's!

Holly Golightly says: I've got to do something about the way I look. I mean a girl just can't go to Sing Sing with a green face.

Holly Golightly says: You musn't give your heart to a wild thing. The more you do, the stronger they get, until they're strong enough to run into the woods or fly into a tree. And then to a higher tree and then to the sky.

Eliza Doolittle says: Come on Dover, move your blumin' arse!

Sabrina Fairchild says: I hate girls that giggle all the time

Sabrina Fairchild says: I hate girls that giggle all the time.

Eliza Doolittle says: I washed my hands and face before I come I did.

Prof. Henry Higgins says: [elated] ...Eliza? ... Where the devil are my slippers?

Eliza Doolittle says: Well, you have my voice on your gramophone. When you feel lonely without me you can turn it on. It has no feelings to hurt.

Prof. Henry Higgins says: ...I can't turn your soul on.

Princess Anne says: [to Bradley] Will you help me get undressed, please...

Princess Anne says: I don't know how to say goodbye.

Eliza Doolittle says: I'm a good girl, I am!!!

Eliza Doolittle says: I'm a good girl, I am!

Eliza Doolittle says: Come on, Dover, move yer bloomin' arse!

Holly Golightly says: He's all right! Aren't you, cat? Poor cat! Poor slob! Poor slob without a name! The way I see it I haven't got the right to give him one. We don't belong to each other. We just took up one day by the river. I don't want to own anything until I find a place where me and things go together. I'm not sure where that is but I know what it is like. It's like Tiffany's.

Regina Lampert says: Adam Canfield? Wonderful! Do you realize you've had three names in the past two days? I don't even know who I'm talking to any more!

Regina Lampert says: Hello, Mr. Dyle.

Peter Joshua/Alexander Dyle/Adam Canfield/Brian Cruik says: Regie?

Regina Lampert says: Well, that's the only name I've got.

Peter Joshua/Alexander Dyle/Adam Canfield/Brian Cruik says: What do I have to do to satisfy you? Become the next victim?

Regina Lampert says: That's a start anyway.

Regina Lampert says: I already know an awful lot of people and until one of them dies I couldn't possibly meet anyone else.

Peter Joshua/Alexander Dyle/Adam Canfield/Brian Cruik says: Well, if anyone goes on the critical list, let me know.

Princess Anne says: Is this the elevator?

Joe Bradley says: [offended] It's my room.

Princess Anne says: (undoing her shirt) This is very unusual. I've never been alone with a man before. Even with my dress on. With my dress off it's MOST unusual. (giggling slightly) I don't seem to mind. Do you?

Princess Anne says: [undoing her shirt] This is very unusual. I've never been alone with a man before. Even with my dress on. With my dress off it's MOST unusual. [giggling slightly] I don't seem to mind. Do you?

Princess Anne says: Soooooo happy....

Holly Golightly says: Promise me one thing: don't take me home until I'm drunk - very drunk indeed.

Holly Golightly says: Promise me one thing: don't take me home until I'm drunk - very drunk indeed.

Holly Golightly says: He's all right! Aren't you, cat? Poor cat! Poor slob! Poor slob without a name! The way I see it I haven't got the right to give him one. We don't belong to each other. We just took up one day by the river. I don't want to own anything until I find a place where me and things go together. I'm not sure where that is but I know what it is like. It's like Tiffany's.

Regina Lampert says: I'm having a nervous breakdown!

Regina Lampert says: I'm having a nervous breakdown.

Regina Lampert says: Oh, I don't know who anybody is!

Regina Lampert says: Oh, I don't know who anyone is!

Regina Lampert says: Do you understand French?

Peter Joshua/Alexander Dyle/Adam Canfield/Brian Cruik says: Not a word. I'm still having trouble with English.

Holly Golightly says: How do I look?