Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

  • Highest Rated: 100% How to Steal a Million (1966)
  • Lowest Rated: 43% War and Peace (1956)
  • 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
75% Robin and Marian Maid Marian 1976
95% Wait Until Dark Susy Hendrix 1967
83% 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
95% Charade Regina Lampert 1963
88% Breakfast at Tiffany's Holly Golightly 1961
86% 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 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 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
No Score Yet 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
I'm sorry I'm late. I was getting engaged.
Simon Dermott
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
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
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
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
Holly...
Holly Golightly
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
There's the bathroom. Take off you clothes.
Nicole Bonnet
Are we planning the same sort of crime?
Simon Dermott
Your quite safe. It's dress rehearsal time. That's why we bought all this lovely junk.
Joanna Wallace
*a train drives past them, catching them by surprise* Sexy, wasn't it?
Joanna Wallace
Sexy, wasn't it?
Mark Wallace
*sarcastically* You're not frustrated at all.
Mark Wallace
You're not frustrated at all.
Mark Wallace
What kind of people just sit there without a word to say to each other?
Joanna Wallace
Married people.
Mark Wallace
I was waiting for what you wanted! You wanted a boiled egg, not me!
Joanna Wallace
So I suppose Caroline has nothing to do with this?
Mark Wallace
You were the one who wanted a child!
Joanna Wallace
Why don't you wake her up and tell her that?!
Joanna Wallace
Why don't you wake her up and tell her that?
Joanna Wallace
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
I'll always love you, always, always, no matter what.
Holly Golightly
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
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
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
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
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
How do I look?
Paul Varjak
Very good. I must say, I'm amazed.
Holly Golightly
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
But I am mad about Jose. I honestly think I'd give up smoking if he asked me.
Princess Anne
At midnight, I'll turn into a pumpkin and drive away in my glass slipper.
Joe Bradley
And that will be the end of the fairy tale.
Princess Anne
I could do some of the things I've always wanted to.
Joe Bradley
Like what?
Princess Anne
Oh, you can't imagine. I-I'd do just whatever I liked all day long.
Joe Bradley
You should always wear my clothes.
Princess Anne
It seems I do.
Princess Anne
[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
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
Is this the elevator?
Joe Bradley
This is my ROOM!
Joe Bradley
This is my room!
Princess Anne
I've never been alone with a man before, even with my dress on. With my dress off, it's MOST unusual.
Princess Anne
I've never been alone with a man before, even with my dress on. With my dress off, it's most unusual.
Princess Anne
Do you have a silk nightgown with rosebuds?
Joe Bradley
I haven't worn a nightgown in years!
Princess Anne
I hate this nightgown. I hate all my nightgowns, and I hate all my underwear too.
Princess Anne
I hate this nightgown. I hate all my nightgowns and I hate all my underwear too.
Countess Vereberg
My dear, you have lovely things.
Princess Anne
But I'm not two hundred years old. Why can't I sleep in pajamas?
Countess Vereberg
Pajamas?
Princess Anne
Just the top part. Did you know that there are people who sleep with absolutely nothing on at all?
Countess Vereberg
I rejoice to say I do not.
Princess Anne
Rome. By all means. Rome!
Eliza Doolittle
(singing) The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain!
Eliza Doolittle
The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain!
Simon Dermott
Why must it be this particular work of art?
Nicole Bonnet
You don't think I'd steal something that didn't belong to me, do you?
Nicole Bonnet
Excuse me, I spoke without thinking.
Joanna Wallace
I do want a child...I just don't want THAT child.
Joanna Wallace
I do want a child... I just don't want THAT child.
Holly Golightly
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
Oh but Paris isn't for changing planes, it's for changing your outlook!
Sabrina Fairchild
All night long I've had the most terrible impulse to do something.
Linus Larrabee
Oh never resist an impulse, Sabrina. Especially if it's terrible.
David Larrabee
Oh Sabrina, Sabrina, where have you been all my life?
Sabrina Fairchild
Right over the garage.
Sabrina Fairchild
The moon's reaching for me.
Maid Marian
"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
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
You are mad, aren't you?
Jo Stockton
No, I'm not mad. I'm hurt, and disappointed, and... and mad.
Jo Stockton
I have no desire to be kissed.
Jo Stockton
Take the picture, take the picture!
Paul Varjak
: 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
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
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
Here. I've been carrying this thing around for months. I don't want it anymore.
Holly Golightly
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
Tiffany's? You mean the jewelry store.
Holly Golightly
That's right. I'm just CRAZY about Tiffany's!
Holly Golightly
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
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
Come on Dover, move your blumin' arse!
Sabrina Fairchild
I hate girls that giggle all the time
Sabrina Fairchild
I hate girls that giggle all the time.
Eliza Doolittle
I washed my hands and face before I come I did.
Prof. Henry Higgins
[elated] ...Eliza? ... Where the devil are my slippers?
Eliza Doolittle
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
...I can't turn your soul on.
Princess Anne
[to Bradley] Will you help me get undressed, please...
Princess Anne
I don't know how to say goodbye.
Eliza Doolittle
I'm a good girl, I am!!!
Eliza Doolittle
I'm a good girl, I am!
Eliza Doolittle
Come on, Dover, move yer bloomin' arse!
Holly Golightly
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
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
Hello, Mr. Dyle.
Peter Joshua/Alexander Dyle/Adam Canfield/Brian Cruik
Regie?
Regina Lampert
Well, that's the only name I've got.
Peter Joshua/Alexander Dyle/Adam Canfield/Brian Cruik
What do I have to do to satisfy you? Become the next victim?
Regina Lampert
That's a start anyway.
Regina Lampert
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
Well, if anyone goes on the critical list, let me know.
Princess Anne
Is this the elevator?
Joe Bradley
[offended] It's my room.
Princess Anne
(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
[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
Soooooo happy....
Holly Golightly
Promise me one thing: don't take me home until I'm drunk - very drunk indeed.
Holly Golightly
Promise me one thing: don't take me home until I'm drunk - very drunk indeed.
Holly Golightly
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
I'm having a nervous breakdown!
Regina Lampert
I'm having a nervous breakdown.
Regina Lampert
Oh, I don't know who anybody is!
Regina Lampert
Oh, I don't know who anyone is!
Regina Lampert
Do you understand French?
Peter Joshua/Alexander Dyle/Adam Canfield/Brian Cruik
Not a word. I'm still having trouble with English.
Holly Golightly
How do I look?