Audrey Kathleen Hepburn's Memorial

Audrey Kathleen Hepburn
(1929 - 1993)


Online Memorial  |   Photo Albums  |   Videos  |   Tributes  |   Friends/Family  |   Groups  |   Reach Outs  |   Invite  
Reach Out Messages:

It can be a very hard for a person dealing with loss. You can leave a touching message for the creator of this memorial.

General Details

Name: Ms Audrey Kathleen Hepburn
Gender: Female
Age: 63 years old
Lived: Saturday, 4 May 1929 - Wednesday, 20 January 1993

My Story

Audrey Hepburn (4 May 1929 – 20 January 1993) was a British actress and humanitarian.


Born in Ixelles, Belgium, as Audrey Kathleen Ruston, Hepburn spent her childhood chiefly in the Netherlands, including German-occupied Arnhem, Netherlands, during the Second World War. She studied ballet in Arnhem and then moved to London in 1948, where she continued to train in ballet and worked as a photographer's model. She appeared in several European films before starring in the 1951 Broadway play Gigi. Hepburn played the lead female role in Roman Holiday (1953), winning an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA for her performance. She also won a Tony Award for her performance in Ondine (1954). Hepburn is one of the few entertainers who have won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award. She was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1961.


Hepburn became one of the most successful film actresses in the world and performed with notable leading men such as Gregory Peck, Rex Harrison, Humphrey Bogart, Gary Cooper, Cary Grant, Henry Fonda, William Holden, Burt Lancaster, Fred Astaire, James Garner, Peter O'Toole and Albert Finney. She won BAFTA Awards for her performances in The Nun's Story (1959) and Charade (1963) and received Academy Award nominations for Sabrina (1954), The Nun's Story (1959), Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) and Wait Until Dark (1967).


She starred as Eliza Doolittle in the film version of My Fair Lady (1964), becoming only the third actor to receive $1,000,000 for a film role. From 1968 to 1975 she took a break from film-making to spend more time with her two sons. In 1976, she starred with Sean Connery in Robin and Marian. In 1989, she made her last film appearance in Steven Spielberg's Always.


Her war-time experiences inspired her passion for humanitarian work and, although she had worked for UNICEF since the 1950s, during her later life she dedicated much of her time and energy to the organization. From 1988 until 1992, she worked in some of the most profoundly disadvantaged communities of Africa, South America and Asia. In 1992, Hepburn was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in recognition of her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. In 1999, she was posthumously ranked as the third greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute.

Latest Tributes

Currently there are no tributes.


Fathers Name: Joseph Victor Anthony Ruston
Mothers Name: Ella, baroness van Heemstra
Spouse's Name: Robert Wolder
Children's Names: Sean Hepburn Ferrer, Luca Dotti
Country of Birth: Belgium
Country of Residence: Switzerland
City of Residence: Tolochenaz
Occupation: Entertainment
Marital Status: Other


Other Interests:
Acting, humanitarian work for UNICEF


Place of Passing: Tolochenaz, Vaud, Switzerland
Date of Passing: 20 January 1993
Cause of Passing: Appendiceal Cancer
Place of Burial: Tolochenaz, Vaud, Switzerland
Our Wishing Well

My Videos

My Groups

View Celebrities

Tell a Friend

To tell others about the website in the memory of Audrey Hepburn.

2,411 Visits    |    Online Memorial Created By: Benjamin on 20 January 2011    |     Back to Top

Our Wishing Well