Monday, November 5, 2012

Moviestar Monday: Audrey Hepburn

Most everyone knows the name and the chic simplicity associated with her name, bu ti know her from the old movies I watched as a kid. She was in some really incredible movies besides Breakfast at Tiffany's and My Fair Lady. 
She trained in ballet at the age of 5 but started working on the London stage because it payed more. Her   first starring role as Gigi in the play of the same name took her around the world touring. Her first starring role on the big screen was as Princess Ann in Roman Holiday with Gregory Peck. It's a delightful film set in Rome that features all the charm and comedy she became known for. 

One of my favorite of her films is Funny Face. Not only are she and Fred Astaire brilliant in it but the imagery and songs are wonderful too. It's a well made feel good movie really. 

Charade is possibly my favorite thriller ever. Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn are a great combo! The movie is funny and surprising and of course thrilling :) I've watched the movie like a thousand times. 

She was a great humanitarian and later in life became the Goodwill ambassador to Unicef. She continued this work until her death in 1993. 

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