The Girl Pays Tribute: Audrey Hepburn

I never think of myself as an icon. What is in other people's minds is not in my mind. I just do my thing.
~Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn was born May 4, 1929. I can think of very few actors or actresses that can or could match the beauty and grace that Audrey portrays on the silver screen. Her waif like look and classy demeanor just make her one of the most beautiful people to have lived.

But there was so much more to this woman! Her filmography includes 31 stunning films. Among which are Funny Face, My Fair Lady, and Breakfast at Tiffany's. She retired at the top of her game in the late 1960s, although she did do an occasional film in the following decades.

Yet, the masterpieces she left on film are nothing compared to the compassion and grace she had off the screen. In 1988, Audrey became a special ambassador to the United Nations UNICEF fund helping children in Latin America and Africa, a position she retained until 1993, when she passed away January 20th from appendicular cancer.

I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
~Audrey Hepburn


Gwei Mui May 4, 2010 at 12:32 AM  

Yes I agree Hepburn was truly unique.

wanderer May 15, 2010 at 2:46 AM  

Honestly speaking this is what I wrote to a friend once, after I watched the movie,"Roman Holiday".

" I confess that presently, I am in love with Gregery Peck, And there is no way, I can say I love Audrey. For the same reason, I would wish that God had made me a boy...just give me a chance to dream away about the playful Audrey."


Andrea Leigh May 15, 2010 at 10:16 PM  

I cannot think of many actresses that I adore as I do Audrey and others of her time.

Wilmaryad Oscallas May 19, 2010 at 9:07 AM  

I admire people who take their bow at the peak of their success, for they know it is not theirs. I, then, bow in admiration when these same people devote their lives to humanitarian causes. Audrey was one of those few angels.


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