Wednesday 4 May 2016

Birthday Girl - Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn was talented and elegant, also a humanitarian and a mother.

Here are some interesting facts about this remarkable woman.

She could speak English, Dutch, Spanish, French and Italian - all fluently.

She had hydrophobia - a morbid fear of water.

Audrey had two sons - Sean and Luca.

She smoked three packets of cigarettes a day.

She was fashion designer, Hubert de Givenchy's muse.

Audrey had a Yorkshire Terrier named Mr Famous. 

During World War II, she said she ate tulip bulbs and baked grass when times were tough.

Speaking of tulips, she has a tulip named after her in 1990. As in 1990, she was chosen by People Magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world. 

Audrey studied ballet in London.

Audrey with her pet deer

Her mother was a Dutch baroness.

Audrey donated all of earnings of her last three projects to UNICEF.

Audrey volunteered at a Dutch hospital when she was a teenager. The hospital looked after allied soldiers. One man she helped was Terence Young. He ended up directing her in the 1967 film, Wait Until Dark.

She broke her back whilst filming a horse riding scene in The Unforgiven in 1960.

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