Audrey Hepburn: The fairest lady of all

May 04, 2012, 08:06 IST | Special Features

Audrey Hepburn's elfin features and little black dress made her one of the most enduring style icons ever.

The actress was born on May 4, 1929 in Belgium. On the occasion of her 83rd birth anniversary, CS gives you some tid-bits on her:

>> Audrey was born as Audrey Kathleen Ruston in Ixelles, a district of Brussels in Belgium.
>> She became a humanitarian after closely observing the second World War.
>> Audrey was ranked by the American Film Institute as the third greatest female screen legend in the history of American cinema.
>> The lady had a passion for ballet from the age of five and also performed as a chorus girl in various West End musical theatre productions.
>> She had secretly danced for people to collect money for the Dutch resistance.
>> Audrey loved to read and was nicknamed ‘Monkey Puzzle’ by her father.
>> The actress is one of the few entertainers who have won Academy, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Awards.
>> She devoted her later life to UNICEF.
>> Audrey spoke English, Dutch, French, Spanish and Italian.
>> On January 20, 1993, Audrey passed away of appendiceal cancer at her home in Tolochenaz, Vaud, Switzerland.
>> Her favourite poem was ‘Unending Love’.  

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