Audrey Hepburn is undoubtedly one of the greatest people to have ever lived. Not only was she an iconic face of beauty and fashion for her time but she was so much more. She might be known for her acting in movies such as My Fair Lady, Breakfast At Tiffany’s, Roman Holiday and more, but she was more than an actress, she was a humanitarian.
Hepburn was a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, an organization that meant a lot to her following her traumatic experiences during World War II. She dedicated her life to helping impoverished children and she is remembered to this day for her humanitarianism.
Hepburn is one of only 12 who have won the coveted EGOT (Emmy, GRAMMY, Oscar, Tony) awards. She was taken from this world too soon as the result of a rare form of abdominal cancer belonging to the group pseudomyxoma peritonei. On the anniversary of her birth, we celebrate her, all that she was and aspire to be more and more like her.
QUOTES BY AUDREY HEPBURN:
Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.
The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.
People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.
The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
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.
How shall I sum up my life? I think I’ve been particularly lucky.
PHOTOS: REMEMBERING AUDREY HEPBURN