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A Short Biography of Actress And Philanthropist Audrey Hepburn
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18 May 2010

A Short Biography of Actress And Philanthropist Audrey HepburnIconic actress and philanthropist Audrey Hepburn was born on May 4, 1929 in Brussels, Belgium. To this day, Audrey remains one of Hollywood’s most loved stars, and she’s sometimes credited as the first legitimate non-blonde movie star in cinema history. She was well known for her beauty and grace on the screen, but she also became loved for her generosity off screen.

As a young girl, Audrey moved to England when her father’s job as an insurance agent meant the family needed to relocate. Due to the growing tensions in the world because of Hitler and the Nazis, Hepburn’s parents divorced in 1935. Her father was a Nazi sympathizer and all but wrecked the family with his ideology.

Although she was only 6 years old at the time, Audrey carried this traumatic experience with her for the rest of her life. She was forced to move again when the Nazi’s threatened invasion in 1939. She relocated to the Netherlands with her mother. Unfortunately, the Netherlands fell to Nazi occupation in 1940, so the family made the best of their surroundings and didn’t flee.

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