She lived a glamorous life on set as “Holly Golightly” in Breakfast At Tiffany’s, as an escaped princess in Roman Holiday, and as the illiterate “Eliza Doolittle” in My Fair Lady. Audrey Hepburn. Ah, it’s so nice to say, almost like a breath of fresh air after a mid-afternoon rain. Though I’m only mentioning a few of Hepburn’s roles in the Hollywood studio (and maybe it’s a biased selection, can’t help that those are my favorite!) she spent her life spreading her love and talent not only in the film industry but worldwide!
Epitome: e·pit·o·me: A representative or perfect example of a class or type.
Audrey embodied what it meant to be lovely, successful, sophisticated, and caring. She is my idol for many reasons including her dedication to do what she loved, her love for helping others (specifically children in 3rd world countries via UNICEF), and the way she carried herself publicly and privately. I admire her for her extreme talent and courage in an industry which is very competitive, even in the 1940s-1960s! Her beauty put the other women to shame and that is exactly what producers are agents were looking for: beauty, talent, and that small essence of innocence that she unknowingly carried with her.
I hope to someday inspire others like Audrey seemed to do so effortlessly. I may not inspire them with beauty or star in Hollywood films… but I can inspire nonetheless. Audrey didn’t care about material things, she cared about delivering a good performance that made the world want more, and she cared about helping others.
She dedicated a large portion of her life to being personally involved with UNICEF and helping underprivileged children in 3rd world countries. She was by no means a selfish woman and she continued to spread her love wherever she went. She lived a full life and went to be with God on January 20, 1993 after a long battle with cancer. She is a woman who will undoubtedly be admired for years and years to come, and she will forever remain in my heart and be my idol.
- My Top 5 Reasons to Admire (& love!) Audrey Hepburn (nylovesmetoo.com)
- Beauty Tips from Audrey Hepburn (theblondephenomenon.wordpress.com)
- Audrey Hepburn – Sophie (middleton2012.wordpress.com)