Born May 4th, 1929, Audrey Hepburn left an indelible mark on acting and Hollywood. She became a massively well-known celebrity for her role in over 28 movies. More significantly, she became a beauty and fashion icon thanks to her stunning looks and her role in certain films.
If you were paying attention to Google on May 4th, you may have noticed the custom Google doodle they created to honor Hepburn’s birth. She accomplished a great deal in her acting career and in her personal life.
One of the best known films she starred in was Breakfast at Tiffany’s. For this and other roles, she was eventually ranked as the third best female screen presence in all of American cinema by the American Film Institute. She won numerous other awards and some consider her beauty to be unmatched in all of time.
In her personal life, she committed herself to humanitarian work. In the late 1980s, Hepburn was a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF. She did work in Ethiopia, Turkey, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Sudan, Vietnam, and other countries. She focused on the plight of children around the world and even won awards for her humanitarian efforts.
While many know her from the roles in her movies, Hepburn spoke on a number of issues from humanitarian work to beauty. Here are some of her best quotes:
On relationships: “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.”
On happiness and beauty: “I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls.”
On laughter: “I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person.”
On gaining beauty: “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.”
On self-help: “Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it’s at the end of your arm.”
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