Eliza Doolittle, Holly Golightly, Sabrina Fairchild-these character names immediately bring to mind the elfin charms of one of the most beautiful actresses stage and screen have ever seen: Audrey Hepburn, whose talent and work for UNICEF showed that she had more than beauty to offer.
Nearly two decades after her final film appearance, film star, style icon, and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn continues to captivate the world with her beauty, grace, image, and activism. She was one of the most successful and popular actress in the world, and shared the screen with the greatest leading men in Hollywood, from Gregory Peck to Cary Grant. Her beauty charmed audiences, conveying a delicate strength in all her best roles. She remains a symbol of fashion, and the "Audrey" look-hairstyles, gowns, suits-is as popular today as during her life.
She was also one of the first activist stars as the public face of UNICEF for over twenty years. Yet her life was not a complete fairy tale. She endured early life in Nazi-occupied Netherlands, and saw many children her own age shipped off to concentration camps. She suffered miscarriages and failed marriages, yet throughout maintained her grace and dignity as a public figure. This book explores her amazing life, with a special focus on her iconic films and fashion styles. Through discussions of her film and charity work, reminiscences from friends and collaborators, and photographs of her various looks over the years, this book reveals the woman and the icon.