Audrey Hepburn

To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow -Audrey Hepburn.

Often there are many people who confuse the charismatic characters from the legendary films with the way of behaving of the real actors in their real life. In the case of Audrey Hepburn, the reality and the contrast of how we imagined her seem quite different.

Its elegant, sophisticated image, full of charm with a touch of naivety, opposed to the visions of Hollywood stars with their spectacular and sophisticated dresses, creating a personal and unique style and revealing a feminine feeling that she led with its natural delicacy and simplicity, which marked a stage in world cinema.

“She believed that a woman should find a look that works for her and use fashion and its seasonal changes to accessorize it, rather than to be a slave to fashion, re-creating one’s look over and over again.” Sean Ferrer (son of Audrey)


Her innocence and energy captivated the world. Her grace and elegance were inimitable, and her timeless style (which placed her in the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame) continues to inspire art, music and fashion.

His filmography is full of unforgettable movie titles like  Roman Holidays, Breakfast at Tiffany´s or My fair Lady. From a Dutch mother and a British father, she learned to speak English, Dutch, French, Italian and Spanish fluently. Audrey began studying ballet at the age of five, later she moved to London, where she studied theater. In one of his brilliant performances, she was discovered by a talent scout of the Paramount. She acted in small roles until she was selected to represent Gigi on Broadway.

She was hired to embody the stylish Princess Anna on Roman Vacation. The inexperienced actress impressed everyone with her sincerity and distinguished talent.

When she received the award she had won with this movie, she was so nervous that instead of kissing the president of the Academy, who had given her the prize, she kissed her on the mouth.

Her strong charisma and fashion taste will always be iconic

However, Audrey, who differed from the other actresses precisely because of her discretion, always tried to keep her life as far away as possible from the cameras. That is why she found her place where to take refuge in a charming house in a small Swiss town, next to the Alps and the Leman Lake. It had an extraordinary back garden full of rose bushes where we can appreciate his taste for simple life and his discretion.

“I had to choose, at one point in my life, between stop making movies or stop seeing my children. It was a very easy decision to make because I missed them so much. I left to stay at home with my children. I was very happy”

The people of the town where she lived in Switzerland who remembers her with great affection tell that when there were paparazzi in the area the neighbors would let her know, or they would make her leave through back doors. Perhaps, that was one of the reasons that made her live thirty years there, away from fame but in harmony with people and nature.

Her son says that he spent a lot of time without knowing that his mother was such a famous actress because she worried more about being a good mother, that it was the true dream she had a lifetime.

She lived for a season in Rome where it was normal to see her walking quietly with her dog "Famous", on the street with her eldest son Sean, or with her husband Mel Ferrer taking the train to Switzerland to spend a few days retreat at home.

Her loveliness came from the inside out. In addition to her role as an actress, she was a woman who turned to humanitarian causes in her last years of life as a UNICEF ambassador. Traveling the world, Hepburn tried to raise awareness about children in need. After making more than 50 trips to visit UNICEF projects on different continents, she won a Special Academy Award for his humanitarian work in 1993

UNICEF Ambassador

The actress knew how to combine very well her growing fame, her family life, the humanitarian causes that worried her and to have time to do what she really loved.

It is a clear example that with organization and desire you can reach everything.

The actress knew how to combine very well her growing fame, her family life, the humanitarian causes that worried her and to have time to do what she really loved.

It is a clear example where we can see that with organization and desire you can reach everything.



October 10, 2019 — Gema Ferrero

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