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Audrey Hepburn

Date de naissance: 4. mai 1929
Date de décès: 20. janvier 1993
Autres noms: Audrey Hepburnová, Одри Хепберн

Audrey Hepburn [ˈɔːdɹi ˈhɛpˌbɜːn] — nom de scène d'Audrey Ruston — est une actrice britannique, née le 4 mai 1929 à Ixelles et morte le 20 janvier 1993 à Tolochenaz .

Alors qu'elle se destinait initialement à la danse, avant de rejoindre le théâtre à la fin des années 1940, le succès de la pièce Gigi à Broadway lui ouvre les portes du cinéma. En 1954, à seulement 24 ans, on lui décerne l'Oscar de la meilleure actrice pour Vacances romaines.

À quatre autres reprises, elle est nommée aux Oscars, notamment pour Diamants sur canapé . Parmi ses autres grands succès il faut citer Sabrina et Ariane de Billy Wilder, la comédie musicale culte My Fair Lady de George Cukor et Guerre et Paix d'après le roman de Léon Tolstoï.

Après 1967, elle met fin à sa carrière d’actrice pour se consacrer à l'aide humanitaire à l'enfance. Elle multiplie les voyages en Afrique et en Amérique latine pour l'UNICEF, dont elle devient ambassadrice en 1988.

Audrey Hepburn est considérée comme l'une des plus grandes actrices hollywoodiennes des années 1950 et 1960. Aux antipodes des pulpeuses vedettes de cinéma de l'époque, elle incarne un nouveau glamour, plus raffiné : silhouette gracile, visage fin, yeux de biche, sourire malicieux. En 1999, l'American Film Institute lui décerne le titre de troisième plus grande actrice de films américains de tous les temps, derrière Katharine Hepburn — avec laquelle elle n'a aucun lien de parenté — et Bette Davis. Wikipedia

„Anyone who doesn't believe in miracles is not a realist.“

—  Audrey Hepburn

David Ben Gurion, as quoted in Psychosocial Care of the Dying Patient (1978) by Charles A. Garfield
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„Living is like tearing through a museum.“

—  Audrey Hepburn

As quoted in Audrey Hepburn : A Bio-bibliography (1994) by David Hofstede
Contexte: Living is like tearing through a museum. Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw, thinking about it, looking it up in a book, and remembering — because you can't take it all in at once.

„I am more than ever awed and overwhelmed by the monumental talents it was my great, great privilege to work for and with.“

—  Audrey Hepburn

Statement accepting the Screen Actors Guild Achievement Award, read by Julia Roberts, because of Audrey's failing health. (January 1993)
Contexte: I am more than ever awed and overwhelmed by the monumental talents it was my great, great privilege to work for and with. There is therefore no way I can thank you for this beautiful award without thanking all of them, because it is they who helped and honed, triggered and taught, pushed and pulled, dressed and photographed — and with endless patience and kindness and gentleness, guided and nurtured a totally unknown, insecure, inexperienced, skinny broad into a marketable commodity. I am proud to have been in a business that gives pleasure, creates beauty, and awakens our conscience, arouses compassion, and perhaps most importantly, gives millions a respite from our so violent world. Thank you, Screen Actors Guild and friends, for this huge honor — and for giving me this unique opportunity to express my deepest gratitude and love to all of those who have given me a career that has brought me nothing but happiness.

„I always love it when people write me and say "I was having a rotten time, and I walked into a cinema and saw one of your movies, and it made such a difference."“

—  Audrey Hepburn

How to be Lovely‎ (2005)
Contexte: People associate me with a time when movies were pleasant, when women wore pretty dresses in films and you heard beautiful music. I always love it when people write me and say "I was having a rotten time, and I walked into a cinema and saw one of your movies, and it made such a difference."

„I have a long-lasting gratitude and trust for what UNICEF does.“

—  Audrey Hepburn

As quoted at UNICEF.org http://www.unicef.org/people/people_audrey_hepburn.html
Contexte: I can testify to what UNICEF means to children, because I was among those who received food and medical relief right after World War II, I have a long-lasting gratitude and trust for what UNICEF does.

„I am proud to have been in a business that gives pleasure, creates beauty, and awakens our conscience, arouses compassion, and perhaps most importantly, gives millions a respite from our so violent world.“

—  Audrey Hepburn

Statement accepting the Screen Actors Guild Achievement Award, read by Julia Roberts, because of Audrey's failing health. (January 1993)
Contexte: I am more than ever awed and overwhelmed by the monumental talents it was my great, great privilege to work for and with. There is therefore no way I can thank you for this beautiful award without thanking all of them, because it is they who helped and honed, triggered and taught, pushed and pulled, dressed and photographed — and with endless patience and kindness and gentleness, guided and nurtured a totally unknown, insecure, inexperienced, skinny broad into a marketable commodity. I am proud to have been in a business that gives pleasure, creates beauty, and awakens our conscience, arouses compassion, and perhaps most importantly, gives millions a respite from our so violent world. Thank you, Screen Actors Guild and friends, for this huge honor — and for giving me this unique opportunity to express my deepest gratitude and love to all of those who have given me a career that has brought me nothing but happiness.

„Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding you're exactly the same.“

—  Audrey Hepburn

As quoted in Audrey Hepburn : A Life in Pictures (2007) by Yann-Brice Dherbier and Pierre-Henri Verlhac

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