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From the instant she seemed at the American silver reveal as a runaway princess in Roman Holiday, Audrey Hepburn used to be cherished through critics and audiences alike. From her youth activism within the Dutch resistance move in the course of international struggle II, to her wide movie occupation, her charity paintings for UNICEF, and her roles as a spouse, mom, and style icon, Audrey Hepburn's position in American cultural historical past is dropped at lifestyles for a brand new new release of readers. that includes illustrations, a timeline of occasions, a specific bibliography, and an appendix of Hepburn's movie, level, and television appearances, this quantity will attract scholars of yankee stories, American heritage, movie, and renowned culture.

A sleek and diminutive presence onscreen, Hepburn breathed lifestyles into probably the most iconic movie roles in Hollywood background. to review her lifestyles is to check American model and tradition, particularly vintage movies of the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Her tale additionally illuminates the event of daily humans dwelling in Europe in the course of global battle II, and the probabilities of modern day activism as exemplified in her paintings for UNICEF within the 80s and early 90s. From her adolescence activism within the Dutch resistance move in the course of international battle II, to her vast movie occupation, her charity paintings for UNICEF.

With interesting aptitude, this attractive biography explores the existence and paintings of 1 of the main liked actresses ever to grace the level and monitor. Readers will discover the German profession of her place of origin in the course of global warfare II and her anti-Nazi resistance actions, her early degree roles and her discovery through French novelist Colette, who solid her within the level construction of Gigi, her prestige as model icon, and a behind-the-scenes look at the casting and filming of a few of her such a lot recognized movies, together with Breakfast at Tiffany's, Sabrina, and My reasonable Lady.

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