Screen Legend…Style Icon… Humanitarian…
Screen legend Audrey Hepburn took Hollywood by storm in 1953 with Roman Holiday, and received a Best-Actress Oscar Award, a feat not often accomplished by a newcomer. From then on, she played opposite famous leading men, like Fred Astaire (Funny Face), Cary Grant (Paris When It Sizzles), and George Peppard (Breakfast at Tiffany’s).
Style icon Audrey Hepburn, together with Hubert de Givenchy (Sabrina) and Cecil Beaton (My Fair Lady), created some iconic fashion moments in history. No one can forget how Eliza Doolittle descends the stairs to surprise everyone with her poise and elegance. Or when Sabrina meets her lover on the tennis court in the most fabulous dress.
Humanitarian Audrey Hepburn was greatly influenced during her youth in the war in The Netherlands. She barely survived the “Hunger Winter” of 1944-’45 resulting in a malnourished child whose life was saved by UNICEF’s food assistance. These memories strengthened her resolve when she used her fame and fortune to travel to some of the poorest countries in the world. She unselfishly raised millions of dollars for her cause and UNICEF.
René Silvin will present the multi-faceted Audrey and will include personal stories about his encounters with her. A complex woman, who died much too young, and tried to find love in her own life through two divorces, and several miscarriages. But her two sons were, in her own words, the two best creations she ever made.