Screen Legend…Style Icon… Humanitarian…
Screen legend Audrey Hepburn gained her international fame in 1953 with Roman Holiday, and received an Oscar Award for Best Actress, a rare accomplishment for a newcomer. She went on to play opposite many famous leading men, including Fred Astaire (Funny Face), Cary Grant (Paris When It Sizzles), and George Peppard (Breakfast at Tiffany’s).
Style icon Together with Hubert de Givenchy (Sabrina) and Cecil Beaton (My Fair Lady), Audrey created some unforgettable fashion moments in history. No one can forget the moment when Eliza Doolittle descends the stairs to surprise everyone with her poise and elegance; or when Sabrina meets her lover on the tennis court in a dazzling de Givenchy creation.
Humanitarian Hepburn never forgot how she grew up in the war-torn Netherlands during World War II and ended up a malnourished child receiving aid from UNICEF in 1946. These memories created her resolve to use her fame and fortune to travel to some of the poorest countries in the world, and unselfishly raised millions of dollars for her cause and UNICEF.
René Silvin will present Audrey’s charming life and will include personal stories about the times her met her. A multi-dimensional woman, who died much too young. After two divorces and several miscarriages, she found happiness with life-partner Robert Wolders. Her two sons, Sean Ferrer and Luca Dotti, were, in her own words “my two best creations.”