British, 1929-1993

Audrey Hepburn, original name Audrey Kathleen Ruston, (born May 4, 1929, Brussels, Belgium—died January 20, 1993, Tolochenaz, Switzerland), Belgian-born British actress known for her radiant beauty and style, her ability to project an air of sophistication tempered by a charming innocence, and her tireless efforts to aid children in need.

Audrey Hepburn was a British actress and humanitarian. Recognized as a film and fashion icon, she was ranked by the American Film Institute as the third-greatest female screen legend in Golden Age Hollywood, and was inducted into the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame.

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There’s no old Hollywood glamour without mentioning Audrey Hepburn. The Belgian-born actress epitomized everything that is ‘je ne sais quoi’ With dozens of films credited to her talent — Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961), Sabrina (1954), Charade (1963) and Funny Face (1957) being few of the most notable contribution from the actress.

Hepburn wasn’t just an actress, she channeled her charismatic screen presence off the big screen in the most elegant way. Her timeless beauty and stylish personality has earned her the fashion icon status. Who could forget she was the pioneer of Little Black Dress. And in honor of the icon’s 87th birthday(May 4), we are taking a look back at the grace, elegance and charm that still radiates from the thought of Audrey Hepburn in these iconic photos of the actress.

One of the most beloved actresses of the 20th century, nobody embodied elegance and class quite like Audrey Hepburn. As the muse for French designer Hubert de Givenchy, Hepburn wore many of his designs in both her personal and professional life, including the iconic little black dress from the film Breakfast At Tiffany’s. Renowned for her simple style and classic looks such as sailor stripes and ballet flats, Hepburn remains a fashion icon today, 25 years after her death.

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