That face, that elegance. Aubrey Hepburn added class to the world of cinema back in Hollywood’s Golden Age. Not only was she a wonderful actress, but she was also a humanitarian, too. There was so much more to her than people saw and it’s because of this that we put together a list of lesser known facts – tidbits of information – on the classy lady herself, Mrs. Hepburn, who lived from 1929 to 1993. She was 63 when she died of cancer. But her life was full and one to be remembered.
Here’s to the woman who famously said, “Paris is always a good idea.”
Her Real Name Was…
Audrey Hepburn isn’t her real name. But that’s not so surprising, considering stars change their names for Hollywood all the time. Audrey’s real name was Audrey Kathleen Ruston, and she was born on May 4, 1929.
In 1940, she started to go by Edda van Heemstra, because it was at the time of WWII and having an English sounding name was dangerous. Eventually, she changed her name to Audrey Hepburn, and that was the name we all came to know.