Breakfast at Tiffany’s: The Story of America’s Sweetheart, Audrey Hepburn

Honored by UNICEF

Audrey is like some other stars that use their celebrity for the purpose of the greater good. Above and beyond her extremely successful acting career, Audrey had also made a name for herself as a humanitarian and someone who really wanted to make a difference. She was honored by UNICEF, receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom in December 1992.


Audrey Hepburn officially launches the 15th Anniversary UNICEF greeting card campaign in Madrid Spain. August 15, 1964. Photo By Everett Collection/Shutterstock

It was given to her because of all the work she did on their behalf. But she was too ill at the time to accept the medal in person. Hepburn once said, “The ‘Third World’ is a term I don’t like very much because we’re all one world. I want people to know that the largest part of humanity is suffering.”

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