A lot of people know Audrey Hepburn from some of the best movies in the 20th Century. What some people don’t know is how amazing she actually was, as a person.
Here are 5 Reasons why Audrey Hepburn was Amazing:
UNICEF: After WWII, Audrey Hepburn received food and medical relief from UNICEF. Later in her life, she became a UNICEF Ambassador. Audrey went to Ethiopia, Turkey, Venezuela, Ecuador, and many other countries. She took part in many projects and programmes. Audrey received the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her work.
Dutch Resistance: Audrey apparently danced for the resistance. Any money she earnt from recitals was donated to the resistance. Like many other Dutch children, she acted as a courier by delivering papers from/to resistance groups.
Education: Audrey Hepburn believed education would provide children with the ability to protect themselves from poverty and exploitation. She also said that education would “give them the knowledge, skills, and confidence to reach their full potential”.
Denied society’s ideas of beauty: Audrey Hepburn was very different to other beauties of the time. She was not voluptuous, she was not like Marilyn Monroe (Breakfast at Tiffany’s was originally written for Marilyn Monroe). Audrey had a very different look. One which was quite different to society’s views of beauty at the time. She knew what worked well for her, and said that you can be feminine in many different ways. Audrey Hepburn was Givenchy’s muse!
Not only was Audrey Hepburn a beautiful person on the outside, she was beautiful on the inside too (such a cliche thing to say, but it is true).
Audrey has always been someone I look up to, simply because she seemed like a kind and caring person. She went through poverty and war early on in her life, and I don’t think many people actually know that!
To finish off, I will leave you with one of my favourite Audrey quotes:
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.