Audrey Hepburn is one of the world's most admired fashion icons. The British actress was born Audrey Kathleen Ruston and was an active performer during Hollywood's "Golden Age."
May 4th would have been Audrey's 87th birthday, had cancer not taken her life in 1993. Born in Belgium to a Dutch Baroness mother and British father, Audrey started taking ballet lessons at the young age of five. Throughout her youth, she traveled with her mother continuing to train and becoming quite experienced by 1944. A trying time in Europe, she secretly danced in front of audiences to raise money for the Dutch resistance.
While studying ballet with Marie Rambert in London, Audrey discovered that her future in ballet was limited due to her height and petite figure caused by the war. It was at that point she decided to pursue acting.
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