Audrey Hepburn Style: A Tribute on Her Birthday

{By Ellery Sadler}

It’s Audrey Hepburn’s birthday today! Most of us know about Audrey Hepburn for her famous sense of style. [Did you know her real name was Audrey Katherine Ruston?]

And not only was she incredibly beautiful and talented, she was a trained ballerina, loved to draw, could speak several languages [including Italian, German, English, Dutch, French and Spanish], and secretly danced to collect money for the Dutch resistance during WWII. As a young girl during WWII, Audrey faced many hardships, including the abrupt loss of her Nazi-sympathizing father after his unfaithfulness to her mother was discovered and severe malnutrition. [Audrey later located him and supported him financially until his death.] But she is most famous for her fashion, her style, her irresistible glamour.

The most iconic of stylish women, Audrey Hepburn’s legacy of beauty lives on.

Here is a look at the life and style of Audrey Hepburn.


Her sense of style began to show itself even at a young age, with her short hair and simple outfits.

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Her first starring role was in Roman Holiday with famous actor, Gregory Peck. This film skyrocketed her popularity, and she became a star of Hollywood’s Golden Age.

But Golden Age or not, she believed in pink.

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Audrey also realized the elegance of simplicity.

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And she definitely knew the importance of being glamorous.

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But Audrey Hepburn’s perspective on true beauty went beyond a fabulous pair of sunglasses or a fancy dress.

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And, of course, the mark of a truly stylish person is if they go grocery shopping with their pet fawn.

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She was a wonderful mother and all around awesome person.

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As she grew older, Audrey Hepburn devoted herself to humanitarian efforts. President George H. W. Bush presented her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in recognition of her work with the UNICEF.  Age did not diminish her beauty or her style.

As she says, “The beauty of a woman grows with passing years.” 

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So Happy Birthday Audrey Hepburn!!

[And  everyone absolutely must watch Breakfast at Tiffany’s.]

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