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The wonderfuly talented actress Audrey Hepburn was actually born Edda van Heemstra Hepburn-Ruston in Brussels Belgium on May 4 1929 Her father Joseph Anthony Hepburn-Ruston was and English banker Her mother Ella Hepburn-Ruston was a Dutch baroness Edda better known as Audrey grew up in England but moved to the Netherlands after her parents separated While in the Netherlands Audrey appeared in her first film Nederland in Lessen Dutch at the Double in 1938 Because of the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands in 1940 Audrey was unable to leave the country until 1948 when she returned to London to study ballet at Arnhem Conservatory She continued her ballet studies until a famous author cast her in the broadway production of Gigi which earned her wonderful critical acclaim From then on Audrey began making movie after movie slowly gaining recognition in the movie industry From 1938 all the way to 1989 Audrey Hepburn made a total of thirty-one movies Her most remembered films were Roman Holiday Sabrina Breakfast at Tiffanys War and Peace and of course My Fair Lady In 1954 Audrey married actor Mel Ferrer and together they had a son Sean in 1960 before divorcing in 1968 In 1969 she married psychiatrist Andrea Dotti also having a son Luca in 1970 Hepburn and Dotti were also divorced and later she finally settled and married Dutch actor Robert Wolders Sadly in 1992 Audrey was diagnosed with colon cancer She battled briefly with the cancer until January 20 1993 when she finally died in her home in Tolochenaz Switzerland Her death was mourned internationally as the loss of one of the favorite film actresses of all time an icon to style elegance dignity and charity
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