A beautiful woman: Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn was a beautiful and talented actress born on May 4, 1929, in Belgium. Her family was well to do, and they were members of the aristocracy. From an early age, she studied ballet. Although she had no theatrical experience at all, she displayed an impressive acting ability. Later, and seemingly overnight, she became a screen star and caused a sensation worldwide.
However, there is a dark side to her story. Her father was a Nazi sympathizer during the 1930s. The Nazis, of course, were led by Adolf Hitler, who was guilty of enormous crimes against humanity. At the same time her parents’ relationship was crumbling and Hepburn’s father left the family when she was only six. She described this experience as the most painful thing to her; she said she felt deeply wounded.
In 1951, Hepburn made her film debut in One Wild Oat, and she actively played a variety of roles in many other films for about 40 years. Hepburn won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Roman Holiday in 1953.
While performing with Mel Ferrer in the film version of War and Peace, she fell in love with him. In September 1954, she married him, but they later divorced. After that, she married Andrew Dotti. She wanted to quit her job and live as an ordinary woman, but her husband did not want for her to be normal like everyone else because she was so beautiful. Finally, they got divorced. Then she met her real soul mate, Robert Wardoes, who became her life companion, although they never married.
Later in her life, Hepburn became a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF and helped children in need. To this day, lots of people admire and respect her because of her relief activities and warm heart!
Before Audrey Hepburn died, she gave her son a wonderful lesson, as told in a poem by Sam Levenson, reproduced below. She considered this advice to be a property above money. Audrey Hepburn will always be remembered for her humanity as well as her talent.
Time Tested Beauty Tips
For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge you'll never walk alone...
People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed and redeemed and redeemed.
Never throw out anybody.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm.
As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands.
One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
– by Sam Levenson
Reporter : Hye-yun Eo (English Language and Literature)