Happy birthday to the epitome of class and style, Audrey Hepburn. Throughout her career she received numerous awards and honours. She won and was nominated for awards for her work in motion pictures, television, spoken-word recording, on stage and humanitarian work. She has been nominated for five Academy Awards and was awarded the 1954 Oscar for Best Actress for her performance in Roman Holiday and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 1993, posthumously, for her humanitarian work. Hepburn also won three Golden Globe Awards including the Cecil B. Demille Award in 1990 and was nominated for another seven. She also won the 1954 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play in Ondine and received a the Special Tony Award in 1968.
Posthumously, Hepburn also received a number of awards and honours including an Emmy Award for her television series Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn while her contributions to a spoken-word recording titled Audrey Hepburn’s Enchanted Tales earned her a Grammy Award. Hepburn stands as one of the few entertainers who have won Academy, Emmy, Grammy and Tony Awards. Who knew?
Along with her recognized body of work, especially her take on the character of Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, she has also remained a consistent style icon to generations of young women aiming to encompass her dainty dancing figure and pixie features with simple and demure clothing, making the statement of yes, I am beautiful and sexy, but I’ll leave a little to the imagination. She never gave too much away, ever. Pure class.
Few actresses will be able to accomplish what she did in her life time and no one will ever be able to replicate her presence. Wear all the black clothing and pearl necklaces you want, or stand outside Tiffany’s and eat a croissant, you and I must accept the truth that she is beyond our reach. She is untouchable. Timeless.
“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”