Audrey Hepburn: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies) by Martin Gitlin

By Martin Gitlin

From the instant she seemed at the American silver display as a runaway princess in Roman Holiday, Audrey Hepburn was once liked via critics and audiences alike. From her early life activism within the Dutch resistance circulate in the course of international conflict II, to her wide movie profession, her charity paintings for UNICEF, and her roles as a spouse, mom, and model icon, Audrey Hepburn's position in American cultural heritage is dropped at existence for a brand new iteration of readers. that includes illustrations, a timeline of occasions, a particular bibliography, and an appendix of Hepburn's movie, level, and television appearances, this quantity will entice scholars of yank experiences, American background, movie, and well known culture.

A swish and diminutive presence onscreen, Hepburn breathed existence into one of the most iconic movie roles in Hollywood background. to check her lifestyles is to review American type and tradition, specially vintage movies of the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Her tale additionally illuminates the adventure of daily humans residing in Europe in the course of international battle II, and the chances of modern day activism as exemplified in her paintings for UNICEF within the 80s and early 90s. From her youth activism within the Dutch resistance stream in the course of global struggle II, to her broad movie occupation, her charity paintings for UNICEF.

With interesting aptitude, this attractive biography explores the lifestyles and paintings of 1 of the main liked actresses ever to grace the degree and monitor. Readers will discover the German profession of her place of origin in the course of global conflict II and her anti-Nazi resistance actions, her early level roles and her discovery through French novelist Colette, who forged her within the level construction of Gigi, her prestige as style icon, and a behind-the-scenes investigate the casting and filming of a few of her so much famous motion pictures, together with Breakfast at Tiffany's, Sabrina, and My reasonable Lady.

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