Audrey Hepburn

Author: Martin Gitlin

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313359458

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 123

View: 6857


Chronicles the personal and professional life of the actress, from her life during WWII to her film career and charity work.

Audrey Hepburn, An Elegant Spirit

Author: Sean Hepburn Ferrer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780671024796

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 3610


The son of the celebrated actress recounts the life of his mother, her most noted performances, and her work as a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF, along with events in his own life.

Growing Up With Audrey Hepburn

Author: Rachel Moseley

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719063114

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 262

View: 7672


Growing up with Audrey Hepburn is the first full-length academic study of one of the most loved stars of Hollywood cinema. A study of both Hepburn's star persona and films, it is also an audience study, using interviews to explore accounts given by British women who have admired her in the 1950s and 1960s, and, more recently, in the 1990s.

Audrey Hepburn

Author: Barry Paris

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101127783

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

View: 6460


The most ambitious and personal account ever written about Hollywood's most gracious star-Audrey Hepburn by Barry Paris is a "moving portrayal" (The New York Times Book Review) that truly captures the woman who captured our hearts... With the insights of family and friends who never before spoke to a Hepburn biographer-and never-before-published photographs-Paris has created an in-depth portrait of the actress, from her childhood in Nazi-occupied Europe, through her legendary career, and into her UN ambassadorship.

Audrey Hepburn

Author: Robyn Karney

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1628728531

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 6828


“A sumptuous book which will delight idolaters of high fashion and movie stardom.” —Times Literary Supplement Audrey Hepburn is a sumptuous celebration of Hepburn as a beloved fashion icon and actress. Karney tells the story of Hepburn’s life, from her childhood in Nazi-occupied Holland, through her early aspirations to become a ballet dancer, the instant and universal acclaim of her onscreen debut and her years as one of Hollywood’s most sought-after stars, to her later life working among the poorest children of the Third World. Karney’s book gives fans a rare view into the life of a beloved star. Hepburn’s acting career began after a series of minor revue and film roles in London. Hepburn was spotted by the writer Colette, who immediately cast her in the central role of a Broadway adaptation of her story, Gigi. Soon afterwards, Hepburn was offered a role alongside Gregory Peck in Roman Holiday, for which she collected an Oscar for Best Actress. The book highlights all her success that followed: she won the Tony Award for Best Actress for Ondine, captivated audiences as Natasha in War and Peace, and was highly praised for her brilliance in a serious role in The Nun’s Story. Hepburn’s style was perfection, and her clothes—many of them designed by Givenchy, who dressed her for Funny Face in 1957—placed her on the world’s Best-Dressed Women list for several consecutive years. Her personality and sensuous yet untouchable beauty made her irresistible to the public. On Hepburn’s death, Liz Taylor said, “God has a most beautiful new angel now that will know just what to do in heaven.” Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Audrey Hepburn

Author: Michael Heatley

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 076035880X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 9913


Through discussions of her films, charity work, reminiscences from friends, and photographs of her looks over the years Audrey Hepburn reveals the woman and the icon. Nearly two decades after her final film appearance, film star, style icon, and humanitarian, Audrey Hepburn continues to captivate the world with her beauty, grace, image, and activism. One of the most successful and popular actress in the world, some of the greatest leading men in Hollywood shared the screen with Audrey. She was also one of the first activist stars as the public face of UNICEF for over twenty years. Yet her life was not a complete fairy tale. She endured early life in Nazi-occupied Netherlands, and saw many children her own age shipped off to concentration camps. She suffered miscarriages and failed marriages, yet throughout maintained her grace and dignityas a public figure. Audrey Hepburn explores her amazing life, with a special focus on her iconic films and fashion styles.

Audrey Hepburn

Author: Ian Woodward

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448132932

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 6761


In this first major study of the captivating life of Audrey Hepburn, Ian Woodward uncovers the truly sensational story of one of Hollywood's most enduring legends. Ranked number 50 in Empire Magazine's 'Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time', her appeal as a screen icon is set to last for years to come. From her roles in such legendary films as Breakfast at Tiffany's and her Oscar-winning performance in Roman Holiday, to her lovers and the pain of losing a child, this revealing biography is essential reading for Hepburn and film fans alike.

Audrey Hepburn

Author: Jessica Bailey

Publisher: Character-19

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

View: 4629


At a time when Hollywood was devoted to its screen sirens with their luscious curves and pouting lips, Audrey Hepburn was just that little bit different. Her contemporaries such as Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor were much more robust in their appearance and oozed sex appeal both on set and off. Hepburn, by 1950s’ standards, was far too lanky and skinny and perhaps appeared a bit too fragile. However, she brought a sophistication that was quite unlike anything that had gone before. Tall and slim with large feet, Hepburn brought a refreshing beauty to the world of stardom and glamour. Her style was simple yet elegant and is still as much revered in the fashion of the 21st Century as it was in her heyday. This book celebrates the story of a young girl who quickly rose to fame with her impressive film career and beautiful grace. Her personal life, humanitarian work and her impact on fashion today as a true style icon is also explored for this revered Hollywood legend.

Fan Phenomena: Audrey Hepburn

Author: Jacqui Miller

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1783202068

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 111

View: 6137


What gives Audrey Hepburn such staying power? A talented actress, an icon of fashion, a loving mother, and an active humanitarian, Hepburn remains one of the world's most beloved women even two decades after her death. Ranked as the third greatest screen star of all time by the American Film Institute, she possessed grace and beauty that still enchant us today. The winner of the 1953 Academy Award for her role as Princess Ann in Roman Holiday, she received further Academy Award nominations for Sabrina, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and Wait Until Dark. Her timeless, iconic style, both on and off screen, has long been admired, and she is seen by many as the epitome of grace, class, and elegance. This book focuses on the transformative nature of Hepburn's star persona, exploring her journey from ingenue to UNICEF ambassador, & her continuing influence on female culture and fashion.

100 Reasons to Love Audrey Hepburn

Author: Joanna Benecke

Publisher: Plexus Publishing

ISBN: 0859658686

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 6566


Fashion goddess; UNICEF heroine; Givenchy's twinkly-eyed muse: there'll never be anyone quite like Audrey Hepburn. But there's more to the effortlessly classy Hollywood starlet than meets the eye. Did you know, for instance, that Audrey kept a pet fawn named Pippin? That she was a gifted linguist, fluent in five different languages? That she inherited her poise from a Dutch baroness mother? That there's a breed of snowy tulip named after her? Or perhaps that Henry Mancini wrote 'Moon River' especially for her? Filled with fascinating facts and stunning photos, 100 Reasons to Love Audrey Hepburn reveals the woman behind the little black dress.