By Martin Gitlin
From the instant she seemed at the American silver reveal as a runaway princess in Roman Holiday, Audrey Hepburn used to be loved via critics and audiences alike. From her formative years activism within the Dutch resistance move in the course of global warfare II, to her broad movie profession, her charity paintings for UNICEF, and her roles as a spouse, mom, and model icon, Audrey Hepburn's position in American cultural historical past is delivered to lifestyles for a brand new new release of readers. that includes illustrations, a timeline of occasions, a specific bibliography, and an appendix of Hepburn's movie, degree, and television appearances, this quantity will attract scholars of yank reports, American historical past, movie, and renowned culture.
A sleek and diminutive presence onscreen, Hepburn breathed existence into one of the most iconic movie roles in Hollywood heritage. to review her existence is to review American type and tradition, specifically vintage motion pictures of the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Her tale additionally illuminates the adventure of daily humans dwelling in Europe in the course of international warfare II, and the chances of modern day activism as exemplified in her paintings for UNICEF within the 80s and early 90s. From her formative years activism within the Dutch resistance circulate in the course of international warfare II, to her wide movie occupation, her charity paintings for UNICEF.
With enjoyable aptitude, this attractive biography explores the lifestyles and paintings of 1 of the main liked actresses ever to grace the level and display. Readers will discover the German career of her homeland in the course of international warfare II and her anti-Nazi resistance actions, her early level roles and her discovery via French novelist Colette, who forged her within the level creation of Gigi, her prestige as style icon, and a behind-the-scenes check out the casting and filming of a few of her so much famous movies, together with Breakfast at Tiffany's, Sabrina, and My reasonable Lady.
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