Famous Immigrant of the Week

Today we shine the spotlight on actress and philanthropist Audrey Hepburn. audrey-hepburn From biography.com:

[Audrey Kathleen van Heemstra Ruston] was born on May 4, 1929, in Brussels, Belgium. A talented performer, Audrey Hepburn was known for her beauty, elegance, and grace. Often imitated, she remains one of Hollywood's greatest style icons. A native of Brussels, Hepburn spent part of her youth in England at a boarding school there. During much of World War II, she studied at the Arnhem Conservatory in The Netherlands. After the Nazis invaded the country, Hepburn and her mother struggled to survive. She reportedly helped the resistance movement by delivering messages, according to an article in The New York Times.

Audrey came to the US in the early 1950s and went on to a successful Broadway and Hollywood career, starring in such classics as My Fair Lady, Gigi, Sabrina and Breakfast at Tiffany's.

Here's one of my favorite movie scenes of all time, the embassy ball from My Fair Lady:

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