Lifestyle: The Audrey Hepburn You Didn't Know; Dedicated To Compassion, Giving Back and Helping Others


 "People, even more than things,
have to be restored, renewed, revived,
recalimed and redeemed. 
Never throw out anyone."
~Audrey Hepburn

We all know and loved Audrey Hepburn, 
for her graceful beauty, her fabulous
fashion sensibilities and her delicious roles.



you may enjoy to take a look at the fashionable
side of Audrey in 'Fashion and Style Guru's 

 

 Say 'Audrey Hepburn' and images of her
as Eliza Dolittle (My Fair Lady), 
Jo Stockton (Funny Face),
Holly Golightly, (Breakfast At Tiffany's)
or her favorite role as a princess (Roman Holiday)
most likely pop into your head.

"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."
~Audrey Hepburn

But did you know that she was also a great Ambassador 
for giving back and creating positive change?  
Did you realize her 5 year role in the last years of her life
was the one she thought of as the most important she ever had? 

 "The best thing in life to hold onto is each other."
~Audrey Hepburn

Audrey became the International Representative for UNICEF,
approaching them with the sole purpose of helping
to better the lives of those who were suffering.
This was the way Audrey filled the last years of her life - 

leaving a legacy of caring, giving back and of creating hope.
Audrey considered her work as a UNICEF International
Goodwill Ambassador the greatest role of her life. 



It thought perhaps it might be good to be reminded
of her outlook on life and share a bit of her her caring spirit.

 "As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands;
one for helping yourself, and another for helping others."
~Audrey Hepburn

Read more about the humanitarian work 
she did throughout the world, here, 


 and the woman behind the stardom - 
the 'real' Audrey Hepburn - here.

Enjoy the day, think of others
and 
...live beautifully!

stephanie-



2 comments

  1. What a wonderful woman. I knew about her movies (I have seen quite a few of them) and her ambassadorship for UNICEF.

    I also recalled her being the subject of a "The Rest of the Story" spot on the old Paul Harvey radio show. It dealt with her being a member of the Dutch resistance during WW2.

    I can't find this story online for you, but here is something I did find from:

    http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2013/04/wwii-files-audrey-hepburn-and-the-dutch-resistance/

    "Hepburn was still a young teenager when she began to help the Dutch resistance. An accomplished ballerina by age 14, she started out helping the resistance by dancing. How was this helpful? She danced in secret productions to raise money for the resistance. As she famously said, 'The best audience I ever had made not a single sound at the end of my performances.' Hepburn also occasionally ran messages for the resistance. Had she been discovered doing either of these things, a swift execution would have followed."

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    1. All very true, MikeB, and most people only know her for being a pretty actress. She was an incredibly strong woman, had as much heart as talent and beauty. Thanks so much for your thoughtful comment!

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