By Martin Gitlin
From the instant she seemed at the American silver monitor as a runaway princess in Roman Holiday, Audrey Hepburn used to be cherished by means of critics and audiences alike. From her adolescence activism within the Dutch resistance move in the course of international battle II, to her broad movie occupation, her charity paintings for UNICEF, and her roles as a spouse, mom, and model icon, Audrey Hepburn's position in American cultural background is delivered to lifestyles 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 yankee reports, American historical past, movie, and renowned culture.
A sleek and diminutive presence onscreen, Hepburn breathed existence into essentially the most iconic movie roles in Hollywood background. to review her existence is to check American style and tradition, in particular vintage motion pictures of the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Her tale additionally illuminates the adventure of daily humans residing in Europe in the course of global struggle II, and the chances of modern day activism as exemplified in her paintings for UNICEF within the 80s and early 90s. From her adolescence activism within the Dutch resistance move in the course of international battle II, to her broad movie occupation, her charity paintings for UNICEF.
With enjoyable aptitude, this attractive biography explores the lifestyles and paintings of 1 of the main loved actresses ever to grace the level and monitor. Readers will discover the German profession of her place of origin in the course of international struggle II and her anti-Nazi resistance actions, her early degree roles and her discovery via French novelist Colette, who solid her within the level construction of Gigi, her prestige as style icon, and a behind-the-scenes check out the casting and filming of a few of her such a lot famous movies, together with Breakfast at Tiffany's, Sabrina, and My reasonable Lady.
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Audrey Hepburn: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies) by Martin Gitlin