1. Actors
  2. Photo: Sofia LorenSophia Loren, Shikolone real name, was born September 20, 1934, in Clinic of Queen Margaret. Mother Sophia — Romilda Wilanow, comes from the fishing village of Pozzuoli, arrived in Rome, where he was to meet with Ricardo Shikolone. When Romilda pregnant,…
  3. Photo: Katharine HepburnIn the city of Hartford, in the summer May 12, 1907 into a wealthy family, was born Katherine Hepber. His father, Thomas Norvel Hepburn, was a wonderful doctor and his mother, Katharine Houghton in March, the daughter of a wealthy owner…
  1. Actors
  2. Photo: Sofia LorenSophia Loren, Shikolone real name, was born September 20, 1934, in Clinic of Queen Margaret. Mother Sophia — Romilda Wilanow, comes from the fishing village of Pozzuoli, arrived in Rome, where he was to meet with Ricardo Shikolone. When Romilda pregnant,…
  3. Photo: Katharine HepburnIn the city of Hartford, in the summer May 12, 1907 into a wealthy family, was born Katherine Hepber. His father, Thomas Norvel Hepburn, was a wonderful doctor and his mother, Katharine Houghton in March, the daughter of a wealthy owner…
  4. Photo: Louis de FunesHis full name - Carlos Luis de Funes de Galarza, the famous French actor, born 31 July 1914 in the aristocratic family of Leonora and jeweler Carlos, who came from a Spanish nobleman. Since childhood, Louis had the mobility and a…
  5. Photo: Brigitte BardotBrigitte Bardot was born on September 28, 1934 into a wealthy family of a retired military man. The whole family lived Borda, near Paris, in a suburb of Neuilly. Bridget's parents, like real Parisian bourgeoisie, gave his daughter a good education,…
  6. Photo: Liza MinnelliLiza Minnelli was born on March 12, 1946 in Los Angeles, her parents, Vincent Minnelli and Judy Garland worked directors of musicals and musical comedies, so Liza's musical talent developed from childhood. Liza's childhood was quite happy: her parents spoiled and…
  7. Photo: Ingrid BergmanSwedish actress. Filmed in the movies: "Intermezzo," "Casablanca," "For whom the bell tolls", "Gas Light" (Oscar), "Stromboli", "Anastasia" (Oscar ), "Murder in the Orient Express" (Oscar), etc. Among the theatrical roles: Joan of Arc, Gedda Gabler, Anna Christie and othersIngrid Bergman…
  8. Photo: ANTHONY HOPKINSEnglish actor. Acted in films: "The Lion in Winter," "Hamlet," "Elephant Man", "Charing Cross Road, 84", "Silence of the Lambs," "Kingdom of Shadows," "Nixon", " , Amistad, " Remains of the Day, " Hannibal ", etc. Philip Anthony Hopkins was born…
  9. Photo: Burt LancasterAmerican actor. Appeared in films: "From now and for ever", "tattooed rose," "Sweet smell of success", "Elmer Gentri, the Nuremberg process," "Amateur birds from Alkatrasa", "Leopard," " ; Train "," Professionals "," Family Portrait in the interior, " Twentieth Century ","…
  10. Photo: Marlon BrandoAmerican actor. Acted in films: A Streetcar Named Desire, " Viva Zapata! "," Savage, " In Port "(Oscar)," Pursuit, " Candy, " Queimado, " The Godfather "(Oscar)," Last Tango in Paris "," Superman, " Apocalypse Now "," Don Juan de Marco…
  11. Photo: Marcello MastroianniItalian actor. Appeared in the movies: "White Nights", "Sweet Life", "8 1 / 2", "Divorce in Italian", "City of Women," "Ginger and Fred," "Interview" "black eyes", etc. He was awarded the Prize for Creativity, Felix (1988).Marcello Mastroianni was born September 28,…
  12. Photo: Paul NewmanAmerican actor, director, producer. Appeared in films: fruity bird of youth "," Buch Cassidy and Sandens KID "," trickster "," scam "," white "," Verdict, " The smell of money (premium " ; Oscar), "Mr. and Mrs. Bridge" and other director′s…

Audrey Hepburn

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Audrey Hepburn, British actress, born in Brussels, where she was born May 4, 1929 in a family of Dutch Baroness Ella van Heemstra and the English banker John Victor Hepburn-Ruston, received the name of Edda Kathleen van Heemstra Hepburn. She had two older half-brothers, sons of the mother's first marriage.

After another family scandal in 1935, his father left the family and went to England, little Ed stayed with his mother in Brussels. In nine years, Ed was studying in a private school, where showed good skills, especially her checkered dance lessons.

Since the beginning of the war, before the occupation of the Nazis with his brothers Ed and his mother moved to live in the family estate at Arnhem in Holland.

Five years of occupation were the most terrible period in the life of Audrey Hepburn, thinking she would say:

After the war, I was grateful to have survived, and realized that the most important thing in life - human relations. They are much more important than wealth, food, luxury, career, the most important thing in the world.

Family estate was confiscated and the family moved to a small farmhouse on the outskirts of Arnhem. Ed and his family was starving and ate old bread and lettuce, which were grown in the garden. In one winter supplies had to eat tulip bulbs. Later, Audrey Hepburn was the thinness of the consequences of impaired metabolism due to constant hunger.

During the occupation of the mother Edda was a member of the anti-Nazi underground and her daughter often participated as a messenger.

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Podkonets occupation during the raid police arrested Edda, but the guards did not espied a fragile girl and Ed ran away. Hiding from his pursuers in the basement, she had it for almost a month, fed found rotten apples and bread, which was purchased before the police raid. One night, when the night began bombing, Edda snuck home. After this confinement in a damp basement Ed became ill with jaundice, and eventually found her asthma.

When the war ended the family moved to Amsterdam Edda, where they settled in a basement apartment. To feed the family's mother Edda, Baroness Ella van Heemstra, was hired as a housekeeper in a wealthy family.

Showing the success in the dance Ed went to ballet school Olga Tarasova. At this time, she first appeared in a cameo role in the nineteen years she was admitted to the famous Rambert Ballet School in London. After moving to England, Ed was presented as Audrey Hepburn, considering it a name more sonorous. To pay for tuition Audrey Hepburn worked as a secretary, she taught French and was involved in the advertising model for clothes and cosmetics.

When Audrey Hepburn was offered a place at the same time the ballet company and a place in the corps de ballet of the Broadway musical "buttoned boots on," she chose a job in a musical. Audrey sdela that choice knowing that her tall for ballet (168 cm) and it is always in the background of the ballet company.

For Audrey's debut in the musical "buttoned boots on" was a success, it was noticed by producer Lando and he asked Audrey to participate further in his other musicals.

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Since then, Audrey began to take acting lessons from renowned Aylmer.

Hepburn began performing in various small roles and audition for a role in the movie. In 1951, Audrey Hepburn co-starred in a small role telemyuzikla "The Kid from Monte Carlo." A few minutes of the game screen Audrey attracted Colette, which together with the film company "Associated British Pictures' film conceived his Broadway play" Gigi. " Colette insisted that Audrey immediate contact with the film company has entered into, as it turned into seven years. The main role in the musical film became the first major work of Audrey in a major film company.

Success was always accompanied by Audrey premiere of "Gigi" in 1951, as well as on the big stage debut was with Audrey Hepburn at the theater, "Fulton" in New York. After the performance, critics have noted Broadway talent and freshness of the young actress.

At the same time, William Wyler offered her a role in the film "Roman Holiday", but the studio insisted that Audrey changed the name because, as was the famous Katharine Hepburn. Audrey refused categorically, even though it is approved for the role of princess.

In the summer of 1952 began shooting the film "Roman Holiday", the role of the princess did not cause difficulties for Audrey, she was required by its liveliness and naturalness. The picture was a success, as some believe - is the merit of Audrey and her pure-play with children's joie de vivre.

Billy Uayder, after the success of the film "Roman holiday", again offered the role of Audrey in the comedy "Sabrina," where she played the daughter of the driver.

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The director recalled: "When Audrey came to shooting, immediately cease all use bad language. You feel that inadvertently miss a word through a mental filter. Although everyone knew that Audrey is not a hypocrite. She had some rare, unique charm, it permeates every part and radiates from the screen. "

In London she met Mel Ferrorom, who was so enamored of Audrey that fell in love with her and for her a few months later wrote the play "Ondine." The premiere was held in February 1954, the performance was evaluated by the public standing ovation. Especially behind the scenes of Marlene Dietrich came to congratulate the success of Audrey. The next day, critics have written about the supernatural grace of an actress.

In March 1954 the ceremony of "Oscar", to the surprise of Audrey, she was given the award for Best Actress, she played in the movie "Roman Holiday." A few months later Audrey Hepburn won the most prestigious theater prize "Tony" for his work in Broadway productions.

After all the prizes in the summer of 1954 Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer had gone to Switzerland, where they were married. The beginning of their married life was not distressed successful pregnancy Audrey.

To get out of covering the depression Audrey agreed to the role of Natasha in "War and Peace" (1955) directed by Vidor, where her husband, Mel Ferrer got the role of Prince Andrei Bolkonsky.

With the start of filming Audrey loved the Russian classics, she felt a delicacy and lyricism scenes.

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Many are still at the mention of Natasha immediately associate the fragile Audrey Hepburn in a white dress at the ball.

Then there was a musical adaptation of 1927 "Fun muzzle", where the partner was a famous dancer Audrey, Fred Astaire. In the movie they danced and sang themselves, but for this film adaptation of the Parisian fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy sewed special costumes. In other matters in the everyday life of Audrey Hepburn and Hubert have dressed, and talking about it, she recalled: "I'm depending on Givenchy in the same extent that Americans depend on their psychiatrists'

The next big film for the motion picture Audrey was "Love of the day", but to achieve success of the film "Sabrina" could not, despite the fact that the partner was a legend - Gary Cooper.

Role in the film "The History of a nun" (1959), directed by F. Zinnemann for Audrey Hepburn was difficult because of the high drama of the plot, where she had become a babysitter with constant fatigue and pain. The role was a complete contradiction to all previous roles for Audrey, where she played herself, a young and sonorous. For such a transformation of criticism, the British Academy of Film and jury in San Sebastian was awarded the title of Audrey Hepburn, best actress of the year. With this award Audrey became the highest paid actress of world cinema.

During the filming of westerns, "Do not forgiven" (1960), which were very difficult, Hepburn refused his understudy to ride on horseback.

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One day semychnyh Audrey did not keep the horse fell to the ground, receiving severe contusions of back and rib fractures. Directed by John Huston was furious that not insisted on a stand. As a matter of urgency had to change the script to Audrey was able to play the final scene in the medical corset.

In 1960, Audrey gave birth to a son, Sean. The baby did not stop Hepburn film career, for the following year, in 1961 she sang the role of another, then in 1962 was the role of a psychological film "The Children's Hour" in 1963 - the comedy "Paris in the Rain" and "Charade."

Nearly all of 1964 has lived in his Swiss home, devoting herself to family and child. Interrupt her holiday could only participate in the musical "My Fair Lady" on "Pygmalion," Shaw of Bern. Audrey began taking singing lessons and London accent. Within two months of preparation and the subsequent four months of filming of "My Fair Lady" passed easily.

After the premiere of the musical "My Fair Lady" was the best decade in the U.S., as a huge global success. The musical won six "Oscars", but no Audrey did not get.

Further Filmography Audrey was at least known, in 1966, starred in "How to Steal a Million" in 1967, just two films: "Two on the road" and the thriller "Wait for darkness." And once again been nominated for "Oscar", but the rewards were given to its namesake Catherine.

In autumn 1967 married Audrey and Mel broke up, they no longer live together, and a year later officially divorced.

Divorce is a big influence on the career Audrey stopped inviting her to appear in films for ten years, Audrey is not starred in the movies.

In 39 years, Audrey married Andrea Dotti, an Italian duke's son, the doctor-psihoanalitih, which was almost ten years younger than her. Not the typical age difference does not bother Audrey, she was in love with him and felt that love reciprocated.

 
  1. People and biographies — Actors
  2. Photo: Sofia LorenSophia Loren, Shikolone real name, was born September 20, 1934, in Clinic of Queen Margaret. Mother Sophia — Romilda Wilanow, comes from the fishing village of Pozzuoli, arrived in Rome, where he was to meet with Ricardo Shikolone. When Romilda pregnant,…
  3. Photo: Katharine HepburnIn the city of Hartford, in the summer May 12, 1907 into a wealthy family, was born Katherine Hepber. His father, Thomas Norvel Hepburn, was a wonderful doctor and his mother, Katharine Houghton in March, the daughter of a wealthy owner…
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