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 via critics and audiences alike. From her early life activism within the Dutch resistance circulate in the course of international conflict II, to her large movie profession, her charity paintings for UNICEF, and her roles as a spouse, mom, and style icon, Audrey Hepburn's position in American cultural heritage 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, degree, and television appearances, this quantity will attract scholars of yankee reviews, American background, movie, and renowned culture.
A sleek and diminutive presence onscreen, Hepburn breathed lifestyles into the most iconic movie roles in Hollywood background. to check her existence is to check American model and tradition, in particular vintage movies of the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Her tale additionally illuminates the adventure of daily humans residing in Europe in the course of international struggle II, and the chances of modern day activism as exemplified in her paintings for UNICEF within the 80s and early 90s. From her youth activism within the Dutch resistance stream in the course of global warfare II, to her vast movie occupation, her charity paintings for UNICEF.
With unique aptitude, this attractive biography explores the existence and paintings of 1 of the main cherished actresses ever to grace the level and display. Readers will discover the German career of her homeland in the course of global conflict II and her anti-Nazi resistance actions, her early degree roles and her discovery by means of French novelist Colette, who forged her within the degree construction of Gigi, her prestige as style icon, and a behind-the-scenes inspect the casting and filming of a few of her so much recognized motion pictures, together with Breakfast at Tiffany's, Sabrina, and My reasonable Lady.
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Audrey Hepburn: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies) by Martin Gitlin