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The World - People & Culture - Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn (Belgium. 1929-1993)

Audrey Hepburn, 2002

Listen to and read external link a biography on Audrey Hepburn and do some exercises!

Check out our webpage for the Movie Breakfast at Tiffany's and our webpage for her performing Moonriver in an awesome scene of the film!

The UNICEF Years external link "I can testify to what UNICEF means to children, because I was among those who received food and medical relief right after World War II," said actress Audrey Hepburn on her appointment as a Goodwill Ambassador in 1989. Photoessay external link

"There is a science of war, but how strange that there isn't a science of peace. There are colleges of war, why can't we study peace?" -Audrey

"Somebody said to me the other day, 'You know, it's really senseless, what you're doing. There's always been suffering, there will always be suffering, and you're just prolonging the suffering of these children [by rescuing them].' My answer is, 'Okay, then, let's start with your grandchild. Don't buy antibiotics if it gets pneumonia. Don't take it to the hospital of it has an accident. It's against life-against humanity-to think that way." -Audrey

"During the war I had bronchitis and [my mother] said, 'Oh, I wish I could get you some orange juice… I wish I could get some milk… I wish I could get you eggs.' And I thought, very nice, she wants to spoil me a bit. But today I see what it must have been like to go to bed at night not knowing how you are going to feed your children the next day." -Audrey

"Speaking is something that is terribly important. And having to be responsible. You can't just get up and say, "Oh, I'm happy to be here, and I love children. No, that's not enough. It's not even enough to know there has been a flood in Bangladesh and seven thousand people lost their lives. Why the flood? What is their history? Why are they one of the poorest countries of today? How are they going to survive? Are they getting enough help? What are the statistics? What are their problems?" -Audrey