My favourite actress. Her films are poignant, funny, serious and entertaining.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s is an amazing film and it’s heart reveals a young woman trying to find her way in life. Maybe it should be a text book for schools. As an aside Henri Mancini who wrote the music for the film wrote Moon River for Audrey’s voice.
Not only was Audrey Hepburn stunningly beautiful, she was also very talented. She was the first actress to win a Golden Globe, an Academy Award and a BAFTA for a single performance. She was also a trained ballet dancer, and could speak numerous languages including English, French, German, Dutch, Italian and Spanish. In her later life she devoted her time to working with UNICEF. Audrey lived her life to the full, taking each day as it comes and went out of her way to help others. These are all lessons that we should try and incorporate into our own lives on a daily basis.
I discovered some of her quotes:
“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”
“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!”
“Pick the day. Enjoy it – to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come… The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present – and I don’t want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future.”
“I decided, very early on, just to accept life unconditionally; I never expected it to do anything special for me, yet I seemed to accomplish far more than I had ever hoped. Most of the time it just happened to me without my ever seeking it.”
“I’ve been lucky. Opportunities don’t often come along. So, when they do, you have to grab them.”
“I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.”
“I never think of myself as an icon. What is in other people’s minds is not in my mind. I just do my thing.”
“The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.”
“I was asked to act when I couldn’t act. I was asked to sing ‘Funny Face’ when I couldn’t sing, and dance with Fred Astaire when I couldn’t dance – and do all kinds of things I wasn’t prepared for. Then I tried like mad to cope with it.”