Monday, Apr. 02, 2012

Audrey Hepburn

If there isn't a photo of Hepburn under the dictionary definition of gamine, there should be. The waifish actress charmed the audiences of movies like Roman Holiday, Sabrina and Breakfast at Tiffany's with her subtle portrayals of women in transformation, but it was her lithe frame and sprite-like carriage that earned her the devotion of couturiers like Hubert de Givenchy, who designed clothing she wore onscreen and off. Born in Brussels, she studied ballet in Amsterdam and never lost the lines of a dancer even as she grew older and moved from acting to a second career doing humanitarian work for UNICEF, proving that her beauty was far from skin deep.