She Spoke 5 Languages! Fun Facts About Audrey Hepburn on her Birthday
The beautiful and irreplaceable Audrey Hepburn (born Audrey Kathleen Ruston) was born on May 4, 1929. If she were still alive today, she would be 94 years old. But unfortunately, she passed away in 1993 in her sleep after a battle with cancer. She was just 63. Hepburn is perhaps one of the most recognized actresses of all time and one of the most fashionable. We all know that she starred in films such as Sabrina (1954), Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961), and Funny Face (1957) but we bet you don’t know some of these fun facts about her.
She spoke five languages
Not only was she an incredible actress but a world traveler and seemingly very smart lady. She spoke English as well as Spanish, French, Dutch, and Italian fluently.
She won an EGOT
Only a handful of people in the entire world are a member of the EGOT club. She won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and a Tony during her career which gave her the coveted title of an EGOT winner.
She was an introvert
We tend to think of famous people as loving attention and fame but it turns out that Hepburn loved her time alone. She once said, “I have to be alone very often. I’d be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That’s how I refuel.”
She had a pet deer
While working on the 1959 film Green Mansions, the animal trainer suggested that she take home the baby deer named Pippin so it would learn to follow her on set. She fell in love with it and it became her family pet and often accompanied her to the supermarket of all places.
She wore a size 10 shoe
Hepburn had such a small frame, it is easy to imagine that she had very small feet. However, she actually wore a size 10 and often purchased shoes that were a bit bigger than she needed to avoid her feet looking squeezed in.
She was a UNICEF ambassador
As the years went on, she stopped acting so much to devote more time to her family and good causes. She narrated radio programs for UNICEF and was eventually appointed a Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF. Hepburn traveled around the world and wanted to help as many people, especially children, as she could.
Happy birthday, Audrey!