Audrey Hepburn: Hard Success

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Audrey Hepburn: Hard Success Seven million Jewish men, women, children and infants killed. Not only were the Jews persecuted for their beliefs, but, abundant amounts of additional individuals were killed along with the others. Hepburn struggled with starvation and malnutrition during the long years of World War II. Living during what is considered one of the most devastating moments in history was not easy for Hepburn to cope with. Through all of the difficulties that she had to face, she still was concerned about her surroundings. Audrey Hepburn was a powerful figure who benefitted society by presenting what class looked like in women, by proving women had more important than being a stay at home mom or a housewife, and …show more content…
Starting as a young woman who had just lived through a war, Hepburn had many challenges to face. She was starting as an unknown in the acting industry (Sonneborn). Audrey did not believe she had enough talent to become a popular star or to be the lead in any major productions or movies that could make her famous. However, Hepburn was persuaded to take a big role and she did a great job in her performance. She lacked confidence in her abilities, but with her success, she was able to gradually gain confidence with each experience. Her fans observed, “For her first major film performance, the 24-year-old Hepburn won an academy award for best actress. Three days later, she took home a Tony Award as well for the Broadway show online (1954)” (Sonneborn). Audrey Hepburn was not as confident as she portrayed in all of her performances. She did not believe in herself, but she still emanated out on top winning two awards in the short time of one week. Hepburn was a beautiful but fragile actress, “Thin, longed legged, with exquisite fragility, Hepburn possessed a pixyish charm that was tempered by unmistakable class” (Siegel and Siegel). Audrey Hepburn looked and fit the part for her countless movie and production roles. She blended in with all of the Hollywood stars who had grown up in the spotlight. Her mother had class and was a Dutch baroness which she lost due to Nazis invasion in Holland. Audrey grew up with a perspective of the wealthier side of things which is why she fit in so well in Hollywood. Audrey Hepburn was the definition of class, while giving hope filled children an image to

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